Wednesday, September 14, 2011

It's My Gotcha Birthday Versary!!!!!!

Two years ago, this was me. I came to my mum as a foster kitten with my two littermates after we were found abandoned in bushes. Back then, I was known as Ron, my sister was Hermione and my brother was Harry.I'm on the left in this picture, Hermione is in the middle and Harry is on the right. I was the last to be found, about 18 hours after Harry was, and was the smallest kitten.Even as a wee baby, I set myself apart from my littermates and tried to get close to Fui and Suey. I knew already that I wouldn't be leaving ;)I was a bit of a nuisance kitten, too. Harry and Hermione were eager feeders, but I used to fight the bottle and refuse to suckle a lot. This is one of the rare pictures of me cooperating! My paw placement makes my mum's heart melt.When it eventually came time to wean I became more enthusiastic about my food and would dive right into the bowl. No more force feeding for this kitten boy!!I had a few health problems when I was a bubba, and didn't put weight on very well. This is me when I was eight weeks old, on my first ever visit to the garden.It started becoming clear to my mum that I wasn't destined to leave. Fui and Suey accepted me quickly, and let me join them for noms. This is one of the last pictures of me with my littermates, shortly before Hermione went to her new home.I'm on the left, Harry's in the middle and Hermione is on the right.This is my first ever collar. The gorgeous Alison at Preta Pawte on Etsy made me a very special couture collar, because my pencil neck was too teeny for a normal kitten collar. It was around this stage that my name started to evolve. My mum and dad had started calling me Ronny Licious, because my punk rock ear floof made them think I should be a punk rocker!That later evolved into Lishy, and the name stuck. It's even on my nametag now! I don't remember the last time I was called Ron or Ronny. This picture is of me on the top level with my litter brother Harry and my forever brother Fui. When I was 8 weeks old my tummy started to bloat right out and I lost a lot of weight. My vets told my mum that they did not think I would thrive, and they should expect that my life would not be longer than 6 months. They even suggested euthanasia, but mum and dad said no, they would wait for me to tell them.I kept my mouth firmly shut on that matter, and this is me now, 2 years old and passing my health checks with flying colours. My tummy is a normal size, my floof went poof, and I do everything that a healthy kitten boy should. I'm on the smaller side and have to work hard to keep my weight up, but that is the only reminder of the grim prognosis the vets gave. I am a very happy boy these days. I love my sister and brother. I snuggle with them and play all sorts of games with them. Every night I snuggle with mum and dad, tucked in behind mum's knees. And I have a whole blogosphere of fantastic friends who sent me so much love and so many purrs when I needed them. And here I am now, proof that it all worked :)

Now lets party!!!!

43 comments:

barb @iPhoneographi said...

Happy, Happy 2nd Gotcha Birthday Versary, Lishy!

Love, Mom Barb, GGWandG

Mr Puddy said...

Happy, Happy 2nd Gotcha Birthday Versary, Lishy!!!!!
when you was a kitten , You was so cute and adorable and now you are a stunner !!!
I hope you have a fabulous day with lots of hugs and kisses
xoxo

Poppy Q said...

Happy 2nd Birthdaygotchaversary Mr Lishie. We knew you would grow up big and strong and have a happy furever home.

We can still remember when you were that little itty bitty kitty, and how your mum worried about you.

Big smoochies dude.

Love
Julie and Poppy Q
xxxx

MoMo said...

Happy 2nd Gotcha-birthday versary. We still remember you as the teeny kitten and we were all worried about you when we heard what the vet said. Of course we are more than happy to see Lishy growing up to be the handsome, healthy mancat that we see today. We almost forget that you were called Ron.

Faye said...

We join in wishing Lishy a VERY HAPPY 2nd Gotch Day-Birthday!!! Our mommy cried when she read the vet wanted to put you down because you would not live to see six months, and now we celebrate that vet being wrong!!!

You are one handsome mancat Lishy, and you do such a good job taking care of any foster kittens living in your home.

Purrs and Hugs,
The New Orleans Kitties

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We remember that time so well when you were little and ill ~ we wept and prayed for yoo. We loved you from the get go ~ then when your mom adopted you we meowed wiv joy. We LOVE yoo Lishy ~ tons.

We wish yoo a VERY HAPPY 2nd Gotcha day! xx

Huffle Mawson said...

Oh happy everything day Lishy! You have grown into such a handsome boy.

Marg said...

A great big Happy Gotcha day Lishy. You sure did turn out to be a handsome boy. We are so glad that you found your happy home and they have taken such good care of you. What a lucky kitty you are for sure. Have yourself a really fun day.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

Happy, Happy, HAPPYVERSARY, LISHY! We remember Ron, then Ronny, then Ronnylicious and then Lishy! Super-cute and lovable every step of the way!

Purrs,
The Chans

Fuzzy Tales said...

Lishy, a very, very happy birthday/Gotcha Day to you! You were a very lucky (and precious) kitten and we're all so thankful your humans didn't listen to any talk about euthanasia.

We all wish you a fantastic, wonderful day!

amanda said...

Happy Happy Birthday! What an inspiration you are to us. Rio from Barcelona

Random Felines said...

