Friday, January 29, 2016

The Greatest Gift! #10CK

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As if you wouldn’t guess, today is my 10th Gotcha Day. Prezzies, I got a few. Thanks to Shoko and Ellen from 15 and Meowing for the cards and gifts. The peeps also got me something or at least I hope they did. As I have over the past 10 days, I have a present for one of you! This one is for your peeps and is open to everyone. I’ll leave you in suspense while we join the conclusion of my story.

I looked around the room and saw an old guy’s eyes light up! Before I was even transferred from the carrier to the cage, he was pointing me out to an even older looking lady. This guy was so old and stooped, he could hardly walk. I later learned he was going to have back surgery in two weeks.

Let’s go back to January 29, 2006. My peeps were at adoption day at the Hoboken Animal Hospital for quite some time when Pop saw them bringing in more cages. His back is killing him but he wasn’t leaving until I arrived. I was fashionably late, making my grand entrance three hours after the event started.

I looked around at the few humans there and as I looked at my future peeps, I thought "Please don't let the old farts take me home! Look, he can hardly walk. How is he gonna play with me?" Then I glanced at the other couple. “Dear Cod, they're froggies. I don't want to live in France." When I realized it'd prolly be one or the other, I sulked in the back of my cage. I keep coming to these things, but I'll never be adopted, I thought to myself. Woe is the pussycat!

TW was smitten with Ashanti. She was trying to play with her; in fact, she didn’t even see them bring me in. Having already been nipped by Ashanti, Pop was over by Gunther, a huge 10-year-old Maine Coon. when he spotted me. "THERE SHE IS!!!," his eyes shouted with joy and love as he spotted the carrying case that I was in. I fought tooth and claw as they tried to put me in a cage.

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Pop pointed me out to TW who came over for a look-see. For some reason, there was a note on my cage that said "Play bites." How's that for discouraging the masses! How's that for false advertising! It didn't seem to dampen Pop's spirits. Then Mlle. Frog came over and commented to TW how clean I was. I heard TW say "well, she's my cat. I filled out the paperwork for her and I'm adopting her. You can't have her!” “I guess I'll be going home with the geezers," I wondered. Hmmm, maybe they live near my old hood and I can see da bois." Or will I be going back to Hillsborough yet again?

TW was in a snit because they lost the adoption papers she filled out online. Then they confused her name with someone else's and told her they couldn't let her adopt. Meanwhile, Pop was of the mind that he wanted 2 cats. TW found a little black and white tuxedo who was still in a carrying case and thought she was sweet looking. She was 5 years old, female and small; the criteria they were looking for. She had come from a hoarding situation in which the do-good hoarder had 27 cats. When the hoarder was hospitalized, the cats were sent to various shelters. TW finally filled out the adoption papers once again and axed about taking Mitzi too. Would we get along? Better still, was she streetwise and could she help in my escape plans?

R. said they could bring us home to see if it was going to work out. They didn't have space to let us have a go get acquainted. There was no fight this time as they put me back in the carrying case. I was going home with the seniors; like it or not, I was going to have a FOREVER HOME. No more being kept in a cage. The seniors who I now call Pop and The Woman (TW) received the greatest gift of all when I came to live with them.

I lived happily ever after. And, I have a new posse around here. No, I don’t go out but we communicate through e-mail. There’s P-Kitty and Jamal and I even see Tuna from tme to time. He broke free from two homes and now he’s living somewhere in our complex. He’s still the baddest kitteh I know.

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#10CK Giveaway 7!

Disclaimer: PawZaar is sponsoring today’s giveaway. I received no compensation in return for this post or my honest opinion.

I don’t get many newsletters by e-mail but one I do get is from CatTipper.com, which features it’s own store, PawZaar. a pawsome shop for pet lovers and their fur children. When co-owner Paris Permenter axed me to pick something for the giveaway, I couldn’t decide. I wanted everything! It took me awhile but I finally settled on this stunning cat necklace.

I love the saying all my children have paws so I finally settled on the “All My Children Have Paws” Cat Necklace, which was created in Taxco, Mexico, by artisans. It’s made of Alpaca silver (mixed metals) and brass and measures 1.2-inches long by .5-inches wide with a 16-inch silverplate chain with a 2-in. extender.

Best of all, 10% of the proceeds from their shop are donated to help a featured shelter or rescue. Visit PawZaar on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

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To enter just fill out the Rafflecopter. No purchase necessary. Giveaway is open to everybody, 18+ years old. Void where prohibited. Giveaway will run from January 29 and will end February 5 at 11:59pm ET. A winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter. The winner will be notified by e-mail and have 48 hours to claim their prize; failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize. You can enter as many of the #10CK drawings as you wish but you can only win once. Capiche? Best of luck to everyone.

