Friday, November 9, 2012

A Happy Gotcha Day Party Weekend!

HAPPY GOTCHA DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN
WE CELEBRATE WITH NIP AND 'HEN
LOTS OF LOVE AND HUGS COME OUR WAY WHEN
HAPPY GOTCHA DAYS ARE HEEEEERRRRRRE!!!!!!!!!!

Hi, effurrybody and welcome to our surprise Gotcha Day Pawty!

Three of us are celebrating Gotcha Days this weekend--me, Anastasia and Mitty!

Just look at this spread!




Come on in, help yourself to some nommies and yummies and a drink or two..
while we tell you our story..




First, let me get something to wet my whiskers and my whistle..
By the way, the purrbon is mighty fine. You might try one of the niptinis, meowgaritas, singapaw slings or other fancy drinks we have on hand..




Now to the gotcha stories, starting with me..

Mom Julie found me at the Animal Welfare Society in Kennebunk, Maine. Originally, my name was Jerry. She wanted me sooo bad after seeing me online and how cute I was. Well, fate made me play "hard to get."

Let me explain.

Setting clocks back and adopting me came hand in paw.




It was a comedy of errors. Mom Julie set all the clocks back in the house and forgot to set her watch. So, she arrived at the shelter an hour early, really put out and fussed up that it wasn't open. Then, somebody (after calling the nut house) leaned out the door and asked who she was looking for. "Jerry," she said. The lady checked and found out I was at Petsmart. Mom Julie then high-tailed it (hehe) down to the store and guess what--she didn't see me and the adoption place was locked up, not to open until a volunteer from the shelter came.

Well.
Mom Julie flipped her lid.
Decided to go shopping.
Came back.
It was open!

She saw me and fell in love with the funny way that I walk, all the toes on my paws, my face, and my overall drop-dead cuteness!




That was two years ago.

Last year, she went back to the same shelter after seeing Anastasia online.


There go the hot dogs!!


When Mom Julie arrived, someone else was at her cage! Oh, no! There they were--a volunteer and some other lady. How could this happen?! Anyway, back out in the lobby there were kittens.

That's when she found Mitty whose given name was Bolt. (what a perfect name for him that was!)

Then, by Cod, it turned out the other lady didn't want Anastasia after all.

The Mom was in love with two kitties at the same time! There was no way she was going to leave Anastasia behind. So, she adopted them both on the same day.

So, cheers! Happy Gotcha Day to all of us--me, November 9, 2010; Anastasia & Mitty (November 12, 2011, so we just say November 9th.

Look how grown up Mitty looks now (compared with his kitten photo in the sidebar)




Thank you so much for stopping by and helping us celebrate!

Hugs,
Tom, Mitty, Anastasia, Tinker and Mom Julie

55 comments:

Angel MoMo said...

Happy Gotcha Day to all the kitties!! So happy that you were got!! Now to the Party.....oh, Charlotte is already stuffing herself. Watch your manners, girl. Please excuse her, she hasn't been to many parties yet.

(A)FSS and Alasandra said...

Happy Gotcha Day to all of you. This party is totally pawsome the food the drinks everything is just wonderful. We can tell how happy Mom Julie is she gotted all of you.

Now that Scylla is here Charlotte will have company stuffing herself, hope you don't mind. Boy can those two girls put away the food.

Fenris will sit quietly in the corner so he won't scare any of the other cats. I'll just fix him a plate and take it over to him before I start mingling with everyone. ~Socks

The Paw Relations said...

What a pawsome party! Happy Gotcha day to all you kitties. Did you know that the TeenBean here is called Anastasia?

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy gotcha day to all three of you! It was quite entertaining (at least reading it) how you were all gotted. LOL.

Fabulous party...We hope we can hang around all day!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

HAPPY GOTCHA DAY! What a fine home you found. Now which way for tasty snacks please? xx

Mariodacat said...

