It’s My Gotcha Day

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 Brian's Home, adopt cats, we deserve it!

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.

Brian's Home, adopt cats, we deserve it!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!

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73 thoughts on “It’s My Gotcha Day

  1. Hannah and Lucy

    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

  2. Fuzzy Tales

    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!

  3. Milo and Alfie

    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

  4. Old Kitty

    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

  5. Marg

    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.

  6. Hilary

    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…

  7. Cat's Cats

    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!!!

  8. Mark's Mews

    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!!!

  9. The Crew

    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.

    The Crew

  10. Artemisia, Fenris, Socks & Scylla

    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

  11. CCL Wendy

    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!

  12. Fern Reed

    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!!!

  13. Selina

    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,

  14. Debby

    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

  15. Marilia

    Happy Gotcha Day Brian!!!! Yupiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!
    I really love your friendship!!!!
    Have a Great Catsmassss!!!!
    Purrrr purrrrr!
    Auntie Marilia & Bavarescats

  16. Prancer Pie

    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


    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…


  18. Fraidy Cats

    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

  19. stacyhurt

    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

  20. meowmeowmans

    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!

  21. Gracie

    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!?

  22. Ginger jasper

    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

  23. pat

    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.

  24. Abby

    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.

  25. Admiral Hestorb

    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.

    Mom Carole

  26. Cathy Keisha

    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

  27. Emma and Buster

    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?

  28. Oui Oui

    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!

  29. Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats

    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 ~

  30. Karen Jo

    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.

  31. Clooney

    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.

  32. Kitcaboodles

    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 🙂

  33. caren gittleman

    oh Brian how could I ever have missed your Gotcha Day!!??? I am so sorry and hope that you will forgive me!


    I love how you are “smiling” in that last photo! Hope you had a wonderful “private” celebration!

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