Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Leo's Gotcha Day!

Two years! Can you believe it?! I can't!

It's been TWO years since we made the eight hour drive to Illinois to get my sweet baby boy! My little (ha!) Leo! My great big 9 month old baby boy!

I can still remember the first moment I got my hands on him. I opened Chrystal's carrier and looked at him, face to face, not face to blog picture. I smiled and cooed and, when he didn't move, reached in and pulled him into my arms. He melted into me!

Leo on his way to me 2 years ago.

I knew Chrystal was waiting, but I couldn't help it, I took a moment to snuggle and tell him how much I already loved him and how happy I was that he was going home with me!

I held my baby at least half of the trip, he hung over my shoulder, leaning into my head in what I would come to call the Leo Scarf pose. I was never happier to not be able to move my head in my life!

The other half of the trip he spent in this cage.
By the look on his face, I think he was happier on my shoulder!

 Two views of 'Leo Scarf"
He'd stay like that for hours if I could sit still that long!

At this moment, my darling boy is on the Royal Footstool between my feet, head on my ankle. I'm as happy today as I was when I got him from Chrystal! Happier even, because I know my Leo is as devoted to me as I am to him!

Yes yes, I know he loves Greg too, but he's still MY kitty!


If there is one ding on our happy Gotcha day here, it's that one of Leo's sisters is still in the Cathouse. Don't get me wrong, I am THRILLED that the rest of them were adopted! Three of them so recently! But we want a happy home for Spritz too. If you know someone who needs a wonderful kitty who needs time to overcome her shy ways, please send them over to see her at Daily Dose!


Ok, now, as long as you are here, kitties! Lets all have some nip and ham and chickens and niptinis! Help us celebrate Leo's second Gotcha Day!!
Rock on! It's my Gotcha Day! Whoooo!


Mr Puddy said...

You cracked me up last photo...Ha..Ha..Ha
Happy Gotcha Day Leo !!!!
and I feel great to know how your pawrents love you. 8 hours drive !!!
I hope you have a wonderful day with lots of treats and toys
and of course, I do purr for Spritz to have home : )
Happy Cuddle

Sparkle said...

Happy gotcha day, Leo! I am keeping my paws crossed that a home comes along for Spritz very soon!

ZOOLATRY said...

Happy Gotcha, Cutie Pie ...
Hugs and Purrs,
Maggy and Zoey

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Happy happy gotcha day, Leo! We hope you get to celebrate in style!

We are said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Leo!!! We is sooo happy you found such wonderful humans and such a great home! :)

Carmine, Milita, and Jewel

Crafting Queen said...

Happy Gotcha Day Leo!!!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...


Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy 2nd Gotcha Day, Leo! We can't believe that two years have flown by so quickly either. Seriously!

Have a fabulous day with LOTS of extra treats!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Leo! We remember when you were adopted! Such a happy day it was!!!

The Chans

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy 2nd Gotcha Day Leo - we'll join you for nip and niptinis and help you celebrate with your Mom.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Happy Gotcha Day Leo, we will purrs that your sister finds her forever home soon. Now let's party!!!!

Random Felines said...

Happy Gotcha Day Leo!!!! We are so happy you were caughted by Miss Chrystal and then gotcha'd by your mom and dad (and yes, even your sis-fur)

Cat said...

I remember Leo's transport like it was yesterday!!!! Congratulations on two wonderful years together and wishing you many, many more filled with love and purrs :-)

Janet Blue said...

Concatulations Leo. It is so purrfect to have a Mommy and a Daddy that are so smitten with you; even though; you have to share their attention with Star! Purrs and hugs from the kittes at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

The Slimmer Pugs, Kitties, and Mama said...

Happy Gotcha Day Leo! Oursas is coming up April 4th.
Much Luvums,
Golden & Percy Slimmer

ra husky said...

Happy gotcha day mate!!


The Furries of Whisppy said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Handsome Leo!

Brian said...

I so remember when you came home Leoz, Happy Gotcha Day pal!

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Happy Gotcha Day Leo and many, many, many moooooore!! Now lets Party!!
Your TX furiends,

da tabbies o trout towne said...

a veree happee gotcha day leo N heerz ta a bazillion mor...enjoy yur day, haz fun, eat plentee oh treets, dig inta de nip, get buzzard up on sum grate grass N we hope yur mom cooks ya sum pizza pies, trout, flounder, ham samiches, pork roast N donuts for diner !!!

Bellen said...

I remember reading about you going to get Leo. Two years already? Good Heavens, where did they go?

Colehaus Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, sweet Leo!!! Sending snuggles and purrs....

cats of wildcat woods said...

Happy Gotcha Day - glad you found such a great home!

Jacqueline said...

Happy Gotcha Day, handsome Leo!...What a precious baby he was and the scarf pose is adorable!...We are so glad he found such a wonderful forever home and hope the same happens for beautiful Spritz asap...The last photo is cute, too silly!!...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Katie Isabella said...

Happy Gotcha Day dearest handsome sweet and soft Leo. XXXOOO Love you.

Katnip Lounge said...

Just a quickie:


Jan's Funny Farm said...

We remember when you got Leo. Hard to believe it's been 2 years. Happy Gotcha Day, Leo.

We don't have an email addy for you, so in re to your comment on our blog - yes, a capybara is a rodent, the largest in the world. :)

And while we're here, would you like to be interviewed by us felines for Mousebreath? Let us know.

jansfunnyfarm AT gmail DOT com

Meg & Quill said...

Happy Gotcha Day to you!! What a lucky kitty you are!

savannahspawtracks.com said...

Happy Happy Gotcha Day Leo!! YEA!!! Your Mom really wanted you to drive all that way to fetch you home furrever and furrever...and you do make a very handsome scarf if I do say so myself...purrrs

LP said...

Happy Gatch Day Leo! You sure were a beautiful boy with all your floofs in the cage photo on your way to your forever home!
We are glad you and your Mama found one another!

the critters in the cottage xo

Photo Cache said...

the last picture tells everyone leo is superhappy with you too catmama.

happy gotcha day leo.

emma and buster

Cara n Crew said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Leo!

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Leo! We hope you're having a great day!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Happy 2nd Gotcha Day LEO!!! May there be many more...

Oui Oui said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Leo! And many, many more happy ones to come. Looks like someone is going to have a hangover tomorrow!

We are purring for your sister. We hope her family finds her soon. Our Mica Moo has taken a couple years to settle in here, but she is so loving. We're sure Spritz is like that too. We'll be purring for her!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Happy Gotcha Day! The Human had a kitty once who loved that Feline Scarf Pose. That kitty, of course, is **not** me!

Sheesh. A whole post without even a Star MENTION. This better not happen very often.

Purrs for Spritz!

Clooney said...

Happy Belated Gotcha Day to my boy Leo! (Sorry to be late my Human was out of town.) We also really dig your scarf pose, sounds like you are a Mama's boy just like me, how cool! So happy you ended up with the awesome family you did.

The Cat From Hell said...

Here me is! Late (as always) Me needs a new secretary!
But that will NOTS stops me from singing!
♥♥♫♪Happy Gottcha day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸
¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha day to you ♪♫•*¨*
•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha day Dear Leo!!!!! ♪♫•*
¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha day to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