Friday, May 20, 2022

Happy 15th Gotcha Day, Angel Tara!

15 years ago today I brought Tara home. With the exception of the 6 weeks after she passed away before I adopted Truffles, and the month after I lost Truffles so unexpectedly before finding Mudpie, I've lived with a tortie for 15 years now. That's a lotta tortitude for one small house!

In honor of her 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.

And yes, her name at the shelter was Kelly. My mom is the one who suggested naming her Tara because of our mutual love of Gone With the Wind...

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.


What has come to amaze me over the past few years is how much of Tara I see in Mudpie. Many times I even refer to Tara as Mudpie's "grandma" even though there's no way they could possibly be biologically related. They're built the same, they like sleeping the same way, they react the same to other cats, their coat is the many similarities. 

Tara was a middle-aged ladycat when I adopted her so we didn't have a lot of years together, but the memories she left behind will remain with me for the rest of my days. 

Remembering Tara
Adopted May 20, 2007
Rainbow Bridge July 7, 2013


Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Heavenly Gotcha Day, Tara! She was beautiful.

Mickey's Musings said...

Awwwwwwww! Tara was a beauty. So glad you adopted her and gave her a wonderful life. Such a nice memory.
Purrs as you remember that sweetie.
Purrs, Julie

Patricia T said...

Once a tortie steals your heart, you can’t imagine life without one.

The Island Cats said...

Purrs to you as you remember your Angel Tara today.

Brian's Home Blog said...

Happy Gotcha Day sweetest Angel.

Sandee said...

♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you,♪♫
♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you,♪♫
♫♪Happy Gotcha Day Angel Tara,♪♫
♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you!♪♫

Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend, Mudpie. ♥

Three Chatty Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day to Angel Tara!!

Summer at said...

Tara sounds like she was a classic tortie girl. Lots of purrs as you remember her today.


Tara what a lovely ladycat you are!
I always use the current tense because in our hearts they are always alive.
We are wishing you a lovely heavenly Gotcha today.
Annabelle & Boo

pilch92 said...

Tara was a beautiful kitty. Sending you hugs as you remember her. XO

Lone Star Cats said...

Tara sure wuz pretty.

Ingrid King said...

She was a beauty! Once a tortie captures your hearts, you're a tortie lover for life! :-)