Friday, August 9, 2019

Happy 4th Gotcha Day, Mudpie!!!

Meows from Mudpie!

Four 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 3 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. Tattle tails!!!


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?

28 comments:

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie!

We are so glad you and your mommy found each other :)

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Mickey's Musings said...

We love that story!
Mum inherited Georgia and JJ from an older lady she helped.
When she passed, mum took us in. Julie was rescued from the great outdoors.
She was running around her sister's neighbourhood. Mum could never resist a black cat ;)
Purrs,Georgia,Julie and JJ

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie! We love you and can't imagine OUR lives without you. And thank you for taking care of your Mommy. We know she's been through a lot and I bet you've helped her heal.

Ingrid King said...

Happy Gotcha Day, you lucky little girl!

Brian said...

That is a most wonderful story, Happy Gotcha Day sweet Mudpie!!!

Patricia T said...

Sweet memories, Mudpie and Melissa!

Random Felines said...

HAPPY Gotcha Day Mudpie!!

Eastside Cats said...

Happy, happy Gotchaversary, Mudpie! What a lovely adoption story!

Three Chatty Cats said...

Oh my goodies! A very big Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie!

World of Animals, Inc said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie!!!! We loved seeing the memories of mom picking you up to come to your forever home. Hope you have a fun time celebrating today. Thanks for sharing the photos.
World of Animals

Timmy Tomcat said...

Happy Gotcha Day Mudpie! That is a wonderful story and we are so glad you and Mom met each other. Wow you looked so comfortable right from the start. I remember my first day with Dad. I too moved right in and took charge of the place. We wish you many happy returns of this wonderful day for you and Mom too

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That is a lovely story. Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie!

catladymac said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie & Mama - and many more !

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie. We love that story.

The Florida Furkids

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie! We know how happy you make your mom. You’re one lucky girl.

Catscue Cat Mom said...

What a sweet story, I'm so glad you two found one another and extra glad that your Mom shares you with all of us!

Happy Gotcha Day precious Mudpie!

pilch92 said...

Happy Gotcha Day sweet Miss Mudpie! XO

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

That's a story I never get tired of hearing Miss Mudpie. Happy Gotcha day!

nwestbooks said...

Aww, Mudpie, Happy Gotcha Day! You've made your mom so happy, and you've made all of her readers happy too! We love you, Mudpie!!!

Cathy Keisha said...

It was a romance made in heavent.

Cathy Keisha said...

Happy Gotcha Day MP!

katsrus said...

Happy Gotcha Day. So glad you found a forever home.
Sue B

Cat Chat With Caren and Cody (Caren Gittleman) said...

Happy Happy 4th Gotcha Day Mudpie!!! Here's to many, many more!!!!!!! You couldn't have picked a better Mama!!! Lots of love from all of us!

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Happy gotcha day, Mudpie! I love your story and I'll never tire of hearing it. Do you know that before I came home with my human, I stayed in a hotel room with her? Already our lives together sort of got defined!

Kiril Kundurazieff said...
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Valentine said...

Happy belated Gotcha Day Wishes to my wonderful Tortie lady furriend. You and your momma were meant to be together. That shelter thought so, too! Kisses.

The Menagerie Mom said...

Mudpie, I'm so sorry we're so late to visit (it's this here silly human's fault!)! We want to wish you the happiest Gotcha Day ever! You and your mommy were destined to be together. Purrs!

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy belated Gotcha Day Mudpie ! We're glad you found a wonderful forever home ! Purrs