Monday, February 25, 2008

Hey! It's my first official Gotcha Day!!!

Last week, my fellow Aussiecat MoMo mentioned that she didn't know what a Gotcha Day was before she joined the Cat Blogosphere and that she didn't know when hers was, either. Well, same for me on both counts! So I had a talk with Kate, and she decided that even though she didn't know the date of my Gotcha Day, she knew that it was on the Monday or Tuesday of O-Week (Orientation Week) at the University of Tasmania in 2002, so my Gotcha Day could be on 1) either the Monday or Tuesday of O-Week at UTAS this year (which is today or tomorrow), or 2) on George Harrison's birthday, which she knew was sometime around now. And guess what? She found out that it's George Harrison's birthday TODAY, so guess what? TODAY IS MY FIRST OFFICIAL GOTCHA DAY!!!

I've been celebrating in style...
... a little laser-eye stringplay...

... a tin of Woolworths' finest (Chicken, of course)...

... and, to acknowledge Georgie Boy's birthday, a singalong to what is arguably the second-best post-Beatles album by any of the Fab Four.

Wow. I remember that day, six years ago, when Kate came and scooped me up from my comfy spot on Heidi's porch, put me in a PTU and took me to a strange house that I'd never been to before. I was so scared that I peed in the PTU and, when we got to Kate's place, I hid inside the wooden frame of her old couch for, like, a week. But things have looked up since then. It's been the best six years of my eight-or-so years of life. Here's hoping for many more!

Cheers,
--Pabs

PS: Kudos, kudos, kudos to Jessica Alba for knowing the Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi! chant when she was interviewed by the Australian journalist on the Red Carpet at the Oscars. Nice!

30 comments:

Kaz's Cats said...

Concatulations Pablo! Your first official Gotcha Day - definitely worth celebrating. Excellent technique with the string.

That tin of chicken looks scrumptious! We're available to help out with any leftovers...just so you know...

Oh, and by the way, Mum was a bit disappointed that she didn't get a few Pablo sound bites, but we'll make it up to her later.

Take care buddy,

Purrs

Gypsy & Tasha

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Happy Gotcha Day!

Bean blinked at this entry and says "They still HAVE Woolworths" and something about wait until she get her hooks in Dirty. And then she slapped her head for forgetting the "Aussie, aussie, oy,oy,oy" chant yesterday. Oh well.

michico*Adan said...

Congratulations on your Gotcha DAY~!
This world with you, it become more better I believe~!!
May you have a wonderful happy day!!

Hot(M)BC said...

Happy Gotcha Day Pablo! Being got is great, huh?
Purrrrrrrrrs,
All Us Hotties

Vincent and Mike said...

Happy Gotcha Day! Yipee!

Artsy Catsy said...

Happy, Happy Gotcha Day, Pablo! And good for you for celebrating in style - there is absolutely nothing better than one's own STRING!!

Rocky
& everykitty at Artsy Catsy

PB & J said...

Concatulations on your first Gotcha Day Pablo! It looks like you celebrated in style!

The Crew said...

Hey...we're the first to comment wish you a Happy Gotcha Day. Sometimes, if they don't know the real day, our humans pick a day for us and that's OK! The important thing is you have a great forever home.

When everyone was crazy for Paul, John or Ringo, George Harrison was our Mom's favorite Beatle, so it's nice that you can share his purrthday.

Daisy said...

Oi! Oi! Oi!

Happy first official Gotcha Day, Pablo!

Parker said...

Happy, happy Gotcha' Day Pablo!
I'm so happy that you got gotcha'd!
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi! Oi! Oi!

Fat Eric said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Pablo!

By the way, where my mum comes from in Cornwall they do "Oggy, oggy, oggy - oi, oi, oi!" at Cornish rugby matches because an oggy is a Cornish pasty. She thinks the Cornish invented this before the Australians did but doesn't want to upset your mum by saying so!

topcatrules said...

Happy Gotcha Day you beautiful pussycat!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Happy official Gotcha Day dude. Make sure dey give yoo some extra treats too.

Radcliff, Allie, Luna, & Ozzie said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Pabs. Glad you found your way to your furrever home, even if it did scare the pee out of you. :-)

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Happy Gotcha Day Pablog! It is great to have a forever home isn't it. We were just listening to Breakfast with the Beatles yesterday morning (a local radio staion does it every sunday morning) and they talked about George Harrison's birthday. Now you share a Gotcha Day!

I can listen to him and Eric Clapton's guitar on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" 24-7.

Enjoy your fun play time and extra treats buddy! Happy Gotcha Day!

MoMo said...

Sure glad I didn't miss your Gotcha Day. Hope it's good one. It's O week here too and there are lots of tents and tables put up on campus.

THE ZOO said...

wow Pablo that luks really gud.

btw happy gotcha day.

SophieKitty said...

Happy Gotcha Day! Oi1 Oi! Oi!

Derby said...

Happy Gotcha Day Pabs. Celebrate well, ask, no demand lots of treats.

Honey P. Sunshine said...

congrats pabs, to you and george.

Let me in here, I know I've been here
Let me into your heart
Let me know you, let me show you
Let me roll it to you
All I have is yours
All you see is mine
And I'm glad to hold you in my arms
I'd have you anytime

MoMo said...

Didn't know Jeter and Mike live near NYC and so couldn't pay them a visit.

The Cat Realm said...

Happy Gotcha day Pablo!!!! And it looks like you are having a great one! We are glad you found such a wonderful forever home.

Tara said...

Oi! Oi! Oi! Happy Gotcha Day!

Tara

Poppy Q said...

Hey Pabs happy gotcha day dude. I likes that cat food too!!

Have a great day and I hopes you got lots of treats.

Poppy Q

JB's Big World said...

Congrats to you!
--JB

Princess said...

Happy Very First Gotcha day!!
I am so happy to have you as a friend!

Karen Jo said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Pablo! It looks like you celebrated in grand style.

snowforest said...

Many concatulashuns Pablo ~ wishing you a very happy (belated)Gotcha Day ~ have fun dear! Purrs and love from the SnowForest family :)

Chairman Mao said...

Happy First Offishul Gotcha Day, Pabs! You look like yur enjoyin that stinky goodness. I hope you hadded a great day!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Phoebe said...

Happy gotcha day, Pablo! I don't know when our gotcha day is either. I don't think it's George Harrison's birthday, either...