Saturday, March 13, 2010

Ducky's Story

Hi ya all, I have been here now for a month today, so as you guys say I can celebrate my one month Gotchaversary.

The lady said I can tell you my story. Well as much as I can remember, or she has been told.


I was first at the shelter as a kitten, in late summer 2008. They figured I was about 8 weeks old at the time. I got treated for worms as I had an icky grub on my furs that finally got taken away. Plus I got my manbits taken away. Over the next couple of months I was a bit sick, and got treated for being a sneezy guy. But once I was all healthy, I got adopted.


Can't tell you much about my first home, they had my front claws taken out and I kept getting outside and finally got outside for good. In winter of this year I got found with another kittie at a business called Briggs & Stratton, so I got the name of Briggs and the other kittie Stratton. We were brought to one shelter which ID's us by our chips and I went back to my original shelter,
HAWS. Also from my chip they called the people who adopted me first, but they said they didn't want me back.

Once I was all healthy again, I got put with the other kitties for adoption. I had some nice neighbor kitties to chat with. Some like me had been on the run, other had peoples who couldn't care for them any more. One kittie was probably three to four times my size, his name was Meatball.
I was just hanging out one day and visiting hours were just starting when this lady came in, she said hi to me and to Pouncer who was next to me. This is the main kittie room at the shelter. The lady says this is all new and yes it is, I don't remember this at all. There are two fancy display rooms at the end and the windows on the far side are along the main entry walkway. There are nine apartments on the side, another display area, another nine apartments to the right off the picture edge. To the left are three large apartments for large kitties or bonded pair kitties. Then the lady went to look at Meatball and went WHOA, what a big kittie. Then she talked with a shelter bean for a bit.

Then a shelter people got me out of my apartment, and took me in a little room. The lady was there too and she had toys that we could play with. I got played with, cuddles, scritches and all. Then she left. Here is me in the little room with the lady when she played with me.
In a little bit a different shelter people came in and put me in a carrier and took me out front. The lady was in a chair signing the papers for me. I was going to go to live in her home now. On the way back she talked all about this Derby guy, and how nice I would have things. Once we stopped, I got taken inside and into a back room and the doors closed. The lady just had me sit in the carrier for a bit while I heard her getting stuff together in the nearby room. Then she opened the carrier and left me alone. I jumped out and for safety headed under the bed! When the lady came back, she just laid down on the floor and watched me. I soon got over my shyness and came out. The lady then sat on the bed and I jumped up there too. So my first days continued like this, having my own suite of rooms. The lady would spend time with me and time with the big kittie. Then she actually let us see each other, and in a few more days had time together. I can hold my own against the big kittie, but the lady is only letting us be together when she is around. She says she needs to referee us at times.

Well for now it is nice as I get to sleep with the lady at night. She doesn't mind when I jump on the bed at night and snuggle with her. The other morning my crunchies were gone, so I kept pouncing on her until she finally got out of her sleep and fed me!
The lady says in time that Derby and I will share our lives he will accept me and be nice to me and I will be nice to him. That means he has to share his blog with me too. Oh yes he does!

Vital Statistics

Date of Birth (estimated) - 6/28/08


Latest Gotcha Day - 2/13/10


Weight - 7 pounds 5 ounces


Full Name - Mallard Olympus CutiePie - A Mallard is a duck, Olympus since I was adopted while the 'Lympics were on. The lady's dad said I should be Oly since Derby is for Derby Day, but the lady said no, it could be my middle name. CutiePie, because I am!


Ducky is better, I am a tiny boy, I don't need a super long name!
I see so many kitties out there who like me now have wonderful homes. I am happy for my new home and for your nice words and kindness in welcoming me to the great big world of the blogosphere.

Thank you.

42 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Happy 1 month Gotcha Day, Ducky!!...We are so glad you found a loving forever home and we have no doubt you and Derby will be best friends in no time!...You are an adorable boy and we are very happy to be your friends...Have a great weekend...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Karen Jo said...

Happy One Month Gotcha Day, Ducky! You have found a good home at last and I am sure that you and Derby will be friends in time.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Ducky, we are very pleased to be celebrating yoor 1 month gotcha day wiv yoo. Having a loving forever home is the bestest thing that can happen to yoo. Enjoy!

The Paw Relations said...

Happy 1 month gotchaday Ducky. We're glad you're here.

Kea said...

Happy one month Gotcha Day, Ducky! We're so happy you have a wonderful home. We're all adoptees too, our human wouldn't have it any other way. :-)

Ayla and Iza, said...

Your. Original. Beins. Dint. Want. You. Back?

Oh dood, they were nuts... Ya are a great kitty! You are lucky ta be free of them...

Poppy Q said...

I hope you get to have a trillion more months in your new home Ducky. Smooches to you, your mom and the big guy.

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

We are so happy for you Ducky! Everything happens for a reason and you went through all those adventures to take you to the best home ever!!

Happy One Month Gotcha Day!!!!

Jemma and Tofu said...

What a lovely story, Ducky. You look a lot like our Tofu!

Busby and Raymond said...

Happy one month Gotchaversary Ducky! We're glad you have found your REAL forever home the 2nd time around. xoxo

Alasandra said...

You were almost a Valentine Gotcha. Happy one month gotcha day and thanks for sharing your story Ducky. We loves your full name put we likes Ducky the best. It reminds us of one of our favorite characters on NCIS. ~AFSS

Eric and Flynn said...

