Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Happy Gotcha Day Nigel!!!

Hi there!  Welcome to my Gotcha Day celebration.  I've been singing and dancing all week in preparation for the big day so I thought I'd like to have a sing along.  Cats can meow along, dogs can woof and humans can sing if they know the tune.

Meow along with me (to the tune of King of the Road)
Dog house for sale or rent
Warm beds to let fifty cents
No phone no pool no pets
I ain’t got a nip cigarette
Ah but, 2 hours of hunting squirrel
Buys a 8x12 inch free shelter
I’m a mancat of means by no means
King of the yard

Third boxcar midnight train
Destination Portland OR (not Maine!)
Old worn out collar and paws
I don’t follow no stink’in laws
I smoke old nip stogies I have found
Short but not too big around
I'm a mancat of means by no means
King of the yard.

I know every food bowl in every yard
All of the stray cats and all of their names
And every handout on every porch
And every dish that ain’t licked when no one’s around

I sing dog house for sale or rent….


Thank you for coming by to celebrate my big day with me!  A year ago this very day on a snowy morning, mom put some Fancy Feast in a trap.  I walked in, the door slammed and I immediately freaked out.  Little did I know that life was about to get good.  VERY GOOD!    Now I can't imagine being outside in the yard. In a whole year I haven't even walked near a door.  I look out windows sometimes, but I like what I see on the inside much better.  I'm still working on wooing Miss Ellie.  She gave me a lick on the head the other night so there is hope.

When I was first hanging out and trapped, I was called Bojangles.   My Cat Blogosphere furriends helped mom pick out my new name.  I still love it.

It's good to be king.  Of the house.

Pee Ess:  Thank you so much to Ann at Zoolatry for making these wonderful graphics to celebrate my big day. 

56 comments:

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Happy Gotcha Nigel! We're glad that you were trapped, cause you're a pretty great buddy and our mummy likes to look at you :)

Karen Jo said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Nigel! I love your song and pictures to go with it. It is indeed great to be King of the House. Herman agrees totally.

Busby and Raymond said...

Happy Gotcha Day Nigel! We are so glad you like fancy feast enough to get yourself trapped. It's pretty amazing that you have had no desire to go outside this past year, and we are very glad of that. Inside is MUCH better! Have an awesome day!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I'm glad they tamed the savage beast!

Happy Gotcha Day Nigel!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Hi Grete!

Nikita said...

Happy Gotcha Day!

And a such a poet/songster!

My Poetry Challenge would be right up your ally, me thinks! ;-D

Nikita Cat

Meowsings of an Opinionated Pussycat

http://www.opinionatedpussycat.com

Chesney Cats said...

Happy 1st Gotcha Day Nigel!!

Jacqueline said...

Happy Gotcha Day Nigel=we're very happy you were trapped and found so much love and happiness in your forever home!...We enjoyed your song and great pictures...You are a very smart and handsome boy, so hang in there with Ellie=no doubt she will come around soon!...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Zoolatry said...

OMC... Nigel, your mamma gets a GRAMMY, purrfect song ('cept in our mamma will now be humming that all day long).

To you: Happy Gotcha Guy! You sure did find the bestest furever home.

Kea said...

Nigel, happy "gotcha" day! We're so glad you have a wonderful INDOOR home now!

Purrs and kitty kisses.

the casbah kitten said...

Happy Gotcha Day Nigel!
Momma's gonna be singing all day too now. Aren't Forever Homes wonderful? Mine sure is, AND I get to play outside a purrtend to still be wild in the summertime!
PS Good luck with the wooing. . . a lick on the head sounds pretty serious. . .

Parker said...

Happy Happy Gotcha' Day Nigel! I remember when you got trapped - I was happy for you even though you did not seem thrilled at the time!
Your song is great!
Thanks for the kind thoughts for me - I am feeling much better!
Smoochies!

Whitey said...

Happy Gotchaversary, Nigel!

Mai could not agree more! Inside is much gudder than Outside!

And thanks for choosing that song. Now mai Mom will be singing and humming it all day, and then mai can think of Cory while she does! :0)

Brian said...

Happy Gotcha Day sweet Nigel!!! I totally loved your song...I think you just did the stray cat strut!

Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Gotcha Day Nigel. We love your song and sang along to it with our mum. Those are great pictures too.

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Yippee! Happy Happy Gotcha Trapcha Day Nigel!!!

My, a year has gone by so very fast! We are so very happy that you are now in the best home ever!! You are one lucky and special kitty!

Great song!!!!

Big purrs,
Goldie,Shade and Banshee

The Paw Relations said...

Happy Gotcha Day Nigel! We loved the song and pictures!

Furkidsmom said...

Happy Gotcha Day Nigel! We're so happy that you found a warm, snug and loving forever home.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan said...

We are so happy for you, Nigel. That was the best use ever of a can of Fancy Feast!

Don't give up on Ellie!

The Creek Cats said...

Happiest Gotcha Day to you, Nigel!!! We hope you have a super pawsome day, furiend. You deserve it!!

Ginger Jasper said...

So glad that the trap door shut that day, we would not have got to know the wonderful you otherwise.. Mum was singing to your song.. HAPPY GOTCHA day.. Love GJ xx

Alasandra said...

Happy Gotcha Day Nigel.

Mom loves the song "King of the Road" and we thought the lyrics to "King of the Yard" was pawsome. We are so glad you have a family now and a place to call home.

PS: If you have a chance you might like to visit a sweet kitty named Gracie
http://beyondthegardengate-beth.blogspot.com/

Her birthday was yesterday and her beans have a beautiful cottage garden. We just meet her. ~AFSS

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Nigel!! We're so glad you've realized how good inside can be!!

