Gotcha Day Celebration
Stinky sits by the teleportation tunnel wringing his paws. He is waiting for Periwinkle to arrive at his house, but he did not plan the day’s adventure. His Mom told him Periwinkle was planning it. She planned the Thanksgiving one for last week, so he is surprised she is doing a second one today. He wanted Periwinkle to join him in helping his mom decorate for Christmas. Stinky thinks his mom probably told Periwinkle to plan an adventure so they wouldn’t mess with her decorations and ornaments. She’s pretty particular about those kinds of things.
Stinky is pondering what might be happening when Periwinkle comes stumbling out of the tunnel. She is dragging a huge sack behind her and looks like a Kitty Santa Claus.
Stinky’s eyes grow wide as he goes to help her with her bundle, but Periwinkle waves him off. She tells Stinky that his mom and dad are going to help her, and she orders him to the catio. If Stinky had a tail, he would tuck it between his legs, as he doesn’t even get the opportunity to hug Periwinkle and give her a whisker kiss. Stinky sits on the catio watching the birds and pouting…just a little bit.
Stinky doesn’t have to wait very long for Periwinkle to call him into the house. The first thing he sees when he gets inside is a huge banner, and he gasps.
Before he can say anything, Periwinkle hands him some items to wear. As he is dressing, Periwinkle does the same. “Happy Gotcha Day Stinky,” says Periwinkle and gives Stinky a huge hug.
Stinky is totally speechless for a few moments then blurts out, “Oh my gosh, this is such a surprise. My Gotcha Day isn’t until tomorrow.”
“But our adventures are always on Tuesday, so we are celebrating today,” says Periwinkle. She adds, “I hope that’s okay.”
“Oh yes,” replies Stinky.
“I have a card for you,” says Periwinkle and hands Stinky the special card she made for him.
“Thank you Periwinkle. This is so adorable and sweet.”
“Oh, Stinky, I don’t know what happened. Your card is blurry. I am so sorry!”
“Periwinkle, it is purrfect!”
“Before I give you your gift, I am thinking you could tell our readers a little about your Gotcha Day,” Periwinkle tells Stinky.
“If that’s what I need to do to get my gift, here goes. Our housekeeper and kitty sitter, Chris, discovered me on Thanksgiving weekend in 2017. I was about four months old and weighed 3.9 pounds. I was hanging out on the deck of the vacant house next-door to what would become my new home. Chris began feeding me and set me up with warm blankets and a box on the deck. My now mom and dad were in Atlanta celebrating Thanksgiving with family while this was happening.
When they arrived home and found out about me, Dad Tom immediately retrieved me and brought me inside at his and Mom Janet’s house. By the following morning Dad Tom had named me. Mom Janet did post some ‘found’ cat notices on-line but received no replies. I became kitty number nine of the Kitties Blue, making for the most kitties in residence at any time. So that’s how I got gotted”
“That’s a great gotcha story, Stinky. Do you know how you ended up at that vacant house?” asks Periwinkle.
“No, I was just a baby, and I don’t remember.”
The Gift & Cake
Periwinkle tells Stinky that it doesn’t matter. The important thing is that he got a wonderful home with fursibs and a great mom and dad. Then Periwinkle hands Stinky his present.
“Periwinkle, I love this. I am going to have my mom put it next to the photo she has of me in the bedroom. Then we can be together all the time. Thank you so much.”
“You’re welcome, Stinky. Now it is time for the best part of any Gotcha Day party, the cake. Cooper Murphy made it in Mau’s Cat Scout Bakery.
“This is so cute. It looks like me when I was a grumpy little cat. Mau really taught Coop well.”
“Stinky, let’s cut this and share it with your mom and dad and your fursibs.”
“That sounds terrific, Periwinkle.”
The tabbies spend time enjoying their cake, visiting with Stinky’s family and sharing memories from the past three years.
Finally, it is time for Periwinkle to head home. Mom Janet makes certain she has cake for her mom and fursib. After several minutes of hugging, whispering and sharing whisker kisses, Periwinkle enters the teleportation tunnel and waves good-bye to boyfriend Stinky.
Stinky is overwhelmed by the wonderful party Periwinkle planned for him. He takes the photo of Periwinkle and climbs onto his mom and dad’s bed where he naps and dreams of Periwinkle.
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Please join uses tomorrow when we will celebrate Sawyer’s Gotcha Day.