Monday, May 15, 2017

Does Our Mom Have Fur? A Special Mother's Day Conversation

KATIE:  So Waffles, did you do anything nice for Glogirly on Mother's Day?

WAFFLES:  Is Glogirly our mom? Because you know, she doesn't have fur or whiskers and her ears aren't pointy either.  She's not even, you know... a cat.

KATIE:  Waffles, mothers come in all shapes and sizes. Some have fur, some don't. You and I, we have a lot in common with Glogirly when it comes to moms.

WAFFLES:  Did Glogirly's mom have fur too???

KATIE:  No, silly. That's not what I mean. You and I both had kitty moms. That's how we were born. Our kitty moms were there when we took our first breath before our eyes were even open. 

Then when we were a few weeks old, we were adopted. That means Glogirly and Gloman chose us. To love with all their hearts, forever. 

When she was really little, Glogirly was adopted too. Her mom and dad chose her.

WAFFLES:  To love with all their hearts? Forever?

KATIE:  Now you're getting it, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  So since she was adopted too, did she have a kitty mom? 

KATIE:  Sort of. There was a brave young woman who knew she couldn't take care of Glogirly. Oh, she wanted to. She held her and looked into her eyes only once. And it was with the greatest of love that she gave Glogirly up so that a family could adopt her and take care of her forever.

WAFFLES:  So Glogirly had TWO moms that really loved her, just like us. And she's going to love us forever and forever.

KATIE:  Forever and forever, Waffles.

Another Mother
Many of our long-time friends and readers have read Glogirly's memoir, Another Mother. It's the true story of how she found and met her birth family. A few years ago, we took a break from our blog and published a chapter every few days. It's still in blog-form, but is on Glogirly's bucket list as a story she hopes to turn into a book.

Since we have some new readers, and because it's just a story we love so much, we decided to share it again. Some of you have asked about the photo on the cover. It really is Glogirly's birthmother as a young girl. 

If you have some quiet time this week, we invite you to find a comfy chair, with at least one cat, and curl up with a story of discovery and love we hope will touch your heart. 

Happy Belated Mother's Day
We're dedicating today's post to mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, teachers, friends... to all the people who have inspired us to be true to ourselves, dream big and who've loved us unconditionally. 


  1. I was chosen by mine Lady from a lucite prison at Petsmart when I was five and a half. Does this mean mine Lady is mine MOM?!?

  2. We were chosen too.... We can't imagine life without our mommy.....

  3. My human read Glogirly's story when she first wrote it, and thought it was awesome!

  4. We loved reading Another Mother when it was blogged! We've still hope it will be a book one day! xxx

    PeeESs It's is super to be chosen! ❤️

  5. My memory is getting so bad that I can't remeember if I read it or not, but I do plan on reading it again and thank you for giving me the opportunity. i would think that if you wrote it and published it, I would have read it,,,,,,,,but some days we are missing from reading blogs. Now Im very anxious to read it.

  6. I loved Another Mother , it was beautiful written.

  7. no matter how you get your forever family, it is good to be loved

  8. She is your mom with fur on her head
    Lily & Edward

  9. We loved reading Glogirly's story, and we enjoy re-reading it. It's beautifully written. Purrs

  10. We think being chosen is the best. :)

  11. We agree with the Island Cats. Being chosen makes you extra special :) Thanks for letting us share your story Glogirly.
    Marty, Mom and the Gang

  12. KNOW how much I love this. And.....BOTH your Mothers would be sooo, sooo proud (((hugs))) and love catchatwithcarenandcody

  13. Happy Belated Mum's Day to you. Mum says she liked Glogirly's story about her real mum.

  14. Glogirly, you're an incredible, beautiful, beautiful woman! You inspire others in so many ways just by being you. And of course, Katie and Waffles wouldn't be Katie and Waffles without you!


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