A Sister Saturday Gotcha Day with Precious

 

Brian's Home, adopt cats, we deserve it!Well lookie here, it’s my Second Gotcha Day!  I am a very happy girl and I am so very happy here and I know that my Dad and Mom love me very much.  There was a time when I was not happy at all, right after my first Mom died and left me.  But I don’t want to dwell in the past, so for those of you who are new, you can read about my plight HERE and the announcement that I was coming to Brian’s Home HERE.  Thank you Brian for not letting it all turn out some other way.

When I first came here I had never seen another cat before, especially up close.  So, I stayed in my own private bedroom for a while with the added comfort of a closed door.  After a while my Dad tried to introduce me to the family and things didn’t go too well.  I just went nuts at the sight of another kitty. So, back into the bedroom I went.  Hey, I liked it, and I felt quite safe and secure.

After a while I started getting a wee bit bored.  So my Dad bought a gate for the top of the stairs (I live upstairs in my own private suite).  As I ventured out of my bedroom I still was not a happy camper when I saw those others downstairs.  Nope, not happy.  Then, as time went along, I did finally get used to seeing them down there and didn’t hiss, growl and poof tail as much.  Now, two years later I am down to the lower landing (one step at a time) and just five small steps away from the others.  The stairs are screened in and the landing is gated for my comfort and security.  I don’t hiss, growl or poof tail as much unless someone comes right up to the gate…which is known to happen from time to time.  My Dad and Mom have been very patient with me and are not going to push me into doing any more until I’m darn good and ready.

So I’ve got lots of room and seriously, I am a happy girl.  Dad spends lots of time with me and we play and I get brushed and furminated and I purr up a storm.  I’ve got great windows for whiffin’ and I’ve got the best backyard view in the house from my very own cat tree.  Most importantly, I am comfortable having two rooms, a bathroom and free run of the stairs.  There are lots of times I think I’m ready to try another step towards downstairs but then someone comes up to the gate and gets me a bit poofed up again.  Then I think I’ll wait a bit longer.  My Dad says I don’t have to hurry, and I like that about him.

I do want to thank Sister Zoe for letting me do my post today even though it was her turn.  Have a great weekend everyone!  Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  More Forever Homes More Often!  Purrrrr! Zip!  Later!

 

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50 thoughts on “A Sister Saturday Gotcha Day with Precious

  1. Marg

    Oh Precious, a very Happy Gotcha day to you. You could not have found a better home if you had tried. We are so glad that you ended up at Brian’s house. That Dad of yours and Mom too, are so good with you. Glad you are such a happy kitty.

  2. Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey

    Precious – such a gorgeous picture of you! And you just keep being yourself. No need to rush anything if you don’t feel like it. You are loved, safe, and secure and that’s all that matters.

  3. Simba

    Precious, we wish you a very happy Gotcha Day. Your story is such a sweet one, and we are glad your parents have such a good understanding of what makes you tick.

  4. Katie Isabella

    Happy Gotcha Day Dear Sister Precious. I remember your arrival and Mom and I have followed your progress every step of the way.

  5. Fur Everywhere

    Happy Gotcha Day, Precious! We are so happy you have such a loving and patient family. 🙂 We agree with your dad; just take your time getting to know everyone. The most important thing is that you are comfortable. We hope you have a wonderful day!

    Purrs,
    Carmine, Milita, and Jewel

  6. Hilary

    Precious – take your precious time in joining the others. go at your own pace.. you are one lucky girl to have such an amazing family!

  7. easy rider

    Happy Gotcha day, dear Precious – you are really precious like a diamond as large as a football :o) Have a wonderful Caturday :o)

  8. Hannah and Lucy

    Precious you are looking so lovely on your Second Special Gotcha Day. You look so relaxed and we are so pleased to hear you are getting one step at a time nearer from joining in all the fun with Brian and your Sisfurs. We hope you have a great day and your favourite food for tea.
    Take care – we are sending gentle headbutts to you.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  9. Hannah and Lucy

    Happy Second Gotcha Day Precious. Brian tells us about you so we know you feeling much more settled with your new family. We hope you have a special day with your favourite foods and plenty of bird TV to watch. Please try and make it down the last few stairs soon so you can join in all the fun.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  10. Jacqueline

    Happy Gotcha Day, beautiful Precious!…We are so happy you found such a wonderful, patient, loving family and forever home!…We hope you get lots of extra cuddles and treats on your special day, sweetie…kisses…Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

  11. Cathy Keisha

    Happy Gotcha Day Precious. When Autumn came to live with the peeps after Gramma passed, she stayed locked in Pop’s room. She only ventured out when Nicky was asleep and that was toward the end of her life. She was a very happy cat as an only cat and her door was only open when the peeps were home and could make sure Nicky didn’t attack her. I AM kinda surprised in your case that your new Mom and Dad didn’t foster you until they could get you into a home where you would be an only cat.

