Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Mother's Day and Yoko's 18th Gotcha Day!

Yoko inspecting her Gotcha Day goodies.

Oh I havta wear this silly hat?

I'm outta here!

It is hard to believe 18 years ago on this very weekend ( May 8) Mom and Pop took me as a tiny kitten home from the Naples Florida animal shelter.  I was supposed to be a woofie puppy but they did not have any that day so I was the lucky one to get picked.  Well, Pop picked me and couldn't put me down.

Me looking our our lanai.

Me on Pop's lap - he is the bestest!

We lived in Florida for a few years before we all moved to North Carolina.  It was just me and my grumpy older sister Chica then.  She is still my grumpy older sister all these years later. She will be 20 next month.  We had a big house and screened porch all to ourselves.  Chica was kinda mean to me so I was real good at finding safe hidy spots!

Chica picking on me again!

Can you find me?

I am having a quieter celebration this year but it will go on all weekend and you are all invited. We have treats, toys, nip and of course cake.

We are a big fan of the Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul dry cat food and will be giving away a prize package sponsored by them.  Just let me know in your comment if you want in on the give-away.  We'll  Be giving away   three sample bags of the adult cat dry  formula; a $30 gift card to and a copy of the Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul book.  Some lucky cat could buy a lot of catnip with that!

And of course this being Mother's Day on Sunday, we wish all mothers in all species a very lovely Mother's Day. We are joining Misty Dawn for Camera Critters - please do stop by.  Thanks for stopping by our celebration!


Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Gotcha day, Yoko! You are truly a special Cat to achieve such a great age to be gotcha'd! We'll come on over and bring some fresh nip, maybe a little valerian root, as well!

Cat said...

Happy Birthday Yoko!!! We wish you a wonderful nip-filled day :-)

Cat Street Boyz said...

Happy Gotcha Day YoKo, you look great! Happy Mother's day to your Mommy from all of us=^Y^=

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

Happy Gotcha Day! Hope you get lots of treats and cuddles, speshully from yoor daddy.

Sparkle said...

Happy 18TH gotcha day, Yoko! That is so amazing! You and your sister Chica are very special kitties.

Mr Puddy said...

What a wonderful day ! Two in one hit !
Happy Mother's Day and Yoko's 18th Gotcha Day!
Yoko , I hope you and your mommy have a fabulous weekend.

Kea said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Yoko! Wow, 18 years, that's fantastic. Well, except for being hassled by Chica -- lol.

We wish you a wonderful day and celebration!

-Fuzzy Tales

Mariodacat said...

OMC - M would like to know what the secret is to your kitties living so long. What kind of food do you feed Them?

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy Gotcha Day Yoko - we think you look wonderful in your diamond tiara. You obviously don't take any notice of Chica because you look so serene. We can't enter your give away being in the UK unless you would give it to Marg's Animals on our behalf.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

meowmeowmans said...

Happy birthday, Yoko! What a lucky lady cat you are to have such a wonderful, loving home (except for when Chica gives you a bad time)!

We hope you have a great day, and that you all have a fantastic Mother's Day.

Now, did someone say cake and nip? :)

P.S. we'd love to be included in your drawing, thanks!

Jacqueline said...

Happy Gotcha Day, precious Yoko!...We're so glad you found a loving home and hope your special day is filled with extra cuddles and treats, sweetie...Thanks for inviting us to your fun party; we're having a great time hanging out with you and all your lovely siblings and friends!...Happy Mother's Day to your wonderful Mommy as well...kisses, adorable friends...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Anonymous said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Yoko! You are such a lucky kitty and we can tell you love your Pops and he loves you. We think you looked mighty spiffy in that pink hat. Yep, we can see you in that basket of clothes, looks like a great place to hide and nap. Have s super great weekend. Hugs and nose kisses

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday!! And Happy Mother's Day! I thought our Rosie was old at 17, but you guys have her beat. Enjoy!

Hootin Anni said...

Sweet!!!! Yoko is a doll!!

Pelicans, poop, pictures, potty training and puns

That is my link for today. Hope you have a great weekend, and if you celebrate mother's day...enjoy!!!

Dianne said...

18!! wow!
Happy gotcha Day
love all the photos

Kay L. Davies said...

That's perfect! "Gotcha Day"! We adopted our adult dog from a rescue society and, not knowing when she was born or her real age, we celebrate the day we got her, too.
Now, Yoko, you should be nice to Chica if she is 20 years old, because that's very old for a cat. 18 is very good, too. I'm happy for both of you, and for your family.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Fr. Tom Fish said...

Yoko, Happy Gotcha Day. Looks like you've got all the fun things to help you celebrate!

My best,

Brian's Home Blog said...
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The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Yoko!! We hope you are having a wonderful day!!


Jans Funny Farm said...

Happy 18th Gotcha Day, Yoko!