Happy Gotcha Day to all of you. What a story. Mom Julie knew what she wanted and she didn't let anything get in her way, Kitties - it was indeed your lucky day. Thanks for all the bootiful food too. I think I'll just dig right in and watch for other pals to come.

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh wow this is some great party.. Happy Gotcha day.. Let the fun begin.. Hugs GJ xx

Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Gotcha Day to all of you. We are glad everything worked out right eventually after the confusion with the hour change.Great party! We can't wait to get stuck in.

Cory said...

We love the story of your gotchas!!!! We love a good party...whoa look at all the food!!! *stuffs face with snacks*

xoxo Cory and family

~*Connie*~ said...

Happy gotcha day

don't get into too much trouble.

Meg & Quill said...

What a great story!! Happy Gotcha Day to all of you!!!

Random Felines said...

Happy Gotcha Days!!!! We will be right over to help party. Those are great gotcha days stories and we are so very glad you got gotcha'd!!

(btw mom saw the adult picture of Mitty and went "holy smokes" MOL)

Cat said...

Happy gotcha day kids!!! We are so glad you were all gotcha'd into such a loving home :-)

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Happy Gotcha Day Tinker, Anastasia & Mitty!! WOW!! What a great party and we loved your Gotcha Day Stories!!
Hugs for your TX furiends,

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Happy Gotcha Day! We love your Gotcha Day stories. We'll come right over to help celebrate the special event!

Tamago said...

Happy Gotcha Day to you, Anastasia and Mitty! Your Gotcha story is really hard-to-get! Glad you were finally gotted :-) Mitty has grown up so big and manly! We hope you all have wonderful Gotcha day!!

Avalons Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

OH OH OH !!! Dis iz Fabulous!! ^.,^ 3 Gotchaz @ 1 time!! so you really Must!! haz a big shindig ^.,^. You not da only one who haz a mom who'z a bit nutz!! cauze owr mom said she knowz Exactly how your mom felt, cauza she went thru sumthin like dat wif Lorelei & Larry! She got furriendly wif owr mom Chris, and told her to call her whenefur she getz MaineCoonz ^.,^, but right now we, FULL UP mom!! ^..^ Anywayz we are so gladz your mom gotcha'd ALL ov you ^.,^
So let Pawty!!!! Iz dat Sardinez we seez...... yummmmm!!!
Larry!!! getz owta da Nip bowl!!! Can't take dat boy Anywhere! ^..^
♥♥xoxoxo♥♥

HAPPY GOTCHA DAY Tom, Anastasia & Mitty!!!!


cattywumpus said...

Happy Gotcha Day! Great story! We'll be right over for the pawty. My, Mitty, how you've grown!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Wow, what a great lot of celebrating for this weekend. We think it's wonderful you all managed to hook your mom and get together. Happy Gotcha Day!

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, those are some great gotcha stories, Tom, Mitty and Anastasia! we are so glad everything worked out purrfectly. :)

Now, lets celebrate YOU. Happy Gotcha Day, sweet pals!

Sparkle said...

Happy gotcha day to all three of you! :)

Colehaus Cats said...

A Very Happy Gotcha Day to YOU! What gorgeous pictures and what a spread! Say, is that...no! A whole plate of...FISHIES?? Oh MY! Let's celebrate!

Brian said...

Happy Gotcha Day everyone!!! We are theilled to be able to celebrate with you!

Mary said...

A beautiful Gotcha Day to you and your family Tom! That's a wonderful story. Stories like this one fill my heart with lots of love! Have a sweet weekend full of treats and joy!

Katnip Lounge said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Gotcha Day!!!!!

One for each of you. My oh my, Mitty is a big boy...Mommy is partial to "hefty" kitties...

We'll be there in a second to pawty and celebrate!

::door slams::

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Oh my gosh! Happy Gotcha Day! and Happy Gotcha Day! and Happy Gotcha Day!
Wow, so if your mom is kind of obsessed with adopting on this (near this) date, does that mean there's another kitty coming into the picture this weekend?? hee hee!

