Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Let's Get This Party Started...It's My First Gotcha Day!!!

Meows from Mudpie!

One year ago today my life changed forever when Mommy decided I was the kitty to fill the empty hole in her heart that Truffles left behind.


It all began 10 days earlier with a series of photos posted on the shelter website. Mommy says she saw my picture and had the same feeling in her heart that she had the first time she saw Truffles. Still, she didn't want to make a hasty decision so she saved my picture to her PC and tablet and kept looking at it over and over. When she finally decided to call the shelter and ask about me it didn't take long for her to decide that I was the one.


So on a sunny Sunday morning Mommy and my Grandpa made the hour drive to make our union legal and bring me to my forever home.


She had never been to this particular shelter before and thought it was so beautiful. She especially loved the cat quotes on the walls.


She enjoyed spending a little time with Thomas, the shelter mascot, but her heart was pounding with anticipation to meet *me*!!!


There was a cute little tortie in the front holding room, and at first Mommy thought it was me! Then she was told that I was sequestered in the shelter director's office because I don't play well with others. Tattletales!!!


As soon as Mommy saw me it was all over...I held her heart in my paws!


In no time at all the paperwork was complete and I was on my way home. Mommy rode in the back seat with me and I barely made a peep. We just gazed at each other as well fell completely in love.


I made myself at home the moment I walked in the door, immediately gravitating to the toys set out waiting for me...


...and the pawsome cat beds too! (Geez, wasn't I a skinny, scrawny little thing???)

The whole day was just a dream come true, one Mommy and I will never forget. Life is pretty darn amazing for this little tortie today. I have a wonderful family who worships the ground I walk on, and loads of friends in the blogosphere who welcomed me with open arms.

Of all the kitties in the world, Mommy picked me. And I thank Cod for her every single day.

Do you remember the day you moved to your forever home?

44 comments:

  1. That was quite an adventure! Happy 1st Gotcha Day!!!

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  2. Happy gotcha day, Mudpie! Mine is in August too. Actually, my first night with my human was in a hotel! She picked me up in the middle of a two-day cat show and I went home with her at the end of the second day.

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  3. Gappy Dotcha Hay from The Opinionated Pussyccats!

    Our little Miss Friday celebrates her first birthday in 6 days and her Gotcha Day next month!

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  4. Happy Gotcha Day Mudpie and here's to many, many more happy days with your Mom Melissa.

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  5. Happy Gotcha day Mudpie!
    It is easy to see that you are a happy kitty :)
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  6. Happy Gotcha Day Mudpie!!!
    The Florida Furkids

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  7. I can't believe it's been a year already! Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie and Melissa!

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  8. Ah that's so sweet! Love love love the "It's not Mudpie Picture" and Mudpie's eye peering out from the blue crate is beyond adorable!!

    The sign reminds me of the place where I first met Peaches after falling in love with her picture on the internet. I arrived only to find her flirting with another visitor! I put an end to that fast and soon met sisfur Paprika, hiding in a back room. Your post brought back happy memories.

    May you and Mudpie enjoy each other for a long long long time to come! Purrrrrs....Carol, P & P - Mom

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  9. Ah that's so sweet! Love love love the "It's not Mudpie Picture" and Mudpie's eye peering out from the blue crate is beyond adorable!!

    The sign reminds me of the place where I first met Peaches after falling in love with her picture on the internet. I arrived only to find her flirting with another visitor! I put an end to that fast and soon met sisfur Paprika, hiding in a back room. Your post brought back happy memories.

    May you and Mudpie enjoy each other for a long long long time to come! Purrrrrs....Carol, P & P - Mom

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  10. Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie! You sure were gotted into a good home and made your mom happy again.

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  11. Happy Gotcha Day. Glad you found each other.
    Sue B

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  12. Happy Gotcha Day Mudpie! We remember when you were Gotcha'd by your mom and we're so happy you were! We hope you enjoy your day!

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  13. What a wonderful, special day this is sure to be for you, Mudpie! You sure are one lucky kitty, and your mommy is one lucky lady to have you. I know there is no doubt in anyone's mind that you two were destined to be together. Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie!

