Monday, October 4, 2010

Tucker's 12th gotcha day

Today is a special day. Twelve years ago today, Tucker came into my life. It was a tough time for me; my then-husband suddenly decided he no longer wanted to be married and I found my marriage dissolving.

I moved into my own apartment and decided I wanted a cat. My BIL's grandmother had one stray kitten left from a litter, and my sister and brother-in-law drove him down for me. The first time I held him, he tucked his head into my arm, so Tucker became his name.

He and I have been through a lot. I can't believe he's been with me for 12 years. He is our most devoted kitty, and loves Jim and I, is ok with Benny, and barely tolerates Sadie. But we wouldn't have him any other way.

The photo is one of Tucker at about six months old. He was four months when I adopted him.

14 comments:

amyjtoo said...

Aww, sweet baby Tucker. Hmm, hard to believe it's been that long since I started my habit of making excuses to come visit your new cat(s). :-)

Anonymous said...

HAPPY GOTCHA DAY!!

Angel and Kirby said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Tucker. You knew just what your Mom needed.

Old Kitty said...

Awwwww wonderful Tucker!! HAPPY GOTCHA DAY!! You were meant to be with your mum! You were sent to make her feel all better!! How lovely!! Me and Charlie are so glad to have met you!

A big hello to gorgeous Sadie and Benny too! Take care
x

Kea said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Tucker! Obviously you are a very special mancat!

We wish you many more wonderful years with your family!

Sammy and Andy said...

Yay, Tucker!!!!!!!! We're so happy you found such a loving forever home....HAPPY GOTCHA DAY!!!!!!!!

xxxxxxx

chezcat1970 said...

What a puffy baby Tucker was! Kitties have that special way of knowing what we need! Mama call us her "furry Prozac".

Mr. Pip said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Tucker!!! Have fun!!!

Your pal, Pip

Natalie said...

Happy gotcha day! Tucker sounds like such a sweet kitty.

Maggie May said...

What a special boy Tucker is!!!!
Happy 12th Gotcha Day, Tucker!

Cat said...

What a great story :-) Happy Gotcha Day Tucker!!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Happy 12th Gotcha Day Tucker! What a cute way for you to get your name - such a great story! And It is so good that you have been there for your mom when you needed her Tucker - you are a great mancat!

Laila and Minchie said...

Happy Gotcha Day Tucker! It sounds like you were just what the doctor ordered for your mom!

Katnip Lounge said...

What a wonderful name-story! Tucker, Happy Gotcha Day! You are a special Cat to bring your Mom so much happiness.

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