Sunday, August 9, 2020

Happy 5th Gotcha Day, Mudpie!!!

Meows from Mudpie!

Five 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 4 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?

24 comments:

meowmeowmans said...

We love your gotcha story, Mudpie! Happy gotcha day, sweet one. You surely did gotcha yourself the most perfect home. XO

Erin the Cat Princess said...

A true love story that became a story of lifelong love and friendship. Happy 5th Gotcha Day!
Purrs
ERin

Dash Kitten Crew said...

I never ever tire of hearing your story Mudpie. A fairy tale come true!

Basil and The B Team ~ BionicBasil ® said...

What a beautiful story Mudpie and Happy Happy Happy Gotcha Day! XOX

Cleo said...

What a wonderful Gotcha story indeed, and it could never be boring. I don't remember my first day at mom and dad's, but I do remember the day this annoying couple arrived at Orange County Animal Services with the intention of leaving with a kitten, and when they saw me sitting in a room all by myself and asked to visit me, well, the rest, as they say, is history...

Ingrid King said...

I can't believe it's been five years! Happy Gotcha Day!

katsrus said...

Happy Gotcha Day.

Patricia T said...

That’s a wonderful story worth telling over and over. Happy gotcha day, Mudpie!

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie! That was a great day 5 years ago.

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy Gotcha Day!!!

The Florida Furkids

Peaches and Paprika said...

Was that YOU Mudpie peeking with one eye out of that huge box? You were and are adorable. We are so glad you found the good home you deserve with your talented human. Speaking of which congrats to your human for her MUSE MEDALLION!

Bernadette said...

Happy tears! We're so glad the universe arranged itself so that you met each other when the time was right. We never get tired of happy endings.

Brian said...

That's such a wonderful gotcha story sweet Mudpie. Happy Gotcha Day!!!!!

Eastside Cats said...

Happy Gotchaversary, Mudpie!
I'm thinking your adoption was mutually beneficial...for you and your humom.
Wishing you both many more gotcha-day celebrations.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Happy Gotcha Day Mudpie! We made you a card!
https://timmytomcat.blogspot.com/2020/08/miss-fitzs-stoned-selfie.html
It is also easy to see on our special page
https://timmytomcat.blogspot.com/p/furend-foundation.html
We are so glad you two found each other and you picked Mom to be your forever human. We love visiting you and purr for many more special days dear friend
Timmy, Dad, Toby, Rumpy, Miss Fitz and Einstein

pilch92 said...

Happy Gotha Day Miss Mudpie! You gotcha;d a wonderful, loving home. XO

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Miss Mudpie that story never gets old! Happy Gotcha Day!

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

We love your story! Happy Gotcha Day! You picked the purrfect mommy.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I love your adoption story, Mudpie! Happy gotcha day!

catladymac said...

Happy Gotcha Day Mudpie ! And many more !

nwestbooks said...

Wow! It's hard to believe that it has been five years already!! Happy Gotcha day, sweet Mudpie!
xoxo

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Happy Gotcha Day, sweetie!

The Menagerie Mom said...

Mudpie, I have always believed that you and your mommy were destined to be together. I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, even though it might not always be easy or possible to understand all the circumstances surrounding all the reasons. Your mommy went through a very sad time not long before she found you, Mudpie, but even that sadness happened for some reason that led you two to each other. I think a certain angel named Truffles had a bit to do with that.

Three Chatty Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie! You found the perfect home and perfect mom!