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  14. I (along with kitties Storm and Dora and doggies Miley and Daisy) wish you a very happy gotcha day, Mudpie!

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  15. Happy Gotcha Day, little one—I enjoyed reading about your love story!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  16. Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie! I remember my first day in my forever home because before that I was homeless on the street. For the first time in my life, I had a litter box and a full bowl of food and all the love I could get. I felt safe. And because I knew what it was like to not feel safe - my Gotcha Day stands out so much more in my mind :) I finally knew I'd be okay.

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  17. HAPPY Gotcha Day Mudpie!!! We are so glad you showed up to help your mommy heal.

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  18. Party down!! Happy Gotcha Day!!
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

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  19. What a wonderful look back, Mudpie! You are one of the luckiest kitties in the world! You know I have a soft spot for torties. Happy Gotcha Day!

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  20. Happy Gotchaday Mudpie!!! We's so glad you and your mommy found each other. Me 'members da day me found mommy and so does Raena. We are all some very blest kitties to be sure.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  21. Happy, Happy Gotcha Day! Aren't we lucky to have found our Mommies and Daddies and our forever homes?

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  22. Happy Gotcha Day sweet Miss Mudpie! You gotcha'd an amazing forever home.

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  23. Happy anniversary in your loving forever home Mudpie!

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  24. Happy anniversary in your loving forever home Mudpie!

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  25. Happy Gotcha day Mudpie! We're so glad you got gotted!! You sure lucked out, and so did your mom!
    We will never forget our gotcha days over here either! Gotcha days are just the best!!

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  26. Happy Gotcha Day sweet Mudpie ! We enjoyed hearing again your story. We'll never forget our Gotcha Days either. Purrs

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  27. mudpie....sendin best fishes... bloo gill dishez... & happee day wishes two ewe fora total lee awesum mega grate happee gotcha day !!! we hope yur day rockz....hope yur mom getz ewe 13 poundz oh perch, heerz two a yeer a head filled with happee nezz & health N heerz two 935 MOR gotcha dayz ~~~~~~~ ☺☺☺♥♥♥

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  28. Mudpie that is one awesome Gotcha Day! We are happy to be able to celebrate it with you today. We are so glad you and your Mommie found one another because you are just purrfect for each other!

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  29. Okay, I'm in tears. Out of the whole world of torties and humans, so glad you found each other.

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  30. Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie! I'm so glad that you made your way into your Mommy's heart. You are so sweet and definitely a perfect match for her. Here's wishing you many many more wonderful Gotcha Days! :)
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  31. Happy Gotcha day! Oh yes, I remember my first day at home. I was sequestered in the bathroom for a whole week! Pffttt..... When Lexy came home she made herself right at home and became the queen.

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  32. Mudpie, I love that last picture of you. It's like you knew you were home in your forever and ever home. Happy Gotcha Day!

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  33. Happy gotcha day,Mudpie. You and your Mom were lucky to find each other. I'm so glad she shares you with us.

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  34. Happy Gotcha Day MP! You don't play well with others either? MOL!

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  35. Happy Gotcha Day Mudpie! I'm sure glad your mom found you. We're pretty lucky torties. I had to ask mom what a gotcha day was, me being a kitten and all. I wanted to have one. She said I will but we have to wait for January. That sounds like a long time away. Oh well. I hope you had an awesome day with your mom Mudpie!

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  36. What a wonderful post, Mudpie. We are so happy that you and your mom found each other. It's similar to how we found each other too.

    Happy Gotcha Day!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  37. That's a lovely story! Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie! xox

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  38. Happy 1st Gotcha Day, Mudpie. We remember you as if it was yesterday. Such a heartwarming story :) Pawkisses for a Happy Day :) <3

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  39. Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie! It's fun to read the story of how your mommy got you. You're both so lucky!

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  40. Oh my I am so far behind that I missed your Gotcha Day!!! Happy Happy Gotcha Day Mudpie!! Hope you had a pawesome time!! catchatwithcarenandcody

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  41. Sorry we're late getting here. Happy belated Gotcha Day, Mudpie! :)

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