Raven’s Gotcha Day 7th Anniversary

Raven (11 yrs old)Seven years ago, on December 5, 2008 I chose my mom to be my new forever person. I’m not sure if we’ve told you my adoption story so here it is.

After the last of their first 3 kitties passed away, Mom & Dad were planning to wait a while before getting another cat. They had a 16 year old Golden Retriever who needed a stress-free home during his senior years, and they wanted to give Dad a break from having kitties in the house to see if it made any difference to his health (he is allergic to cats and gets shots for that).  They donated most of the cat toys, beds and perches to a local animal shelter and went about their lives.

Well, that lasted for exactly 33 days! Mom decided the house needed more life and they decided to visit the local SPCA. They entered the adoptable cats’ living room at the SPCA to look at a scroungy-looking cat Mom saw online. As she was trying to get that cat to take interest in her, I came down from my hiding spot on the tallest perch and tried to crawl into her purse that was sitting on the floor.  My soon-to-be Mom started laughing because I was a lot bigger than her purse, but I was determined to get into it, hoping I could sneak home with her.

My soon-to-be Mom set me on her lap, where I quickly curled up, purred, buried my head, and settled in for a nap. I made it clear that I had chosen her and I would be the next member of the Indulged Furries’ home. I could tell when they entered the kitty room that she and my new Dad would give me the quiet home that I needed.

Mom & Dad took me home, along with my new sister Sammi, who was choosing Dad while I chose Mom. Sammi was 10 years old so she kept her name. But I was given my new name, Raven, because of my beautiful black, feathery fur.

We all got along really well and our Golden Retriever brother Bentley liked having us kitties around in his last year to keep him entertained. Sammi didn’t let Bentley get too close, but I liked the big guy and I’d rub up on him and let him get close to me. Not only did I like the dog, but never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined getting such a wonderful home.

Fast forward 7 years and mom decided we’d start a new Gotcha Day tradition. Today will be the day they make their donation to the SPCA. The SPCA took me in, cared for me, and kept me safe for several months while I was waiting to be adopted, so it’s only fitting that today we recognize and support them and all their hard work.

Mom’s also going to the pet store that’s having a sale on food, so maybe she’ll get me a new toy.  Meow, Mom, you know I like sparkle balls. Maybe the store has a color I don’t have.

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24 Responses to Raven’s Gotcha Day 7th Anniversary

  1. McGuffy Ann says:

    This is very sweet. It is wonderful to be both a blessing and blessed. xo

  2. Grace says:

    Happy Gotcha’ Day! To the whole family.

  3. Jan K says:

    Happy Gotcha Day, Raven, to you and your Mom and Dad as well. What a wonderful story! You certainly knew how to select the perfect family and convince them that you needed to go home with them. We also love how your day is celebrated, and we bet your Mom did bring you home a new toy!

  4. Deziz World says:

    Oh bootyful Raven, happy Gotchaday. Weez so glad you chose yous mommy. And weez glad to have met you and become furiends. We hope yous day is just as purrfect as you are.

    Luv ya

    Dezi and Lexi

  5. Happy Gotcha Day Raven ! We wish you a wonderful day ! Purrs

  6. pilch92 says:

    Happy Gotcha Day Raven! That is so sweet how you chose your Mom. Also sweet that your folks are making a donation to the shelter that rescued you. I am glad you gotcha’d such a loving family.

  7. Pumpkinpuddy says:

    Happy Gotcha Day sweetie!

  8. What a great story 🙂
    Happy 7th Gotcha day Raven!
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  9. Happy Gotcha Day, Raven. We loved your gotcha story. Of course your mom couldn’t live without cats. 🙂 Enjoy your day…we think that’s a great way to celebrate it.

  10. That is a wonderful story Raven and it proves that you were meant to live there! Happy Happy Gotcha Day! xoxoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

  11. Brian says:

    That is a wonderful story, Happy Gotcha Day!!! Hey, we were both gotcha’d in the same month and the same year, mine’s coming up soon. Y’all sure done good Raven!!!

  12. BZ Dogs says:

    Happy Gotcha Day, Raven! Sounds like the start of a wonderful tradition. While our boys have all been purchased sons of champion show dogs, we donate half the price of our first Golden Retriever, Beau, to the local animal shelter every year – going on 12 years now! Makes the heart feel good. 🙂

  13. Happy gotcha day Raven!!

  14. Summer says:

    Happy gotcha day, Raven! I loved hearing your story.

  15. speedyrabbit says:

    Happy Gotcha Day Raven,snuggles xx Speedy

  16. manxmnews2014 says:

    Happy Gotcha Raven. That is a wonderful gotcha day story.

  17. I love your story, Raven. It is true that we do the choosing and we choose well! A belated happy gotcha day! xxxx

  18. Clooney says:

    Happy Belated Gotcha Day beautiful Raven! It is a great one for sure and we are so happy you ended up being an Indulged Furry, how awesome and we like the name you were given too. Hope you had a wonderful Gotcha Day!

  19. Annie says:

    I don’t know how I missed this! I’m so sorry! Happy belated Gotcha Day, Raven. I enjoyed reading your adoption story. I hope you got that sparkle ball!

  20. Happy Belated Gotcha Day! What’s funny about your Dad having allergies is that black cats have more allergens for some reason. Black male cats are supposed to have the most. TW is allergic too and she read that before she got me. Hope it’s not just another thing to hold against black cats.

  21. So sorry for being so late for your 7th Gotcha Day , Raven 🙁
    I hope you had a pawsome day !
    My dad-person is allergic to cats and the cat who lived here before was a black longhaired cat and he sneezed more then.

    XOXO

  22. What a wonderful Gotcha Day story Raven. Happy Belated Gotcha!
    Luvs
    Marty and the Gang

  23. Timmy Tomcat says:

    We are a bit late Raven but that is a wonderfur Gotcha story!
    Purrs to you and you great parents for helping others in need
    Timmy

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