Sunday, August 16, 2009

Happy Gotchaversary, Nina!

Nina then:
Where's Nina?

Nina now:
Nina

Oh furiends, I have a happy story for you! One year ago today, I was in a cage outside, next to lots of other cages with kitties. I was in the last cage on the top row. Lots of people came and went and some even talked to me! I don't know why I wasn't under my blanket, except it was such a nice day. Then a nice man stopped to talk to me. He spoke softly and let me sniff his fingers. Since he was so nice, I licked them. Well, he seemed to like that and started to give me chin skritches. Oh, this was a man who tasted good, talked softly and gave good chin skritches (right there, yes that's the spot)! So I started purring.

Well, the rest, as they say, is history! That man and his family took me home and put me in the bathroom. There was a boy kitty who told me it was his house, then wanted to know all about me. Of course, that's Victor and we've become great friends, groommates and playmates. I cautiously explored the house one room at a time and spent a lot of time in small spaces where I could watch and listen without being bothered. Of course, I also spent a lot of time getting to know my people and Victor.

Now, I couldn't be happier! We eat good food, watch birds and squirrels out the windows, play a lot, and sleep on the big bed with Mom and Dad at night. Victor can be annoying, but we rarely fight. And I know all the best hidey holes for when I want some deep, uninterrupted sleep. Oh, and of course, I have an amazing worldwide network of furiends through this blog and the Cat Blogosphere!

As you may remember, I got my birthday wish for a forever home. My Gotchaversary wish, if I may, is for many, many more kitties to find their forever homes! Just thinking of that makes me purr, purr, purr.

Living happily ever after, Nina!

Nina then:
So Adopt Me Already!

Nina now:
Happy Cat Chose Red

PS I still love to lick fingers... and Chance Bond.

47 comments:

  1. Happy Gotchaversary, Nina!!!! I can't beeleeve it's alreddy bin a hole yeer!

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  2. Nina, the ex-purr-ession on your face sitting in the red box says it all - you are home and you are loved and you are content. ♥HAPPY GOTCHA DAY SWEETIE♥, you hit the jackpot!

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  3. Happy Gotcha Day Nina. Wow! A year already. We love that last photo of you. You look so content.

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  4. You definitely look much happier! Happy Gotcha Day to you!
    We're so happy to know that you found a wonderful home full of love. :D

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  5. Gothcha' Days are the very best days!
    Smoochies to you and I hope your wish comes true!

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  6. Happy Gotcha Day, Nina! We're so glad you got gotted!

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  7. Happy Gotcha Day Nina!!! Gotcha days are better than birthdays!

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  8. Happy Gotcha Day Nina! We're so happy for you! And we hope tons more poodins get their forever homes too!

    Luf, Us

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  9. Nina, I'm so glad you got your forever home. I also hope all kitties find theirs too.

    Happy Gotcha Day!

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  10. What a wonderfully happy story.

    Happy gotchaversary to you-ooo.
    Happy gotchaversary to you-ooo.
    Happy gotchaversary to Nina Torbie-ooo.
    Happy gotchaversary to you-ooo.

    Sorry about the howling but Buddy is a hound.

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  11. oh Nina, you gotted the furry bestest furefur home!! Look at your big smile!!!! We is SOOOOOOOO happy that you is our furriend!

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  12. Concats Nina!! You had us at "Hello is this thing on"

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  13. Happy, happy Gotcha day, Nina! Don't you look wonderfully happy now! We're so happy you found a great forever home!

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  14. Happy Gotcha Day Nina we sure is glad yoo gots gotted!

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  15. Happy Gotcha Day!!! YEAH!!! Let's break out the ham and have a party!!!

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  16. Happy Gotcha Day Nina !!!!!!!
    It is easy to see that you have got the best forever home you could have :) You do look very happy!!!!
    We wish that for all kitties :)
    Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

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  17. Happy Gotcha Day Nina! We're happy you found the purrfect furever home!!!

    Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

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  18. Happy Gotchaversary, Nina!

    You looks so happy now!

