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Nadi's Notes & Tortie Tales

Gotcha Day and the Little Guy

December 5th 2012 8:53 pm
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Thank you for remembering me on my Gotcha Day. Four years ago Mom found me at the back of her garage on a chilly December day, and I’ve been warm and loved ever since then. It was a lucky day.

We’ve taken a break from Catster. Mom has needed to be away from here, for a few reasons. We’ll probably be back, but it won’t be the same with Gumpy being gone. Mom is still coming to terms with losing him and making sense of everything. It’s been very difficult and devastating for her. Mom may want to write more of what she’s feeling and experiencing, and maybe she’ll be able to later. I’m sorry to our kind and caring friends for missing any important times. Mom, Gumpy and I send love to our friends who have cared about us and loved us. Thanks for understanding about us being absent right now.

I also wanted to let you know that there is a new little guy (or monster?) in the house. Mom actually adopted this little guy about a month ago from our wonderful Humane Society. We’ll fill you in more about it later, but we didn’t write about him because the little guy had some health issues starting the first weekend with us and we weren’t sure it was going to work out. He’s better now, but he also has issues with being overly aggressive with me. Like stalking me, jumping on me, chasing me....non-stop, like I’m a toy. It’s been upsetting for me. He’s little (about four months now), but he scares me. Maybe this guy will calm down and cool it with his kitten antics sometime soon so I can feel comfortable in my home again.

Mom is still figuring out his name. He was called Andante at the Humane Society. He had four siblings that all had musical names (Sonata, Opus, Allegro and one other Mom can’t recall). Mom likes the name Andante, but also likes Luca, or Bodhi, or Bodhi Bear (she made that one up) or maybe something else. She wants to take a little time to figure out his name. We’ll let you know more about the little guy. Hopefully if everything works out (and he cools down) he’ll have a Catster page and he can meet some of you pawsome Catster cats.

Here are a few photos in the meantime:

The first weekend he wasn’t feeling well or playing.

Feeling better and having fun

Hey, what is my name?

Kittens get tired?

The little bugger had a condo at the HSHV, not a cage?

Thank you again!

Much love,


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Purred by: WeBeesSiameezers (Catster Member)

December 5th 2012 at 9:24 pm

Happy Gotcha Day, Nadia!

We hope your Mom doesn't feel guilty, because she shouldn't. One needs to step away sometimes, to regroup as it were.
Sending her lots of hugs and meezer purrs...

That kitty dude looks so cute!
We like his name, but Andante is a musical term for a slower walking speed/ sounds like maybe he needs to have a name like Vivace, which means very fast, or Scherzo which sort of means playful.

We hope it works out!

Purred by: Ingen (Catster Member)

December 5th 2012 at 9:48 pm

I noticed you haven't been 'round but kinda figgered is cuz a alla sad feelings fur Gump. I unnerstand.

NOW, 'bout the new lil mons'er. I 'memmer those days with Novi. He gots better. It taked a long time. He don' jump on me so mush and sumtimes I efun kitty wrassles with him.

Too bad you don' hasa doggy fur him to play with. Lil Bear he'ped lots by playin' with Novi and wearin' him out.
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

December 6th 2012 at 1:02 am

Happy Gotcha Day! Da new guy is cute, but he needs to stop jumping on you. I've got a giant 2 1/2 year old cat around here who does that - it's not fun.
Purred by: Alex R

December 6th 2012 at 5:09 am

Nadi, good to hear from you! Yeah, the Little Guy looks like a handful to me! Ingen is right, though, they do eventually settle down...some. Fearless is tolerable now - MOL!
Purred by: Monster (Catster Member)

December 6th 2012 at 8:31 am

What a cute little guy! I personally like the name Monster!
Purred by: Lisa P

December 6th 2012 at 9:03 am

Did you know you got yourself a Maine Coon there? He'll settle down. I was a holy terror when mommy first got me too. Glad to see you back, even if it is temporarily. We understand though. Love you guys.
Purred by: Nadia (Catster Member)

December 6th 2012 at 1:20 pm

Hi kitties!

Hi WeBees, you know what? Vivace was the name of the last kitten Mom couldn't remember. She knew it was a 'V' name, but she couldn't quite remember it. The little guy did fit Andante at first, but that all changed! He's definitely Vivace or Scherzo now. Love Scherzo! Mom will call him that as a nickname!

