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Today is Shade's Gotcha Day!! Yippee!!! Yahoo!!!!! She has been with the PM and Music Man for nine years now which means she is now 10 years old.

Whoa Shade! Into the double digits!

Oops. I shouldn't have said that out loud as Shade gets to choose today's flashback and she picked the one I still have nightmares about. I should have know. Maybe somecat out there will learn from this. Consider it a PSA.

Shade~Goldie is sleeping, resting from his day so I am going to tell the story.

We had another long chat about the winter and how the snow has a thick crust on it due to all the freezing rain. Nothing scary. He was unsure until he saw the MusicMan and the wee ones out there walking on top of the snow too. He got his energy back and he went out with them. I said he should stay in and rest one more day but you know those young Mancats, they don't listen.

As the door was being shut I heard the MusicMan ask, "Hey Goldie, want to go on a crazy carpet ride?" My calls of "No, Goldie!" echoed in the house, unheard and I saw him run over to them.

Our yard has a slight incline and with all of the ice, it was the perfect sliding hill.

I watched in horror mixed in with a touch of anticipation as the MusicMan picked Goldie up and sat with him...on the crazy carpet...with the wee ones...on the top of the slope. The apricot fool had such a serene look on his face it was almost too much to bear, but I kept watching. They started moving, faster and faster, the crazy carpet making a loud, scraping sound in the quiet woods. Goldie's furr face contorted into something unrecognizable, then the flailing started. A blurr of paws, furr and limbs. Then as if plucked off the carpet by the unseen hand of Mother Nature herself, Goldie leaped and made a bee-line for the door, paws slipping out from under him all the way.



I know you shouldn't laugh in those types of situations but I couldn't help it. It was a spectacle to behold. Goldie looking like he had been through the war. I think it aged him a bit.



Goldie, ranting in the background~ Crazy carpet! Yeah, I was the crazy one! They should call it "a death ride"," a ticket to hell", "full speed to broken legs"...

Shade~ I better go, he needs me.

33 comments:

Country Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day! And poor Goldie, how traumatizing!

Cliff and Olivia said...

Congrats and happy gotcha day! Cliff thinks the carpet thing sounds kinda fun, but I would never do it.

Olivia

Tracey and Huffle said...

Happy gotcha day Shade!

I hope your made your dad pay for doing that to you Goldie.

Huffle Mawson

Parker said...

Happy Gotcha Day Shade!
Here's some smoochies for you and for your silly sliding brother and for Banshee too!
SMOOCH!!!

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Shade!! We hope you have a fabulous day!

And Goldie, we can't believe the humans put you through that...

Tuck said...

Happy Gotcha Day Shade!!! I hope you get lots of treats today!! Poor Goldie looks terrified in that last picture...

Tom and Tama-Chan said...

We hope your Gotcha Day is full of cuddles and treats, Shade!

That's an excellent Goldie story! Thanks!

Your Pals,
Tom and Tama-Chan

Liss said...

Happy gotcha day!

Cory said...

Happy Gotcha Day Shade!!!! I know Goldie must have been upset by that silly carpet ride, but it must have been very entertaining for you! We hope you get lots of nip and treats and fun today.

PinkynAsh said...

Happy Gotcha day to Shade. Thank you for sharing the funny and scary story.

Alasandra said...

Happy Gotcha Day Shade!!

Goldie, Beans have very weird ideas of fun.

S,S,C & F

The Creek Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Shade!!!!!!!!

Oh my, that story of Goldie and the magic carpet ride makes us furry happy we don't get much snow!

Tybalt said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Shade!

Goldie, I think you were very brave.

Cat with a garden said...

Happiest Gotcha day, Shade! It is very cool that you have your cool family for such a long time already! We had to laugh and laugh at the crazy carpet ride! Chilli says she's still up for it. How we love those flashbacks!!!
Purrs, Siena & Chilli

DEBRA said...

A furry happy Gotcha day Shade...and whoa what a story...poor Goldie..

purrs
Abby

Baby Patches said...

Hi there Shade, Goldie, and Banshee! Its nice to meets you. Momma and I just loves this story about the magic carpet ride. Happy Gotcha Day! I will puts your link to your blog under cats who blog so I can comes visit. I hopes all of you enters my Spring Photo Contest.

Chesney Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day Shade!! We hope you have a great one!!

Daisy said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Shade! That's a funny story about Goldie!

quiltcat said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Shade! congrats on your excellent choice of beans. Poor Goldie must've really been terrified of that magic carpet ride. Meowmy's bestest cat who came before us, Babka, used to love to ride on things, including sleds...he would hop in a cardboard box in the snow and she pulled him around in it. (She never pushed him down the driveway in it, though!)

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

HAPPY GOTCHA DAY SHADE!!!!
That was quite a story about Goldie :O
We bet he was scared!! We would be,but we could not help laffin' a bit ,heehee
Purrs Mickey, Georgia & Tillie

Grrreta said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Shade! That's a very funny story. I bet that was one crazy ride!

Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Gotcha Day Shade. We hope you are having a good one.
Haha, that was funny about Goldie's scary carpet ride.

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

Happy, Happy Gotcha Day, Shade! We loved the story...

Steppa and her Babys +Lover Guy said...

happy Gotcha you day and we to love the storry lol

MoMo said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Shade!!! We must be about the same age.

That story is sooooo funny. Hope Goldie has recovered from the ride. I haven't seen snow in my whole life and can't imagine what it would be like to be sliding down an icy strip.

A Few Good Cats said...

Shade, we want to join the other cats who are wishing you a very happy gotcha day... may you have many more happy years!

eskybaby said...

so fun to play in the snow!

Ariel said...
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Ariel said...

Happy Gotcha Day Shade and Goldie stay away from those carpet rides.


P.s Sorry for the delete I keep telling mom to check her spelling.

Fin said...

Shade Happy Happy Gotcha Day - and all oher days.

Goldie that sounds very scary - glad you were safe.

The Whippy Curly Tails said...

The cold & the white outdoor carpet make the Beans nutty! Love reading the entire story & the wonderful photos.

Dear Kitties, Ask you PM to tell us about how many Wee Ones are in your house & how the PM & the MM met each other. Then how did they find you kitties. Story pls!!!!

Purzz,
The Nosey Whippy Curly Tails

Sweet Praline said...

Happy Gotcha Day Shade. I must admit, I laughed at Goldie too. Sorry Goldie.

VampyVictor said...

mega HAPPY GOTCHA day Shade!!! I hopes that i gets to celebrate many many more with you!
Oh Goldie.. what happened.. you know we kittehs are supposed to sense danger.. pity we trust those hoomans so much.. hehe
Oh well alls well and no one was hurt:))
pes: I am trying not to giggle :p
V-V

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