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..
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?
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!