Mar 112015



Hey everybuddy!  So what am I doing here today?

Celebrating my GOTCHA DAY!
That’s right…it’s been 9 years since
I got gotted and became an Island Cat!

And it all started when the mom saw
this posting of me on

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Wow!  Look at that picture of me.
Thank cod I grew into those ears!

Getting gotted was one of the best days of my life!

So c’mon, everybuddy!
Put on your party hats and celebrate with me today!


  77 Responses to “What’s That Ernie Doing?”

  1. Oh Ernie, we are so glad you picked out that wonderful Mom and Dad that you found. So a very Happy Gotcha day to you. Looks like you are having fun already.

  2. Happy Gotcha Day, Ernie!! We are so glad that your human stumbled upon your profile and gave you such a wonderful home 🙂 We wish you many more happy gotcha days to come!

  3. Happy Gotcha Day Ernie!!!!!

    For some reason Mommy thinks kittens with huge ears are extra cute. Scylla had huge ears as a kitten, and she grew into them too.

  4. Happy Gotcha Day Ernie! Big ears and extra toesies sealed the deal!

  5. Happy Gotcha Day Ernie. You hit the jackpot when your Mom saw your picture and rescued you and your extra toesies.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  6. happy gotcha day Mister Ernie.

  7. HAPPY Gotcha Day Ernie!!!!

  8. Ernie, We are so happy that you have lived in a wonderful home now for 9 years! You hit the jackpot…here’s to 9, 19 or 29 more!

  9. Oh Happy Gotcha Day pal!!!!! That pic of you is just too cute!!! Hope you have a super special day!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  10. Happy Happy Gotcha Day Ernie!!! The sun is shining brightly today for you! Enjoy!!!

  11. How nice of your brother to give you “his day” on the blog! Happy Gotcha Day, handsome Ernie…wishing you the best day EVER!!!

  12. Happy Gotcha Day Ernie!!! We hope you have a pawsome day. You sure were a cutie patootie kitten and grew into a handsome ManCat!
    The Florida Furkids

  13. Happy Gotcha Day Ernie! Enjoy your special day.
    Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

  14. Happy Gotcha Day Ernie! Love that photo of you.

  15. Happy Gotcha Day Mr. Ernie! Bet that was the best 100 green papers your Mom ever spent.

  16. Happy Gotcha Day, Ernie! We love polydactyl kitties 🙂

  17. Happy Gotcha Day, MISTER Ernie! 🙂

    We are so glad you were gotted on this day by your awesome loving family. We love you, and hope you have a super special day (because YOU are super special)!

    Hugs and headbonks,

    Moosey, Gracie and Zoe (and Mom and Dad, too)

  18. Oh, Happy Day, Ernie! I loves your big bat baby ears, and you know that I LURV black panther cats! And polydactyl too? How cool is that! Hugs!

  19. WOOHOO!!! PARTAY TIME!!! ConCATS on getting gotted, Ernie! It is a wonderful cause for celebration!

  20. Happy Gotcha Day Ernie!

    Noodle and crew

  21. Happy Gotcha Day Ernie ! We wish you a wonderful day ! Let’s pawty ! Purrs

  22. Happy Gotcha Day dear Ernie! I am so glad you were and that I know you. xxoox

  23. Happy gotcha day, Ernie! We didn’t know that you were originally named Mister. Your forever home name suits you so much better.

  24. Happy Gotcha day sweet Ernie. Yous wuz just adowable as a kitten and yous quite handsum as a mancat. Hav a pawsum day.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  25. A very very happy GOTCHA Ernie!!!

  26. Happy Gotcha Day, Ernie!!! You were such a handsome little guy when your mom found you! …and you’re even handsomer today! Enjoy your special day!
    …did you have to give Wally an extra piece of catnip cake to take over the blog today?
    ; )

  27. Happy Gotcha Day Ernie! We’re so glad you got gotted! By the way, we like your real name better than the one petfinder had as yours… It fits you better! You had cute big ol’ ears, almost a shame you grew into them, MOL!

  28. Happy Gotcha day Ernie!!
    I love those bright colors with your furs
    Happy Wednesday
    Hugs madi your bfff

  29. Ernie, you got gotted by a very special family and are a lucky cat. We like Ernie as a name better than Mister. Mau had ears like that to grow into as well. We are so happy to wish you a terrific Gotcha Day. Hope there will be lots of extra treats and loving. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo p.s. from Lisbeth: Of course, the laundry was clean and warm from the dryer!

  30. You sure were a cutie, Ernie. Your gotcha day is a great reason to celebrate!

  31. Happy Gotcha Day Ernie!!! Ya sure done good!

  32. Happy Gotcha Day Ernie.I adore that your mom still has your petfinder info 🙂

  33. Happy Gotcha Day. We’re so glad the lady with the yellow hair got you.

  34. Oh Ernie! You are every bit as adorable now as you were as a young ‘un (and you were extra cute then!). Happy Gotted Day!

  35. Happy Gotcha Day Ernie! I am glad you got such a nice loving home.

  36. DOOD !!! even tho ya canna see them, R partee hatz iz on…best fishes, happee gotcha day wishes & mice creem dishes two ewe….hope ya haza fun fun fun filled day, heerz ta 900 mor gotchas…hope yur mom does knot make ewe eat BURD & ruin the day, & heerz ta a yeer a head filled with happee nezz & health ♥♥♥

  37. Happy gotcha day, Ernie! How cool we get to see your Petfinder ad!

  38. Meowzer Ernie! Happy Gotcha Day! You were a cute little baby and have grown up to be such a handsome mancat!

  39. Happy Gotcha Day, Ernie! What a handsome young cat you were (and still are of course), no wonder your Mom had to bring you home! Enjoy your special day today!

