April 1, 2010

Puff and Powder Are A Dozen Years Old Today!

Guess who is a dozen years old? No Foolin'!
(re-posted from 2007)
It's April Fool's Day and it's also the day in 1998 that my two calico sisters, Puff and Powder entered into this world. Born in a barn and destined to have a incredibly short, crappy life full of disease, hungry coyotes and extreme temperatures, these two gals hit the kitty jackpot. At the same time they were born Mommy and Daddy were getting ready to enter into wedded bliss and the only thing Mommy wanted for a wedding gift was a cat. Yup...one cat. Daddy already had a D.O.G. - a sweet guy by the name of Jordan. A Golden Retriever who was about the happiest, silliest canine around. So after the vows and the short, but very sweet honeymoon, Mommy and Daddy drove many, many miles into the flat and boring Southwest Kansas country for a calico (that was Daddy's only requirement).


They arrived at the farm and were directed to the barn. The people who lived there were not what you might call cat people. They were people who had cats in a barn. A lot of cats in the barn, an awful lot of cats in the barn! Mommy felt overwhelmed. Daddy searched till he found a little calico kitten who was busy chasing around with her littermates. He scooped her up, looked her over and called it good. Time to go, right? Well, not quite. Mommy had been looking around and noticed the ittyest, bittyest kitten (calico) in a bale of hay trying with all of her might to back her little butt into the hay so she wouldn't be noticed. This just made Mommy more determined to meet her and the closer Mommy got, the more this little ball of fluff burrowed and hissed and spit and hissed some more. Mommy was hooked by her determination. Daddy couldn't say no. So, in that awful barn in Kansas is where Mommy and Daddy started our little feline family. Puff and Powder got a great home, and as a result of them being incredibly cute and wonderful, more cats have been welcomed into this family, like ummmm - ME!

So Puff and Powder, thanks for not screwing things up for those of us who got to join you later. I hope we share the same food, bed, toys, windows, home and the love of our parents for many, many, many more birthdays to come. I really do love you more than tuna juice!
 

50 comments:

Daisy said...

Oh wow, I never knew their Gotcha Day story before. Happy, happy birthday to Puff and Powder! I hope it's an extra-special day!

Eric and Flynn said...

Happy birthday Puff and Powder. You were two very lucky ladies when you got chosen for your new Forever home. Have a wonderful day.

The Creek Cats said...

We loved hearing their gotcha day story!! Bless your humans for saving them from the life of outdoor barn kitties and pampering them the way they should be!
We hope you girls have a fabulous Purrthday today!!!! And many, many more!

Forty Paws said...

Bless their little Calico hearts!!! That is a sweet story!

Happy Purrfday Puff and Powder!

Luf, Us

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy Birthday to Puff and Powder - you were certainly picked by two humans who wanted to pamper you as is your right. Have a great day -you have a great forever home.

Hansel said...

what beautiful kittehs you both have become. HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!

Kea said...

What a great rescue story! Happy birthday, Puff and Powder! We hope you have another dozen years with your wonderful family!

Mariodacat said...

Both are adorable kitties. They were so fortunate to have been rescued by your mama and daddy. Imagine a life of living in a barn. I so happy for all of you.

Millie said...

Happy Birthday to Puff and Powder! Great story!

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Happy puurfday to the prettiest girl cats in da world! We am so happy yur Mom an Dad found you an tooked yoo home.

An, yoo know I just swoons efurry time I see gorgeous, beeuteeful Powder anyway. Yoo just gut prettier and prettier.
Xtra speshul kisses an hugs from yur sweetie, Beau Beau

Gandalf, Grayson, Whitey and Gracie said...

Home Sweet Home just sounds waaaaay better than Barn Sweet Barn, doesn't it? Happy Birthday to two of the sweetest calico gals we know!

The Monkeys said...

You two girls hit the jackpot that day!! We think your Mom and Dad were pretty lucky too! Happy birthday, girls!

Furkidsmom said...

Happy Birhday Puff and Powder! Thanks for sharing your story with us. We're glad your Mom and Dad found you!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Poppy Q said...

Happy birthday to you two ladies Puff and Powder, and happy anniversary to your olds.

You sure scored yourselves a good life.

Cory said...

Happy Birthday Powder and Puff! I'm honored to be able to share my birthday with such cool cats! I am grateful that you didn't screw it up so that Parker and Rudy could join you. MOL!

Come by my party, ok! Plenty of cheese and niptinis for all!

-d ma said...

that's a great story. hope you have the best birthday ever puff and powder.

