Sunday, December 4, 2016

Celebrating Our "GOTCHA" DAY



We are joining Cat On My Head's Blog hop today to celebrate our "GOTCHA" day and 4 years of living with our human in Connecticut. 

Before that we were "shelter kitties" But In December  2012 our human, needing furrrballs like us in her life came to get us! We spent the first night in a luxuriously appointed room  with  soft rugs & great TUNA.  By morning we were raring to go explore the rest of the house. Here we are, 1 1/2 years old, on our first morning "jaunt."

We weren't always so lucky.  We had two OTHER humans in New York City before during the first year of our life. We thought they loved us and we became loving and sweet-natured animals,  very demonstrative.  THEN ONE DAY they put in cages & took to a cold depressing building, They said it was for
Paprika in Shelter
 our own good cuz they were moving to Puerto Rico.

Maybe they thought since we had gorgeous ginger and black coloring and fabulous stripes we'd get adopted right away. But no one came to get us and day after day went by. My sister Paprika caught the sniffles while we were waiting.  We were beside ourselves with grief and terror. Finally the shelter (called NYACC decided we were "unadoptable" and put us on a list called "Death Row" - a list naming all cats to be killed the next morning.


Here starts the good part of our story. Hundreds of concerned humans watch this "Death Row List on Facebook. They share pictures of cats who win their hearts, they donate funds and they share our pictures.
We were lucky and captured the hearts of many!  After a brief time (which didn't feel short to us) we were "pulled" from our near fate by a devoted rescue organization. She nursed us back to health and brought us to live in a
big white house in Connecituct. There were about 40 other cats but we were allowed to roam free and hang out near sunny windows while waiting for our forever homes.  Then we met our human, Carol. She fell in love with me on the internet after seeing my picture.  "I must have that cat!" she thought...  So she found the white house in Granby, Connecticut and met ME.  
Peaches in Granby Cathouse trying to attract potential adopters

I let her pick me up the first day! I don't let just anyone do THAT! She took both of us home because I would not leave without my sister Paprika (then called Tigger). 
 Of course she loves both of us now.  We are awaiting our 4th Christmas here!  
We haven't got her trained completely, she still doesn't feed us enough tuna,  or example, but she is coming along!  int: More tuna, please!  Happy Holidays from both of us to all our
blogger friends, the kitties still in shelters and the angel kitties who graced our lives for all too short a time!



Love, Peaches the cat

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38 comments:

  1. Wow, I had no idea you had such a story, Peaches and Paprika. So glad you found a happy, loving home!

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  2. My goodness, such a story you tow have and such a wonderful happy ending too. Happy Gotcha Day sweeties!

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    1. Truly it was a harrowing experience in NYC! Thank you for reading and commenting. It feels better if people know what happened...

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  3. OMC we had no idea you had such a terrible past. We're so happy you found your loving forever home TOGETHER.

    The Florida Furkids

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  4. Happy Gotcha Day!!! Such sweeties, so glad you found your forever home!

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    1. We are, too, thank you Pam. (Except when our human ignores us & does dumb things like fiddling with Xmas papers...)

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  5. Your happy ending made my heart smile! Happy Gotcha Day you two gorgeous girls. I had no idea of your past ... but it makes for a wonderful story and I now understand what I've always tried to figure out I read in your eyes :)

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  6. Happy Gotcha Day to both of you! How scary that you were on death row. But we are glad you were rescued and then found a wonderful forever home!

    Merlin is celebrating a milestone today - we would be honoured for you to join us.

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    1. Thank U for visiting and congrats to Merlin!

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  7. Happy Gotcha day! what a story you have!! xx

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  8. It was absolutely marvelous to read your story! To think you were so close to being put down! You guys are all lucky to have each other! I hate when people get rid of cats cause they are moving! I moved from Canada to South Korea and back to Canada and took the four South Korean cats I rescued back with me and then later I moved to South Africa and took my cats with me (and a dog too). When I left South Africa to come back to Canada I once again brought my cats (a new batch as my Korean ones had passed away after 15 wonderful years of life)--so moving is no excuse! hairballsandhissyfits.com

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    1. Wow what story and thank u for sharing it H&H fits! We had no idea you went thru all that for your furrrballs. Thank you on behalf of all fur balls. Yeah it is amazing that anyone could discard US...we still can't believe it. Thank you again for commenting and reading it.

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  9. Happy Gotcha Day to you beautiful ladies. I am glad you were able to stay together and got such a lovely forever home.

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  10. Happy Happy Gotcha Day Sweeties! Thank you for sharing your story with us! catchatwithcarenandcody

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  11. HAPPY GOTCHA DAY GIRLS! So happy you found your forever....so many are not as lucky as you and I........for that and so much more, we are truly blessed!

    Love, Angel Sammy

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    1. Thank U, Angel Sammy. That means a lot coming from you!

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  12. This would be a great story for the wonderful book called RESCUED. You both were very lucky and I am glad there are so many human out there ready to help us all. purrs ERin

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    1. Belately, Thank U, we hope to be in it one day! Have a great rest of the week and thank you for taking the time to read of our narrow escape! It makes our furs stand on end to think of it! But we are glad to be where we are now.

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  13. Happy Gotcha Day girl ! We're so happy you found a wonderful forever home ! Purrs

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    1. Thank U, Swiss Cats for reading our story. We like it very much here in Connecticut!!

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  14. Happy Gotcha Day, girls! We are SO happy that you both got gotted.

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    1. Hah! Got Gotted. We like that. Thank U furr reading our story, dear katz on the island!

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  15. Happy Gotcha Day! I am glad your Mom rescued you and you have your forever home. XO

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    1. Thank U, Pilch and we are lucky to have friends like you!

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    1. Thank you Melissa and Furrrballs! We are lucky kitties and treated well here in Connecticut. Of course there is always room for improvement such as our owner should feed us a better grade of tuna..he he

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  17. Congratulations on your 4th Gotcha Day!!! All those other people passed you by because your guardian angels were working to get your mom to the shelter!! Many happy days ahead.

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  18. We know the horrors of New York's heartless killing machine. The small foster network we support in the USA is Place for Cats and we love the cats they pull so they have another chance.

    You two know how lucky you are!!

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    1. Belatedly, thank u for reading our story. Our original owners went to Puerto Rico according to the NYACC records which our human read. She read all about NYACC & even met in person our first "foster mum" who helped us get over the "shuttler colds." Thank you, DK, for supporting that rescue group you wrote about!

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  19. So sorry we're late. Happy Gotchaday. We're so glad you got gotted. And ya'll have a pawsum mommy. Big hugs to all. Hope da day was as purrfect as ya'll are.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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    1. Thank U furr those loving words, and definitely not too late!

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  20. What a wonderful rescue story! I truly admire people who can follow those kill pages on Facebook. I simply can't do it. I spend all day sobbing at the faces I can't save! But maybe knowing sweeties like you are helped by those pages... I might change my mind.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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    1. tis amazing to us too. We are so glad those peoples fell in love with us. Our human was aghast when she read our story and wrote to some of the peoples to thank them and now she has about 6 or 8 Facebook friends who were the main peoples who saved us!

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  21. We are so sorry to be a week late for your Gotcha Day. We love that rescue for pulling you beautiful girls from Death Row and Mom Carol for adopting you. We wish you oodles and oodles more Gotcha days in your well-deserved and loving home. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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    1. Mom Carol has actually made "Facebook Friends" with some of the peoples whose shadings and posts saved us! And she has met our first "foster mom" who rescued us from the NYACC before she met us! Thank u for reading our story!

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