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Many thanks to my sponsors who were so generous and made #10CK possible: PawZaar, Colorado Catnip Toys, Chewy.com, Dr. Catsby’s Bowl for Whisker ReliefHappy Goat Soap, and P.M. Griffin. I’d also like to thank Barb Kowalik for the wonderful logo she designed and everyone for being so patient this week when we didn’t have time to visit.

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I’ll be back tomorrow with  some of the winners cos I know you’re innerested in knowing.

57 comments:

  1. Oh Ck, we are so glad you got your wonderful home. So Happy Gotcha day to you. Loved hearing your story about getting adopted.

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  2. Happy Gotcha Day, CK!!! We hope it's the best one so far, and we hope you have many more to come. We are so glad your Pop waited for you to arrive fashionably late to take you home with him. <3

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  3. Happy Gotcha Day! Thank you for sharing your story with us. We loved the happy ending.

    We would love to give that gorgeous nicklace to our mom.

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  4. We are so glad you landed on your paws in such a wonderful home and that you hear from Tuna.


    Happy Gotcha Day to you.....................Happy Gotcha Day to you...

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  5. Oh yeah we were suppose to say who we would give the necklace to we forgotted. Yin and Yang would like to give it to The lady who rescued them. She doesn't have any human kids, but has a lot of kitty cats that she takes care of.

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  6. what a wonderful celebration. Happy Gotcha Day CK!!

    *the necklace...mom would like to keep it but might consider donating it to our rescue's fundraiser this spring

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  7. Happy Gotcha Day CK! We enjoyed your story and loved the happy ending! We hope you have a pawesome day!

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  8. Happy Gotcha Day, CK. You are still the love of my life.

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  9. Happy, Happy Gotcha Day, CK!! I still need to go back and read the rest of your story, but we love the happy ending! Hope you get lots of spoiling today!
    Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  10. I know it didn't work out with Mitzi. But thankfully Pops and TW kept you, my BFGF. Your story was like reading good short story. Complet with happy ending. HAPPY GOTCH DAY dear CK

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  11. What a great story!!! There's nothing better than a kitty finding their forever home. I would give the necklace to Mommy, of course!!! --Mudpie

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  12. Happy Gotcha Day, CK! What a great gotcha story. And what a great week of giveaways! Thanks for giving us all the opportunity to share in your special day.

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  13. Happy Gotcha Day! We are so glad you found your purrfect forever home. Our Mama loves the saying on the necklace since in her case, it is absolutely true! :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  14. Happy Gotcha Day stunning CK!!! That was quite the story and of course the ending was purrfect!!!

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  15. I would give the necklace to Mommy! Happy Gotcha Day, lovely lady. What a sweet Gotcha story!!
    Hope you all are holding up with all that nasty SNOW!

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  16. Happy Gotcha Day, CK! I enjoyed your story - what an adventure you went through and wonderful happy ending! How great you still communicate with your furiends :-)
    The necklace is very pretty. I love what it says.
    Enjoy your very special day today!

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  17. *applause* and that ends a very happily ever after!
    We loved your stories CK and Happy Gotcha over and over again!

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  18. Happy happy 10th Gotcha Day, CK. That is quite a story about how it all happened. Those old geezers are good peeps!

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  19. That was terrific, CK! We are wishing you the best of the best Gotcha Day and hope your day is filled with love and treats. Especially the treats!

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  20. What an awesome story, CK! Thanks for sharing your early life with us - and HAPPY GOTCHA DAY!

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  21. Happy Happy Gotcha Day CK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Loved your stories! Good luck to all who enter this give-away!! catchatwithcarenandcody

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  22. Happy Gotcha Day dear CK. Loved reading about the specil day and wishing you many happy days ahead.

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  23. What a pawsome story ! Happy Gotcha Day, CK ! Purrs

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  24. Happy Gotchaday CK weez so happy yous got a gweat home. We sure hope Tuna be okay. And fanks fur da oppurrtunity to win these pawsum purroducts yous been sharin'. Have a gweat weekend.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  25. Happy Gotcha Day, CK. We're glad you found your forever family.

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  26. It's been a great story CK......you were one lucky girlie to wind up with Pop and TW that's for sure....My Mom thinks that necklace in the giveaway is beyond pawsome. Here's to TONS more gotchaversaries for you in your forever home.

