It's My 10th Gotcha Day! And I'm Having a Giveaway! | Lola The Rescued Cat
Monday, January 18, 2021

It's My 10th Gotcha Day! And I'm Having a Giveaway!

Hello, and Happy Monday! I'm very excited because I'm celebrating my 10th Gotcha Day! Okay, it was actually a couple of days ago, but I wanted to post this on a Monday so more people would see it. 


Time sure flies, because it feels just like yesterday that I came home forever. I was only about seven months old, and now I'm a mature cat (almost to be considered a senior! *shudder*) My life has been pretty amazing, and I'm grateful for every single moment of it. Mommy, Lexy, and I have accomplished so much and have helped so many cats and people over the past decade, and we're hoping to continue for the next ten years! 


Lola's 10th gotcha day


It's not only my 10th Gotcha Day - it's our 10th anniversary on Facebook, which is where it all started for us. I'm going to have a giveaway here on the blog and on our Facebook page. More about that in a minute. 


I thought it would be fun to share photos of me throughout the years. I hope you enjoy them. 


2011

tabby cat

tabby cat in a window
This is one of Mommy's favorite photos of me.


2012

tabby cat with white paws



tabby cat looking out the window
This was my favorite place to sit. Mommy has this table in storage now.


2013

tabby cat in a window
This photo is on my book cover.

tabby cat



2014

tabby cat with white paws

tabby cat


2015

tabby cat with white paws

tabby cat in a window


2016

tabby cat on a bed

tabby cat


2017

tabby cat at the vet

tabby cat in a bow tie


2018

tabby cat with white paws

tabby cat with white paws


2019

tabby cat

tabby cat


2020

tabby cat

tabby cat

I hope you enjoyed looking back at my life. 

It's a Giveaway! 

Now for the exciting part! To celebrate my very special Gotcha Day, I'm having a giveway! I have a prize package to give to one lucky winner.


I put together some of my favorite toys and treats, and added a Lola branded tote bag. 





And.... the winner will get to choose either a Lola mug or a Lola water bottle. 



The giveaway is open to everyone everywhere, 18+ years of age, except where prohibited by law. The winners will be selected randomly by Rafflecopter and contacted via email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize, and a new winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter. Please note that to qualify for the prize a comment must be left on this post. The giveaway closes on Tuesday, February 2, at 12:00 am Eastern Time.



To say thank you to our Facebook friends who have a hard time commenting on the blog, I'm giving a second prize package away on our page. So for another chance to win, enter over there. 

Now, it wouldn't be a real gotcha day celebration if I didn't raise money for one of my favorite rescues. For every comment on this post and on our Facebook post, we will donate $1 to Abandoned Angels Cat Rescue. AACR is a very small cat rehab & re-homing 501c3 non-profit in Columbus, OH, and our pal Shiloh is their spokescat. We always love helping Miss Lynda out. So please spread the word so I can donate a bunch of dollars. 





Mommy started my Gotcha Day celebration by writing about some lessons I have taught her.  I didn't know I was such a good teacher, but I'm glad I am. 

Happy, Happy Gotcha Day to me! The past ten years have been the best ever, and I definitely adopted the purrfect human and kitty sister! I'm the luckiest rescued cat ever. 

Thank you all for being my friends. 

Lola


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  1. Happy gotcha day, Lola! It's crazy how time flies! I'm going to be SEVEN this year!

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  2. Happy Gotcha Day, Lola. These are all beautiful photos of you through the years. I wish you many more Gotcha Days. Your Giveaway is lovely, good luck to all who enter.

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  3. Happy Gotcha Day, Lola! Such cuteness and beauty through the years!

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  4. Happy Gotcha Day, Lola! How is it that you have gotten more beautiful through the years! Water bottle.

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  5. That really was a fun look back sweet Lola and a most Happy Gotcha Day from all of us!

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  6. Happy Gotcha Day Lola! That was a nice walk down memory lane, you sure are beautiful sweetie, have a wonderful celbration today!

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  7. We shall sing for you on this momentous occasion!
    ¸¸.•*♫♫♫ Happy Gottcha Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day to yoooooooouuuuuuu ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day deeeeeeeeear Lola•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day to you ♥♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    We LOVE seeing all those photos of you through the years! Thanks to your great Mom too! You guys ROCK! Sending you a marvellously Happy Day!

