Wow, it sure is hard to believe that I have been in my forever home for five years now. Here is one of my favorite pictures of me on my first day in my new home.
Can you tell I was happy or what? After all, when I was rescued from a Christmas tree farm, I lived at PetSmart under the care of Kitten Action Team for eight whole months. I didn’t think I was every going to get my forever home. I was adopted once, but they treated me mean and the ladies at Kitten Action Team came and took me back.
When I was first adopted, at my new and permanent forever home, I had a wonderful brother named Ivan. I know I’ve told you about him before, but he welcomed me in the first minutes of my arrival and no other break-in period was needed. My brother Ivan had just lost his brother Moses and it was important that we hit it off…and boy did we ever! We then adopted Sister Sascha. Then my brother Ivan went across the Rainbow Bridge unexpectedly just days before Thanksgiving, and I miss him each and every day. We then adopted sisters Gracie and Zoe, and not too long ago we adopted sister Dolly, and then sister Precious joined our family.
Five years, wow! We’re going to have a little private celebration tonight for my Fifth Gotcha Day Anniversary, but most importantly, I am still so very happy that this one was it! Hey, remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!! Purrrr! Zip! Later!
Brian we are so happy you have been adopted into a warm and loving home. We think you are a wonderful mancat and very patient with all those sisfurs of yours. Your first Christmas with your Mom and Dad must have been the best you’d ever had. Now just think of those sisfurs all queueing up to give you Birthday kisses so go and get them before they ambush you.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
Happy Gotcha Day, Brian! You are one lucky cat. Wishing you tonnes of treats and squizzles on this special day.
Mum is silly we kept shouting Gotcha Day not Birthday but poor old thing lives in a world of her own.
Luv Hannah and Lucy + Mum xx xx xx
Happy 5th Gotcha Day, Brian! We remember your Gotcha story…the mom bawled through reading it all. LOL.
We hope you have a splendid day and we wish you many, many more wonderful years in your forever home!
HAPPY GOTCHA DAY!!! You’re such a handsome fella, our mummy wants some xmas cuddles!!
Happy 5th Gotcha Day, Brian! 5 great years in yer forever home!!!
Brian, we couldn’t be happier that you eventually found our PURRfect forever home ~ in fact we feel a bit teary that you were at PetSmart so long and then had a had a false start before eventually finding your real home.
To celebrate your special day we are going to make a WISH that every homeless animal could be as lucky as you in finding their special forever home. Happy GOTCHA day big boy. xx
Happy Gotcha Day Brian. You looked very happy and relaxed from the very first day.
Awwwww handsome and most wonderful Brian!! HAPPY HAPPY GOTCHA DAY!!! Me and Charlie are so happy you found your brilliant forever home with angel Ivan and now with your adorable sisters Sascha, Dolly, Zoe, Gracie and Precious. We hope you have a most wonderful day! Enjoy! Take care
Oh Brian, you are so darn lucky to have been adopted by your family. We sure wish you the most wonderful Gotcha day. And we hope you have many more of them. Make sure you get lots and lots of extra treats. After all you are the big brother. Take care today and stay dry.
Boy Brian, a lot has happened in just 5 years. It’s so nice to see you finally have an amazing forever home.
Happy Gotcha day Brian… Enjoy every second… I know you had a rough start, but you got so lucky in the end… you ended up with the best forever home a man cat could wish for…
Happy Gotcha Day you beautiful boy!!! We are so happy that you were adopted into such a fantastic home 🙂 We are remembering your wonderful Ivan today too who was such a great big brother!!!
We are wishing you a very Happy Gotcha Day, Brian! Good things come to those who wait.
Ayla, Iza, and Marley: Happy 5th Gotcha Day, Brian. You are around longer than we have been, But not as long as TBT. So he has something to say…
TBT: Brian, you are one of the the brightest lights of the Blogosphere. Skeeter and LC knew you and loved you when you first showed up. I recall when you first appeared, myself. It was a great day. We all loved you from the start. Happy 5th Gotcha Day, you wonderful kitty! May you have SO MANY MORE Gotcha Days!!!
Wishin’ you a very Hap-Pee Gotcha Day, Brian. You have a wonderful 4-ever home now!
