Thursday, December 26, 2013

It's my "Gotcha Day" Anniversary!

December 26 is my "Gotcha Day"! On this day in 2001 mom and the Pottingers/Prices went to PetSmart in Shawnee and picked me. Actually I am pretty sure I picked mom to take me home but I'll let her think she picked me. Anyhoo, I was a Christmas present from the Pottingers/Prices. They were smart and got a gift certificate so that mom could choose me. Too many times people try to choose a pet as a gift for someone. It's much better when the hooman recieving the gift gets to choose their forever friend!
Mom doesn't have any pics of me when I was a kitty because well... the world wasn't quite digital then like it is now. Mom had some actual pictures of me from my younger days but they were lost in the fire last year. But mom does have some digital pics of me pre-fire and moving forward. Some pics are below. It's been an adventure. I am so glad I survived the fire and am still here. I even have a new sisfur!
Here are some pics of me pre-fire:
Aren't I a handsome kitty??? Mom always called me a "pretty kitty".

I have always liked boxes! But what kitty doesn't?

This was brofur Cosmo who passed away in the fire.

Brofur Cosmo and I hanging out in our favorite spot in the old apartment.

I loved getting in the laundry!

Iz helping with the laundry!

Yep. laundry's done!

I love bags!
And here are some pics post-fire up to today...

Day after the fire. I'm at the emergency vet where I spent 3 days receiving care.

First day in new apartment after the fire.

Ouch! I was still in pain for about a week after the fire. Mom did good giving me meds and helping me heal.

I still have my earz in this pic!

This is me several months after the fire. My earz are half gone and the fur hasn't returned on my nose but Ize otherwise a happy healthy kitty!

This is my new sisfur Mia. her "Gotcha Day" is November 1, 2013.

This is me today (12/26/2013). As you can see I am still a handsome kitty!

Thanks again to everyone who helped me and mom after the fire. I am a lucky kitty! 2012 was a tough year because of the fire and 2013 was an even tougher year for mom personally. I am praying for mom that 2014 is our best year yet! Happy Holidays everyone! May 2014 bring joy and many new memories to treasure!


  1. Yes you are still a very handsome Mancat! Happy Gotcha Day, CJ! We hope you got lots of boxes to play with Mia this Boxing Day. :)

  2. I think my favorite of you is the one where you are peeping out through the bag. You have been through so much since that gotcha day so many years ago! I'm so glad you are here blogging and sharing your life with us.

  3. Oh CJ, we are so thankful that you and mom survived that old fire. We hope something like that never happens again to anyone we know - it's so devastating. You have regained your handsome looks prefire. You have been a real fighter buddy.

  4. Happy Gotcha Day, CJ! Yes, you are as handsome as ever...maybe even more so now, because of all you went through. Enjoy your special day.

  5. Happy Gotcha Day CJ!
    I wish you all the best of the best for 2014. I hope it brings you all the happiness 2012 and 2013 missed. And we all send many many purrs.