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I am very happy today as it is my 4th GOTCHA Day!!!!!!  I am now 4 1/2 years old, give or take a couple of weeks.


I was on my way to a shelter when my previous owners sister tried one last hope, she called the PM.  The PM thought about it for a few seconds and said, "Bring him here". The first couple of days I lived in the laundry room. I was still a little nervous and for some reason the piles of clothes calmed me. That and there was a gate separating me and the 18 month wee lad. I was not used to sticky beans.

Here is my first photo.  I didn't look too floofy then.

For my party, I thought I would give you all some climbing lessons.  We have about 25 pine trees lining one side of the yard so that would be room for all of us.

Firstly, take a running leap and climb the trunk until you reach the first branches. Once settled, scope the higher ones to see where you want to go. 

Take your time moving along. Stalk a few birds while you are up here.

Turning can be a little tricky. Be wary of the small branches, stay close to the inside, don't walk too far toward the edges.


Well done!  If you have a hard time getting down, the PM will help you. She has the big ladder all ready to go!

If you are not too tired, I will take you all on a tour of my favorite hunting spots, maybe we'll catch some snacks.

For you fine furiends that are clawless, Shade has some activities lined up for you too.  There is the "lose yourself in the overgrown berm" game, the cricket pounce and the ever popular race across the property as fast as you can.

I hope you all have a good time. Thanks for making this day special for me.

49 comments:

ZOOLATRY said...

Oh happy happy day to you Goldie...

Mr. Tigger said...

Happy Gotcha day Goldie from all of us at the M-Cats Club!
Hi 5 paw,
Mr. Tigger

PS: I added you to today's Monday ManCat members. I'll add GD to the calender, so we don't forget next year. BTW, when is your Birthday?

Spooky said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Goldie!! That tree-climbing sure looks interesting, but I'm afraid of high places. I never jump higher than the kitchen counter.

Tracey and Huffle said...

Happy gotcha day Goldie! We are such lucky kitties aren't we?

Huffle Mawson

Mickey said...

HAPPY 4th GOTCHA DAY GOLDIE!!!!!!!!!
It looks like you have a great day planned for us! WOOT!!!!
This is gonna be fun! I have never climbed a real tree before :o
Purrs Mickey

Evie/VampyVictor said...

Ohh happy happy Gotcha day!! :)
And your tree climbing skills are great! I would fallz out I has no agility :(
Ohh and P.s. Momma says that your grass is so very pretty and she is Jealous! :)))

The Meezers said...

Happy Gotcha day Goldie!!!!!!

Kelly Cat said...

Happy 4th Gotcha Day, Goldie, and many more! Keep climbing!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Happy Gotcha Day buddy!! you were as cute a kitten as you are a handsome Mancat. we're very glad you have a great forever home.

i'm going to head up a tree now! i'll admit to being way out of practice so thanks for posting the tips.

hey Shade, when i come down will you race me? i'm out of practice there too!

Eric and Flynn said...

Yikes, silly us. We visited earlier and signed Skeezix petition and furrgot to leave our comment.
Happy Gotcha Day Goldie. We both love climbing trees so we will be over to join you. I (Flynn) do like to go out on the small branches cuz it scares mum and she has to hide her eyes. It makes me laff when she does that. Eric can't do that cuz he's too heavy and the twigs would break,hehe.

Pumpkin said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Goldie! I neffer climbed a tree afore so fanks fur the lessons!

Angus Mhor said...

Happy Gotchaversary, Goldie! I'd like to play all those games with you...climb the trees, chase the crickets, and streeeak across the property! And that berm thing..whatever it is. Happy Day!

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Goldie! And thanks for the climbing lessons! We never get to climb outside...only inside...we think you have more fun outside...

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

Chance said...

Happy Gotcha Day! I iz furry gwad dat yur PM asised ta tayks yoo afor yoo got to a nassy shelter pwace. Yoo iz a furry luky kitteh.

Shilgiah the Cat said...

Happy 4th Gottcha Day Goldie! Glad you have a great forever home.

That tree really looks fun to climb!

The Cat Realm said...

Happy Gotcha Day Goldie! And thank you for the climbing lesson that was great - especially Tintin liked it as he is not the best of climbers - YET!
Karl, Mrs. OZ and Tintin

Junior said...

Happy Gothca Day Goldie!!!!!!!

Tybalt said...

Happy 4th Gotcha Day, handsome Goldie!!! You were such a cute little kit!

THE ZOO said...

Happy 4th Gotcha Day Goldie. yoos a cutie.
we all here started life in tha laundry rum too.

Gattina said...

Happy 4th Gotcha day ! Arthur and Rosie would love to climb the trees with you ! they are always busy here on our wheeping willow tree !

