Friday, July 26, 2013
Happy 3rd Gotcha Day Anniversary to Freya & Heimdall, and a Panther Update!
It was three years ago today that we came home for the first time! Mommy had seen my brother's picture online in a Facebook game called "Save a Cat", which helps shelter kitties. She showed the picture to Daddy, and he looked for any littermates that were still at the shelter. I was the only other one from our litter of four. Just the two of us left, because our brothers had already found homes and our mama cat was an owned pet.
I look and act like Lydia, who owned Daddy, and my brother Heimdall looks and acts like Skylar, who owned Mommy. We both fell into the appropriate roles so easily, it was like we'd always lived here! Of course, we also have our own personalities, but the similarities are striking. It's obvious to anyone who knew Skylar and Lydia that they sent us to our family!
It's been three years since I adopted Mommy! Well, and my sister adopted Daddy, and they adopted us! When they went to Salem Friends of Felines, the place we were, they found us in a room full of kittens. We were 3 1/2 months at the time, and the oldest two in the kitten room. My sister had the role of substitute mama cat to the younger ones, and I was the main play friend. My sister didn't want to interact with our purrents when they tried to play with her, but I did. However, once we were in the carrier on the way to our home, I curled up in the back of the carrier while my sister cried and put her paws through the door of it, wanting reassurance.
When we were finally home and the carrier was put down on the floor in the living room, out we came with heads held high, tails held high, ears forward, and eyes bright. We were on an adventure, and we knew it! From that moment on, this has been home. We're looking forward to many more years with our family!
Now, an update on Panther. We still don't know where his home is, because no one responded to his collar tag or the ad Mommy put on Craigslist asking if anyone knew where he belonged. Our purrents took him to the vet to have him tested, and he's negative for any diseases. That's a great thing! He also got all his shots, since we don't know if he had any before. When they all came back from the vet, we got to meet him nose-to-nose! I, of course, went right into the carrier to investigate it and him, because it was our carrier that we came home in. He touched noses with me, then pushed by me to get out of the carrier. I let him, then went in the carrier the rest of the way. I don't really fit in it anymore, so my tail was out. Mommy said that's exactly what Uncle Carbon did when Freya and I came home! Panther wanted out soon after he met everyone, so Daddy let him back outside. But now we can let him in when he wants in, and we can start trying to find him a home!