Monday, 4 May 2009

Gotcha Day!

Well...what a beautiful surprise, despite my distinct lack of blogging I awoke to find two lovely Gotcha Day messages from Cheysuli and the gang over at A Few Good Cats! SO I thought I would see how they found out and of course it was the wonderful people over at the Cat Blogosphere who had started the remembering off. How very lovely that I was remembered...

As we were typing this post out Craig and Caroline Hind also left us a message...Craig and Caroline are a little bit special for us cos some months ago they found me via Storm's blog. You see they had a beautiful cat called Panther who had the lymphoma too and when they were reading about lymphoma just after Panther's sudden passing they found Storm's blog and left us such heart-touching messages...and then they were inspired to start cat blogging by us! Thank you Craig and Caroline...we know you loved Panther very, very much and we are sorry you had to go through this lymphoma thing as well.

I may be without my Stormie today - my first alone Gotcha Day - but she is here in other guises, and alive in the many memories I and others have of her. This is our Gotcha Day post from Stormie's blog last year. This is our fave kitten pic of Stormie:

So, I may be without Stormie...but I have Timmy, my adopted brother, who is OK and good company mostly. He has been here 9 months now and we are pretty close - we wash each other's ears, we snuggle together, we play and run around like two kittens (well, we try, but we are Old Geezers so the play sessions don't last long). We are both the Alpha cats of the home, so Meowmie now has two big boys cats vying for her attention. Timmy still likes to chase me about and will instigate most of the play sessions but cos he is creaky and not as agile as me I usually win all the time or if I am not in the mood will just jump up on the sideboard to get away from him. It has worked out incredibly well, especially when you think Timmy had not shared his previous home with other cats. Timmy is still not much of a purrer - in fact he only started purring about 2 months ago - and only when he is groomed/brushed...very rarely will he purr just for the sake of it! Weirdo. Here are some pics of Tim and I...Thanks for stopping by and wishing me a happy Gotcha Day!!! We hope you are all well xxx


The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Castle! We hope you have a great day!

Parker said...

Happy, Happy Gotcha' Day!
Glad you two are doing well!

Rusty said...

Castle, happy Gotcha Day! Hope you have a great day.

Kaz's Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day Castle! We're so glad that you and Timmy like to hang out together now, and that you even play together. It's good to hear that he's purring now - he must be pretty relaxed there with you.
{{{Hugs}}} and purrs to you and your family,

Gypsy & Tasha

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Happy Happy Gotcha Day Castle! Our Momma has kinda hit the pause button on our blog, but we did visit the CB this morning and saw it was your special day, so of course we wanted to stop by to send you special wishes on your big day! We are so glad that you and Timmy are buds now, and we always have you, Timmy and sweet Stormie in our thoughts. Enjoy your special day, furriend ...
Love, purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Kitties @ Our family cat-a-blog... said...

Isn't it just da bestest thingie in da whole, wide world ta celebrate youz Gotcha Day? So many kittiez nebber get one of those.

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Castle! We're glad to hear that you and Timmy are getting along, playing and cuddling. We loved the pictures of the two of you together and the sweet kitten picture of Stormie. We're sure that she's keeping an eye on the two of you and the Mommies.

Thanks for the update!

Charlemagne and Tamar

ML said...

Happy Gotcha Day, sweet Castle. We miss yours sisfur, Stormie, too, but she's wif us in a way. Love tha photos.
Love & Purrs,

pee ess: We's can furrget tha specshul days, but if they is on ours Offishul Calendar, it always remembers.

The Meowers from Missouri said...

happy gotcha day, castle! we hopes you celebrate many, many more in health an' happiness. we's sorry that stormie's not there "in the fur" wif you, but you're right, she's there in many ofur ways. looks like you an' tim are good buds, an' it's allus nice to haf a snuggle buddy.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I came back when I saw you had a new post! Happy Gotcha Day again... I come bearing ham this time. Timmy was one lucky cat to get a home with you all--such a loving meezer you are Castle! And we love that photo of Storm. What a cutie! Purrs

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Glad you and Timmy are getting along so well.

Happy gotcha day to you-ooo.
Happy gotcha day to you-ooo.
Happy gotcha day, Castle Pants-ooo.
Happy gotcha day to you-ooo.

Sorry about the howling but Buddy is a hound.

Anonymous said...

Great post and sweet memories.Happy Gotcha Day...Hugs

Niko and Cloud said...

Happy Gotcha Day Castle!
We are all furry sorry Stormie isn't around to celebrate, but we's sure she is sending you thoughts of chick-hen from the bridge.

Daisy said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Castle! You look so sweet cuddling with Timmy. I know that Stormie is looking over you with a smile in her heart.

Shadow / Molly said...

