Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tabby Thursday - Belated Gotcha Day


Can you believe that that woman who calls herself my mother forgot my gotcha day? It was 10 days ago. Last year around July 18th or 19th, Mom was planning a BBQ for a couple of our Blogging Mom's (Grr's, etc. Mom, and Victor Tabbycat's Mom (this was before Nina)). She got a call that day from Grr's mom saying she didn't think she would be able to make it because she had just gotten a call from a friend who was fostering a cat, and she needed to pick up the cat because her tummy troubles were too much to handle anymore. Grr's mom didn't know what to do, because the only day she could pick up the cat was the day of the BBQ. Mom said some words that changed my life...She said, "Bring her here, I'll foster her." Needless to say, Mom has failed at fostering twice now (Gracie was supposed to be a foster also).

Of course the cat with the tummy troubles was me, and I couldn't believe my luck. Even though I am a crotchety old lady who still occasionally has tummy troubles, I was adopted. I couldn't believe that she would keep me for real and true. I was about 10 at the time, and as previously mentioned, I have tummy trouble. But Mom fell in love with me, grouchy personality, tummy problems and all.

I am lucky to have found my forever home (even if I do have a Mom who can't remember when she gotcha'd me.)

22 comments:

Karen Jo said...

Happy Belated Gotcha Day, Miss Jade! You are indeed a lucky kitty. I am so glad that Tara fell in love with you and decided to keep you.

Chesney Cats said...

Happy Belated Gotcha Day!! We're happy that you have such a wonderful furever home!

Whitey said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Miss Jade! Whitey iz an older kitty, too. Whitey also had many problems when Whitey got Gotcha'd, so Whitey thinks if Mom forgets what day it wuz, Whitey won't care very much. Do you, Miss Jade? Whitey bets you do not! Getting Gotcha'd ROCKS!

The Whiskeratti said...

Miss Jade, how could anyone give you up ?? Of course your Mom kept you!

The Creek Cats said...

Happy Belated Gotcha Day, Miss Jade!! We are so glad you were gotcha'd by such a great mom!

CCL Wendy said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Miss Jade! I am so happy that you and your mom found each other. I guess it was meant to be -- and now you have a furefur home fur real! Have a great day!

The Kool-Kittie-Krew said...

Happy "belated" Gotchya Day Miss Jade! We are so happy that you, too, have found a Furrver Home!!!

Cory said...

My mom is a semi-failure as a foster mom. She's only placed a couple of rescues. The rest of us just end up living here!

Happy Gotcha Day!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

What a great gotcha day story. I have some extra ham (and it's easily digestible)! Finally, you know my birthday was forgotten too...

The Crew said...

I understand how mother's can disappoint you sometimes. Mine completely forgot my purrthday last year!!

But Jade dear, the really important thing to remember is that you found your forever home. Happy Gotcha Day and many, many more.

George

Reese =^..^= said...

Happy Belated Gotcha Day, Miss Jade. The best present of all is to get a great forever home!

Daisy said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Jade! The important part is that you were gotted!

Angel and Kirby said...

You are a very lucky girl to be adopted. That is a wonderful gotcha day story. We have to forgive our Moms that forget our special days.

loki said...

Happy Belated Gotcha Day!!

Loki

Jan's Funny Farm said...

A belated Happy Gotcha Day, Miss Jade. And don't feel alone, Jan forgets our days all the time. Some humans just have better memories than others. At least your mom has a big heart.

Max said...

It's never to late to celebrate your Gotcha Day! Happy belated! Ask for real live fresh dead shrimp...since it's late, the people will feel bad and I bet you get it :)

Furkidsmom said...

Happy Gotcha Day Jade. Aren't you glad your Mom isn't good at fostering???

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Happy belated gotcha day...mom furgot Zippy's and we furgive her too. Da importint thing is dat dey take good care of us and love us, we can get over da furgetfulness.

DEBRA said...

OH Miss Jade everyday is a day to celebrate your wonderful Gotcha Day!

purrs
Abby

The Island Cats said...

Happy Belated Gotcha Day, Miss Jade!

Eric and Flynn said...

Belated happy gotcha day Miss Jade.

A Few Good Cats said...

Here's to you, Miss Jade -- happy very first gotcha day in your forever home... may you have many more!