Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Happy Gotcha Day to Simon and Seal

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Hello gang, thanks for coming to our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop today!  You all know that we are always thankful to each of you for joining us! Each and every Thursday we share the things for which we are most thankful and we always enjoy reading all of the things you are thankful for too. If you are new to our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, thanks for hopping in, we really do get excited when new blogger pals join us!

Today it’s me Simon along with my sister Seal hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.  Thanks to Brian for letting us do this today.  Yes, today is our 4th Gotcha Day.  Back in October of 2016 we were living outside with the rest of the ferals and then we became formerly feral.

For those that are new here, the Dad had a TNR session and had just caught 4 wee kittens.  Those wee ones were fostered and then adopted into good homes.  As soon as that was said and done me Simon, I showed up in the backyard and boy was I tiny.  The Dad looked out and said great, there’s five.  So, my name was Five for the longest time.

Then a few days later Seal showed up.  We were wee ones alone so we decided it would be best to be alone together.  We were feral kittens having fun.  Well, the Dad decided it was time for another TNR session.  He had eight traps set, Seal, that silly girl, was the first in a trap.  Then through the course of the evening six others went in traps.

Yes, that left one trap and I thought that since Seal went I didn’t want to be alone so I went in the last trap.  Actually, the Dad had given up on me and it was getting dark and he walked around out back to pick up the last and only empty trap.  Surprise, I was in there.

It was scary, we went to this weird place, went to sleep and woke up with some missing parts.  Six were brought back to the backyard and released.  Seal and I went to the Cat Only Vet for a more thorough evaluation.  Then we came back home, inside.  Yep, we were locked in the big bedroom and had the big bathroom too.  I trashed the big bathroom big time, I wanted out.  Seal was all chilled.  We were in lockdown for almost a full year before we got to meet the rest of the family.  The Dad and Mom let us do it on our timeframe.

Seal and I are so happy to have been Gotcha’d and we are so thankful to have a loving home and a Mom and Dad who loves us.  It really doesn’t get much better than that.  Well, it could if the mowers got a quiet machine.

So, what are you thankful for today?  Tell us in the comments and then join us for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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Lily Le Mew and Jan
Lily Le Mew and Jan
1 month ago

Happy Gotcha Day Simon and Seal!

messymimi
1 month ago

What a wonderful Gotcha story! All of us are most certainly glad you were gotten!

Canadian Cats
1 month ago

You have quite the tail to tell Simon. It took a whole year to become a member of the family? Your dad and mom must be saints. You are safe and cared for everyday now and a celebrating your 4th Gotcha Dat. You and Seal have an awesome day.

Shoko

meowmeowmans
1 month ago

We’re sure you were gotcha’d into such a purrfect loving family, Simon and Seal. Happy Gotcha Day!

meowmeowmans
1 month ago
Reply to  meowmeowmans

We’re sure GLAD…

Angie
1 month ago

Simon and Seal – you are blessed indeed to be brought into this family. Who wants to be outside in all types of weather? Today I am thankful to be on a road trip with my favorite companion, my hubby. Enjoy the rest of your week!

angelicClowder
1 month ago

Happy Gotcha Day Simon and Seal!!!

Purrseidon
Purrseidon
1 month ago

Meowser Simon that is a harrowing story! Thank you for hosting this blog hop.
Purrseidon

Timmy Tomcat
1 month ago

That is such a great story about the best day of all our lives. It is my Gotcha Day too how neat is that. Now let’s all party.

easyweimaraner
1 month ago

happy happy gotcha day to you!!! we are so happy that you are members of casa brian now ;O)

Raven
1 month ago

Simon and Seal, has it been 4 years already?! You have a wonderful gotcha story. Well, maybe that part about trashing the bathroom isn’t so wonderful, but the rest of it is. Happy Gotcha Day!

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat

Happy Gotcha Day, Simon and Seal! I didn’t remember why Simon first was known as “Five.” I can only imagine the trouble Simon got into in the big bathroom – Bear would’ve torn the house down! My favorite memory is of Seal and Sascha playing whacky-paws under the bedroom door.

Summer
1 month ago

Happy gotcha day to you two!

Mickeys Musings
1 month ago

Happy Gotcha Say Simon and Seal!!!!!
You two were lucky kitties and I am happy you are living a good,safe life now.
Being loved is pawsome <3
Purrs, Julie

Gattina
1 month ago

Wow ! what an adventure ! You were so lucky to have been locked up in a nice home !Must be awful outside in winter times !

