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Happy Gotcha Day Claire!

post #1 of 29
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Can you guys believe it's already been a year since I adopted my sweet, beautiful angel Claire?

It was last Halloween that I came into work and received the sad news that Claire's dad, a kind older priest, had unexpectedly passed away. Because we'd agreed that I'd take Claire if anything happened to him, I rushed over to his house and by that afternoon Claire was hiding in the closet of my spare bedroom underneath a comforter. She was so traumatized!

Thanks to all for your support in the decision to keep Claire. It's been an absolute joy to gain her trust and watch her blossom over the past year. She's a beautiful cat, inside and out, and I feel so blessed to have her in my life. I just love seeing her and Peter (her littermate) play and snuggle together.

Thanks again from Claire and me and Happy Gotcha Day to my angel girl!
post #2 of 29
Happy Gotcha day Claire!
post #3 of 29
Congrats Eileen & Claire!! I'm so glad she's found her furever home with you!
post #4 of 29
A year already????

Happy Gotcha day Claire
post #5 of 29

Happy 1st Gotcha Day Claire



post #6 of 29
HAPPY GOTCHA DAY SWEETHEART!!
post #7 of 29
HAPPY GOTCHA DAY. CLAIRE!!!!

You are a lucky girl with a wonderful meowmy!
post #8 of 29
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Originally Posted by eilcon View Post
Thanks again from Claire and me and Happy Gotcha Day to my angel girl!
....Happy Gotcha Day Dear Claire!!..

many happy returns dear beautiful chick!
post #9 of 29
Goodness Eileen has it been a year already!.

Happy " Gotcha " day Claire sweetie
post #10 of 29
Happy Gotcha Day Sweet Claire!
post #11 of 29
Congratulations Eileen and Claire!

Happy Gotcha Day!


I can't believe it's been a year!
post #12 of 29
Happy gotcha day gorgeous!!!
post #13 of 29
Happy gotcha day, you beautiful, girl you!
post #14 of 29
, Claire! Many happy returns!
post #15 of 29
Happy Gotcha day!!!
post #16 of 29
Happy Gotcha Day Eileen and Claire!
post #17 of 29
Happy Gotcha Day to Claire and Eileen!!
post #18 of 29
A year already?!! Where did the time go?
HAPPY GOTCHA DAY SWEET CLAIRE!
post #19 of 29
Happy Join the Family Day, Claire!

What a super special day!!!

post #20 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thanks for sharing in our special day, everybody! Did I mention how much I love my angel girl?
post #21 of 29
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Thanks for sharing in our special day, everybody! Did I mention how much I love my angel girl?
She has a very sweet face. So does Peter, actually. I think you said that they are littermates? How did you come by both of them?
post #22 of 29
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She has a very sweet face. So does Peter, actually. I think you said that they are littermates? How did you come by both of them?
Being very naughty... but I so want to hear their story, if it's for telling...


... so BUMP.
post #23 of 29
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Being very naughty... but I so want to hear their story, if it's for telling...


... so BUMP.
Sorry I didn't catch this sooner! And, thanks for saying they look sweet - they really are.

Since you asked:

Peter and Claire are from a litter of seven feral kittens trapped with their mama in a local neighborhood just a little over two years ago. I had just started volunteering with a TNR group at the time and my first task was to help socialize them. Peter was the most scared and timid of the bunch. By Xmas, all but he and Claire had been adopted. They went to a home together during the holidays, but were returned a couple of weeks later. The family claimed that Peter was vicious and that all Claire did was hide.

I adopted Peter a few weeks later, having totally fallen in love with him. He was still very timid at the time and didn't have a vicious bone in his body. Claire went to a home a couple of months later, but was returned when the family moved. She was then adopted by a priest that I worked with, who just absolutely adored her. Unfortunately, he passed away unexpectedly less than six months later. I had agreed to be sure Claire was taken care of if anything ever happened to him so, with the enouragement of everyone at TCS, I adopted her and she and her brother were happily reunited!

And, there you have it!
post #24 of 29
Thank you for sharing! That is a really sweet story. It's hard to image poor Peter being labelled vicious - all of your stories about him are about how timid he is!
post #25 of 29
Aw, happy gotcha day sweety
post #26 of 29
Claire is a DOLL Happy gotcha day sweet Claire!!!
post #27 of 29
That is such a beautiful way both Peter and Claire came to be with you. Peter just needed someone who understood and cares for him .....thats so sweet that you fell in love with him to keep him forever because obviously you are the one who understands him!
post #28 of 29
Happy Gotcha Day Angel-Claire! She is so pretty, and it's so wonderful that littermates are able to spend furrever together in your loving care.
post #29 of 29
Happy Gotcha Day, Sweet Claire! You really are a lovely little girl, and a lucky little girl, too, to have found your Mum.
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