    Weze still missus Bonnie... Glad dat Nina kins keeps Victor company.

    N Our kitties iz findin noo hohmz!!

    luv,
    Katie Too n da Katz Gang

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  19. Happy Gotcha Day, Nina! We love the picture of you under the blanket with just your paws sticking out. And you look pretty happy in that last picture, too.

    We agree with your wish that all kitties could find furever homes.

    Purrs and hugs,
    The Kitty Krew

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  20. So glad to see you happy and having such a great time in your furrever home. Sending you lots of love and hugs. May you live a long, healthy and comfy life :)

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  21. Happy Gotcha Day, Nina! I am so glad you were gotted!

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  22. Happy, happy Gotchaversary Nina. We are so glad that you found such a good home.

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  23. Happy Gotcha Day Nina! We broughted treets n nip to cellybrate da nite away. Woo!

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  24. Happy First Gotchaversary sweet Nina! I remember it from last year and your pictures show a ladycat who wasn't really happy. Now your pictures show a happy, wonderful ladycat.

    You got gotcha'd by a great family.

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  25. As formerly homeless cats, we are always happy to read about another cat who has been given a forever home. Happy 1st anniversary of your Gotcha Day, sweet Nina, and we all wish you many more!

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  26. Happy gotcha day!

    Nina, you are a very lucky kitty! We can tell you are happy by the smile on your face.

    Head butts and gentle scritches from Moe and Carmela (and Catmomma, too!)

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  27. Happy Gotcha Day Nina, we hope your wish comes true. We love Gotcha Days more than birthdays cause there is no better gift than a forever home.

    We're so glad youre with your loving family, giving them a reason to smile. We are sure Bonnie sent you to them

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  28. Happy Gotchaversary Nina. You look really happy in your forever home. So glad you responded to the nice man so you didn't have to stay in that horrible cage. Also so glad you got to know Victor and are having fun with him.

    Casper

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  29. HAPPY GOTCHA DAY!!!

    You look very very happy in your Now pictures. I'm glad you got such a good home an I hope your gotcha day wish comes true. So many kitties out there, not enough homes...

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  30. i like that, gotchaversary! have a happy happy day

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  31. Happy Gotcha Day! We are so happy you became Victor's sister.
    --Jasper

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  32. Happy Gotchaversary, Nina! Those last 2 photos say it all!

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  33. Happy Gotcha Day Nina!! That last picture is perfect because it shows how happy you are in your new home - you have a ginormous smile on your face!! It seems like you picked the right family to adopt!

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  34. Happy Gotcha Day, Nina! We're glad you came out from under your blankie. :) That last pic of you says it all - you look so happy and content.

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  35. OH So SWEET! Happy Gotcha Day!! I sorry I missed da actual day though. I so happy you founds a wonderfur furever home and luvs your story Nina!

    Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs

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  36. Oh no, we missed your Gotcha Day!

    Well, we know it was your lucky day when you licked those fingers! We wish you many, many more happy Gotcha Days to come.

    George, Tipper, Max & Misty

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  37. Nina, I am happy to meet you. You have a very purrty smile! I'm glad you found your furever home.

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  38. Hey, we just saw your cat haiku on 365 Cat Ladies -- cool!!

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  39. Awww what a sweet post.Happy Gotcha Day:)

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  40. Nina, I'm so sorry I missed your Gotcha Day annifursary, but I'm so happy you were gotcha'd and that you look so blissful today! You can really tell you are one happy kitty! And a boo-ti-full one at that!

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  41. Happy Gotcha Day, Nina! Many more...

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  42. Happy Gotcha Day, Nina! You are absolutely glowing in that last picture. Cutest thing I've ever seen!

    (P.S. Good job with the licking trick -- gets 'em every time!) :)

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  43. We're sorry to be so late to wish you a happy, happy, HAPPY Gotcha Day Nina!!!!

    We're super glad you got gotted :-)

    Purrs and Hugs,
    Pearl, Bert and Jake

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  44. Nina ... We're so happy that you got 'dopted by your fambly a year ago. You look so furry, furry happy!
    DMM

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