The Whiskeratti said...

What a great story. We're glad all of you got such a loving and pawsome home.

Forever Foster said...

Happy happy birthday to the beautiful calico sisters! You certainly found yourself a fantastic Forever Home. We wish you many more years of happy healthy floofiness.

Mr. Hendrix said...

aw, that is so sweet. i love this story. no foolin you two, have the best day ever!!

PS more than tuna juice? wow Parker, that is lots of love

Mr. Hendrix said...

aw, that is so sweet. i love this story. no foolin you two, have the best day ever!!

PS more than tuna juice? wow Parker, that is lots of love

Busby and Raymond said...

We love the story of how your Mom and Dad found the two birthday girls! Happy 12th birthday to Puff & Powder. Calicomus beautius!

Jacqueline said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Puff and Powder, you gorgeous girls!...That is a great story, we're glad they took both of you!...We hope all your birthday wishes come true and you guys have a fun day!...Parker sure does love you both LOTS!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

The Crew said...

Well,happy happy purrthday, girls. Surely you wouldn't have made it to 12 if you were still living in that barn!

Brian said...

I sure did enjoy reading your story sweet ladies and Happy Birthday to you!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Happy Gotcha Day you two! That is a great gotcha story!!! YEAH!!!!

Cat with a Garden said...

Happy, happy Birthday to you sweet ladies! We do wonder which one was the hissy one.
Have a grand day!
Purrs, Siena & Chilli

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a great story, happiness all around. Happy Birthday, Powder & Puff! We hope your day is as special as you each are.

The Paw Relations said...

Wow interesting story of how you all came to be here. Happy Birthday Powder and Puff xxx

AttieCattie said...

sending purrs and best wishes on your Gotcha Day, girls! you beautiful ladycats deserve a wonderful day.

meowmeowmans said...

That is a really beautiful story. Happy gotcha day, Powder and Puff! :)

The Furry Kids said...

Happy Happy Happy Birthday, Puff & Powder! We hope you get lots of nommy snacks today!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Happy Purrthday Puff and Powder! What a great day dat was fur yoo and yoor mom and dad.

The Island Cats said...

Happy Birthday, Powder & Puff! That is a great gotcha story!! We don't know who was luckier that day...you two or your mom and dad!

Cat of Nine Tales said...

Oh Happy Gotcha Birth Day my sweetlings!! You are two very lucky calico's! I can't imagine you living in that barn and then again you very likely would not have lived this long... Happy Day!
~Lisa Co9T

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy GotchaPurrdayP&P Day!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Hi Diamond!

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

HAPPY HAPPY PURRDAY to your both! What a PAWesome story!

Everycat said...

Happy Birthday to Powder and Puff! May you have a wonderful day filled with love, fun and many treats.

Neither of you look a day over five. You were very lucky on that day your Mom and Dad visited that barn.

Whicky
Oliver
& Gerry

ABBY said...

We loved this story the first time and we love it hearing it again...it is definitely worth repeating!

Happy purrs!
purrs
>^,,^<
Abby

Grrreta said...

Happy Birthday, Puff and Powder! That is such a sweet story.

Fat Eric said...

Happy 12th birthday, Puff and Powder, and many more!

(And we are also wondering who was the hissy one...we guess Puff because Powder is shy...)

Tristan and Crikey said...

Happy Birthday, girls! We really loved reading your Gotcha story:)

Admiral Hestorb said...

Happoy Birthday Puff and Powder. You are extraordinary cats and loved. That's the best present of all, isn't it?

Fin said...

What a beautiful gotcha story! Happiest of Birthdays Sweet Calico Girls!!!

Derby, Ducky said...

Happy Purrthday to Puff and Powder. It is hitting the jackpot when we find our furrever homes.

Ayla and Iza, said...

We are SO happy about this story. Yay to Puff and Powder...

Angel and Kirby said...

Happy Birthday Powder and Puff! You were very lucky girls!

Lisa, Jack and Baby said...

Oh, we love that Gotcha Day story! What lucky girls.

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Happy birthday to Puff and Powder! We loved reading about your Gohcha Day! Great story!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

It's a very sad start in life but wiv a wonderful ending. Thank yoo for sharing. And a very happy birthday to Puff and Powder ~ with many more happy days to come.

Smoochies.

The Furry Bambinos said...

Belated Birthday Wishes to Puff and Powder! You really did hit the kitty jackpot and have such a wonderful furrever home! We wonder which kitty was trying to hide in hay - our guess would be Powder, because she is to tiny.

Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, and Caramel