Friday, August 14, 2015


Happy Gotchas!!!

Today is the day we celebrate the 11th Gotcha for 
Boo, Ping and Jinx.

It was 11 summers ago that someone dumped, abandoned
and threw away 3 awesome cats nearby my home. That
was the summer/fall we had 5 hurricanes and tropical
depressions impact our area.
Bonnie, Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne,
all between 8/12 and 9/26.
It was not a good time to be an outdoor cat in Florida.

After being dropped off,
Jinx led them to the closest house, which was mine.
The three of them stayed together with Jinx being the head cat.

A few days later we found Jinx and Boo
on the front porch sleeping in a chair.
Boo ran and hid because she was afraid,
(given what she'd seen of humans, who
could blame her?)
 but Jinx calmly stayed put.
He wanted to eat!
So food is what he got and immediately Boo came back
to get some of the groceries
and then guess who jumped out of the bushes?

It took a few months but one by one each of them
convinced me to bring them inside.
Which is where they wanted to be from the beginning.
Ping did have wander lust for awhile, and we did allow
him outside time only during the daytime.
Until Christmas Eve of 2004 that is, when he didn't come 
home for 3 days.
Talk about being worried!
He got sick from being out in the cold,
and he was never allowed outside again.

They've been fantastic cats.
So each year as I always do I thank the person who
was didn't care enough for these three young cats,
you did unknowingly saved their lives.
You brought them to me.
I adore them and will always take care of them.
Perhaps you hoped that was what would happen.
I'd like to think that.
I'd like to think you didn't abandon them
to let them be harmed.
They weren't throw aways.
They are loved and well cared for.

Happy 11th Gotcha my sweet babies!

We're joining Rascal & Rocco
for this week's
Pet Parade.


  1. What a special gotcha story. We're so happy at how what seemed at first like a terrible thing blossomed into a beautiful lifetime of love together. Happy Gotcha Day, Boo, Ping and Jinx. We love you, sweet pals, and wish you many, many more gotcha days yet to come.

  2. Happy 11th Gotcha Day Boo, Ping and Jinx! We have not heard your story before for some reason. Angelcats led you to your forever home, knowing you would be loved there.

  3. Aww, what an amazing Gotcha story. Happy Gotcha Day to you three cuties!

  4. One man's trash is another's treasure for sure. These are pawsome treasures you were lucky to find. Happy Gotcha kitties.

    Emma and Buster

  5. Ping, how awesome that you brought Jinx and Boo to the right place! Happy gotcha day to the three of you.

  6. They were three very lucky kitties. Happy 11th Gotcha Day!!!

  7. While we will never understand people that throw away cats,
    we did find our Julie that way. Outdoors and alone.
    Happy 11th Gotcha Day Jinx,Ping and Boo.
    You picked the best home on the block!
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  8. They have such a very special gotcha story. Happy gotcha day to three kitties who were smart enough to find the best home in the neighborhood to share their love with.

  9. Happy Gotcha Day, Ping, Boo and Jinx! We remember your story and are so happy you've had 11 years in such a wonderful home. Here's to many more gotcha day celebrations to come. :-)

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  11. Happy Gotcha Day to Ping, Boo and Mr. Jinx - we're sure it was fate that brought you to your loving family and a happy life.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  12. vous êtes des chats merveilleux

  13. I remember their gotcha story. I love it and never get tired of hearing it! I'm so happy Jinx, Boo and Ping found you!

  14. Happy Gotcha Day to 3 cuties! I had never heard that story, I am glad you found such a wonderful forever home.

  15. Happy Gotcha Day Boo, Jinx and Ping! You were very wise to lead the way to the house you did Jinx because you all ended up getting a wonderful forever home.

  16. What a heart warming gotcha story! I hadn't heard it before. So sweet that they chose you. And then you chose them. A Purrfect match. Yea! Love wins!

