posted by Zoey on Feb 15


Hey everybuddy!  Y’know what??  Tomorrow is my Gotcha Day!!  It’s been 5 whole years since I stepped foot in that cage trap the lady with the yellow hair put out to catch me.  I sure wasn’t happy at the time…but I sure am happy now!  I can hardly even remember what it was like living on the outside not knowing what, when and where my next meal would be.  I like being FORMERLY feral and I love being an Island Cat!  If you want to read more about how I got gotted, you can click HERE and read my 1st Gotcha Day post.

Here’s just a few things that I love about being an Island Cat…


  1. My platform…where I can sit and watch what’s going on in the ‘hood
  2. My cat tree that I can climb…
  3. And practice my acrobats
  4. Sitting on the Guy’s legs
  5. My snake toy
  6. My Hidey Hole
  7. My nip nanner
  8. The Turbo Tracker
  9. And best of all…my hammick!!

The lady with the yellow hair says we can start my Gotcha Day celebration today and go all the way through tomorrow!  So come celebrate with me!!  Because being gotted is the BESTEST thing to be!!


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58 Comments to “Formerly Feral – My Gotcha Day!”

  1. Whisppy Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day, Zoey! We’re so happy you walked into that trap 5 years ago! We’ll all be over in a little while to join in the celebrations!

  2. Fuzzy Tales Says:

    Woohoo, an extra-long celebration! Happy almost-Gotcha Day, Zoey! :-)

  3. caren gittleman Says:

    HAPPY HAPPY GOTCHA DAY!!! We cannot believe that a gorgeous kitty like you was ever a feral kitty! So glad that you were “gotted!!”
    Much love!
    Enjoy your day!

  4. Marg Says:

    Oh Zoey, we so agree with you. There isn’t anything better than being formerly feral. And you found the best home ever. That lady with the yellow hair sure takes such good care of you.

  5. JB Says:

    Yay Zoey! Happy Gotted Day! We wanna party with you!

  6. Barb and TheDailyGs Says:

    Happy Gotchaversary, honey pie! I’m so glad you’re FORMERLY feral! Island Life ROCKS, right?

  7. Milo and Alfie Says:

    Happy Gotchaversary sweet girl. We are so happy yoo picked a wonderful family. xx

  8. dma Says:

    happy gotcha day. glad you found your home.

  9. We love Luna Says:

    Beautiful portrait and what a fantastic news! Happy Gotcha Day sweet friend, I’m sending lots of love to your heart!

  10. Cory Says:

    Zoey, we think gotcha days are way more special than birthdays! You can count on us to get the party started early and keep it going. A little secret…Nigel says that he thinks you are beautiful…and he was gotted in a cage too…and he was scared….and he is happy now too…

    We have some baby nip growing in our garden so we’ve brought some to share for everyone at the celebration!

    xoxo Cory

  11. Skipper Says:

    Happy gotcha day! Looks like you have a wonderful life now. :)

  12. Athena Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day, Zoey! So happy for you. Beautiful pic x

  13. The Poupounette Says:

    Happy start of your Gotcha Day celebrations, Zoey! You were such a lucky girl to be gotcha’ed onto the Island!

    The Chans

  14. Brian Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day beautiful Zoey!!! You sure did pick the purrfect Gotcha home!

  15. Janet@TheCatOnMyHead Says:

    Zoey, Congratulations on five wonderful years. How lucky you are to be saved by such a wonderful mom. We know it had to be love at first sight for her when she saw those gorgeous green eyes and that cute little cocked ear. Purrs and hugs, the kitties at, Lily Olivia, Misty May, Mauricio, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

  16. BeadedTail Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day Zoey! We’re glad the lady with the yellow hair trapped you and made you an Island Cat! You sure have it good there!

  17. Maxwell, Faraday & Allie Says:

    WE think so too! Concats on FIVE wonderful years of living “gotted” Zoey!

  18. Ellie Van Caster Says:

    Yeah Zoey-Happy Gotcha Day to you! Ours was scarey at first also but now we purrrfectly happy. Congrats on #5-
    Jada and Scully

  19. Simba Says:

    Zoey, you are too beautiful to have ever been a feral cat! We are so very glad you were gotted!

  20. Marilia Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day!!!!
    You have a so many thing to play!!! Lucky kitteh!

  21. Tamago Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day, Zoey! We are so happy you are former feral and now a very happy kitty :-) I love the photos of your things you love! Enjoy your Gotcha weekend!

  22. Angel and Kirby Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day Zoey! We are coming over to party!

  23. Random Felines Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day Zoey!!!! We have to agree that being gotcha’d is pretty awesome……

  24. Sparkle Says:

    Happy gotcha day, Zoey! I bet the past five years have been beyond anything you ever dreamed of on the outside!

  25. Julia Williams Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day, Zoey!! I sure am glad you are formerly feral and have such a wonderful home. I am sure you will agree, that it is much nicer being inside and loved, than outside and lonely!

  26. Madison and Mom Says:

    Happy first day of the rest of your life day. Thank goodness all that is a blur to you my sweet fried

  27. CATachresis Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day, Zoey! You are one lucky kitty :) xx

  28. Andrea and the Celestial Kitties Says:

    Aww, happy pre-gotcha day! We’re glad you got gotted!

