Monday, November 26, 2007

"My, How Time Flies" Monday

Wow, this has really snuck up on me (and Mom), but my Gotcha Day is coming up on Saturday, December 1! I will have been with Mom and Dad for a whole year.


It hardly seems possible that the year has passed so quickly, but at the same time it seems I have always been here with Mom and Dad. I'm a lucky kitty to have found them.

I showed up on their back porch as a stray kitty, and Mom and Dad fell in love with me and I with them, so they took me in. They never knew where I came from -- I am an older lady cat (the vet, at the time Mom and Dad took me for my check-up last year, estimated my age to be anywhere from ten to twelve years old), and my personality was such that Mom discerned that I had lived for many years as an only cat. I am a sweet, cuddly bundle of fluff, very affectionate with people, but at first I was very nervous around my cat siblings, and I can still be possessive, particularly of my Mom. Pretty much anytime she's sitting down, I want to be in her lap *smile*.

When I showed up, Mom and Dad asked around to see if anyone had lost an odd-eyed white cat, but nobody ever claimed me, so Mom speculates that my first bean perhaps passed away or became incapacitated and that I was turned out as a stray, perhaps by uncaring relatives.

However I got here, what's important is that I am here, and for that I'm grateful. I love my Mom and Dad, my siblings, and my loving home. I count my blessings every day.

My siblings are throwing me a party here on my blog on Saturday, December 1, so everyone mark your calendar! I will make plenty of tuna puffs, and there will be all kinds of goodies and yummies of all kinds -- and fresh catnip and niptinis! *smile*

30 comments:

michico*Adan said...

Knowing you is very touching moment in my life, too.
I am very happy on your first Gotcha Day before I could know you, it's been a great pleasure~!!
You benas are fall of love, really~!!!They are just amazing to me all the time~!

And, how sweet and tender you are always sleep with your daddy~!!! I love seeing you with your dad~! That is so cute~!!!

Even you might be older, but, hey, we are the same period, aren't we. So I can understand your feeling well~! I would "LOVE" to be your Gotcha Day party~!!! I'll be here :)

The Meezers said...

Oh Marilyn, how lucky that you finded such a wonderful forever home!!!

Sassy Cat said...

I realy picked a good day to stop over, Congrats on your one year anniversary with your folks. It is so lucky that you have such a nice home. I haven't visited before and must say I am sorry that I haven't gotten over here before. I noticed way back you visited me and time ran away. I have been so busy producing CCSI show on my blog and that took up so much time. Today I had casting calls for the second show that the whole day is gone. But I decided that before I ended my day I was going to look ya up. I hope we get to know each other better. I think you are so pretty cause you are white. We are opposite as you can see. I can hide in the dark and you can hide in the snow, ha. Hope you have a fun celebration on the first.

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MoMo said...

I never knew that you have a separate blog from the Ballicai. How silly! Hope you have a great Gotcha Day on Dec 1 and many more anniversaries to come.

bunnygirl said...

Tidbit will be there for the catnip, and pet grass, if it's available! Or maybe she'll bring some herself. Is this pot-luck?

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh Marilyn, we'z soooo happy yoor mom and dad found yoo! Dat is something we will definitly come to celebrate.

Karen Jo said...

I am so happy that you found your way to the Ballicus household, Marilyn. I will enjoy visiting your party.

Dragonheart said...

Marilyn, I am so happy that you found a wonderful Forever Home. :) I will try to make it to your Gotcha Day party. :)

MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

My beloved sister! I am so happy that you are not alone anymore wandering the country side for food and shelter. You are such a beloved member of your family there and here with me and on the Cat Blogosphere! Your Mickey is so devoted to you...your life is purrrrfectly complete now. A once upon a time....happily ever after life.
I am glad you faired well while your beans were away (Mao came to tell me all about it:)
I have been so busy this holiday weekend...come see what I did. I missed the casting call for the new CCSI production too!!! Can you believe it, my one chance to be a star and I miss it!!? Oh well, I don't take orders very well so it is all the same anyway!
I am working on a very special poem also...I think you will like it!
I must be off to bed now, I just had my very early morning snack, so mommy hopes I will sleep inlate.
Hugs and snuggles from your devoted sister Peach who is so looking forward to December 1st and your party. Mommy will be having a surprise party from me on December 5th and I got her a nice present...

Ramses said...

Gosh there's a lot of us here celebrating gotcha days about now! Mine it tomorrow and Tigmut'hep's was last week! :)

Bounce, Lucy and Trixie said...

That was a sweet story of how you came to live with your Mom and Dad. Lucy and Trixie were strays also so our Mom knows how special you are. We can't wait for your Gotcha Day Party, it will be such fun!

Captain Jack and Dante said...

We are so glad that you found a loving forever home. And we are even more glad that you are having a party!! Woohoo! We are going to right it on Mommy's calendar we can attend!

Tybalt said...

Congratulations on having lived in your wonderful forever home for a year, Marilyn! You are a very special kitty, and are a blessing to us all. =^_^=

Christine and FAZ said...

Oh Marilyn, that is wonderful - have a very happy one year gotcha day. It couldn't happen to a more lovely lady. FAZ

Daisy said...

Oh, Marilyn, I will be there to help you celebrate your Gotcha Day!

The Furry Kids said...

Ooh, we can't wait for the party!
We're glad you found such a great forever home, Marilyn.

DEBRA said...

Miss Marilyn

We are so happy that you have found such a warm and loving home...I understand how hard it is for us 'older' kitties when we get turned out of our homes...I really do. BUT both of us are in much better places now, and even though I too (yes I admit it) have some issues with my other cat siblings, I am still grateful to be here.

Concats on your anniversary.

Purrs
Abby

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Happy Gotcha day Marilyn, I will try hard to be at you party! I can't believe you are over 10! You look very young for your age ; )

Kimo & Sabi said...

Yer a lucky cat....and yer beans are lucky too!

Tyler said...

Oh Marilyn, I had no idea that you have only lived with your family for a year. I just assumed that you had spent all of your years with them. I'm so glad you found your forever home.

zevo calamari said...

Woooo hooo party! Congrats to you! We will be happy to come. Later we have to shuttle out for Nubi's party...
thanks
xoxoxoxo

Sultanfus and Guy said...

Happy Gotcha Day! Isn't great when we find the right home? Guy found us the same way.

Henry Helton said...

I can't wait for the party! Tuna puffs!!!! Yippeeee!!!

Artsy Catsy said...

Marilyn, we're so very glad you found your wonderful forever home, or we might never have gotten to know you!

And never, ever worry about being older. Lucy and I are 18 now, and we like to think we're not getting older, we're just getting better! You're just as beautiful as ever and, besides, we mature ladycats can get away with whatever we want :-)

Callie
Catministrative Assistant
Artsy Catsy

Ariel said...

Hi Marilyn,

This is a very sweet post.I'm so glad you found a great forever home.I will definitely mark my calendar...Love and Hugs Ariel

Monty Q. Kat said...

Did someone say niptini's?!?

Kelly Cat said...

Marilyn, I enjoyed your story -- I love a happy ending! See you Saturday!

jh an Mickey Mantle said...

Marilyn,
Thank goodness you found your mom and dad! I will definitely be there to help you celebrate your "Gotcha Day/Birthday"!
Your--Mick