Thursday, October 6, 2011

Ask Huffle Thursday

Mr Puddy asked me this question a little while back.  what bring your pawrents to adopted you ? and When you first met your pawrents at the Cat Protection Society. Did you flirt them ? and How ? Me and Mom just love to know the love story when you met your pawrents : )

Well, it's kind of a long story.  If you really want to know, keep reading.

When dad first met mum, nearly eight years ago, he had a cat (poo-face Salvador) and she had a dog (Maxine the rotti).  Dad had just bought a new house and was talking about getting another cat to keep Salvador company.  She decided that for Christmas 2005, she would get him a cat as a present.  Now we all know that a cat (or dog) is not just for Christmas, but she was fairly certain that dad would look after a cat.

So on 28 December they went to visit the Cat Protection Society in Melbourne to find a brother or sister for Salvador.  There was a nice grey kitty they saw first, but another family had already decided to adopt him.  They kept looking and eventually narrowed it down to two kitties - me and another one who looked a bit like poo-face Salvador.

They went inside to ask the staff about our details - age, sex, temperament, etc.  Dad forgot the number that was on the other kitty's tag so he went back out to check it, and that other cat bit him!  Dad decided right there and then that I was the cat for him, because I was a nice quiet girl who didn't bite him.  I just sat on the shelf in the shelter and looked sad.  I was very sad, because I had been there for three months and no-one had even asked about adopting me.  It's hard for black cats to get adopted sometimes; for some reason people are scared of black cats.  But dad said I was a pretty girl and he would take me home.

I have been here ever since.  Mum moved in with us in 2006, and we have been a happy family from that day.

I bet you didn't know that even though mum is the one who helps me with my blog, I am actually daddy's girl!

36 comments:

Luxington said...

Aw Huffle, thanks for sharing the story of how your family came together! We enjoyed it very much.

jen (edda's mommy) said...

miss edda is an impulse adoption. we were at the vet to pick up freya (who looks like teddy) and i mentioned that the next cat we'd be thinking about adopting would be a black female. they replied that they had one in the back room and jon said, "let's see her." they brought her out and told us how sweet she was and jon said, "we'll take her." that was almost 8 years ago and i have no regrets about taking home my beautiful little house panther.

G said...

That was a very nice story, Huffle, and good things come to those who wait!

Cat said...

Oh I like your story Huffle!!! and you all lived happily ever after :-)

I don't know why people are so silly about black cats, I just love them!

FURKIDSMOM said...

What a great story! We're glad your Dad picked you!!!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Princess Jasmine said...

What a lovely story Miss Huffle, we are so glad you weren't left on the shelf. That's no place for a beautiful lady kitty like you :)xx

BethAnn said...

That's such a sweet adoption story! And coming from being the Mom to two black kitties (and the most recent angel above - Mocha), I think black kitties just have to wait a little longer for the most special beans. Not just anyone is deserving of a black kitty.

Simba said...

That is a pretty cool story, Huffle. So you are really a Daddy's girl, huh? Mom has a special place in her heart for men who like cats.

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Super story... and happy ending.

pawhugs, Max

Prancer Pie said...

What a great story! Thanks fur sharing it with us. We luf happy endings! xoxo

The Cat Guy said...

so it's true, don't bite the hand that feeds you. great story, thanks for sharing it.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Awww, Huffle...It's always the quiet, sad-looking ones that sucker the mom (like Annie and Nicki--lol). We're glad your story had a happy-ever-after, we know so many kitties aren't so lucky.

Stacy Hurt said...

THAT is a wonderful story! Loved reading it! Good question Mr. P.

Katnip Lounge said...

Miss Huffle, that sure was MY lucky day!!!

Yr Lovestruck ManCat, CC xoxo

Mr Puddy said...

Oh Thanks Miss Huffle !
What a lovely story and I'm so glad your dad made the right decision. You are truley beutiful girl : )
and Yep ! I'm so surprise you are a daddy's girl and your mom used to be a dog pawson.
Have a lovely day Huffle
xoxo

Eric and Flynn said...

We are glad that other kitty bit your dad so he chose you.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

What a wonderful story, Huffel! And of course, every pretty girl just has to be a Daddy's girl.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Sparkle said...

I think you maybe hinted that the other kitty should bite your male human because you needed a home worse!

catladydiary.tumblr.com said...

Aw, what a swell story. Will they take Teddy? Just kidding...but maybe it would be OK Monday-Saturday?

Cara n Crew said...

Huffle, your adoption story is very sweet. We didn't know you were a daddy's girl! :) (we're kinda glad that other cat bit your dad ;-/ (but we say that in a good way))

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

The Island Cats said...

Huffle, that's a great story about how you got gotted. We understand about black kitties having a hard time getting adopted...and it's just so wrong!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Huffle,

Amazing how the right people/kitties turn up! I fell for my Maxie the same way. She's a black kitty, too, and when I was looking for a lady cat to keep Moushe company, the shelter had way too many kitties to choose from. Maxie was almost invisible in the back of the cage but when I I asked a really nice volunteer who might be good company for the shy Moushe she sent me right to Maxie. Max gave me the eye, sniffed me and suggested that leaving the shelter would be just fine with her. The rest is, as they say, history.

Lizzie & 3 kitties

Natalie said...

What a sweet story, Huffle! It's too bad that you had to wait for all that time for a family, but it seems like you found the perfect one! I always wonder why people are less likely to adopt black cats (dogs, too). I think they're beautiful!

meowmeowmans said...

Lovely story, Huffle! We think it's great how you and your dad picked each other. :)

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

I did not know you were a Daddy's girl, Huffle! I am happy you gotted rescued by your nice Pawrents.

Now maybe you can work on feeling that way about You-Know-Who and I don't mean Voldemort, ha ha ha!

Hound Girl said...

we are a new follower and that is a pawsome story and thank you for sharing it.

Makropoulos said...

Pisi and Squeak loved reading your story. And so did I!

Ginger Jasper said...

Why oh why do people think bad of black cats, they are beautiful. Just look at you. I am glad that you became daddy's girl.. Hugs GJ xx

Forever Foster said...

Not biting is a great adoption tactic. I'm a daddy's girl too. The boys are both sooky sooky mummy's boys.

Kitcaboodles said...

Aww Huffle I can't believe that no one had asked about you before - you are such a beautiful girl!
I do hope the other little cat found a home too eventually, he/she must have been very nervous =^..^=

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

Being a daddy's girl sounds very nice, Huffle!

Purrs,
The Chans

The Army of Four said...

I love that story, Huffs! Sorry you had to wait so long to find your mom and dad.
Play bows,
Zim

The Cat From Hell said...

What a great story! Me is so happy yous gots adopted!
And at our house, Mommy helps me blog and me is Daddy's girl.
Kisses
Nellie

Cat Mandu said...

What a great story!
My Mom adopted me, even though I was infested with ear mites. (You should have seen my real Mom. They had shaved off all her fur to try to control her bugs.)
Mandu
(P.S. Be nice to Teddy.)

Fin said...

Thank Cod for biters!

Cory said...

That's a pawsome story Huffle. It makes me sad that you sat and waited for 3 months because of your fur color. I understand because even though I was an adorable kitten (if I do say so myself) no one called to ask about me even though my momma and siamese fursiblings got adopted in a nanosecond. That goodness for mommies and daddies who know better!


Black fur rocks!

xoxo Cory