Happy 2 year Gotchaversary and Ampuversary my Huckleberry

We went through a few really tough times this year as a family. It has been hard to get back in the groove, but with the love and support of family and friends, I believe we are finally getting back into our groove.. our new groove.

Huckleberry is thriving… totally! He has gotten himself into some adorable routines, I swear this cat domesticates more and more all the time πŸ’–

His relationship with Oscar has gotten better too! Oscar likes to let him know that he was here longer, lol… but Huck has gotten into this habit of walking towards Oscar when he is trying to play the alpha card. Just as curious and loving as he is towards David and I, he just looks at Oscar like.. what’s up bro? And Oscar concedes. Rarely do we hear them bicker anymore.

Oscar builds up body strength every day on the cat tree in our living room. He gets a good grip on the rope and pulls his body up into a good stretch. Then he has a super knitting/pulling session. He is still limber, although he has become somewhat of a fluffy cat, lol.Β  I have tried over the last several months to video his exercise, but he always seems to do it when my attention is on something else. I caught a little clip though.. toward the end of his workout.

He climbs up on to my pillow every night to snuggle. He waits for me to come home from work and greets me from the stairs, even if he was sound asleep napping. He sits beside (or in front, lol) of me every morning while I sip coffee, pet him, and read email.

He is such a peaceful boy. Sweet, loving, and kind. There are a lot of people that could learn from his ways.

He still melts my heart every single day. I love you buddy πŸ’– Happy birthday, happy gotcha day, happy ampuversary!


Here’s a little something I put together to celebrate his life.



Author: paws120

Huckleberry was a totally feral cat that wandered into our yard to visit off and on for a year. When he disappeared for a month we knew something was very wrong. He came back dragging a leg and very skinny. We knew what we had to do. After a successful trap, neuter, and amputation for a completely broken femur he now resides as an indoor kitty and is pain free and happy.

13 thoughts on “Happy 2 year Gotchaversary and Ampuversary my Huckleberry”

  1. happy birthday/gotcha day/ampuversary all rolled into one! Looking good handsome – keep rockin it!

    Paula and Warrior Angel Nitro

  2. Woah has it really been two years? Congratulations and Hoppy Ampuversary Huckleberry! You have come so very far, it’s a joy to see you soaking up the love and attention, and just being a chill kitty.

    What a fun movie! We added it to our YouTube channel because you are a shining example of all that is possible in a kitty. Your human mom really saw something special in you when she brought you into her furmily, and she was right! You’ve turned into such a great companion.

    Jackie, I’m glad you guys are finding your way through those hard times. It’s not easy, but it sure helps having a character like Huck around doesn’t it? ((hugs)))

  3. Happy Birthday/ Gotcha Day and Ampuversary. I love the video. πŸ™‚ Keep on kicking butt Huck.

    Michelle & Angels Sassy & Bosch

  4. Huckleberry says thank you everypawdy! I had no idea where our adventure would lead us but it was worth every step it took to get here.

    I truly feel honored that he let us into his life and loves us so much. I know it was a huge leap for him and I will always honor that trust with as much love as I can give him. David feels the same exact way. We really lucked out with him πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

    Sometimes that leap of faith is worth it πŸ’–

  5. Happy two years Huckleberry. You are one beautiful , happy kitty! Be good to your mom because she loves you so much! Congratulations and many many more!

  6. AWWWW…..and more AWWWW! Such a sweet video of a very sweet kitty…a very well loved and well cared for kitty!! And clearly a very kitty!! I found myself tapping my toe to the music. Good job!

    Made me smile reading how he greets you like a dog would😊 Who would ever believe have believed this wild feral kitty would ever turn into a smuggler and pal to all his hoomans.
    Yes, Oscar let’s Huckleberry kmow he’s da’ boss…but I don’t Huck cares😎

    You’ve certainly had a rough year Jackie. And I know you miss Mitchell terribly. But having your kitty pack to being you so much joy sure does help you get through the day.

    Thanks for inviting us to this great celebration for handsome Huckleberry! It has been, and continues to be, a privilege to travel this journey with him, and you!


    Extra hugs
    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  7. What a beautiful video you made for Huckleberry! I loved watching it, he is a beautiful boy x
    Happy Huckleberry day!

  8. Thank you! He is a pretty special kitty ❀ We feel very fortunate that he allowed us to care for him and add him as a family member.

    Jackie and Huck ❀

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