Happy Gotcha Day to Me!

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Brian's Home.  Adopt cats, we deserve it!
Most of you know by now that I was rescued as a wee one from a Christmas tree farm. Then I lived at PetSmart under the care of Kitten Action Team for eight whole months. I didn’t think I was every going to ever get my forever home. Oh, I was adopted once, but they treated me mean and the ladies at Kitten Action Team came and took me back.

I recently told you that when I was first adopted, at my new and permanent forever home, I had a wonderful brother named Ivan.  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.  Then we adopted the wonderful Sister Kit when our Grandma left for Heaven.  I have the most wonderful family ever!!!

Gotcha Days are just the best and we will keep working to help more kitties and doggies have them too.  We’re going to have a little private celebration tonight for my Gotcha Day, but most importantly, I am still so very happy that this one was it!

Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  More Forever Homes More Often!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

p.s. I am doing a little better.  We might have gotten out in front of it and whapped it this time.

 

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75 thoughts on “Happy Gotcha Day to Me!

  1. Sammy

    SUPER HAPPY GOTCHA DAY Brian……it’s a wonderful day to celebrate. So many of us have been lucky in finding a perfect forever home and I know we all wish EVERYONE could know the joy and security and love that we’ve found with our families. I hope you have a super special day – I know your family loves you as much as you love them and I also am happy to hear you think you whapped “the bad bug” early on this time so the UTI doesn’t get you again!!! WOO HOO!!

    Holiday and Gotcha Hugs, Sammy

  2. Fuzzy Tales

    Happy Gotcha Day, Brian! We hope you have a wonderful day, and that your bout of cystitis was caught early. Any time that Derry makes a small pee clump, our human goes into panic mode and starts syringing in the UTI-Free (dissolved in a few drops of water). Seems to do the trick for him, but we know every cat is different!

    Purrs to Zoe too, we read the update on her eye. And of course continued purrs to Gracie…to you all.

  3. Jobi and Fisher

    Happy Gotcha Day, Brian. You picked a great time of year and a wonderful family. You know, when the homesteaded kitties are so wonderful, it encourages the peeps to adopt more cats. You deserve a crown!

  4. Marg

    A very happy Gotcha day to you Brian. We are so glad you found that wonderful family of yours. That was a great day for you, so have a wonderful day.

  5. Kitties Blue

    Brian, this was the home you were always meant to have. Your Dad Terry is so meowvolous and takes such good care of all of you. You know we have mirror households…you and all your sisfurs and Mauricio and all of his. Just wish our clan would get along as well as all of you. HAPPY GOTCHA DAY! We hope you get lots of delicious noms and toys. MEOWY CATMESS! MOL, HO, HO, HO! Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  6. Annie

    Happy Gotcha Day, Brian! You have such a wonderful home and family. I really hope you keep well. Thank you for all the work you do to help homeless animals!

  7. Nerissa's Life

    Do you know what? I didn’t know ANY of that stuff! So neat to hear about it now.

    You have a lot of Christmas connections, huh? Your gotcha day is just a few days before Christmas. You were originally rescued from a Christmas tree farm. Hmmm… how close are you to the big guy in red, himself? Do you happen to know his private line?

    HAPPY GOTCHA DAY BRIAN!

    Purrs,
    Nissy

    I’m just gettin’ around to lettin’ cats know about their awards now. You beat me to it! So do hope you like yours.

  8. Hilary

    Happy gotcha day! I am so happy you got got by such an amazing family and I know your family is so happy to have you

    I wish every cat and dog could have such great luck

  9. meowmeowmans

    Happy gotcha day, Brian! We love you, and are so glad you were gotcha’d into the best home ever. Wishing you a day and year as special as you, dear friend!

    We are glad you’re doing a little better today. We’ll keep purring! 🙂

  10. Angel Abby

    Brian you have given back so much to help other kitties and woofies find their forever homes! We are so very happy that you have such a wonderful family and love surrounding you. We cannot understand how anyone could be unkind to you. But, your story just shows how things are supposed to work out and work out they sure did. Happy Gotcha to you Brian and please feel better. We are purrin for your entire family this Holiday. Be safe and well and lets celebrate many many more of these kind of special days!

    xoxoxo

  11. Whisppy

    Happy Gotcha Day, Brian! We are so thankful the ladies from the Kitten Action Team busted you out of that mean home. You have the best pawrents and sisfurs!

  12. easy rider

    Happy Gotcha Day Brian. I’m so glad you found the best family ever. And I’m glad you feel a little better. I will cross my paws that you are well till Christmas.

  13. Penelope

    Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!
    *•.¸¸♪♫•Happy Gottcha day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*
    ¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha day Dear Brian!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha day to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    Kisses
    Nellie

  14. Timmy Tomcat

    Happy Got-Cha day my dear furend.
    It always warms my heart to hear about how another poor lost kitty found their forever home. I was lucky enough to have a wise old fellow to help me learn how to act with Dad and live in a real home. With his help I went from Hissy to cuddle in a few days.
    Bless my Angel Inky
    Purrs and Merry Christmouse to you and yours Brian
    Timmy and Family

  15. Just Cats

    I love a happy ending and this one truly is. “Happy Gotcha Day” to you and I wish you and all your family a wonderful Christmas. Hugs, Deb and her gang, Lily, Sierra, Annie, Audrey and doggy Kane.

  16. Georgia and Julie

    Happy Gotcha Day Brian !
    You certainly got a great home and a super fine family 🙂
    We purr all critters can be as lucky.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure,Tiger and JJ
    and Angel Tillie

  17. Mr. Black

    Happy Gotcha Day to you, Brian.

