Sunday, December 10, 2017

GOTCHA DAY: Our Narrow Escape from New York City



It's our Gotcha Day! 


 We are celebrating our 5th "Gotcha Day" with Cat on My Head's Sunday Blog our Fifth Year with Carol in Connecticut.  We almost didn't make it out of New York City though...


Our Narrow Escape from NYACC in New York

Our story: We were "Peaches & Tigger"in the old days & we had a narrow escape in NYC before moving to Connecticut. We were even on  "death row" for a while. Our previous owners surrendered us to a shelter in NYC when they moved to Puerto Rico. I guess they thought we'd be adopted right away since we had such beautiful calico colorings with gorgeous stripes.

But NO ONE came to get us and day after day went by. We were besides ourselves with grief and terror. Finally the shelter put out a notice: we were now on "death row" - a place for cats no one comes to adopt!  We were due to be put to sleep the next day!


"Death Row," Facebook & Loving Volunteers

The good part of the story starts now.  Hundreds of loving volunteers watch the "death row" item in Facebook. They share kitty stories, post loving words & make donations. We were lucky and captured the hearts of many. Here are some of the pleas posted by those who helped (you may need to enlarge(

After many of these posts, we were "pulled" (SAVED) by a wonderful foster organization in Staten Island. Paprika and I had caught sniffles in the shelter and this wonderful foster lady named Joann nursed us back to health and brought us to Connecticut to Marys Kitty Korner, a no-kill shelter.

Connecticut

Peaches trying to captivate visitors

For 6 more months we stayed in a large white house with 50 other cats while
awaiting forever homes.  I was in charge of captivating visitors. Of course I did antics daily in a sunny window where I could attract visitors and pick the best! MOL.

Then we met Carol. She had fallen in love with me the week before after seeing my picture on the internet.  And then she came to meet me and my sisfur Paprika (then named "Tigger") in that white house. Of course I could not leave without Paprika. So Carol took both of us home.

In Connecticut

Our explorations in the new home
Of course, being the lovable furries we are, Carol loves us both and we're awaiting our 5th Christmas here.  We have taken over the house, believe me!  We set the rules, although we still haven't come to an agreement on the quantity of tuna  being served here...



Happy Holidays 
to all our blogger friends, kitties still in shelters & the angel kitties who graced our lives for all too short a time!

Peaches, PaprikaTigger and Carol





27 comments:

Erin the Cat said...

Happy Gotcha Day to you both. The world is a better place for you being here, in so many ways.
Toodle pip
Erin

Roby Sweet said...

Happy Gotcha Day! You're so lucky you got rescued and got to go live with Carol.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

A very very happy 5th Gotcha! Gotchas are really impawtant dates and you both have a very harrowing tale, we are so glad Carol adopted you both and that you have a wonderful happy furever home now!

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Oh my stars! How did I not realize you were in the same poopy shelter I was? Lucky for me I got pulled before I was on death row, because I would have been there for sure. Our mom is going to contact your mom about your rescued story for our blog! P.s. you picked a great mom to adopt.

Kerry Barbero said...
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Kerry Barbero said...

Your momma Carol is an angel like my momma that rescued me. I can't believe that you two kitties were put on "death row"! I can't understand how humans can even consider that let alone do it. After all kitties are innocent & deserve a good life. I'm so glad that your Carol came to you in the nick of time! Hugs & CONCATULATIONS on your special Gotcha Day Anniversary! -Valentine (& Mom) of Noir Kitty Mews

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day ! You've been very lucky, and we're glad you have such a wonderful home ! Purrs

Caren Gittleman said...

Happy Happy Gotcha Day sweethearts! You could not have been "gotted" by a better Mama and we are sooo happy you escaped!! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

The Island Cats said...

What lucky girls you were! Happy Gotcha Day!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Happy Gotcha Day! I am glad you gotcha'd such a good home.XO

Mary McNeil said...

So glad you two were rescued so we can all anjoy you !

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Happy Gotcha Day, gorgeous girls! We're SO, SO happy you were saved and now live such a happy life!

Marie Symeou said...

Happy Gotcha Day!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Gotcha Day to both of you beautiful ladies.

Peaches and Paprika said...

Thank you so much for this sweet note, Erin-Cat! We do try to enhance our home! Mrrrow!

Peaches and Paprika said...

Thank U for reading and commenting on our harrowing tale!

Peaches and Paprika said...

Aw its so nice to hear from you guys. OMG, we never met another NYACC alumnae!!! We try to keep in touch with some of the volunteers who helped rescue us by posting and sharing. We made 6 friends that way cuz our human found that link! BTW, Ms. Lola, are you planning to be in our holiday slideshow like last year??? Hope so!

Peaches and Paprika said...

Thank U Thank U Thank U! We couldn't understand landing on death row either. I mean, couldn't they know how wonderful furrrballs we are? How affectionate? Oh well, the mystery remains unsolved but thank u so much for this sweet note!

Peaches and Paprika said...

Thank U thank U. We love enjoyments!
we purrpreciate your writing to us!~

Peaches and Paprika said...

Thank U for your note and for calling us gorgeous!

Peaches and Paprika said...

Thank you so much for acknowledging our Gotcha day!

Pam Greer said...

Happy Gotcha Day!!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We are sure glad ya got found by the right Bein! Happy Gotcha Day!

CATachresis said...

A belated happy Gotcha day to you both!! WOW! What a close shave you had!! Hi5s from Austin xx

Jean Dion said...

This is the best of anniversaries. How wonderful that you all found one another and are joined as one happy family. May you celebrate many more gotcha days together!

Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

Katie and The Katz said...

Happy Fifth Anniversary! We remembers meeting you in 2012 and so furry glads that you gotted mew home! What beautiful girls you are to have a loving Mommy now.

Timmy Tomcat said...

We now have this special day in our calendar! So glad you two made it!
We are all rescues too!
Purrs
Timmy and Family