Teddy
1 month ago

What a wonderful day to celebrate a WONDERFUL thing – our GOTCHA Day is most important isn’t it Seal and Simon. Getting our FOREVER is the best thing ever! Congratulations on your GOTCHAVERSARY!

Hugs, Teddy

Madison
1 month ago

We are super thankful that you both have such a great home. What lucky kitties you are to have humans who put so much effort and time into helping you both become family members. Happy Gotcha Day!

Cecilia Upchurch
1 month ago

Happy Happy Gotcha Gotcha Day Simon and Seal…your bravery to let the humans in was the best decision you ever made
Hugs Cecilia

Cathy Kennedy
1 month ago

Your mom and dad are super patient people. I might have pulled my hair out if you trashed the bathroom but I promise I would try not to scream or make any loud noise. Yesterday, we saw our daughter and granddaughter. Our little grandbaby will be 2 next week. We brought her some crayons and a coloring book. Before we left she had nearly peeled the paper of every crayon and she tore some pages out of her coloring book. She really liked the little gift. There was a fountain nearby. She soon was drawn to it. It made me… Read more »

Ellen Pilch
Ellen Pilch
1 month ago

Happy Gotcha Day Simon and Seal ! I am glad you gotcha’d such a loving home. Thanks for hosting. Have a great day! XO

The Florida Furkids
1 month ago

Happy Gotcha Day!!!!

The Florida Furkids

K Bear
1 month ago

I remember when you two joined Brian’s wonderful family. Both you and they won big time! You have a warm home and they have you! I am so thankful.

Zoolatry
1 month ago

Gotcha Days are the bestest ever ~ better even than birthdays, cause they mean you have found your forever home and nothing in the whole wide wonderful world is better than that! Happy Gotcha to you both!

Catscue
1 month ago

Happy Gotcha Day Simon and Seal! I’m so thankful you both were trapped and brought inside, I’ve never heard your story before – I only knew you were both former ferals. What a lovely story – y’all know your Mom and Dad are Superheroes, right?

Tamago
1 month ago

Happy Gotcha day, Seal and Simon! I’m glad you decided to walk into the trap… it was the door to happiness 🙂 You found the most wonderful home and family!

A ShutterBug Explores
1 month ago

You are two blessed kitties and definitely not tiny anymore ~ gorgeous though and sweet photo and thanks to Mom and Dad for saving you and giving you a great home ^_^

Live each moment with love,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Millie & Walter
1 month ago

Happy Gotcha day to you two. That is quite a story you have of how you came to be in your home.

lapaylor
lapaylor
1 month ago

you two were the lucky ones as are your parents… so much love to share. You are both beautiful. I wonder if Seal wanted to to be “caught” so she could start her life with you sooner! (Hi Brian) LeeAnna and Milo

Eastside Cats
1 month ago

FOUR YEARS?!?
Unbelievable, Simon and Seal!
Happy, happy Gotchaversary, cuties!
We are thankful that your pawrents take care of the community cats.

Sandee
1 month ago

♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you,♪♫
♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you,♪♫
♫♪Happy Gotcha Day Dear Simon,♪♫
♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you!♪♫

♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you,♪♫
♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you,♪♫
♫♪Happy Gotcha Day Dear Seal,♪♫
♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you!♪♫

I’m thankful for finding you and your peeps.

Thank you for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Have a purrfect Thankful Thursday. My best to your siblings and your peeps. ♥

Jan K
1 month ago

Happy Gotcha Day, you two! It’s difficult to imagine that you were once unhappy about being inside, you are both so at home now. ♥

Valentine
1 month ago

Wowy! What a grrr-eat story! I think you two were meant to be with your Dad and he with you. Enjoy celebrating your Gotcha Day! Big hugs!

Catwoods
1 month ago

Awww, Simon and Seal, Happy Gotcha Day! Our 6 indoor kitties were also living outside when taken in and also have October Gotcha Days.

Big Boy
1 month ago

I am thankful too, that you and your sister are in a wonderful home with your siblings and this is a super story, and it has a happy ending. all of you became prince and princess together. I am thankful I found your blog. Tell your humans, it has been really stressful and i can’t seem to catch up. I am shuttingdown MadSnapper and do only Fourpaws until I get past this hard time… trying to catch up and so thankful we found our Beau

Kathe W.
1 month ago

awww I loved your gotcha story. And aren’t you two so lucky!