Hi Ingen, Jezebel, Sleeper, Monster and Finney.
Yeah, he has that Maine Cooney look fur sure.

xox :)
Purred by: Renee R

December 6th 2012 at 3:36 pm

We have missed seeing you, but sometimes we need to step away from things. Hope all works out with the new little mite. You could just see the mischievousness in his little face. We send our thoughts to all of you & extra hugs to your momma.
ps, momma thinks about Gumpy & your momma every time Smitty gets the slippery elm powder.
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

December 6th 2012 at 3:54 pm

Well, Nadi, we got the White Tornado here, and he's got mommy wrapped around his little paw. He can be a holy terror, and he still sometimes sneaks up and bites me when I am SLEEPING!!! Mommy hates that because it's SO UNFAIR. If she loves up on him regularly he will be a good boy, but if she's busy and can't give him attention, THAT'S when he's bad.
Mommy loves the two names WeBees mentioned and might use them if she ever gets to name one. Snow and I both came with names already. Snow doesn't know his name anyway, because it sounds too much like NO, which is a word he is finally started to know at 1 and a half years old!! YAY!
Purred by: Natasha (Catster Member)

December 6th 2012 at 8:27 pm

Pawsome to hear from you Nadi! Little Guy is super cute! Sammy and I were about 3 months old when we joined our family almost 3 years ago and Mom was tearing her hair out those first 4-5 months. We were Holy Terrors when we were little and Mom thought, oh no, what have I done? Sammy was chewing on wires and doing all sorts of bad stuff. We had the zoomies like crazy and ran all over the house in the middle of the night. Things will get better, just ask my Mom!

Mom is partial to the name Luca, she calls Luke that name sometimes. Bodhi is also a cute name. I hope he gets his own Catster page soon, he takes great photos!

Love, Natasha
Purred by: Shadow (Catster Member)

December 7th 2012 at 12:08 am

what a beautiful little kitty :)
Purred by: Molly Angel (Catster Member)

December 7th 2012 at 6:36 am

Your little brother is cute. I sure hope he feels better soon. Maybe another kitten will take the pressure off you ;) They can wrestle each other and you can sit on the condo and laugh at how funny kittens are.
I hope you and your mommy are doing ok. it takes a long time to start to feel "normal" again. I was glad to see your diary entry.
Hugs to all of you,
Purred by: Nadia (Catster Member)

December 7th 2012 at 7:25 am

Awww, Tig, so glad the slippery elm powder was some help for Smitty. It really helped Gumpy.

Hi Tink, I can't believe Snow is a year & a half. Funny about Snow sounding like NO. Little fella does sneak up on me when I'm sleeping, too!

Hi Natasha, Mom had that same thought: what have I done?? He doesn't get up in the middle of the night, but he does really enjoy going after me...and he's rough.

Hi Shadow :)

Thank you for the kind words Molly. So true about feeling normal again.

Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

December 30th 2012 at 4:10 pm

Okay! I know go ahead hang us up by our toe nails. Can't believe missed this! And 25 days latter......MOL!

Happy (way late) Gotcha Day!

Please forgive us but we were just thanking about you and happened to come across his on your page. Looking forward to seeing more pics of your lovely face, oh and the little guy too. The little guy is cute as a button, just darling. Whatever she has named him, I'm sure it's lovely and appropriate for him.
Purred by: Nadia (Catster Member)

January 7th 2013 at 9:12 am

Hi Zach, thanks for stopping by. It's okay, we've missed lots of stuff here. Can't be purrfect about everything. I'm late responding to this...
Thank you also for the butterfly and message. Hope to talk with you all later.

Purred by: Simone (Catster Member)

January 29th 2013 at 2:05 pm

Ok, we're REALLY late but we just had to say, that is the cutest little bugger kitty ever! Look at that face! So sweet! Adorable!

We're thinking about you guys, hope everything is getting a little easier every day for you. We love you all and definitely understand the need for a break. Take all the time you need.
Purred by: Nadia (Catster Member)

June 8th 2013 at 9:33 pm

Gosh, I thought I repurrlied Simone. Thanks for stopping by. I guess the little bugger is kinda cute, but now he's getting so big. Thank you for the nice message.

Much love,

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