Today we want to say a special Happy Gotcha Day to Sister Dolly. It is really hard to believe that it has been five years already. We are all so happy to have her as a part of our family and she is a very, very special lady.
Sister Dolly had an awfully rough go of it of a while, but thanks to the efforts of many she was able to find her way to where she was meant to be, in her forever home. I am not going to repeat all of Dolly’s story, but for those of you who are new it would be great if you could go read this post about her.
Hijack Tuesday – The Social Media Rescue
The whole thing for us started with a post by the incredible Robin Olsen from Covered in Cat Hair. Robin had done a post about a poor kitty in South Carolina. After several retweets on twitter our Dad saw a tweet from a rescue group far away from CT and SC. Dad, in an effort to help, asked where in South Carolina. When the rescue group responded with Greenville, SC, which is where we live, and he saw the photo, he just knew where she was going to live. Our Dad finally got to meet Robin at the Purina Better with Pets Summit in NYC.
Here are the links to two posts that Robin did about Sister Dolly:
Not on My Watch: Dilute Cali Caught in the Middle
Not on My Watch: More about the Dilute Kitty
We all often see posts about cats and dogs needing help to find their forever homes. Sister Dolly can tell you first paw that social media sharing does work. You just never know when the post, the tweet, the pin, the Facebook post, the Instagram pic, will land in front of the right person. When that happens, so does the magic.
So, once again thanks to everyone who helped save this beautiful kitty and for getting her home where she belongs. Happy Gotcha Day Sister Dolly!!!
Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!
Happy 5th Gotcha Day Dolly!
I think it’s awesome that Dolly was able to find such a great home. Happy Gotcha Day Dolly!
Dolly, you sure landed in proly the best home in the world! Happy Gotcha Day, sweetie!
Happy 5th Gotcha Day Dolly!
You really hit the jackpot and got a super great home 🙂
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ
Sister Dolly , you know what ?!
Just now my mom-person realize that she have forgot my Gotcha Day this year 🙁
Lucky for her it´s not my 5th 🙂
HAPPY HAPPY GOTCHA DAY Sister Dolly !
Happy home, Happy Dolly 🙂
Happy 5th Gotcha Day Sister Dolly
I hope you have fantastic time with your lovely fameowly
Happy Gotcha Day sweet Dolly and we hope you have many, many more. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly
Happy Gotcha Day Sister Dolly!!! Have a wonderful day!
Happy Gotcha day sweet Dolly!!!!
A very Happy Gotcha day to you Sister Dolly. You sure did find the most wonderful home you could find. We are so glad for you. So you have a most wonderful day and we know the Mom and Dad will make sure that happens. Everyone have a great Day.
So happy Dolly’s life turned out so happy after her rough start…bless you guys.
Oh precious Dolly……we have been reading your blog for a while, but we had no idea that you had such a rough time! Your story made the mom very sad. How could *anyone* want to dump you? But the Mom (and us) are sooo happy that you have the forever home you do now. You could not have found a more wonderful place to live! We wish you a very Happy Gotcha Day and we hope for so many more for you!
Purrs and love,
Carmine, Milita, and Mom Sierra
Happy 5th Gotcha Day Sister Dolly! I am glad you were Gotcha’d into such a kind and loving home.
Happy 5th Gotcha day sister Dolly!
Happy gotcha day, got to your great home indeed
Happy Gotcha Day, Sister Dolly! You got yourself an awesome forever home!
Happy 5th Gotcha Day Dolly, you look like a doll. Such a cutie!
Sweet Dolly! Happy Fifth!
Gappy Dotcha Hay, Girlfriend!
Sister Dolly is a beautiful kitty…gorgeous eyes! Happy Gotcha Day, Sister Dolly, and many more!
Happy 5th Gotcha Day Sister Dolly. So happy you found your forever home. We love happy endings.
Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis
Happy, Happy 5th Gotcha Day Sister Dolly and we are delighted you found a wonderful furever family.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
Happy Gotcha Day dear Dolly!! You came to the perfect home for you!
Sister Dolly that is one BEAUTIFUL Gotcha Day story! I have tears in my eyes!! Happy Happy Gotcha Day beautiful girl!!! xoxoxo
Dolly I know you love your siblings and parents and I know YOU know they love you.
