Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Gotcha Day! Wow, has it really been 3 years???

I guess it has really been three years since that day!  I was sooo small, only about 4-5 weeks old.  My brother and I were running across the street in the Portland neighborhood, having fun playing chase, when Mommy Erin saw us first.  She told Mommy Karen, and they both told Daddy that they were going to go out to try and catch us.  Daddy shook his head, but my mommies were adamant that we needed to be caught and brought inside.  Maybe not kept for forever, but at least brought in because we were too small to be out there alone without our momma cat.  Then maybe fostered and adopted out, or maybe kept for forever.

Mommy Erin and Mommy Karen were both in their pajamas, but they didn't mind climbing over the fence and walking around some tires and car parts to neighbor Dale's backyard, where we had run.  My brother took off running when he saw them, but I was a bit smaller so I didn't run that fast.  I also was very scared, having two humans coming after me!  I hid inside a tire that was on its side, and I fit very snugly in the covered part of it.  My mommies had to look closely to see me, but I was staring at them, watching their every move.  They picked me out of there, and Mommy Erin cuddled me while Mommy Karen took the picture above.  Then they brought me inside the green house.

Mommy Karen got a can of tuna and put it inside the big crate, then put that out and watched it.  My brother ran over to chow down on the yummy food, mainly lick it because we were so small, and Mommy Karen closed the door on the crate.  She brought him inside.  His first picture is below, clinging to Mommy Karen.
We lived in the plastic crate for a few weeks, with supervised running-around time, and were bottle-fed by both our mommies.  Then, after we were on solid food, my brother Knut was adopted out to a friend of Mommy Karen's.  Mommy Erin was going to keep me, but then she moved and had a newborn human baby to care for, so I stayed with Mommy Karen and Daddy.
My brother Knut with his doggie brother Toby.
This picture was taken last year, and Toby has since passed.
Mommy and Daddy get regular updates on how Knut is doing.
Besides his doggie brother, he has a kitty sister named Nermal who looks like Tabby!
I love hanging out on the dining room chairs!
It's so comfy, and the perfect vantage point to watch the others zoom around the house!
My younger half-sister Little Bit is watching the kittens.

15 comments:

Kea said...

Happy Gotcha Day! What a wonderful rescue story, with the purrfect happy ending. We wish you many, many more years in your forever home!

Furkidsmom said...

Happy Gotcha Day! Thanks for sharing your Gotcha story!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Rori! Aren't you glad you got gotted?? Have a great day!

The Creek Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day to you!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Happy Gotcha Day!!! YEAH!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Happy Gotcha Day Rori! Yoo were a lucky gal to get cawt like dat.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Rori. So glad you and your brother were rescued and each ended up in a good home.

Sweet Praline said...

Happy Gotcha Day. I'm so glad both of you were able to find great forever homes.

ZOOLATRY said...

Happy Happy Gotcha Gotcha! A day to remember fur-sure.

Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Gotcha Day to you.

Sparkle said...

Wow, Rori, that was quite a story - you were literally gotcha'd! And it's a good thing you were!

The Lee County Clowder said...

Happy gotcha Day, Rori. We hope you got lots of treats and cuddles. You found a good place to get gotted.

cats of wildcat woods said...

Happy Gotcha Day - we are glad your mommies caught you both and brought you inside!

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Awwwwwww!!!!! That was a totally great Gotcha Day story!! We are so glad you got a wonderful forever home!! And have a wonderful day!!
Your TX furiends,

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Gotcha Day! We are glad your mommies caught you that day!