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Eight years

The many faces and poses of CK! You can click to biggify it.

Today is my 8th Gotcha Day. Broken down, this means I’ve been in this same condo approximately 

96 months
(or) 417 weeks
(or) 2922 days
(or) 70,126 hours
(or) 4,207,590 minutes
(or) 252,288,000 seconds.

Whoa! In all this time, I’ve never sat on a human’s lap. I can’t tell you how many pints of blood I’ve drawn, but I’m sure it’s been a lot.

Concats to my peeps for letting me follow them home from my cage at Companion Animal Placement’s adoption event. You can read my adoption story here, here and here.  When the seniors adopted me, I never thought I’d be an Interweb superstar DJ, with my own blog, FB page, YouTube, Twitter and Pinterest accounts. To celebrate, I’ve written a little song for you with apologies to the Beatles.

It was eight years ago today,
The peeps took me home to stay
I’ll never go out of style
But I'm guaranteed to raise a smile.
So may I innerduce to you
The cat you've known for all these years,
Stunning Keisha’s Fancy Feast Nip Band.
We're Stunning Keisha’s Fancy Feast Nip Band,
I hope you all enjoy my prose,
We're Stunning Keisha’s Fancy Feast Nip Band,
Lean down and let me bite your nose.
Stunning Keisha’s Fancy, Stunning Keisha’s Fancy,
Stunning Keisha’s Fancy Feast Nip Band.

Peeps (at adoption event):
It's wonderful to meet you,
It's certainly a thrill.
You're such a lovely kitty cat,
We'd like to take you home with us,
We'd love to take you home.

I don't really want to stop the show,
But I thought that you might like to know,
That the kittehs gonna scratch and bite,
And she’ll attack you at night.
So let me innerduce to you
The one and only Cathy Keisha
And Stunning Keisha’s Fancy Feast Nip Band.

Help yourself to some foodables.
And to the Pet Candy.

I’ve also invited some furrends of mine so for your entertainment. Without delay, put your paws together the best kitteh headbangers in the world, Ned, Sox and Hoss. Collectively they're Litterbox!!

They’ve consented to stay and perform another song for you.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my Gotcha Day pawty. Don’t forget to pick up a pawtographed copy of my wine advert. Thank you for being my furrends. Without you, I’d just be another disagreeable, under appreciated stunning house cat. You are my Everything.

Would you like to comment?

    We LOVE your version of the Beatles song!
    We'll be humming it all day and all night...and that's ok because we like it alright. (see, we can rhyme too!)
    ..ok, not very well.

    Thanks for being such a wonderful furiend to all of us.
    We love you!!!!
    Katie, Glogirly & yes, even Waffles. (both 1 and Too)

  2. Happy Gotcha Day, CK!

    What a great post your Mom prepared for your big day. Applause!

  3. Happy Gotcha Day CK

    Uhm, I hate to tell you this but the Farm Cats DID NOT like your house band. And well, neither did I.

  4. Happy Gotcha Day #8 CK. Your mom did good and never say never about laps. Our Domino was feral for seven years and is now a lap cat.

  5. Happy gotcha day, CK! I knew you'd have a cool party!

  6. Happy 8th Gotcha day CK. We hope it was a good one filled with fun and treats. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  7. HAPPY HAPPY 8th Gotcha Day , CK !
    I think your version on the song is much better than the original !!


  8. Well, t'was either your very lucky day, or your humom's very lucky day. Oh [expletive deleted] t'was the luckiest and bestest day ever for both!

  9. Wine, awesome entertainment, and a Beatles song with your name in it. Wow. I so can't beat that! Good for you for drawing blood & not giving in on the lap thing. They always get up as soon as you get comfortable anyway! HAPPY GOTCHA DAY from Rascal and Rocco

  10. Super happy gotcha day to you, CK! We hope your peeps help you celebrate it in style!

  11. Happy gotcha day CK! We're so glad you got gotted! Hey, throw the humans off track, sit on a lap one day! MOL

  12. Happy Gotcha Day to the Worlds Most Stunning Cat, CK. Love ya.


  13. Happy Gotcha Day you dear girl! Love you bunches and you look smoochable every year of your life! <3

  14. Happy 8th Gotcha Day Miss CK!! Did I notice just a little bit of sentimentality from the ghetto kitteh, or was that just a trick of the light?? ;) The heavy metal kittehs were an assault on the aged Staff's eardrums Teehehehehehe!! Off for some noms and a sip of vino meowlot!! Thanks for the super spread xoxoxox

