The Adventures of (Angel) Grrreta's Fam

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mommy Speaks

Today, we have a very special guest blogger. Ta da! Introducing...Mommy! This is the mommy speaking: This is a very special time of year for me. All my precious kitties have had birthdays and gotcha days within the last couple of weeks, so this time of year reminds me how very lucky I am that these perfect little felines chose me. Today I share the story of how Grrreta rescued me. It all began on a rainy day in April of 2005. My life was about to change in the most magical way. I hadn't had a pet since I was a young child, and wasn't planning to get one. I was a bit of a workaholic and didn't spend much time at home, so I didn't even consider getting a pet. My life was happy and complete, and all was well. Then one day, I stopped by an auto repair shop and learned that the owner had recently died, and the shop was closing. As I was walking out, I noticed a pretty tortie kitty rubbing up against a bag of cat food. I heard one of the employees yelling at the cat and saw him throwing pennies at her really hard. I stopped in my tracks and demanded that he stop. He did, but as I spoke to him, another employee started poking the cat with a stick and making crude comments. I was horrified and insisted that he stop too. I asked whose cat she was. They told me she belonged to the shop owner who had just died, and that his family didn't want her. The receptionist had been asked to find her a home, but the one person who was willing to take her had returned her within two weeks. As I looked at that kitty's sweet face, I knew at that moment that I couldn't leave her there. I couldn't let her stay with those people. I definitely didn't need a cat. But, I knew that little cat desperately needed me more than anything in the world, so I told them I wanted to adopt her. I whisked her away to her new home at Casa de Mommy. I had no idea what I was doing, and I even caught myself sneaking up to her while she was sleeping to make sure she was still breathing. I was like a nervous new parent. Eventually I got the hang of it. In the four years that we have shared our home, Grrreta has taught me some of the most important life lessons that anyone could ever learn. 1. Napping. Everyone feels better after a nap. (How could I have spent so much of my life being too busy to nap?) 2. Kitty snuggles. There is no more magical feeling than snuggling with a warm furry kitty and listening to the comforting rhythm of a sweet rumbly purr. 3. Snacks. Serve them like clockwork, and never be late. 4. Sleeping at night. Totally optional...that's what naps are for. 5 Play. Let nothing get in the way of a good game of THoE, except maybe snacks and naps. On that rainy day in April, I thought that I was rescuing Grrreta, but as I look back on our wonderful life for the last four years, I realize that I was the one who was rescued. Grrreta saved me from a life without kitty snuggles, naps, and so much more. Kitties are sort of sneaky that way. They let you think that you are the one rescuing them, but they are the ones that rescue you and make your life richer than you could have ever imagined.

52 comments:

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Oh, what a wonderful rescue story, of both your lives!

Cory said...

What a wonderful story, I bet Grrreta's former owner is smiling down on both of you...what a miracle you were there that day!

Rufus Raves said...

Great story and great picture! Good girl Grrreta, teaching your bean a few important life lessons!

Tracey and Huffle said...

Your mum is so lucky you found her Grrreta!

Huffle Mawson

Karen Jo said...

That's a great Gotcha story. I love how you both rescued each other.

Tom and Tama-Chan said...

What a beautiful story! You were obviously meant for one another. As for those nasty men... grrrrrr!

Your Friends,
Tommy and The Girls

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

What a great story! So glad you took that cat home with you, sounds like you really did need one. I love your story and how you described how much your cat has enriched your life! have a meowy day!

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Awww your mom really really loves you! It is so rewarding to find a human to teach these things to.

Chase

Mo said...

That is such a wonderful story. I am so touched at how you found each other.
Truly, things happen for a reason.
Chin scritches to Grrreta, and *HUGS* to you!
~mo

Daisy said...

What a great story! I think you were destined to be together!

Your Daily Cute said...

I love this story. What a fabulous way to get a kitty!

So happy Grrreta found you! :)

barb said...

Yay! I feel exactly the same way about Gandalf and Grayson! How did I ever get along without them?

Aoise said...

You were meant for each other. Nothing ever 'just happens' ! My miewmie agwees with everything your mommy says about snacks, napping, sleeping at night etc.

The Island Cats said...

That is the best story. Thanks so much for sharing it...

Fin said...

What a lovely story Mom. We felines bring a lot of joy to the table - but we love you too you know.

Cliff and Olivia said...

Great story. Grreta - you do a great job!

Katie and Da Katz said...

kitty snugglez... yep dats da bestest part of rescuin baybeez like Grrreta...

luv
Katie Too

Katie and Da Katz said...

Weze gotted a Squillion raffle!!

Pleez pass da werd!

luv,
Bootsie Woo
rescued frum a salvage yard.

The Creek Cats said...

What a wonderful story!!

