Feb 162018

Happy Gotcha Day, Zoey!

10 years ago today my life changed forever…and for the better…when I stepped inside that steel box trap thingy looking for something good to eat. I became an inside cat that day…and I wouldn’t have it any other way. 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! I’ve shared my gotcha story in the past…but for those of you who may not know how I got gotted, you can read about it HERE.

I wanted to do something really special to celebrate this 10 year anniversary of my Gotcha Day…something to help other animals in need. February is National Spay/Neuter Month and we all know how important it is to have us cats and dogs spayed or neutered, right? So the lady with the yellow hair suggested that in honor of my special day, we could have a commentathon to raise monies for our local rescue group PAWS of Michigan…the group that helped with trapping me 10 years ago. They have a program called SNAP…Spay/Neuter Assistance Program…that helps with the cost of spay/neuter surgeries for the pets of low-income families and for feral cats. I think this is a great way to celebrate, don’t you?!?

Here’s how it will work. For every comment made on this post now through Sunday, February 18, we will donate 50 cents to the PAWS of Michigan SNAP fund.

So c’mon…let’s party and help me celebrate my special day by helping animals in need!

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  100 Responses to “Happy Gotcha Day, Zoey…with Commentathon!”

  1. Wow! 10! Happy tenth Gotcha Day Zoey! Have lots of fun and treats today! Thanks for helping the shelter.

  2. Happy Gotcha Day!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  3. Happy Gotcha Day beautiful Zoey, you are such a special lady!

  4. Happy Gotcha Day Zoey!

  5. Happy Gotcha Day, Zoey! It’s an AWESOME way to celebrate your gotcha day! We hope you get lots of comments for this!

  6. Happy Gotcha day Zoey. That is so great that you are doing that commentathon for the shelter. Great idea. You have a fabulous day Zoey.

  7. Happy 10th Gotcha Day, beautiful Zoey! We formerly ferals really have the good life now, right?

    Laila (also formerly feral)

  8. Congrats on your day!

  9. Ten wonderful years! What a celebration. Not only are you happier, but you bring joy to your people, too–and us. We love seeing your pretty face.

  10. Zoey, you beautiful kitty with the pretty green eyes…Happy, Happy Gotcha Day! I wish you another 10 years as an Island Cat!!!

  11. Happy Gotcha Day, Zoey! Ten years on the island is something to celebrate!

  12. Happy Gotcha Day, Zoey! You sure hit the jackpot when you landed in your wonderful forever home!

  13. HAPPY Gotcha Day Zoey!! We love that you have a such a great family and want to pay it forward.

  14. Happy Gotcha Day Zoey. So your 10th Gotcha Day is a special day. Ten whole years living in the same family. Doesn’t it feel good? I’ll have my 10th Gotcha Day in June. So you’re older than me. haha


  15. Happy 10th Got’Cha Zoey….what a lucky day this was for everyone 10 years ago
    Hugs madi your bff

  16. Happy Gotcha Day Zoey! Thanks for having a commentathon to help the SNAP program at the shelter.

  17. What a lucky cat you are … with people with generous hearts that will celebrate by donating to the SNAP that is PAWESOME!

  18. Happy Gotcha Day Zoey!! What a great way to celebrate!

    The Florida Furkids

  19. We give your mom a big thumbs up for doing this!

  20. Happy Gotcha Day beautiful girl!

  21. happy 10 year GD. and that’s great your using your celebration to help others…

  22. Happy Gotcha Day to you and your lucky family, Zoey!
    Maggie, the formerly feral Mickey Mouser, and the (found in a feral colony but not feral) Rufus the Red

  23. Happy 10th Gotcha Day and Many More. Thanks for sharing it with us. Followed you on G+.

  24. Happy Gotcha Day. We’re so glad you got a whole new life.

  25. Happy Gotcha Day, Zoey! We are so happy you are an Island Cat! Thank you for supporting your local shelter. Spaying and neutering is so important!

  26. Sweet Zoey, Happy Gotcha Day! We’ll raise a nip toast to many, many more to come! And thank you for helping others!

  27. Sounds like exactly the right people “gotcha”!

  28. Woo hoo! 10 years of pawsomeness. Happy Gotcha Day my furriend. Hope you get lots of comments so you can make a really nice donation.

  29. Happy Gotcha Day, Zoey! We are so glad you got saved off the streets all those years ago, and we know you are too! We love that you are giving back to your local rescue to celebrate too.

