Friday, October 22, 2010

Repost Friday: New Arrival

It is Target's 3rd Gotcha Day today.  I really can't believe he's 3 years old already.  Anyway, in honour of this event, here's the first post announcing his arrival.

Friday, October 26, 2007


New Arrival

kittenWe've a new inmate in the house. A small marmalade and cream boy cat, a rescued stray who has been fostered by a very kind Malay lady in our neighbourhood.


We weren't ready for another cat but Au has been fretting since Scoop passed away. As much as we try, human people just don't have the necessary skills cat people have when it comes to patrolling and playing race and chase.


Au has been angelic. The first night he saw the kitten, he sat and watched with big eyes. When we put the kitten to bed, Au came to sit with us, sniffing us over intently.


The first morning, we let the kitten explore my office and Scoop's room. He's a brave little thing and he was careering all over the place, playing with a pingpong ball by lunchtime.


He sniffed over a sleeping Au in the afternoon, but when Au woke up and touched whiskers with him in a friendly way, the kitten puffed up like a blowfish and hissed. Surprised and hurt, Au walked off. That little scene was repeated later in the day.


Au playingOn the morning of the third day, yesterday, Au looked at the kitten, turned his back and stalked off. He stopped at the door, turned around and gave a theatrical hiss.


Surprisingly this did the trick. The kitten followed him about yesterday afternoon, sniffing excitedly at all the place Au touched. And Au has been looking at this little scrap of fur with a small smile. They touched whiskers last night (without hissing!) so I'm hoping they'll be firm friends soon.

28 comments:

Brian said...

Happy Gotcha Day Target!!! I really enjoyed reading your gotcha story!!!

Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Gotcha Day Target. That is a sweet story of your arrival.

GrammyMouseTails said...

Happy 3rd Gotcha day Target! what a cute little ball of fuzz you were ;)

Mr Puddy said...

Happy Gotcha Day Target !
And thanks for sharing your story : )
It's so sweet

Boo-Bah said...

Happy Gotcha Day Target!! I enjoyed reading your story. You were such a cute kitty and now look at you, all grown up and still very cute.

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Happy Gotcha Target! You're da man!!!! purrr....meow!

Lorenza said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Target!
Thanks for sharing your story!
It is pawesome!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Neri said...

happy gotcha day target! you were such a cute tiny thing!

Oskar said...

Happy Gotcha Day! I loved reading your story.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Target! What a cute story about meeting and befriending Au.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy Gotcha Day Target!

What a nice tale about how your tail khame to be 'here'

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Splendid Little Stars said...

aawww....sweet! Target is such a cute little kitten! It's always interesting to hear how animals make friends.
I like the Gotcha Day idea because we don't know exactly when Earnest was born. And we got Earnest and Oliver on the same day.
I didn't know some cats had crooked or "broken" tails naturally. I tried to google photos but with no luck so far.

The Chair Speaks said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Target. You were a very cute kitten!

Huffle Mawson said...

Happy gotcha day Target! What a cute baby you were.

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Target! You were an adorable pipsqueak as a kitten and you are a handsome young man-cat now.

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a beautiful story, thanks so much for sharing!
Happy Happy Happy Gotcha Day!
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

Kea said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Target! We wish you many, many more healthy and happy years in your forever home!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy Gotcha Day Target - we loved your story and asked mum to read it to us again later.
You were a very pretty kitten and have grown into a delightful mancat

wildcatwoodscats said...

Happy Gotcha Day Target - we loved the story of how you came to live with Au!

Dianne said...

Happy 3rd Target!! what a cute kitten you were and now you're a beautiful toddler ;)

and good on Au for taking to Target so easily

thanks for visiting Siren and Iza, we just started participating in COT :)

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Target!!

Katnip Lounge said...

Such a sweet Gotcha Day story! We hope it was a VERY happy day, Target. Mommy squee-ed herself at your kitten pic!

GRAÇA said...

Good weekend and play very
Ronrons of
Kika

Furkidsmom said...

Happy Gocha Day Target. You were an adorable kitten.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Happy Gotcha Day Target!

Admiral Hestorb said...

How is that sweet little marmalade and cream "blowfish" today? ♥♥♥

Keiko said...

Happy Gotcha Day Target!!!
You and Au make a great team!
Purrrrs, Keiko, Kenji, Pricilla & Yuji

thefluffies said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Target!!