    Love, Sammy

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  27. Gotcha days are the BEST days! Our mom would get the necklace.

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  28. Happy Gotcha Day CK! Yoo choose well - Pop & TW are pawsome hoomans! Love the necklace - Mom would proudly wear it! ((HUGS))

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  29. Happy Gotcha Day Miss CK !
    I hope you have lots of treats
    xox

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  30. Happiest of Gotcha Days CK. Your pre-forever home is fascinating. You should have episodes of them. Thanks for the paw biting cliffhangers.

    Shoko

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  31. That is a great story CK. Happy Gotcha day to you and your peeps.

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  32. CK we can enter thi one? You sure??!? WooHOooo

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  33. pops & TW; conga ratz two ewe both on de wizezt dee cision oh yur livez.....
    we iz buzzed happee ya bringed Ck home with ya, thoze manee yeerz ago.... ♥♥

    CK....a most happee gotcha day two ewe.....heerz ta ten mor; heerz ta best fishes, mice creem dishes & happee day wishes, heerz ta mor emails frum de hood & site inz oh tuna.....yurz...knot R'z.....heerz ta a yeer a head filled with happee nezz & health

    heerz ta best fishes two everee one on winnin de total lee awesum give a way goodz

    heerz two a bicolor goat fish kinda week oh end ♥♥♥

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  34. CK we will tweet about the giveaway but the 'How to add a tweet to Rafflecopter is a P-I-T-A so no sweat. It's just a pleasure to share!

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  35. sorry to say but i would keep it for myself. i love it. or a may give it to the Melissa who has been helping take care of my dogs since i had surgery. she lost her baby yesterday during open heart surgery. she had adopted her when she was at the vet school yrs ago.

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  36. I think I'd have to keep this for myself (although my daughters often borrow my pet-themed jewelry, so we'd pretty much "share" it anyway).

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  37. Happy Gotcha Day CK! You have had a great week of giveaways. I enjoyed your story and glad you ended up in your wonderful forever home. I am glad Tuna is doing well also.

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  38. CK, this was a pawtastic event! We loved reading your story and we are so impressed with everything you put together. Happy Gotcha Day!

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  39. Happy 10th Gotcha Day cutie! That is a great prize and if we win, my cats best give it to me :)

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  40. Happy Gotcha Day, CK! What an amazing happily ever after you found. Thank you for being our friend, and letting us share in your life with TW and Pop!

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  41. Happy Gotcha Day CK. We really enjoyed reading your story and we're so happy that TW and Pop gotcha'd you! BTW...our goofy Mom got all leaky eyed over your story.

    The Florida Furkids

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  42. Happy 10th sweetie. We are so happy you were gottet by your peeps or we would not know you. Smooch!

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  43. Happy 10th Gotcha Day, dear CK! We are so happy you ended up in such a loving home with TW & Pop and are there to make things very inneresting for them! Love ya!

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  44. Happy Gotcha Day!!!! Thanks for the giveaway CK.

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  45. Happy 10 and Happy 10 my sweet girl! I hope you had the best day ever and I loved your story and how happily it ended ;-) Can I drop over later and *really* help you celebrate??? XOXOXO

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  46. Happy ending and Happy 10th Gotcha Day! What happened to Mitzi?

    We'd give the necklace to Mom Paula!

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  47. Thanks for sharing your pawsome story with us, CK. I loved the happy ending ad hope you had the happiest of gotcha days. If I were to win the necklace, I would give it to mom, of course. It would look great on her.

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  48. That is a wonderful end to your story CK. I'm glad it has been so great for you. That is a beautiful necklace.

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  49. Happy Gotcha Day CK!!! I loved hearing your story! But is that the end?? What happened to the other kitty? Did you send her packing?

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  50. I would give it to my daughter in law. Hr and my son adopted 2 cats ...one that had been at the shelter for 5 years!

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  51. I loved reading your story CK and even though I am, as you know, on vacation on the Isle of Catos I have sent the The Staff over with strict instructions to convey my sincerest good wishes for a happy Gotcha day (belated!) and, of course, to enter the one giveaway in the year which we are eligible for! ;) MOL

    PeeEss What did happen to Mitzi?

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  52. What a pawesome Gotcha Day extravaganza for the worthiest of ghetto kittehs! We loved your story that kept us hooked every day until the next. Wishing you another wonderful 10 years in your family.
    -Clove & Kaspars

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  53. Wow that was a cliff hanger fur sure! Thanks for the great story about getting your furever home. I can see why Pop wanted you so much with your beautiful face. Happy Gotcha Day!

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