Hey Brian, happy gotcha day!!
We’re sorry you were treated badly but are very happy you found such a great forever home and we know you’ll enjoy many more happy gotcha days.
Happy Gotcha Day Brian! We’re sad that someone was mean to you, but we’re really happy that you have such a nice forever home now.
The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie
Happy Gotcha Day Brian – you got the bestest home int he world now – it was worth waiting for!!!
Happy Gotcha Day, Brian! Let’s celebrate 5 years of happiness!! Whoohoo!
Happy Gotcha Day!
We hope you get extra treats and cuddles today.
Cecil, Chloe, Winston and Mom too!
Happy Gotcha Day Brian from all of us.
(Scylla) Darling Brian, I hopes your day is really special and full of all your favorite things. I’ll be right over to cuddle under the Christmas Tree with you, and I has some mistletoe. ~Scylla XOXO
Hi Brian! It’s me Fin sneaking out (cause I am feeling better) to wish you the Happiest of Gotcha days! Let’s party!
Happy 5th Gotcha Day, Brian! It’s rather ironic that you were found on a Christmas tree farm, and the first thing you do in your new furever home is to lie under the Christmas tree. You were the best gift ever!
I’m so glad you were gotcha’d by such a wonderful family, and that you were welcomed with open paws by your new brother Ivan.
Hope you get lots of extra special attention today!
Yep, you sure found the right forever home! Happy Gotcha Day, Brian.
And Merry Christmas to all of you.
Happy happy happy Gotcha Day Brain!!!!! Today is a wonderful day to have a celebration !!! It is my birthday too!!!!! A good day!!! So happy for you and I wish I had the green papers to have more then one cat. Sadly we don’t have enough !!!
So very happy for you Brain!!!
Happy Gotcha Day! That’s a lot to celebrate! And what a great Christmas present that was!
Happy Gotcha Day Dude! You are lucky having 5 years in such a pawsome home and such pawsome sisters!
Kisses to yous
Brian, We is verreh happy that you gotted ‘dopted by such wonderful Humans–much as it pains me to admit it, they *can* be pretty great! They was really lucky too!
8 months?!! WOW! You had to wait a long time but wasn’t it worth it, Brian?
HAPPY GOTCHA DAY MY DEAR FURRIEND! You & I were lucky ones, were we not?
Love & purrs,
This made us jump and down in a happy dance. Oh, Brian, you lucky boy. Enjoy your gotcha day. You looked right at home from day one.
I’m so glad to learn about this being Gotcha Day – five years! What a fortunate kitty you are, indeed!
I hope you and your ‘beans have a wondrous and peace-filled holiday season.
For those reading this, check out my cat blog archives for some informative posts and archived stories about the cat abandoned/feral colony I manage.
Debby in Arizona
Happy Gotcha Day Brian!!! You found a great home – sometimes it is so worth the wait. Keep up the good work and the Santa watch!
Happy Gotcha Day Brian! I wish every kitty could be so lucky.
Happy Gotcha Day, Brian! You could not have ask for a better home!
Happy Gotcha Day Brian!!!! Yupiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!
I really love your friendship!!!!
Have a Great Catsmassss!!!!
Auntie Marilia & Bavarescats
Happy Gotcha Day big guy! This week was my private gotcha celly-brashun, too. (hence the name, Prancer) Haf a great gotcha day and a Merry Christmas! xoxo
Happy, happy Gotcha Day, Brian!! xx
Happy Gotcha Day, Brian! We love your gotcha story.
Brian… amigo querido.
Passei para te desejar um ótimo natal e excelente 2012, com muita saúde, paz, amor e muita DIVERSÃO, a gente merece.
Obrigada por ter sido meu amiguinho este ano, e quero muito que nossa amizade continue por anos e anos e anos.
Fica com o Papai do Céu.
Divirta-se amiguinho e tenha….. ÓTIMAS FESTAS!
Aus 1000 e Beijos 1000 de mamis a voce e sua família…
Brian, your smile says it all! We are so happy you were gotcha’d and you have the wonderful home that you do! we hope you have a fun day!
Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie
I tellz ya, dat is one happy cat under dat tree! You iz just so awesome & I wish you best fishes on your special day! I guess I could take your lead and try to get along with the new brat we haz (once he’z outta lockdown) MOL!
