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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Virgil's Gotcha Day!

Wow, with all the craziness going on, I almost forgot about Virgil's gotcha day today! So I thought I would write a bit about how we got Virgil - our first kitten in years - and the start of what would become a crazy house of cats!

So, it all started in 2008, I am guessing on July 26 (or right around there). I went in with Floyd, and they told me about a kitten that had been brought in - he was very little, and had been found on someones front porch step, along with a sibling, who was attacked by some larger animal and sadly didn't make it. But Virgil had, and he was there until he found a new home.

I went back to see him - he was the tiniest little guy I had ever seen. And he was just adorable. He could already eat on his own, which was impressive for his age. Now, at this point I hadn't been thinking about adding to our group - we had Floyd, Kirzon, and Lola at the time, and Lola was 9 at that point, and the youngest. Kirzon and Floyd liked her but I thought it might be nice for her to have a playmate, because she was still playing and they weren't really into it. And I was totally in love with the little tuxie boy - I took a couple photos and headed home, planning to talk to Brad about it.

We decided that it would be nice to have a new kitten, and hoped that he would be a good playmate for Lola when he got a bit bigger, so I called up the vet to let them know we would love to take him, and that his name would be Virgil (like in Dante's Inferno). I made plans to pick him up on Saturday morning - as early as possible!

Brad had to work that day, so his parents drove me up there - that way they got to meet the little guy, and I would be able to keep him calmer and give him attention in the car. I got him a special, smaller carrier and a special blanket and toy, and in the car he was able to come out and sit on my lap. On the way we stopped by the bike shop where Brad was working, then I headed home to introduce him to his new home. At the time he was so tiny he couldn't even climb the stairs or get on the couch without help - I created tiny stairs he could climb to get up the couch, and he had stairs for the bed too. He would also just grab onto the side of the bed and climb up if he wanted to be up there - luckily he grew out of that fairly quickly. That first night, he was just so sweet and cute and I was so glad he was our new little baby - I love him so much. And he is the reason we have been lucky enough to make so many wonderful blogging friends, because he is why I started blogging in the first place!

Anyway, here are some pictures from his early days at our house - I hope you like them!

Our blogoversary is coming up on August 7 - we will do a special post on that day too!!













40 comments:

Princess Jasmine said...

Awwww, Virgil you were such a cute little kitty. Happy Gotcha Day, enjoy your special day sweetie :)xx

chezcat1970 said...

What a sweet tiny boy Virgil was--we can see why you picked him! Happy Gotcha Day!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

OMC! Virgil was such an adorable baby! Happy Gotcha Day sweet boy ~ we love yoo tons. xx

Pibble said...

Look at that face - what perfect markings for so perfect a kitty friend! Happy Gotcha Day, Virgil!

Old Kitty said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww!!! Beautiful adorable gorgeous and ever so handsome Virgil! What a story of how you found your forever home! Yay for Amy and Brad!

HAPPY GOTCHA DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You are so so so so lovely!! Yay!! Enjoy your special time!! Take care
x

Brian said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday to you Virgil!!!
><(((º>

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Happiest of Gotcha Day Virgil.

Eric and Flynn said...

What a little cutie you were Virgil! Happy Gotcha Day to you.

Mr Puddy said...

Happy Gotcha Day to Virgil !!!!
I hope you have a wonderful day sweet heart : )
xoxo

Mr. Pip said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Virgil!

Your pal, Pip

The Monkeys said...

Happy Gotcha Day, adorable Virgil! We think you hit the big time when you landed your awesome home!

Admiral Hestorb said...

oh you darling sweet precious little mite! No wonder your parents fell in love with you. Happy Gotcha Day you dear loved baby, though you're all grown up, you are a baby to your mama.
xoxox

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy, happy Gotcha Day, Virgil! What a cutie pie you were, love the baby pics. :-)

Have a wonderful day!

Cory said...

Happy Gotcha Day Virgil!

Random Felines said...

Happy Gotcha day Virgil!!! We are so glad you found such a great family (though how anyone could have resisted that tiny face, we don't know).

Rene said...

Happy gotcha day! What a sweet tiny little babe he was! Of course we'd have fallen in love too.

SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

Happy Gotcha Day, handsome Virgil!!!!! You are truly blessed to have found such a wonderfully loving home.

Mama is squealing over your baby pictures.....we sometimes wonder about that human!!!!!! :)

We send our love to y'all.

Ariel said...

Beautiful post he was so lucky to find you.

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Cat said...

Oh Virgil you baby pictures are too adorable!!! Happy Grotcha Day :-)

meowmeowmans said...

Aw, Virgil, we are so happy you were Gotcha'd into such a wonderful and loving forever home. :)

Happy Gotcha Day!

Love, hugs and purrs!

Angel and Kirby said...

Happiest of Gotcha Day Virgil.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Virgil. You sure were a tiny tot in those pix.

BeadedTail said...

Virgil, you were an adorable baby! Happy Gotcha Day to you!

Forty Paws said...

What cute pictures of Virgil! Happy Gotcha Day Virgil!!

Luf, Us

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Virgil - you were an adorable kitty - loved hearing how you came to live with your Mom.

Hope you have a very nice day.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Happy gotcha day, Virgil! I can see why your humans could not resist bringing you home!

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Gotcha Day Virgil! The picture of your lil' dirty face was so sweet, Mommy squee-ed herself!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Virgil! You were lucky enough to find one of the finest forever families ever and we know your life has been blessed. We wish you many many many years of safety, health, family and love, dear friend!

ABBY said...

A furry happy Gotcha Virgil!
We still love the iconic picture of you looking stunned. WE just smile every time we see it!
YOu are such a sweetie!!!
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥

lunakitty said...

He is so adorapurrrl. He has a good home now :3
I was rescued as a stray kitten, as well.
Meows,
-Luna Kitty

Sagira said...

Happy Gotcha day!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Happy, Happy Gotcha Day Virgil!!

i can see how your Mom fell in love with you, I would have too!

Repositório said...

Happy Gotcha Day to Virgil!!!!!!!!!!!

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Virgil!!

Fin said...

Happy Gotcha Day Virgil!!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Ooops we are a day late - it's all the secretary's fault of course. We wish you a belated Happy Gotcha
Day Virgil.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Anakin Man said...

Happy Gotcha Day to Virgil!!
He is super cutes,

Hugs,
IzZY, TriXie :) and Anakin Man

Au and Target said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Virgil! You are a little cutie.

A few Good Cats said...

Such a squee-dorable little one! Happy Gotcha Day, Virgil!

Mark's Mews said...

Happy Gotcha Day, VIRGIL!