Saturday, November 14, 2009

Chilli's first Gotcha Day

I've been living with Siena and mom for a whole year today. Time has flown by and I loved every minute of it! Please celebrate with us by taking a looooong trip down memory lane.
This is the first picture of me that got posted on this blog. I didn't even have my name back then!
Mom didn't save the ad she answered to, but those were the pictures she got after talking to the foster lady on the phone. They are from the middle of September 2008 and are the youngest ones we got. Aren't I a little bundle of love? Mom was smitten.
And some catitude! Mom came to visit me at the end of September, but she couldn't take me home right away, because I was sick for the second time with a cold and couldn't get my shots. All these pics are from the foster lady and a friends of her's.
This is my sisfur. She's a dilute calico too.
We loved each other very much, no wonder after what we've been through together. The rescue organisation had brought us all the way from Italy to Germany by car and we were so confused and scared at first. When mom came to see me my sisfur already had found her forever home. Sometimes I think of her and how she's doing.
In theses pics you can see how... ...bad I had the sniffles. Just look at that crusty nose!
Until I could move into my forever home I had fun at the foster place with this feisty floofy girl. And a little calico. Can you see me? I'm at the bottom of the kitten pile.
These two girls got to stay with the foster lady!
Then, on the 14th November of 2008 I was brought to mom. The first week was very turbulent and stressful, because Siena and I growled and hissed at each other permanently. Mom had only given me half an hour to explore until she let us meet. If she were to do the introduction again, she would take it slower.
Siena wasn't too pleased in the beginning.
She followed me around all the time, to see what I was doing, growling at that.
Those were exciting and exhausting times.
It looked as if we were never going to settle down.
From the second day on I growled at Siena.And then followed some days of chases, whaps and hisses.
I was absolutely wasted at night.
On the sixth day we shared our bed on the windowsill for the very first time. This bed has since been our favourite snuggle location.It only looks as if I'm taking up too much space, honestly!
I've learned so much of Siena in the following months. About the Evil Twig. About being a Gardening Cat.
About the flashy box.About the 'innocent look'. (Siena's a true master.)
About butt biteys and fun with tubes.
About hierachy.
And most impawtantly about love.
Here's to many more years together!
Many purrs,
little Ladycat Chilli


Misha said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Chilli!

You're so lucky to have found such a wonderful forever home with such a bootiful sisfur!

milocat said...

Happy Gotcha Day Chilli. That year seemed to go very quickly.
We particularly loved the first video where your little head appears in front of the video lens, followed by HUGE growls from Siena. We adore yoor baby pics too ~ yoo were and are gorjuss.

We are so glad yoo have settled in to yoor forever home and and are so loved.
Milo and Alfie xxxxxxxx

Sakura said...

Happz Gotcha Day
What a beauty!
Hugs and friend

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Chilli! Those photos are great! You have a great forever home!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan said...

Dearest Little Chilli,

We so loved the trip down memory lane! Of course, we remember every moment well as we have been following your progress on a daily basis! We think you were so lucky to be adopted by such a wonderful Mum and to have a wonderful big sister in Siena. We look forward to many more years of wonderful adventures and lots of snuggling!

Your Friends,
Tommy, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Yuu-Chan

Ginger Jasper said...

Happy Gotcha day Chilli and what a super trip down memory lane. I am so glad that you eventualy ot tgether and became the lovable duo that you are now.. Enjoy your day.. Hugs GJ xx

Martin Hooper said...

Happy Gotcha Day Chilli...

You were a lovely little kitten and you are a lovely little ladycat now!!

Forever Foster said...

Happy happy Gotcha Day to the sweetest of sweet girls! It was lovely taking a trip down memory lane with you:)

Bruce said...

Happy Gotcha Day Chilli. I'm so glad you were found by such a wonderful family!
your pal,

Freya's Staff said...

You two are completely adorable! I love the trips down memory lane, it's great to see how you got to love eachother!

Marg said...

That was a nice trip down memory lane Chlli. You sure are a beautiful color. Glad you are getting along with everyone now. It isn't any fun being the bottom guy.

Furkidsmom said...

Happy Gotcha Day Chilli! We really liked all of your photos!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Catherine said...