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  8. Happy Gotcha Day, Lola! We enjoyed seeing all those photos of you through the years. You've come such a long way, and we love you!

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    1. Oh, and we would probably choose the mug, if we were lucky enough to win. :)

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  9. Happy 1oth Gotcha Day, Lola! You are beautiful and what a nice look back at all the wonderful photos of you!

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  10. Happy Gotcha Day beautiful Lola! I am so glad you scored such a loving forever home. That is a nice prize package. I would choose the mug as I am always drinking coffee. XO

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  11. Happy Gotchaday gawjus Lola. I's so happy to be your furiend. And, mommy would luvs a mug of your mug fur hers coffee. Ya' know, she luvs that stuffs. MOL I's so glad you got gotted and have a pawsum furever home. Here's to lots more years. Big hugs

    Luvs ya'

    RaenaBelle

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  12. Happy Gotcha Day, Lola! You sure have the purrfect life now! (If we won, we would prefer a mug.)

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  13. Happy Gotcha Day Lola ! What a pawsome giveaway, good luck to our US friends ! Purrs

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  14. Happy Gotcha Day, Lola. We loved the trip down Memory lane with al those great photos! If we should happen to win the draw, we will donate our winnings to Winnie's Wish.

    Purrs,
    Tama and Genji

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  15. Happy Gotcha Day Lola - and many more !

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  16. Happy Gotcha Day!!! What nice photos! It would be fun to have a coffee mug to remind us of you!

    (ellen beck on form)

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  17. Happy Gotcha Day! It certainly looks like you are having a wonderful life, pretty girl.

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  18. So glad you were rescued! Happy Gotcha Day!

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  19. Happy Gotcha Day Lola. We share that day. XXX I love seeing the pictures of you through the years. Mom should have done the same for me. She's too lazy. Meow! I'll come see you in Face Book too.

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  20. "Would you prefer a mug or a water bottle?" I would prefer a mug.

    And Happy 10th Gotcha Day, Lola! I wish you all the best!

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  21. Lola we are so happy you found your forever home. It is such a special day for all of us loved kitties and we need to help those who are still looking in every way we can. Purrs sweetheart

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  22. Happy Gotcha Day Lola! Wonderful photos of you today through the years. (Please leave me out of the contest) Hope you had a great day!

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  23. happee bee lated gotcha day two ewe lola...984 pawz up two ewe for givin sum green paperz two AACR ♥♥♥ we hope yur day total lee rocked; ya had fun; got inta trubull, N joyed sum perch & heerz two de next 10; pluz a yeer a head filled with happeez & healtheez ♥♥♥♥♥

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  24. Happy 10th Gotcha Day. I know your mom is so happy that you came to live with her. You have a great mom!

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  25. Happy Gotcha Day, Lola. I love the happy ending to your story - and you so deserved every bit. My favorite picture of you is the second under 2011 ... I could tell that face and those white paws anywhere and I love you dearly - just like your Mommy.

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  26. I think it is nice you are also donating to a shelter! Now to remember to comment so it is more :)

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  27. Happy Gotcha Day! water bottle please. thank you. if i won i would be donating to Safe Haven for Cats- a great rescue in the NC.

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  28. Happy Gotcha Day, Lola, and here is to many, many more!!

    If we win, we'd love a mug. The Mom drinks coffee every morning. :)

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  29. Wow, time sure does fly by! I loved seeing your photos through the years. Happy Gotcha Day, Lola!

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  30. You've always been such a precious little doll, and we just adore you!

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  31. Happy gotcha day! So pretty!

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  32. Happy Gotcha Day, sweet Lola! Gosh, I sure enjoyed all your photos through the years. Hmmm, what to do. I'm a big coffee drinker, but I really need to drink more water. Mug or water bottle. Hmmmm. You being an empathetic and sweet kitty, you would want me to be more healthy, so water bottle it is. Happy New Year, sweetie. Thanks for hosting this fabulous giveaway.

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  33. Happy, Happy Gotcha Day, dear Lola!
    We love all those pictures of you growing up and We understand why the second one is your Mommy's favourite. We think it's Our favourite too.
    Wishing you many, many more Gotcha days,

    Trixie, Caspurr and Shimshi - and Mummy Shimona

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  34. Happy Gotcha Day! You have a fantastic collection of photos over the years.

