Monday, June 28, 2010

Happy 2nd Gotcha Day, Sweet Sukki

Sukki's Gotcha Story

Back story: I was owned for 20 years by Nikki, a Seal Point Siamese, who passed away in September 2004; I wanted to wake up to that face again, but decided to get 2 kitties to create a different dynamic within my house...I searched the internet and found a wonderful Arizona cattery, Siam Moon, where I got Calle and Halle, who were 3 months old, in January 2005; they were a Christmas gift from my parents.

I became email friends with Stephanie, the woman who owns the Arizona cattery and in April 2008, she wrote to me about needing to place some kitties and she wanted me to take Suki, a Balinese; I turned her down because 2 kitties in my house was plenty after living with just 1 for 20 years and I had Mommy Cat and Daddy Cat outside as well...Steph said Suki was a special 1 year old who recently had her first litter of kittens but was not a good mother because she was a kitten at heart herself; Suki needed someone who would give her lots of attention and loving...I thought about it for a few days and told Steph if she couldn't find anyone else, I would take Suki; she told me she knew in her heart Suki belonged with me, so I listened "to the universe", let go of my hesitations and I went to Dallas on June 28, 2008 with my parents to pick her up from the airport (it took a few months because she had to nurse her babies)...Within minutes of picking Suki up, she reminded me so much of my Nikki=she was extremely loving and immediately felt like MY baby, she curled up in my lap, purring for the drive home!...On the drive home from the airport, after looking at her registered papers, I realized Suki is a full biological sister to Calle and Halle!...Her name was Suki, but I added the extra K to make her name 5 letters with double consonants like my other girls (even Nikki!...Mommy/Daddy too!)...Sukki follows me everywhere and is the most lovable, social cat I have ever had=she was such a wonderful gift and I can't imagine my home without her!...and somehow, I think my Nik brought her to me.

*****Thank you to Ann at Zoolatry for the cute photo!

52 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy Gotcha Day to Sukki!

Oh how I would love a khat in a box with a purple ribbon!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Reenie said...

Happy gotcha day to you, dear Sukki.

My Sherkhan was dropped today to his cat hotel and I am flying out tonight. I wouldn't have missed wishing you happiness for the world, would I?

Have a great time today, and lots of love to your sisters and mommy.

Love

- Reenie

Winston said...

This is such a great story, and Sukki is one lucky cat to have a Mama who is so caring and has such a generous heart! Happy Gotcha Day Sukki - love and purrs from Winston x

MAXMOM said...

Oh Jacqueline!
Sukki's story is such a heart warming one! HAPPY GOTCHA DAY, SUKKI!!!
I have a feeling that that those special animals do indeed 'find' us...and I am praying that the new pup we eventually bring into our lives will also "find" us.
Thank you for sharing such a wonderful story! I wish you lots of happy years with Sukki as well as Calle and Halle! ...and I am sure that Nikki's memory will live on and on in your heart!
Have a wonderful day and sending lotsaluv to you.
MAXMOM IN SA

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Happy Gotcha Day to Sukki! We so enjoyed reading the lovely story of her background ~ and we feel sure that Nikki found her for yoo.

Old Kitty said...

Happy Gotcha Day beautiful Sukki!! Me and Charlie are so happy that you found your mum Jacqueline! We are so happy that her friend knew you two were meant to be. You were indeed sent by Nikki to keep your mum company. What a wonderful gotcha day this is!!!!

Take care
x

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Dearest beautiful Sukki! HAPPY GOTCHA DAY to you sweet friend. It is so amazing how life turns out isn't it...some things are just meant to be.
Thank you for your precious furrrriendships to the cozy cottage...we treasure you all three.
Love Misses Peach

Catherine said...

Happy Happy Gotcha Day Sukki! And such a wonderful story of how you came to Jacqueline's house. I am thinking there is lots of love at your house and so you are one lucky kitty!

Have a special day!
xo Catherine

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Sukki!! What a lucky girlcat you are to have found such a wonderful home!!

Marg said...

Happy Gotcha day Sukki. What a great story. It is amazing how things work out as far as animals finding us. We are thrilled that you and Sukki found each other.
Hope you have a great day Sukki.

Kea said...

Happy 2nd Gotcha Day, Sukki! Somehow we agree that it was Fate/the Universe--meant to be. :-)

Daisy said...

What a great gotcha story! Happy Gotcha Day, Sukki!

Cindy said...

Wonderful gotcha story! She belonged with you for sure. Happy Monday.

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Sukki and happy 2nd year in your home with your wonderful Mom and sisters. Looks like it was a perfect fit.

Enjoy your day,
Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom said...

PS we hope your family member who had surgery is doing ok.
Madi and Mom

Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Gotcha Day sweet beautiful Sukki. Thank you for sharing your story with us.

Brian said...

Happy Gotcha Day sweet Sukki, it was just meant to be!!!

