Aby-a-Day – 20 Juni: Happy Gotcha Day! (Singapura Sunday)

The 20th of June is a good day to adopt a cat. Three years ago today I took a trip to Stockholm to collect Izaak.

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He was so tiny!

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The kitten harness I got for him was too big, so I had to improvise.

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He was so intimidated by the big cats. He was smaller than even Lorelai!

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To be perfectly honest, I was a little afraid he hadn’t been properly socialised.

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The vet didn’t quite believe he was really five months old.

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My concerns about his socialisation were, of course, unfounded. This was his first outside romp, three days after he arrived.

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Two days after that, he discovered IKEA mousies.

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He wasn’t registered in Sverak when we went to Rory’s first show at the end of June, so he had to miss it. He did, however, help me pack.

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Not long after that, he started his very serious relationship with chicken necks.

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Hard to believe that that tiny scrap became this burly, confident cat.

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Zak isn’t the only 20 June baby. 30 years ago today, I adopted my first purebred cat, Harri. He was my first “do everything” cat.

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On 20 June 2005, we went to Quincy and brought Kylie home! Happy Gotcha Day everyone!

2 thoughts on “Aby-a-Day – 20 Juni: Happy Gotcha Day! (Singapura Sunday)

  1. Happy Gotcha Day memories to you! I don’t recall having seen the pics of tiny Zak when you first adopted him! He’s 20 pounds of personality in a petit cat even now.

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