And we loved your song...we were singing along!!

Jasmim said...

Happy gotcha day ^^

Sweet Praline said...

Congratulations on your Gotcha Day! I'm so glad you walked in that door a year ago.

The Kitty Krew said...

Happy happy Gotcha Day, Nigel!! We're so happy you got gotted, you've got such a great home there with all the other kitties and the woofie. If you were gonna get trapped, that was the place to be! :D

Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew

milocat said...

Nigel we love yoo! Happy Birthday big boy! We can remember when yoo was Bojangles and we was keeping our paws crossed for you to be rescued. And we can recall yoo being scairt and taking yoor time to settle in. And we are SO happy yoo have a wonderful forever home now!

We sang the song at the TOP of our meows!

Love Milo and Alfie xx

PS: Alfie has been trying to send Jonesie a poster by e-mail attachment (it's top secret) but it keeps bouncing back. Could your junk filter be stopping it? Ot do yoo have a small size limit for receiving?

The Monkeys said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Nigel!!

We remember last year when we read that you had been caught and we were so happy!

CCL Wendy said...

Happy Furst Gotcha Day, Nigel! And here's to many, many more! What a wonderful story you have, you little hobo! I'm sure glad your Mommy trapped you. Now you see you're not trapped at all, but free to live a wonderful life and not worry where your next meal is coming from.

Have a fabulous day, dear Nigel!

Simba said...

What a great song for your Gotcha Day, Nigel. Obviously you like your forever home very very much.

Fin said...

Ah Nigel I remember this day very well. I'm so happy you found such a happy home. You knew what you were doing getting trapped by these humans! Happiest of Gotcha days and many more to come.

Daisy said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Nigel! I am so glad you were gotted and are a happy Inside cat now!

Cat with a Garden said...

Happy Gotcha Day, sweet Nigel! We can't believe it's been a year already. We're still so happy for you to have a great forever home. Sing and dance on, floofy furriend!
Siena & Chilli

The Whiskeratti said...

Happy Day Nigel! We are so happy you are doing well and all healthy, too. PS: Good luck with Ellie.

The Creek Cats said...

We came back to say....
Thank you for celebrating our 300th post with us. We've entered you in our book giveaway!
♥ The Creek Cats

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Well happy Gotcha Day! I can't believe that I am not one of the first but the Woman was lazy. Here I have ham and cheese for your party (after all I have to make Cory happy).

wildcatwoodscats said...

Happy Gotcha Day Nigel -- we like your name too. Great song!

Sammy and Andy said...

Happy, HAPPY Gotcha Day, Nigel. We're really happy you were trapped. or we wouldn't be here helping you celebrate. Bless Ann for the great graphics she did for you. Have a totally awesome day. xxxxxxxxx

Junior and Orion said...

Happy Gotcha Day Nigel!! We are so glad you were gotcha'd by a great family!!! Enjoy your day!

TK said...

Happy Gotcha Day Nigel. Has a grate day. (Oh and thanks fur the sing-song.)

ABBY said...

A furry FURRY happy Gotcha Day Nigel. Ya know what? Our Gracie who was a former feral won't go near the door either. WE think she understand exactly how you feel! The best thing that ever happened was the day you walked into that trap!

Purry purrs,
Abby

One Cats Nip said...

Happy Gotcha Day Nigel!!! I'm so glad your in the house now because now I can get to know you!

Ariel said...

Happy Gotcha Day King Nigel.Love the graphics :)

meowmeowmans said...

Happy gotcha day, Nigel! So glad you are an inside cat now. :)

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Nigel. Your life sure did change for the better when you moved inside.

Love the graphics. Cute lyrics.

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

The best to you on your Happy Gotcha Day! You and are started out the same way! Wow! What a life now huh? You so deserve to be the king in your home!
Thanks for coming to my Super Bowl Party on Sunday. Hope you had a good time!

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Happy Gotcha Day to you, Nigel! Sounds like it's been a good year and that you're one happy kitty!

Charlemagne and Tamar

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Happy Gotcha Day Nigel! We are sooooo happy you found such a wonderful furever home, and we hope you are getting a lot of lovin' and a lot of treats on you special day today!
Hugs, purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Beth said...

Nigel, You got it good! What a great family you have. Such a beautiful bunch - your mommy has to do a lot of grooming and I'll bet she's glad to do it. Thanks for singing to us. Great job and I'm so happy for you.

Beth & Gracie

Grrreta said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Nigel! You certainly picked a great forever home. We're so happy you did. (Great song!)

Everycat said...

Happy Gotcha Day Nigel! That was a wonderful day last year when you walked into the trap. We love the song too. Have a great day fella!

Whicky
Oliver
& Gerry

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh Happy Happy Gottcha Day Nigel!! We are so glad that you found your way into a nice, safe, warm forever home!

And we know that Ellie will be falling for you very soon!!

Tristan and Crikey said...

Hail to the King! Happy Gotcha Day, furriend:) We're sure glad that you got gotted.

Tuck said...

YAY!!! I can't believe it's been a whole year! How fast time flies! I'm so glad you finally settled in and that it is going well with Ellie. I knew that she would eventually warm up to you! Now she's just playing hard to get!

Melody said...

Hi Cory. It's nice to visit your blogsite. You have so many brothers and sisters. You must have a great mommy to take care of you and the others.

I also liked your Memorials that you did on all your sweet angels.

One day we'll all get to be together.

Great Blogsite

HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

Happy Gotcha Day Nigel!
Purrrrrrrs,
Alla Us Hotties

Cliff and Olivia said...

Happy G-Day Cory!