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June 6, 2012

Happy Gotcha Day, Moosey!

Today is a very special day in our house. It was four years ago that Tracey and I brought our Moosey home to live happily ever after as part of our family. :)

It's my Gotcha Day?
We met Moosey while volunteering at PAWS, and absolutely fell in love with his playful, easygoing personality. We found this amazing, especially given what he had been through.  PAWS rescued Moosey and a bunch of other cats from a kill shelter, where they ended up after being part of a hoarding situation.  As if that wasn't enough, these poor kitties were found to have ringworm, so they had to undergo regular sulfur dips until they were ringworm-free.  Not nice at all!  But through it all, Moosey's easygoing nature shone brightly. :)

Moosey at PAWS
Moosey pretty much made himself at home from day one.


And he has not looked back since.  Over the past four years, we've seen even more of his true personality emerge.  We've discovered he likes to play with the water from the bathtub faucet.  Loves eating lettuce.  Enjoys hugs and snuggles.  And that he is a faithful and efficient bed warmer (he sleeps with us every night)!
Left: Checking out the tub / Right: In the crown bed
Left: On "his" Infinity Scratcher / Right: Sleeping in the sun with Sammy
Happy Gotcha Day, sweet Moosey!

We are so lucky to have gotcha'd you.  Thank you for gracing us with your cuteness, and for making us laugh and smile every day.  We love you, little buddy!

Dad Kevin, Mom Tracey and Brother Sammy

59 comments:

The Chair Speaks said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Moosey! Wishing you lots of love and happiness always. Purrs!

Sherry said...

Well, wouldn't you know it? I was just reading about Lorenza's problems with Blogger, then I posted my congratulations to Moosey and saw my post show up three times! Sorry about messing up the comment section & good thing Moosey won't mind.

Oui Oui said...

A very Happy Gotcha day, sweet Moosie! You are so lucky to be Gotcha'd by such nice people. We hope you have a great day with lots of love, fun, treats, and a little bit of silliness!

Purrs & kitty kisses, sweet friends!

Oui Oui said...

Pee S. We forgot to say we are gonna make some avatars of you & Sammy.

Cat said...

Happy Birthday you darling sweet boy!!! We are so glad that you got gotcha'd into such a fantastic home :-) Hope you had a super fun day with lots of cuddles and treats...we love you :-)

KC and the Giggleman Kitties said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Moosey!
Love & Purrs,
KC

Sparkle said...

Happy gotcha day, Moosey! I love your crown bed!

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Moosey! We are amazed that you actually LIKE lettuce!?

Julia Williams said...

Wishing you a very happy Gotcha Day Moosey! What a lucky kitteh you are to have such a wonderful furever home.

Clooney said...

Happy Gotcha Day sweet Moosey! We are so happy you ended up in such a loving family! We hope you have a wonderful celebration day! (Neytiri has a crown bed just like you and loves sleeping in it.)

san said...

Happy Gotcha Day Moosey. You landed the big one with this family that you adopted for sure.

the amigos

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy, Happy Gotcha Day Moosey - we think you got just the purrfect home for yourself and you are secure in their love. We, like you, are from a large cat family (two of over 100 rescued) and so we know how great it is to have space to stretch out in your own bed.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Retro Koty i Pies said...

Happy gotcha Day

Marg said...

Oh Moosey, Happy Gotcha day. You are such a lucky boy to have a great home. We have always thought you were a special kitty and now we know you are. Hope you have a fantastic day.

Brian said...

Happy Gotcha Day Moosey!!! Ya done good pal!

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Moosey! What a great home you have now! Enjoy your day...'specially that crown bed...it's very cool!

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Moosey! Your family is so lucky to have you in their lives.

The Whiskeratti said...

Happy Gotcha Day! We're so glad you found this wonderful home. Those pictures are pawsome.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Moosey! It was a lucky day all round, when you found your forever home. :-)

pibble said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Moosey! You struck gold when Tracey and Kevin brought you home. I'd think they'd say the same about you!

CCL Wendy said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Moosey! I'm so glad you were gotcha'd and found the furever home where you were meant to be.

I love your "King" sized bed. It's obvious you rule it and your parents bed, as well. Quite the kingdom!

Here's to many, many more healthy and happy years together.

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy Gotcha Day Moosey!!! You picked a great forever home!

The Florida Furkids and Lexi

Random Felines said...

Happy Gotcha Day Moosey!!! We are glad you got rescued by PAWS and then adopted by your mom and dad. :)

A Tonk's Tail said...

That's just so pawesome, Moosey! Concats on your Gotcha Day!
We love your bootiful baby blues, too!!

A few Good Cats said...

It's easy to see why your humans chose you, Moosey. You're irresistible! Happy Gotcha Day, and may you have many more.

Marilia said...

OMG cute cute cute boy!
Happy Goctha Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

catsynth said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Moosey! Hope you have a great celebration :)

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Lettuce???? Moosey!! Do you think you are a BUNNY!! MOL!! With those beautiful markings you could almost be a bunny!! You look as soft, sweet and cuddly as a bunny does!

Happy 4th Gotcha Day dear boy!!! Loved your story, warmed my heart!
xoxoxo

♥ Sallie said...

