Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Eight Gotchas

Today is the eighth time I can celebrate being owned by Boo, Jinx and Ping.

There may be  some who do not know about their story.
Eight summers ago some
stupid
unkind
idiotic
human dumped 3 young cats near by my house.
They took refuse under my windows.
One day I came walking up to my front entryway and found Boo & Jinx
napping on the chair in the entry way.
Naturally they bolted when they saw me, but Jinx was hungry enough that he
stuck around and asked for some food!
When I brought the food out Boo reappeared and Ping popped out of the bushes.

We had never had any animal companions.
I mistakenly believed I could keep all 3 of them as "outdoor" cats.
Boy, was I wrong.
I worried too much about them and what could happen to them.
So it didn't take long before they moved inside for good.



Ping has always had 'issues' of terrible insecurity, I don't know what those
stupid
unkind
idiotic
humans did to him, but they sure did a number on his head.
He is 100% better but he will resort to his old insecurities if anything outside
of what he considers 'normal' happens.
Jinx is the one who saved all 3 of them, of that I am convinced.
I mean why stay together?
I believe he kept them together, they were all under a year when they arrived on
our doorsteps. What did they know of the world?
Jinx was the glue then and he still is now.
He is a wise old soul.
The only issue he has is food.
I believe he remembers those days of starving, before I knew that they were out there.
He hasn't forgotten.
He doesn't to this day let me forget meal time.
He is a regular little stop watch.
Miss Boo is still the detached little girly girl she has always been.
As time as gone on, she has become more loving, but she is extraordinarily wary.
All of them do not trust strangers, can you blame them?

So to that
stupid
unkind
idiotic
human who dropped Boo, Jinx and Ping off near my home,
a big THANK YOU for giving me 3 of the most important parts of my family.

31 comments:

  1. As we are every year since we have known you, we are ever so glad you found them. And that they are yours.

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  2. We're so glad you all found each other. Happy Gotcha-versary - for you and the kitties.

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  3. Happy gotcha day to three very special kitties!

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  4. We are so glad that they turned up at your doorstep. These things are meant to be. Mummy just can't understand why some people are so cruel to animals. Happy 8th anniversary of you all finding each other and everlasting happiness :)xx

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  5. Happy Gotcha Day Abby! Thanks fur sharing the heartwarming story wif us. xoxo

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  6. Oh, this gotcha story of Jinx, Boo and Ping made us smile. We're so glad you found each other and enriched each others lives. :)

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  7. Thank you for sharing the story. And very happy Gotcha Day!

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  8. Awwwww beautiful Boo, Jinx and Ping!!! Me and Charlie wish you all a happy happy happy Gotcha Day!!! Yay!Take care
    x

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  9. Happy 8th Gotcha Day to Boo, Jinx and Ping!

    And we hope that what the stupid, unkind, idiotic human(s) did has come back to bite him/her in the *ss a thousandfold.

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  10. Thank goodness they arrived at your door - the outcome could have been so different. Thank you for caring for them and giving them the love they deserve.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  11. What a beautiful story. I'm so happy it has a happy ending. I will never understand how people can be so cruel to poor defenseless animals who ask for nothing other than a little kindness and maybe a little food.

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  12. Happy Gotcha Day!!! While we will never applaud stupid people, we are so glad this worked out.....

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  13. We love happy endings...3 lucky kitties finding 2 lucky humans.

    Mom is a firm believer in what goes around comes around and by now we are confident those ,stupid, unkind, idiotic sub beings have met their match.
    Hugs Madi and Mom

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  14. Happy Gotcha Day to one terrific trio!!!

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  15. I love this story! What kind folk you are and what joy the trio have brought to the household :) Happy Gotcha day xox

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  16. eben if we knowed the story we likes hearing it again!

    xoxo
    Ms. Stella O'Houligan

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  17. Happy gotcha day you three!! We're so glad you found such a great home, but we're so sorry you had to go through that mess with the idiots who dumped you!

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  18. This beautiful story made our day! Happy Gotcha Day guys!!! How long do you think they were they abandoned before you discovered them? It's very unusual for a male cat to take charge that way. Litters will scatter well before a year and if they stay together it's usually a matriarchal link.

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  19. Happy Eighth Gotcha Day times three!!!!

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  20. HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY (EIGHT HAPPY'S!!) GOTCHA DAY!!

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  21. AWESOME POST! We are glad for Boo, Jinx, and Ping that the Idiotic, unkind, stupid human dropped them off in (by luck) the right spot.

    "One, Two, Three, Four,
    Gotcha Days and then there's more.
    Five, Six, Seven, Eight;
    Eight Gotcha Days are great!"

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  22. That's such a great story! Happy Gotcha Day, Boo, Jinx and Ping!!

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  23. Oh, what a sad beginning for 3 beautiful furrangels. I will never, ever, understand people who are cruel to animals. But as you say, their loss is so much your gain! What lovely treasures....
    ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥- thank you for your kind purrrs for Scooter...... the v-t said to take the steroid dose right down to a quarter a pill a day, so I did that today, but poor Scoot still had a bad reaction.... will speak to the v-t again tomorrow.

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  24. That's so sweet! They were lucky to find you!
    Purrs

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  25. Happiest of Gotcha Days!
    We are so glad all turned out well for 3 delightful kitties!

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  26. They had a rough start, but what a sweet ending! Its heartbreaking to think of what people will do to animals. I often wonder about our MMM. But, anyway, Happy Gotcha Day to all three! God was looking out for you.

    Thank you, Debra, so much for your condolences and words of wisdom. It seems you always know what to say, then say it beautifully. Thanks to friends like you, this ordeal has been a little easier. The manner of her passing and my participation in it has been a comfort as well. Thank you so much. Take care and God bless you.


    Purrs,
    Paula & the Twinkletoe Tails Gang

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  27. Happiest of days, the day you found each other.

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  28. Happy Gotcha Day to the Fab 3! We are so happy that they ended up in your very, very loving home.

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  29. What a beautiful story. Jinx is a wise kitty...We loved how you explained he was the glue.

    Happy Happy Gotcha Day x8!!!

    xo, Katie & Glogirly

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  30. Happy 8th Gotcha Day Boo Jinx and Ping.

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  31. sigh.. I love stories like this even if it does make me all leaky

    Happy anniversary.

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