T.G.I.F. The Gotcha – A Gotcha Day Special

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Welcome to a special T.G.I.F. in honor of Friday and in honor of me! Yes, It’s my 9th Gotcha Day!!! I can tell you first paw, something you already know, that Gotcha Days are just the best. Every critter deserves the happy that comes with a Gotcha Day.

Since I always have new readers, let me first tell you that my Gotcha didn’t start out being a happy one. Before I came here I was adopted by another family and they were very mean to me. Thank goodness that my adoption group (Kitten Action Team) did a home visit and recognized right away that something wasn’t right. They repossessed me and took me back to the shelter and then back to PetSmart.

Once I got back to safety I became the famous overlooked kitty that nobody seemed to want. The Kitten Action Team and the staff at PetSmart knew how kind and loving I was and they just couldn’t understand why nobody wanted me. I didn’t understand it either. The nice lady who eventually became my Mom kept coming in looking at me and she couldn’t convince the Dad to adopt me. Do you believe that?

Anyways, I’ll try to make a long story short. Lots of time went by and I was then a nine month old, not a kitten any more, and nobody wanted a bigger tabby cat. The Mom finally convinced the Dad that Ivan, my dear Brother Angel Ivan, needed a brother since his pal Moses ran off to the Bridge. The Dad came and met me and I was adopted just before Christmas.  The staff at PetSmart cheered “Brian’s going home” as the Dad took me to the car.

Christmas holds a special place in my heart, and I really was born on a Christmas Tree Farm here in South Carolina. I went home, met my new Brother Ivan, and we became instant pals. He taught me everything I know along with the importance of kindness to others. Sadly, the following year, three days before Thanksgiving, Brother Ivan let out a scream in the middle of the night and made a mad dash for the Rainbow Bridge. I still miss my best bud every single day.

Now I have a big family, one less since Angel Sascha departed this world, but I love each and every one of them, and of course, my Mom and Dad too. To this day I’m totally thrilled with my Gotcha. That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it. I love you all too, the best friends in the universe. I’ll close with my T.G.I.F. for today…The Gotcha is Fabulous!!!

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

Please help Sierra with End of Life Care for dear Milita.

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Mickey's Musings
6 years ago

We are so happy that you got adopted by your current family.
Your mum could see just how special you were.
Thanks to her, we all know how wonderful you are 🙂
Happy Gotcha Day Brian !
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

6 years ago

Brian, you are just the BEST cat! I think the only reason it took so long for you to get a home was because you were supposed to go to where you are now, and that took time. I wish all kitties had great homes and family members like you and I do!

Memories of Eric and Flynn

Happy Gotcha Day, Brian! I agree with Summer that you had to wait longer because you were waiting for the very best home you could ever wish for.

Pat Hatt
6 years ago

Happy Gotcha Day! You sure found the perfect spot indeed.

6 years ago

Oh Brian, we are so glad the Mom and Dad found you and took you home. You sure did find on one terrific home. So it was worth the wait. You all have a most wonderful day.

Sue Brandes
Sue Brandes
6 years ago

Happy Gotcha Day. So glad you have a wonderful home.

Angel Sammy and Teddy
6 years ago

Brian we wish you the BEST Gotcha Day celebration ever…..you know it was totally meant to be that you wound up where you are…..here’s to tons more Gotcha celebrations for you my friend.

Love, Teddy

The Poupounette Gang
6 years ago

Brian, we know you were just the biggest Christmas present that your family ever received. HAPPY GOTCHA DAY! And many more!

The Chans

Deziz World
6 years ago

Oh Brian, it just hurts our hearts that anypawdy could be mean to you or not want you. Lots of peeps said that ’bout sis Lexi too…Oh, she’s just an old tabby cat. Ya’ know, lots of peeps want a fancy lookin’ kitty. But, we think you’re the most handsumest mancat. And, we luv you very much. We’re so glad you got gotted and that we’re furiends. Happy Gotchaday gawjus. We hope your day is as purrfect as you. Big hugs

Luv ya’

Dezi and Raena

Kitties Blue
6 years ago

Happy Gotcha Day, Brian! It wasn’t the easiest for you, but we know you have the right and purrfect family, and that is what is important! ? Sending you lots of purrs and best wishes for a most excellent day. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

caren gittleman
6 years ago

We love, love, love your Gotcha Day story Brian!!! Happy Happy 9th Gotcha Day!!! (somehow we thought you were there before we were! MOL!) Hoping you have an extra special day, We hope you have an extra special day, we are pretty certain you will! xoxo

Eastside Cats
6 years ago

Brian, I am so glad that you were repossessed, and have lived happily for nine years with your pawrents! Wishing you a very happy Gotcha Day, and smoochies to you too.