Ms. Stella O’Houligan
Happy 5th Gotcha Day, Brian! You deserved it! 😉
Happy gotcha day, Brian – you wound up in the perfect home!
Hi Brian! I’m visiting you again today to see if my new gravatar works here!
Darn! Back to the drawing board 🙁
One more try!
Happy Gotcha Day, Brian! We are so glad that you were gotcha’d into the PURRfect forever home for you. 🙂
We sure hope you, your sisters and your Mom and Dad are having a wonderful Christmas season!
It looks like you fit in right from the start Brian! Happy GOTCHA Day sweetie!
Happy Gotcha Day Brian. We love that picture of you under the tree – you do look very happy. Our new addition, Milkbone also has that expression on his face all the time.
Happy Gotcha Day my sweet friend! I am so glad that you found a great furever home and no longer have to be outside. You can enjoy the great living inside and letting the humans spoil you! Isn’t life great!?
HAPPY GOTCHA DAY Brian! You found da bestest kitteh home evers!!!!!!!!
I know of da Kitteh Action Team, they does good work.
Brian after such a sad start it is so good that you found a loving forever home and look at the smile in the photo that says it all. Happy gotcha day and here is to many many more.. Hugs GJ xx
Congrats! Five years is great!
We’ve got one from Petsmart also. They do a great job! My wife volunteered with the cats at the Petsmart by our house.
We are soooo happy that you got this permanent GOTCHA! It was simply meant to be. Happy 5th Gotcha day dear Brian enjoy your special celebration.
Oh Honey, I am so happy you are there in your home celebrating your Gotcha day. You are a dear and precious man cat and I love you dearly.
Happy Gotcha Day! 🙂
Happy Gotcha Day! The 5th one is special. I celebrated mine this year and in January will be my 6th. You knew from the start what a special home you were adopted into. xoxo
Happy Gotcha day!
five years is like forever right? congratulations on your gotcha day. so thankful that the ladies saved you from those bad elements and that you found a loving furever home. you are the lucky one. is the party open (nip) bar?
Happy Gotcha Day, Brian! You are a very lucky mancat!
Happy Gotcha Day Brian! We just love gotcha stories and you have a great one. We didn’t know you were a Christmas kitty! No wonder you look so happy and at home under the tree. Merry Christmas too!
Well Happy Gotcha Day Brian, we all so Happy you got da Wonderful Luving furefer home you so richly dezerve ^..^ We thinkz dat iz Absolutely horrendouse dat someone would adopt a furbaby only to abuse him….. Dat makez da mom Really Angry:(, but she soo happy you are in Happy home now wif lotza sisfurz who luvz you. Mom sending smoochie kissez to you thuroo da screen ^..^ she thinkz you furry handsum mancat. Well Happy Gotcha Day Dude !
And Merry Chrismouse to All ~
Oh look at you under the tree! True happiness indeed!!! You knew you were home :o)
Happy Holidays! =^..^=
Happy 5th Gotcha Day Brian!
Happy Gotcha Day, Brian. You sure look and are happy here in this very loving home.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Happy Gotcha Day, Brian! I never knew you were rescued from a Christmas tree farm. No wonder you look right at home underneath the Christmas tree. Have a great day with lots of treats and loving.
Dear Brian, we love you buddy! Happy 5th Gotcha Day! Hope you had a fantastic day. We love that picture of you so happy under the tree! It is wonderful that you had such a great brother, we know you must miss him very much. That was some Gotcha Day story that we read last year (my Human cried too). So happy you ended up in the fantastic home you did.
Brian, sorry for not wishing you a happy gotcha day yesterday.. your gotcha day is my birthday! I love the picture of you on your first day at home… you look so happy and content and, well… at home!!
And you DO deserve it so much 🙂
Happy belated Gotcha Day!
Happy Late Gotcha Day!
Stop on by for a visit
oh Brian how could I ever have missed your Gotcha Day!!??? I am so sorry and hope that you will forgive me!
HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY BELATED GOTCHA DAY!
I love how you are “smiling” in that last photo! Hope you had a wonderful “private” celebration!
Happy Belated Gotcha day! 🙂