Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tuxie Tuesday Gotcha Day

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Here I am resting up in my comfy chair, getting ready for my Gotcha Day Party, which is starting right now.  One year ago Mom got home from work and called my foster Mom, who loaded me up in a PTU and brought me over to my new home.  I was set free in my "safe room" because my foster Mom was afraid that having a whole house to roam around in might blow my mind, as I had been locked up in one small room for six months. As soon as my foster Mom left and I discovered that I was staying, I wanted out. My new Mom opened the door and let me explore the whole house.  I have had the run of the place ever since.

Everyone is welcome to come party beginning right now.  Tonight we just have drinks and the buffet available, but there will be plenty of food tomorrow.  Mom is staying home all day, so we have a human slave at our disposal for the whole party.  For drinks we have niptinis, blue gizzies and meowgaritas, with Russianless white Russians for the kittens and water for those who want to keep their wits about them.  For snacks we have Temptations, Greenies, Party Mix and nip treats.  For those who want something a bit more substantial, there is the Herman Buffet:  Kitten Chow, Purina One for sensitive systems, Green Pea and Duck (grain free) and Friskies Seafood Sensations for the dry food; the canned food selections are Turkey Florentine and Ocean Whitefish and Tuna with gravy.  Um, sorry, I already licked up all the gravy.

We can basically do anything we want, but Mom has a few ground rules.

Karen Jo:  Just a couple.  Please, no THoE between 2:00 am and dawn.  You are welcome to play the stereo, the CD player and the radio, but please not too loud.

All right, lets get to it.  We have plenty of music, a whole bucket of toys, food and drink and lots of places to crash.  There are two couches, a table with a big cushion and a soft throw on it, a comfy chair, two more chairs with cushions, and my platform in the living room.  There is a comfy chair and a couch in my "safe" room.  There is a rocking chair, a computer chair and my Mom's bed in her room.  The whole house, except for the kitchen is carpeted.

Karen Jo:  All the kitties and woofies who can fit are welcome to share my bed with me and Herman.  Just remember that the space right next to my chest is reserved for Herman.  If you eat up all the food, you are allowed to wake me up at oh-dark-thirty, but I will go right back to bed after filling the food dishes.  Breakfast will be served after dawn.

All right!  Let's party!

Hahaha!  You kitties have good appetites.  We got Mom up at oh-dark-thirty to fill up the food dishes.  All the dry food needed filling up. Then we let her sleep until sunup.  Now its time for breakfast.  Mom is making kitty-sized omelets.  Put in your order for omelets with tuna, bacon, ham, tuna or chicken, or any combination you like.  To drink we have fresh water out of the faucet or tuna juice or milk.  We are going to keep her busy. Once we have eaten our fill, we will let her go back to sleep until we want the wand toys to come out. For a special bonus we have SNOW!  The back yard is safe for any kitties or woofies who want to go out and roll in the snow or eat it or throw snowballs.  There isn't much, but it looks like there is more on the way.  Mom has plenty of fluffy towels to dry you all off when you are done outside.  More fun is coming when Mom wakes up again.

55 comments:

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Happy, happy gotcha day, Herman! This is quite a spread! And I am impressed that you got your human to stay home and perform catering/ bartending duties! She is even letting us stay over! This is pawsome!

Kas said...

Happy hippy gotcha day, enjoy lots of mummy snuggles!!!!!

Your mum is a lot like me when it come to cat munchies, I will get up and throw some biscuits in a bowl in the wee hours. No extra specil can or packet opening though.

The Monkeys said...

We are very excited to be at your Gotcha Day party, Herman! We have brought some nip balls for us all to play with!

We are so happy you were gotcha'd and we think you and your Mom are very lucky to have found each other!

AFSS said...

Happiest of Gotcha Days Herman. So glad you don't find me intimidating. I love dancing with you. You are a great dancer. ~Artemisia

Happy Gotcha Day Herman. This is a great party. We are all having a ball and the food is delicious. ~Socks, Scylla & Fenris

Kea said...

We're on our way over, Herman! Happy Gotcha Day, handsome! We're so, so happy you have such a wonderful forever home and fabulous mom. Big smooches from our own mom!

Now let's party!!!

Ann Nichols said...

Oh how cute!!! Edward says to have a great time! He sure would like to explore your house with you too but he's been pretty busy exploring his new home these days! And more and more rooms are opening up to him daily...
Have fun on Gotcha Day!
Ann

Brian said...

Happy Gotcha Day sweet Herman. I remember when your Mom was talking about getting you and when you first got to your new home. What a wonderful day that was for everyone!!!

Daisy said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Herman! I am very glad you were gotted. Thanks for letting us share your special day!

Marg said...

A very Happy Gotcha day Herman. This looks like a fantastic party and we are heading over to those yummy drinks and food right now. We sure hope you have a great day and many more. We are so glad you found your Mom who takes such good care of you.What a special lady.

Simba said...

Your first Gotcha ay is really cause for celebration, Herman. You sure picked the right Mom! Big kissies to her for all her love and attention this past year. She has sure worked mircales with you.

