Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Jonesie's Gotcha Birthday Party!

It's my 9th Gotcha Birthday today!!!   I was rescued from my very own garden back in 2002.  I was about 2 years old when I was saved, so that makes me about 11 years old.  I think I'm the luckiest cat in the world.  I've got a great family, a great home, an amazing garden to call my own and the best furriends in the whole world. 
 My pal Alfie Marshall made the journey all the way from England.  I tried to tell him that the garden party would be washed out.  We've had days and days of rain and by the time it's done we'll have about 10 days straight of rain.  But Alfie said that was ok, we'd use an umbrella to keep us dry.

Can we go inside now?

No GotchaBirthday celebration would be complete without reflecting how it was when I first arrived here.    You can read the story if you didn't already know it.  It doesn't make me sad anymore, just makes the celebration much more meaningful.

Niptinis and cheese platters are inside the house, so let's get dry and go eat!

47 comments:

Ayla, Iza, and Marley said...

Happy 9th Gotcha Birfday Jonesie! Our best gardener! Cheers, Hussas, an Purrs!

Forty Paws said...

Happy 9th Gotcha Birthday Jonesie! We are glad that those Angel Guardians were out there to alert your Mom and Dad so they could rescue you!

Luf, Us

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Happy Gotcha Day! #9 is a good one! I think I just turned 9 myself...

Raymond and Busby said...

Happy Gotcha Birthday Jonesie! We are so glad you were gotcha'd into such a terrific family. xoxo

MoMo said...

Happy Gotcha Day Jonesie!! I am a little older than you but we were both lucky to be adopted and have the chance to be gardening cats.

MoMo said...

Just read your gotcha story. So glad you had the guardian angel kitties who looked after you.

SS thought the same happened to me. Someone just abandoned me and moved away, because I was and still am not the sort of kitty that would run away from home.

ML said...

Happy 9th Gotcha Birfday Jonesie.
Wow, what a great party.
We's so happy you's here.
Love & Purrs,
KC
Missy Blue Eyes
Faith Boomerang
Sol
Smokey
BJ
Mom ML

Forever Foster said...

Happy Gotcha Day, sweetest girl! We wish you a day full of snuggles and kisses.

one of Fae's humans said...

happy gotcha day, Jonesie. :) may you have many many more to come!

Mr Puddy said...

Happy 9th Gotcha Birfday Jonesie !!!!
I hope you all the best of the best today !!!
And if I were you, Today I will give your mom and dad a million kisses to thanks them to safe you. They love they care and give you a fabulous big family !
I'm so so happy with you

HUG WITH LOVE
xoxox

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Jonesie, I so love being yoor friend. Yoo are worth getting wet for! Happy Gotcha / Birthday! I am so glad yoo were gotchad.

Love Alfie Marshall xx

Happy Gotcha / Birthday from Milo too! xx

Au and Target said...

Happy 9th Gotcha Birfday, Jonesie! Rain is such an English thing, we think that Alfie and Milo brought it with them! Enjoyed reading your gotcha tale.

Kea said...

The happiest of Gotcha Days to you, Jonesie! We're so glad you were rescued!

Have a fabulous day....and what an adorable umbrella! :-)

-Nicki and Derry

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Happy gotcha day, Jonesie! Looking back, even though it was very hard, it is just as well that your original humans abandoned you because they did not deserve you! And you wound up with the best family ever!

Jacqueline said...

Happy Gotcha Birthday, gorgeous Jonesie!!...We are so glad your Angel kitties helped you find such a loving home and wonderful family; wishing you a year filled with great health and lots of joy!...We are on our way with fresh nip to help you celebrate, lovely girl...kisses and love, sweet friend...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Gotcha Birthday Jonesie. We don't mind sitting in the rain, we always do that at home.
We hope you have a lovely day.

Cat of Nine Tales said...

Happy Gotcha Birthday, Jonesie! We don't mind the rain either since it is very much needed for the gardens (10 days in a row is a bit much, though).
~Lisa Co9T

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Jonesie!! We're so glad you got gotted!! Now let's have some of that cheese!!

oxoxox

The Monkeys said...

Happy Gotcha/Birthday, Jonesie! We know you have found the best family ever and we think they're very lucky to have you too!

KarenMcG said...

Jonesie, Happy Gotcha Day. And you've got company, too, from far away. What a way to celebrate. Love you pink umbrella. But rain? Bummer. We're wishing you many more special days like today.

The Meezers or Billy said...

Happy GotchaPurrfday Jonsie!!!!

Furkidsmom said...

Happy 9th Gotcha Day Jonesie! We're so glad your Mom and Dad found you.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Mariodacat said...

