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My Last Gotcha Day or 17 and Counting?

Hola kitties! Remember me? I'm celebrating both Tuxedo Cat Appreciation Day and My Gotcha Day. The peeps think this could possibly be my last Gotcha Day. To tell the truth, my health hasn't been too good. I'll get to that later. For now I'm doing a commentathon. I'll donate to my TLC fundraiser (see Friendly Fill-in #3 for link) for every comment.

My Last Gotcha Day or 17 and Counting?

It was January 22, 2006, the peeps sent in the application to adopt me. They had to wait a week to pick me up so I guess they had a week to change their minds. As it turned out, Companion Animal Placement (CAP) never received the application which was the second chance they had to back out, but TW filled out another one instead. On Jan 29, 2006, my reign of terror began. I regret nothing nor should I.

My Last Gotcha Day or 17 and Counting?
My first photo shoot in 2006.

I must say they've taken good care of me. A year or a year and a half ago, my hearing began to fail. About that time I starting getting up at around 3 a.m. and going into the other room to begin caterwauling on top of my lungs. Apparently the peeps have been going through stressful stuff that has nothing to do with me so they yell at me.

My kidneys are also not functioning at 100%. I'm not eating. If I eat 3 oz of stinky goodness a day, it's enough for me. It's not enough for the peeps. They want me to eat more. Right now there are about 8 different brands of food in the house that I've tried to no avail. There's chicken, seafood, beef and turkey. *rings buzzer* FAILS! They've tried pรขtรฉs, chunks and small shreds. *rings buzzer* FAILS! They've bought Tiki Cat, Weruva, I and I and Love, Sheba, Love Nala and others. *rings buzzer* FAILS! Fails except for one brand.

My Last Gotcha Day or 17 and Counting?
A young CK.

I do like Churus and Hartz Delectables but I only eat them sometimes. There are a few treats that I eat up and now instead of getting only a few, I get as many as I want. TW used to fill up my kibble bowl every night but I've been eating fewer kibble too. 

There is one food I seem to like. TW is loathe to have me mention it since every time I say I love something, I stop loving it. The last time it was the Tiny Tiger, which I'll only lick the gravy of and won't touch the pรขtรฉ.

My Last Gotcha Day or 17 and Counting?
The most recent pic.

I'm down from almost 10 lbs to just over 7 in a few years. TW says I'm all fur and bones although I still have enough muscle to jump in the Tower or Power. TW says she won't share any pics of me where I don't look my best. Pop is rubbing some junk in my eat that's supposed to give me an appetite. Sadly, it only works for a day or two. If anyone has any ideas, peeps are all ears.

Friendly Fill-ins

Let's answer some Friendly Fill-Ins, a weekly feature held at this time, which is already in progress. Our hosts—15andmeowing and Four Legged Furballs—need no innerductions as they are giants in the cat blogging world. They think up the fill-ins and I fill in the answers. My answers are boldface. This week my image relates to number two, certainly not one.

My Last Gotcha Day or 17 and Counting?

1. I always forget to cover my poos. Woman, this is NOT the answer I told you to put! But, CK, it's true!

2. I never forget to remind the peeps that it's treat time. even when I won't eat any food, I never turn down treats.

3. Nothing makes me happier more than when a homeless cat finds a forever home. That's why I started a "birthday" fundraiser for TLC Rescue. If you donate a few green papers, you can help many abandoned and down-on-their-luck cats find their homes AND make this cat happy too.

4. It might sound outrageous, but I wish I lived in a mansion with a catio. Of course Pop would live there too and maybe even TW cos I need her around.

Caturday Art

Today is also National Puzzle Day so I'm making some art and a puzzle from the lead image which was created using an AI program. I can get addicted to those. This art is really ME and not some other cat. I think it's both funky and fun. I was trying to make the puzzle with the cutoff shape but that didn't happen.

My Last Gotcha Day or 17 and Counting?

Caturday Art is hosted by the lovely Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty and her mum to showcase how talented us anipal artists are. We can use the many different digital apps, Photoshop or share original art.

Would you like to comment?

  1. Happy gotcha day. Eat up all those treats! We know what you really want is BBQ

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  2. Mom would get unsalted bone broth (at the store) or make it when she had the ingredients and Socks would drink that every time she put it out. She gave it to him straight out of the box (not heated) or sort of lukewarm if she made it. We are sending healing purrs, light and POTP to both you and TW.

