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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64 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Happy Gotcha Day to Simon and Seal

  1. Canadian Cats

    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.


  2. Angie

    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!

  3. Raven

    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!

  4. 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.

  5. Teddy

    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

  6. Madison

    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!

  7. Cathy Kennedy

    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 super nervous. I afraid she would fall in. Her mama was close by but still I got pretty anxious over that little energetic purrson jumping and running around it. I’m very thankful that we got to spend time with our girls! 🙂 Thanks for hosting Thankful Thursday. I’m playing along today but forgot to include my special button that I created in my post so I just grabbed my BoTB button on my homepage since everything is under one entry. Have a terrific Thursday, furriends!

  8. Ellen Pilch

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

  9. K Bear

    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.

  10. Zoolatry

    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!

  11. Catscue

    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?

  12. Tamago

    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!

  13. A ShutterBug Explores

    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)

  14. lapaylor

    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

  15. Sandee

    ♫♪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. ♥

  16. Jan K

    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. ♥

  17. Big Boy

    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

  18. Pam

    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.

  19. Create With Joy

    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 hugs to Mom and Dad! 🙂

  20. da tabbies o trout towne

    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 😉 ♥♥

  21. The OP Pack

    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

  22. Fraidy Cats!

    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

  23. Anne Robinson

    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

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