Happy Birthday handsome mancat!!! We are so very glad you were found by such a special family and they decided to become your forever home. :)

Catherine said...

Adorable!! You went from cute to beautiful in a blink of an eye. That was a good story of how you came to living in a house full of love ~ wonderful!

Have a super terrific day kitty!
xo Catherine

Angel and Kirby said...

Happy 2nd Gotcha Birthday Versary, Lishy! You have shown all of us what a wonderful boy you have become!

Sparkle said...

This is one of the best ever gotcha day stories, Lishy! You are a very special kitty!

Daisy said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Lishy! Your floof sure did go poof! Watching you grow and thrive has been such a happy story.

Repositório said...

Happy and wonderful Gotcha Day!!!!!!!!!

Cory said...

Oh my goodness sweet Ron Ronny RonnyLicious...Lishy! I remember when you were called Ron...and everything in between my swee furriend.

We are so happy to be able to celebrate your GotchaBirthdayVersary!!!! Woo hoo! So much to celebrate.

You are a very special boy and we love you lots!

xoxo Cory and family

pee ess...Nigel also sleeps tucked behind moms knees!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Gotcha Birthday, Lishy.

Lita and the boys in Melbourne said...

Happy Gotcha-versary, Lishy!
We remember you story and we are very happy too see you all growed up and well. Long may you thrive!
A thousand kisses to you.

ML said...

First of all, yours story maked ours hearts melt, Lishy.
You are adorable and you haf a real story to tell.
I's so sorry we didn't haf you on mine Offishul Cat Blogosphere Calendar fur yours special day. I'm gonna post it tomorrow, a day late, okay. And I'm adding you right now.
Tell yours wonnerful Mom and Dad a huge fanks fur being smart enuff not to listen to the vet-person pushing euthanasia and waiting to see if you told them you wanted to go to the Bridge. More persons should be like them.
Love & Purrs,
KC

The Island Cats said...

Oh Lishy!! We remember those early days when you first came to live there with Hermione and Harry! We remember when you were sick and they didn't think you were gonna be around long. But you proved that wrong!! And we are so happy!!

You have grown into such a handsome mancat!! Have a happy happy birthday!! oxoxoxo

Findlay Furs said...

Woohoo Lishy! Happy 2nd Gotcha & Birthday Annifursary! Many purrs to you handsome!

Prancer Pie said...

Great story! We luf happy endings! xoxo

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Happy, Happy Gotcha/Birthday Lishy and many, many, many moooore!!! We love your Gotcha story and the Happy Ending!!
Your TX furiends,

FURKIDSMOM said...

Happy Gotcha Birthday! We're so happy your story turned out so well.


The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Laura and Jet Dragon said...

Happy Versary, Lishy! My what a handsome mancat you have grown up to be. Now, let's pawty!

Laura and Taffy

Brian said...

Happy Gotcha Day handsome dude!

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Belated Birthday wishes Lishy. Hope your days are full of sunshine and happiness. We are so pleased your parents didn't give up on you. You are a very handsome mancat and it is easy to see you are thriving with all the love from your family.

Eric and Flynn said...

Happy 2nd Birthday Gotcha day versary Lishy.

Forty Paws said...

Happy 2nd Purrfday and Gotcha Day versary Lishy! You are so handsome!

Luf, Us

Carolyon said...

Happy 2nd Gotcha day!!!! Looks like you had a hard start. But you still worked out that your home was the place for you!!!

Cat with a Garden said...

Happy Fiesta, Lishy!!! Your life is the best reason to celebrate. Just look at how yout thrived and what a handsome mancat you have become. It's a party indeed!

Cat with a Garden said...

P.S. Word verification was casmant - mom says that's cat + diamond (Diamant in german) and that it must mean you! You're just as precious.

Katnip Lounge said...

Dearest Lishy, Happy Gotch-Versary from all of us at the Lounge, and special Proud Smooches from your American mama!

xx Sweet Pea

meowmeowmans said...

Sorry we're late, Lishy, to wish you a happy Gotcha Day! We love you, and have enjoyed watching you grow up into the handsome (and sweet) mancat you are. We hope you had a great day, and that your year is filled with all good things. :)

Hugs!

catonsvillecats said...

Congratulations Lishy on your anniversary, you are a very handsome boy and were a beautiful baby!

Everycat said...

Sorry we are late Lishy, we send you lots of happy Gotcha Birthday Purrs and hope you had a lovely day. It's great seeing how you've grown from such a tiny scrap to a super, handsome mancat.

Oliver & Gerry

Anonymous said...

Love a cat story with a happy ending!! You are gorgeous, and proof that good things come in small packages.

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We're a little late, but still want to send our good wishes for your Birthday gotcha versary!!!!

Yay that the vet was wrong that you're doing so well!

Charlemagne, Tamar and Mal

Marlene said...

Very handsome, Lishy.

rainbow said...

Belated Happy 2nd Gotcha Versary, Lishy - you are living proof that determination (on the part of you and your humans, with help from Fui and Suey as well) can work wonders. Special purrs to you all.

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Wow Lovely cat