Once upon a time there was a silly divorcée.
She was in love with a selfish man who failed to return her affections.
People told her the BMW/porcupine joke, but she didn’t listen until it was too late.
She was sad.
But she decided she’d venture into the land of dating sites and find someone new.
She tried various sites and profiles, as you do…
But things just went from bad to worse. Liars and con artists and creeps, oh my.
Finally, the silly divorcée’s daughters decided to get involved.
They decided that their mom needed a kitty to absorb her time and attention. Older sister sent younger sister to help Mom pick a kitty so Mom wouldn’t get confused.
The silly divorcée wanted all the kitties! Each kitty was so adorable she couldn’t decide which one to choose.
But younger sister, being perceptive (just like her older sister), figured out which adorable kitty was the perfect match for her silly mommy. She urged her mom to adopt a sweet grey and white 6-month old little baby boy kitty.
And Silly Mommy did!
That was 7.5 years ago today! And if you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m the silly mom in the story, and Gatsby is the kitty! While the tale/tail is somewhat fictionalized, some things are true, such as the BMW and the fact that my daughter and I adopted Gatsby from the Orange County Animal Shelter on December 8, 2011. Partly it was to make me feel better after losing my beloved Cocoa earlier that year and also I had just broken up with BMW guy.
Since we don’t know G’s exact birthday, we decided to celebrate it on June 8! Today he is 8 years old! ❤️🎉🐱
He’s absolutely thrilled, as anyone can see.