Wednesday, March 26, 2014

LEO'S GOTCHA DAY!

Can you believe it?? Cause I can't believe it! Oh my gosh, better believe it! My sweet Leo has been MINE for three whole years!!

I saw the sweetest little grey fluffball on the Daily Dose blog, and he was a Winnie's Wisher who needed a home! Oh boy did I want to give him that home! He had the wonderful name of Leo The Chinese Lion, which he only uses on formal occasions, and I was smitten with that kitten!

When he was 9 months old, my dreams came true and he became mine mine mine!

Here's how I first met my baby..

I's not sure 'xactly what's goin' on, but I dun think I wanna come outta this hidey hole thingie..
 
 
Ok, this is Chrystal's picture and her daughter holding him. But she passed this carrier into my car for me to transfer him to my carrier and when I opened it, this is just what I saw!


I reached in and pulled him out and he melted into my arms and clung to me. I so did not want to put him into my carrier! I just wanted to sit there and snuggle him and pet him and kiss him! But Chrystal was waiting to get her carrier back so I had to move him. Sigh. He was a good boy though and didn't fight at all.

It was an eight hour trip home and I held him about half of that time. He hung over my shoulder, much like in the following picture and I could not budge him! Strong boy, he knew where he wanted to be!

This is my spot, my shoulder to hang on, my mommy to cling to! Everyone else can just go 'way!


This is how he spent the other half of the trip. In a kennel with a litter box, food and water dishes, and a box that was supposed to be a hidey hole for him, but he was way bigger than I thought he'd be and that box did not fit him!

Ok, not crazy about this spot... I can has shoulder back again pwease?
 
 
I couldn't deny him, I loved him from the start.

My cousin once asked me what a heart kitty was, and really, I can't explain it. But once you find your heart kitty, you know exactly what it means! (And she has one now too! Made a cat lady of her!)
Leo, in case you hadn't guessed, is my heart kitty! I had never heard the term until I started reading Chrystal's blog, and then she went and gave me mine!

Thank you, Chrystal, from the bottom of my heart! I love my baby boy and I love you! (and I know you won't see this until your computer is back, but it'll be here when you're back on line!)


What does Leo want for his Gotcha day? Bet you can guess!

Yes, adoptions for other Winnie's Wish kitties! Especially his two sisters who were returned there this past summer. There are sixteen sweet kitties awaiting their forever families. Would you look and see if maybe your heart kitty is there? Or someone you know? Would you spread the word in honor of Leo's gotcha day?
Another thing you could do would be to send Winnie's Wish something from their Wish List. Food, litter, cleaning supplies and toys are always needed and appreciated!
All of our FUNdraisers are still available and they benefit Winnie's Wish too, so if you are in the market for some great toys and want to help, click on the banners on my sidebar to see the toy gifts for each one!
Of course straight up donations to Winnie's Wish are always appreciated too and there is a button on her sidebar as well as mine and it all goes to the kitties!

Chrystal has been without her computer for quite a while now and she's worried that her friends and followers will have forgotten her by the time she finally gets back up and running. Let's prove that wrong and get her lots of adoptions, gifts and support for when she gets back on line!
Every little bit and every good thought and encouraging word helps!

Thank you from Leo and me!


Now here are a few of my favorite pictures of the Gotcha Day boy!








Happy Gotcha day darling boy!

37 comments:

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

Happy Gotcha Day Leo!! AND MANY MORE!!!
Many Purrs,
The Slimmer Purrsibs
Jack, Luna, Percy, & Golden

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Awww, you found the most perfect forever home!! Happy Gotcha Day, Leo!

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

Happy Happy 3rd Gotcha Day LEO!!!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy, Happy 3rd Gotcha Day Leo. We know you have the most wonderful Mom and the perfect home.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Fur Everywhere said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Leo!!! You are very lucky to have such a loving mommy. :)

I've heard some people call heart kitties, soul kitties, and I definitely have mine in Carmine. I'm so glad you found yours, Andrea. These kitties are truly special.

Purrs and hugs,
Carmine, Milita, Jewel, and Mom Sierra

Ragdoll Mommy said...

