Tully's Tales

Four years ago today...

October 18th 2012 5:59 pm
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a lady walked into a local pet food store where our rescue group was holding a kitty adoption fair. The lady walked towards the back of the store and looked into the cages full of cats. My brofur Luke and I were napping on the top perch inside one of the large cages. There were smaller kittens inside the cage with us running around and playing with each other. We were the oldest and biggest cats there, 7 months old at the time, and all we wanted to do was to nap in peace. This lady had met us the week before and decided she wanted to adopt us.

The lady, our soon-to-be new Mommy, started talking with our foster Mom who was with us at the adoption fair and then we saw her filling out some paperwork. We saw the lady go to the cash register with a case of cat food, a kitty condo, and some new toys. She took the stuff out to her car with the help of one of the sales people and then came back inside the store with a large kitty carrier. Our foster Mom pulled Luke and I out of the big cage and put us in the carrier. She handed us over to our new Mommy and we drove to our new forever home with her. It was Saturday, October 18.

Mom knew she was supposed to confine us to a small room for the first couple of days, but she made the mistake of putting us in her bedroom which she thought would be more comfortable for us. The room was too big and scary and we were small enough at that time that we could squeeze underneath the large bed frame and hide underneath the mattress. It was too small of a space for Mom to reach us and the bed frame was too heavy for her to move, so we spent the first night in our new home hiding underneath the bed. Mommy was upset about this and knew that she needed to get us out from underneath the bed, but she let us stay there for the first night. She put a bowl of food and water under the bed and a litterbox close by.

In the morning she lured us out with some treats and then confined us to the bathroom where we couldn’t hide. We had warm blankets on the floor, cat toys, food, water, and a litterbox and this is where we spent our second night. Mom would come in and play with us throughout the day and make sure we were okay. By the third day, we were really warming up to this lady and trusting her more and more so she let us back inside the bedroom. We ran around and explored the room all day and that night we both slept happily on the bed with our new Mom and Dad. That's when Mom knew we were starting to feel comfortable in our new home.

It’s been a great 4 years in our forever home and we know we are lucky kitties to have been rescued from the streets. We are very loved and cared for and have a home to call our own – every cat should be so lucky. A big thank you to all our furiends who stopped by to wish us a Happy Gotcha Day and for all the thoughtful gifts and pawmails. Special purrs of thanks to the furry talented Big Harry and Family, Pipo and Minko, and the family of Rory, Tundra, Lynzee, and Manytoes who made us the most awesome pawsome Gotcha Day pictures efur - very much appurrciated!

Love and grateful purrs, Tully

 
 

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Purred by: WeBeesSiameezers (Catster Member)

October 18th 2012 at 10:32 pm

That's a great Gotcha Day tail, you kitties sure got the best furmily a kitty could wish fur!
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

October 18th 2012 at 10:46 pm

Happy Gotcha Day!
Purred by: Molly Angel (Catster Member)

October 19th 2012 at 5:32 am

Gotcha days are the best days ever! I am so happy you and Luke and your mommy got each other 4 years ago!
Happy purrs,
Molly
Purred by: Alex R

October 19th 2012 at 6:40 am

Happy Gotcha Day, Tully!!! Great story!
Purred by: Meep (Catster Member)

October 19th 2012 at 8:52 am

That is such a special story! Sooo happy everything worked out for you and Luke!
Purred by: Callie (Catster Member)

October 19th 2012 at 11:30 am

What a great story - thanks for sharing!
Purred by: Monster (Catster Member)

October 19th 2012 at 2:58 pm

Concats on your Gotcha Day, Tully and Luke. I'm so glad you two are happy.
Purred by: Xena Princess Warrior DG#23 (Catster Member)

October 19th 2012 at 3:36 pm

We are so happy your Mom adopted you and you got your forever loving home and a wonderpurr loving Mom...great story of how you got adopted my sweet Tully and Luke.
Purred by: ♥Kally Kat♥ (Catster Member)

October 19th 2012 at 6:26 pm

"Happie Gotcha Day" Luke & Tully!

No Purrlace like home furr happie Cats!

lotta luvs & huggs,
Kally Kat & Mommy Liz
Purred by: Colorado * In Loving Memory * (Catster Member)

October 19th 2012 at 7:30 pm

What a wonderful story and it's true! And so is our thankfulness that you got 'Got'!

Love,

Colorado and Napoleon
Purred by: Tully (Catster Member)

October 20th 2012 at 7:29 am

Thank you for stopping by my furiends and for all the warm wishes. Gotcha Days really are the best days ever!
Purred by: ❤ BonnieBell ❤ (Catster Member)

October 20th 2012 at 11:30 am

Awww, how sweet!! For both of you!! Dat is a darling tail....MOL. I had quite a different story....mine was not so good, until my daddy found me, and brought me home!
BonnieBell


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