Lily Le Mew and Jan
6 years ago

Happy Gotcha Day Brian!

6 years ago

Happy Gotcha Day!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Madi and Mom
6 years ago

Happy 9th Gotcha Day my handsome friend…..it was the first day of the best days of the rest of your life
Hugs madi your bfff

6 years ago

Feliz Gotcha day, Brian!
A tua história sempre me emociona.
Muitos Cafunés para você, meu amor!

6 years ago

Happy Gotcha Day! You are a truly lucky cat to have such a wonderful home.

Lola The Rescued Cat
6 years ago

Happy, happy Gotcha Day, Brian! This is definitely a day to celebrate. You were meant to be with your mom and dad, that’s why you had to wait a little while. Meowy Christmas to your family!

Jan K
6 years ago

We are so, so glad that your story turned out happy, Brian, and that your Mom never gave up working on your Dad! We know you are right where you belong and your whole family is that much happier because you are in it. ♥ Happy Gotcha Day!!!

Colehaus Cats
6 years ago

Happy 9th Gotcha Day, sweet Brian! We so love your gotcha day story and are soooo happy you have the best home ever!

Ellen Pilch
Ellen Pilch
6 years ago

Happy Gotcha Day sweet Brian!XO

Hairballs and Hissyfits

I am so glad to know your story Brian! I can’t believe it took your dad so long to come to his senses!!! Hope you and your family have a great holiday! You all deserve it!

6 years ago

Happy Gotcha Day, dear Brian! We know the reason it took you so long to find a forever home is because you were waiting for the PURRfect one to come along. 🙂

Big hugs and headbonks. Love you, pal!

Sailor Edgar
6 years ago

Happy Gotcha Day, Brian. That’s a story always worth reading.

Hobo Hudson
6 years ago

A very, very happy Gotcha Day to you, Brian.

Cathy Keisha
6 years ago

Happy Gotcha Day dear Brian. Did you hold a grudge against your dad for making you stay at Petsmart so long? I would have. I hold a grudge against TW cos she saw me on Petfinder in October but waited until December to show Pop. Then I had to wait til the adoption day event.

6 years ago

This is a beautiful story and a Christmas miracle ????

Laila and Minchie
6 years ago

Happy Gotcha Day, Brian!

The OP Pack
6 years ago

Happy Gotcha Day, Brian!!! We bet you were the best Christmas present Mom and Dad ever got. And you, you are blessed to be part of such an awesome family.

Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

6 years ago

Brian! I am so very happy that you got adopted and that you now have 7 siblings! I have 2 and I am starting to like them more and more. I think it would be different if we lived together full time. And I do think going to OZ would be fun, but Nellie took her red shoes with her.

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song
Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song
6 years ago

Happy Gotcha Day! That is a wonderful story. I am glad you found such a special home and that you saved your family.

6 years ago

I can’t think of a better forever home than yours, Brian! Happy Gotcha Day! I must’ve visited Ellie a handful of times before deciding for sure that I couldn’t live without her. I’m a little slow 😉
Merry Christmas to all of you!

6 years ago

Happy Gotcha Day, Brian. You have a wonderful gotcha story and I’m so happy you found your perfect forever home. I know you’ll have a fantastic day!

Scylla, Fenris, Tuiren, YinYang & Chimera (ATCAD)

Brian we are so happy that your Gotcha Day story had a Happy Ending and you are with the best family ever. We have all been really lucky with our Gotcha’s too. ~ATCAD

Brian Darling, I will be right over to help you celebrate. ~Yours, Scylla

Dennis the Vizsla
6 years ago

hello brian its dennis the vizsla dog hay happy belayted gotcha day to yoo my frend and menny happy reeterns!!! gotcha days ar the best days ever!!! mary krismas to all of yoo frum all of us!!! ok bye

Sherri-Ellen T-D.
6 years ago

Mee-you what a furabuluss happy endin to yur Gotcha Day story Brian!
HAPPY 9th GOTCHA DAY mee deer furend! An no wunder Katmass iss so speshell to you….to bee born on a tree farm…mee-wowee…..
Say mee was born on a horsey farm….wee are farm Brofurss!!! 😉
***nose bumpsss*** Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=