Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Remember When

Where do I start with my life here with my folks? I suspose at the beginning, that would be July 7, 2009. You see the first six months of my life were not easy . . . we are not sure what happened but I know that I was on my own . . .  it wasn't working very well until that fantastic day when I heard a family in their backyard having a picinic . . .

First Photo of Me~ 7 July 2009

Little did I know that by following their voices or smelling their food, not sure which right now, that my life would change furever . . . for the bestest of the best . . . 

You can see by this photo my ribs are showing, you could count them if you look really hard.

. . . the people that lived at this picinic place always fed the outside kitties only to have their hearts broken when they would one day never return, I found this out later. I have heard the mom talk about all of the tears she shed when one of them would come up missing and she said no more feeding a stray cat any more. Well, since I was now at their house I thought this not a very good rule . . .  probably if I knew of this rule I might not have stopped by . . .

Working my magic and casting my spell.

The head man of the group outside noticed right away that I was starving. He wanted to feed me but the woman here said NO! And I say very rude of her, what did I ever do to her!! The man said that I was so skinny and needed food, he thought the rice krispie treat that I stole from their grandbean (and yes I feel bad about taking it from her now) was not enough nutrution for me and he was going to give me something to eat. Well I quickly picked up my ears and liked what I was hearing.

My first meal here! Oh boy was it ever good!!

Well the not wanting woman, later to be my mom, was yaking and yaking at him and said if he fed me then I was her cat! She was not going to have her heart broken anymore by loving an outside kittie and have them MIA . . . bla . . . bla . . . .bla. Never again. She told the man, later to be my dad, that this cat would be part of the family! Phew, I couldn't believe what I was hearing!!

Didn't have to work my magic on this one~she fell for me right away.
Pay no attention to the stupid look on her face~remember she was under my spell.

Well, after the food bowl came out the yaking woman stopped with the noise and just cuddled me. It felt soooooooo beyond great! I knew this was a start of something . . .

To my surprise after the food came out the woman here brought out a toy for me to play with. I thought that was mighty sweet of her. I decided then and there that if she couldn't talk that guy in letting me be their inside kittie I would stay outside near the house and never ever leave them. Gee, who would want to pass up on this place?

Still trying to work my magic on this guy. He was not as easy as the woman.
Strange how things change, I thought he would be the push over.

Just love this photo . . . this was the moment!

I had underestimated the woman here. She finally put her foot down and said to the man and I quote, "You fed the cat, the cat in mine. If the cat cannot be inside then you will built the cat a place to live outside where it will be safe from harm and cannot run away. It would be a big pen, screened in, and it would be near the house." That was so much easier than I thought it would be. I think by this point I was actually smiling . . .

First photo taken INSIDE the house.
This is the same day that I came across the picinic!

Soon after that wonderful meeting there was a trip to the vet for a check up, shots, and to find out I was a girl. Next was the surgery thing which when I had it I had to stay inside for ten days. That was just the window of opportunity that the mom and I need to both work our magic on the dad . . . and the rest as some say is history . . . I have a most wonderful life here and don't even remember a thing about being on my own for those first few months of my life.

My folks are great and I have them wrapped around my paws, as they should be. But you know what? They have me wrapped around their hearts!


Simba said...

Gracie, we so love your Gotcha story! We read about it on your blog once, but it is a story we love to read again and again. LOVE the kitten pictures of you and your happy humans.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Gracie, what a wonderful story! Our mom would have been under your spell at first glance. You were so heart-breakingly thin...But we're so glad you're healthy and happy and LOVED now, forever.

haopee said...

That's why I don't like kitties. They're cute, adorable and manipulative!

You definitely have them in your paws alright! LOL!

Huggies and Cheese,


Laila and Minchie said...

Love your Gotcha story, Gracie! Everyone won in this one!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Gracie you found yourself the best furever home with so much love. We are so happy that you were in the right place at the right time.
Luv Lucy xx

The Furries of Whisppy said...

What an AMAZING story! Girl power!

Julie Baugh said...

What an amazing story - I would have fallen for you too.


What a super gotcha story! We can't imagine anybuddy being able to resist you!

The Florida Furkids

ArtemisiaFSS said...

We had complete faith that your Mom would get you in the house. We know how much Sassy going MIA broke her heart.

We love that the Daddy feed you, he should have know to open the door and let your right in the house the moment he did, cause you were already their housecat. He just didn't know it yet.

meowmeowmans said...

What a beautiful gotcha story, Gracie! It's clear to us that you, and your Mom and Dad were destined to be together. Ain't love grand? :)


Moosey and Dad

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, we always thought you charmed your dad first and he couldn't resist you but turns out to be a tie. Your dad fed you so your mom could claim you. :)

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

ohhhhh Gracie!!! Those photos! that story!!! My heart is just melting everywhere! Soooo beautiful!