Saturday, September 6, 2014

Happy Gotcha Day Anniversary to Rori!

Rori writes:

Mommy says she may give me some nummies like I'm eating in this picture today, because it's my Gotcha Day Anniversary!  Cool!  The last time I got some wet-food nummies was when Grandma gave us some of her TOONA.  Mommy and Daddy don't eat that stuff, but they promised to give me some of a can of wet cat food.  That's just fine with me!  Yummy!

In case you missed it, the big family news was on our bloggie yesterday, about Grandma.  I'm still not used to not having her around, but things are getting better around here.  Grandpa came by last night and I actually let him see me!  Not only let him, but wanted him to follow me down the hall and into the room where my cave is!  I didn't want him to pet me, but I did want him to see where my cave is.  My purrents were so happy!  That's a big step for me, because I'm actually the shyest one of the clowder, even though I'm the Big Kitty of the House (read:  alpha cat).

It's now 7 years since I first met my forever family!  Did you know that that's how old Mama Lydia was when I first met her?  Mama Lydia was Uncle Skylar's sister, and she was Big Kitty before me.  She taught me everything about being Big Kitty in the year that I knew her.  She even let me snuggle with her!  I can't believe I'm as old as she was then!  Of course, she was sick at that point and I'm relatively healthy, so that makes a lot of difference.  The only major health problems I have are my weight and the cataract taking over my left eyeball.  Those don't stop me when I really want to do something, though, even climbing up the ladder to the bunk bed to snuggle with Mommy while she naps like I did last week, playing with my little sister Little Bit, or keeping tabs on the household.  I just keep on keeping on!

My brother was gotcha'd to be a foster kitten here at the same time I was gotcha'd, but then he was adopted out.  I got to stay!  My first human mommy was Mommy Erin, who lived with us at that time.

This is the first picture of me, right after Mommy picked me out of the middle of a spare tire in the neighbor's yard and handed me to Mommy Erin.  Mommy Erin had seen my brother and me crossing the street and ran in to tell Mommy and Daddy.  Of course, there was no question what was going to happen!

13 comments:

Summer said...

Happy gotcha day, Rori! Thanks for telling us your story - it is new to me!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Rori, and/or birthday! :-)

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Happy Gotcha Day Rori!!!!! We are so glad you found such a wonderful home.

pilch92 said...

Happy Gotcha Day!

meowmeowmans said...

Happy gotcha day, Rori! You sure did gotcha a wonderful forever home. :)

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Happy Gotcha Day!

Flynn said...

Happy Gotcha Day Rori!

Eileen said...

Happy Gotcha Day Rori! We hopes you have a wonderful day full of scritches and treats!!

Sasha, Sami, & Saku

cupcakepetrillo said...

Happy Gotcha Day, buddy. Enjoy that wet food and maybe a treat or a taste of something special.

Love and licks,
Cupcake

Caren Gittleman said...

Happy Happy Gotcha Day! Here's to many, many more! Love, Cody and Caren http://www.catchatwithcarenandcody.com

dezizworld said...

Happy Gotcha day. And dat's so pawsum 'bout yous gwampaw.

Luv ya'

Dezi

Kitty Cat Chronicles said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Rori! We are so glad that you have such a loving family :)

The Indulged Furries said...

Happy Gotcha Day. I'm glad you enjoyed your plate of yummy food. We were sorry to read that your Grandma left you. It will take time before you're used to your new routine. You'll never forget her though because she'll always be in your heart.