Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Darby's 11th Gotcha Day and Happy St. Patrick's Day

Welcome one and all to my 11th Gotcha Day and our St. Patrick's Day Party. Mom said I was the Green Queen for the day and all my wishes would come true.  They have come true too cuz I was living under Mom's house in the winter and just a tiny kitten all by my lonesome.  A possum was living under there too and Mom was really worried if he would hurt me so she set up a trap on the porch for me and in I went and the rest is history.  To read the story of me Darby go here.

Mom gave me the catnip cigar to play all day with. That is so much fun! And then I get my favorite for all my meals - Temptations Treats!!!!! For all the party goers I will share my Catnip Treats with you.

And then my next favorite toy is my ribbon.  I love to chase it when mom twirls it in the air and when I catch it, I pick up one i end in my teeth and bat it with my paw!

Hope you are having as much fun as me today.  We are traditionalists when it comes to celebrating St. Pat's so we have green cake, green popcorn, green pizza and green beer (only for those of you old enough to drink), green everything!  Help yourself and I do hope you wore a bit o'green too.

Thank you all for coming and helping me celebrate my special day! I am a very lucky girl cat. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.
~Irish Blessing

One more thing before you go - our senior Chica earned Honorable Mention in Brian's Home's St Patrick's Day Contest for this photo.  She is very proud of this! 

Brian just told us that Joey also earned Honorable Mention in Best Green Apparel too!  Isn't that great for Joe!!!!  Thank you Brian for hosting this fun contest.


A few Good Cats said...

Happy 11th gotcha day, Darby! May you have many happy years to come.

Clooney said...

Oh so cool! Happy 11th Gotcha Day Darby! That is quite the story, we'z so glad you have a safe inside home now. Now normally I gets my jazz paws goin' but in addition today I will do an Irish jig in honour of your Gotcha Day!

RoySr said...

A blessing upon you my fine small one. Here's to the number 11. Is hoping we are that it be the best so far and there be as many more, all even betterererer ..... Cheers!

LOVE the photos. I know the fun was plentiful and the treats were heavenly.

We don't celebrate, but we do have the treats when we can, and the fun when it's wanted, needed, and sometimes just because we can.

Y'all come when you can.

Samantha & Mom said...

Happy Birthday & St. Patrick's Day Darby and many, many mooooore!! We are glad your Mom saved you from the possum!! Thanks for inviting us to your Party, too!!
Your TX furiends,

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Happy Gotcha Day to darby and Happy St Patrick's Day! Love your green party, especially that cake!!

Sparkle said...

Happy gotcha day, Darby!

Karen Jo said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Darby, and Happy St. Patrick's Day, too! I want some of that green popcorn and pizza.


Mr Puddy said...

Happy Happy 11th Gotcha Day, Darby !!!!!
Your pawty is awesome with Green Green Green. I love it..Happy Color ! Happy Purring St. Patrick's Day !!!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Happy Gotcha Day Darby ~ we are so glad yoo were gotchad and have enjoyed the good life. And happy St Patrick's Day too!

Old Kitty said...

Beautiful Darby!!!!!! Happy, happy, happy Gotcha Day!!! Awwww you are just lovely!! Enjoy your treats and pressies!!!!! Have a wonderful day!!!!

Awwww me and Charlie are off to taste some of your green beer!! LOL! Take care

Kea said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Darby! What a great party! Thanks for inviting us all to help you celebrate!

And happy St. Paddy's Day to you all too!

-Fuzzy Tales

CCL Wendy said...

Happy 11th Gotcha Day, Darby! You sure are well-named for a St. Patrick's Day kitty!

You picked the best place to survive when you were a tiny kitten. It was obviously meant to be that you and your Mom would come together.

Dante, Dylan and Domino are all on their way over with a big case of tuna to share.

So, partay, partay, partay!

Here's to many more healthy and happy years in your furever home.

Laila and Angel Minchie said...

Top of the morning' to ya, Darby and Happy 11th Gotcha Day! Great St. Pat's Day party!