    I didn’t know that story about your first adoption going bad. That just goes to show how important it is to follow-up on an adoptive home. Not everybody is cut out to be a cat parent. I’m glad that you finally found the perfect home!

  18. Old Kitty

    Beautiful and amazing Brian!! Awwww we love the story of how you found your forever home and are soooooooooooooo happy to celebrate your wonderful Gotcha Day with you – especially now that you and your gorgeous sisters have been through such a health scare! Awwww we are soooooo happy to read you are all beating the bug!!! Boooo to the nasty bug!! And YAYAYAYAYYAY for you!! Take care
    x

  19. emma

    Happy Gotcha Day! I thought you may have been a blue light special at KMart as in the photo that kind of looks like a blue light on your back. So happy you found a forever home and don’t have to put up with all the troubles anymore. Keep feeling better!

  20. Mag's Corner

    Super, Wonderful, Happy Gotcha Day sweet Brian! We are so happy that you have such a loving, wonderful home with sweet sisters and sweet, kind and loving mom and dad. You all have helped lots of other kitties get loving forever homes and you all are such a blessing. Merry Christmas to all of you our sweet friends! Hugs and nose kisses

  21. William

    Happy Gotcha Day, Brian! Your start kinda sounds like what happened to my old bro Russell when he was little. I’m glad it worked out for both him and you!

  22. Lily Le Mew

    We didn’t realize you and Jan had that same Gotcha Day! That’s pawsome! Happy Gotcha Day Brian! We are so glad you and your sisters are doing better. We worried a lot about you guys!

  23. Noir the Texas Tabby

    Happiest Gotcha Day!! You lived on a Christmas Tree Farm?? WOW–I didn’t know that–seems to me you got a wonderful fur-ever home with so much love 🙂

    From our house to yours so many purrs and Merry Christmas!

    Noir

  24. Clooney

    Happy Gotcha Day Dear Brian! We are so happy you ended up in the loving home you did! Purrs to you buddy, we hope you have this thing licked and we will keep the purrs coming…Big purrs to Gracie and to Zoe for all to heal quickly. What a special relationship you had with Brother Ivan…we love Maine Coons…purrs to you all as you remember him and are missing him.

  25. Sue Brandes

    Happy Gotcha Day Brian. I am so happy you found your forever home. I hope you are feeling better. And your sisters too.

  26. The OP Pack

    Happy Gotcha Day to you, Brian!!!! You have such a beautiful and loving family. We send you wishes for a year of good health and happiness and many more to come.

    Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  27. Gracie

    Happy Gotcha Day sweet friend! I am so glad that you have a loving and wonderful furever home!!!! I also am glad to hear that you are feeling better. Take it easy and baby yourself. Listen to your humans and feel 100% as you did before you became ill.

  28. caspersmom

    Happy Gotcha Day Brian. So glad you did finally get your forever home and a great one. Also glad to hear you are feeling better. Keep on, I want you to feel great.

    Love,
    Cleo and Mom

  29. Savannah's Paw Tracks

    OMC!!! Brian, I never ever knew your Gotcha story…it is pawsome for sure…as all all the kitty rescues in your home and the ones your humans make pawsible all over the world. I am the most fortunate adult rescue shelter cat ever to have been able to make your acquaintance. Happy Holidays to you and yours Brian

  30. Pumpkinpuddy

    Happy Gotcha day my furriend. You sure were gotted by pawsome people. Look at the great care you’ve all gotten while everyone’s been sick. So glad you’re all doing better. *hugs*

  31. Marks Mews

    We do not “remember” yer esperiences cuz we are “newish”, but TBT does. He reminded us of your tale while we sat on and around his lap tonight. We have read it, of course. But we are so impressed again. We are SO glad you were one of the lucky kitties.

    And let us say that “some kitties” are best positioned in life to discuss such things. You are one of those kitties… You do it so well.

    MARLEY here: Brian, Ayla and Iza were originally destined to be Queens for further breeding. But they were both “failures” in that regard. That’s why they are here. Ayla was too small to be a breeding queen; Iza was colored wrong. So they ended up here after TBT contacted the breeder and said to send him any that “didn’t meet your standards”. And they have been quite fortunate too. They KNOW they have been lucky.

    The sisters don’t really know much about my earliest days (I just showed up one day), so don’t tell them bout this. *I* was truly a rescue, but 2nd hand.

    I was rescued from a shelter where I was near to the end of my stay. I was bought as a gift for a VERY NICE LADY, but she was allergic to cats. She was gonna sell me to a fambly with a lot of tail-grabby sticky-kids. But TBT found me an brought me here after convincin the VERY NICE LADY that I would be happier here. I remember her with great fondness. But this is where I was meant to be. And I know how lucky I am ta be here.

    We aren’t “technically” direct-rescues, but we all came close enough that Ayla an Iza have at least a slightest idea of what it can be like closed away inna room “to be kept away and moved out” so the new kittens would be safe. I myself was inna small shelter cage fer at least a week before adopted. Sometimes good things happen to kitties.

    Keep up the good werk our friend…

  32. Spitty the Kitty

    Oh Brian, Gotcha stories make us leaky! We are so happy your family is all together and warm and well-fed and well-cared-for (to say the least!!!) and safe. We hope you all have the happiest Christmas ever! XOXOXO

  33. da tabbies o trout towne

    dood…happee bee lated gotcha day two ewe with all de best of fishes N stuff..we iz knot on a pea cee thiz week N iz havin a time of it tryin ta commint ..fishin thru concreete is eazier…hope ewe N de crew is feelin WAY better!!!!

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