5 years of memories (and mischief)… 😹

It only seems like yesterday when Gizmo first came into my life… but in the blink of an eye, 5 years have passed….

A timid, fearful, little bundle of tabby fluff was delivered to my house on February 13th in 2016 and he spent the next few days hiding under my dining room table each time a human spoke, or made a sound.

In some ways, he hasnt changed. He is still easily frightened by an unknown sound, and he still runs for cover when any delivery driver wearing a high viz jacket pulls up at the top of my drive.

But in other ways, he has changed so much…

For one thing, when he was a kitten, he LOVED climbing curtains. That’s how I came up with the name of this blog actually…!! But thankfully, after a few years, he grew out of that phase…much to the relief of my vintage curtains!? I replaced them with modern curtains once his passion for climbing them subsided…

Then he focused his attentions on ‘interior design’ 😹 Gizmo had a passion for stripping wallpaper, and adding a textured feel to it… but the Humans arent keen?! Saying that, we haven’t managed to redecorate yet, so Gizmo does occasionally still add to his ‘creation’…much to the annoyance of the humans 🤣

Gizmos skills definitely include climbing trees; often at speed, and at inclines that would result in most kitties being rescued by a team of hunky firemen…but not Gizmo!? He is incredibly agile and brave when it comes to climbing (and descending from) trees in our garden. Honestly, he really IS talented.

I’m used to the early morning wake up calls now. Gizmo frequently wakes me up at dark o’clock in the morning, and I’m not sure he will ever grow out of that!? Sometimes, he wakes me up by jumping on my bladder, and other times I can hear him chasing the latest gift up and down the corridor…

And that’s the other thing that I’ve had to learn to live with…the constant gifts!? 🐁🐦🐀

Over the past 5 years, I’ve had to learn some skills of my own – in pest control!? Giz regularly showers us with gifts. We’ve had everything from mice, rats and birds…to more unusual gifts including a bat?! Gifts that are all VERY much alive and don’t want to be reintroduced into the outside world!? He brings them home alive, and then let’s them go, often infront of us… and we have to catch them if we want to release them!?

I can assure you, its NOT as easy as it looks, but we now have humane mousetraps in every room in the house!

But aside from the hilarity of having such a charismatic kitty in the house, we’ve had our share of worry too. Like when he was very very poorly with pancreatitis during one Christmas. We are lucky to still have him with us, and I am frequently reminded of this each time I buy his ‘veterinary prescribed’ food…and consider taking out a mortgage to pay for it. 🤦‍♀️

Despite all the stress, the sleepless nights and the non-stop livestock in our house over the past 5 years, I wouldn’t change a thing…

He has given me a reason to get up during my darkest days, and given me a reason to laugh every single day.

Covid lockdown would have been a very different situation without his entertainment…

Happy Gotcha Day Giz… I hope the last 5 years have given you all that you could wish for…

We’ve had 5 memorable years together, and I hope we have many more…

7 thoughts on “5 years of memories (and mischief)… 😹

  1. Happiest 5-year gotcha Gizmo, well done on adopting the hoomans, they obviously needed you 🙂

    On a serious note, Mum is correct, I think we all do not exactly know how we would have got through the last year without our furpals, certainly not with so many smiles for sure.

    Lots of love pal, Jago & the Hooapes.

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  2. Purrs to you and your Human family Jago 😘

    You’re right – the human needed adopting, and Gizmo just happened to land on his paws 🐾

    Here’s to more adventures, more happiness and more laughter ❤

    Leanne x (Gizmos Human Slave)

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  3. Mee-yow wow Gizmo what an amazin an agile an adoorbell man cat you are!!! Yore deckoratin iss speck-taculur!
    Mee did not beeleeve LadyMew ’bout Gizmo climmin THE drapess butt mee does now!
    An yore tree climmin skillss iss amazin.
    Mee MOL’ed over yore ‘giftiess’ you bring yore peepell……too funny!!
    THE foto of you lookin under THE bench at THE cammyra was so so cute!
    Gizmo yore THE Reel Deel ❤ ❤
    Happy 5th Gotcha Day an many more mee frend!
    ***purrss*** BellaDharma an {{huggiess}} LadyMew

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  4. Many purrs BellaDharma 😘 I’m a lucky Human to share my life with Gizmo! He’s a proper little ‘action man’ of the kitty world…always up to something that is a little bit risky, but he always puts his best paw forwards and makes it look easy 😹 Paws crossed we have many more years together. Sending hugs to you and LadyMew 😘 X

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