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  3. Your artwork is indeed funky and fun today, CK. A true masterpiece!

    Happy Gotcha Day, and Happy Tuxedo Appreciation Day, too. We hope you have a day that is as special as you, with some noms you enjoy (maybe this will be the start of something wonderful) and some great time with TW and Pop. As always, we are sending love, purrs, and prayers to you all. XO

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  4. Happy Gotcha Day!! I hope you start eating more, CK. We don't want you to lose anymore weight! Sending you lots of hugs.

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  5. Happy Tuxedo Cat Day & Gotcha Day.
    Crystal & Daisy Mae

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  6. Ok sweetie pie, have you tried Gerber chicken puree baby food yet? Mom says this is a go-to at her work, when kitties refuse to eat. Or, Royal Canin kitten food. Kitten food is great for us more (ole timers) mature kitties with finicky diets. You best hang--in there and eat!! We love you all. Happy Gotcha and super cool Tuxedo day, today and everyone lovie. Love and purrs, Purrjamm cats and catmom

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  7. We love your artwork!!! Happy Gotcha Day. Raz gets Mirataz in his ear every day for appetite. It works pretty well.

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  8. Happy Gotcha Day and Happy Tuxedo Cat Appreciation Day! CK you need to chow down! We've had good results getting cats to consume medicine by using baby foods. The idea was suggested by our vet. Of course for cats it needs to be meat based foods with no additives. Any fish based canned cat foods also seem to get good results here. Many purrs being sent from us, for everyone!

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  9. happee gotcha day two ewe CK, ewe iz N all wayz will bee stunning....we send de best oh fizhez, happee dayz wizhez and healtheez for a soooper grate yeer a head; long with sum blessingz oh st francis...de dood noez hiz stuff....LIST; fish oil, nutritional yeast, babee foodz, warm de goodz in de micro wave; parmesan cheez sprinkled on top, noe joke, warmed up low sodium bass terd burd broth, CATNIP....for sure...B12; sardines in water
    we lovez ewe

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  10. CK, we are hoping you have more Gotchaversaries!
    Happy Tuxedo Awareness Day too.
    The artwork is STUNNING...no pun intended, and I'm off to puzzle...thanks.

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  11. Happy Gotcha Day CK ! And we appreciate tuxedo kitties very much !

    We are sorry you aren't doing so well. When our kitty Oscar was succumbing to his CKD he only wanted treats (mostly) and our vet told us that the best thing was to keep him eating, whatever he would eat, even if wasn't his special food. We send you and TW and Pop lots of purrayers and POTP.

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  12. Happy Happy Birthday CK!! We hope you have a wonderful day and surprise everyone by eating a ton today!

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  13. Happy Gotcha Day, CK! I sure hope this isn’t your last one. I love your artwork! That’s worth framing.

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  14. CK if any kitty can make a turn around it's you!! HAPPY HAPPY GOTCHA DAY!! (You were gotted a year before Cody and Dakota). I know it's hard getting old. Our Angel Bobo lost his hearing at age 16. He got thin too. I think you still have a lot of spunk left in you CK!!! Tell your Peeps I send lots of POTP and many (((hugs))) cause no matter what, it sure isn't easy when a kitty doesn't want to eat. Now go and eat something for me ok CK??? Lots of love to you!

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  15. Happy Gotcha Day dearest CK and we will be praying that there are many more in your future. We love ya bunches girl and we can't imagine our corner of the internet without you in da hood. Stunning art and Happy Tuxedo Cat Day.

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  16. Happy Gotcha Day CK!! I certainly hope it is not the last. You can use the ear stuff daily so maybe that would help. Do you like baby food. I used to put a thin layer on Emmy's food to entice her and it worked a long time. I would sometimes put a tiny bit of deli ham or roast beef on too. And whipped cream. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. Penny does not cover either- she wants to get away as soon as she can. :) Happy Tuxie day too. And I love your art. Thank you for the puzzle. XO

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  17. Happy gotcha day, CK! I'm so very sad to hear your health is not as vibrant as it once was. That's never easy. For the kitty or the humans. We're sending you, TW, and Pops so much love and purrs. We don't comment often anymore, but want you to know how special you are to us. You were one of the very first bloggers we became friends with. You all are part of our hearts forever.