And Chica is still your grumpy older sister? Then she must be at least 18 or 19. Sounds like Wildcat Woods is a healthy place to live.

Marg said...

A gigantic Happy Gotcha Day Yoko. What a good home you have had. You are one lucky kitty. We are going to go dig into all the goodies. It looks like a fantastic party.
Now listen, all you kitties, you need to be nice to your Mom tomorrow. So Happy Mother's Day to your wonderful Mom. Take care.

B i r g i t t a said...

Have a nice day!

Bengal Duo ~ Zulu and Deene said...

Happy Gotcha Day!!!
The Bengal Trio

Old Kitty said...


You look very pretty with your pink tiara!! Have a great day!! Take care

Dave Cawkwell said...

Happy 18th. Love the pics not so sure if Yoko likes the hat though lol. Great post.

catsynth said...

Happy 18th Gotcha Day! And what a wonderful story of homecoming and life together as a family since then.

It does sound like have a healthy and loving home - we should all be so fortunate...

Forty Paws said...

Happy 18th Gotcha Day Yoko! We'll be over for the cake and nip!

Luf, Us

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Gotcha Day Yoko. We hope you have a lovely day with lots of cuddles and treats.

SquirrelQueen said...

Happy Gotch Day Yoko!
We think you look so cute in your hat. You are one lucky kitty to have found such a wonderful forever home.

All of the cats here are strays that stayed. All spayed/neutered, with shots but only one is a housecat so far.

We would love to be included in the giveaway.

Happy Mother's Day!

Cindi Lou and The Kat Krew


Happy Gotcha Day Yoko!
We are so glad that you still have Chica to share in this Gotcha Day celebration, I bet even if she is still grumpy she is happy for you. Please consider us "in" on your contest!

>^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^<
Abby Ping Jinx Boo Gracie

Jans Funny Farm said...

Didn't notice this post is dated yesterday and told the CB today, Saturday, is Yoko's Gotcha Day. The CB had tomorrow listed as the day but has now changed it. But now we are very confused. What date is Yoko's Gotcha Day?

Powell River Books said...

And another happy birthday (gotcha day) from me. Our kitty adopted us about fifteen years ago and is still going strong as my mother's faithful companion. Just gotta love those cats! - Margy

A few Good Cats said...

Being well-loved is good for a creature. We're sure it's helped you make it to 18, Yoko. Happy birthday from all of us Good Cats!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

HAPPY GOTCHA DAY!!! you are so blessed to have 2 kitties that one has been here for 20 years so far and the other 18 years...that isn't common and you are truly blessed. I wish you TONS more years of joy!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Gotcha, happy birthday Yoko.

My Critter post, please come and see.

We love LUNA said...

What a very special date, thanks so much for sharing your pictures and so lovely story!
Happy Birthday and a sweet Mother's day to your mommy!
18 years old is something really wonderful,conCATUlations!

Brian's Home Blog said...

Happy Gotcha Day special Yoko! Happy Mother's Day to your Mom!!

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Happy Gotcha Day Yoko, we love Chicken Soup for cats. What a great prize to give away. We would love some.

Happy Mother's Day to your Mom.

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy Gotcha Day and Happy Mother's Day to your Mom!!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Admiral Hestorb said...

Happiest Gotcha Day you sweet Yoko. A VERY happy Gotcha day to you. You look wonderful and I know you're happy..even with your grouchy older sister.
Lots of love and kitty kissies to you and your sister.

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day, Happy Gotcha Day (18? Fantastic!)

We hope you are able to find a forever home for Daphne.

Becca said...

Happy birthday to your adorable cat!

CCL Wendy said...

Wow Yoko! You're just like the Energizer Bunny, you just keep going and going!

Happy 18th Gotcha Day to you, and a Happy Mother's Day to your Mom!

Your Mom must take extremely good care of you kitties because you have such long lifespans.

Tell me, what are your secrets to eternal youth?

Have a great day and I hope you and Mom give each other lots of kisses.

Everycat said...

Happy Gotcha Day Yoko! You are a fine gal, it was great to see your pictures from the past too. We wish you many more Gotcha Days and Happy Mothers Day to your Mom :)

& Gerry

Just Ducky said...

Happy Gotcha Day to you!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Happy Gotcha day ~ sorry we are late wishing it. And Happy Mother's day to all the moms.

Catherine said...

Happy Gotcha Day! I love the Princess Tierra! Cute! Haha!

Hope mom had a wonderful Mother's Day!
xo Catherine

Anonymous said...

OMG! 18 years old. Well Happy Birthday sweet girl. You and your sister have a good mommy. 18 and 20 years old..WOW! Thats great!

Happy Mother's Day to your mom. 18yrs.old you should celebrate that all week sweetie. I hope Chica is nice to you too. You deserve it.



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