Luna’s 3rd Gotcha Day!

June 10 is Luna’s Gotcha Day, or the anniversary of her adoption.

Here is her official adoption photo from Santa Cruz County Animal Services, back in 2005:

This photo had not yet been posted when I went to the shelter on June 9, 2005. I was browsing the kennels and this charming little black kitty came up and greeted me. It was perfect, I knew I really wanted a black cat. It turned out she had just come up for adoption after being surrendered to the shelter by her previous family. I played with her for a bit, and said I would think about it overnight, even though that wasn’t really necessary. The next morning, June 10, I called the shelter to hold her for adoption, and I picked her up and brought her to her new home that afternoon.

She has been such a joy for the last three years. I get verkempt thinking about how I found the ketzela and brought her into my life.

We have since left behind that first home. But she has truly shined in her new life as an elegant and sophisticated city cat:

Please join me in wishing Luna a happy 3rd Gotcha Day!



35 Responses to “Luna’s 3rd Gotcha Day!”

  1. Zippy, Sadie & Speedy Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day aniversary Luna…what a great day! :)

  2. Gandalf & Grayson Says:

    Happy Gotchas Day, Luna! You seem to be just where you were meant to be all along! And THAT'S a wonderful thing!!

  3. Eric and Flynn Says:

    :)Happy Gotcha Day anniversary Luna. You're a pretty kitty.

  4. Gattina Says:

    That's a coincidence ! Rosie celebrates her gotchaday on Friday 13 ! then she will be with us exactly for a year. I found her through Internet I wanted a little tuxi and a young couple just had kittens. I am so happy with Rosie she is such a friendly cat !

  5. Mickey Says:

    HAPPY 3rd GOTCHA DAY LUNA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It seems you were destined to go to this forever home.
    You hit the jackpot :) I hope you get extra treats today and lots of your fave food!!!!!!
    Purrs Mickey

  6. Luna Germany Says:

    Happy gotcha day to my name sister Luna :)
    I think you are a lucky cat.

  7. celeste Says:

    Happy Gotcha day!

  8. Daisy Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day, Luna! I am so glad that you found such a wonderful Forever home.

  9. Tybalt Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day, Luna!!!! :)

  10. Mr. Echo Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day Luna. Yoo bring such joy to the wurld! I hope yoo is always happy and much loved. A Gotcha Day is a speshel thing…sellabrayt!

  11. HotMBC Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day Luna!!! You got gotted by one of the bestest! :)
    Alla Us Hotties

  12. Kuanyin Says:

    My but you grew up to be such a hottie! (Cat whistle!) Happy Gotcha Day and lots of Purrs!

  13. Goldie and Shade Says:

    Happy Happy Happy Gotcha Day, Luna!!!!!!!

    It seems you were destined to find this forever home. Have some extra treats and lots of snuggles!!

    Love those photos of you, very nice.

  14. TT&TOT Gang Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day, Luna, and many happy returns of the day to you! :) We don't always get to leave a comment cuz it's so hard for our Mom Bean to read the anti-spam letter, her eyes aren't working so good anymore!

  15. jason Says:

    Congratulations! And I often wondered about Luna's history with you. Now I'm glad to know a bit more.

    And I'm thrilled to read you actually wanted a black cat. So much silly superstition…

  16. Kitty Says:

    Have a furry Happy Gotcha Day!!! I'm not exactly sure who 'gotcha' whom, since Luna was the one who made sure daddy saw her. :)

  17. quasi Says:

    Congrats on your gotcha day. You knew who you wanted to be adopted by, that's for sure! ;-)

  18. Jimmy Joe Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day, Luna! You are a very beautiful, chic city cat indeed!
    Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

  19. willow Says:

    China Cat & I certainly do wish you a Happy Gotcha Day, Luna! We are so glad that you have a wonderful forever home!

    Purrrrrrrrrrs, China Cat, Willow and our Lady, Sammawow

  20. The Right Blue Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day to both of you. Nice that you were able to find each other and live happily ever after. :)


  21. Adan Says:

    Happy 3rd Gotcha Day to you, Luna~!
    I am very happy for you staying a forever love home already 3 years!

  22. Dragonheart & Merlin Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day, Luna! :) We are glad you found a wonderful Forever Home!

  23. Hendrix Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day Luna! I love celebrating Gotcha Days. I'm glad you have such a great forever home.

  24. Samantha & Mr, Tigger Says:

    :)Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy 3rd Gotcha Day Luna and many, many, many mooooore!!! You have a wonderful forever home with Amar and you are getting to be a cool city Cat! Hope you get lots of cool treats and presents!
    Your FL furiends,

  25. Jan's Funny Farm Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day, Luna. Jan has a soft spot for black cats too.

    purrs and tail wags

  26. Kelly Cat (and all the Good Cats) Says:

    Luna, all of us want to add our best wishes for a Happy Birthday and many more. (Sorry for being late — there were severe storms last night and my humans had to stay offline.)

  27. Kimo & Sabi Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day!

  28. Jacksin Says:

    A sophisticated city cat & model citizen I'm sure! Happy 3rd!

  29. Katz (And Other) Tales Says:

    Congratulations on such a happy partnership! Happy "Gotcha! Day" Love that title…

  30. Cycle Clothing Says:

    Wow, what a gorgeous cat. I love the photo of it in the light of the window. I've had my cat since it was a kitten and learnt to love it more and more since its got fat and old!



  31. Matthew James Didier Says:

    I've not heard of "Gotcha" day before… but I've got three of the feline variety to celebrate and two of the canine as well! Happy third to you and Luna though!

  32. Sue Says:

    Happy Gotcha Day Luna!!! :) What a pretty kitty!

  33. Aloysius Says:

    I just got time to come look at your blog and I am so happy that Luna is celebrating the third anniversary of her Gotcha Day. It's so great to see how much the two of you love each other.

  34. whaleshaman Says:

    Dear Amar and Luna,

    What a beautiful story on how you came to be a family. It brought tears to my eyes, too.

    So for LunAmarday [alas, belated], scritches for her chin and a big long-distance hearty pat on the back to you for cherishing her so.

    Well done, you two!


  35. Polly Moller Says:

    :) yay Luna!
    Keep on taking good care of Amar!