On this day last year I saw Mr. Oliver, sleeping under the cover of a bench and tree to stay dry from the rain. Knowing he was homeless and seeing him there stirred my heart to take action. I realized I probably couldn't bring Oliver inside my house so I needed to find another solution.
|August 22, 2011|
Then in another six days came the Dining Hall.
Nine days after that his original house was converted to a guest house and I built him a larger fully insulated house just for him. He took to living in his house right away. He had to wait until mid November to get the heat installed, poor guy. His big house sits right in front of the bench swing I saw him sleeping under.
|Guest house is on left, big house on right|
|non-stop loves and purrs|
It didn't take long for him to invite his family over to share his wealth.
|Dining Hall filled to capacity|
|Oliver takes the roof and gives his family the house|
Sometime over the summer of 2012 Oliver talked me into having a daily morning snuggle time on the human bed. He meets me at the door, I carry him inside and we have our morning snuggle time.
Oliver is an extremely affectionate cat, probably even more affectionate than the indoors cats. He loves to play and to be close. If it wasn't for his insistence on urine marking his possessions, he would certainly be an inside cat.
Today it's time to celebrate Mr. Oliver's 1 year of gotchadom!!!
To mark this special occasion today, Mr. Oliver gets his official collar and tag to tell the world that he has been gotcha'ed!!!!!!
I got proof! I'm not homeless cat anymore!!
Awww...what a lovely story of a very special feline! :) Congrats!ReplyDelete
I remember this journey, and celebrate with you both! Happy Gotcha Day, Oliver! You have the best of both worlds now, indoor/outdoor, with a pretty amazing, caring human. :-)ReplyDelete
Concatulations Oliver on your Gotcha Day and great furever home!ReplyDelete
Wow - a year already??? YEAH for Oliver and all of you for taking in this family and discovering what a lover he is. Can't wait to read about his ongoing adventures. :) Treats all around.ReplyDelete
Happy Gotcha Day to all of you! Oliver does look very handsome in his collar.ReplyDelete
You've come such a long way Oliver!!!! Happy Gotcha Day beautiful boy, we are so glad you found love :-)ReplyDelete
Oh Oliver you are one special cat and one special guy gotcha!!ReplyDelete
I am so happy for you and for Oliver. I think of him many more times than you can even imagine and I wonder about his family too and how they are.ReplyDelete
Oliver darling, concatulations on one year of real and abiding care and love. Most of all love. If only only only you could cease with the spraying, dearest one. Please think about it. XXOO
Happy Gotcha Day Mr. Oliver!ReplyDelete
Happy Smart Move Day Oliver!!ReplyDelete
A whole year all ready. And a good year for you and Oliver. Congratulations to you both.Delete
Oliver is one lucky cat! Like his collar--cannot remember if he is "chipped" as well. Everyone needs to know where he lives now--do not want him lost! Happy Homecoming to Oliver from me and "the Gang of 4".ReplyDelete
Concatulations, Oliver! You are such a lucky boy to have people who cared enough to give you food and shelter. All the luvvins are icing on the cake :)ReplyDelete
This is such a wonderful gotcha story! We're so glad you found each other. Happy 1st Gotcha Day, Oliver. And may there be many more to come!ReplyDelete
Amazing story! I have a little girl black cat coming into my yard for the last few days. I'm wondering if she is homelss or not - I'm really not sure at this point. I'm wondering if perhaps I need to make a cat house as she's the 2nd cat who's coming around and I don't know if they belong to someone or not.ReplyDelete
Happy Gotcha Day, Oliver!! You are such an adorable and special baby! I wish you a wonderful day filled with lots of snacks and toys and snuggles!!ReplyDelete
Oliver that is a great GOTCHA story!!!ReplyDelete
Happy Gotcha Day, Oliver!ReplyDelete
Mr. Oliver is one lucky cat. I think he should be Sir Oliver with all the real estate he has.ReplyDelete
Happy Gotcha Day Oliver!! How blessed you are! Ohhhh your Daddy is sooooooo talented building a house like that! He should build them and sell them!ReplyDelete