Happy Gotcha Day Jonesie - it is a great day for sure. I is so happy you have a wonderful forever home now. All we rescue kitties are so very lucky our loving peeps came along when they did.

Fin said...

Ah Jonesie Happiest of Gotcha Days to you sweetie! Your Gotcha story is one of the most touching, and you found the very best home ever. We just adore you!

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Happy Happy Gotcha Birthday Jonesie!!! We are soooo happy and thankful that you have such fantastic beans and kitties to share your life with!
((((Hugs)))) on your special day ♥
Sabrina, Sam, Simon and Momma Jan too

Cat said...

Oh Jonesie Happy Gotcha Day!!! I did not know your story, thank you for leaving the links. I am so happy that you have a safe and loving home now. How wonderful that the angel cats led your mum and dad down the garden and they discovered you hiding in the bushes :-)

When I got my Molly from the shelter she had been found in a cardboard box with her kittens, someone had just thrown her away. I will never understand what kind of person could do that!

CCL Wendy said...

Happy 9th Gotcha Day, Jonesie! Boy, are we glad you were gotch'd -- and by some of the best beans in the whole world!

I read your story, and it is very touching indeed. No doubt those were your guardian angels, and everything turned out the way it was meant to be.

You're a very special kitty and triumphant as your Mom has said.

Have a great time today with Alfie, even though it's raining. I see Alfie has his Wellies on, so he's ready for anything.

Angel + 6 Garden Cottage Cats said...

A Very Happy, Happy 9th Gotcha Birfday Jonesie~
Da mom read your story and her eyez got leaky, she's so happy that you have such a Wonderful home and family.
Half of us were found in da garden too.... Very interesting about the 2 kitties....
Now , Let'z Pawty!!!! Niptinis All Around .... Yea!!

Junior and Orion said...

Happy Gotcha Purrthday Jonesie!!!!

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Glad it doesn't make you sad anymore. We are so glad you have your wonderful home and family and that we have the chance to be your friends. Happiest of Gotcha Days.

Katnip Lounge said...

Jonsie, we are so happy you got gotted by the bestest Mom and Dad in the world! It is sad your first people abandoned you. That was Not Nice.
We had no idea you were 11, you look like a young and pretty 4! C'mon, let's go celebrate!

Brian said...

Happy Gotcha Day Jonesie! I had not ready your gotcha story before now, yes, guardian angelcats helped you fur sure. Such a great story!

The Whiskeratti said...

Happy Birthday, Jonesie. We are so glad you were able to find just the right family, wonderful hoomins to take care of you. **We just read your story and our Mom got all leaky eyed over it.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Jonesie!What a perfect family you ended up with!

Purrs,
The Chans

Derby, Ducky said...

Happy Gotcha Day Jonesie.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Happy Gotcha Purrthday, we think Alfie is used to da rain.

ABBY said...

A purry happy Gotcha Day Jonesie!
We'll never be able to think about gardening the same way now since we've known you! You make it fun!

purrin
xoxox

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Happy 9th Gotcha Day Jonesie!!!!!!
We know you picked the right home, now we wish you a long and happy life there :)


Thank you for your purrs for Mickey.
We miss Mickey, but know he is happy at the Bridge.
It just takes some getting used to right now.
Purrs Georgia & Tillie,Tiger
Treasure and JoyJoy

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy JONESIE Day!!!!!!!!!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Hi Grete! All those khats at your place - YUM!

Sweet Praline said...

Happy 9th Gotcha Day!

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Happy 9th Gotcha Day Jonesie and many, many, many moooooore!!!!
Your TX furiends,

Mr. Hendrix said...

Happy 9th Gotcha Day Jonesie. We sent a "thank you" thru the universe to the angel kitties who brought your beans to you. We are so glad.

Almost every kitty in our neighborhood and the surrounding neighborhood is a rescue from either the farm across the street (like me) or the park down the street. Sad that people are just so lazy / stupid they dump them.

Thanks for inviting us to your party! Even wet, your garden is lovely

meowmeowmans said...

Happy 9th Gotcha Day, Jonesie! :)

We hope you have a really pawsome day.

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Happy Belated Gotcha Day Jonesie!! We hope your day was filled with love, snuggles and treats!!

Spring is on it's way, you'll be out in all the green sprouts soon!

Huffle Mawson said...

Happy gotcha day Jonesie! Sorry I'm a bit late though.

Parker said...

Jonesie - I am late to the party, but wanted to send you a gotcha' day smooch!
(((hugs)))

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

We know we are super late in wishing you a happy gotcha day, but we are glad you included the link to how your guardian angel cats led your wonderful furrever home!