Happy gotcha day!!!!!

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Happy Gotcha Day to Leo, we hope he has a wonderful day. He is such a gorgeous boy and we remember when he was a kitten @ Daily Dose.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Leo! We remember your adoption, though it doesn't seem like it's three years already. :-)

Have a wonderful day!

The Meezers or Billy said...

Happy Gotcha Day Leo!! You gotted the BESTEST EVER home and mom!!!

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day Leo ! You have a great forever home ! Purrs

Random Felines said...

Happy Gotcha Day Leo!!! We hope you get your wish for some more adoptions!

Cathy Keisha said...

Happy Gotcha Day Leo! TW would have melted too if she saw that little face in the carrier. Her heart kitty went OTRB about 8 1/2 years old and now she has ME.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

Happy Gotcha Day you beautiful kitty you!

Marilia Bavaresco said...

Have a wonderful Gotcha Day!!!!!!!!!

Nerissa said...

HAPPY GOTCHA DAY, LEO!

May your day be filled with love & cuddles and treats & nip. Lots & LOTS of the nip!

I just LOVED hearing 'bout how you melted into your mum's arms when you first met her. Made my heart swell with joy for you, that did. It really, really did.

Purrs,
Nissy

Bellen said...

Three years already? I remember reading about his adoption. Good Heavens, how time flies. Good for Leo and for his family!

Colehaus Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Leo! Hoping you get lots of kisses and treats! Purrs....

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Happy Gotcha Day, sweet mancat Leo!

Ann Boyajian said...

Happy Gotcha Day, beautiful Leo! You and your mom are very lucky to have found each other.

Cat said...

Happy Gotcha Day Leo you beautiful boy!!!! We are so happy you were gotcha'd into such a great home :-)

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

Happy Gotcha Day, Sweet Leo! You really lucked out, didn't you? First Chrystal then Andrea! We love all the photos!

And please tell Chrystal that there is no way we will forget her and hope she's back online really soon.

Purrs,
The Chans

da tabbies o trout towne said...

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LP said...

Wowsers! Has it been three years already?! I remember when you were got Leo! Happy Gotcha Day. You have the best Mama and family that you could ever wish for. We love all your photos...clearly you are a character!

the critters in the cottage xo

Brian said...

Happy Gotcha Day to a very special Mr. Leo!

Flynn said...

Happy Gotcha Day handsome Leo.

Eileen said...

Happy Gotcha Day Leo!!!

Sasha, Sami, & Saku

Quill and Greyson said...

What a great post! Happiest of Gotcha Days to you both!

Quill is a heart kitty for me.

Eastside Cats said...

Leo, you have the floofiest tale, and are quite the handsome boy! Congrats on your Gotcha Day!

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Leo! We hope your day has been great!

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Leo! We are so glad you were gotcha'd into such a loving forever family!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Well, in honor of The Barbarian's Gotcha Day, and since we can adopt a kitty, we sended a little sumfing to Winnie's Wish but we don't think there is any kind of little note with it--but it's In Honor of Leo
;-) Sorry, Star but it's a good cause....right?

laura brown said...

Happy Gotcha day Leo!
Looks like you made out pretty good...

Noodle

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Wow what awesome pics. Happy Gotcha day. We hope it's purrfect in every way!

Katie Isabella said...

LEO, darling precious sweetest boy. Happy belated Gotcha Day. I am so so sorry I missed it but here I am now to wish you such a great day both today as well as yesterday. Smoochies. .

Marty the Manx said...

Sorry we are late for Leo's Gotcha Day but the wish is just as sincere! HAPPY HAPPY GOTCHA DAY!!!!
So glad you and your Mom found each other Leo!
Luvs
Marty and Mom

Kjelle Bus said...

Happy Happy belated GOTCHA day Leo !
Hope you had a purrfect day :)

P.S
Me is late because my mom-person have been on the run again *sigh´s*

Jans Funny Farm said...

We remember when you picked up Leo. So glad he fit so well into your family. It's a shame his sisters were returned. Hope they get a wonderful home together soon.