  29. Eric and Flynn Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day Zoey! Those are a lot of good reasons to enjoy being an Island Cat.

  30. Kitty Korner Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day sweet Zoey! You are just so beautiful. We love your eyes what a pretty color they are. Hugs and nose kisses

  31. Derby and Ducky Says:

    We love Gotcha Day stories. You 5 years, me just 3.


  32. Abby Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day Zoey!
    Let the pawty begin!!!!
    *woo hoo*
    We are all so glad you are formerly feral too.

  33. Katie Isabella Says:

    Oh darling girl…Happy Gotcha Day! I am so glad youi are there in your home with loving pawrents and two brofurs to play wif. xxxoooxxx

  34. Ms. Stella O'Houligan Says:

    You is just one lovely kitteh! xoxo
    Happy Gotcha Day Gurlie!

  35. Fraidy Cats! Says:

    Zoey, you scored big time when you became an Island Cat :) Happy Gotcha Day! Thanks for inviting us to celebrate with you. Say…will you show us how you do some of your acrobatics?

    Have a cat-tastic weekend and celebration!

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  36. LP Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day Zoey!! Your luck sure changed when you were adopted by your family to become one of The Island Cats :)
    We know you now live the GOOD LIFE and we know that you are now LOVED.Lucky, lucky girl!!

    Have a wonderful two days of partying sweetie :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

  37. the Cat Street Boyz Says:

    You’re cuteness is still going strong Zoey, that was really nice of the people to build you a shelter, Happy Gotcha Day, Early=^Y^=

  38. Callie (a.k.a. Trouble) Says:

    Wow – 5 years, concats Zoey! Maybe you almost have those boy cats trained…you know how slow boys learn!

  39. Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) Says:

    Those are sure great reasons to love bein in a forever home!

  40. Katnip Lounge Says:

    happy Happy HAPPY Gotcha Day, Zoey!!! We’re packing up all our toys and heading on over, Shadow too!

  41. Cathy Keisha Says:

    Just like me, Zoey, you really stepped in it big time! Concats!

  42. Meg and Quill Says:

    Happy Pre-Gotcha Day Sweet Zoey!!!!

  43. Fur Everywhere Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day, Zoey!! We is so happy you got gotted and that you is happy nows!

    Hugs and purrs,
    Carmine, Milita, and Jewel

  44. Rumbles Says:

    Sweet girl, we are so happy you found such a wonderful home, and I bet they’re all so happy to have found you!

  45. Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal Says:


  46. Zee and Zoey - Deb Barnes Says:

    What a sweet Gotcha story and you were such a little cutie pie!! Thank goodness you have such a wonderful, warm, and loving home – thank you for sharing your story and we are so happy that you were found so that all us kitties can be your friend!!

  47. speedyrabbit Says:

    happy gotcha day!

  48. jansfunnyfarm Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day, Zoey. You sure do have a nice home now. Glad you’re FORMERLY feral.

  49. Mr Puddy Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day Miss sweet Zoey !
    And More to come !!!! I hope you got lots of treats and Cuddle : )
    Lots of love

  50. Penelope Says:

    Me has to sings the song for yous Zoey!
    Happy Gottcha Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*
    ¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day Dear Zooooooooeeeeeeey !!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥

  51. Cherry City Kitties Says:

    Being “formerly feral” is ‘da bomb! And man, do we wish we were Island cats too! (oops… uh… sorry mom!)
    Harry, Dexter and Tipp

  52. Spitty the Kitty Says:

    Zoey, darling, you know what’s MISSING from your list of favorite things, don’t you? That’s RIGHT! Ernie and Wally, ha ha ha!

    Happy Gotcha Day, sweet girl!

  53. Glogirly & Katie Says:

    Happy Gotcha sweet Zoey!!!
    We’re so happy you’re an Island Cat too!
    …I hope Wally & Ernie give you lots of prezzies!
    Katie & Glogirly

  54. Tigger, Munchkin, Patches, Jigsaw, Bobbie, Lil Miss and Nugget Says:

    Well, well, well! How fast the years do fly! Congratuations, and a very happy Gotcha Day to you, Zoey! It sounds like you’re going to have a wonderful, extended weekend celebration!
    We all have different Gotcha Days, but mom doesn’t remember what they are. Instead, she assigned us presumed purrthday dates, so we celebrate those, instead. MOL
    Thanks very much for stopping by our bloggie and leaving good wishes for Dad’s health. Much appreciated.
    Signed, Jigsaw Puzzle, Esq., official spokescat
    (Cuz I’m the only one who went to school to learn proper English. MOL!)

  55. Hilary Says:

    Happy Gotcha day – you won the kitty lottery that day…

  56. Forty Paws Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day Zoey! We are glad that you were safely “trapped” and found a forever home inside!!!

    Luf, Us

  57. Rene S. Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day!!! You have a great life now—never look back!

  58. Clooney Says:

    Happy Belated Gotcha Day dear beautiful Zoey! So happy you ended up being an Island Cat and are rockin’ the good life! Yay!