Victor S E Moubarak
1 month ago

Lovely cats.

God bless.

The LLB Gang
1 month ago

What a wonderful Gotcha story you both have!
Happy Gotcha Day!!!

Pam
Pam
1 month ago

Well after that Gotcha Story I am very thankful for folks like your mom and dad that took you two in to the big house. They are special folks for sure. Happy Gotcha Day.

Diane
Diane
1 month ago

What a great story, can’t believe it’s been 4 years.

Annabelle
1 month ago

Happy Gotcha Day Simon and Seal.
We think you hit the kitty jackpot!

Just Ducky
1 month ago

Happy Gotcha Day to you both.

Create With Joy
1 month ago

Wow, Simon and Seal, thanks for sharing your story – Simon, you are so chill today, I never would have guessed it took you a year to acclimate! I’m very glad that as I am writing you, Magellan and I are having a peaceful afternoon, listening to classical music and sorting through books on my desk. He is (was) supervising my efforts to make sure I created ever increasing amounts of space for him to stretch out – now he is chilled and happily sprawled across my desk in the space I have actually created! Have a lovely weekend and… Read more »

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
1 month ago

a MOST happee gotcha day two ewe simon N seal; with best fizhez, mice creem in dizhez & happee day wishez timez two….we iz glad ya getted gotcha N we hope ewe both sell a brate 35 mor gotcha’s….heerz two de yeer a head bee in filled with happeez N healtheez and NOE BURD 😉 ♥♥

Mary Kirkland
1 month ago

Happy gotcha day.

Pat Hatt
1 month ago

Happy Gotcha Day! Can celebrate by trashing the bathroom again, huh? lol

Memories of Eric and Flynn

Happy Gotcha Day Simon and Seal! You were both Gotcha’d into a wonderful family.

The OP Pack
1 month ago

Happy Gotcha Day, Seal and Simon – we remember that first Gotcha too. You two hit the jackpot when you entered those traps. Best trapping ever!!!

Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Mary McNeil
Mary McNeil
1 month ago

Happy Gotcha Day you two ! And many more !

Melissa & Mudpie
1 month ago

Hope you’re having a purrfect day!

Wylie Hudson
1 month ago

Happy Gotcha Day, Simon and Seal!

Ananka
1 month ago

Great story 😀 And you both look lovely 😀

Fraidy Cats!
1 month ago

Happy Gotchaversary Simon and Seal! 4 years, wow! our sharpie and ditto just past the 5 year mark 🙂 we are thankful your folks are so caring and do so much for the ferals that hang out at your yard. We hope you and Seal had a pawsome day!

minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto, TL

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song
Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song
1 month ago

That is an exciting story. You should make a movie out of it.

Cathy Keisha
1 month ago

I’m thankful that you two were gotten by the best family in the south. Happy Gotcha Day!

Anne Robinson
1 month ago

Happy Gochta Day to you two sweethearts! I love hearing about you and seeing you and your story is so amazing. You deserved good things and here you are all these years later. Happy Day! HUGS and LOVE and MEOWS

Little Binky and Granny

🎉Pawkisses for a Happy Gotcha Day, Simon and Seal🎉We’re so happy you found a wonderful furrever home four years ago…my o my how time flies🐾😽💞

RO P
1 month ago

Look at you both now, all grown up and strong and so beautiful. Happy Gotcha Day to you both! Hugs, RO

ATCAD ~Scylla, Chimera, Yin, Yang, Fenris & Tuiren

Happy Belated Gotcha Day Simon and Seal. We are so glad you are FF.

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

Happy Friday guys, hope all is well and mew have an epic weekend! XOX

Three Chatty Cats
1 month ago

A very big happy gotcha day to both of you!!

lisa
1 month ago

I’m thankful your Dad and family are so patient! Happy 4th Gotcha Day! “Formerly Feral”….I love it! X

Cleo
1 month ago

Hooray!! Happy belated 4th Gotcha Day, dear Simon and Seal. Hope you had a good one!!

Sue Brandes
Sue Brandes
1 month ago

Happy Gotcha Day. Hope this is not a repeat. I cannot remember if I already said this.

The Oceanside Animals
1 month ago

Charlee: “Happy belated Gotcha Day, Simon and Seal!”
Chaplin: “Gotcha Days are the best days ever, as Dennis used to say!”