  30. That is a wonderful program to support. Happy 10th Gotcha Day, Zoey. You got yourself a great, loving family. We hope your day is filled with lots of love and extra treats. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

  31. Happy Gotcha Day Zoey!
    Have a super cool weekend too…

    Noodle and crew

  32. Happy Gotcha Day,Zoey. What a terrific idea.x

  33. Happy Gotcha Day, sweetie! We think donating for spaying/neutering is a good cause 🙂

  34. Happy Gotcha Day, Zoey! We are so happy you are formerly feral! What a wonderful way to celebrate your special day!

  35. Happy Happy Gotcha Day Zoe!!

  36. SO GLAD YOU WERE GOTTED!!! And what a lovely idea from the lady with yellow hair. Will comment daily if possible. HAPPY GOTCHA!

  37. Happy Gotcha day!! It is so pawatastic that you’re raising money for rescue.

  38. Happy Gotcha Day! And many more.

  39. Happy Gotcha Day!

    I love the commentathon. Do you think the lady with the yellow hair would get mad if I commented ten thousand times?

  40. Happy Gotcha Day, Zoey! We, too, are glad you are a formerly feral. Life is so much better when we have a home.

  41. Happy Gotcha Day, Zoey ! We’re glad you found such a wonderful home ! We wish you a successful commentathon ! Purrs

  42. Happy gotcha day, Zoey! You are one of the lucky ones.

  43. Happy Gotcha Day, Zoey. Ten years is a great milestone.

  44. Happy Tenth Gotcha Day, beautiful Zoey! You don’t really recognize just how stressful it was on the street until you get a forever home filled with love and safety and you don’t have to fight for every little thing anymore. I’d never go back either! ~Bear Cat

  45. Happy Gotcha Day Zoey!!! What a wonderful way to give back!

  46. Happy Gotchaday gawjus Zoey. We’re so glad you got gotted and that we’re furiends. We hope and know your day will be as purrfect as you are. Big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  47. Happy Gotcha Day, Zoey!! We had not read how you were gotted before…what a great story. You looked like you were pretty young so we hope that means you did not have to live in the outdoors for very long. ♥

  48. Happy 10th Gotcha day, Zoey!! You were well gotted for sure!!! Love, Austin xxxx

  49. Happy Gotcha Day, Zoey! What a happy day!!!

  50. Happy Gotcha Day, beautiful Zoey !

  51. I just read your gotcha story, I am so glad you gotcha’s such a loving home. Happy Gotcha Day Zoey!

  52. Happy Gotcha Day Zoey.

  53. Happy 10th Gotcha Day, Zoey! You won the lottery when you became an Island Cat! We think this is a wonderful way to celebrate!

  54. Happy Gotcha Day, Zoey! We hope you have a pawesome day! It’s super nice of you to help other kitties too!

  55. WOO HOO!! Mee LUVSS a good commint-athon!!!
    Conkatss Zoey on yur 10th Gotcha Day!!! Mee iss goin to reed yur story aftur mee commintss. Yur Mumma iss so kind…shee an LadyMum are berry alike…mee hopes to do a commint-athon fur mee 4th Bday….butt that iss a long way away…inn July…
    Have a wunderfull day Zoey!!
    **nose rubsss** Siddhartha Henry xXx

  56. Happy Gotcha Day Zoey and we think you choose a wonderful way to celebrate.

  57. Happy Gotcha Day Zoey. I’m glad you were gotten and you’re an Island Cat.

  58. wow, Zoey! concats on your special day! we all agree here that being formerly feral is the bestest. love your commentathon celebration!

    pip, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto, TL

  59. I love the story of how you were “gotted!” A very happy Gotcha day to you, sweet Zoey. Isn’t life on the inside good, huh? The Lady with the yellow hair is very kind and generous to help the shelter in your honor.

  60. Zoey, we just read your story. We had no idea what a scary start you had! We are so so glad you found your forever home on the Island. Happy 10th Gotcha Day, pretty girl!

  61. Oh WoW! 10 years! UI can’t imagine that long! I will sing you the song!!
    ♫♪♥♥♥♥♫♪Happy Gottcha Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day Dear Zoey!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥

  62. Happy Gotcha Day, Zoey. You’re absolutely right about it being your best day ever.

  63. Happy 10th Gotcha Day Zoey! You were “gotchaed” by the best family ever! We know you have had the life of a princess going from the street life to the sweet life 🙂 Here’s to many more gotcha days pretty girl XO

    the critters in the cottage xo

  64. Parker was spayed and got a rabies shot at a low-cost clinic (Protect Every Pet, Belle, Mo.) while she was still a farm cat. Three other spring kittens including her litter brother were fixed at the same time About nine months later, she became an inside cat.

    • The Parker mentioned in my previous comment is not the Parker who commented on your 1st Gotcha Day post. She wasn’t even born yet, and I was not living on the farm at that time.

  65. Happy Gotcha Day, Zoey! I hadn’t been gotcha-ed yet by my woman, then, but she remembers your gotcha. We think this is a wonderful way to celebrate your ten fabulous years on the island.

  66. Happy Gotcha Day, Zoey!! We have a program kind of like that here, too. There’s spay/neuter mobile that goes around to underserved areas and offers subsidized spay/neuter surgeries to low-income families. We think these programs are wonderful and think you and your human mom are very special for thinking of so many other kitties and their humans! Thank you for donating to help them <3

  67. We’re so sorry me missed your Gotcha Day! It’s Mom Paula’s fault! We hope your day was wonderful!

  68. Zoey, you are so lucky to be an Island Cat! Happy Gotcha Day!

  69. Oh shoot! I am sooooo late–can I please blame it on the Human?? Happy 10th, Beautiful Zoey!!! OXOXOX

  70. Happy Gotcha Day!!!!. And to many more!

  71. Wow! What a special Gotcha Day you are having!
    Happy Gotcha Day to YOU! Sorry I am a wee bit late…

    Here is a card made just for you:


    Copy/paste that code so that then you can see/post/save it anywhere you’d like!

    Waggles from Dalton and a good hug from petcretary!

  72. We wish you a wonderful Gotcha Day, Zoey! Yes, that was a very wise decision you made!

    The Chans

  73. Happy Gotcha Day!

  74. Happy gotcha day Zoey! It was around this time that Manhattan was caught too, 9 years ago! Living life indoors with food and warmth is a good thing, right? We are so happy that you are donating to kitties in need, that’s pawsome! Enjoy your celebration, Zoey!

  75. Zoey TEN years is a really long and wonderful time to be HAPPY in your home! I’m so glad and I know you are that you stepped inside that trap that day ten years ago – just look at you now. Here’s to MANY more Gotchas for you dear girl………….

    Love, Teddy

  76. Happy 10th Gotcha Day Zoey!!!


    Wheres the nip bar!!??? MOL MOL MOL

    Bestest purrs

    Basil & Co xox

  77. Happy Gotcha Day you gorgeous girl. I am so glad that you are an Island Cat as well. We get to see you every week on your special day. XXXX

  78. We love you, Zoey! Happy gotcha day to you, sweet girl. You sure did gotcha yourself an awesome forever home! We hope your commentathon for PAWS of Michigan SNAP is a huge success.

  79. Belated Gotcha Day wishes Zoey!!

  80. We are late but we had to wish you a belated happy Gotcha Day Zoey!

  81. Happy Gotcha Day! We’re so glad you were brought inside. Inside is a great place.
    –Josie McKitten-Cat

  82. Very Happy 10TH Gotcha Day, Zoey!

  83. Happy big 10 Gotcha Day, Miss Zoey!!!
    What a wonderful organization you’re donating to!
    We hope you enjoyed your special day.

  84. Happy Gotcha day Zoey! We’re so glad that you discovered the indoor life.


    Slash and Kaz

  85. Happy 10th Gotcha Day, Zoey! What a great idea this is. It’s such a good thing, too!! I, too, am fortunate in that I’m a spoiled indoor cat who, despite my occasional grumbling, has it made.

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  87. Happy Gotcha Day Zoey!
    ❤your should sistah Gaia, and my sibs

  88. MOL, soul sistah, auto correct!!

  89. Happy gotcha day, Zoey!

  90. Happy Gotcha Day, Zoey!

  91. Happy, happy 10th Gotcher, beautiful Sue Zoey!!!!

  92. Correction –

    Happy, happy 10th Gotcher Day, beautiful Zoey!!!!!!

  93. Am I still in time, Zoey? Happy 10th Gotcha Day and here’s to many more *lifts glass niptini* Pawkisses for a Happy Sunday 🙂 <3

  94. Happy to comment and we will share for you too.

    Hppy Gotcher Day Zoe and may you celebrate zillions more!!

  95. Oh, Zoey I Happy Gotcha Day sweetheart! And what a kind heart you have to want to do something for others on your special day! Kudos to you and many hugs and praise!

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