Thursday, February 28, 2008

Happy Gotcha Day to Me

(Even though MomBean forgot.)

My Milliegirl remembered that the 24th was my Gotcha Day-it's been one year since my MomBean adopted me from the Animal Relief Fund. I actually have HeBean to thank for it, 'cause he was the one to mention going to the shelter that day to see who was available. I guess he didn't think they'd find such a studly mancat purrfect family fit, but there I was, sound asleep in a cage full of kittens jumping all over me. MomBean laughed and said that was a 'good signhe's calm'.

So they took me into a back room to play with me and oh man, KidBean was all over this tabbycat. I didn't mind, I grew up in a foster home with a nice LadyBean and a Great Dane woofie, so I'm used to other things touchin/playing/etc. I never had to stay in the shelter crate more than a few hours on Saturdays, which was the Open Adoption Days at ARF.

MomBean looked at other cats, including the russian blue that she went to see in the first place, but she wasn't too big on bein' friendly. I dunno why, but whatevs. MomBean looked at me and said: 'I want him.' Man, you'd think the President was coming for all of the hoopla they had. Evfurryone was all excited that I was getting a new home, calling other volunteers that were off that day and everything.

So I sang a little opera on the way home, and that was that. I became MomBean's first tabbycat, and life's been great ever since. I've got food and water, a whole house to play in, beans who love me, and all of you for furrends. Life is good.

Now do you want to hear how his Mancatloafness broke the PTU we bought specifically for him because his porkness was too heavy?


To celebrate, here's the award Mar gave to me, it kinda fits to put it up today:

If I was nekkid you could see how much I was blushin' to get this. I'm just happy enough to be here, let alone inspire others. :) I'm giving it to:

1. Adan

2. Dragonheart (and Merlin too!)

3. Luxor


Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Happy gotcha day really late. Sorry you have to live with a cruel and caring womanbean.

Tybalt said...

Hppy Gotcha Day, Monty! You have a great Gotcha Day story. Your beans sure are lucky to have you . . . and your mad operatic skillz!

michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

Happy Happy Gotcha Day To You, Monty~!
This world have you become so bright and interesting more~!!!! I hope I could be there and play with you to celebrate~!!!

And Congratulations on your award~!!! You are very talent and good care for everybody~!!!! Certainly so creative ~!!
Thanks for thinking of me~! You are so so kind~!!!!!!!!!



Oh a furry happy Gotcha Day Monty!


Chance said...

Happy Gotcha Day Big Bro! How lucky can a man-cat get ta fynd hisself a warm snuggley home wit beans hoo feeds him an pway wit him an stuff. Mayk sur yoo gets sum eggstra luvs an scritches to mayk up fur yur Mombean furrgettin bowt yur happy day.

LZ said...

Happy Gotch Day Monty!!!


Lux said...

Monty, a belated Happy Gotcha Day to you - but you look pretty happy to me most days! I'm so happy your beans brought *you home!

And thank you so much for this award you're giving me. I feel humbled indeed.

Congratulations to you, too!

Jimmy Joe said...

Happy Gotcha Day there, buddy! Boy, it is a good thing for your family that they found you at the Relief Fund that day. How would they get along without you?
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Jan Price said...

We're sure glad your beans picked you. How could anyone have resisted?

Happy gotcha day!

Jan's Funny Farm

Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Happy belated Gotcha Day, Monty! :) We are glad you found a wonderful Forever Home. Congratulations on your award - it is very well deserved. We are honoured you chose to pass it along to us - thank you!

Daisy said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Monty! That's a great story about how you came to your Forever home. My Mommie says that at the shelter where she helps at, sometimes there are extra special cats. And when they get adopted, everybody gets very excited. This must mean you were one of the extra special ones!

PB 'n J said...

That is a super Gotcha Day story - happy belated Gotcha Day Monty!

Fat Eric said...

Happy happy gotcha day, Monty! And many more!

Fat Eric said...

P.S. How rude to say you broke the carrier! I *must* be heavier than you and I've never broken mine!

Karen said...

py gotcha day

Milton said...

Yeah, gotcha days are the best!
Many more, big guy.

Just Ducky said...

Belated Happy Gotcha Day.

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Happy Gotcha Day!

Millie said...

You are so cool, so handsome, such a studly mancat! I am such a lucky girlcat because you're mine!

Parker said...

Monty - your beans really got a great kiity. I can tell from a squillion miles away that you are da' bomb.
Happy Late Gotcha' Day!
And I can tell you that mommy knows those days in the shelters when those GREAT kitties get great homes, everyone gets called 'cause it's pure joy and happiness!

Samantha & Mom said...

Happy Gotcha Day Monty Q! And many, many moooooooore!!!! Maybe your Mom could tape you singing opera for us one day, so we can hear you!! ConCATulations on your award, too!
Your FL furiends,

The Devil Dog said...

Happy Gotcha Day Monty. What a wonderful story. We are so glad you are in a wonderful forever home (and Millie's beau).

And we don't believe a thing about breaking the PTU. Don't believe it for a second.

Roxy & Lucky

Mickey's Musings said...

Happy Gotcha Day kiddo!!!!! I hope you were spoiled like crazy!!!!!!
Why would your beans not want you over the other cats? You are a gem ;),never a dull moment, heeheehee!!!!
Purrs Mickey

Cool award too :)

Motor Home Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day!!!!!! We love to hear everyone's gotcha day stories, and you have a great one.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Anonymous said...

Happy Gotcha Day, dear Monty! You are such a wonderful tabby mancat and such a good friend to everycat! It was a great day when your family found you and brought you home. *smile*

(From Marilyn's Mom to Monty's Mom: I can't quit giggling at "Mancatloafness broke the PTU...")

Don't mind my Mom, Monty! You know how they can be. Anyhow, you asked about what stinky goodness I like -- I love all kinds, but my very faves are Fancy Feast Turkey and Giblets and Gourmet Chicken -- nom nom nom nom! *smile*

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn!

Poppy Q said...

Happy happy gotcha day Monty Q. Once you go tabby, you never go back (it sounded funny in my head).

Dude, you sure landed yourself a pawsome fambly. I hopes they gives you lots of nom, nom, noms for a gotcha day treat.

Anonymous said...

Happy Gotcha Day.I'm so glad you found a great forever home with alot of love :)

Anonymous said...

Happy gotcha day! Glad your still blogging.

Is your mom ok?

Skittles, The Huntress

Boy said...

Happy Gotcha Day!

Kimo and Sabi said...

Happy belated gotcha day!

P.S. Mommakitty has opened her own Etsy shop too (even though she gots nothin' in it yet!) Da URL is: - she listed yer momma's shop as a favorite!

Anonymous said...

Hoppy Gotcha Day Mr. ManCat!

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Sorry I'm a bit late in coming to wish you a happy Gotcha Day. Hope it was good. it was certainly a success story with a happy ending.

Mr. Chen and Ollie said...

Happy EXTREMELY Belated Gotcha Day, Monty Dude! As you can see Mom has been reallly slack with letting us on the computer lately. We haven't been able to visit in ages. We're so happy for you, dude! Congrats on a great year and here's to the next one!
Mr. Chen & Ollie

Chrissie said...

Monty, I'm so GLAD you were got! It really couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. It amazes me that she took you even after hearing your singin' voice...just kidding! :) Happy Gotcha Day, good buddy!