Tuesday, January 29, 2019

13th Gotcha Day Letters to The Cat

Hola kitties! It's my 13th Gotcha Day so I thought I'd take the day off. I've already told you all the details about how I came to move in with these old timers so I'm gonna let Pop and TW write a little something about the past 13 years. I'm not gonna censor anything but if they say something I don't like—that would be you, Woman!—they will have a year of hell until number 14.

13th Gotcha Day Letters to The Cat

TW, do you have something you'd like to say to me?

Dear CK,
You probably don't know how much I love you. I do. Sometimes I look sadly upon you when I think of what you've been missing not accepting my love. I really think you were ripped away from your birth mother too quickly—before she could teach you about love and how to play like a cat. I think you are a very serious cat; far too serious. Though you are the most playful cat we've ever had, you never quite learned to bunnykick a catnip toy or bat a furry mousey around by yourself.

13th Gotcha Day Letters to The Cat
TW trying to bond with me by using me as a pillow.
I've felt like a failure too in that I've never been able to break you of your feral ways. While I've never accepted the biting, as you know, I've let you be you. Sometimes I feel as though my petting you burns your fur the way you immediately turn to bite me.

Baby Girl, I wish you could feel the joy of having my arms wrapped around you in a hug when you're not feeling well or just because. While you do show love by giving me kisses when I put my lips near your face, I've never heard you purr for me and rarely see you knead a blanket before you lay down.

I'm sorry if I've failed you in any way or failed to live up to your expectations, CK, but I've never had a cat before who was quite your equal. I just want you to know that even if I didn't quite love you those first few years, I love you now more than life itself.—The Woman

Now it's Pop's turn. This is gonna be good.

My Dear Cathy Keisha,
It was love at first sight when I saw your stunning face on Petfinder’s website. You rescued me on January 29, 2006; about a week before I had back surgery.

13th Gotcha Day Letters to The CatYou were great when I came home a week later giving me a look that asked “Who the hell are you?” Well, we learned about each other over the next 8 weeks as you followed me all around the condo. You came in and sat on the table when I had breakfast, followed me back to the bedroom when I rested and yowled at the front door when I would go out in the hall to walk around; mostly up and down stairs. It was love between us as we bonded like peas in a pod. You kept me sane and entertained me while I rescued you when you climbed on top of the bedroom door and admired the world.

We have since embarked on a journey that has seen you meet me at the door on most nights when I get home from work and coming to bed with me for Keisha and a movie at night before bed. Every morning we spend precious time together as we talk and purr about life. I even pick you up and hug you most mornings. Now that I work at home on occasion, it is great to be able to take you to work with me. For the future, I am hoping you might curb your biting and become more like a sweetheart. I would love just once to have you sit on my lap and purr. Don’t get me wrong; I love you no matter what and I know after 13 years, it is never going to happen. Mostly I wish that your stunning self is around for another 13 years. I feel like a lucky one having you pick me to rescue.—Your Pop

I love my Pop! This was extremely nice of the peeps to do, especially Pop since he claims I messed up his hand really good on Sunday. Heh heh. Something about my teeth and then my claw getting lodged in his fingertip and lots of blood as I tried to remove it. I'm innocent and I can prove it.

13th Gotcha Day Letters to The Cat

If you can't decide what to buy me for my Gotcha Day, you can send some green papers to support my Fundraiser for Union City Feral Cat Committee. I'm still far away from my modest $300 goal. UCFCC needs your love and green papers more than ever. Union City's mayor is threatening to confiscate the trailer where they keep all the sick cats and which they GAVE to UCFCC in 2012. It's bad enough they cut the ac to the trailer one 95 degree day last summer which resulted in the suffering and death of two sick kitties. UCFCC is prepared to go to court to keep their trailer. This is all politics, folks. Don't worry, though, the money from this fundraiser will go to the cats' care and medical bills. Thanks to those who already donated. I feel the love. If you want to write me a love letter too, I won't turn it down. My furrends are the best.

40 comments:

The Indulged Furries said...

Happy 13th Gotcha Day CK. Your Mom & Pop wrote very heartwarming letters to you. Even though you aren't a cuddly purbucket, I think you know you are loved.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Happy gotcha day, CK! Honestly, those are very sweet letters from your humans.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Happy Gotcha Day, CK! Tell TW that you show love in other ways. I spent years wanting a cat to cuddle with - and I totally missed that Kitty was always by my side. Just like people love differently, so do cats. You are clearly loved, CK - and that's what truly matters.

Fur Everywhere said...

Happy 13th Gotcha Day, CK!! You have very good humans who clearly love you to pieces. :) I hope you have at least 13 more Gotcha Days, too! <3

Brian said...

Happy Gotcha Day CK! You are not only loved by TW and Pop but we love you too girl, you're a special one!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Gotcha Day, CK! Those are beautiful and loving letters from TW and your Pop.

Eastside Cats said...

Happy Gotchaversary, CK! I think you and Angel went to the same cat school, except she doesn't bite!

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy Gotcha Day! It was really nice of TW and Pop to write those great letters!! Angel Ellie and our Dad had a super special bond and there was often blood drawn but Dad loved her with all his heart.

The Florida Furkids

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

A very happy 13th Gotcha Miss CK!

Sandee said...

♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you,♪♫
♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you,♪♫
♫♪Happy Gotcha Day Dear CK,♪♫
♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you!♪♫

Your mom and dad love you no matter what.

Have a purrfect 13th Gotcha Day. My best to your peeps. ♥

Just Ducky said...

Happy Gotcha Day CK.

GLOGIRLY said...

Happy 13th Gotcha Day, CK! What beautiful letters...we love them so much.
And we love you, TW and Pops too!

Pixel, Otis and #AngelJinny said...

Happy 13th Gotcha day, CK. We loved those letters. You are very lucky to have your Pops & TW. They are also very lucky to have you! (We'll except for the biting). You are a very special cat & we love you! ♡♡♡

da tabbies o trout towne said...

CK; a most happee gotcha day two ewe...TW & pops letterz kinda made uz shed a tear but we iz gonna blame it on de wind chill out side...we will keep it bee tween uz oh kay ;)

stay IN trubullz, N joy de day, eat sum fish pie, heerz ta nother 13 anda yeer a head filled with happeez N healtheez ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Little Binky and Granny said...

Pawkisses for a Happy 13th Gotcha Day, dearest CK🎉🎉🎉You are one lucky kitty with such beautiful, heartwarming peeps around you. Enjoy a wonderful Gotcha Day🐾😽💞

World of Animals, Inc said...

Happy 13th Gotcha Day, CK. We just loved the letters that mom and dad wrote about you. They were so sweet. Thanks for sharing. Have a fun day with the family.
World of Animals

Caren Gittleman said...

Awww CK you are sooooooooooooooo loved!! The letters from your Mom and Pop made my Mom's eyes leak. You are a SPECIAL, SPECIAL KITTY CK!! Don't you EVER forget that!!! Happy Happy 13th Gotcha Day!!! Oh and your Daddy totally rocks, his photo made me smile so much! xoxo

Mary McNeil said...

Happy Gotcha Day, CK ! And many more !

Holly said...

Happy days CK - what lovely letters your peeps sent you on your big day. You are a lucky girl.

Lily said...

Happy Gotcha Day!

Three Chatty Cats said...

That was so sweet of TW and your pops to write you letters for your gotcha day. I hope you have a wonderful day, CK! Happy Gotcha Day!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Those are beautiful letter from TW and your Pop. Happy 13th Gotcha Day! I know you are a real sweetheart under all that beautiful fur. XO

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

CK, this is SO sweet! Sounds like there's lots of love at your house. Wishing you a purrfect Gotcha Day and many more!

Janet Keefe said...

CK, you are who you are, and your parents accept you and love you just as you are. Happy Gotcha Day to you, and maybe one of these days, you'll throw them just a little purr and make their day. ♥
Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, CK! You sure were gotted into a wonderful home.

edie said...

Happy Gotcha Day!!!

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Gotcha Day, CK! We love that TW and Pop love you so, so much. So do we, dear pal!

Lone Star Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Happy #13 darling girl! These were such good letters, CK. In fact, I am going to say something shocking: I think you should consider being nicer to TW--like give her some purrs once in awhile. I mean, not every day or anything, but now and then. She **does** take really good care of you, you know. She seems pretty nice and all, and she looks very sweet sleeping there with you. I know, I know--I understand how strong the Feral is in us. But it would make her very happy XOXOXOXO

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Happy Gotcha Day CK!!!

www.shelter-cats.com said...

Happy Gotcha Day, CK. We loved reading the letters from TW and Pop. You are a very lucky ang well loved girl.
xxoo
Maggie, Mickey Mouser, Rufus the Red, AND Ernie

Tamago said...

Happy Gotcha Day, CK! Those letters are heartfelt and you are loved by your peeps so dearly xo

Nanük said...

Happy gotcha day kit-cat!!

Nuk

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Happy Gotcha day CK! I'm so glad you got gotted!

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Happy Gotcha Day, CK! We're so glad you've been off the streets for that long. You are so lucky to be so loved by two great peeps.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Speaking of senile, CK: Last night she put the kettle on to boil to make coffee and it boiled to almost NUFFING before she wondered what that whistling noise was . . .? Somehow, she'd decided it was coming from the radiator. Uh-huh. Is she going to blow up our building, do you think? She is now required to set the timer EVERY time she puts something on the stove.

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy belated Gotcha Day, CK ! You got beautiful sweet letters from your humans ! Purrs

Marv said...

Oh! My! COD! I can't believe that my Mom let me miss your Gotcha Day! I shall give her the back of disrespect FOREVER! And I love that your folks wrote love letters to you! Did you know that Queen Penelope HATED Mom, she was Dad's cat(until Jo Jo came). Jo Jo was beating the crap out of Nellie and Nellie was doing really badly, so when Mom had to go to Calgary for contract work, Mom took Nellie. Nellie began to sleep with Mom and then sit on her and eventually (it took about a year) she quit biting Mom (well, most of the time). Nellie says I should sing you the song!
♫♪♥♥♥♥♫♪Happy Belated Gotcha Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Belated Gotcha Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Belated Gotcha Day Dear CK!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Belated Gotcha Day to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
Purrs
Marv

Marv said...

Dearest CK,
I wrote you the most splendid post for your gottcha day, but I must have forgotten to click submit!
It is gone. I shall just resing the song this time...
♫♪♥♥♥♥♫♪Happy Belated Gotcha Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Belated Gotcha Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Belated Gotcha Day Dear CK!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Belated Gotcha Day to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
Purrs
Marv

Catscue Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day beautiful!