Monday, May 29, 2017

Belated Gotcha Day and Memorial Day

Oh I did it again... First I miss Leo's gotcha day, then I miss our blogoversary, now I've gone and missed the girls gotcha day on the 26th too!! Bad cat mommy, bad!

I think most of you know their story? Chrystal rescued seven feral kittens and TNRed their very very feral mom. I fell in love with Leo the Chinese Lion immediately and when he was about 9 months old, drove eight hours to get him. I had considered briefly getting Glitter with him but we already had Star and were sure she didn't want one kitty invading her home, much less two. So we got my boy.
Glitter and Cashmere were adopted together and I thought all was right in the world.

However, things went awry with Glitter and Cashmere's adoption. The family broke up and the cats were mistreated and Chrystal took them back. She has never told me the whole story, but just says they were in bad shape when she got them back and that she wouldn't take pictures because they looked so bad. After their fur grew back and they got some weight back on, Chrystal started looking for a home for them again. None showed up.

Chrystal briefly considered trading Glitter for a shelter cat, knowing that the friendly beauty would probably get adopted better if she were seen in person. This would leave her sister alone though, and they were bonded. This was the sign for me, no way, not gonna happen! They will stay together, I told Chrystal, and they will come to me! So we made another eight hour drive and got two fluffy sweeties!

I have never been happier! It took them some time, Cashmere more than Glitter, but they are the sweetest, cuddliest, most fluffilicious girls ever! I love my three Wishers and considering how they like to stay glued to me, I think it's safe to say that they love me too! Ok, Cashmere loves Greg more than she loves me, but she still loves me darn it! :)

Happy Gotcha day my darling girls! So sorry I'm late!

Double tummy fluff! (glitter on the left, Cashmere on the right)

All three lined up (Left to right, Cashmere, Glitter, Leo)

Kitten picture! (Left to right, Leo, Glitter, Cashmere, and sister Spritz tucked in under Leo)
Today is Memorial Day here in the United States of America!
Thank you to all those who have served and have given their lives in defense of this country. We are grateful for the freedom you have provided.



Brian said...

Happy Gotcha Day beautiful girls and Happy Memorial Day too.

Summer said...

I didn't know about Glitter and Cashmere's previous adoption - how awful for them! And how awesome that you stepped up and adopted them!

Have a happy and grateful Memorial Day.

Eastside Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Glitter and Cashmere, and Happy Blogoversary too! Extra treats will help the cats forget that you missed the date a little

The Island Cats said...

We love that pic of the three of them all lined up. Happy Gotcha Day, Glitter and Cashmere! And Happy Blogoversary too!

Cathy Keisha said...

Happy Gotcha Day to Cashmere and glitter!

Photo Cache said...

Ladies so glad you finally got your happily ever after even though it was a long time coming for you both. Happy Gotcha Day.

Emma and Buster

Katie Isabella said...

Happy Gotcha Day girls! I did not know you girls had been through that before you came home. Thank heavens Chrystal got them back and that the persons who had them had a strain of decency and surrounded them. They know only love now. That makes me happy. xxx

Chrystal Parker said...

SO SO SO happy that those two girls (and their brother Leo) are with YOU!!!!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

happee bee lated gotcha day two ewe gorgeouz gals ~~~~~ N heerz two another 1000 ♥♥♥♥♥

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Happy Belated Gotcha Day!

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

When a good household is busy, some things get missed. Happy all those missed days to you all!

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

A Belated Happy Gotcha Day!