Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy Gotcha Day Snowball!

Me talking in the window.

Mom got me a frog nip toy that I loved.

I was a tiny little guy when Mom bean first heard that a white momcat and her kitten we trying to survive the cold and snowy winter in her neighborhood. Those kitties were me and my momcat Lily. Mom bean had not seen us but put dry food out on the back deck with a sheltered place for us to eat and stay.  We found the food and were sooo hungry we gobbled the food pushing each other out of the way.  My poor momcat was just trying to survive too and didn't mean me any harm.  It seems that momcat Lily had 4 kittens that fall - 3 black and one white (me) and the BBQ place across the street was feeding us but they closed a few months back.  I don't know what happened to my 3 black siblings.  I hope they got caught  and have good homes but they may have died too. Life is rough out there.

We ended up living under the house in the warm crawlspace Mom bean had set up for the ferals before us. I liked Mom bean and came out on warm sunny days and looked in the window watching the indoor cats.  I talked alot too.  Pretty soon Momcat Lily was pregnant again even tho Mom bean tried so hard to catch her to get her spayed.  Lily was very smart and outwitted her.

Me sunning when the weather warmed up.

To make a long story short, I got caught come fall since there was another batch of kittens and Mom bean was afraid I was going to move elsewhere cuz that 's what we feral mancats do.  Mombean put out a kennel cage with food in it and of course I went it. Anything for food. Even back then.

Me again that first winter.

That was only four years ago but it seems like forever.  I am a portly guy now at five years old and a kind big brother to all my younger siblings who are all with me, even Momcat Lily.  I have a round face with jowls and do like to eat.  I also like to boss my brothers and sisters around too.  They know I mean business when I say something.  The only one I have issues with is Albert - the deaf cat. He is not related to me and he thinks he can be the mancat  in the group but I am. I like scritches and to be petted while I am eating but that is it. No lap time for me - I am a very independent guy. I am glad tho that I am inside and cared for - it was a hard life outdoors.

Me now in my look outpost.

Just chillin'.

Oh Mom - a close-up?
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Now that I had my say, let's celebrate my 4th Gotcha Day and have a party! Since I love tuna - fish is the party theme today! Help yourself to all the goodies! 

Hope ya'll had fun.  Don't forget that Nov 4 is Blogblast for Peace - it is not too late to join in!


Jans Funny Farm said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Snowball! You sure are a pretty white kitty.

Brian's Home Blog said...

That is quite a gotcha story Snowball, Happy Gotcha Day #4!!!!

Faythe said...

Happy gotcha day, Snowball! You sure are a handsome cat! Glad mombean caught you so you are safe and inside with a big full tummy :) Tell mombean that you cats guessed my puzzle correct last week! you cats are really smart. come on over & read a story about a special orange boy from our family. ~hugs~

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Snowball!! You sure got a good home now!!

Mr Puddy said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Snow ball !
and I hope you have a fun day.
By the way, I love your story : )
Thanks for sharing
You are lucky cat now becuase mom bean a and her family will look after and take a good care of you forever !!!

Cara n Crew said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Snowball! The first picture of you is too cute! You have grown into a handsome mancat!

The party spread looks wonderful! mmmm, sushi! :)

-Pip, Smidgen, Minnie

meowmeowmans said...

Happy gotcha day, handsome Snowball! Thanks for telling your awesome story, and inviting us to share in your special day. :)

Miss Kitty said...

Greetings everyone,

Dad always gets chocked up when he discovers that there is another feral feline being rescued and given a home where there is much warmth and love, changing the lives of those saved for the better.

When we looked at your picture being in the snow we were certainly 'gotcha', for dad was wondering where it was already snowing. So you got him.

Wishing you all the best,
Ms Kitty and Egmont

A few Good Cats said...

Happy 4th Gotcha Day, Snowball! We enjoyed reading your story and are glad you are now inside.

The Chair Speaks said...

Happy Gotcha Day, handsome Snowball.
We are glad you adopted this lovely warm family.

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Snowball! We are happy you're a Former Feral, and your Mom and brothers, too. Inside is the way to go.

Mommy sends you tons of pets and chin scritches...and we'll be over to pawty!

Cat said...

Happy Gotcha Day Snowball!!! We are very glad you are an indoor boy now :-)

Jacqueline said...

