Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy Gotcha Day & Birthday to Missy!

Photo credit:  Erin Dublin
Missy writes:

"How I spent my winter vacation", that's not right.  Let me try again.

"Enjoying Christmas at my forever home"

Yep, sounds about right to me!  Yesterday was my gotcha day anniversary!  I can't believe it's been four years since Mommy and Daddy made the decision to officially adopt me!  It's actually been 4 1/2 years since I came to live here at my forever home, but I wasn't "official" for a few months until Daddy decided he couldn't part wth me.  I love my daddy!

I remember when I found my family.  It was May, and I was hungry.  There were some people who had been feeding me, but they weren't around because it was after their work time.  I went looking for someone to help me, but couldn't find anyone.  I was worried because it was starting to be evening, and there wasn't much prey in the industrial area I called home.  I lived outside, finding what shelter I could.  I walked down the sidewalk, calling out for someone, anyone, to come help me.

Mommy was teaching her class, and the whole class stopped to listen to me.  They could all hear me from inside the building!  Everyone turned to look at Mommy, and she put down the chalk she'd been using.  She all but ran out the door to look for me!  She found me and picked me up after letting me sniff her hand, then asked a few people if they knew where I belonged.  Then she asked someone to go inside the building to get Daddy.  He came out, took one look at me, and put me into the car!  I knew right then that this was the family for me!

I escaped from the car when my new purrents opened it to go home.  I'm very quick!  It took them another 45 minutes to re-catch me, because I decided to hide in the lot across the street.  They had to earn my trust enough to lure me out the side of the fence and catch me again.  I rode by Daddy the whole way home!

It took me a while to trust them completely, and about a year and a half to purr for them, but I'm so glad I chose this family!  I love my auntie, uncle, cousins, nieces, and nephews as well.  They are my play buddies, entertainment system, and companions.  For a kitty who grew up on the streets without siblings, I've come a long way!

The interloper, aka Autumn, has been taking over Daddy a lot lately, though.  I think it's fun to play with her tail as she walks by my chair, so she's not all bad.  Actually, she's a fun kitten, but she has this annoying habit of tackling when she wants to play.  I have to watch when I'm coming out of the bathroom door after using the box, because she likes to try to ambush the rest of us at that corner!  I've actually played with her a few times, and even snuggled with Daddy at the same time as she, but not often.  I do like watching her from the top of the chair or from the file cabinet!

Photo credit:  Erin Dublin

Mommy Erin, JJ, and Coriel came over last weekend and we had a wrapping paper party!  I got all the paper, and there was a lot of it!  JJ gave me every piece off his presents, and made a fort around and over me.  I played in it for a while, and then walked off with a piece of the paper still attached!  I made a big deal of shrugging it off, and everyone laughed.  Very fun!

Today's my 6th birthday, too!  Does that mean I get more wrapping paper to burrow in?  I sure hope so!


Vanessa Morgan said...

Happy birthday, Missy. And happy new year.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy birthday AND Gotcha Day, Missy!

And a very happy new year to you all. May 2015 bring good health, happiness, laughter and love.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy Gotcha Day Missy and also our best wishes for your 6th Birthday today. We hope you get a squillion kisses and cuddles as well as lot of treats.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

What a great story- I love a happy ending!Happy Gotcha Day!

The Island Cats said...

So much to celebrate! Happy Gotcha Day and Happy Birthday, Missy. And Happy New Year to you and your family.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Happy Birthday/Gotcha Day Missy!!!!

Here is a way to handle the tackling. When Autumn comes flying at you to tackle you slide on the floor into a puddle go completely flat. She will trip over you and go flying (if you are lucky into a wall). And will eventually stop tackling you. Scylla stopped tackling us after she tripped over Arty Mouse a few times.

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy Birthday and Gotcha Day Missy and Happy New Year! We hope 2015 is a healthy and happy one for you.

The Florida Furkids


Happy Birthday and Gotcha Day Missy!
Happy Happy brand new year!

Jans Funny Farm said...

Happy Birthday & Gotcha Day, Missy. That is some story. You did pick a great home.

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Gotcha Day Missy ! We wish you all the best for 2015 too ! Happy New Year ! Purrs

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, Missy, that's some gotcha tale! Happy Birthday and Gotcha Day to you. And Happy new Year, too! :)

The Indulged Furries said...

Happy Gotcha Day Missy. You have a great gotcha story. I used to chase Sammi as she came out of the litter box bathroom, but it was just for fun. I never tackled her. Hopefully you and Autumn will become good friends.

Summer said...

Happy gotcha day, Missy! What a great story you have!

Jacqueline said...

Happy Birthday and Gotcha Day, gorgeous Missy!...Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year filled with great health, great joy and great love!...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

Flynn said...

Happy birthday AND Gotcha Day, Missy!
Happy New Year to all of you.

Samantha & Mom said...

Happy Gotcha/Birthday Missy and a wonderful 2015!
Your TX furiends,
Samantha & Mom

Kitty Cat Chronicles said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Missy!!! It sounds like you chose the purrfect family. So happy you have a warm and loving home to call your own.

Caren Gittleman said...

Happy Happy Gotcha Day and Happy Birthday! Love from Cody and Caren,