There’s a perfect forever home for every kitty, and you sure did find yours, Dolly! Happy Gotcha Day, sweet girl! 🙂
Dolly coming to live in your furever home was best day of the rest of your life.
Hugs madi your bfff
Happy Gotcha Day Dolly! October is a good month for Gotcha days.
Dolly, you are one beauteous girl cat! Enjoy celebrating your Gotcha Day. What a heartwarming story.
Happy Gotcha Day, Sister Dolly!
You’ve found the purrfect home and family!
Happy gotcha day beautiful Dolly! We are so glad you got gotted! Hope you get extra snuggles and treats today!
Happy Gotcha Dolly! We know you found the exact right forever family!! And we all love you too!!
HAPPY Gotcha Day Sister Dolly!!!
Happy Gotcha Day, Dolly! My kitties have their Gotcha Day this week too, but I think it is 6 years for them. Enjoy your day!
Happy gotcha day, Dolly! Wow, you were famous even before you came to live with Brian and his sisters. I didn’t know your story before (but my human did – she met Robin the year before at the Cat Writers Conference). I wish all kitties in desperate situations like the one you were in had as much help as you did!
Oh sweet Dolly, that is quite the story. We are so, so happy you ended up in the amazing home with the loving family you did…you won the kitty lottery for sure! We wish you the bestest of Gotcha Days!
Only the best post and links ever! Happy Gotcha Day, Sister Dolly! May you have many, many, many more! Purrs…
Happy 5th Gotcha Day, Sister Dolly! Oh, my, everyone at your house was very lucky for this happy ending!
Oh Dolly! What happened to you was so awful! But we are gad that there were nice people out there who helped you and that you ended up in such a wonderful Forever Home. Happy Gotcha Day!
a veree happee gotcha day two ewe dolly…cranbereez by de time we getted heer two day itz like yur sell a bratin 6….heerz hopin yur day iz awesum fun; best fishes N mice creem dishes with happee day wishes ♫♫♫…heerz hopin de yeer a head bee filled with happee nezz & health !!
Happy five gotcha day beautiful Dolly! It sounds as though you went through a little bit if h*** to get to a whole lot of heaven! 🙂
the critters in the cottage xo
Congrats Dolly on your 5th Gotchaversary! You’re in a great place and we’re glad to know you!
Happy Gotcha Day Dolly. Smoochies.
Happy Gotcha Day Sister Dolly!!!
The Florida Furkids
Happy gotcha day, Sister Dolly! We didn’t know your original story, and we’re so happy that you found your forever home with Brian and the other kitties.
Happy Gotcha Day Sister Dolly! It is wonderful that you have had 5 wonderful years with Brian and your family!
Marty and the Gang
Sending purrs to Zoe! We hope you feel better soon! PURRS….
Happy Gotcha Day, Dolly!
Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie
Happy Happy Gotcha Day Dolly! At first it looked like you were an unlucky kitty but you turned out to be a very lucky kitty to end up where you did.
Happy Gotcha Day! And we saw the post on Sister Zoe and are purring hard.
Happy Gotcha Day, Sister Dolly!!! We think you hit the jackpot when you found your forever home:0
Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning
Happy Gotcha Day sweet girl. You have the bestest home!
Yow Ssiter Dolly Happy Gotcha Day to ya n da furamillee….it shure waz meant to bee we finkz!!
Yer so beeuteeful n we wishez ya many more yeerz wif Mistur Terry n Miss Celeste n da gang….
Much lub Nylablue n Sherriellen Mum x0x0x0x0
Pee ess: me n Mum jsut read da 2 articklez n we applodz ya fer resckuin sweet Dolly!!!
Happy Gotcha Day, beautiful Dolly!
A very happy Gotcha day to you Sister Dolly!!!
Happy 5th Gotcha Day Dolly. Your story almost made my eyes leaky, but it got better real fast because of your guardian angel Jenna and all the other wonderful people who helped you find your new forever home with Brian & his family. You are a very lucky kitty, and they are also lucky to have such a sweet girl.
Happy gotcha day bootyful Dolly. Yous hit da jackpot didn’t yous.
A belated happy 5th Gotcha day Sister Dolly! You struck oil when you moved to Brian’s home!! Xox
Happy 5th Gotcha Day, Dolly. We are sorry for all you had to go through to find your purrfect forever home. You definitely are where you are supposed to be. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo