Feb 162012

Surprise!  I bet you didn’t expect to see me today!  Well, I’m doing my Formerly Feral post a little early.  Y’know why? 

Because today is my 4th Gotcha Day!! 

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been 4 whole years since I stepped foot in that cage trap that the lady with the yellow hair put out to catch me.  I wasn’t happy at the time…but I sure am happy now.

Y’know the best part of being “formerly feral?”  The formerly part.  Oh, I think I’ll always have a little feral in me, but I can hardly even remember what it was like living outside…in the cold and snow…hunting for my meals.  Now I’m an inside cat…safe and warm…never worrying about when or where my next meal will be, though I do miss a good hunt once in awhile.  If you want to read more about how I got gotted, you can click HERE and read my 1st Gotcha Day post.

I’m gonna celebrate my Gotcha Day by spending the day snoozing in one of my favorite places…my hammick!  Oh yeah!!  I got it real good!!

  67 Responses to “Formerly Feral – My Gotcha Day!”

  1. Happy Gotcha Day you pretty formerly feral girl! We got it made!

    Laila (also formerly feral)

  2. happy gotcha day! Hope your day is filled with Nip and everything fun!

  3. Happy Gotcha Day gorgeous Zoey! I loooove your huge emerald eyes….purrr…meow!

  4. We didn’t know your Gotcha Day story Zoey – you had a real rough start outside that winter. We know that we are just so delighted your Mom (the lady with the yellow hair) and your Dad brought you inside to the warmth and to learn what love is.
    We love you too Zoey – Happy, Happy Gotcha Day.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  5. Beautiful Zoey we are so glad you got Gotcha’d and have such a fantastic home now 🙂 Hope you have a great celebration today!!!

  6. Happy Gotcha Day Zoey!!!! Being caught in a trap is SUPER scary…Nigel says he knows all about that…but it’s all worth it when you end up inside a super wonderful home with awesome humans and 2 pesky brothers, right?

    We brought some fresh baby nip to help you celebrate.

  7. happy gd. i’m glad fate worked out the way it did.

  8. Happy Gotcha day sweet girl.. Have the best day ever and enjoy all the love.. Hugs GJ xx

  9. Happy Gotcha Day Zoey. Have a wonderful day.

  10. Happy happy gotcha day, pretty Zoey! I am so glad you came indoors!

    Dora xx

  11. Happy Gotcha Day sweetie. It was your lucky day when you showed up at your home house – you get such good care there and oomans that love you. Mario Smooches!

  12. Hi there Zoey, Happy Gotcha day. We are so glad that you went in that cage that the Mom put out there for you. That was the best day of your life. You look so happy and that makes us very happy. We know what it is like to be a feral kitty. Hope you have a really nice day. Take care.

  13. Congrats to you, Zoey! You are one lucky girl.

  14. A very happy gotcha day to you, Zoey! “Formerly” feral is fabulous. 🙂

    Have a splendid day!

  15. Happy Gotcha Day! May your day be filled with love and cuddles and plenty of the nip!

  16. Happy Gotcha Day pretty Zoey! Gotcha Days are the best, and ya done good!

  17. Happy Gotcha Day Zoey!! We are very glad you got gotcha’d and have such a great home (and ham-mick).

  18. Happy Gotcha Day, Zoey! It is so nice to be safe and warm inside. We wonders what it would be like to explore outdoors, though, coz chasin the birdies and mousies would be fun!

  19. Happy Gotcha Day, Miss Zoey! I love how your hammick matches your eyes. I also love how you were on your hammick on your first Gotcha Day. Yes, you’re a lucky–blessed–girl. I’m so glad you have a warm, safe home. It looked pretty scary out there, especially in all that snow.

    Have a great day and I hope you get lots of treats (that you may or may not share with Wally and Ernie)!

  20. oh, Zoey! we all think you have the cutest kitty face and we love your crazy whiskers! Happy Gotcha Day! You have a great plan for how to spend it 🙂 We hope you get lots of treats too. And maybe your folks could let loose a live mousie or something for you to hunt 😀

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  21. Happy Gotcha Day Zoey! Great way to spend the day. Look very comfy…..



  22. Happy Gotcha Day Zoey. You sure look nice and comfy now! 🙂

    Wally and Ernie have been tagged over on CATachresis. Sorry! :))

  23. Happy Gotcha Day darling BEAUTIFUL Zoey with the azure eyes. Your family is lucky to have you. xoxoxox

  24. Happy Gotcha Day sweet Zoey!!! You are one lucky cat!!!

  25. Happy Gotcha Day, pretty Zoey! Bein an inside kitteh is the best!

  26. Happy Gotcha Day, Zoey! You got the life there. Enjoy.

  27. Happy gotcha day, Zoey! I hope you are treated like the royalty you are today (well, every day, actually!).

  28. Happy Gotcha Day Zoey!!!!

  29. Happy Gotcha Day Zoey! And snoozing in a ham-mick is the best part of all!

    Luf, Us

  30. Happy GOTCHA Zoey!
    We are so glad that you are “formerly” too! And you are right that is the best part about being feral.


