Friday, March 26, 2021

Leo's Tenth Gotcha Day! And Raffle Starts!

 Here's one of those first images I had of him.. My sweet baby boy! Little Giant Footsies!

Not much later than that first picture, he was growing and turning into a real house kitten.

And then, his final Winnie's Wish Cat House picture, looking like a junior high year book picture, half grown into a sleek and furry darling boy. 9 months old he was, and handsome with it.

Chrystal had rescued him, tamed his feral little heart, and then entrusted him to me!We drove far to get him, Chrystal drove far to get him to me. We met and little hearts and flowers spewed from our heads. Love at first sight! 

He rode on my shoulder, didn't want to let go of me. In his new home, he made little impression on his new fur sister, Star, but he was firmly attached to me from the start. He cried when he lost sight of me while exploring, I'd call him and go looking and he'd come running, mewing as if to say, 'hey you got lost! Don't do that!'

Ten years later, I'm still in love with my furry baby. He's still stuck on attached to me (I'm having trouble typing because he's leaning on my arm and I don't want to disturb him) 

Ten years!!! Say it ain't so! I don't want him to be getting older! I want him to stay my baby! Well, he is my baby.. but I don't want him to age anyway!

For his birthday he will be allowed as much nip as his little heart desires. And he's a nip head so I'm concerned for my good nip supply.. He will get all the cuddles he wants and even his favorite snack (even though he's only mildly into snacks in the first place..)



I'm so grateful to Chrystal of Winnie's Wish for giving me my heart cat and I'm honored to be her chief fundraiser! It just feels right to me to kick off the Fancy Crocheted Velvet Sofa Raffle on Leo's Gotcha day! 

                      (please take and share the banners, help spread the word!)

I put the full information on the Winnie's Wish Auction site, but here's the run down: 
Either use the donate button here on my side bar, or on the Winnie's Wish Auction site, or go to paypal and look for my email address: under my husbands name, Greg Piskula and donate $5 for each ticket you want. Put the word SOFA in the comment/note section. If you can, please use the 'send to a friend' option to save on fees.  
You get one entry for every $5. If you donate $10, two entries. Donate 15, three entries, and so on! 
This starts today!! And ends April 2, at midnight EDT. On April 3rd, a winner will be drawn!
Every bit of your donation/entry will go to Winnie's Wish to help the 32 Wishers living there!

Thank you everyone! 

And one final.. I love you, Leo the Chinese Lion! Happy Gotcha Day baby boy!!


Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Leo! You were a very cute baby who grew into a handsome mancat.

Smudge said...

Happy 10th Gotcha Day, sweet Leo! Here's to many more, too.

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Leo!

TurtleLover said...

Happy Gotcha Day! I did my purchase for the raffle tickets but it didn't give me any option for "friend" so I hope I did it correctly.
I have my fingers and toes crossed!!!
thank you for all you do too!!!

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day Leo ! Purrs

Sandee said...

Leo was adorable as a kitten and a very handsome mancat he became. Looks like he's going to have a purrfect 10th Gotcha Day.

♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you,♪♫
♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you,♪♫
♫♪Happy Gotcha Day Dear Leo,♪♫
♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you!♪♫

Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

Brian said...

We love seeing those flashbacks. Happy Gotcha Day from all of us Leo!!!

pilch92 said...

Happy Gotcha Day handsome Leo! XO

Eastside Cats said...

Look at that wee Leo! Adorable then, and adorable now.
Happy Gotchaversary, handsome!

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Wishing you a purrfect day, Leo!

Summer said...

Happy gotcha day, Leo! I can't believe it's been 10 years! You don't see that old at all, and my human still remembers when you were a youngster.

Cathy Keisha said...

Happy Gotcha Day Leo!

catladymac said...

Happy Gotcha Day Leo [ and many more ! You sure came to a good place !

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Leo! You sure gotted the purrfect forever home!

Tama-Chan, Benny, Momo, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

Sorry to be late, Leo! Happy Gotcha Day! You found such a great rescuer and such a great home!

Tama, Benny (and woofs rom Ollie)