Thursday, September 17, 2015

5 years of Rose!

Happy 5th Gotcha Day Rose!

Rose                                 Sept 16, 2015

It was this day, five years ago that I rescued her from the engine compartment of a truck parked in front of my house. She was about 8-weeks old at the time. This was before I knew anything about cat rescue, so our plan was to take her to the animal shelter in hopes they would find her a good home, but then this happened:

Sept 18, 2010
Once Laura held her, it was all over. Rose was here to stay! It's a good thing too, because just a few days later, our local shelter had an outbreak of the highly contagious feline panleukopenia virus and in an attempt to stop the spread of the deadly disease, they decided to euthanize all 81 of the shelter cats. I'm very grateful Rose didn't get caught up in that mess.

Sept 19, 2010

Sept 21, 2010
Back then, Rose was not so afraid of humans.

Sept 29, 2010
 Abundant kitten cutes!
Oct 17, 2010

Rose has always had a thing for being cuddled up with fluffy Nahum. 
Dec 31, 2010

Jan 9, 2011

For us humans, this 5th year anniversary of Rose's Gotcha Day is a day of celebration. However, I imagine if she were telling the story it would lack the celebratory feeling.
It's been five long years now, since I was first imprisoned by these evil humans. At first they played with me and loved on me, said something about rescuing me and giving me a good life, but then they turned on me and it was terribles. I trusted them, I'll never make that mistake again.

They took me next door and locked me in a small cage for a week all alone. Then sometime later, they dragged me back over there and the lady in the white coat sliced my belly open. They said something about a string that I ate and all of this was for my own good, but I know better - those humans were just sizing up my innards in order to know how best to cook me. Then came the cramming of nasty little objects down my throat, which again they said was for my good, but I know it's lies, cuz I never see any of the other inmates get treated this way. Not long after the trauma from that horrible ordeal had finally settled, they once again forced me back into the prisoner torture unit and brought me back to that awful torture-place and this time the evil humans took away my girl-parts. It was so humiliating.

And if all that weren't bad enough, every year they celebrate that awful experience by forcefully dragging me back to that awful place so the lady in the white coat can have another go at me. Indignity! Horror! Humans!! I've learned my lesson, every day I'm on guard, because I know they are always lookin to snatch me and torture me further. I just know they eat cute little cats like me. It's all I can do to keep a wide distance...


  1. Rose, you are adorable! Squee! The story about the rescue is horrific; the gods must have wanted you to stay where you are. Happy Gotcha Day!

  2. Awww, Rose, happy gotcha day anyway, even if you might not think it's so happy! We're glad you were gotted, because even though you might not trust your humans, they do love you with all their hearts and all they have done is for your good health!

    Purrs and peace.

  3. I remember reading the blog post about you 5 years ago when you were rescued! I cannot believe it has been so long. How the time flies. Sometimes it flies by too quickly. We must not miss the important moments that happen. Happy Gotcha day to you Rose.

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  4. poor Rose. Happy Gotcha Day anyhow sweet girl....

  5. Happy Gotcha Day Rose.. I love that first photo of you and Nahum snuggled up together.

    Sounds like someone needs some rescue remedy for her birthday. Helped Eli out a lot.

  6. Happy Gotcha Day beautiful Rose!!! It sure worked out just right for you sweetie.

  7. rose....a veree happee gotcha day two ewe, N heerz ta 55 mor !!! we hope yur day iz rockin awesum soooper grate total lee FUN.....stay a way frum string tho pleez, we hope ya get sum perch pizza and cake, & heerz two a yeer a head filled with happee nezz & health ♥♥♥♥♥

  8. Aaaaaaaw Happy Gtchaday Rose. Yous was so adowably cute. Have da bestest of days.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  9. Rose, Oliver would tell you that if you were going to be cooked and had for supper, it would have happened. He is like prime steak! He's still here! Rose, relax!

  10. Oh Sweet Rose you remind me of my Angel Bobo! He had 4 white paws and the white "bib" and was a Tabby too! Wishing you a most happy and special Gotcha Day precious girl!! xoxo

  11. Happy Gotcha Day, pretty Rose! I know you appreciate your life, and you have lots of nice furry friends there. What a good thing you weren't taken to the shelter!


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