Monday, January 21, 2008

Happy Gotcha Day Pearl!

Pearl's Mommy here today, it's Pearl's gotcha day today so I thought I'd tell the story of how we got her!

Two years ago we decided to get a new kitten. We had been without a "P" kitty for a while (it's hard to be PB&J without a P) and were ready for a new edition. I had been researching rescue groups on PetFinder for a while, and finally found a picture of a little floofy tortoiseshell kitten that caught my eye. I called the lady immediately and asked about the kitten named Domino. She said that she was still getting over an upper respiratory infection, but if we wanted to come the next weekend she could probably be adopted.

So Friday night came and we were both so excited for the next morning, we sat down with Jake and Basil (this was before Bert) and George and told them that we were going to be bringing them a new little sister. We were happy that PB&J would be back together again, they seemed less than thrilled! When Saturday came we awoke to a winter wonderland - it had snowed 6 inches overnight, but we braved the weather, cleared the driveway and and got in the car for the hour drive to the shelter.

Once we got there we met with the lady and met Domino, her eyes were a bit gooey still and she was very skittish. When we approached her she ran away and hid with her sister. All of a sudden we weren't sure that she was the right one. So we sat and played with all the other kittens - seeing which would be the one to come home with us. I kept looking at Domino, disappointed since she was the one I had had my heart set on, but clearly she didn't want us.

As I was trying to decide between two little black kittens my hubby, knowing that I was having a hard time deciding, went back to Domino and just picked her up! He talked to her and pet her a bit, then all of a sudden yelled to me "Hey Honey, she's licking me!". So I rushed over and sure enough she was purring and licking his fingers (which she still does when she's happy) - we both turned to the lady and said "We'll take her!".

That's how we got our Pearl, and we couldn't be happier! Happy Gotcha Day Little One!

Much Love,
Mommy

P.S. We only just read about dear Caesar, tomorrow we will do our Tuxie Tuesday to honor him.

24 comments:

Queen Snickers or Empress said...

Happy Gotcha Day! Thats a great story Pearl! I think some kitties and beans where just meant to be together! Please say I to Jake for me! ~Queen Snickers

Smeagol & Strider (Mystery & Gizmo too!) said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Pearl!! We loves your Gotcha story!!

Parker said...

I bet Pearl is pretty happy that you picked her too!
Happy Gotcha' Day Pearl, Gotcha' Days are the very best days!

Captain Jack and Sir Dante said...

My dearest Pearl -

Happiest of Gotcha Days to the most beautiful Pearl in the world! I am one honored mancat to have such a lovely lady in my life. Perhaps you will allow me to teleyport over and bring you a special Gotcha Day dinner (steak, chicken, ham, real live dead shrimps - the works!- and nip-pagne of course so we can celebrate) so I can be sure that my special lady has a very special day!

Hugs, Headbutts and Love
Your Pirate Cat,
Sir Dante

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Happy Gotcha Day Sweet Pearl! Ask fur more treats and lovin's, yoo deserve it.

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Pearl! We enjoyed reading your Gotcha Day story! :)

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Happy Gotcha Day! That was a lovely story! I am glad you got over your shyness in time to find your furrr-ever home!

Daisy said...

What a great story! Happy Gotcha Day, Pearl. This shows you are where you were meant to be.

Caesar and Princess said...

Happy day to you.
Thank youfor your encouraging and very loving thoughts. Please come by and remind us to come back tomrrow to see the cool tuesday post. Mommies brains are mush and she cannot remember.
Thank you for your love, Princess

The Meezers said...

Happy Gotcha Day Pearl!!!!
that was a great story

Samantha & Tigger said...

Happy Gotcha Day Pearl! That is a great story of how you got your forever home! Purrrrs!
Your FL furiends,

PS: Bert and Jake have been added to the M-Cat Club. Thanks for joining.
Mr. Tigger

Mickey said...

What a nice story! You knew you wanted "Pearl"(Diamond), she just wanted to be sure for herself by making you come to her.
Happy Gotcha Day Pearl!!!!!
I hope you get SO spoiled :)
Purrs Mickey

Asta said...

P B &J,
That is such a nice stowy..I'm glad you didn't give up and finally chose peawl..she's such a booty and seems vewy nice
Happy Gotcha Day!!! hope you'we all having a gwand celebwation..I didn
t know you had a tewwiew kid..youw pawents must be a little bit cwazy too
smoochie kisses
Asta

The Furry Kids said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Pearl! That's a great gotcha day story. It's cool how us furbabies are so good at picking our beans.

Fat Eric said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Pearl! It's amazing how good us cats are at finding our furrever homes!

PS Love the previous picture of Jake, he has big mancat paws and lots of neck floof just like me!

Chancy & Ernie's Voice said...

Happy Gotcha Day! Thank you for stopping by to see my new little brother Jake.
Please stop back again soon.

Hugs~Chancy

Derby said...

Happy Gotcha Day Pearl. Maybe you just like your daddy bean more than your mum bean!

Chance said...

YAY, Happy Happy Gotcha Day! Gotcha days arr da bestest days!

Tybalt said...

Happy Gotcha day, Pearl! That is a beautiful story.

Chancy & Ernie's Voice said...

Oh what a sweet story...Pearl, what a perfect name? She is so sweet.

HUGS~Chancy

MoMo said...

This is a little late but Happy Gotcha Day ot cutie Pearl. Love the story! You were meant to be where you are!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Happy Gotcha Day Pearl! You are a very very smart girl to turn on the charm like that.
I hope you had a wonderful day full of lovin, pettin, toys and treats.

The Crew said...

Pearl, what a wonderful Gotcha story. I had a respiratory infection too when I was a baby, but Mom gave me icky medicine and I've been fine ever since.

Your friend
Misty

Jan said...

What a happy story. We're so glad you gave Pearl a home.

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