Awww ~ that was a good flashback to see how it all began. So glad you ended up where you did. Happy Gotcha Day Chilli!

Tuck said...

Happy Gotcha Day Chilli!!! I loved seeing all the pictures of you from when you were a baby! I'm so glad you and Siena were able to put your differences aside and become good friends!

the casbah kitten said...

Awwww! Happy Gotcha Day! What a wonderful flashback. Momma LOVES the photo of the two of you at the's SO cute!

Alasandra said...

Happy Gotcha Day Chilli. We enjoyed learning the storey of how you came to live with Siena and the beans. We brought some ham with us hopes you enjoy it, there is plenty for all you visitors. ~S,S,C & F

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Chilli! I forgot how small you were when you came to your home! I've been living with my mama since I was six months old, and that's been 16 years now! Fiona's Gotcha date was over 7 years ago, and she was maybe 2 (she's not telling). We still feel young and happy, just like you! :) ~ James

Cory said...

Chilli, thank you for sharing your special day with us! We just love love love the trip down memory lane and seeing you again as a sweet little baby prettypuss. You and your sisfur looked identical!

Purrs and headbutts to you on this special day...and I brought some nip to share too. You make us smile everytime we see you.

Butchy and Snickers said...

Happy Gotcha Day Chilli! We wish you many more happy & healthy years together!
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Snickers, Ruby, Sylvester & Scuby

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Chilli! We're so glad you got gotted!! And while it may have been rough at looks like you are all one happy family now!!!

Marlene said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Chilli! I can't believe how much you've grown since then. I remember that I was just starting to read kitty blogs when you came to live with your mom and Siena. It's an amazing journey that we've all been.


Sammy and Andy said...

Happy GOTCHA DAY, Chilli.......we loved the beautiful tribute to you and we are sooooo happy you found such a wonderful furever home.

Today is Sammy's 12th birthday, so it's a special day for both of you.

-d ma said...

i thoroughly enjoyed the trip down memory lane. happy gotcha day and i'm so glad u found a great forever home.

The Monkeys said...

Happy, Happy Gotcha Day, Chilli! We loved the walk down memory lane. What a gorgeous little kitten you were and a beautiful cat you've become!

Cindy said...

What a pretty baby you were! Great videos

JC said...

That was so nicely told ..
Great photos ...

Congratulations Sweet Chilli
Your start was hard but the ending was so Grand

xo xo xo

Lucy the Cat said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Chilli! Thank you to you and your mom for sharing these wonderful pictures of you when you were a kitten. We just loved them. Mama especially loves the one of the two of you in the window on the stack of books and the ladder. We also loved the video of the tube and butt biteys. :) I am so happy that we got to share in your gotcha day cuz it's a very special day!

Lucy & Mama Vicki

Everycat said...

Happy Gotcha Day Chilli! Thank you for sharing again the pictures of your first year in your loving home with Siena. We are particularly pleased to see The Evil Twig Tutorial again, because it contains our all time favourite - The Big Fuss, which never fails to make our Mum SQUEEEEE with delight!

Have a lovely day with many butt bities!

& Squeeeing Mum.

Lucy the Cat said...

Mom to Mom Note:
Hi Britta,
My husband changed some of the code in HTML so I can have bigger pics. I had to move all the items I had to the right to the bottom though. If you want to know the coding, let me know and I can walk you through it via e-mail. Again, all the fun stuff and the little bio have to be at the bottom.

BeadedTail said...

Happy Gotcha Day Chilli!

You were such a cute little thing and have grown into a beautiful girl! We're so glad you have such a loving home with Siena and your beans!

Zoe and Indy said...

What a cute story. Zoe has a little almost identical dilute tortie sister that got adopted from the shelter, we still think about her too (and hope she's in a good home).
Those were just the cutest pictures.
Happy Gotcha Day!

Daisy said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Chilli! I am so glad you were gotted. It has been so much fun watching you grow up!

Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Gotcha Day Chilli. We enjoyed the photos and videos. We laughed at the video of Siena biting your butt when you were in the tube, and we laughed even more when you popped out the other end.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

KhonKhats on your purry furst Gotcha Day!

Tank woo fur sharing your tale/tail too!

It looks like woo've been khwite akhcepted now!


Noll's Nip said...