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  35. Happy Gotcha Day belatedly! I love those crinkle balls so we have something in comment. Enjoy your day!

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  36. Happy Gotcha Day!
    I'd prefer the mug.

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  37. Happy Gotcha Anniversary, Lola & your Mum too !!

    I'd probably get more use out of the mug. And my 2 rescues would love the toys & treats !!

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  38. I would love a mug from Lola

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  39. Happy Gotcha Day Lola. :) I would choose a water bottle.

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  40. Happy Gotcha Day, Lola! My sweet rescue is going to be 13 this year. I would prefer a mug. Thank you very much.

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  41. I would prefer the water bottle

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  42. Happy Gotcha day Lola .My Beagle Alisters Gotcha Day was in July 15 years ago and he is still doing well . As for prizes I would choose a mug .

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  43. Such a beautiful cat. I would choose the water bottle.

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  44. Lola is such a sweet kitty!! I would choose the mug.

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  45. Happy gotcha day! I would choose the mug

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  46. I would prefer the mug! Happy gotcha day!!!

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  47. I think I'd prefer a mug because I got a Keurig for Christmas and could use some more mugs to drink tea in.

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  48. I would prefer the water bottle. Trying to cut down on my coffee intake.

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  49. I would be happy to have a Lola coffee mug.

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  50. The Lola Mug. Love Lola's photo shoot!
    Nancy
    tis-so at hotmail dot com

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  51. Happy "Gotcha Day", sweetie! So glad you're happy & healthy.
    A water bottle would be my preferred gift :)

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  52. Who rescues who when a furry friend comes to live with their person? Everyone wins!

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  53. I would prefer the water bottle, but I would be happy with either. Happy Adoption Anniversary Lola!

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  54. I would prefer a water bottle :)

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  55. HAPPY GOTCHA DAY LOLA!! The Water Bottle would be my first pick. Thank you very much!

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  56. Love the pictures, I'd prefer the mug!

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  57. I would prefer a mug, beautiful cat

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  58. I'd prefer a water bottle...and my rescues, Piper and Kilo, both say hi and congrats on your gotcha day.

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  59. Oh, Lola! How lucky you are to have each other! You look a lot like my girl of 8 years, Mushu!

    I would totally dig the mug. Purrrrfect for sipping tea and snuggling with Mushu!

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  60. Happy Gotcha Day Lola! Beautiful pictures! I would prefer a mug. (Tammy Horn)

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  61. HAPPY GOTCHA DAY!
    I Prefer a mug.

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  62. I prefer the mug!

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  63. Happy Gotcha Day, Lola! I'd pick the mug.

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  64. The water bottle; I've been trying to drink a little less coffee this year LOL.

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  65. Happy Gotcha Day!
    The water bottle

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  66. Happy Gotcha Day! It is nice to see you found your forever home!
    The Water Bottle.

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  67. Happy Gotcha Day!!! The Water Bottle would be great! Good luck everyone!

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  68. Happy Gotcha Day!! Would love the water bottle!

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  69. I've got a pile of gotchas of my own and need a water bottle to stay hydrated while I keep up with them.

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  70. I think I would prefer the water bottle.

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  71. I would love the mug
    I use mugs more often than water bottles and I need to drink more water

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  72. Lola, we are so happy, pleased and grateful for your support of AACR over the years! We love you, Lexi and your mommy very much! Happy Gotcha Day to you and we hope that you celebrate many more years together! - Shiloh

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  73. I would prefer a water bottle.

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  74. HAPPY GOTCHA DAY LOLA! I just adore all the sweet photos!! If I were to win, I would love the water bottle that way I could take it everywhere with me to show everyone and they would ask me about you.... this would be so fun!!

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  75. I think the cat pictures are adorable. I would pick a water bottle.

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  76. Abandoned Angels Cat Rescue is lucky to have such passionate supporters like yourself! It sure has been a tough fundraising year!

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  77. Happy Gotcha Day

    I would pick the mug

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  78. I'd prefer the mug.Thanks!

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  79. I prefer water bottles because my Human kids always run off with them...

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  80. The water bottle, I never have enough of those.

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  81. I'd prefer the mug as I can't have enough mugs.
    Flyergal82 \at ;yahoo !dot ?com

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