Dexter…and a couple of other things

Dexter is the cat who started it all for me. I had cats growing up but became pretty allergic as a teen. In college, I tried volunteering with cats and would always end up in a horrible sneezing fit, eyes watering, you know the deal. I never thought I’d have a cat as an adult. We were a dog household and that’s what I thought we’d always be. But when we found Dexter as a stray in the California desert on a scorching afternoon, we thought we’d give it a go and see how it went. As you can tell, it went quite well! (You can read how Dexter came to live with us in this post here.)

Why am I telling you this? Because it has now been six years since welcoming Dexter into our house – that’s right – today is Dexter’s Gotcha Day! Please join me in wishing Dexter a Happy Gotcha Day. He’s my special little boy, shy as heck, a loving big brother and the one who truly formed me into the proud cat mama that I am today. Love you, Dexter!

Dexter, tabby kitten
Dexter’s first night, dirty whiskers and all.
Dexter is quite the handsome mancat now!

The Black Cat Blue Sea Award

I would like to say thank you to The Adopted Cat blog for nominating me for the Black Cat Blue Sea Award! The Adopted Cat is a very cute blog about Gatsby, an adopted cat of course. He’s a rescued Russian Blue and you should go check out his wonderful blog, written by his mama, a first time cat slave owner.

black cat blue sea award

Hitting the Pause Button

As you may know, I will be attending BlogPaws this week, so I won’t be posting anything else until after I return. I will resume my normal posting schedule next week. I’m looking forward to learning as much as I can at the conference and meeting lots of fellow bloggers!

Three Chatty Cats
Getting ready for the conference!

Fun tidbit: Eddie (our dog), Dexter and Olive all came to live with us in the month of June, different years of course. Sophie ruined it by showing up in November! She’s our Thanksgiving kitty.

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29 thoughts on “Dexter…and a couple of other things

  1. Dexter is adorable and what a lucky guy he was that you saved him from a sad fate in the desert. We hope Dexter has a SUPER FABULOUS Gotcha Day……..

    We also hope you have a lot of fun at Blogpaws!

    Hugs, Sammy and Mom Pam

  2. Do you have any idea what happened to your allergy? That would be interesting for other allergic people. He was so adorable when you found him (still is). So glad you rescued. Enjoy your conference.

    1. I’m not sure, but I have read that allergies can come and go. I think it is more common to grow out of one, but again I’m not sure. I’m just thankful that I did. I do still have seasonal allergies, though, and they’re no fun!

  3. Happy Gotcha Day Dexter, I could always tell he is the sweet shy one. Love his face! And have fun at the conference, I’m sure you’re going to love it!

  4. Where does the time go? I remember being there when Dexter was found hiding under a bush in the extreme desert heat. Seems some things never change. Stay cool in Phoenix and good luck!

  5. Happy Gotcha Day handsome Dexter! I will check out the Adopted Cat blog . Have fun at Blog Paws, I wish I was going.

  6. Happy Gotcha Day–sorry I’m late with my best wishes! Dexter, you are a handsome mancat indeed. I am so glad your mom and dad found you. You were such a wee baby! My Waddles was the cat that got me started in this wonderful cat life. Tell mom to have a great time at BlogPaws. I wish I could be there–maybe next year!

  7. Sorry I totally missed this post. Happy belated Gotcha Day, Dexter! :)

    I hope you had a great time at BlogPaws. We’re hoping to go next year … hopefully you will, too, so we can meet you in person!

  8. Dexter, I’m sorry I missed your gotcha day. Hope it was totally pawsome.You’re a beautiful kitty, and I’m glad you found a forever home.

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