Friday, July 26, 2013

Happy 3rd Gotcha Day Anniversary to Freya & Heimdall, and a Panther Update!

Freya writes:

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!

Heimdall writes:

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!

11 comments:

The Paw Relations said...

Happy 3rd Gotcha day Freya and Heimdall

Fisher and Staff said...

Happy 3rd Gotcha Day, you two! This is such a beautiful story and really backs up my belief that cat lover's always find the cats they are "supposed" to have! Many purrs to you all.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy 3rd Gotcha Day to you both.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy 3rd Gotcha Day to you both! And best of luck finding Panther a wonderful home!

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Happy Gotcha Day to Freya & Heimdall !!!!

We hope your Panther finds a home soon.

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day to Freya and Heimdall!!

And we hope Panther finds a furever home soon. :)

Colehaus Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day! Here's to many, many more! Purrs...

Sparkle said...

Happy gotcha day to you, Freya and Heimdall! I hope Panther finds a home soon - he sounds like a cool kitty!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Freya & Heimdall. You seem to have adopted the perfect family for you two.

Glad Panther is healthy and you've met.

meowmeowmans said...

Happy third gotcha day, Freya and Heimdall! We agree that Skylar and Lydia must have sent you to your family. :)

We are glad that Panther checked out okay, and that he is so cool. We have our paws crossed that he'll find a home of his own really soon.

Flynn said...

Happy Gotcha Day Freya & Heimdall.