Admiral Hestorb said...

Sweet DO have the best of Irish luck with all of your blessings. And you with your pink ribbon makes me purr. YOu look happy and that makes ME happy too. Happyt Gotcha Day Darby.

Brian's Home Blog said...

Happy Gotcha Day sweet Darby! Don't forget, Joey earned the Honorable Mention too so please share with him sweet Chica! Happy St. Patrick's Day sweet friends!

meowmeowmans said...

Happy 11th Gotcha Day, Darby! We are so glad mom Cheri saved you! We love your nip cigar, and we understand why you love playing with your ribbon (we love ribbons, too!).

And Happy St. Patrick's Day to all the people and cats of Wildcat Woods. :)

If you need us, we'll be over here eating some of this green pizza. ;)

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

A very Happy Gotcha day. I am glad your mum set that trap and you got to have a good life. I just love that cake. Congrats on your great photo's at Brians. Hugs GJ x

Unknown said...

Happy Gttch and St Patricks Day!
Looks like a good party at your house!
Kisses Nellie

Hannah and Lucy said...

Darby we couldn't breathe while mum was reading us your gotcha day - we were so frightened you wouldn't go in the basket and get in the warm out of the snow.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Noll's Nip said...

Happy Gotcha Day & St. Paddy's Day to you :)

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy Gotcha day Darby and St Patrick's Day!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy 11th Gotcha Day Darby - we're glad you are all safe and living at your furever home. We loved all your pictures today.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Happy Gotcha Day! Say, isn't Darby an Irish name? Woohoo, it really is yoor day...

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Darby!! And Happy St. Patty's Day to you all!!

Julia Williams said...

Happy Gotcha Day Darby! I'm not really into green food, so you can have my share, k?

Anonymous said...

Very nice St. Patrick's Day post and pictures Darby. We hope you have had a fun day. Hugs and nose kisses

Annie Bear said...

Happy Gotcha, dear Darby, you lucky one! Great party!

Congrats to Joey and Chica! Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Gotcha day Darby!!

Elebenty years with your humans is GREAT! Mommy wants the green pizza, she says that looks nommy. We'll stick to treats and running around like MadCats!


Such a lucky las to have her special Gotcha Day on St Patty's Day!
Happy Gotcha Day Darby!


Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Happy 11th Gotcha Day Darby and Happy St.Patrick's Day!

You are a lucky kitty to have the blessings of the 4-leaf clover on your Gotcha Day!

Your party was amazing!

OKcats said...

Well well - happy Gotcha Day, Darby! We think that Gotcha Days are the most special days of all :)

Kitty McCormack said...

Happy Gotcha Day Darby! We look forward to all the green things when we come to visit.

Xanthe xxx

Catherine said...

Two great reasons to celebrate to be sure! I hope the day was filled with lots of fun and lots of nip!

Hooray Joey!!

Happy Friday!
xo Catherine

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

We are late to the party....thanks a lot Mommy!

Happy Belated Gotcha Day!!!

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Cezar and Léia said...

oh gosh, I'm late, please forgive me!
Happy Happy Happy Gotcha day to sweet Darby!
Amazing pictures, so much fun there!
Hey...could you borrow me that green hat, it's so fashion!
purrs and always love!
( WE LOVE LUNA ) and hugs from mommy Léia

Marg said...

Darby, we are so sorry we missed your gotcha day yesterday. It sounds like you had a great 11th gotcha. Love those pictures. Great St.Patricks day photos. Hope you had a great day and have many more. You sure are a handsome guy. Also, congrats on your honorable mentions. You pictures are terrific.

My Mind's Eye said...

Darby happy belated Gotcha Day!!!
Oh my what a fine celebration you had. An may you have many many more Gotcha days.
Madi and Mom

Sweepy said...

Woof, Wildcats!
Got your pic!
I will post on Sunday!
Thank you and Happybday too!

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Woohoo! Happy belated gottcha (and St. Paddy's) day, Darby!! And Joey, way to go!!



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