Happy one month Gotcha Day Ducky. It was interesting to hear your story. How could your original Beans not want you back? You are very cute. Now you have got a loving forever home, your life is going to be so much better.

Simba said...

Ducky, thank you for sharing your story. It seems that some guardian angel has been watching over you and brought you to your Mum and Derby for your new forever home.

Cory said...

Happy one month gotchaversary...it makes us happy to know you!

Pee Ess...it also breaks our hearts to know that your original "things that can't be called humans" knew where you were and didn't want you back!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Happy GotchaDay Ducky!
You now have more love than you ever thought possible!

chezcat1970 said...

That's some story! It's your first owners' loss (though we can't imagine why they would declaw and then not bother to take you back), and now you have a new home where you will be better taken care of, and have another kitty to play with. You've totally scored!

LizzyBean said...

You are one lucky kitty, Ducky! We love your story and definitely think you are a cutiepie.
What horrid people to take out your claws, and be completely unconcerned that you left and then say they didn't want you. We are horrified, and we think they certainly didn't deserve you.
Happy One Month Gotcha Day -- And here's to many more!
Cheers,
Your friends at the RoseJugglers

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Happy One Month Gotcha Day! I am glad that your story ended so well!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're so glad you have a new home. It's no wonder you're celebrating your one month Gotcha Day. Have a great day.

Furkidsmom said...

Happy one month Gotcha Day!! We're very happy to meet you.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

fivecats said...

That's a story!

We're so glad you found one of the best forever homes around.

Ginger Jasper said...

So glad you found a loving forever home. I cant understand the first peple to take you.. You are so much better off now.. I know you will become a firm favourite with all of our furfriends .. You got my vote.. Hugs GJ xx

Max said...

Happy one month gotcha day!!! I'm really glad you got your forever home, and it really will be a forever home, unlike that last one that didn't want you back. They're idiots, and you're much better off now!

The Creek Cats said...

Happy 1 month Gotcha Day, Dukcy! You are such a cutie!!!

Noll's Nip said...

Happy 1 month Gotcha Day Ducky. I loves your name and your story. My wish for your special day is that you have many, many more Gotcha Day celebrations!

Christine and FAZ said...

What a wonderful story. We know you now have a loving home and will be ever so happy for Derby.

Thank you for all your kind wishes recently when I wasn't feeling well, everyone's healing purrs obviously helped to get me better.

FAZ

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Happy One Month Gotcha Day Ducky. We know yoo and Derby is gonna be frends soon. He'll figger out dat yoo can hold yoor own and den rassling will just be fun.

Mr. Hendrix said...

Happy one month Gotcha Day Ducky! I can't believe your first beans wouldn't want such a nice and handsome boy back. But, you win cause you have the bestest mommy and brother!
We love your name. Very clever. We hope you had a great day with extra snuggles, lovin and treats!

William said...

Wow, what a story, Ducky! But you know what? I bet you were meant to be in this new home with your new mum and new bro, even if it took awhile. We're all glad your here!

The Island Cats said...

Aw, Ducky! What a wonderful gotcha story! You have a great home now and we know you and Derby are gonna be good friends! When I came to live here on the island, it took me and Wally over a month before we got to be good friends. We still fight sometimes, but overall we get along pretty good. (Now, Zoey...that's a whole 'nother story! That girl doesn't like anybuddy!)


Ernie

Niko and Cloud said...

Happy 1month gotcha day, Ducky! Your story is very interesting. We are sorry the first family didn't work out so well. We think you will be much happier with Derby and your new beans.

Jack and Persephone said...

Happy 1 month Gotcha Day! It sounds like you have a much better home now! YAY!

~Jack and Persephone

A few Good Cats said...

We enjoyed reading your story, Ducky -- especially the happy ending! May you and your human mum enjoy many more happy months and years together!

Lucy the Cat said...

Thanks for visiting us. You have a lovely blog. Happy 1 Month Gotcha, Ducky! Thanks for sharing your story, and I'm so glad you have a true forever home now!

Purrs,
Lucy

Fin said...

Happy Gotcha Month Ducky! Things will calm down with you and Derby.

Daisy said...

Hi Ducky! Thanks for sharing your story with us. I am so glad you have a true Forever home now!

MoMo said...

Happy 1 month Gotcha Day. Good to hear about your story. We are all glad there you are here. We are sure that you and Derby will get along fine soon. This is a wonderful forever home where you will be loved and pampered.

Pierro said...

Ducky, you are a very nice kitty and I am happy you have a big brother to play with, Happy one month gotcha day too.
Have a fun time playing with your big brother

bonkbonk

caspersmom said...

Hi Ducky. Really enjoyed reading your story on how you got a new forever home. I am sure you will like Derby, he's a good guy. Soon you will be playing real good together. Also happy one month Gotcha Day.

Casper

The Crew said...

What a nice Gotcha story! We don't even want to think about those horrible, awful people who didn't want you back.

But fortunately you were rescued, you now have your forever home and you'll never have to worry about not being wanted!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Awww, we just wuvved reading your gatcha story! Just Ducky, Oly!

The Furry Bambinos said...

Meow! Hi there, Ducky! Pleased to meet you! We are happy that you have found such a wonderful furrever home!

Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, and Caramel