Thursday, August 9, 2018

Happy 3rd Gotcha Day, Mudpie!

Meows from Mudpie!

We've been taking Thursdays off lately but not this week because it's an extra special day at our house!

Three 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've told this story for the past 2 years on my special 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???) I was totally tuckered out at this point!

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?

30 comments:

M Dawson said...

OH I will NEVER tire of hearing your story Mudpie. I am so glad to hear it again. It doesn't seem like ONE year let alone three since you burst into the blogosphere.

We know your Mum still misses Truffles and heck, when we heard our hearts just sank in grief but we are thankful to know you and your mum.

Happy Gotcher Day!

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie ! We enjoyed hearing your story again ! Purrs

Mickey's Musings said...

We love that story of your adoption!
Happy 3rd Gotcha Day Mudpie!!!!!!
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Ann Adamus said...

What a happy, wonderful day for Mudpie ... what a happy, wonderful day for Melissa!
Hugs, purrs to you both!
Dougie Dog and Zoey, Zoolatry

Lone Star Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day!

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Happy gotcha day, Mudpie! That's quite a story! I remember coming home with my human because it was right from a cat show. I got to spend the night with her in a hotel the evening before (it was a two day show and she was working with me both days), but at the end of the second day, she put me in the car and we went all the way up to her house.

Ingrid King said...

This story makes me cry every year. Happy 3rd Gotcha Day, Mudpie and Melissa!

katsrus said...

Happy Gotcha Day. So glad you have a wonderful home.
Sue B

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Happy 3rd Gotcha Day cutie! XO

Roby Sweet said...

Happy gotcha day, Mudpie! I never do get tired of your adoption story. So glad you and your mommy found each other :)

Laila and Minchie said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie! Enjoyed reading your gotcha story again!

Peaches and Paprika said...

Aw Mudpie! We just love hearing your Gotcha Story and we purr-ticularly luv it because I too had a rival fur met human's affections. She fell in love with my picture too did but when she came to get me I was caught in the act of FLIRTING with another customer! She immediately announced "that's MY cat!" even tho this was our 1st meeting. Ah, a little competition makes the heart grow fonder. So Mudpie, all the joys of a sweet home to you and HAPPY GOTCHA DAY! - Peaches the Cat

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie! We're so glad you got gotted into such a wonderful home.

Patricia T said...

We still love to hear your story, Mudpie! Happy Gotcha Day!

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

I can never get enough of this great and heartwarming story!

The Menagerie Mom said...

This is such a beautiful tale, Mudpie. We'll never tire of reading it. You and your mommy were simple made for each other, there's no doubt about that. Wishing you the happiest Gotcha Day ever, Mudpie! We bet you and your mommy will be celebrating with lots of snuggles.

P.S. You were one of the inspirations for our poem today. We hope you don't mind!

Eastside Cats said...

Aww, Mudpie...Happy Gotcha Day! You tell your story every year furr-ever!

Marie Symeou said...

Happy Gotcha Day, beautiful girl!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Little Binky and Granny said...

Pawkisses for a Happy 3rd Gotcha Day sweet Mudpie🐾😽💞

Rene said...

OMG that eyeball peering out of the carrier!!!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

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The Florida Furkids said...

Happy Gotcha Day Mudpie!!! We're so happy things worked out so well for you and for your Mommy!!

The Florida Furkids

Mary McNeil said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Sweetie !

Marla Bradeen said...

I have read this story before, but it's just as enjoyable the second (or third) time. Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie!

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie. We've fallen in love with you just like your Mommy did. We didn't know about the "doesn't play well with others" thing. Then again, I'm guessing Bear would've earned the same description if he'd been in a shelter instead of on the street.

Ashley Montgomery said...

Happy Gotcha Day Mudpie! <3

Three Chatty Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie! I'm so glad that other lady didn't scoop you up first! You ended up with the perfect mama!

Cathy Keisha said...

Happy Gotcha Day MP! Sorry I didn't get around until today. Hope you saved me a slice of cake or maybe a Niptini.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

We are so happy that all your dreams (and your Mom's dreams) came true!

Kerry Barbero said...

Oh Miss Mudpie, I'm so I missed your Gotcha Day. Mom's been feeling run down from her allergies, so I haven't had access to her computer. I do hope you got extra nip naners, fishy treats and luvs from your momma! Happy Belated Gotcha Day, dear furr-iend. Luv you. -Valentine (& Mom) of Noir Kitty Mews