Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tara's 8th Gotcha Day

Tara has been gone for almost 2 years now, but I still think of her every single day. 8 years ago today I brought her home for the first time. We didn't have nearly enough time together, but I will always cherish the time that we did have.

In honor of her 8th Gotcha Day I thought it might be fun to share her PetFinder profile. I actually met her "in the fur" at the PetSmart adoption center before I went home and looked her up on PetFinder, which I'm really glad about because I don't think the posted pictures did her justice at all.



Kelly
Cat
Dilute Tortoiseshell Mix

Size: Large
Age: Adult
Gender: Female

Notes: Kelly is a beautiful short haired cat with a sweet personality. As you can see from her pictures, the coloring on her face is half black and half brown and is divided at the nose. She is a pretty big girl who loves to sleep (even in her litter box if it is clean). Kelly would like a home where she has a big bed to curl up on and a person to give her attention. Kelly sleeps through most anything except when another cat goes by her cage, for this she will even get up and tell the other cat to back off. Because of this Kelly needs to be the only cat in the household.


33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Aw, so sorry for your loss. I can see why you fell in love with her - beautiful kitty.

Anonymous said...

Happy Gotcha Day, beautiful Tara. We know how it feels, Melissa. Granny's cat Gismo was missing too :( We hope she comes back to you one day. Pawkisses for a Happy Day :) <3

sandy l said...

I'm sorry that Tara is no longer with you, but I'm glad that you both had each other. The time we have together is never enough. Tara is gorgeous. I can see why you were drawn to her. Take care.

Jen Scott said...

I am happy you had Tara (and she had you). Tara was beautiful. I have found that no matter how much time one has, it is never enough. Fur babies always hold a special place in our hearts, and I am sorry for your loss.

The Daily Pip said...

What a beautiful girl! I am sure you miss her very much. Happy Gotcha Day, lovely Tara!

Emma said...

Happy Gotcha Day! Such a pretty girl!

Ingrid King said...

She was so beautiful! I don't think we ever stop missing them, and these anniversaries are hard. I hope you'll find lots of wonderful memories of your time together amidst the sadness today.

The Island Cats said...

Tara was a beauty! Purrs to you as you remember her on this special day.

Carol Lowbeer said...

Thank you for sharing your Tara! She was beautiful, and I can tell it's beautiful inside and out. Just look at the way she's gazing up at the camera with such a lovable look! This is a cat you never forget. Going back in time to her beginnings and then thinking of the life you gave her maybe can soothe the pain of loss, but i understand it's always with us. R.I.P, lovely Tara.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That is sad, I didn't realize that Tara went to the bridge so young.

Caren Gittleman said...

what a sweet and gorgeous girl she was. Sending you (((hugs))) and love because i know this day has to be difficult for you.

Oz theTerrier said...

Just look at that precious face!!! You were both so lucky to have found each other.

Hannah and Lucy said...

How sad that Tara crossed the bridge so early in her life.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Random Felines said...

what a lovely girl....

Bailey said...

Glad for the time you had together.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Happy Gotcha Day!!
Snorts,
Lily & Edward

Groovy Goldendoodles said...

I honored Leo last wek (this would have been his 5th birthday) may our pets be forever in our hearts and minds.

Anonymous said...

Sweet...and, yes, we never forget.

Dolly theDoxie said...

She was a real beauty and you were so lucky to have her for as long as you diid. Love Dolly

Fur Everywhere said...

Melissa, Tara was very lucky to have you. I totally believe that we meet the cats we are meant to be owned by when the time is right. I, too, met Carmine in a PetSmart adoption center.

We never have enough time with our fur babies. I'm glad that you were able to have the time you did with her and know that you have a lot of wonderful memories to hold onto. ::hugs:: and purrs from us.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

You and Tara were meant to be together. I have discovered it matters not the length of time they actually share with us because it will never be enough. But they imprint their souls into ours and remain there eternally. Like you I lost Abby 2 years (in August) ago, and I also think of her multiple times a day. I believe I always will, and I hope you believe as I do, that one day, when our times are through on this Earth, we will hold our babies again.

Kitty Cat Chronicles said...

Like Sierra said, there is never enough time with our fur babies. So sorry that you lost Tara after too short a time, but smile knowing you had the time you did have with her. She was obviously loved and cherished.

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

We agree - there's never enough time. Our mom thinks about that a lot with us, even though we're young'uns....

Robin Mudge said...

Awww! She was such a beautiful girl. I'm glad that you got to have her in your life for even the short time you did. I just know that her love will compel you to do great things. *hugs* She would be very proud of you.
-Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Gotcha Day to Angel Tara. How blessed the two of you were to have found each other, even if your time together was so short. You will be together again someday, for sure. Hugs and purrs to you, Melissa.

The Swiss Cats said...

Angel Tara was beautiful. Thanks for sharing your memories with us. Purrs

katsrus said...

She was a beautiful kitty. Bless.
Sue B

modern nomad said...

Happy Gotcha Day!
Please come by our updated post and make a child smile...

Noodle and crew

Jean Dion said...

It's so hard to get shelter snaps that bring out a kitty's inner beauty. I take some for my local shelter, and I always end up writing something like, "But she's much prettier in person!" somewhere in the caption. Thanks for being someone who looks past the photos and comes to visit. We need more people like you.
Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

GLOGIRLY said...

What a wonderful way to remember Tara. xoxo
We hope sweet Kelly finds her forever home very soon.

Cathy Keisha said...

Whoa! TW printed out my PetFinder page too and goes back to it often.

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

What a purrfect way to remember dear Tara. Shelter photos have come a long way over the years and make such a dfference to increase adoption rates. Purrs for Kelly finding her home soon.

Clooney said...

Purrs and gentle thoughts to you as you remember your sweet Tara.