Yours is a beautiful story Chilli. Happy Gotcha Day!

Angel and Kirby said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Chilli! You have has an exciting year. WE look forward to many more with you, too.

CCL Wendy said...

Happy, Happy Gotcha Day, Chilli! You were an adorable little kitty even when you had the snifflies. It's very interesting to see the evolution of your relationship with Siena, too! I'm very glad it turned out well.

I always say it takes a week or less, and you two started snuggling around 6 days in. I love the "hierarchy" picture, too.

I'm so glad you have such a wonderful furever home, and a loving mama and sister.

Fin said...

Oh sweet Chilli you are the sweetest baby sisfur any cat could want. I know all of us are so happy you found your forever home there. Many happy years to come for you!!!!!

Poppy Q said...

Happy gotchaversary sweet Chilli. We are glad tyou settled in so quickly to your new home.

A Few Good Cats said...

Chilli, it's been a quick and eventful first year in your forever home. We love your kitten photos!

We wish you many more happy years ahead!

Huffle Mawson said...

Hooray for you Chilli! Your mum was so lucky to find you that day. Here's to many more years of fun!

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

Happy Gotcha Day Chili! Many more to come and they will all be great ones.

Parker said...

Gotcha' Days are the very best days!

Simba said...

Awwwwwww - precious. Happy Gotcha Day!

Sakura said...

Sammy and Andy said...

We were so happy to see you at Sammy's birthday bash and came by today to thank you for attending.


Anita said...

¡Felicidades preciosa!

Espero que pasen muchos, muchos años más juntas!


peggy and The Cats said...

Wow! Sharing a bed within 6 days! That has to be some kind of record. You are so very lucky to have had Siena as your mentor. A very happy Gotcha Day :-)

Lynx217 said...

OMG Chilli, you were adorable! Then again, you still are. Meetings rarely go smooth the first time around, but we're all glad you two figured it all out.

Cat Sitter in the City said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. I loved reading the story of where you came from and how you came to live with your mom and Siena. I am so glad you get to live in such a happy home!

Confucius Cat said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Chilli. What adorable photos. I loved reading about you and Siena. Purrs. xo

Nini said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Chilli!
You were an adorable little munchkin, and now a you've become a gorgeous teenagefur.
So happy to know you are enjoying a fun, loving, happy life with your Meowmie and Siena :)

PS: Your little sister is gorgeous too!

LizzyBean said...

Oh, what a great post! I loved all your sweet baby photos, Chilli! Moving in with new animals is always stressful, but see how well it turned out. I did not know that you were an Italian rescue kitty. The picture of you and Siena looking out the window at the garden (& the evil twig) was my favorite of you two. Here's to many many more wonderful years in your wonderful home!

MoMo said...

Happy Gotcha Day. Here's to many more!

You sure picked a loving home to come to. Love that picture of you and Siena sitting on the books looking out.

quiltcat said...

Hi Chilli! We're sorry we missed your gotcha day party but silly Meowmy has been way too busy. It was so nice seeing pictures of you as a tiny baby. Amazing how poorly you and Siena got on at first...and how great you get on now (scratched nosies aside, of course). It looks like you've always had a knack for snuggling with other kitties. Happy Gotcha Day and best wishes for many many more!

Purrfect Haven said...

Happy Anniversary...!! we loved your story... didn't know it till now because we are quite new. What a tale of friendship and fun. Love Helen, D&B

Glogirly and Katie said...

Hi Chilli!
What a great story!! Happy Happy Gotcha Day to you! Thanks for sharing all the great pictures.

Katie and Glogirly

The Creek Cats said...

Happy Belated Gotcha Day, sweet Chilli! So sorrywe missed your big day of celebration! Looks like it was a great time!

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Happy Happy Gotcha Day sweet Chilli!!!

We can't believe we missed the party!! ARGH!!!!! The PM doesn't help us blog on the weekends much as they are always running around with the wee ones.

Shame on you PM!!!

Anyway, hope you had a wonderful day and we very much enjoyed that cruise down memory lane.

Big purrs,
Goldie, Shade and Banshee

Maya said...

lovely pictures!!!!

angie said...

how sweet. i love the kitten in the tube video! happy gotcha day! :D

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