  40. Happy Belated Gotcha day Ernie 🙂
    Have a wonderful month , well I’m late…tee ..heh
    Your adopted photo makes me & mom smile tee…heh…
    Love you, buddy

  41. Gee !!! My mom is blind ! She just wake up.. Tee ..heh
    We are not late 🙂
    Bravo to me
    Have a fantastic one !

  42. Happy Gotcha Day Ernie, or should I say Mister?

  43. Wow, from little Mister to big Wally. So awesome you kept this. Happy Gotcha Day dear boy. You are much loved. Does this mean you were born mid Sept.? If so, it would make you a Virgo.

  44. Happy Gotcha Day sweet friend. So glad you have a wonderful and loving home. <3

  45. Happy Gotcha Day! We must be the same age cos I just celebrated my 9th too. TW still have the printout from Petfinder on me too.

  46. Happy Gotcha Day, Ernie! Party hearty, old friend.

  47. There’s nothing like a good celebration! Happy Gotcha Day, Ernie!

    The Chans

  48. Holy CAT those ears! You sure grew into them! HAPPY GOTCHA day dood! *shakes fuzzy butt & pawties DOWN!*

  49. Happy Gotcha Day to you Buddy! Great cats were Gotcha’d today!

  50. Happy Gotcha Day! PS: those have always been fine ears.

  51. Wow, Ernie happy Gotcha Day sweetie pie. You sure grew into those ears as you said. We’ll put on our pawty hats and will beam up immediately. Save us some niptini.

  52. Meow Ernie!

    Happy Gotcha Day! We are furry happy for you! Here is some southern organic nip to celebrate with!


    Purs & Headbonks,
    The Feline Contingent (Lilith, Rosco, Tina, & Lucky)
    and Staff (Debby H.)

  53. Happy Gotcha day Ernie!! WOW! Look at those ears! We’re glad you grew into them too!!

  54. Ernie, you were gotted into the best family! Happy Gotcha Day! I loved seeing your Petfinder posting. I hope you had a special day! Have some treats on us!

  55. Happy Gotcha day! We’re so glad you were gotted.
    Lola and Lexy

  56. oh, whew! we though you might’ve done something to Wally when we saw the post title there, Ernie 🙂 Super duper happy gotcha day wishes to you! do you mind if we help you celebrate without the pawty hats?

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  57. Happy Gotcha Day Ernie!!!!
    May the good life continue for a very long time 🙂
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  58. Wow, Happy 9th Birfday Ernie! Many more…

  59. Happy Gotcha day!!!

  60. Happy, happy Gotcha Day “Mister” Ernie! 🙂 We are so happy your Mama found you and fell in love with your extra large ears and extra sweet toesies! That was a good day for both of you 🙂

    the critters in the cottage xo

  61. Happy Gotcha Day Mister Ernie! We love you buddy and are so happy you got gotted into the amazing home you did, hope your day was awesome!

  62. Most EXCELLENT! And what a wonderful home yous came to!
    Now mes will sings yous the song…
    *•.¸¸♪♫•Happy Gottcha Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*
    ¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day Dear Ernie!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•

  63. happy gotcha day… you were a cutie and you still are!

  64. Oh Ernie – how lucky you were nine years ago to be GOTTED by your family! I think your name change was a good thing…..”Mister” is – well – nowhere NEAR as good a name as Ernie! I hope your day is the BEST ever……….

    Love and Hugs, Sammy

  65. Happy Gotcha-day Ernie! You are both so lucky to have found each other. We also wanted to congratulate you on your well deserved Best Cat Blog nomination on The Nose to Nose awards. We really enjoy Wally, Zoey and Ernie adventures, they a make quite fun gang.

  66. Happy happy birthday!!!! WOOOOO!!! Applause! APPLAUSE!! – Love, Crepes.

  67. Happy Gotchaday Ernie! I’m glad your name got changed 🙂 You were such a cutie when little and not much has changed!

  68. Happy Gotcha Day!! Ernie! I’m glad you grew into your ears!! You’re just as adorable now as you were then!!

  69. Happy Belated Gotcha Day! Sorry I missed it!

  70. Oh, handsome Ernie, happy, happy Gotcha Day! I love you in your party hat. I hope you had a most pawsome day.

  71. Happy 9th Gotcha day Ernie. You were such a cute kitten and you grew into a handsome mancat.

  72. Happy Belated Gotcha day Ernie,here’s wishing you many more,xx Speedy

  73. We is late, but we wants to say Happy Gotcha Day Ernie!!! We hope you had a day full of treats, lubs, and scritches!

  74. Hey Ernie
    We are late to the pawty, but we wish you a big Happy Gotcha Day!! We love seeing Gotcha stories, too. You were a very cute young sprout, and a very lucky one!

  75. Wow,,,,,that was your lucky day, wasn’t it, Ernie ? Happy Gotcha Day,,,,,,we hope it was wonderful !

  76. HAPPY HAPPY belated 9th GOTCHA DAY , Ernie !
    I hope you had a purrfect day 😀


  77. Woo Hoo!!! Happy Beelated Gotcha Day Ernie!!!!
    Yur doptshun foto an rite-up were so cool…
    Yur definitelee Burmese…thee earss DO give it away!!!
    Mee admiress you so-o much.
    Sinseerlee Siddhartha Henry xx

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