Sunday, August 04, 2013

Triple Gotcha




Mr Jinx and Boo

Boo and Ping


Jinx and Ping

It was the summer of 2004.
I remember hearing a cat's cry one evening while sitting in the den.
It wasn't an unusual event and I did not think any more of it.
Then one day not too many days later upon rounding the corner
to the front door what did I see but a gray tabby and
a black and white tuxedo cat asleep in the lounge chair.
When they saw me the tuxedo cat jump up and ran into the bushes.
The gray tabby just sat there and let me pet him.
I immediately went and got a can of tuna and
what happened?
A orange tabby jumped out from the bushes.
He was the most skittish.
What did we know about cats then?
I thought I could I have three outdoor cats and all would be well.
Little did I know.
Oh so little.
It didn't take long before it became too worrisome for me to leave me
outside, especially after the horror of the hurricane season that year.
We had 5 storms come through our area of Florida.
So we got them to come inside the garage.
Jinx and Boo were fine with that, but Ping, well Ping is an adventurer.
He liked the outdoors.
It didn't take long before Boo conned her way inside.
It seemed OK to let both boys stay out in the garage together.
(like I said what did I know?)
But then, and now we are closer to Decemeber as best as I remember,
Ping did not come home one night.
I didn't want Jinx out in the garage alone, so he came in.
The next night Ping came home and he too came inside as well, and that is how
three abandoned cats came to live a pampered indoor life.
I've said it many times, and I sincerely mean it. I thank the thoughtless, unkind idiot person(s)
who abandoned dropped turned loose left at my doorstep 3 young cats. They mean
the world to me and they are safe and happy, no thanks to you. Or maybe I should
say thanks to you they are safe with me.
I will never understand how someone could take three obviously indoor cats
and plop them outside away from whatever life they had before.
I guess, that too many people think cats can live well enough on their own
outdoors. NEWS FLASH: they can't. At least not for long.
But, that is another topic all together.
Today, I truly do celebrate our 9th GOTCHA.
We are all glad to celebrate it with you.
One more year of happiness in knowing we are all well loved
by our families and friends.
Thank you for stopping by and sharing it with us!
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  1. Happy Gotcha day!! What a story, thank you so much for caring and taking them in. You have given the kitties a great gift and they return that gift in loves. What a delight!

  2. Ping I hope that your Gotcha Day is a happy one for your Mum--and that Abby is doing okay and maybe even gets to come home after seeing the specialist. Purrs.

  3. We very much wish you the best Gotcha Day ever. All the kitties, and you, deserve some happy memory time.

  4. Wow, that's an awesome rescue story! Happy gotcha day three times over!

  5. Happy Triple Gotcha Day !!!
    I think it's an intensive course how to please the kitties..MOL
    I love love the story, for me it's a kind of cute : )
    and Ping, I think you are the first who train your mom...Wanna see you, give you a tuna..Ha..Ha..Ha
    I hope you all three and your family have a pawsome day

    (((( Happy Hugs ))))

  6. Happy gotcha day to you, Boo, Jinx and Ping! You kitties were lucky in your choice of humans after being dropped off so callously. Or was that smart? ;-)

    I'm still purring my hardest for Abby.

  7. Happy Gotcha Day, Boo, Jinx and Ping! We're so glad your Mom brought all three of you into the house to enjoy a life of pampering you so deserve. :)

  8. That is some story! happy Gotcha day to all three of you xx

  9. We want to wish all of you a happy gotcha day. We know it's an incredibly difficult time, so give your mom nose kisses for posting for you.


  10. Happy Triple Gotcha day, sometimes it is fortunate for cats to be abandoned by idiot owners, in this case it definitely was, you three could not have been dumped in a better place and found such a wonderful and loving home.

    We hope you have a lovely day together, surrounded by love

    Gerry, Mungo & The Ape xx

  11. Happy Gotcha Day to all three of you. That made mom's eyes leak a bit but in happiness at your finding a loving home..not sadness. xoxoxoxoxox

  12. Happy Gotcha Day! You really planned how to get inside very well!

  13. Happy Gotcha Day to Ping, Jinx, and Boo!!!!!! We are so glad they found you.

  14. Happy Gotcha Day to Ping, Jinx and Miss Boo! What a great gotcha day story!

  15. Happy gotcha day to three very lucky cats! We're so glad they have such a wonderful home together with you.

  16. Happy gotcha day! They are very lucky to have landed on your porch.

  17. Happy, Happy Gotcha Day to Ping, Jinx and Miss Boo. Thank goodness they were left at your door and not left in the middle of nowhere. Thank you for caring.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  18. Happy Gotcha Day X THREE!!!! You showed up much the same way we did...and we agree IN is the BEST!!!

  19. sometimes things work out exactly as they were supposed to.

    Happy Gotcha Day!!

  20. Happy Gotcha Day to you 3. And to your mom who was gotcha'd too. :)

  21. We are so happy you were Gotcha'd!

  22. That's one of the best gotcha stories I've ever heard.
    One that will touch our hearts for a long, long time.

  23. Happy Gotcha Day Boo, Jinx, Ping! We are so happy you ended up with the amazing Mom and Dad you did! Kitty lottery for sure!

  24. Happy Gotcha Day to all three! They say things happen in 3's and the yours happened all in the same day. And the silver lining is, they found the best home ever. Here's to many more happy years together!

  25. Happy Gotcha Day, you three! How blessed the day that you and your family gotcha'd each other. :)

  26. Happy Gotcha Day! We always love your gotcha story. Our Mumsy took in all us Kwee Cats here, so we especially like your kind of happy ever after story :-) You guys take such good care of your Mom, we are very proud of you. We looking forward to celebrating many more anniversaries with you guys. Hugs and extra kitty kisses to you all.

  27. we iz knot a loud ta play on line veree much like hard lee ever at all....on de week oh endz... sew we missed yur gotcha day guys...wanted ta stop bye two day with best fishes N mice creem dishes N happee gotcha day bee lated wishes...heerz ta 900 bazillion mor gotcha dayz...hope ewe had fun N enjoyed, hope everee one getted sum flounder, sea bass, salmon, mackerull, herring, perch, toona, trout, ham samiches, friez, pizza pies, sghetti, noe burd, burgerz, steaks, oceanfish, bloo gill, hope each oh ewe getted a 2013 CATillax car and a new cat tree witha full lee stocked fridge attached....XOXOXOXO

  28. Happy Gotcha Day dear Jinx,Ping and Boo !!
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

  29. Happy Gotcha Day you three beautiful kitties. How fortunate you were to find this forever home. You, obviously, found the purrfect place to spend your lives. Hope you are giving your mom extra loving during this difficult time for Abby. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo


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