Sunday, October 11, 2009


By special request, today is Trooder day. This is his very first Gotcha Day, so be sure to drop by and wish him joy. Trooder is four years old. He was found in a feral colony by a very nice couple who were surprised by how friendly he was. They took him to Grayson County Humane Society. He was quite a mess. His fur was terribly matted and he had diarrhea and ticks. They cleaned him up and discovered that he walked funny because his left front ankle had been broken and didn't heal properly. He was a big hit with everyone, but no one adopted him and his time was running out. A group called N.O.A.H. took him in and put him up for adoption. His forever Mom found him at the store where she always shopped for food for Jake and the cats. He was huddled in the back of the cage, but came forward and meowed when he saw her. The lady who was handling the adoptions took him out of the cage and handed him to his soon-to-be Mom. She was very hesitant, but when they went to the quiet room and Trooder sat next to her and purred, then put his paw on her hand, she just knew that this was the new kitty for her. She took him home that very day. It turns out that Trooder has arthritis and his limp will never completely go away, but it is much better now that he is getting treatment for it. The shelter and NOAH called him Nowhere Man, but the Mom decided that he needed a new name. She tried Big Guy, but he didn't respond. The Dad called him Thumper because of the noise he made walking across the kitchen floor and he sort of responded to that. He was also called the Introoder, because that is how Molly, Shadow and Jake saw him. This got shortened to Trooder and suddenly, he was responding to that name. Shadow was the first one to make friends with Trooder. Molly was slower to come to accept him, but they get along fairly well now. Trooder still hisses at Jake sometimes and guards the human litterbox room from him. This is to prevent Jake from eating out of the litter box and that makes the Mom very happy. Trooder was so happy that he had a new home that he started to gain weight. He needed to gain some weight, as he was pretty skinny. However, he now has a jiggly belly and may have to go on a diet. This brings us to Trooder's first limerick:

                                                 Trooder may have to go on a diet,
                                                 But shhhh, the Mom is keeping it quiet.
                                                         Trooder loves his eats
                                                         And he loves his treats.
                                                It will be hard keeping him on a diet.

Because today is the first anniversary of Trooder's Gotcha Day and
because his Mom may not let him see the first limerick, here is a
special Gotcha Day limerick for him:

                                               We celebrate Trooder's Gotcha Day.
                                               Everycat come and shout, "Hooray!"
                                                         Kitties far and near
                                                         Raise a mighty cheer
                                               And toast Trooder's first Gotcha Day!                                                 


Gattina said...

Some cats really have a bad start into life ! and he is such a beauty. I am happy that he found such a good home and is happy now !

Katiez Furry Mewz said...

yea fir Trooder... him iz a Trooper!

Katie Too

Fanks fur dat storee bout da polite kitty who sez yes maam n no maam...

i iz not so polite... pooh. I iz bratty n purtests allot, but mom luvs me... dats good.

Angel Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Great to hear about Trooder and to know that a forever home is there! I am going to head over and wish a Happy Gotcha Day!

(angel) Grrreta and Fam said...

Happy Gotcha Day to Trooder! His is a wonderful story. We're so glad he found such a great forever home finally. Your limericks are wonderful.

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

Trooder is one lucky kitty!

The Misadventures Of Me said...

Ms Karen Jo, thank you so much for my Limerick! It is the bestest Gotcha Day gift ever (well cept for when my mom gottid me).

Sir Trooder Lioncourt

The Misadventures Of Me said...

Hey wait, whats this about a DIET???

MOMMMMMMMMMM you have some 'splainin to do!

Sir Trooder Lioncourt

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Trooder! You got two limericks in one day!!! Cool!!!

Mark's Mews (Marley, Lori, Loki, and Binq) said...

We loved BOTH limericks! urray fer Trooder...

caspersmom said...

Trooder what a very handsome ManCat you are. I am so thankful you found such a great forever home. You surely deserve it. And Karen Jo came up with a two great limericks just for you. Just tell them that for a long time you couldn't get much to eat and now you are making up for it. Also Happy Gotcha Day.

Casper and crew

Brian's Home Blog said...

Trooder, what a lucky kitty you are to have gotten such a wonderful forever home. It is just a shame they don't feed you enough!