  31. Happy Happy Gotcha Day Zoey!! February 16 is your lucky day for sure.
    Hugs Madi

  32. Happy Gotcha Day, Zoey! I am so glad that you got caught in that trap and brought inside. Being an inside kitty is the best. I know as I was forced to be an outside only kitty for a while. It was awful. Enjoy your day and your hammick and I hope you get some extra treats and loving.


  33. Happy Gotcha Day! So happy you have a wonderful furever home. You are so right that the only thing about being a formaly feral is the former part. I, as you, started out that way but we are different as I am totally an indoor kittie and have not one ounce of feral in me. So glad you adopted such a wonderful family!!

  34. We are so glad that you’re FORMERLY feral. It must have been scary out there.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  35. Zoey, we agree with you ONE MILLION percent! It’s a rough life, being feral.
    Happy fourth Gotcha Day!

  36. Happy Gotcha Day Zoey and many, many, many moooooore!!
    Your TX furiends,

  37. Happy Gotcha Day, Miss Zoey! we are glad you don’t have to worry about the weather and where your next meal will come from but agree a good hunt is something that would be fun once and a while.
    Taz, Runt, and Charles

  38. Happy Gotcha Day Zoey – you are a lucky little kitty and so are your parents.

  39. Zoey! Yous is one lucky kitty! Happy Gottcha Day!

  40. Happy Gotcha Day Zoey! We’re so happy the lady with yellow hair Gotcha’d you 4 years ago! You have a wonderful furever home and we’re lucky to get to see your beautiful face!

    PeeS: We got a package from you and your brofurs today! Our mommy hasn’t opened it yet because she thinks we’re going to cooperate for a photo shoot with it. She’s silly.

  41. You are a very lucky kitty! The lady with the yellow hair loves you a lot!

  42. Happy Gotcha Day Zoey!

  43. Happy Gotcha Day, Zoey! May you have many more good days and years ahead.

  44. Zoey we are so glad that you now have a wonderful , loving home (out of the cold outdoors) with plenty of kittie comforts to boot!
    You are a such a beautiful girl -you deserve the life of a queen!
    Now make sure your servants um pawrents give you plenty of treats on your special day 🙂

    the critters in The Cottage xo

  45. We are sooo glad you got gotted Zoey! Hope you have a fun day!

  46. Happy Gotcha Day Zoey! We bet you are happy the lady with the yellow hair gotted you. That “shelter” people built sure wasn’t very warm, was it? We bet your people are glad they gotted you too. You are so pretty with your stripes and long furs. Purrs to you, lucky girl!

  47. Happy Gotcha Day Sweet Zoey!!!!

  48. Zoey, darling, it’s always such a treat to see you! Your brofurs are real blog-hogs! I was glad to hear your *do* get your turn on the cat tree!

    Happy Gotcha Day–from your formerly-feral furiend XOXOXO

  49. Happy Gotcha Day! We are so glad that you are “formerly” feral!”

    Truffle and Brulee

  50. Happy Gotcha Day Zoey! We hope you had a wonderful day with lots of loving from your pawrents. The color of that ham-mick really complements your eyes, pretty lady.

  51. Happy Gotcha Day, Zoey! We are so glad that you were gotcha’d into such a wonderful home. Spending your day in your ham-mick sounds PURRFect. 🙂

    We love you!

  52. Happy 4th Gotcha Day Dear Zoey! We are so happy that you were found by such a loving family and hope you had an excellent day of relaxin’ in your hammick!

  53. Zoey,
    You are a doll! You are so cute in this portrait!
    Happy Happy Happy Birthday my sweet friend, all love to your heart!

  54. Happy gotcha day Zoey!

  55. Happy 4th Gotcha Day beautiful Zoey! I’m so glad you were gotcha’d by such a great family, and I wish you many, many more healthy and happy years together.

    You can go back to sleep now, sweetie!

  56. Happy Gotcha Day gorgeous girl!! We are so happy that you’re a safe and sound kitty with a family of your very own who adore you 🙂

  57. Happy happy Gotcha Day, Zoey!!! I’m so happy you are safe now and you don’t have to worry about meals any more, and you are with a wonderful family!
    You look very beautiful in your hammick. I hope you get long, good snoozing and have a wonderful weekend!

  58. Happy 4th Gotcha Day, Zoey! We bet you’ll be celebrating all through the weekend!

  59. We are sorry we are late! Happy Gotcha Day Zoey.

  60. happy ..happy gotcha day Hip.. Hip Hip hooray. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

  61. Happy, happy belated 4th Gotcha Day! Hope you had a great one!

  62. Happy 4th Gotcha Day, Zoey!! Isn’t it great to be ‘formerly’ feral? We gots the good life now too.

  63. Happy Gotcha Day, pretty girl!

  64. Happy belated Gotcha day – and many more to come.

  65. Happy Belated 4th Gotcha Day Zoey!!!!!!!
    That was the best day ever, and now you can enjoy many,many more happy days!!
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure and JJ

  66. Oh Sweet Zoey, We didn’t know it waz your Gotcha Day, We certainly don’t want to be left owt in wishing you Happy Gotcha Dsay ^..^ :)))))) + 🙂 We so glad you gotchaself a Wonderful home with a really loving and wonderful mom:)
    Purrz & Kissez to one ov da Sweetest kittiez we know 🙂 xoxoxoxo

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