When we came to live with mom in 2009, we were all fosters. Back then, the rescue didn’t estimate actual birthdays, only months, so none of us had even guestimated birthdays. And, in the beginning, mom didn’t keep a record of the date a kitty came to live with her while waiting for a permanent home. And, what’s even worse is, she didn’t keep a record of the date she officially adopted us.
What’s up with that? I guess back then she just didn’t think it would matter. Since I have started blogging, we see other kitties celebrating their special days and mom thought it would be nice for us to have days to celebrate. So…
Thanks to technology, mom does know the date each of us came to live with her because she photographed us all the first day and the photos are date and time stamped. Even though she didn’t officially adopt us for a few weeks after each of us came, she has decided to use the date we came to live with her as our Gotcha Days.
She has also guestimated birthdays for each of us. Echo was about six weeks old when he came on July 5th so mom gave him a birth date of May 24th. Ocean was about five weeks old when he came on July 11th so his birth date is June 6th. I didn’t come to the house until September 14th. I was in the hospital with my broken leg for a while after I was rescued from the shelter on August 19th. At that time, I was about six or seven weeks so mom thought July 4th was the best birthday a kitty could have.
The point of all this? I think mom just wanted to get all this straight in her head (and on paper for a change) so she could figure out when to have our big celebration. Since my birthday is in July and Echo and Ocean have gotcha days in July, we will have a big celebration on the 4th with maybe our first (could be second, but that’s another story) giveaway! We haven’t decided what it will be yet, but I hope mom makes it special.
I’m excited about doing my first giveaway and hope you will all come visit and join in the fun.
Have a splendid day!