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!