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Monday, August 2, 2010

Happy Gotcha Day Virgil!!

Today is Virgil's 2nd Gotcha Day! It is hard to believe that the tiny little tuxie who came home with us grew up into the handsome mancat we know today.


This is still the picture that greets me every morning when I start my computer at work. It is the first picture of Virgil when we brought him home.


Virgil is quite a character. He was the first of the "new generation" at our house. I had gone to the vets with Floyd and he was there and needed a home. He was so small and had such a crappy start in life and so just perfectly cute - how could I resist! And in our new house we had room, so of course I had to have him. I knew instantly he had to be Virgil.


Sleepy boy


He moved in and wasn't too afraid of the big cats - which was good. He couldn't even make it to the couch - he was too little. This was good because he couldn't make it up the stairs either, but I set up small boxes he could use like steps to get on both the couch and the bed.


Virgil steps - the box, then the base of the couch, then the couch cushion - a big journey for a little guy!


Virgil was pretty brave - he started to eat with the big cats right away, and had no problem butting in to take their food - he especially enjoyed trying to play with Lola - she was not interested at all.


Stealing his sister's food - Lola got the ladybug when we used the plastic plates still. I kept one of each plate because I am a sentimental crazy person


Virgil grew fast, and at the time he seemed to get huge quickly (but of course, comparing him to Barney and now Gus and Stella, he was probably about normal). He was just a sweetheart too - he would never do anything to be mean. Well, except chase his sister. Which honestly, I don't think it is to be mean, I think he knows she is the only one he might win a fight with (he really won't).


No reall point with this one - it is just cute!



Also just cute - waiting for Trick or Treaters!


Being young, he would occasionally get into trouble, like when he decided to rub up against the newly painted living room wall.


If you look close you can see the paint on his butt, hence his nickname for a while, paintybutt


So, things went along nomally for a while. He grew, he played, he had fun. Then, the invasion started. Virgil was now not just a little brother, he was a big brother!


Wow, look at the size difference there!


Things would never be the same after that. I thought that it would be great because Virgil would have someone closer to his age to play with. But Virgil is a lonercat - he plays on his terms and snuggles on his terms. And that is how it will always be.

Barney would catch up with Virgil, and even end up being a lot bigger - Virgil is the smallest of the group (not counting Gus and Stella - they are still growing). He is our most mischevious - he is the one that first went on the kitchen counters, and the one to climb in the cabinets, and the one that loves to knock stuff off the table/counter/whatever. He plays fetch and is very smart.


Fetching the ball to bring back - it was on top of the bike bag, which he loves to sit on.



Virgil and Barney now - Barney has surpassed him for sure!


Now we have new kittens in the house and Virgil is in the older group (still a big gap, but if you go with 3 and 3 he is in the oldest 3). Stella adores him and follows him around - she thinks he is a cutie too!


Super Cutie


But no matter what, Virgil will always be my baby. Happy Gotcha Day Virgil - we are all so glad that you are a part of the family! We love you so much!

60 comments:

Ayla and Iza, said...

Happy 2nd Gotcha Day Virgil!!! We hope ya got lots of treats...

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Hi Amy, We can tell by efurry word yoo write about Virgil that yoo love him tons ~ as do we.

Have an amazingingly happy gotcha day sweet Virgil ~ in the heart of yoor loving family. Yo are a very lucky mancat.

From your friends, Milo and Alfie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Rumblemum may NEVER stop SQUEEING!!!

Happy gotcha day my friend!

Cat said...

What a great cat Virgil is...Happy Gotcha Day! I love his little pink lips in his kitten pictures, so sweet :-)

The Paw Relations said...

What cute pictures!

Happy Gotcha Day Virgil! xxx

The Monkeys said...

Happy Gotcha day, Virgil!!

We think you were an adorable little guy and that you're very lucky to have such an awesome home!

Daisy said...

Happy, happy Gotcha Day, Virgil!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Virgil, hope you have a fun day. Mom says you look a lot like our human sister's cat Felix.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

the casbah kitten said...