  15. Wow, what a terrific celebratory post--happy Gotcha Day! :-)

  16. Happy Gotcha Day CK!!! We sure enjoyed the picture flashbacks! MOL! Facebook thinks it's your Birthday too.

  17. Gappy Dotcha Hay!!!

    Elvira Mistress of Felinity
    Sneakers the Texian Tuxedo


    Daddy Kiril
    The Opinionated Pussycat

  18. Happy Gotcha Day CK. This is a pawesome party.

  19. Happy Gotcha Day, any friend of Selina is a friend of mine. Nice to me you. Have a great day,

  20. Happy Gotcha Day, CK! You host a purrific party, and you're as stunning as always. -Daffodil, Chloe and Cheerio

  21. Happy 8th Gotcha Day CK and many, many, many moooooore!!! You do a great party, too!!
    Your TX furiends,

  22. You mean after eight years you still have to draw blood to train them?! or alternately, You mean they've put up with you for eight years?! Glad you found each other! Love the music!

  23. Happy Gotcha Day dear furriend! What a pawsome pawty. Where did you get the Pet Candy? I never heard of those.

  24. Bravo, CK! Bravo! Happy Gotcha Day. May many, many, many more be celebrated in just such a fashion! Love your band! Purrs...

  25. Happy Gotcha Day, CK!! We love your song very much. What a great pawty. We wish you a wonderful day today xoxo

  26. How exciting! Maybe some time in the next 9 years you can sit in one of the laps - or both? It would be fun to confuse them in such a nice way.


    May your day be filled with love & cuddles and treats & nip. Lots and LOTS of the nip!


    PS.... you don't look a day over three. purrs

  28. Happy Gotcha Day! You look great! What a pawty! It's awesome that you even got a song written just for you :) I hope that this is your best Gotcha Day ever! Don't forget to let your humans know how lucky they are that you adopted them.

  29. happee gotcha day two ewe CK & heerz ta 800 mor...thanx for hostin this rockin awesum partee...we wanna noe if we can post yur wine advert on R sidez bar..

    hope yur day total lee rocks, N ya get 98,255 cases oh fancee feest, sum primo grazz & nip, plentee oh pizza pies, donuts, noe burd, pork chops, butter, ham samiches, friez, toona, salmon, perch, bloo gill, sardeenz, shrimpz, flounder, mackerull, trout, a 2014 CATillax car in red witha sun roof anda new cat tree with a fulle lee stocked fridge attached...enjoy yur day N haz FUN !!!!!!!!

  30. Happy Gotcha Day, Keisha! :) By looking at that cool collage I can tell you've had a good time in that kitty condo!

  31. Came by to say how lovely you look on the Cats of the CB calendar today. I didn't know it's your Gotcha Day.
    Hope it's a groovy time!

    Tommie, Mickey Mouser, and Maggie

  32. Happy Gotcha Day, CK! Your bash is totally awesome, as is befitting for the World's Most Stunning Cat. :)

    We hope your day is filled with all the things you love most, dear friend.

    Now let's celebrate YOU!

    Hugs and headbonks!

  33. Woo! Happy gotcha day, Ms. Keisha! So glad to know you! - Crepes.

  34. Happy Gotcha Day CK! This is a pawsome celebration for a pawsome ladycat!! We loved seeing you on our CB calendar today too!!

    The Florida Furkids

  35. CK I hope you've had a totally fabulous GOTCHA DAY! No small feat putting up with a human for that long is matter how much we train them they'll always be "a work in progress"....But I just bet you're happy to be where you are....and I'm SURE your human is too.


  36. N it bee on ther now !!!....we wont bee advertizin noe suave vay igga nonny..suave vay ya non....what ever that other wine iz... !!!!