Zoolatry said...

Lovely... birthday and gotcha-good wishes and one and all.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We love your story!
~ The Bunch

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a horrible beginning! We're so glad you rescued Grrreta and the story has a happy ending.

Happy birthday to Ambrose & Chloe.

Anya said...

Lovely story :)
Its clear
you two
belong to each other ^___^

Angel said...

That is a wonderful gotcha story! You and Grrreta rescued each other!

LizzyBean said...

That is an awesome story and it made my day! I can't imagine life without kitties. Please visit our blog; we have given you an award!

Tuck said...

That's such a great story! Grrreta is very lucky to have found you!

Furkidsmom said...

What a beautiful story!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Sweet Praline said...

That is such a wonderful Gotcha Story. I am so glad that Grrreta rescued you.

HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

Happy Gotcha!!! Purrrrrrrrrrrrs!

Samantha, Mr. Tigger and Maverick said...

That is a wonderful Gotcha story!! We are so glad you found each other. Thanks for sharing with us!!
Your FL furiends,

MaoMao said...

Oh, how purreshus. Momma has tears in her eyes, readin yur story. She loves what you said about how it's kitties who rescue the beans. You and yur Momma are lucky to have each other!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao.

Sunny's Mommy said...

Belated Happy Birthday to Ambrose and Chloe :-D

Grrreta, that is a wonderful story of how your Mommy picked you.

JB's Big World said...

This is the most wonderful sweet story! I think you were both rescued!
--JB

MaoMao said...

My Momma wants to thank you fur orderin her novel Mirror Blue! She hopes you enoy it!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Poppy Q said...

We are glad you found each other.

Noir in Texas said...

What a wonderful, beautiful story! Grrreta is where she's suppose to be and you were where you suppose to be four ago! Lovely story.

Tommy laughed at the part where you said you'd check if Grrreta was breathing when she was sleeping! Still still checkes even tho were's all grown!

Noir

Southbay Girl said...

yeah Grrreta, you saved your mommy! Can you imagine a life without kitty snuggles??

-Kodak, 3 Perf and Blossom

Ailurophile said...

What a lovely story! Grrreta is such a pretty kitty. Thank you for helping her and let her give you so much love and comfort.

Lovely blog :)

Boy n Beethoven said...

How true. And how beautiful! I is glad Grrreta rescued you!

'Oven

Meghann said...

Oh how wonderful! It is stories like that that make the world go around. I am so happy for both of you, it was obviously meant to be. Here is to many more years of furry bliss!

wildcatwoodscats said...

Good thing you came by that day to rescue Grreta! She is a lucky kitty and so are you to have her. Really enjoyed the story and the happy ending!

Skitto and Peanut said...

oh you mades us cry, we lubs dis story berry much. you are so lucky to haves Grrreta to takes care of you. tanks fur sharin it wit us felines.

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

What a wonderful story!! Us felines make the world a better place that's for sure!


I think you two were a match made in Heaven!

Purrs Goldie, Shade and Banshee

DEBRA said...

I second what Goldie said!
You put tears in my Momma's eyes...and she said she recognized herself in your story. She said I resuced her too....

We are so glad we got to read your "rescue" story.

purrs
Abby

Laila and Minchie said...

That was one of the most endearing stories we ever read! Our Mommy is crying it touched her so much. Your Mommy is a very lucky gal!

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Ohhhh Grrreta, that story has made us all very leaky eyed with tears of joy and happiness! We want to wish your Mommy the happiest Mother's Day ... all of you are so lucky to have each other as such a wonderful family!
Hugs, purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam, Simon (and Momma Jan too)

Katie and Da Katz said...

I luv dis story!! How did you ever lives wifout hur??

Good Gurl, Grrreta... U did furry goods. And you pikked just da rite Mommy!

luv,
Katie Too

Skitto and Peanut said...

Just popping in to say hellos. Have a purrfect Tuesday!

LizzyBean said...

Hi Grrreta, we are back on line!! Thanks for your nice comments during our difficulties!

Parker said...

What a lovely Gotcha' story - thank you for sharing it. We kitties are pretty smart about life's lessons!

michico*Adan said...

This is a great story,
and you are so beautiful, Grreta!

Peanut Butter and Jenny said...

What a truly wonderful story! well...
Minus the part about the throwing pennies and poking with sticks (which, I'll admit, I consider doing on occassion just to irriate PB......but I don't do it!)....

I neither wanted or needed PB. She was supposed to be my roommates second cat and I wanted no part in taking care of her or anything. But the moment she was put into the palm of my hand (and fit into it!) I was 100% in love and she has been my baby ever since! And you are right, she has taught me sooooo much about life, love... and that's it's right to be a total bitch whenever I deem necessary!