Saturday, December 10, 2022

10th Anniversary of our Gotcha Day!


Peaches the cat here with a tale to tell and never-before pictures to show. We can hardly believe it, but it's true.  Ten years ago on December 10, 2012, our human brought us home.  Before meeting our lucky human rescuer, Mom Carol, though we got stuck in 3 shelter and had a narrow escape
 from death row in NYACC.  Here's a little of our story!

sad Peaches at shelter
We started out in captivity at NYACC....our previous owners were sweet and kind and we became sweet cats...but alas, they moved out of the country and took us to....NYACC...where we got shelter colds..
Paprika at Shelter

We don't mean to depress you on a lovely holiday weekend but THIS was our home then...

Yup, we were there.  We never showed these pictures before...we were embarrassed, but this being our 10th anniversary, we wanted to share our story with you.

So AFTER we had those shelter colds, they put us on the "Euthanasia" list called "Death Row" on Facebook.
The good part of this was that they posted these pictures of us online and many readers AND shelter volunteers fell in love with us and posted nice things about us.  Here are some of the things they wrote!

As a result of these poignant posts, many readers pledged funds to save them and they ended up getting SAVED by an angel named Joann from Feline Rescue of Long IslandThis wonderful new foster lady named Joann nursed us back to health and brought us to Connecticut to Marys Kitty Korner, a no-kill shelter.

Marys Kitty Korner:  Our temporary home with 50 other cats

For 6 more months we stayed in a large white house with 50 other cats while awaiting forever homes.  I was in charge of captivating visitors. Of course I did antics daily in a sunny window where I could attract visitors and pick the best ones! MOL.

My Sunny Window Antics

Then we met Carol. She had fallen in love with me the week before after seeing my picture on the internet. (of course I WAS flirting with the photographer.) And then she came to meet me and my sis-fur Paprika (then named "Tigger") in that white house. Of course I could not leave without Paprika. So Carol took both of us home. We DID have to state our case and ASK, though.

Mom Carol and US (above)

Our first portraits chez Carol with huge eyes below:

Look at. my HUGE eyes!

Our first night here was rather scary...(Paprika was afraid to come out of her box)...though we WERE given our OWN room...complete with scratching post...soft rugs, food, treats and toys. It was called "bathroom." We weren't sure at first...but eventually we were brave enough to venture 

out...a wonderful new world awaited us!

A question remained that first day:

Of course, being the lovable furries we are, Carol told us she wasn't letting us go anywhere! She loves us both and we're awaiting our 10th Christmas here. 

Our Explorations....

One last confession:  I did go out of my way to love bomb my human with award-winning moves..I was taking no chances!  Here is one of my early efforts...I gazed into her eyes and tilted my head in that certain could she resist?

Then there's THIS posture....

 We have taken over the house, believe me!  We set the rules, although we still haven't come to an agreement on the quantity of tuna  being served here...

We're joining Athena Cat Goddess and The Cat on My Head's blog hops  today to celebrate...and to give thanks for those joy-filled 10 years...

Love, Peaches (on behalf of Peaches & Paprika)


  1. Ten years, it doesn't seem possible! Happy 10th Gotchaversary!

  2. Happy Gotcha-Day-versary !!😻😻

  3. We wish you the Happiest of Gotcha-versaries!

  4. Happy Gotcha Day!

    Thank you for sharing your rescue story. We are so happy for you that you got rescued by your wonderful mom. We wish all kitties could escape the horrible death row.

  5. Ladie! What an AWESOME love story of your gottcha! It made us ALL teary eyed! Your Mom is really one wonderful Peep! Now we shall sing you the song!
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Happy Gottcha Day to you♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day to you  ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day dear Peaches and Paprika!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ HappyGottcha Day to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸
    Keep being awesome!
    Purrs Marv

    1. Well said Marv, I was all teary too. So many cats end their lives at New York's ACC every day, I am glad the girls made it out.

  6. Happy Gotcherversary dear and lovely girls. Oh your story had me in tears, but I am so glad we have you here 10 years later!