Awwww, what CUTE photos! That first one of Virgil is SO adorable. Happy Gotcha Day!

Feral Female said...

Virgil, you were one adorable kitten and have grown into a very handsome cat!

Lu-Lu & Lucius

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

HAPPY GOTCHYA DAY VIRGIL~!!! You picked the purrfect home to be yours and we hope you have an AWESOME day!

Brian said...

Happy Gotcha Day Virgil, I sure did enjoy your growing up pictures!

Mishkat said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Virgil! We are so glad that you and your mom found each other. And the photos today are wonderful - you were such a cute kitten, and you're still absolutely adorable.

XXX from Franklin, Dobby, and Tasha

Rene said...

Oh, that first photo of Virgil is soooooooooo adorable. We can see why it's by your computer. Happy gotcha day to a handsome mancat!

Zona said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Virgil! You have the most beautiful green eyes!! You were so tiny you could sit in your dinner dish AND eat. That's pretty tiny! And super cute!

Wags,
Zona

Natalie said...

Lovely story! Virgil was such a cute kitten - your pictures had me squeeing aloud. And he's a very handsome man now :)

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy Gotcha Day Virgil hope you get lots of snuggles and kisses and treats. Our mum thinks you are a real cutie and so do we.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Sammy and Andy said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Virgil!!!!!! You were such a little cutie....and are now a very handsome mancat!!!!!! We are so thankful you found such a wonderful forever home. xxxxxxxxx

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Virgil! You have grown from a cute kit to a handsome mancat!! Have a wonderful day!

Elizabeth and Connor said...

Happy Gotcha Day! What a sweet post; Virgil you were so tiny when you first got there!

umi_e said...

Happy Gotcha Day Virgil! You are so handsome ;)

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Happy Gotcha Day handsome!!!!!!!!!
Make sure you get lots of treats & scritches too!!!
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Old Kitty said...

Oh beautiful lovely Virgil!!

HAPPY 2ND GOTCHA DAY!!!! Look at you all grown up and super cute and super handsome!!!

You are a very clever and brave mancat (playing fetch and eating with the big kitties when you were little!)!

Me and Charlie are so pleased to have met you and we thoroughly enjoyed reading about you and seeing your fab pics as you grew up!! We hope you have a wonderful and special day today!

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY 2ND GOTCHA DAY!!

Take care
x

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Hapy gotcha Day, Virgil! What a cute kitten you were and now a handsome kitty.

Angel and Kirby said...

Happy Gotcha Day Virgil! You are a cutie!

AttieCattie said...

happy GD, Virgil!!! it is so cute how you used to fit in the plate, MOL.

Katnip Lounge said...

AWWWW! Happy Gotcha Day Virgil! You sound like a Tuxie to us, for sure! Salem is a horrible bad Cat, too! heh heh.
Make sure you get some extra treats and lovins today, it's YOUR day!

pee ess, we missed yesterday's post about Lola. This is what Mommy did for May Ling when she was stress peeing, and it did the trick.

Kea said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Virgil! What an adorable baby you were, we loved the baby pics. And how handsome and mancatly you've become. We're glad you have such a wonderful home!

peaches said...

oh Virgil!!! Peaches absolutely loves you!!! just beyond cute! we are so happy you and the crew visit us! such great photos here!

BeadedTail said...

Happy 2nd Gotcha Day Virgil! What a sweet little kitten he was! He's grown into a very handsome Mancat too! He's a very special boy and we hope he has a great day!

Siamese peaches said...

Ohhhh 200th!!! we just looooooooooovvveeee you!
wow, you put us to shame! such adorable friends, congratulations!

Furkidsmom said...

Happy Second Gotcha Day Virgil!!


Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

One Cats Nip said...

Happy 2nd gotcha day Virgil! Love your story!! Your so cuteee

Natalie said...

P.S. I love the idea of celebrating gotcha day. I may have to start doing that for my girls :)

Remington said...

