Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Remembering the Day I Got 'Dopted...2 Years Later!

Meows from Mudpie!

Two years 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. We told this story last year on my first Gotcha Day, but it's a real life "fairy tail" and I didn't think you'd mind reading it again. I know that I never get tired of telling it!


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.

She filled out the adoption application, gathered the needed references, and was immediately approved, but then we hit a bit of a snag. The shelter doesn't typically finalize adoptions before the prospective family meets the pet, meaning I couldn't be placed "on hold" (for lack of a better term) and when Mommy spoke to the shelter on Friday afternoon she learned that another lady had just stopped in and was very interested in me! Thankfully the nice shelter volunteer heard the panic in Mommy's voice when she reiterated that she just couldn't come get me until Sunday (they had already agreed to open the shelter just for us!) and said she'd do everything she could to steer the lady's attention to another cat. (People are just drawn to me...what can I say???)


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?


One last thing...because Mommy and I plan to spend lots of extra quality time together today, we're taking tomorrow off! But don't worry, we'll be back on Friday to feature a new book series we discovered that tortie aficionados will go crazy over, an interview with the real life star, and a giveaway too!

36 comments:

  1. So happy you've moved into such an amazing forever home <3 Thank you for sharing your story

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  2. This is a great rescue story! I am so glad you found each other. And look t all the toys you got in return!...a bloghop visit from LittleDogBigWorld blog...

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  3. Happy gotcha day, Mudpie! What an exciting day that was for you!

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  4. HAPPY GOTCHA DAY!!!!
    What a lovley story, I am soooo glad the other lady was 'steered' away and you got to go to your wonderful forever and ever home wiv Mommy.
    Have a fun day celebrating....will there be CAKE?????
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  5. I can't believe it's been two years! Such a beautiful story. Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie!

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  6. Happy Gotcha Day. Glad you found a wonderful home.
    Sue B

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  7. Congratulations on being so lucky to find a wonderful forever home. Enjoy your time together.

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  8. Happy gotcha day, Mudpie!!! Enjoy your special day with your mommy. :)

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  9. We love your gotcha story, Truffles and are so glad you got to wait for your loving mom! No way you woulda been that happy with "the other woman!" My human initially fell in love with me on the internet too and then had to spar with another "suitor." so your story hits home. O well you know how it is with us charming ones, No one can help it! MOL! Mudpie & Melissa, may you both have many happy years together!

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  10. Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie! We're so glad you got gotted.

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  11. Mudpie, I remember reading this beautiful story the first time you posted it. I loved reading it then, and I love reading it just as much now. Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie! You and your mommy were meant to be together, there's no doubt about that.

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  12. such a wonderful story! Glad you guys found each other

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  13. We love your story, too, Mudpie. Love to you and Mommy.

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  14. What a lovely story! We are so glad you and your mommy found each other, Mudpie :)

    Happy Gotcha Day, lovely girl!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  15. Whoa! Has it been 2 whole years? Happy Gotcha Day! Of course I remember that day It would have been more special without Mitzi.

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  16. That's a super story, Mudpie! You & your momma were meant to be together, fur sure! It was in the stars! Mom learned about me online, too. My foster mom brought me in to Petco on my adoption day where I waited in a cage for my humans to pick me up that morning & take me home. They drove a long ways to get me. I'm so happy that you & I have good humans! Hugs & Mews! -Valentine (& Mom) of Noir Kitty Mews

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  17. Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie! The Hubby says that I fall in love with every cat that I see, but he's wrong; I am just an admirer! But my heart is set on bringing in more kitties to our household, someday.

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  18. Yay, Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie! You ended up with the perfect mommy.

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  19. Such sweet memories ! Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie ! Purrs

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  20. mudpie.....sendin happee day wizhez mice creem dizhes & best gotcha day fishez two ewe; happee two... N heerz ta 22 mor !!!! N joy yur time with mom; hope ya get a donut ore three ☺☺ N heerz ta a yeer a head filled with happee nezz N health ~~~~~~ ♥♥☺☺

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  21. Happy Gotcher Day Mudpie what a story!!! Love to see you now, happy and loving life!!

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  22. Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie. We love you - you showed us how magnificent torties can be! I can see why your Mommy was smitten :)

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  23. Happy Gotcha Day Mudpie!! I'm so happy that you and Melissa were able to capture each other's hearts.

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  24. Aw, I love your story, Mudpie, and I'm so happy you and your human found each other!

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  25. Happy Gotcha Day!! You two were meant to be together. XO

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  26. Happy Happy Gotcha Day Mudpie!!! That is such a sweet story!! Yep, I sure do remember the day I was "gotted" like it was yesterday! catchatwithcarenandcody

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  27. Wowee, Mudpie! Two years already? Happy Gotcha Day to you and Mommy! :)

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  28. Mudpie, you have a wonderful adoption story. You and your Mom are lucky to have found each other. Happy Gotcha Day.

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  29. Isn't it amazing how time flies when you're being loved!

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  30. We love reading your adoption story, Mudpie! We remember when you came home and we were very excited for you and your mommy. Oh, yes, I remember the day I came home! I had to be sequestered in the bathroom and Lexy growled at me from the other side of the door. She sounded like she wanted to eat me! MOL

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