Yay! Happy Gotcha Day!

Hugs,

Maggie @ Shelter Cats said...

A happy day for everyone when Moosie adopted his family... and they are all living happily-ever-after.
(And he's never going to be yellow again. That ringworm treatment is stinky stuff.)

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Gotcha Day Moosey. We hope you are having a lovely day.

3 kats and a kwiltr said...

Happy Gotcha Day! We're new here but we like to celebrate Gotcha Days, because they are extra special...
Hope you have many more years of celebrating your Gotcha Day.
Snuggles and Purrs,
Taz, Runt, and Charles in IL

Avalon's Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

Awwwwwwwww, What a Beautiful Sweet boy you are Moosey :) ^.,^ Your beanz are furry lucky to be Blessed wif you & you them ~
Many Kitty Kissez Sweet Boy,
Happy Gotcha Day !!!!! ^.,^
♥♥xoxoxo♥♥ ^..^ x6 +1 ;)

Tamago said...

Happy happy happy Gotcha Day, sweet Moosey!! We are so happy you were rescued from kill shelter and found such a wonderful home! You are so cute and special!! I've never seen a kitty who loves eating lettuce :-)
Have a super fun day, Moosey!!

Unknown said...

Happy Moosey Gotcha Day to you all. What a great match!

Quill and Greyson said...

Happiest of Gotcha Days to you Moosey!!!

Oui Oui said...

We are working on kitty kartoons for Moosie & Sammy. We know this blog is about the shelter kitties, but do you know how long it took us to find a picture of Sammy's tail? About 9 months of blogs! Ahahahaha!

Purrs, sweet friends!

Gigi said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Moosey!

BUT OMC--Where did your get that BED???? I gotta have me one a those! I mean, what could be more suited for a KING???

Ellen Whyte said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Moosey! We think you are lucky to have a nice home, and they are lucky to have you!

White Dog Blog said...

Happy Gotcha Day Moosie! You could not have landed in a more wonderful home or with amore amazingly loving forever family! We wish you many many many more years together in safety, healthy, and happiness.

Unknown said...

O hai! Adoption is the best thing ever. :)

HH and The Boys said...

Great pictures. Have a wonderful gotcha day. Happy ...happy to you.

pawhugs, Max

Angel Pinot & Momo said...

Your humans are so lucky to have you! Happy Gotcha Day, Moosey! You're beautiful kitty.

Momo & Pinot

Unknown said...

Oh! Moosey! Concatulations on your celebration of your gottcha day! Me is sooo happy that yous has a fabulous forever home just like me.
Kisses
Nellie

Jacqueline said...

Happy Belated Gotcha Day, handsome Moosey!!...We are so glad you found a purrfect family to call your own, sweetie!!...We hope you all enjoy a happy, lazy weekend, precious friends...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Rumpydog said...

Happy belated Gotcha! Day Moosey! I know it was wonderful, as is every day for us rescued guys.

Katie Isabella said...

Oh Moosey, that made my mommy's eyes start to leak but in a good way. She and I both are so happy for you and for your mom and dad and brother. You are a precious fur child and I wish I could know you in purrson. I love your crown bed You deserve it darling boy. xxxooo

(angel) Grrreta and Fam said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Moosey! We are so glad you got the wonderful forever home and family you deserve.

Beth said...

Moosey is adorable, and so lucky to have the two of you! I know the feeling is mutual!

haopee said...

Moosey you have the most adorable looking blue eyes. My beau who saw your picture had to laugh at how cute and innocent looking you are. I bet you've gotten away with alot of things just because your cute.

Huggies and Cheese,

Haopee

Deb Barnes / Zee and Zoey said...

Oh Moosey!! Thank you for the smiles! What a sweetheart you are and we are so happy you have a fureverhome with Kevin, Tracey, and Sammy!! The only thing we are wondering about... lettuce?!!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Awww...Happy Gotcha Day, Moosey!! You are such a handsome cat! I'm so happy for you and your pawrents that you found each other!
Hugs and Purrs from Cindy, Buster, Rudy and Sam

Oskar said...

Hooray for Moosey! Happy Gotcha Day big guy!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Oui Oui said...

Hi sweet friends! The mom did avatars of Moosey & Sammy. They are over at our place. It was really hard to find pictures of your legs and tails! Your dad does such a good job photographing all the kitties waiting for their families to find them!

Karen Jo said...

I'm a few days late, but Happy Gotcha Day, Moosey! I hope you had a wonderful day and will have many more.

Herman

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Here comes another late HAPPY GOTCHA DAY !!!

Oui Oui said...

Its us. We're back AGAIN! We just gave an award to Moosey, so please stop by when you get a moment and pick it up. Purrs, lovely friends!

LP said...

Happy belated Gotcha Day Moosey!
It is very obvious to us why your Mama and Papa fell in love with you. You DO afterall have the sweetest face we've ever seen :)
Here's to many more years filled with love and family!

the critters in The Cottage xo

Cat Street Boyz said...

Happy belated Gotcha Day Moosey!
Gotcha Days are very special because it's the first day of the rest of your life with your loving forever family=^Y^=