Ten days ago I posted about Chris’s eleventh Gotha Day but it seems I was having a senior moment and didn’t know what day it was. Chris’s real Gotcha Day is today, November fourteenth, not November fourth. It’s amazing what a difference adding a one can make.
What made me realize my mistake was the photo below that came up on my Facebook app on Thursday and said “Eleven Years Ago.”
This is a photo of Chris when he first met Rose at the shelter. You can see he was never shy. I looked at the date which was November 12th and thought two things. First I thought that Chris’s Gotcha Day was two days away so why did I write a post about it last week? I then thought it was weird that that photo was from November 12th and not November 14th.
After thinking about it I realized Rose met Chris much earlier. I looked it up and saw this photo was taken October 3rd, six weeks before we adopted Chris. Back then we didn’t post to Facebook from our phones and I probably posted that photo when we decided to adopt him.
In case you are wondering why it took so long it was because we had a cruise planned in October which took us back to Florida for more than a week. We couldn’t adopt a new cat and then leave. After we returned, Rose had to go to Alabama on a business trip. I think we brought Chris home the day after Rose returned from Alabama.
It is amazing that Chris was available for such a long time considering how loveable and affectionate he has always been. One reason, I think, is because he was adopted and then returned because he was too annoying for the couple who adopted him. That probably put a stain on his record. I know that happened but I don’t remember if that happened before I met him or in between this photo and the day we took him home.
In either case, I consider ourselves lucky to have found such a unique and special cat. In spite of his behavior, or perhaps because of it, he has been a real blessing in our lives.
Chris is definitely one of a kind – even “annoying” can be wonderful ! Happy REAL GOTCHA DAY Chris………..
Hugs, Pam and Teddy too
I will miss being annoyed by him when he is gone.
It was love from his first annoying moment I met him!
I don’t know about you having a senior moment ^^ I think we’re all having trouble remembering dates and days at the moment.
That’s a great photo!
♫♪♥♥♥♥♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gotcha Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gotcha Day Dear Chris!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gotcha Day to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
That was beautiful. thanks. 🙂
Meowser so glad you liked it… my staff tells me I can’t sing…. They are wrong!
They sure are wrong.
Awwww, look at Chris loving his mamma!
Awww, Happy Real Gotcha Day to Chris from all of us!
Thanks so much.
Numbers can be wily sometimes. Mom says math is not our friend. I agree. Happy Gotcha Day (again), C. You are right where you belong.
Love and licks,
Happy Gotcha Day to Chris! That is a marvelous photo!
Thanks. I like it too.
One can never celebrate gotcha days enough! So it bears repeating. 🙂
Happy Gotcha Day sweet Chris!
Thanks so much.
You have to wonder what is ‘too annoying’? Because he loves to be near you or be petted? You have your perfect home, Chris. Happy Gotcha Day to you!
Too annoying now is when he won’t stop scratching and biting be.
Happy Real Gotcha Day to Chris!
Thanks so much. . . . again.
Happy Gotcha day to Chris!
Well we are wishing Chris another Happy Gotcha Day and have adjusted our calendar. Many fun returns my friend
Thanks so much.
Happy. belated Gotcha Day, Chris. 🐈🥳🎁🎈🎉🎂💝That is a super cute photo of you. We are so happy that you found the purrfect home. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer
Thanks. We are lucky to have him.