From Mom Carol:
On my top list of burning questions was and is: What were Peaches and paprika like as kittens? How could their humans give up such loving animals? What happened between then & our meeting? I got the answer to the third question when I did a Google search & found out ASTONISHING REVELATIONS about MY Cats on the internet. But first, I want to (today only) offer you a FREE E-BOOK about the kitties journey entitled Our 1st Year in Connecticut. Just click the link, then select "purchased with 1 click" but it will really be FREE today. After that, I will let Peaches & Paprika tell you in their own words about the rest. You're up, gurrrls!
From Peaches & Paprika:
It's our Gotcha Day!
We are celebrating our "Gotcha Day" with The Cat On My Head's Sunday Blog hop... our eighth 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.
Our Narrow Escape from NYACCWe were "Peaches & Tigger" in the old days & we had a narrow escape in New York City 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.Then she brought us to Connecticut to Marys Kitty Korner, a no-kill shelter.
|Firting & trying to attract adopters|
Then we met Carol. She had fallen in love with me the week before after seeing my picture on the internet. Who wouldn't? 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 honor of this momentous occasion! we are also giving away a free ebook of our journey, entitled Peaches & Paprika: Our first Year in Connecticut which is now on Amazon. Please click here for the free download, good until midnight tonight 12/20/20.