  12. Grrreta: Ambrose, Clarence, Teddi, Baskin, and Abner

    Happy Gotcha Day, Precious! We are so glad you have such a wonderful and patient family who understand and let you adjust at your own pace. It’s really nice that you can enjoy your privacy and personal attention, yet get to see the other kitties and get used to them gradually. We hope you have a wonderful Gotcha Day.

  13. Sparkle

    Happy gotcha day, Precious! You certainly are taking your time getting used to the other kitties! I am sure they would be great friends if you gave them a chance… and maybe you will someday, in your own time.

  14. Ginger Jasper

    Happy Gotcha day beautiful. You have the best place to be and I know your dad is very caring and will let you have all the time you want. Hugs GJ x

  15. jc

    Happy 2nd Gotcha Day to YOU !!!

    You sound a lot like my two girls. Jasmine is my Snowshoe Siamese. She stays mainly in my bedroom, bathroom, closet area. Rarely she’ll come downstairs for a look around but runs back up to her safe zone. Meredith Ann has the bonus room. She even eats, sleeps and does everything else there. She doesn’t come into the bedroom area at all since the boys might be there. The boys don’t really care about the girls. Maybe it’s a boy thing. lol

  16. Katnip Lounge

    Precious, we too are grateful that you found such a nice home with wonderful understanding peeps. Happy Second Gotcha Day! You go ahead and sit on whatever stair you want today!

  17. emma

    You are very lucky. Our last cat, Biene, had been abused when we got her. Mom worked for years to befriend her but it was rare that she allowed even mom near her. She made friends with our cat Boo and as long as Boo was around Biene was almost normal. Shortly after moving to the US, Boo died suddenly at only 8 1/2 yrs old, Biene was devastated and never really came out again. It was a very sad life but mom did all she could for that kitty. Take your time and maybe someday you won’t need the gate anymore.

  18. Caren Gittleman

    Ohhh Precious!! HAPPY GOTCHA DAY!!! We know your Daddy takes amazing care of you! We are so sorry for all you have been through but you couldn’t ask for a BETTER furever home!
    xoxo

  19. The Island Cats

    Happy Gotcha Day, Precious! You’re a lot like our Zoey. She doesn’t like us much and because of that we don’t like her much either. We’re so happy that you have such a good home with wonderful peeps taking care of you.

  20. GrammyMouseTails

    Happy Gotcha Day, Precious! You look so pretty with the sunbeam shinning on your nose. I am happy to hear you are getting braver each day. You and your family are lucky to be blessed with patience, esp for pretty kitties 🙂

  21. Annie

    Precious, Happy Gotcha Day! I read your story and it would be heartbreaking if it didn’t turn out so well. It couldn’t have turned out better. What a sweet girl you are and you have such a wonderful family! I’m sorry you’ve gone through so much but I love a happy ending, which this definitely is.

  22. Janet@TheCatOnMyHead

    Hi Precious, We are so glad to get to know you better by hearing your story. Happy Gotcha Day. We think you found the purrfect family. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

  23. Chancy and his cats

    Happy Gotcha Day sweet Precious. We are so happy for you that you have Brian and his family as your family now…you are in a very, loving and caring family. We hope you had a wonderful day sweet girl. Hugs and nose kisses

  24. Oui Oui

    Happy Gotcha Day, Precious! How lucky you were to find such an understanding new mom and dad, and such patient ones as well. Maybe next year this time you will be mixing with the others. Other kitties can be a big problem for kitties, but maybe one day one will be your furriend.

  25. CATachresis

    Happy Gotcha day, Precious. Mum got all leaky eyed reading about what happened to you. You got a nice family now, so maybe you won’t need to poof your tail so much! Love, Austin xox

  26. Cory

    I’m so sorry we are late to wish you a Happy Gotcha Day. Hope you forgive us. We love you Precious. Your story always makes us leak…but now more often when we hear it again we smile because we know you are happy.

    purrrs,

    Cory and family

    Special message to Precious-

    Dear sweet one, I know how hard it is to adjust. I have been here 4 years now and I’m almost though all of my fears. I know you can do it.

    xoxo Nigel

  27. Dash Kitten

    Oh Precious, WE REMEMBER the worry about you!! OH boy did WE worry young lady. 🙂 This news is so good to hear. Thank you to your Mum and Dad for their love and care and to your family.

    Mum is smiling a BIG and HAPPY smile for you.

  28. Penelope

    Precious! We has been with yous every step of the way! Sometime it takes a long time! Kozmo and me is starting to be friends now and its been a little more than 2 years. me still thinks he is a brat though!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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