  17. Happy Gotcha Day to all 3 of you! You have evidently brightened a home with your presence.

  18. HAPPY HAPPY!!! Isn't it funny how they seem to know the right house to find sometimes.

  19. happy happy 11th anniversary of the best day of the rest of your lives!!
    you are all survivors!!! smiling big here
    hugs madi and mom

  20. Happy Gotcha Day!!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  21. What a wonderful story! So glad they found their way to you! Lucky kitties!

  22. Y'all are so very special. Happy Gotcha Day Boo, Ping and Jinx!!! We hope you have a very special day!!!

  23. Wow, what a great gotcha day. We are so so glad that they found you. It is so rewarding to find cats like that and save them. We know they appreciate being with you. Have a great day and we personally thank you for saving them.

  24. *sniff sniff* this gave us leaky eyes. We are SO happy they found you. You were all meant to be together.

  25. *sniff sniff* this gave us leaky eyes. We are SO happy they found you. You were all meant to be together.

  26. *sniff sniff* this gave us leaky eyes. We are SO happy they found you. You were all meant to be together.

  27. What a wonderful story ! We're so glad you found your mom and a forever home ! Happy Gotcha Day, buddies ! Purrs

  28. Happy Happy LUCKY 11!!!!
    That is one FINE trio!!
    You are wonderful kitties and you couldn't be in a better home!
    We love your Mama! (and YOU!!) and of course, Annabelle!

  29. Happy Gotcha Day you three PRECIOUS loved darling. YOU 3 make ME happy too. ALL my love.

  30. guys; we iz knot sure we ever new yur gotcha day storee....♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

    happee gotcha day two ewe boo, jinx & ping....and heerz two another best oh fishes, mice creem dishez & happee day wishes two ewe all...we hope therz 11 poundz oh perch ona plate & 11 layerz oh piza pie cake ther ta sell a brate ~~~ ENJOY yur day, haz FUN & happee nezz & health two each in de yeer a head

    heerz two an icefish inanga kinda week oh end ~~ ♥♥♥

  31. Happy 11th Gotcha day to you!! That is an amazing story! So glad you found your loving forever home :) xx

  32. Happy 11th Gotcha Day! Very heartwarming!

  33. Happy 11th Gotcha Day to you Boo, Ping and Jinx! Your story always gets to us...we are so thankful and happy that you ended up in the amazing home you did with the awesome Pawrents you have, where you are truly cherished! Hope you have a wonderful day, sweet friends!

    xoxo Clooney & Neytiri

  34. Happy Gotcha Day, you three very lucky kitties!
    Boo, Ping and Jinx, we wish you many more gotcha days to
    celebrate. <3

    Julie and kitties Tinker, Anastasia, Bridgie and Chopin

  35. Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!
    Mes shall sings yous the song!!!
    *•.¸¸♪♫•Happy Gottcha Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*
    ¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day Dear Boo, Ping and Jinx!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•

  36. We're so glad the three of you got gotted. Happy Happy Gotcha Day!!

  37. How wonderful that they found you and you found them. Happy Gotcha Day you guys!

  38. Happy 11th Gotcha Day! I'm so glad that all three of you were able to be rescued from the outdoor life. Being inside is so much nicer! I'm sure you are pampered like all kitties should be. :) I'm so happy for you that you've have 11 years together.
    -Purrs from your friends at

  39. Happy Gotcha Day...belatedly, mind you to extend the fun:)
    Wow, what a tail of being gotted! So glad like your mom, that you did find your furmily...your furevfur one!


  40. What a great gotcha story. So happy they found you. Happy gotcha day, Ping, Boo and Jinx.

  41. Happy Gotcha Day, Boo, Ping, and Jinx! We are so glad you found such a nice home. Sometimes blessings come out of difficult situations. <3

  42. As many years as I've been blogging and following you, I had no idea that Book, Ping, and Jinx came to you at the same time and how they did. How lucky they are to have found you.


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