Yep ! today it's my 1st Gotcha Day !
It's a big day for me and my family
Some of you already know I was a cat visitor. and I did live next 3 doors of my mom.
I was her neighbour's cat !
Today is not the day I adopted my pawrents. But it's the day my pawrent adopted me.
We have a different day of adoption. I adopted them before they adopted me.
I had been visit them since January 2010 and then I fall in love with mom and dad.
I knew they love me too. But to make sure I can move in.
I had to made my pawrents get all things cat need into their house like Cat food ( Not Human left over ) , Cat Toy, Litter Tray but how I can made that happen ? You can read my full story by click here : My Story
And when everything was ready for me, I move in by sleep over and never returned to my old home.
I may visit my ex-owners some times but I won't eat there and I don't sleep with them.
I adopted my pawrents and my sis two weeks before they adopted me.
But the human's adopted version wasn't easy like me !
Here, This is my adoption's story ( Human Version )
After I slept with my pawrents every nights and not go back to my ex-owner house.
Mom feel guilty !
She felt like she steal me from my ex-owner. Actually it was Me ! I didn't want to go. Mom think she should do the right thing by asking my ex-owner to adopted me.
But Everyone told mom it was no way. Everyone love their own cats. If she asked for adopted me, my ex-owners might feel upset, And she should get her own cat.
Mom didn't want to adopt other cats because she thought if she adopted other cats , I might not come to visit her anymore. But dad told her there was our way to solve the problem. Because one day, if my ex-owners move the house or she and dad have to move. I was only a cat visitor, I'm not able to move with them. So Dad thought they should adopt their own kitten ( Dad love the kitten )
My dad asked Smudge's dad where they got Smudge ( My neighbour's cat who is a tuxedo like me ) They got Smudge as a present so they don't know where Smudge came from.
So dad was told mom to go to ask my ex-owner where they got me. But Mom got no clue where I live. She started to stalking me ! ( Yep you heard it right, she did stalk me ! ) If you are interesting how human stalked the cat click to read here : Stalking my cat visitor
Finally, Mom know where I live, she left the letter to my ex-owner without knowing my ex-owners went to oversea. and That time, They asked a cat sitter to look after me. ( It's the same time, I start to sleep over with mommy and daddy. ) Some days, Cat Sitter locked me in, My mom miss me so much. She said that time, she was suffer a lots.
After my ex-owner came back from oversea, she replied my mom.
That's when my mom know about Ingrid's Heaven. Mom looked at her website but she couldn't get over me. She knew all her heart, she didn't want any kittens, or any cats. She only want me.
Everyday, she kept searching for adopted kittens. She found lots of cats but she couldn't make up her mind !
One day, she came across" Lost and Found " website.
She FOUND ME !
I have been advertised !!!
Mom was overwhelmed !
She said she knew it ! She knew we are belongs to each others ! This is a great sign for her !!!
Everyone didn't understand her at all, They think my mom had gone crazy. What's sign ?
Mom said that's advertising shows I never been chosen by my ex-owners and they never been chosen by me. It was accident . They rescued me but they didn't plan to have me. and My ex-owners already have 2 cats before me which they adopted them from Ingrid's Heaven ( Shelter )
Mom sent the message to my ex-owner.
and this is what my ex-owner replied.
and then my mom got all my papers from my ex-owners, she did register me as her cat.
Today is the day, Me and my family know we will be together forever : )
And you know what ?
My dad and my mom or even my mom's friends still ask each other the same question.
" How do I know this is my house ?
How do I know I have been adopted ?
And How do I know I have to come home every night ?
I just live next 3 doors from my old house ! "
Easy Answers !
Cat always know where love is : )
I love my mom and dad and I knew they love me so much.
For celebrated my big day, Mom did donate to my ex-owner's shelter, Ingrid Haven. Mom said If my ex-owners didn't have my sister and my brother ( cats ) from Ingrid. This gotcha day may not happen. and we hope today many cats will get adopted and find a happy forever home like me !
and I just received the calendar 2012 and a lovely card from Ingrid's Heaven !
Thank you Ingrid.
This is very special present for my gotcha day : )
Thanks to all my friends to come here today : )