Tuesday, February 7, 2017

It's my Gotcha Day!

Mom tells me it is my Gotcha Day!  

I have been here since 2008!  That is 9 years! 

It seems like yesterday when Dad saw me across the street huddled in the cold.  Some of you are new to our blog so we are going to tell you my story.

This is one of the first photos Mom took of me!

One cold night in February, Dad came in the front rather than the back door.. He called Mom out to see what he found. Across the street huddled against the step of a neighbors house was a tiny black and white kitten. Mom could not stand to see her out side in 30 degree weather so she started trying to coax her in. It took an hour to get her across the street because every time she started to follow Mom, another car would come. then she would get scared and run back to the step.

Finally Mon got her to the back yard and was getting her a box with a warm towel and food. When Mom opened the door again, in she came! She would run in and then back out. I (Wizard)  came in the room to see what all the fuss was about and she hissed and growled at me. I (Wizard) turned my back and walked away. She followed me!

Mom was concerned that she might have something that might make me sick, so she set her up in the garage. The next morning Mom took her to see Dr. C. He did tests and deemed her healthy. So mom let her loose in the house with me.

I (Wizard) ignored her and she stopped hissing at me. That weekend Mom could not find her. She searched all of my normal hid outs but she was not there. Finally Mom found her on a shelf in the quilting room. When Mom picked her up, her bottom was wet. Mom thought she had had an accident and did not think too much about it. Then they started looking her over closely. She still did not like to be held or touched, especially on the head, but they did it any way. She still does not like us to reach toward her head.

She had a bad sore on her leg that had ruptured and was infected. Back to the vet she went. No one could determine if another animal had bitten her or if a human had hurt her.

Two weeks later she went into heat. She drove me and Mom crazy! Dr. C got that fixed as soon as he could get her in.

This is one of our favorite photos of me and Wizard ,  It was taken the first few days I was here, too! 


I miss my best friend because he was so gentle with me.


Summer said...

Happy gotcha day, Angel! I'm so glad you found such a nice home.

Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

Sounds like you found the purrfect home Angel, we hope you have a spectacular Gotcha Day. We are sorry you miss Wizard, it's hard to lose a sibling. Socks and Mom still miss Whiskers very much and he has been gone 10 years now.

pilch92 said...

Happy Gotcha Day!!! I am sorry Wizard is no longer with you though. I am glad you gotcha'd such a wonderful home.

My Mind's Eye said...

Happy Gotcha Day...it was for sure the first day of the best days of your new life.
You were so brave to come to the humans even though you were a wee bit frightened.
Hugs madi your bfff

Rene said...

You sure found a great home! Happy gotcha day!

Jans Funny Farm said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Angel. So glad you found such a good home and a kitty companion that accepted you.

Annie Bear said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Angel! You have a great story with a very happy ending. Wizard sure was a kind kitty.

Brian's Home Blog said...

We didn't know your story and we are sure glad it worked out so well. Happy Gotcha Day from all of us!

LP said...

Happy Gotcha Day Angel! You were lucky that your Dad spotted you and that your Mama was able to entice you home. Here's to many more happy years with your family :)

the critters in the cottage xo

Deziz World said...

Happy Gotchaday gawjus Angel. We're so glad you got gotted. Big hugs fur a purrfect day.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

What a great story!!! I'm so happy you were "gotted" that day!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Happy Happy Gotcha Day!! That is one pawesome story and we are so happy you were "gotted!!" catchatwithcarenandcody

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Angel! We're so glad you got gotted to such a great home.

Photo Cache said...

Happy happy gotcha day Angel!

Emma and Buster

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Angel ! Purrs

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Happy belated Gotcha day! We're glad you found good humans.

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Happy belated Gotcha day! We're glad you found good humans.

Marvelous Marv said...

Mes late! But that does not stop mes from singing yous the SONG!!!
*•.¸¸♪♫•Happy Gottcha day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*
¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha day Dear Angel!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha day to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
Mes LOVES a great story and your is GREAT!!!

Cathy Keisha said...

Happy belated Gotcha Day, Angel! You lucked out when Dad found you and you moved in there. Can't believe the vet couldn't find the sore in your leg. Reminds us of when Nicky came home limping. TW took him to the vet and they couldn't find anything. Finally TW had to point out an abscess on his back foot.

Katie and The Katz said...

Happy Gotcha Day dear Angel! I am sure Wizard is still looking after you from the bridge... Love and purrs, Katie Kitty Too.

World of Animals, Inc said...

Happy Gotcha Day!!! We hope that you had such a wonderful day filled with new toys and tasty treats for your big day. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post. Have a fantastic rest of your week.
World of Animals