It's My Gotcha Day! | Lola The Rescued Cat
Saturday, January 16, 2016

It's My Gotcha Day!

Hello and Happy Caturday!! Today is no ordinary Caturday, folks.  Can you guess why? OK, I won’t keep you in suspense, I’ll just tell you.  Today is my Adoptaversary!  It’s my Gotcha Day! 



Five years ago today I came home to live with Mommy (and Lexy – I shouldn’t forget her) for forever! I get so excited on this day (as you can tell by all of the exclamation points) that I can hardly sit still! Here's what I wrote in my diary that day: 

"When we got to my new home, I smelled a cat but I didn’t have a chance to see it because Will rushed me off to the bathroom. I’m still sick, so I have to be separated for a while. I heard Mommy say, 'They’ll have to be introduced slowly'.

So far I like Mommy. She gives me hugs and lets me give her face rubs. She even made me a little blankie so I’m not cold. Isn’t that super? And she doesn’t get upset that I have diarrhea. She just picks up the rugs and puts towels down on the floor for me. 

Wow, I can’t believe I have my own bed, and I can walk around and not have to live in a cage anymore. I lived in a cage for 31 days and it wasn’t fun. Tonight when I sleep in my bed I’m going to pray that all the cats on Death Row be saved just like I was."

I didn't sleep a wink the night before because I was just too happy about going home. I can't believe that was five years ago. 

I started today's celebrations by sitting on Mommy’s face early this morning.  Once I was sure I had her attention I started licking her face.  (Well, it’s a special day so she should make sure she gets a bath!) After she finally got up Lexy and I had breakfast.  Lexy had her fave – chicken flavored Fancy Feast, and Mommy gave me crunchy food! It’s my favorite! (Every day should be my Gotcha Day!) I got lots of hugs and kisses from Mommy, and Lexy licked my head. 

Here are a few photos of me taken over the years.






I wanted to do something special for my Gotcha day, so I thought we’d do our first ever commentathon! Oh my stars, this is so cool! For every comment we get on this post Mommy will donate .50 (up to $50) to Oliver’s Orphan Oasis in Putnam Valley, NY. OOO is a one-woman rescue/shelter run by a wonderful woman, Carolyn.  Auntie Carolyn took the kitten that Will found under a car a few years ago and found her a forever family.

So please comment, and please spread the word! Let’s raise money for Oliver’s Orphan Oasis! And don’t forget... Adopt, Don’t Shop!

Gotcha days are the best, don't you agree? 
Lola

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  1. Happy gotcha day, Lola! I think having a commenthon is an awesome idea!

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  2. I hope you get lots and lots of comments for OOO! Such a super way to celebrate. Happy gotcha day!

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  3. Happy Gotcha Day! How exciting and what a wonderful way to celebrate. Hope you have an amazing day!

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  4. P.S.: Rosie, our rescue kitty, is making an appearance on our blog today. We are determined to include her more this year.

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  5. Happy Gotcha Day!!!! I hopes mew gets tons of treatses today. Lubs mew all <3

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  6. Happy Gotcha Day Lola, we're so happy you found such an awesome forever home!

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  7. Happy Gotcha Day beautiful girl! It really was meant to be sweetie!

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  8. We gotcha, Lola, we gotcha! Love you.

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    1. Aunt Leslie, I'm celebrating today because of you!! You're my fairy godmother. I love you (and so does Mommy.)

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  9. Happy, Happy Gotcha Day from The McFluffersons! We love you! We hope you get a lot of comments too!

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  10. Happy Gotcha Day, Lola! We love you and Lexy! It's so nice of your mommy to do a commentathon!

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  11. Happy Gotcha Day!

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  12. Happy Gotcha Day Lola! What a super special day for you......and what a wonderful way to celebrate - with a commentathon! We're happy to pawticipate in that AND also happy that you found your FOREVER.....

    Love, Sammy

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  13. Happy Happy Gotcha Day Sweet Girl!!!!! Hoping lots of green papers are raised! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  14. lola....we steeled a cell ewe lar dee vize sew we could stop bye two day with best fishes, happee
    gotcha day wishes N mice creem dishes. a most awesum 5 and heerz two 500 mor.... N how total
    lee kewl .......ewe R given up sum green paperz ta help Oliver's Oasis! sendin hugz, lovez, N wavez
    two lexi ❤️❤️❤️

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  15. Happy Gotcha Day, Lola!! We are so glad you got gotted. You and your mom are blessed to have found one another. :)

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  16. Happy Gotchaday bootyful Lola. Weez so glad yous mommy adopted you and we met and became furiends. Mommys, furever homes and gotchadays are indeed wunnerful. we are among da blest. Ifin only every kitty kuld have what we have. Have a pawsuly purrfect day.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  17. Lola, Happy Gotcha Day, Beautiful. We are so happy you got a wonderful and loving home with Lexy and mommy Dawn. We are always praying for the kitties in the shelters. Hope you get lots and lots of comments today. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  18. Happy Gotcha Day! You are looking wonderful, marvelous! Much happiness and crunchies always!

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  19. Happy Gotcha Day, Lola! We're so glad you got gotted!

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  20. Happy Gotcha Day, sweetie!!! Wishing you the happiest day ever and many, many more!

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  21. Oh gosh!! We're so happy we stopped by!! Happy Gotcha Day and wishes for oodles more! Extra special purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey kitties

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  22. Happy Gotcha Day! I am so glad you were rescued and I do pray for those on death row every night. How sweet to do a commentathon.

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  23. We are so glad to be able to join all your furry friends in wishing you the purrfect celebration of your Gotcha Day! Teri and Coco and Disco and Brighton and Kely, and Nolo the Foster, too!

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  24. Happy gotcha day, Lola! You sure did gotcha yourself the purrfect forever home. :)

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  25. Happy Gotcha Day my niece! It may technically be your Gotcha Day, but I bet Mommy feels it is hers too as it is the day you got her heart forever. I know this is how I felt as a Mommy on my kitties gotcha days. Purrs and smooches!

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  26. We are so sorry we missed your Gotcha Day. Happy Gotcha Day, we are so glad your Mommy choose you and that she didn't care that you were sick.

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  27. Oh happy belated gotcha day, Lola! You are one much loved and lucky kitty xoxox

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  28. Happy Belated Gotcha Day, dear Lola ! We're glad you found such a loving home ! Purrs

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  29. Congratulations on your gotcha day!!

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