  37. Happy Gotcha Day CK! Great party and a great version of Sgt. Pepper.

  38. C.K, We have been to some pretty good pawties, but this is the best pawty EVER! The collage was stunning, the foodables nommy, the band meowvolous, and your song deserves a Grammy Award for sure. Thanks and Happy 8th Gotcha Day! Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo.

  39. Allie: Oh girlfriend, you're stunning as ever, eight years in! And that makes today's calendar girl pic all that more special!

    Concatulations on #8!!!

  40. Happy 8th GOTCHA...we almost typed in gothcha. What is a goth cha? :) WE are so happy to be here, Gracie too, to help you celebrate your 8th interwebs celeb gotcha!!! YOU rock CK!!!

  41. Happy Gotcha Day!
    I'm doing the happy Noodle dance just for you!



  42. Happy Gotcha Day!

    You're on the calendar today, too!

  43. Yay! Happy Gotcha Day, CK! You sure know how to throw a cool pawty! Rock 'n Roll, Baby!!

  44. Happy 8th Gotcha Stunning CK! We love you lots and always appreciate the chuckles you give us with your chutzpah and spirit and wit. Love the collage and your song, rock on CK!

  45. Great party! Happy 8th Gotcha Day and Happy Calendar Cat Day too.

  46. HAPPY GOTCHA DAY Sweetie. Loved the song - you know how to rock the house - always have and always will.
    I feel sorry for you that you have never sat on a lap. You have no idea what you are missing. Maybe one day you'll change your mind - then again, maybe not. I'm so happy you were Gotted!!


  48. Happy Gotcha Day!!

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

  49. Happy Gottcha Day Grrl Furrend! Don;'t worry about the lap thing,me did not sit on laps until after me was 10. Me has only graced Mommy with my presence in the last 3 years.
    Mes LOVED your song! Mes was rapping right along, the Litter box boys, had Jo-Jo really excited! And now - mes shall sings
    *•.¸¸♪♫•Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*
    ¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday Dear CK!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    And Many More♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    Nellie, Kozmo, Jo-Jo, the Hairy Slobbery Sisters Bob and Cinnamon and Mommy and Daddy

  50. Happy Happy Gotcha Day my sweet darling girl! You are my idol, CK--the Purrfect combination of delicate beauty and bada$$ catitude.

    Here's what I think you should give your Woman for this momentous day: I think you should let her pick you gently up and put you very delicately into her lap, and let her coo over you and pet you--for like, 30 seconds. Then hop down without drawing blood. IMAGINE how grateful she would be! I've discovered that kind of stuff goes a LONG way toward getting me whatever the heck I want. XOXOXOXOXOXO

  51. Happy Gotcha Day, Keisha! You really know how to throw a party. All six of us are coming right over.

    Spyro and the Gang

  52. wow... that a real good break down there! happy Gotcha day!

  53. Happy 8th Gotcha Day CK ! Great post from your mom, and great pawty to celebrate that special day ! Purrs

  54. Happy Gotcha Day! What a great pawty....I especially like your version of the Beatles song!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  55. Sorry we're late. Belated Happy Gotcha Day.

  56. Darling, Of course I have your page showing on my calendar--in fact, it's been theere for two whole days now, teehee. I'm sure somekitty is lurking under there waiting for his or her moment in the sun....shoot, now I'm a day behind. But we'll catch up on the weekend! I wish I'd been a weekend cat--you get TWO days!!!

  57. Happy belated Gotchaday CK!!!!!!!
    Your song was great! We sang it and danced with it! ooh, what a pawty!

  58. AIIIEEE!!! I missed the pawty...and your are my one and only BFGF!!! Purrlease forgive me. And ummmm...if you have a bottle of that nummy looking wine, I'll have one purrlease. Mom Linda sends a great big....hmmmm..uhhh....brush session...*she doesn't want you to add her blood to your blood count* Almost time for Mom and dad to re-enter my universe...countdown starts Feb 1...should end by Feb 5....paw hugs, Savvy and yes, The Kid Sage too

  59. Oh My Catness CK Happy Gotcha Day!
    So glad you got a forever home because that means we met you!
    Timmy and Family

  60. Happy gotchaday im over moon u got forever hme ur fantastic lubs u fore er♥♥♥


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