Suer duper party! I am here for the after dawn BREAKFAST portion. And how great that your Mom will stay home all day. PURRRfect!

The Island Cats said...

Whoohoo!! Happy Gotcha Day, Herman!! This is a great party!! Thanks for inviting us!!

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Happy Gotcha Day Herman! Wow a whole year already! Oh my goodness. We're ready to party and we see yoo hafs grain free for us. Yoo are one nice host! Fank yoo. Woo Hoo lets play!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy Birthday Herman - oh goodness your mom has put on an amazing spread -now the dilemma where do we start - perhaps a nipitini and then we'll load our bowls up with a bit of everything. Your mom has been busy getting all these foods ready - Thank you
Karen - no we think this is enough for now we've got to keep our figures!!

The Meezers or Billy said...

WOOO HOOO!! Happy Gotcha Day Herman!!!!! you gotted the bestest forefur home!!!!!!!!!!

This party is great!

wildcatwoodscats said...

Happy Gotcha Day Herman - we are just thrilled that you are doing so well in your home with mom. She loves you sooo much!

The Devil Dog said...

But where's the BROCCOLI!!! You didn't mention broccoli!!! Oh well, Lucky and I will be right over. Maybe we can make your mom go get me some broccoli.

We are so excited to be coming to your Gotcha Party. We remember when your mom got you. We were so happy for the both of you. We still are.

Roxy & Lucky

Forty Paws said...

We are so glad that you were gotcha'd by Karen Jo! We'll be right over to Par-Tay!

Thank you for the kind words about Gatsbi. She will be missed around here.

Luf, Us and Maw

Caren Gittleman said...

YAY!!! We're gonna PAAARRR--TAAAY, we're gonna PAAAARRR--TAAY!!

Happy, Happy GOTCHA DAY!!

Oh your Mom made quite a spread! I would love some grain free duck and peas please...my Mom is gonna bring some salmon over when she comes later...

It is a little too early for a "Niptini" so I will have some water please....
You have such comfy areas to sleep in!
My Mom and I love to help clean up at parties so we are more than willing to be on "litter patrol!!"
We wish you many, many more happy gotcha days!!
My Mom will be right on her way with some salmon!
Love, Cody
xoxoxo

Gracie =^o.o^= and Minnie said...

Happy Gotcha day to my dear friend. I cannot believe that it has already been a year that you found your furever home! You sure adopted a good mommie. Thanks for inviting me to the party! This is going to be so much fun! I brought some of your favorite tasty treats for the party. Enjoy.

Cory said...

Happy Gotcha Day Herman! We are here and ready to PARTY! Grete woofie is here too and she said after she plays a bit she'll help your mom snoopervise all us kitties since that's what she loves to do. Let's let the niptinis flow and then I'm gonna want to play play play!!! Woo hoo!

OKcats said...

Wow, Herman, we said it before, but we can't believe it's been a year already. When she was reading this, my mom flashed back to a few parties that happened a couple of years ago, back when she was just lurking in the CB. She remembered that your mom would come to the parties and offer to open the door to let kitties and dogs in and out. That always made my mom smile.

You have a great spread going here, and we would be honored to party with you on such a wonderful day. We're so very very happy that you both found each other.

Your friends, Fuzzy and Zoe

P.S. My mom used to have a cat who sat on the edge of the tub every night. He would drink the bath water, and then just chill there until she got out. She just doesn't trust Zoe as much as she trusted him. hehe

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Gocha Day, Herman.

The Crew said...

Hey, we love Gotcha Day parties. Well actually, we love all kinds of parties!

We'll be right over to help celebrate and we wish you many, many more happy Gotcha Days.

The Crew

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Happy Gotcha Day Herman ~
thank yoo so much for inviting us.

SuziQCat said...

Happy Gotcha Day Herman!! What a year it has been for you and Karen Jo. This is a wonderful party...love all the food and the service has been fantastic. Here's to many more gotcha day celebrations!

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Gotcha Day!!! Herman, we are so thrilled to celebrate today with you; you have had quite the year, health-wise. So now we're ready to pawty!!

Here's a bouquet of fresh nip, should we just sprinkle it everywhere? Whoopee!

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Happy Gotcha Day Herman and many,many, many moooooorrrreeeeeee!!!
Oh man, we are so sorry to have missed the sleep over!!! But we are here to party with your till your Mom throws us out!!! We brought some of our catnip cookies to share!! Hehehehehe!! Now lets party!!
Your TX furiends,

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Happy Gotcha Day Herman!!!! Let's have some ham--I brought one to munch on.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Happy Gotcha Day Herman from all your Tuxedo Gang Hideout Furiends!! We'll all be right over to party!! Good thing your Mom is off today!!
Hehehehehehe!!
Samantha & The gang

Everycat said...

*Drags in a sack of fresh nip and a mostly intact roast turkey*

Happy Gotcha Day Herman big fella! This looks like a wonderful party, thank you for inviting me. May I have a niptini?

Whicky Wuudler
*hic*

Cat said...

