Thanksgiving Gotcha / Adoption stories

Minna Krebs is hosting the Gotcha/Adoption Stories, so please paw over to her blog to read more heartwarming stories.

 I use to live at Grandma & Grandpa's house. They have lots of cats because they refuse to get their cats spayed and neutered. I am distantly related to Socks, he used to live at Grandma's house too and all the cats there are descended from Socks' Mom Miss Kitty.  We all live outside, so I was very glad to come live here where I gets to live inside. ~Artemisia

My story is pretty much the same as Artemisia's. My human Mom's cousins wife got a cat ( my Mom aka Miss Kitty), she didn't have her spayed cause she was going to be an inside only cat and would never be around male cats. Well when she went into heat she drove them nuts so they let her outside and of course she got pg. They kept 2 of the boy kittens but they gave Miss Kitty and the rest of her kittens to Grandma & Grandpa. Technically I am youngest boy beans cat. ~Socks

Charybdis (Scylla's litter mate sister)

When we were 4 weeks old our Cat Mommy was poisoned and died. The nice people with MS Spay & Neuter Alliance had been trying to catch the feral cats that were pg so they would give birth in foster homes, but they didn't have a home for our Mom before she had us.  So they were waiting for her to bring us out so they could capture all of us. When they found her dead where they had been feeding her they went looking for her kittens and found 4 of us still alive. My Mommy & Daddy agreed to foster two of the kittens (another lady fostered the other two), so we came to live with them. They had to bottle feed us because we were so little and just beginning to eat on our own. Daddy said if he could name us Mommy could keep us so we became Scylla & Charybdis. ~Scylla
When I was 6 weeks old Mommy adopted me from the Bay St. Louis/Waveland Animal Shelter. I had been found with my littermates at Stennis Space Center in the woods. I am a Mutt, the lady at the shelter listed me as a Great Pyrenees mix but since nothing is known about either of my parents that was just a guess on her part. Mommy & Daddy love me anyway. ~Fenris

Together we are known as AFSS (Artemisa, Fenris, Socks, Scylla).


  1. I know some of your stories but not all, so it's nice to hear them.

    Happy Thanksgiving day to all!

  2. Thanks for sharing your wonderful adoption stories. Always nice to know more about our pals and how they came to their furever homes.


  3. You all have very touching gotcha stories. And you all are so very lucky to have found the wonderful home you have.

    Happy Thanksgiving Day!

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  4. Those are heart-warming gotcha/adoption stories. We're so glad you have a wonderful forever home!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Gotcha stories are the best! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  6. It is nice to hear your adoption stories. Today I imagine you are thankful for having such a safe and loving home :-)

  7. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!!

    Nice Gotcha Stories!

  8. I just love a good gotcha day story! Thanks for sharing yours today. We all have so much to be thankful for and we purr that someday all kitties and woofies will have forever homes.

  9. Awwwww me and Charlie are so happy to learn about how you all got to live with your mum and dad!! Thank you so much for sharing your stories here!! We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, sweet Artemisia, Scylla, Socks and Fenris and angel Charybdis!

    Take care

  10. Great Stories!!!

    Thanks fur sharing and please thank your mom and dad fur kharing!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    PeeEssWoo: Hi Fenris!

  11. We love ta hear Gotcha stories!


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