Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day and Happy Gotcha Day to Angel Yoko

Sweetpea


 Happy Mother's Day to all mother beings on this planet.  
It is me Sweetpea hosting the blog on this special day.

Today would have been Angel Yoko's 23rd Gotcha Day.  She was Pop's Mother's Day gift to Mom way back in 1993.  They had gone to local shelter in Florida where they lived at the time to get a puppy, thinking Angel Chica would like a companion. Ha!



Amazingly there were no puppies to be had so Pop started looking at the kittens.  A shelter worker was cleaning cages and pulled Yoko out to have Pop hold while she moved the mom cat and her other kittens to a clean cage.  That was it - Pop fell head over heels for Yoko.  Mom had her eye on a black and white kitty but Pop could not be swayed.


So Mom's gift ended up being one for Pop instead.  Yoko and Pop were inseparable.  She slept on his chest like a fur tie when he was watching TV.  He could do no wrong in Yoko's eyes.  With Mom she would hiss, and growl if Mom tried to move her or give her any meds.  Pop could do it, no problem.  It was OK tho, Mom had Angel Chica for her best buddy and now Pop had Yoko.


The four of them lived in Florida peacefully until 1998 when they moved to North Carolina.  Things changed big time then.  Mom started TNRing the feral colony behind their farm house and  one by one brought us all in, much to Chica and Yoko's dismay! I was the first lucky one to be taken indoors. As time went on, the older two cats adjusted to all the incoming new kitties.  Yoko was really happy she was lost in the crowd since Chica did not pick on her so much anymore.


Both Chica and Yoko went to the Bridge in 2013, nine months apart.  We all miss them both so much. Mother's Day will always be a day to remember our sweet Yoko.  Mom thought of her as our Buddha cat - she did everything from eating to grooming in a very slow methodical thoughtful way, like a meditation. With that last image in mind, let's end this post with a quote from Buddha about love, mothers and all beings.







23 comments:

Summer said...

Purrs to you as you remember Yoko today.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy Mother's Day to your two-legged "mom," and happy Gotcha Day to Angel Yoko at the Bridge. Purrs and peace.

Brian said...

Happy Gotcha Day Angel Yoko and Happy Mothers Day to your very special Mom and to Moms everywhere!

The Menagerie Mom said...

What a beautiful post on this very special day. Happy Mother's Day to the mom, and a happy Gotcha Day to Angel Yoko! Purrs to all!

Marty the Manx said...

Happy Gotcha Day Angel Yoko and Happy Mom's Day to your Mama!
Marty and the Gang

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

What a special story. Hope you're having a pawsome Mother's Day!!!

Quill and Greyson said...

Happy Mother's Day to you!

The Island Cats said...

Purrs as you remember Yoko today...what a special girl she was. Happy Mother's Day!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Angel Yoko was beautiful. Happy Mother;s Day to a wonderful kitty Mom!

Kitties Blue said...

What a lovely post for Mother's Day. Wishing your mom a great day. We hope y'all gave her lots of extra love and cuddles. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Happy, happy day! Much love to you all.

Eileen said...

Happy Mother's Day to your bean mom. Your memories of Yoko are so very sweet.

Sasha, Sami, & Saku

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, Cheri, and happy gotcha day at the Bridge, sweet Yoko!

The Chair Speaks said...

Sending lots of purrs, headbutts and hugs!

Fur Everywhere said...

Happy Mother's Day to your mom! Happy Gotcha Day to Yoko at the Bridge! Yoko sure lucked out finding your humans to take her home. :) We are so glad that she had such a wonderful and loving home.

Marg said...

Happy Mother's day to you too and Happy Gotcha day to Angel Yoko.

Caren Gittleman said...

(((hugs))) I know this day was bittersweet for you, hoping you made it through ok and that it was as good as it could be. xoxoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

What a lovely memory of Angel Yoko. WE sure do miss both Yoko and Chica too.

Sweet Purrfections said...

What a nice memory of Angel Yoko on Mother's Day.

Deziz World said...

Happy Mother's day to your mommy. We hope da day was purfect and filled with good memories.

Luv ya'

Dezi

Eastside Cats said...

How hard to lose two within a short time! So sorry for your loss...it doesn't get easier. But love does not die; it's forever.

The Chair Speaks said...

Happy Belated Mother's Day to your human.
We (and our human) thank you for your warm kind words on the sudden passing of our 19-year-old Tanya. It is comforting to know that you care and love animals just as much.
Purrs, headbutts and hugs.

Mr Puddy said...

First of all.. Hug to your mom
And Happy belated Mother day PLUS... Happy Belated Gotcha day for Angel Yoko =^x^=
PURRS
xox

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