Monday, August 9, 2021

Happy 6th Gotcha Day, Mudpie!!!

Meows from Mudpie!

Six 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 5 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.

Note from Mommy: I thank Cod for you every single day too, precious girl!

Do you remember the day you moved to your forever home?


Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie! Forever homes with Mommas like ours are the best. ~Lily

Mickey's Musings said...

Ooooooo I love this story!!
Everything worked out so well like it was meant to be :)
Mudpie, you got a pawsome home.
We also have 1 thing in common. I do not
play well with other cats either.
I tolerated them when I first came here.
Now that I am the only cat left, I have mum all to myself and I love that!!
Purrs, Julie

ZOOLATRY said...

A lovely story (for some reason, we'd not read before?) ... some things are just meant to be, you two were meant to be! A "two times special day" that was and here it is again to celebrate with joy and love ~ Happy Gotcha Day to Mudpie and Melissa!
(Who Got Who?)

Patricia T said...

I am so glad you and Mommy found each other, Mudpie! Happy gotcha day!

The Florida Furkids said...

We always enjoy reading your story. Happy Gotcha Day sweet girl.

The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie! You found a great home!!

The Menagerie Mom said...

Mudpie, we're wishing you the happiest Gotcha Day ever! You and your mommy were meant to be together, and we're so happy you found each other. Purrs (and lots of squeezies) to you!

Brian's Home Blog said...

Such a sweet story! Happy Gotcha Day beautiful Mudpie!!!

Catscue Cat Mom said...

Awww, what a wonderful story and such a precious girl! I just love a happy ending. Happy 6th Gotcha Day!

Sandee said...

♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you,♪♫
♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you,♪♫
♫♪Happy Gotcha Day Dear Mudpie,♪♫
♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you!♪♫

Have a purrfect Gotcha Day, Mudpie. My best to your mom. ♥

Leah said...

Awww! What a marvelous story, Mudpie! Happy Gotcha Day!

The Swiss Cats said...

6 years already ? Time flies ! Happy Gotcha Day, Mudpie ! Purrs


Mudpie it's a wonderful gotcha story and we hope you share it every year!
Happy Gotcha Miss Mudpie and Mommie!

catladymac said...

Happy Gotcha Day Mudpie ! And many many more !

CRYSTAL said...

What a nice story.

pilch92 said...

Happy 6th Gotcha Day!!! XO

Denise said...

Happy Gotcha Day!. What a beautiful story, Mudpie!

Summer at said...

Happy gotcha day, Mudpie!

katsrus said...

Happy Gotcha Day.

Timmy Tomcat said...

I sure do remember the day I moved into my new home. I looked up at Dad and gave him all the love I could and he did the same back to me. It was so special and we even have a picture! Love seeing you napping in your new home. That shows you felt right at home
Happy Gotcha Day Mudpie!

meowmeowmans said...

You are right, Mudpie! We never get tired of hearing you and Mommy's gotcha story. Happy Gotcha Day! XO

Three Chatty Cats said...

A very big happy gotcha day, Mudpie!