Cyber-sibes said...

Happy Gotcha Day Sukki, what a sweet gotcha story!

jack a-roo & miss moo

Cory said...

Happy Gotcha Day Sukki! It was meant to be, that you came to be with your family. Big purrs to all of you today.

So now...let's party! Nip all around!

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Happy Gotcha Day Sukki! What a great story!
Remember to tell your mom from my mom, that cats are like potato chips and you can never have just one!
--JB

Busby and Raymond said...

Happy gotcha day sweet Sukki! We're so glad you found your forever home! xoxo

Sammy and Andy said...

Happy 2nd Gotcha Day, Sweet Sukki!!!!

We are so happy that you found such a wonderful forever home....xxxxxxxx

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy Gotcha Day Sukki - that was a lovely story to read. Of course Nikki had a paw in arranging for everything to happen as she wished.

Forever Foster said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Sukki! It definately sounds like you were meant to be together :)

The Paw Relations said...

What a beautiful story. Happy 2nd Gotcha Day Sukki!

wildcatwoodscats said...

What a lovely story - sometimes our pets do come back to us as other pets or help us find one that will help us heal. Sukki was that one for you. Happy Gotcha Day.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh Happy Gotcha Day Sukki! That is a great story!!! Purrs. And I have a ham with your name on it!!!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! happy Happy Gotcha Day! What a wonderful story. We got your mom's message ... hoping everthing is well. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

AttieCattie said...

awwww!!! ::squeals::

One Cats Nip said...

*squee* Happy Gotcha Day Sukki! Thank goodness your mom listened to the universe!

Harry Spotter said...

Happy Gotcha Day Sweet Sukki! Kisses from Harry and purrs from Fiona.

Danielle said...

Happy Gotcha day, beautiful girl. You have the purrrfect home, and today is the day to celebrate that. You have a wonderful gotcha story.

Pam said...

Happy Gotcha Day Sukki! What a great story and it so heartwarming to hear that you and your mom are made for each other. It was truly a perfect much.

Here's hoping all is going well with the person in your family who is having surgery!

The Army of Four said...

What a wonderful story!!! Some things are just meant to be - aren't they!?!? Happy, happy Gotcha Day, Sukki!
Tail wags,
Storms

ABBY said...

Happy Gotcha Day Miss Sukki!

Jacqueline
It was meant to be for you to have Sukki, it just was.

It is so good that all the girls were reunited together under one forever and ever home.

What a gorgeous graphic Anne made for you.

purrs
Abby

Kat's Kats said...

Happy Gotcha Day Sukki!
Happy Gotcha Day Sukki!
You got your Mommy tru-ue
And with your sisters too!!

Ginger Jasper said...

Happy Gotcha day Sukki. Mum just had to take me here to say this to my beautiful friend.. Love GJ xx

The Life of Riley said...

I loved reading your Gotcha story and finding out how your loving first Nikki, then Calle and Halle led you to also loving and sharing your life with Sukki.

Happy 2nd Gotcha Day Sukki!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

What a wonderful story, Jacqueline! You had me in tears thinking about your Nikki and my dear Stripes...

Roy said...

Loved the story. That is one beautiful family you have. Enjoy.

The 6 Mouskateers and I will be back to visit daily, you can count on that.

Fin said...

What a wonderful Gotcha story!! Happiest of Gotcha days Sukki.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Sukki! What a wonderful forever story! Glad you listened to the Universe and opened your heart...many Sukki have many many many happy and healthy and loving years in your family.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Smoochies to Sukki on her gotcha day!

Derby, Ducky said...

Happy Gotcha Day Sukki, we share the day, you got gotcha'd and I got borned.

Ducky

Sweet Praline said...

What a wonderful Gotcha Day story. Sukki is very lucky to have found a forever home with you.

Nina said...

Happy Gotcha Day Sukki! So glad you found a good home and especially with your sisters.

Sónia Mendes said...

Happy Gotcha day Sukki.

I hope you live with your family for many many years...

Purrs from Gotchi

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

That is such a beautiful story, and we're so glad Sukki found her perfect forever home with you!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh what a great story! We are a bit late but we had to come by and wish you a happy belated gotcha day Sukki! We know you are a very lucky girl with a very lucky mom to have found you!

Ayla and Iza, said...

Happy Happy Gotcha Day, Sukki!!!

Keiko said...

Happy Gotcha Day Sukki!
What a sweet story of how Sukki came to live with you, Jacqueline!
We're sorry we didn't visit sooner. Our Mummy has been so preoccupied being AWAY from home!
Purrrs to our sweet furriend, Keiko, Kenji, Pricilla & Yuji

KarenMcG said...

We're a little late...but nevertheless, the wish is the same, "Happy Gotcha Day," Sukki.

You and your mom are so lucky to have each other...and then there's the rest of your family, too!