Happy Gotcha Day Herman!!! Thanks for inviting us, your party is amazing!!! We are so happy that you found such a safe and loving home :-)

Jana said...

happy gotcha day, love! even though we hardly post anymore, we still keep up with you! you are one awesome kitty!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Yay! Happy Gotcha Day Herman and a squillion more! We'z acited to celebrate wif yoo, Sadie even sed she will dance wif yoo if yoo'd like. Watch out tho, she's been full of it lately and a dance might turn into a rassling match...

pbgmomof5 said...

Happy Happy Gotcha Day Herman!!! You and your Mom have a lot to celebrate. We'll be over when our Mom gets off work because we want to see the snow. Are you sure you really see snow and haven't had too many niptinies? What is snow anyway (we're from SoCal so we don't know!!!

Love Petey, Jack, Spunky, Tabitha & Madison LaRue

Cat said...

Hey Herman buddy!!! Happy Gotcha Day!! Wow!! Sounds like a super-duper pawty going at your house!!! We will be over RIGHT AWAY to pawty the whole night long!!! I think it all sounds good so we will have to try EVERYTHING....but PLEASE don't make me go out in the snow!!! I hate to have my paws cold or wet...no, no, no, no, no!!! Tiny doesn't mind so she might want to roll, but I'm not too sure about that. Do you have a cozy fire we can plop next to and tell ghost stories?? That would be great!! But everything you have planned sounds great...YOUR MAMMA REALLY LOVES YOU!! Happy, happy day big fella!! Purrs, Lautrec, Tiny and that dawg what's-his-name (haha!)

Ikaika said...

A very Happy Gotcha Day to you, Herman! We are so very happy that your Mom gave you a forever home, 'cause you deserve the best.

Party on!

'Kaika and the Yosemite cats

Pierro said...

Happy Gotcha Day Herman! Boy oh boy I am so glad you were gotted by Missie Karen Jo!
Your party is great and Miles and I will stay inside because we have very short coats. Thanks for the treats and goodies and games
bonks and bronks

ABBY said...

A furry purry happy Gotcha Day Herman. We are so delighted to see all of our furfriends and help you celebrate your special day.

Now where's that nipitini!

purrs and hugs
Abby

Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Gotcha Day Herman. You know how to throw a great party with lots of nommy food and good drinks.
Just one thing. Doesn't your mom know that THoE is supposed to be played at 3am?

Keiko said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Herman! We are so happy to celebrate such a special day with such a special mancat!! Your party is absolutely fabulous!
THoE is sooo much fun.
Purrrrs

William said...

Happy gotcha day, Herman! I think both you and your mom are lucky to have found one another!

Angel and Kirby said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Herman. THis is a super party! Thanks for inviting us!

OKcats said...

Herman, we're so glad you got SNOW for your gotchaday party! And we were here to see it!!! We think this may possibly be the best party we have EVER been to!

Your happy happy friends, Fuzzy and Zoe

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Gotcha Day to one of our most favorite tuxies in the whole wide world! We hope you have a great day, a wonderful year, and many, many more gotcha days! :)

Now, we're going to check out this great party (FANKS for inviting us)!

caspersmom said...

Happy Gotcha Day Herman. Goodness it has been a year already since you got your forever home. Time sure does fly. What a great party! Your Mom is a great hostess. Wow, we can make snow angels out in the back yard. What a lot of fun.

Casper

Ayla and Iza, said...

We are havin a great time at yer party Herman! It was nice sniffin noseies, meetin other kitties at the party, and playin wif all yer great toys.

You through a great party!

Max said...

DOOD!!!! Happy Gotcha Day!!! This is a wicked fun party...but your Mom's gotta know. there WILL be THoE at 3 am... ;)

Wyatt said...

Happy Gotcha day Herman!!!

pansylovr said...

Herman,
We are late but want to wish you a happy gotcha day! Mommy got home late from her job and didn't turn on the computer yesterday.
We wanted to come to your party---we've never been to a gotcha party!
So, here's to many more years of celebrating your gotcha day.
Snuggles and purrs,
Taz, Runt, Charles and a mean mommy, Anna, in Illinois

Diamond said...

I will be over shortly Herman. I have never seen snow, so it will be a good opportunity for me. So you won't have to go all the way to the airport to fetch me, I will come via teleportation. Watch at the back of the house for me to arrive by my teleportation tube. I will need drying with the big fluffy towel as soon as I get on to the porch and may need a quick warm snuggle with your Mom before tucking into the party food.

Happy Gotcha Day!!!!!

AttieCattie said...

oh man, we is THERE, dude!!! wif a huge tray of my famous smoked sammin and cream cheese sammiches for all to enjoy. Happy Gotcha, Herman!

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Happy Belated Gotcha Day Herman!!!
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam, Simon and Momma Jan too

Huffle Mawson said...

Herman, I'm running late, but happy gotcha day! I heard it was quite the party.

Chesney Cats said...

Belated Happy Gotcha Day!! Mama forgot to let us come to your party, we're so mad at her! Sounds like it was a fun party, hope you had a great day!!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

We are so glad you got 'Gotcha'd'!!