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  18. Hi CK,
    Please forgive us for being late to the party. We came last night, but Mom had to change her browser to comment and was tired. so said we would have to wait for today. You are as stunning today as you were 17 years ago. Misty May has been deaf for several years, so our mom and dad know all about caterwauling. She doesn't do it as much as she did in the beginning; though, she does have long conversations with the water fountain. She is nothing but skin and bones but it doesn't stop her. Don't let it stop you. We plan to be here for your 18th Gotcha Day. We are sending you lots of purrs and POTP and our mom sends prayers to you and TW. Sending lots of love and warm hugs as well. ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿ˜ป p.s You art is gorgeous! XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, angel Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer, Kizmet, Audrey & Raleigh

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  19. Oh Dears! CK - Darling! Mom says that you sound exactly like how Queen Nellie Bellie was. Queen Nellie would not eat either, she would eat KFC though and Mom would buy that for her-she figured even if it was bad people foods, it was foods. CK, your fill-ins (as always) ROCK! And your art is spectacular! We too have been playing with AIs but nothing as gorgeous has come from our attempts. CK I love you with all of my little flinty heart and I send you love bites for your Gottcha Day! You (and TW) are always in our purrayers. Keep being awesome - Your #1 Fan Boy Marvelous Marv

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  20. Happy Gotcha Day!!! I'm sorry that you are not feeling well. Thank you for having a birthday comment-a-thon for TLC pet rescue! Sending healing thoughts to everyone in the townhouse.

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  21. Happy Gotchaversary, CK. I really hope it is not your last one. I know how hard it is to eat when you really don't want to. I had countless tins and packs of opened food trying to tempt Flynn .The only thing he would eat was treats. I reckoned it was better than nothing. Love to you and TW and Pop.

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  22. CK, please eat some more. I feel your humans' pain. It is tough to get Carmine to eat enough, too. He really likes the Fancy Feast petites if you haven't tried those. It makes your humans sad when you don't eat, so keep on nomming, okay?

    I don't know if they make cyproheptadine in a transdermal gel, but that's another appetite stimulant. I've had more luck with it over the years than mirtazapine.

    I've heard (but don't know if it's true) that catnip can make kitties hungry, too.

    We hope you have more Gotcha Days left. We hope you had a most Happy Gotcha Day! <3

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  23. A day late, a dollar (or more short) but still big and happy 17 years gotcha wishes to you, t'was also a very good gotcha day for Pop and TW as they were the ones who "got you". As for eating 'n' weight, and all that stuff, s'pose it's not good no matter which way you look at it: old folks (cats too) are always either too fat or too skinny, no winning that game. We have no advice at all as to what to do about it. It's just a day at a time kind of thing. Mine mommy says to tell your mommy that her AI art is fantabulous, mine keeps trying and failing with AI stuff, it comes out looking like that stuff you don't coverup in the litter-loo box, except a bit more colorful, sigh. (not to worry, I am barely 3 years and sometimes am in too much of a hurry to bother with coverup, who cares?). Oh, almost forget: happy tuxie day too, cause you are one of the purrtiest tuxies I know, fur real. Meow. Sorry, gotta go, a box arrived, I must get into it ... love you
    CK, love your humans too. Hang in and hang on. JUNE the cat.

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  24. Oh, CK, we sure hope you still have a long time here with us, as we don't want to miss you. Little Binky got organic roast beef effurry day and warm chicken from Grandpaw, because of the flavour and she was also on Homeopathic Remedies so she kept eating and in good condition until her last day. Will send Healing Pawkisses to you and Purrayers too and wish you the best time of your live on your 17th Gotcha Year๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿ’ž

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  25. Dearest Keisha, Happy Gotchaversary. My heart truly hurts to hear yoo are not feeling well. My big sisfur is almost 18 with kidney issues, but - shhh - nobody has told her yet so she is eating and jumping onto the bed much better than I am and I'm much younger. All the food recommendations by our friends are great. My momma has been there with kitties not eating, and yes, the worry sick in the heart feelings are very painful. Right now I am sitting between the computer screen and my typist momma, sending powerful purrs to yoo. Love and hugs. Dori

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  26. Sorry we're late. The Hotties always were. Happy 17th Gotcha Day. And many more. We love you and your peeps, Tango and Eevee and Mom Robyn, and all the Hotties angels.

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  27. Ok, we feel silly. But how do we get a few green papers to TLC rescue?

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