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It has been thirteen years since Chris came to live with us and I don’t think it is a stretch to say that he changed our lives. I imagine things would be very different if I didn’t need to fill in for someone that day at the Petsmart adoption center where I first saw Chris. For one thing, I probably would not be blogging today and would have missed out on knowing so many great people . . . and pets.
I think this is a good time to walk down memory lane.
I believe this is the first photo I have of Chris. It was taken with the low-quality camera that was on my non-smartphone at the time. I had met Chris a few times before while volunteering at the shelter and thought he would make a good candidate for adoption. I even spoke to my wife about him. Another volunteer snapped this photo with my phone and I texted it to my wife, who was out of town on a business trip. I wrote, “Can we keep him?”
When Rose first came to see him he did not disappoint.
After we got him home he continued his affection.
But first, there was a home to explore. Here he is moments after we arrived home and I opened his carrier.
He basically took over the house and our other cats just let him. In return, Chris was very affectionate to the other cats, weather they liked it or not.
He even influenced others to misbehave.
But he has always been the glue that holds the group together.
I will leave you with a “Best of Bad Cat Chris” video that I put together about seven years ago.
Many of you know I wrote an ebook about Chris over nine years ago. Much of it was taken from this blog and tells the story of our early struggles with raising a bad cat. I have made the book free until the end of the day Wednesday. To get your free kindle ebook, click here.
he is our hero… happy gotcha day to you dear chris…. and happy chris day to you all ;O)
Thank you so much.
Happy Gotcha Day Chris – you changed everyone’s lives the day you came to your forever home and I know all that affection has made everyone feel loved. You’re a special guy – ALL of us think so!
Hugs, Teddy and Mom Pam
He is special. Thank you.
Happy Gotcha Day to Chris! He certainly has made your life more interesting. 🙂
Bad cats are the most fun to have around! Keep it up Bad Cat Chris! Happy Gotcha Day!
Thank you so much.
Ahahaha Chris is such a character! Happy 13th Gotcha Day to Chris, and you
Oops, hit post too soon … To Chris and you and Rose. I got your book a long time ago and really enjoyed reading it!
I’m glad to hear it. Thanks.
Thank you. 🙂
Happy Gotcha Day, Chris. 🎉🥂🍾🎂🎁 You definitely have been a mischievous cat. Thanks for sharing all the cute photos and video. Hope your day is special with lots of treats and cuddles. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, angel Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer, Kizmet, Audrey & Raleigh
That boy is such a character! LOVED that video of Chris when he first arrived at your home. The tail in the air speaks volumes! He was ecstatic to be there and what kitty wouldn’t be happy with food around every corner, toys and places to nap? He knew he hit the jackpot!! The cabinet video cracked me up too, neither of my other two boys ever opened cabinets, but like Chris, Roary does!!!!!! HAPPY 13th Gotcha Day Chris!! May there be many, many more to come! xoxo
Thatnks, Caren. It wasn’t obvious but we had four other cats that just watched as Chris took over the house.
Oh, Chris. You are so naughty and so fun! Happy Gotcha Day, buddy!
Love and licks,
Chris–you are hilarious! Happy Gotcha Day, little buddy.
Thanks so much.
happee gotcha day dood, heerz two de next 13 witha yeer a head filled
with happeez and healtheez ….and gettin inta trubull 😺❤️
Happy Gotcha Day Chris !
I am sure you haven’t had a dull moment in 13 years. Happy Gotcha Day Chris!!
Only when I was at work. 🙂
That was a fun look back, Happy Gotcha Day Chris!!!
Aww! What a cutie. You guys are lucky to have found each other.
I think very lucky.
A most Happy Gotcha Day to you, Chris! I also found Carmine in a PetSmart adoption center. 🙂
By the way, Carmine says orange boys are the bestest!
Chris agrees. Thank you.
Happy Chris-mas! He looks so, so happy to be living with you.
He should be. Nobody else will put up with him.
Wanna swap for Catorze?
I would never give up Chris but if you want to vacation in Florida then bring Catorze with you. I’d love to catsit for a few days.
Catorze would LOVE to stay with you and your gang!
He would have fun here.