KATIE: Nearly 12 years ago, a stranger with kind eyes and a warm, deep voice peered into my cage at the shelter. He was with his son and they were whispering about how surprised and excited a certain girl was going to be.
After a bumpy car ride in a tiny cardboard box with little air holes, we arrived at a place called the Townhouse. It was much bigger than my little cage at the shelter and it smelled nice too. It was a little scary at first, but the nice man whispered to me that everything was going to be ok. He put a little tag on my collar that read, Happy Anniversary, and I started darting up the stairs and exploring this big, new place.
That's when I met my girl. She was folding towels on a huge bed and caught just a glimpse of me as I raced through the hallway and into the bedroom. Wth tears in her eyes, she scooped me up and held me close. I was home.
As she tells it, she loved me from the moment she saw me. I thought she was pretty ok too. I'm just glad she decided to name me Katie and not Happy Anniversary.
It's Throwback #KittenWeek
In honor of Kitten Week (one of the best weeks of the year!) our friends at Tidy Cats surprised us with a very special gift. The photo you see above was taken on Katie's first night in the Townhouse, her new forever home. In fact, it's one of her first photos ever. Tidy Cats created a beautiful kitten caticature of Katie for us to keep and cherish forever.
It's all part of Throwback #KittenWeek and a perfect way to celebrate the memories we've shared with our cats from kittenhood to adulthood and everything in-between. Just as cats have been such an important part of our every day here, so too has our litter. And what better way to celebrate than with a great giveaway!
But first, just a little more #KittenWeek cuteness...
|Bedtime Story Katie|
|Gone Fishing Katie|
|Hanging Out with her Girl Katie|
|True Love Katie|
|Waffles, Waffles, Waffles!|
This blog began with Katie way back in 2009. It wasn't until Thanksgiving weekend, 2012, that the orange ball of fluffy personality moved in. Waffles turned our world AND our blog upside down and sideways. They couldn't be more different. Waffles is the extrovert whereas Katie is the consummate introvert.
Waffles has a Pavoratti-esque singing voice. Katie's is soft and sweet.
When it comes to trouble and mischief, Katie never gets caught. Waffles though, has his paws in and on everything. He can't get away with a thing.
Katie loves to twirl around on the steps, playing with her catnip pickle. Waffles loves to twirl around four feet in the air, chasing his wand toys and red dots.
Waffles loves chicken. Katie prefers duck.
How has YOUR cat matured? (or not!)
One lucky winner will receive a free product coupon for Tidy Cats LightWeight litter with TidyLock™ Protection. Just enter via Rafflecopter below and tell us how your cat has matured (or not!) over the years.
This post is sponsored by Tidy Cats® for Purina®. As a TidyInsider, we are being compensated for sharing our #KittenWeek memories, featuring Tidy Cats LightWeight Litter with TidyLock™ Protection and offering a giveaway to our readers. GLOGIRLY only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Tidy Cats is not responsible for the content of this article.