3.13.2012

Ben's 3rd Gotcha Day

Thirteen has always been my lucky number, so its no surprise that March 13 (2009) is Ben's Gotcha Day.

wee Ben
He was a stray, found on the mean streets and taken to Toronto Animal Services. He had been at the shelter for a couple of weeks and was five months old.

Ben and Casper the early days
When we visited the shelter Ben worked hard to get our attention, he reached his paws outside the cage and tried to catch us as we walked by. He danced around on his hind legs and looked adorable. Robert took him out and held him towards me saying “what about this little guy”?  I cradled him in my arms and he lay contentedly on his back and made happy paws in the air. 

Ben last night on my lap
I was hooked and we took him home immediately.

36 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Ben! You sure knew how to play 'em (the humans), huh? LOL. Well done, 'cause it go you a wonderful forever home! :-)

crafty cat corner said...

I wonder if stray cats always love the new owners that little bit more.
Our Polly was a stray, all thin and hungry, we fed her and eventually took her in, she then rewarded us with the 4 kittens.
I feel that she is grateful, she just gives that impression.
Or am I just being silly?
Your Ben is beautiful and I especially like the picture of the 2 together...
Briony
x

Hannah and Lucy said...

Happy, Happy Gotcha Day Ben - we think you have a wonderful happy home with your Mom and Dad and not forgetting those great brothers of yours. We hope you get extra kisses, hugs and cuddles today.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Marg said...

A very Happy Gotcha day to you Ben. You sure did a good job picking your family. You couldn't have found two better hoooomans to live with. Hope you have a fantastic day with lots of extra treats. Take care.

The Monkeys said...

Happy 3rd Gotcha day, Ben! We think 13 must be your lucky number too - because it landed you such a sweet home!

Becky said...

He is a cutie.Im wondering if my two tigers will lay side by side some day.I hope so.

Nerissa said...

Happy Gotcha Day Ben! May your day be filled with luv & cuddles and treats and nip. Lots & lots of nip!

Katie Isabella said...

Reminds me of myself when I met mommy Jan 16th this year (that'll be my Gotcha day of course) they handed me to mommy and I headbutted her the rntire time, climbed up her shirt, made biscuits on everything including her face and the air..so..she was hooked and the rest is happy history. xoxox Happy third Gotcha day handsome Ben. xoxox

Random Felines said...

Happy Gotcha Day Ben!!! We know you found a great family - and you must have known it from the start!

Eric and Flynn said...

Happy 3rd Gotchaversary Ben. We are glad you picked your loving family.

Rene said...

Aw, what a sweet story. We are glad Ben chose you. Have a great gotcha day!

Madi and Mom said...

Ben 13 is your lucky number too!! Good for you pulling out all your cute kitten tricks!! Absolutely precious pictures of you especially with you man crush Casper!!

The contraption on the side of Madi's condo is called a cat-a-comb. It has catnip compartments on each side too. It is meant to be attached to corners of walls with 2 sided sticky pads. However, after we painted inside, we didn't put it back on the walls. She mainly rubs her chin and head on it.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Brian said...

I came back to make it official, Happy Gotcha Day Ben!

CCL Wendy said...

Happy 3rd Gotcha Day, Ben! For some the number 13 is lucky, and it seems that Ben certainly fits into that CATegory.

What a cutie he was -- and is! And to top it all off, he has greaet PURRsonality.

Here's to many, many more healthy, happy years ahead.

meowmeowmans said...

Happy Gotcha Day, handsome Ben. We just LOVE the story of how you were gotted! :)

LP said...

Happy Gotcha day Ben! LP would have fallen head over heels in love with you too not only because of your " getting the hoomans attention tactics" but also because you are so darn cute!!
Hope you get a few extra treats today :)

your pals,

the critters in The Cottage xo

Repositório said...

Have a Happy Gotcha Day Ben!!!!!!!!!

The Island Cats said...

He's such a handsome guy, we can see why you got hooked!

Happy Gotcha Day, Ben!! You sure got gotted into a good family! We hope you have a terrific day!!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Ben! So glad you got your folks' attention so they adopted you.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

Well played, Ben! And Happy Gotcha Day!!!

Purrs,
The Chans

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

Well played, Ben! And Happy Gotcha Day!!!

Purrs,
The Chans

Sparkle said...

Happy gotcha day, Ben! You really knew how to get your humans' attention!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Happy Gotcha day Ben! You did a great job picking your people!

Purrfect Haven said...

happy gotcha day... - perhaps to you? because you were 'got' (chosen) by Ben. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

Daisy said...

Happy Gotcha day to you, Ben!

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Happy Gotcha Day sweet one. So glad you have a furever home.

The Cat From Hell said...

Happy Gottcha day #3 Ben! Yous sure knew your family when they came in!
Kisses
Nellie

Cara n Crew said...

aww! Happy Gotcha Day, Ben! you sure picked the purrfect family :) Hope you had a really special day!

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

Meg said...

Happy Gotcha Day Ben!!!

Natalie said...

Happy gotcha day to Ben! I love his adoption story--he sure knew how to get your attention, eh?

Clooney said...

Happy Gotcha Day Sweet Ben! We are so happy you found such a wonderful home with such a loving Mum and Dad! Hope you had lots of cuddles today!

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Happy gotcha Ben!

Forty Paws said...

Weze a day late fur Ben's Gotcha day! Happy Gotcha Day Ben! You look reeeeely kyooot next to Casper in the early days! Casper looks hooooge!

Luf, Us

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Oh Ben!! I am sorry to have missed your Gotcha Day!! Mom got busy and that was that!! I just love your pictures!!
Hugs & Kisses,
Clemmie

The Very Best Cats said...

Of course you were hooked. What a beautiful boy! Sounds like he wanted to be with you and Robert too!!

Ryker The Tonkinese said...

Happy Gotcha Day Ben! Concatulations on snagging (literally) a wonderful set of hoomans!