Happy Gotcha Day Castle! Stormie wud be proud dat yoo blog, even if it is just sometimes.

Junior and Orion said...

Hi Castle and Timmy!!!!! We are so very glad you two are getting along better!! You sound like us...we do the same things you two do!!

Happy Gotcha Day Castle!!!!

Junior and Orion

Sunny's Mommy said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Castle :-D

Those are sweet pictures of you and Timmy curled up together.

Craig & Caroline Hind said...


Oh we're so glad to hear from you again. We were starting to wonder what had happened to you!

We hope you had a great gotcha day, and lots of hugs and kissed from your Meowmies.

Thanks also for the kind words about my humans and my late brother.

My man human was just saying how much you and me look alike even though you're blue and I'm lilac.


PB 'n J said...

Happiest of Happy Gotcha Days Castle! We know it mush be hard to be without Stormie, but we certainly are glad that you are here with us to celebrate.

And we're happy to read that you and Timmy are getting on so well, happy to know it was just a matter of time.

Purrs to you!
Pearl, Bert and Jake

Grrreta said...

Happy Gotcha Day! I am so glad that you and Timmy have grown so close. Those are wonderfully sweet pictures.

Camie's Kitties said...

Happy Gotcha Day Castle. We are so glad that you and Timmy are getting along so well now. We have missed you. We love seeing the pictures of you and Stormie as kits.

Tavi, Cody, Camie, Miss Jade and Gracie

The Meezers said...

Happy Gotcha Day Castle!!!!! we is glad that you and Timmy is getting along well

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Happy Gotcha Day!! purrrrrrrrrrs We are sad Stormie isn't there to share this day with you, but are happy you have Timmy to play with and snuggle with.

We are very glad you have taught him how nice it is to have a sibling and a forever home. I'll bet your mommy was thrilled when he started purring!

We are glad you're all OK. purrrrrrrrs

Derby said...

Happy Belated Gotcha Day Castle. I had my Gotcha Day on May 7.

The Furry Kids said...

Happy belated Gotcha Day, Castle! Thank you for the update - we're glad you and Timmy are getting along so well.
Hugs and purrs to all of you,
The Furry Kids

Black Cat said...

I'm sorry I missed your Gotcha Day dearest Castle. I'm sure Stormie was celebrating with you from the Bridge and glad that you and Timmy have made friends :) xxx

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Been way too long since I dropped by too.
I am glad to see that you and Timmy get along pretty well. He will never replace Storm,but he can be a good brother ;) keep well :)
Purrs Mickey

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We want you to know that Stormie has a new friend to play with today. Our Georgia (our elderly calico) crossed the bridge last night. I have no doubt she is enjoying meeting Storm and perhaps introducing her to the lilac point that came before in our household (if they have no already met). But as she crossed we were thinking of so many of our friends who have left and Storm has still left such a large hole in our meezer sphere. We can only imagine how much more she is missed at home.

The Cat Realm said...

Happy belated Gotcha Day! Stormie will always be with you, and us, but we are glad to see that you found a nice companion in Timmy!
And you might have watched the latest CCSI caper already (we are beyond being organized!) - but if you didn't - you got to check it out!!! It is done totally different than the others and just way cool!!!

Princess said...

I just found this... today. I feel bad about that. I love this blog. It is so wonderful to see you, and that
Timmy is working out.

Boy, we miss Stormiekins... and Caesar too. I hope they are together waiting for us.

I do love you Castle and I am so happy that you are doing well. Happy Gotcha Day, the first one without your sister... it is hard

love and purrrs always

Kat said...

Hello! I love your blog! I am a Siamese kitty named Leia and I have just begun a new blog. I could use some support as I get underway - please link me!

Let me know if you link me, and of course I will link you too!

Thanks Much,

Leia said...

Oh Dear!! I went through this list of cat bloggers and gave my blog address and now I have had to CHANGE my blog location! If you have been kind enough to link me, please change the link for me, and if you have not linked me yet, I would love it if you would!! Sorry for the inconvenience, I look forward to getting to know all of you purrrfectly lovely friends!

Leia of the House of 7 Cats

*let me know if you do link me so that I can link you back!!

Setra said...

Ooh you are here after all! :) Happy Gottcha Day first of all and then also "Hello" for the first time from me Setra. Did you know that I am named in large part because of Stormie? You see Set is the god of storms and Ra is the god of sun, so to my Mummy I am her little bit of sunshine after the storm... 'Cause Stormie touched Mummy's heart and with all that's been going on with so many cats she's known and loved passing recently she needed a little ray of sunshine around to love! :) Which is good, 'cause I'm extra partial to cuddles and love! ;)

It's great to meet you boys and I wish you a very happy day!

Setra (age 16.5 weeks)