Saturday, March 16, 2013

Darby's 13th Gotcha Day and St Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day and a Happy 13th Gotcha Day to our sweet Darby! We caught her all those years ago after she had been living in the crawlspace under the house we rented.  We put a kennel cage on the porch for her to use to keep warm and snug that winter and once she got used to it,  we made a trap out of it with a string tied to the door.  

Watching Darby

We set the kennel right outside the front door  and we all watched from inside the house - Chica, Yoko and Sweetpea too.  Once Darby went in, we pulled the door shut from inside the house.  Got her!  She was not happy but she was safe.  We got her spayed and tamed her - now that was a long story in and of itself.  She was one wild kitty.

Darby at her desk

But now she is a love bug and a Momma's girl.  All she wants is to sit next to Mom especially when Mom works at the desk in her office. As little as she is, no one messes with her much.  She can dish it out but does not like to get it back.  Mamacita  will hide and wait for Darby to run down the hall and then jump out to ambush her.  Poor Darby runs like the devil.  If it happens enough Darby checks all the hiding spots before she ventures down the hall so she doesn't run the gauntlet.

So enough of the stories. Since Darby is a BIG fan of nip - that is our theme today.  Help yourself to apps, niptinis and lots of  St Patty's Day foods.  Thank you for coming and for being our friends.

Thank you so very much for all the kind words, cards, emails and posts for our beloved Chica.  Your support helps us all thru a very sad time.

May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks.
May your heart be as light as a song.
May each day bring you bright happy hours,
That stay with you all year long.
For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.

Happy St. Patrick's Day to each and every one of you!


Unknown said...

Oh Me LOVES a good Pawty and look ats all the goodies! And Me can sing the Birthday Song! Me LOVES to sing!
♥♥♫♪Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸
¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*
•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Dear Darby!!!!! ♪♫•*
¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥

Sweet Purrfections said...

Happy Gotcha Day Darby

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Darby! This is a great party! And Happy St. Patrick's Day to you all!!

meowmeowmans said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day, and Happy Gotcha Day to Darby! We sure do love your gotcha day tale. :)

Cathy Keisha said...

Happy Gotcha Day Derby! You were smart to stay inside where it's safe. Happy St. Paddy's Day from Pope Keisha.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Hi Darby, Happy Gotcha Day. This is a terrific party, thanks so much for inviting us.

Julia Williams said...

Happy Gotcha Day Darby!! I'm so happy you get to live in a nice, warm and loving home and that you are a love bug. That's so much better than being wild, alone and lonely!

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy Gotcha Day to Darby and Happy St Patrick's Day.

We're going to grab a couple of those nip treats and enjoy the party.

Mom likes the St Patrick's Day poem and might use it at dinner!

The Florida Furkids

Summer at said...

Happy gotcha day to Darby!

The Chair Speaks said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Darby and Happy St. Patrick's Day!
We love that butt picture. Purrs!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy gotcha day, Darby! You wild? We can hardly believe it. LOL.

Wishing you all wonderful St. Paddy's Day!

Marg said...

Happy Gotcha day Darby. And Happy St. Patricks day to everyone else in the house. Darby, you sure are cute. Glad you found such a good home. All that green food looks so yummy. We are headed over to have some of it. Have a great day.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Happy 13th Gotcha Day Darby! The food looks delicious. Mum has asked us to sneak home a slice of the nip cake for her.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Being "gotted" on St.Patrick's Day is even MORE special! You sure brought "the luck of the Irish" to your family!
Sending you special happy wishes and much love!
This pawty is fantastic too!
Happy St.Patrick's Day also!

Brian's Home Blog said...

Happy Gotcha Day beautiful Darby! Happy St. Patrick's Day dear friends!

Katnip Lounge said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Darby!!! You hit the pot of gold for sure with your Forever Home.

Happy St. Pawddy's Day!

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Happy Gotcha day sweet girl. I am glad you got to live with your lovely family. Happy St Patricks day. With hugs GJ xx

Karen Jo said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Darby! Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone! We are all here at the party having a wonderful time. We all love the tuna with nip appetizers.

Spyro, Oja, Austin and Rocio

Lui said...

Happy Gotcha day, Darby.
You are with peeps and furries who love you so don't go hiding from them ;-)

Cat said...

Happy Gotcha Day Darby, we are glad that you became a safe, indoor kitty!!!

Happy St. Partick's Day friends, may luck always be with you :-)

A few Good Cats said...

Happy lucky 13th, Darby, from all of us Good Cats!

Quill and Greyson said...

Happiest of Gotcha Day wishes to you Darby!!

Unknown said...

Happy "Gotcha Day" Darby. What a perfect name your human's gave you and so lucky you are to have such a nice home. All the nip treats look wonderful, especially the cake. Hope you didn't get too nipped up. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at, Lily Olivia, Misty May, Mauricio, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

Team Tabby said...

Happy 13th Gotcha Day to you Darby. We were 'gotten' around the same time. Best Wishes!

Mindy and Moe

Terri said...

I've been negligent in keeping up with blog reading. Happy Gotcha Day, Darby! That was a wonderful St. Paddy's Day spread :)

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

I'm late, but Happy Gotcha day Darby!! We're glad you got gotted from the big bad outdoors!
Happy St. Patrick's Day too!


Happy 13th Gotcha Darby. We are sorry we are late, but Mom doesn't get to be online on the weekends. WE hope you enjoyed your special celebrations! And many many more!!

Jacqueline said...

Happy Belated Gotcha Day to gorgeous Darby!...We are so glad she found such a loving forever family!...Happy week ahead, precious friends...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

catsynth said...

A belated Happy Gotcha Day to Darby! It looks like it was a fun celebration with the St Patrick's Day themed treats.

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