HAPPY GOTCHA DAY! I hollered that REALLY loud....did you hear me? Have a fun day, my friend!

Jacqueline said...

Happy Gotcha Day Virgil; he is such a precious sweetheart!...We loved reading about him and getting to know him better...We hope he gets lots of extra cuddles and treats today...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Mr. Pip said...

Happy Gotcha Day Virgil! You are adorable!

Your pal, Pip

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

We loved looking at all the photos, Virgil! HAPPY GOTCHA DAY!

Marg said...

Oh Virgil, you sure are a cute little kitten and still cute all grown up. Happy Gotcha day. We are so glad that you got such a wonderful home. We hope you had a wonderful day today and many more to come. Have a great week.

Sagira said...

They grow up way to fast. Happy Gotcha day Virgil. :)

ABBY said...

Oh Virgil
First let me say Happy Gotcha Day!
And then let me tell you how much we enjoyed reading this post! We loved all of the pictures and reading all about you. YOU are such a sweetie and we all have special spots in our hearts for tuxies!
purrin
xo
Abby

Beau Beau & Angie said...

TUXIE!!! Yoo are so cuuute! Happy Gotcha Day Virgil.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Happy Gotcha Day Virgil! Yoo really are handsome.

Percy the Cat said...

Happy Gotcha Day Virgil!! :D

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy Gotcha Day!

I would have gladly helped woo up onto the sofa and/or up the stairs!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Fin said...

Happiest of Gotcha Days Virgil!! What a cutie kitten you were and are!

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Happy Gotcha Day sweet Virgil! Oh my what a little cutie puttie you were when you were a wee one. And you know what? You still are! Love all of the photos of you. Your face is soooooooooooo cute. You are so lucky to have found such a loving furever home!

TwoSpecialWires said...

Hey! We are still aiming for C'go on Wednesday night! Crossing our paws,
Jake and Fergi

Huffle Mawson said...

Happy gotcha day Virgil! You are such a cute boy!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Virgil! We wish you a very special day filled with extra attention, special treats, loving friends and family...and many many many years of happy and healthy life in your wonderful forever House of Cats!

Cat said...

Happy Gotcha Day Virgil you GORGEOUS HUNK OF MANCAT!! We loved looking at all those pictures of you and Mom was ooo-ing and awww-ing all the time and saying how cute you are. We both like how you have white around your mouth...cool!! Purrs, Lautrec and Tiny

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh Virgil what a sweet kitty you are...two year gotchaed!! HOW COOL IS THAT! I love your white stockings and think you are a most handsome lucky kitty boy to live in a home with so much love...
We love you mommy Amy and thank you for your friendship to the cozy cottage kitties...XOXOXO

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

What fantastic pictures! Loved them all!!!! HAPPY GOTCHA DAY VIRGIL!!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

What a great trip down memory lane! Purrfect pictures! HAPPY GOTCHA DAY VIRGIL!

Danielle said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Virgil! You have a great family who loves you very much (not to mension a ladycat who loves you very much)! We hope your day is special and fun.

*purrrrr*

meowmeowmans said...

Sorry we're a bit tardy in wishing you a Happy Gotcha Day, Virgil. We hope you had a wonderful day. And how could you not with such a loving and wonderful family like yours? :)

♥Da fambly kitties♥ said...

Virgil, our momma yikes alla' the photos of you but she sure yiked the one of you lookin' out fur da trick or treaters! You is so cute!

Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie said...

Happy Gotcha Day Virgil! You are very handsome, just like our Sylvester. Hope you get lots of treats!
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby & Hootie

CCL Wendy said...

Happy 2nd Gotcha Day Virgil! I'm sorry we missed it, but I'm sure you got lots of special treatment by your entire furmily.

mayziegal said...

Awwww...I missed your Gotcha Day, Virgil! I hope it was the happiest ever! I luved looking at all your pictures. You really are Most Adorable!

Your family is awful lucky to have you and you're awful lucky to have them, too!

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie