Saturday, July 13, 2013

HAPPY GOTCHA DAY!


Seven years ago, the grandbeans lost their beloved dog.  When they were ready, The Girl and the mom took them to the county shelter to help them pick out a new one.  By the end of the visit, the grandbeans had found their new Princess and The Girl and mom found a new kitten.

One of the first pictures of Oui Oui with The Girl.

Four years later, with The Girl heading out to college, the mom worried who would be Oui Oui's playmate while she was working.  So she decided to get Oui Oui her very own pet kitty.  After telling The Girl when she left home she was going to be replaced by a meezer, Mica Minnie Moo seemed like the perfect choice!

Walking on top and  behind the headboard was just one of the funny things you thought of.

Silly girl!  You may not fit behind the headboard to walk along the chair rail anymore, but you can still walk the headboard.



Oui Oui, you have brought so much happiness and joy into our lives!  Even when you tore all the stuffing out of the beds, climbed and brought down the curtains, you kept us in stitches.  The mom can't decide which of your games is her favorite.  Was it playing "Meertah"*, running wild through the house chasing The Girl and being chased in turn, jumping from the bed into a bag held open several feet away or playing fetch?  What an imagination you have!


Your bravery and friendliness won over the feline phobic Julie.  Even though you only eat two kinds of stinky goodness now and drive the mom crazy wondering what you will and won't eat next, we wouldn't change a thing about you.

The first photo of MMM

Mica Minnie Moo, you have been a work in progress and we hope one day you will be able to put your demons to rest.  What your life on the streets must have been like, we can't imagine.  Thankfully you had just enough trust to allow us to work with you.  It breaks the mom's heart to see flashes of what you could have been had your life been easier.

MMM blogging with the mom, all snuggled up safe and sound.

Its been a slow journey from a kitty who didn't even know what being scratched was to the kitty who adores being petted to sleep in the mom's arms.  If only you could relax and enjoy your life now you are safe.  Maybe one day . . .

So, here's to our girls without whom our lives wouldn't be the same!  We love you both and are thankful we share our lives with you.


*  "Meertah" was a very earlier nickname of Oui Oui's.  (Of course, Oui Oui is a nickname too, her real name being Sweet Pea.)  Its a conjunction of "Meerkat" since meerkats and Oui Oui both have overbites and "Cheetah"  because Oui Oui had long legs as a kitten.  The game consisted of The Girl hiding from Oui Oui.  When Oui Oui found her, she would jump out and yell "Meertah!" then the running and chasing commenced.

36 comments:

Brian said...

Happy Gotcha Day sweet friends and I hope your special day is super special!!!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Happy gotcha day, Oui Oui!

Scylla said...

Happy Gotcha Day Mica Minnie Moo & Oui Oui

Marg said...

A very Happy Gotcha day to both of you. We just know you will have a really nice day. And MMM we hope your eyebrows are getting better by now. Have a great day.

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Happy Gotcha Day! Have a very special day, both of you.
MMM, we hope someday you will chase ALL the demons in your head away furever!

Julia Williams said...

Happy gotcha day! I love the photos but especially the kitten snuggle.

ABBY said...

A very big happy double Gotcha to both Oui Oui and MMM!
You are both so lucky to be in one great loving home and we hope there are many many more happy Gotchas in the future!

Mariodacat said...

happy Gotcha Day to Qui Qui and MMM. What beautiful, lucky kitties to have been adopted in your home.

Pat Hatt said...

Happy gotcha day to both or you

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

HAPPY Gotcha Day to you guys!!!

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

Happy Gotcha Day!!!!

cats of wildcat woods

Fuzzy Tales said...

Awww, happy Gotcha Day to you both! We hope you have a wonderful day, filled with extra treats and cuddles.

Prancer Pie said...

Happy Gotcha Day to both of you! Have a purrfect day! ((Hugs)) being sent to both of you.

Kjelle Bus said...

HAPPY HAPPY GOTCHA DAY to you both !
Hope you are having a Pawsome day :)
XOXO

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy, Happy Gotcha Day to MMM and Oui Oui - we are so happy to have you as friends and we hope you will both have a wonderful day in the best home you could ever have.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We forgot to say happy gotcha day to MMM in our previous comment. Extra happy to MMM. And bad head peep for being in such a rush to type comments!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Happy gotcha day, Oui Oui and MMM! You two are such different kitties, but both so special in your own ways.

Annie Bear said...

Happy Gotcha Day to MMM and Oui Oui! I loved reading these stories about both of you. I love the thought of Oui Oui running and jumping into a bag! Lucy used to walk the headboard too a long time ago. She would do it every day when I got home from work. Also, I totally understand the frustration of a picky cat thanks to Annie! The games the Girl and Oui Oui played are so cute!

Oh, MMM. How sweet that you trust your mom to sleep in her arms. Everyone loves you and we're all pulling for you!

You both are so lucky to have a great home!

Caren Gittleman said...

HAPPY HAPPY GOTCHA DAY TO TWO MOST BEAUTIFUL AND PRECIOUS GIRLS!!!
You are ALL truly blessed!
xoxo

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Oui Oui and Mica Minnie MOO! :)
May your special day be filled with lots of treats and fun!

sparkyspitfire said...

oh! such sweetness - I love the last picture as Oui Oui and MMM are almost kinda in a yin-yang pose, which clearly their personalities are. it's good to see such happy and beloved kittehs.
head bonks all around from Sparky and Bethany

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Gotacha Day to you both!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Happy Gotcha Day to two of our favourite girls! You lucked out in the home you chose!!!

Purrs,
The Chans

Katnip Lounge said...

HAPPY-HAPPY Gotcha Day!!!!!!!

You girls make us laugh, too...the best part is how you both manage to drive your Mom craziER. It take a Special Sort of kitty do do that so well, and so consistently!

Enjoy your day, and snub some special foods just for us.

Katie Isabella said...

Happy Gotcha day dearest girls. You are beautiful and well loved. Many more days of peace, pettings and love and loving arms holding you. xxxooo

The Lee County Clowder said...

Happy Gotcha Day, kittie girls. We hope you had a great great day, full of cuddles and treats, and maybe a game of chase or two.

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy Gotcha Day Mica Minnie Moo and Oui Oui!!

The Florida Furkids

Kitties Blue said...

What a very special day for Oui Oui and MMM. All the photos were so super, but we loved the one of Oui Oui and MMM touching paws. We keep praying that MMM will leave her eyebrows alone so her hair will regrow. The celebration badge is gorgeous! Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Oui Oui and Mica Minnie Moo! We love you both very much, and are so happy you gotcha'd such an amazing, loving home.

Hugs!

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

A happy double Gotcha day. Oui Oui and MMM are extraordinary cats. I love that early pic of MMMM and will share an insight about her another day.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Happy Gotcha Day to you both!

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

Happy Belated Gotcha Day Oui Oui!!

Sweet Purrfections said...

Happy Belated Gotcha Day. We know you have a wonderful forever home.

Marilynn said...

Happy Gotcha Day ... a little late, but still very much heartfelt! We believe Gotcha Days are even better than birthdays!!

Love, Grace & Company

Katz Tales said...

Happy Gotcha Day! Hurt kitties do take a long time to heal but boy is it worth it. Paws crossed for you all!

Cherry City Kitties said...

Happy belated Gotcha Day you two!