Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Leo's 7th Gotcha Day!

This is the face I fell in love with on Chrystal's Blog, Daily Dose, even before it was known as Winnie's Wish, seven years ago.

Baby Leo: Um.. Halp, I dun like no peoples.. I's just a wee baby kitten, why you touchin' me? Halp pwease, someone...

Such a scaredy-cat! Such a feral little thing! And please, scroll back up and look at them feet!! Fronts and backs! Oh my gosh, who wouldn't want that little fuzzball with all them toes and that sweet face?!

And then these:
Baby Leo: Um, hey, I think I already gave you my opinion on peoples and the touchin' thing.. no like!

Baby Leo: Ok, now this distance, I can deal with. You stay over there, I'll stay over here. All good?

Baby Leo: Hey, human lady, I'm ready to play now. Where's muh toys? Ok, no touchie, but you can play with me now.

Of course he got over his fear of people, well of Chrystal, and tamed nicely. I contacted Chrystal and after several email mishaps where we couldn't get mail from each other, we eventually started working on finding some way for me to get this little darling.

Teen-age Leo: So, 'kay, the lady here is ok. I kinda like her, she can pet me and give me snacks and I'm happy that I'm not outside in the cold now.

He was nine months old when I got him and I expected a lanky half grown kitten. I got a lanky adult size kitty! But we connected immediately! He rode home half the time on my shoulder, half the time in a kennel. He was not happy in the kennel as you can see.

Teen-age Leo: Um, halp? Not so sure about humans again.. Well, really just not sure about this cage thing, or the man person, but the lady person has a nice shoulder. Can I go back there?

Sure you can!

Teenage Leo: Ok, this is better. I might even purr.. (he did, but only for a little bit)

It was an eight hour drive back home with him, he was on my shoulder about half of that time. Talk about a stiff neck! But it was more than worth it!

Leo and I bonded on that trip home and in the days to come as he adjusted to our house and Star, the cranky senior kitty we had then, he attached to me even more. When he came out of his safe room/homebase/whatever you call it, he would follow me around. When he'd explore on his own, if he couldn't find me again, he'd meow and call for me and I'd go get him. He'd come running up as if to say, "You wont believe where I've been! Let me tell you all about it!" Eventually when he'd get 'lost' and would meow, all I had to do is call his name and he'd figure out how to get back to me. Such a smart boy! It didn't take him long at all!

Once he got over his fear of the stairs, he started sleeping with me all night and has never stopped. That's my boy, my baby, my little (BIG) sweetheart! He's my heart kitty and I love him so much!

I am so grateful to Chrystal for trusting me with him! And then a few years later, for giving him two of his sisters too! I love them all! But Leo is, and always will be, my heart kitty, my special boy.


There are several kitties in Winnie's Wish right now who want a person of their own. Someone they can maybe be their heart kitty? Someone out there is the absolute right wonderful person for each of these kitties! Are you one of them? How about a friend or family member of yours? Perhaps your friend knows the wonderful forever home for one or more of these kitties. We wont know unless we share! So please, Look over at the Daily Dose blog, pick a kitty from the sidebar and share it on whatever social media you use!
Just below my posts is a link to their petfinder, share that if nothing else!

Thank you!! I couldn't think of anything better than to have Leo's Gotcha day post to be the catalyst for another Wisher getting a home!

Here are the two most wanting of a home and person of their own of the wishers!

Sunspot! Doesn't like other kitties, but LOVES attention from people

Theo! He's a lover boy! He may take a while to adjust, but it will be worth it!
Thank you for sharing!! Thank you for caring! And thank you for being our friends for so many years of blogging!

Those of you who know me on facebook will have noted that it was actually Yesterday that was Leo's gotcha day.. I kept thinking the date was Wednesday... oops, bad mommy! Don't worry, he got lots of love and a special snack to make it up to him!


Katie Isabella said...

Leo...Happy Gotcha Day. It was a good day for me too. I love our visits through the tunnel and our special snoozes in our caves. XXXXXX

Brian said...

Dang, 7 years? I so remember when you came home. Happy Gotcha Day from all of us Leo!

Eastside Cats said...

Leo, wishing you a very Happy Gotcha Day! I would have snapped you up too, handsome!

Summer said...

Happy gotcha day, Leo! Seeing your kitten photos, it's no wonder your human fell in love with you!

Caren Gittleman said...

Happy 7th Gotcha Day Sweetie!!! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

da tabbies o trout towne said...

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Photo Cache said...

Happy happy Gotcha Day Leo. You were cute then and hunky cute now. So glad you and your human found each other.

Emma and Buster

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Gotcha Day, handsome boy!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Happy Gotcha Day Leo!Such sweet kitty photos. ANd I hope all these Winnie's Wishers get adopted.

Mary McNeil said...

Happy Gotcha Day, sweet boy ! And many more !

Lone Star Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day!

William's Kith & Kin said...

Happy gotcha day, Leo! Who wouldn't have fallen in love with that cute little baby face?

The Island Cats said...

Wow, we remember when you were adopted, Leo. Have a Happy Gotcha Day!

meowmeowmans said...

Happy gotcha day, Leo! We are so glad you were gotcha'd into the bestest home ever!

LP said...

Wow! Seven years! We remember when you got Leo!!! We can't believe seven years have flown by! Gulp. Where did the time go?!!! We are really happy you have Leo and his sisters too! Happy Gotcha Day to a very sweet and special boy! Here's to many more years in your wonderful home! XO

Sophie and the critters in the cottage xo

World of Animals, Inc said...

Happy Gotcha Day Leo. You were and still are a handsome guy. Thank you for all the hard work that you do. Time does go by fast when surround yourself with these little bundles of joy. Have a great upcoming Easter.
World of Animals

D Ma said...

happy gotcha day. you do have a great face.

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

Sorry we are so late, but we hope you had a wunnerful 7th birfday! We loved all the pictures...

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

A belated Happy Gotcha Day!