CATachresis said...

Happy Gotcha Day to all you guys. Loved the story about how you were got!! Yum yum. Thanks for the great spread. My girth will increase greatly!! Love Austin xx

Harry Spotter said...

Happy Gotcha Day to all of you sweeties, what a great party. Treats were yummy. Enjoy your special weekend.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Those are such sweet stories, it's so true that everything happens for a reason! You guys found your most perfect forever home!!

William said...

Fate always plays a paw, doesn't it? Happy gotcha day to all of you!

sagechronicles said...

Gotcha Day has to be one one the MOST important days ever and that's a spread to be reckoned with! Happy, happy day for all three of you. I hope you get lots and lots of yummies. You deserve it!

The Island Cats said...

What great Gotcha stories!! Happy Gotcha Day to you all! Now let's party!!

Cathy Keisha said...

Happy Gotcha Day y'all! The noms do look good. Love reading your Gotcha stories.

Clooney said...

Well hello there everyone! Happy Gotcha Day to you all! We are so happy you ended up with Mom Julie, how fantastic! What great kitties you all are (we're part of your fan club in case you didn't know)! I'm parking myself here for the weekend and partaking of theese festivities...

The Cat From Hell said...

What a great storry! me cried...
Now for the gottcha day song!
Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*
¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day Anastasia and Mitty !!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥

What a great Pawty!
Kisses
Nellie

FURKIDSMOM said...

Happy Gotcha Day to all of you! We loved reading your Gotcha Day stories!! Those fishies look excellent and the purrbon is very fine.....we're having such a good time we might stay all day!!

The Florida Furkids

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so late and we are so sorry - our Mum is just doolally these days (whispers - it's her age!!). We love your stories and are so happy that you are together furever.
No Mum you may not take off the dunce's hat!!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Kjelle Bus said...

Hope I´m not to late to your Gotcha Party ??
Wish you all a little late HAPPY GOTCHA DAY !!!

cats of wildcat woods said...

Great Gotcha Day story! Hope you have a super day and thanks for throwing this awesome party!!!

Marg said...

Happy Gotcha day to all of you. Thank COD the Mom was persistant in getting you. They sure didn't make it easy. Hope all of you had a great day. Sorry we are late. Take care.

Father Tom said...

You are never late for an all-weekend event, so don't worry!! We're happy to see efurryone!

Hugs,
Tom

rumpydog.com said...

Happy Gotcha Day! May there be many more!

Cherry City Kitties said...

What happy times there are in your house! Happy gotcha day(s) to all!
Harry, Dexter and Tipp

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Happy Gotcha Day! What a great pawty!
-JB

Oskar said...

Oh thanks for all of the party foods! I hope it was your best Gotcha Day ever!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Fisher and Staff said...

Happy Gotcha day, kitties! Wow, I loved your story and I think a triple celebration is wonderful. party hearty!

michico*Adan said...

Looks like a perfect party.
Happy Weekend to you.

Debs said...

Well happy gotcha day to you all :)
Love Georgie the adopted from animal shelter dog - woof

Marilia said...

Happy Goctha Day!

Eileen said...

Happy Gotcha day to all of you! that looks like some spread for the party...enjoy!

Sasha, Sami, & Saku

Karen Jo said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Father Tom, Anastasia and Mitty! Thank you so much for your kind words about Herman. It means a lot to me.

Sherlock, Ash and Traveler said...

Happy Gotcha Day and warm wishes from us :) xx

Katie Isabella said...

My goodness mommy and I missed this! This is very very impawtent. Happy Gotcha day dearest ones. You and your mom are so fortunate to have found one another. xoxoxoxoxox

Shaggy and Scout said...

Oh No We Missed It!
We send best Gotcha Day wishes your way! Hope the day and the party was a great one!
The people went to visit Gramma and we couldn't visit our friends....no fair!!!!!

Katz Tales said...

Sounds pawsome! Hope the after party head wasn't too bad :-)