Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Happy Gotcha Day Anniversary, Starla! Also PhotoHunt: Brush

Starla writes:

It's my Gotcha Day Anniversary today!  I remember when I was gotcha'd.  It was such a nice feeling to be wanted, instead of being abandoned!  My original people took me from my mama cat when they left their apartment complex and moved to a rental house.  They took my auntie cat, Boo-Boo, as well.  I thought life was going to be better, since I'd learned to snuggle with them and sleep on a human bed inside.  Things didn't turn out that way, though.  Soon, they were letting us fend for ourselves out in the new yard.  My auntie got pregnant and had three kittens.  I, thankfully, never got pregnant, although I had the boy cats chasing me as soon as I got my first heat cycle.  Spongebob showed me where to go for food and shelter, so I started staying in my new purrents' basement/laundry room.  Washer and Dryer were my friends, and so was Water Heater, because they kept me warm.  During the ice storm, there were a bunch of us holed up in there, even one of the ferals and an opossum!  My purrents brought Smokey, Little Bit, Boo-Boo, and me up in turns to their house and let us warm up inside.  It was sooo cozy!  I made friends with the inside kitties, although I was still scared of them if they ganged up on me or if they sniffed me too closely.

After the ice storm, my purrents talked with the other people about all of us.  The other people agreed to adopt Smokey and me to my purrents!  My purrents originally thought they'd foster both of us, but they only ended up fostering Smokey (then adopted her to Mommy Erin).  That's because, the day that we came home from being spayed, Uncle Skylar decided he wanted to adopt me!  That's right:  I was adopted by another kitty!  I was snuggled up on the futon, and Skylar jumped up beside me.  He'd lost his sister, Lydia, a few months earlier (October) and was severely depressed.  He absolutely fell in love with me, though, and I immediately played tails with him.  He curled around me, helping me regulate my body heat as the anesthetic wore off totally.  When our purrents asked him if he liked me, he looked at them with such hopeful eyes and started purring his motorboat purr!  They asked him if he'd like to keep me, and his purr got louder!

That was six years ago.  Skylar passed away a few years back, and now my best friends are Dare, Autumn, and Tigress.  My favorite person started out as being Daddy, but now it's Mommy.  I love everyone, though!  I still am leery of getting boxed in, don't like or trust unfixed male cats, and all the important things (food, box, water) are in the bathroom.  However, since my illness a little while ago, I have become even more social with the other kitties and with humans!  My favorite toy is the string/ribbon on mylar balloons, and my favorite snuggle spot is on the couch in the living room.  I love being petted and scritched, especially on my back.

I'm soooo grateful for my forever home and family!

Did I mention I love being brushed?  We all do!

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14 comments:

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy Gotcha Day Anniversary!!!

The Florida Furkids

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Happy Gotcha Day Starla, we love the fact that Uncle Skylar adopted you. Socks adopted Scylla & Charbydis when they were kittens, before Daddy even saw them, but we let Daddy think keeping them was his idea.

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Starla!

Angie said...

Happy Gotcha day Starla! I am so happy to hear such a beautiful story about you.
~Purrs, Angie

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Happy Gotcha Day Starla! You are a beauty and I am glad you have a great forever home.

dezizworld said...

What a pawsum stowry. Happy Gotchaday yous awe twuly blest. Hope yous day is filled wiff nip dweams and tweat galore.

Luv ya

Dezi and Lexi

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

Happy Gotcha Day! :)

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day Starla ! Purrs

Jans Funny Farm said...

Happy Gotcha Day!

Summer said...

Happy gotcha day, Starla! How cool that when you first came home as a foster, you were adopted by Skylar! You certainly wound up in the right place!

Flynn said...

Happy Gotcha Day Starla!

Kitty Cat Chronicles said...

Happy Gotcha Day!!!

The Indulged Furries said...

Happy Gotcha Day Anniversary Starla. You had a bit of a rough start in life, but you found a fantastic forever home where you're well cared for and very loved.

meowmeowmans said...

Sorry we're late, Starla! We hope you had a most wonderful Gotcha Day Anniversary!