Happy Gotcha Day, handsome Snowball!...We are so excited to be at your fun party, thanks for inviting us!...We are so glad your family is now inside together in such a loving, safe home...We loved your photos with Norm yesterday too=such gorgeous boys=WOOOOHOOOOO!!...We hope you get lots of extra cuddles and treats on your special day, sweetie...kisses, precious friend...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Pumpkinpuddy said...

Happy Gotcha Day Snowball! Having a forever home is just the best!

lupie said...

Happy 4th Gotcha Day Snowball!!
Your name fits you perfectly! :)

Thanks for sharing with us your story. Your mom bean is very kind and for her kindness she will be blessed with goodness forever! :)

We love Tuna too, will there be enuff? No worries, we will bring some fresh ones too!!

Love, Lucky & Co

We love Luna said...

Wow Snowball, so adorable post!Happy Happy Happy Gotcha Day Snowball!
I love your pictures, but that close up is really adorable, my favorite!
purrs and love

The Monkeys said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Snowball! You and your Mom were very lucky to be taken care of by your Mombean!

Fabulous party!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Happy Gotcha Day Snowball ~ we are so happy yoo were gotchad and got to enjoy the good life.
Is yoor momma Lily still feral?

Old Kitty said...

Happy Gotcha Day adorable Snowball!!! Awwww you are a gorgeous and handsome mancat!! Me and Charlie are so pleased that you and your mum and furblings found a warm and safe place with Mum!! We are crying for your lost siblings - we hope that they also found lovely homes, fingers crossed!!

Happy happy happy Gotcha Day!! Thank you for the party - we are have a great time!!! Take care

Kea said...

Happy 4th Gotcha Day, Snowball! We're so glad your mom took you all in and has given you such a wonderful forever home.

Big smooches from our mom and kitty kisses from us....Now we're ready to party! Woohoo!

SeaThreePeeO said...

Happy Gotcha Day! xxx

Laila and Angel Minchie said...

What a heartwarming story Snowball! Happy Gotcha Day!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Snowball - you have got a lovely home there - we know you had a very rough start to life but we think your furever home makes up for that. We'll be over soon and we'll be ready to party!!

OKcats said...

Wowie, this is a great party!! Snowball, you are SUCH a handsome guy - your closeup is amazing!! We're glad you and your mom both got gotted. You have some very special parents looking after you, dude!

Your friends, Fuzzy and Zoe

Daily Dose of Dogs (aka Cats with your Coffee) said...

I LOVE what you do. I LOVE this story about Snowball. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for caring for the ferals.

My Mind's Eye said...

Happy Gotcha Day Snowball....what a lucky day that was for you.

Looks like you had a very nice day filled with fun and food.
Madi and Mom

Daisy said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Snowball! I like your big, round mancat face! My Mommeh says those kinds of faces are good to cup in the hands.

Marg said...

A very Happy Gotcha day Snow Ball. That is sure is a good name for you. You are a very handsome boy. What a great party this is. We are heading over for some of that yummy looking tuna.
We are so glad that all of you found these wonderful people to give you a home.
BB is hanging in there but went to the vet today and for some reason, they wouldn't give us any other heart medicine except for the lasix. One vet tells me one thing and another tells me something else. Frustrating.
Take care and have a good Wed. Evening.

The Creek Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Snowball!!!

CCL Wendy said...

Happy 4th Gotcha Day, Snowball! I'm sure glad that your Mombean finally caught you and your Mom Lily, too.

I'll bet you remember what it was like to be hungry, so you're making up for it now.

Looks like you've put on a great spread. My 3-Ds will be right over to help you celebrate!

Happy, Happy day!

Deb said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Snowball. You are one of the lucky ones, for sure.
I have a beautiful white cat too and her name is Lily. White cats are the best. Hugs, Deb =^..^=x5

Bengal Duo ~ Zulu and Deene said...

Happy Gotcha Day OMC! Fangs fur sharing noms wif us =^_^=

PAWSVolunteer said...

Happy 4th Gotcha Day, Snowball! You are so very handsome...I just love the first picture of you talking...:)

Samantha & Mom said...

Happy 4th Gotcha Day Snowball!! We just loved your Gotcha Story!! Thanjs for the great party!! We are late cause Mom works long days!!
Your TX furiends,

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Snowball!!! We are happy your forever home found you! You are truely handsome! We apologizes for being so late!

Teri and her Stylish Adventure Cats said...

We are late in wishing you a tasty Gotcha Day, but we liked learning about how it came about! Wishing you many more, handsome cat!



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