NinjaCat said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Goldie!!

Brenda & Ninja

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Goldie! You were a very sweet kit! But Man, oh Mancat, just look at you now!

Alasandra said...

Happy Gotcha Day Goldie!

I (Socks) will join you for the hunt.

Scylla love to climb so we will never get her out of the trees and Charybdis loves to run around and explore, she hardly ever sits still.

~Socks, Scylla & Charybdis

Mo said...

Hiya Goldie!
Happy Happy Gotcha Day!!!!

Thanks for having the Not The Mama Monday graphic in your sidebar, too!

Love & chin scritches,
Not The Mama

DEBRA said...

Happy gotcha Day Goldie...we just love love love that first picture of you and also that one of you when you first came to live in your forever home...what a looker you are...

purrs
abby

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

Happy 4th Gotcha Day, Goldie, from All Of us...

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I came ofer and climbed a few of the trees. They were fun. I nefer seen a pine tree before. All mine are huge fat ones wif no branchs fer 20 feet up. I'm spendin some time playin the hide game too. I love overgrowth stuff ta sneak through.

Ayla

Cat-a-holic, Laila and Minchie said...

Happy Gotcha day you handsome golden Mancat Goldie!

Laila and Minchie

GRRRETA said...

Happy Gotcha Day! I'm so glad the PM said yes and gave you a forever home. You look so cute in your first photo.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Happy Gotcha Day! Oh, dis is devine, think we'll hang around all day so dat stupid vacuum cleaner doesn't get us...

Daisy said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Goldie! And thanks for the climbing lessons, too.

PB 'n J said...

Gotcha days are the very best! Happiest of Happy Gotcha Days to you Goldie - and many more to come!

Cats said...

Wow that first piktur got us all googly eyed ~ what a mighty stretch ~ thanks for the wonderful climbing tips..you are like a leopard up there in the tree..

Happy Gotcha Day from us all..

Snow, Leo, Fairy & Omer

Kellykat said...

Woo hoo!!! Happy Gotcha Day Goldie! Lets get to climbing those trees.
-Stryder, Scotchy & Sugar

Tiger Lily said...

Happy Gotcha Day Goldie! Ruckus and I will be very happy to climb trees with you, Jemima will enjoy the "lose yourself in the overgrown berm" game, Zeke and Sushi will race across the property several times, as fast as they can go. This is a great party!!

prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and tail wags,
Jemima, Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

Parker said...

Happy Gothcha' Day Goldie! Gotcha' Days are the very bestest days!
Smooches!

Quasi said...

Congrats, Goldie, and what a fun party, too. BTW, you don't look a day over 3-1/2.

Lux said...

Wishing you a happy Gotchaversary, Goldie!!!

Tesla said...

what a great day that was! Happy gotcha day!

Marian said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Goldie!!! We would love to climb and run and streak with you. Sounds like so much fun.
:o) Thomas, Phoebe and Trixie

Derby said...

Happy Gotcha Day Goldie. May you have many, many more.

Boy said...

Happy Gotcha Day!

MoMo said...

Happy, happy Gotcha Day! I can't post because we are not hooked up on the internet at home. I am missing all of my furriends.

Sweet Praline said...

Happy Gotcha Day to you Goldie. I hope you have many more in your forever home.

Sen and Tom said...

You have floofed up spectacularly over the last 4 years, Goldie! Congratulations on your Gotcha Day!

Sen-Chan

The Furry Kids said...

Happy belated Gotcha Day!!!

Chairman Mao said...

Happy Belated Gotcha Day, Goldie! Us Ballicai are so sorry we're late. Mom's been so slow onna uptake lately. We hope you had an extra speshul day and Brainball gives you extra big floofy soul brutha huggies!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Ariel said...

Ariel..."Darnit" Mommmmmmmm!!!!!!!!
You did it again I missed Goldie's Gotcha Day.I'm so mad at you(Hiss)
how could you.

Mom... I'm so sorry Ariel.

Ariel... Don't apologize to my dear friend Goldie Now!!!!

Mom... Goldie I'm so sorry please don't blame Ariel.

Ariel..."Okay" Now go hang your head in shame.Happy belated Gothca
Day Goldie...Hugs

Gretchen and Mike said...

I'm sorry I'm a day late on wishing Happyiness on your 4th gothcha day. Happy Gotcha Day Goldie. It looks like you had a lot of fun and lots of friends come over to play.

Hugs...Gretchen and Mike

HotMBC said...

Happy belated Gotcha Day Goldie. Sorry we couldn't come by sooner but our typist has been sick with the creeping crud. If I can find a good backup typist, I'll share with you too.
Anyways, hope you had a good one.
Purrrrrrrs,
your bud Pepi

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