Wednesday, July 15, 2009

It's our Gotcha Day!



Four years ago today, Mommy and Daddy were on their way to Long Beach when Mommy saw a sign at the feed store in Clatskanie, Oregon. "Free Kittens". All the way down to the beach, Daddy kept on saying, "I want a puddy. We've got to stop on the way back to get a puddy. Don't let me forget."

So, on the way back, they stopped. Clatskanie is Daddy's hometown, too, even though he lives in Portland now. The feed store was closing, but Daddy saw a cage with two little kittens in it. Mommy saw a rabbit in a cage, and knew it was meant to be because she'd seen the rabbit in a dream. Of course, the rabbit didn't come home with us, but it was included in the dream when Mommy saw us coming home.

The lady at the feed store got us out of the outside cage, and Daddy held Carbon while Mommy held Tabby. Carbon immediately climbed up to Daddy's shoulder and perched there, while Tabby snuggled into Mommy's arms. Then they switched us around, and we snuggled in. The lady got a big cardboard box with holes punched in the top, and we were put in it.

It was sooo hot that day, and Carbon got sick in the box from heatstroke with his black fur and being outside. Mommy cleaned it up. Tabby wanted to climb all over the truck and sit on Daddy's shoulder while he was driving, so Mommy had to corral her in the passenger's side of the truck to look out the window most of the way home.

When we got home, the box was set in the middle of the living room and we were allowed to explore. Carbon immediately found Daddy's smelly work boots and dove headfirst inside, taking a little snooze. Tabby saw Mommy sit down on the couch and wanted to sit with her, but Mommy was eating a bowl of birthday cake. Tabby walked over on her unsteady legs, got up there, and dove headfirst into the cake bowl!

Later on, after we played and explored a lot, we went into the bedroom while Daddy and Mommy were watching a movie. All of a sudden, they realized it was much too quite in a house that had just gotten kittens, so they went looking for us. No kittens in the kitchen. No kittens in the living room, or in the bathroom, or the office room. No kittens on or under the bed. Daddy thought of the dresser, so they looked there. Sure enough, Tabby was in the top drawer sleeping, and Carbon was in the next drawer sleeping. We woke up when our drawers were pulled open, yawned, and looked at our parents like, "Well, what did you expect? Now can we go back to sleep?"

Tabby was 4 weeks old, and Carbon was 5 weeks old.

Happy 4th Gotcha Day to us!!!

13 comments:

Sharyn said...

That's cute, my cats sleep in my underwear drawer.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Yes, a very happy Gotcha Day to you both! What a beginning with your new family.

Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Gotcha day to both of you.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Happy Gotcha Day! I have a ham for everyone. Let's get down and celebrate!!!

The Creek Cats said...

Happy Happy Happy Gotcha Day to you both!!! We are so glad you were gotcha'd!

CCL Wendy said...

Happy Gotcha Day to Carbon and Tabby! Boy, you sure were tiny little ones when your mommy and daddy gotcha'd you! I'm so happy you're living a wonderful, carefree life with everything you could want or need. Have a great day!

Baby Patches said...

Happy Gotcha Day! I just luvs dat story of your first day in your new furever home!

Purrrrrrrrs

Pee Sss - gots your link on my blog now!

catsynth said...

Happy Gotcha Day! What a wonderful story. It seems like it was meant to be.

Sorry to hear that Carbon had a hard time on the trip to his new home - we have a soft spot for black cats.

Forever Foster said...

Happy Gotcha Day!:)

Daisy said...

Thanks for sharing your Gotcha Day story! It must have been scairty when Carbon got sick.

Happy Gotcha Day to you! I hope you have an extra-special day.

Katie and Da Katz said...

Happy Gotcha Day!! So young to have a big adventure! Carbon musta worried your noo Mom n Dad when him gotted sick...

In my furst adventure wif Mom, I crawled under da chest of drawers and climbed up the back of them drawers! Mom found me in one of dem...

Did dey make you snooz sumwherz else??

luv,
Katie Too

PDX pride said...

We got picked up out of the drawers and snuggled with our new purrents! :)

DaisyMae Maus said...

Happy Gotcha Day! Mom has fond memories of Clatskanie and Astoria. Her aunt and uncle used to own a "mountain" there that they rented out to a paper company ... She was in Salem for the Fourth of July. Has it cooled down yet?
DMM