Monday, February 10, 2014

Nigel's Gotcha Day

 
Hi there!  Have I ever told you how happy I am that I was Gotcha'd?  Whoa.  I had a hard life before my mom and dad trapped me. 
 
I was thinking a whole lot about it this past weekend.  We had snow and ice...it was c-c-c-c-c-cold!
 
Some of my good furriends remember that when I finally revealed to my future mom and dad that I was homeless, it was in a snowstorm in late 2008.  I took until February of 2009 for them to get close enough to trap me.
 
Sometimes mom asks me why, with all the snow and cold, did I play so hard to get?
 
Truth is...I was scared.  I had lost my trust in humans and didn't realize how lovely life would be. 

 
Now, as I sit inside the house, I can look out the window and see this...
 
I know now that I am loved and will never have to step a paw in the snow ever again.
 
So, in celebration of me reaching the 5 year anniversary of my trapping...
 
Niptinis for all!
 
 
P.S.  Mom says that this is my birthday as well...but I don't know how old I am.  Mom thinks that I was about 3 years old when I was trapped, so how about 8 years young?
 
Sounds good to me.
 
 





33 comments:

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Happy Happy Gotcha Day Nigel!!!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Happy Gotcha Day Nigel! You certainly found a great place to be!

Katnip Lounge said...

Oh Nigel, we remember your Mom worrying and fretting about you. We are TOTALLY STOKED that you allowed yourself to be gotcha'd!!!

Make ours a double...cheers!!!

Kjelle Bus said...

HAPPY HAPPY GOTCHA and BIRTHDAY , Nigel !

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Happy gotcha day, Nigel! I wish every kitty were as lucky as you!

Everycat said...

Happy Gotcha Day Nigel!

Hope you have a lovely day filled with love, fun and treats.

My ape remembers when you were playing hard to get out in the cold. You have come a long way since then.

Luff
Mungo xx

Georgia and Julie said...

Happy Gotcha Day Nigel!
We remember you getting brought into your home.
Thank heavens too as it is so cold outside in Winter.
You have a pawsome home now :)
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure,JJ
and Angels Tiger and Tillie

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Happy gotcha day Nigel! We're so glad you got gotted! And happy birthday too!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Nigel, it's a joy to celebrate with you. Having a loving home is the most important gift of all.
Happy Gotcha!

Love Milo and Alfie xx

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The Florida Furkids said...

Happy Gotcha Day Nigel!!! We're glad you never have to go out into that cold, wet stuff again!!

The Florida Furkids

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy Gotcha Day (and birthday), Nigel! Eight sounds good to us too. Mature and wise, but not over-the-hill. LOL.

Have a wonderful day!

Prancer Pie said...

Happy Gotcha Day, handsome Nigel!
It's much better to be on the inside, isn't it? We think so, too.

Happy Monday!

Terri said...

Happy Gotcha Day, sweetie!

ANGEL ABBY said...

A very very Happy Gotcha Day Nigel!!!

Brian said...

Happy Gotcha Day Nigel, ya done good,

Flynn said...

Happy Birthday and Gotcha Day Nigel! I am glad you were gotcha'd.

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

Happy Purrthday and Gotcha Day Nigel! It is great being Gotcha'd!

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Nigel! We remember when you got gotted. We're sure glad you did. :)

Mariodacat said...

Happy Birthday-Gotcha Day pal. I'm sure happy you were Gotted so we got to know you. It was your lucky day, even if you didn't know it for a couple of months.

Meg & Quill said...

Mom was reading all about it - and she can't believe it's been FIVE years! Happiest of Gotcha and Birthday wishes to you sweet Nigel!!

Derby, Ducky said...

Happy Gotcha Day Nigel.

Grrreta: Ambrose, Clarence, Teddi, Baskin, and Abner said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Nigel!

The Lee County Clowder said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Nigel. We all agree, IN is definitely better that OUT. We hope you had a great day, and a lot of cuddles.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Happy Gotcha-Birthday, Nigel! It is indeed a shame it took you so look to let your parents trap you, but you did great in the end!

Purrs,
The Chans

Jobi Harris said...

That is such a sad and wonderful story, Nigel. I am so happy you let love come into your heart and trust the humans. I think that works both ways, so everybody wins! Happy happy gotcha day to you and your people! Oh, and thanks for the niptini!

Eileen said...

Happy belated Gotcha Day and birthday too Nigel! We is glad you got gotcha's too.

Sasha, Sami, & Saku

A few Good Cats said...

Happy gotcha day, Nigel! We wish you many more good years ahead.

meowmeowmans said...

Shoot, sorry we're late, Nigel! We hope you had a great Gotcha Day, pal!

Katie and Glogirly said...

Awww, Nigel. We are so happy you wee rescued. No kitty should be out in the cold, all alone.
Happy, Happy Gotcha Day!
You gotcha'd a wonderful forever family!
xo,
Glogirly, Katie & Waffles

Purrfect Haven said...

wow... that is some gotcha story... made us a bit sad at first and then happy to know you are having such a safe and happy life now. Makes our gotcha start pathetic... we were born with a silver spoon. Lovely to to visit you, Helen, Darcy, Bingley xxx

The Whiskeratti said...

Happy Gotcha Day! We think you picked a really great family to adopt.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Happy Belated Birthday and Gotcha Day Nigel.