Monday, February 15, 2016

Callie's 1st Gotcha Day

Today is a very special day! One year ago, we adopted our very own Callie Calico. We adopted Callie as an adult cat, and she's an estimated 10 years old now. She came from a family member that could no longer keep her. They had had her since she was a kitten, so I've known Callie for many many years. And I think it's very cool that she gets to share her home with my family now.


It had been far too long since I'd had a cat. Approximately 2-3 years, which is the longest amount of time I've ever NOT had a cat. My reason for not having a cat was Shiner, because she did not get along with our previous cat despite them living together for many years.

Since moving in with us, Callie and Shiner have gotten used to each other. They don't necessarily get along and you won't find them cuddling on the couch together. But at the very least they tolerate each other and the cat doesn't really hide from the dog anymore.


Callie is a fun cat that enjoys eating, sleeping, giving kisses in the form of licks (she's a very licky cat), playing with string or wand toys, catnip, bananas, shredded cheese, tissue paper, boxes, and making biscuits in my lap. Callie wasn't always a lap cat, however.

For over half a year, she almost never sat in my lap or purred. After a long time, she just started doing it one day and I love it! I get to have lots of biscuits almost on a daily basis. And she purrs while she does it.

To celebrate Callie's 1st Gotcha Day, I created a short video with some of our favorite Callie video clips from the past year. Some of it is never before seen footage. Enjoy!


Happy Gotcha Day Callie! Here's to another fun year!

30 comments:

  1. I had no idea she was 10!!! Certainly doesn't look it! Happy Gotcha Day, sweet girl!

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  2. I just love this video! Callie is such a pretty girl! Happy Gotcha Day, Callie! You look so pretty in your Valentine dress. She's clearly so happy to be with her forever family.

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  3. Dang, a year already? Happy Gotcha Day beautiful Callie!

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  4. Aaaaaaaw What a cutey you are Callie. We luvved da video. Happy Gotchaday gawjus. We are so glad you got gotted and dat we can be furiends. Have a purrfect day.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  5. Happy Gotcha day, Callie! What a fab video!

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  6. Happy gotcha day, Callie! I can tell from your video that you are fun and a real sweetheart.

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  7. Happy Gotcha Day Callie! Here's to many more wonderful years and your forever home! :)

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  8. Happy Gotcha Day, beautiful girl!!! Loved your sweet video <3 Here's to many more happy years with your loving family!!!

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  9. Happy Gotcha Day. Beautiful kitty.

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  10. Happy Gotcha Day Callie.....I'm so glad you got to "stay in the family" when whoever had you could no longer keep you. You're a beautiful YOUNG lady and I hope you will spend the rest of your days being happy, healthy and loved!!

    Hugs, Sammy

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  11. Happy Gotcha Day Callie. What a beautiful ladycat you are too. We are the same age.

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  12. Such a cutie! Loved that video, it was so adorable! Can't believe a year has gone by so FAST!!! Happy Happy Gotcha Day Callie!! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  13. Happy Gotcha Day, Callie! You are such a pretty kitty!

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  14. It's so cool that you've known Callie for so long. Happy Gotcha Day, Callie! We hope you have a most wonderful day.

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  15. Happy Gotcha Day Callie ! We wish you a wonderful day filled with treats and cuddles ! Purrs

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  16. Happy Gotcha Day, Callie! She looks like one happy cat who has completely made herself at home with you!
    Did I see her with a dog bone in there? Samantha will steal and even eat the dog treats if we leave them unattended on the kitchen counter!

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  17. sendin bee lated best fishes, happee day wishes & mice creem dishes two ewe callie; happee gotcha day two ewe & we hope yur day waz mega awesum !!! we all sew hope yur mom fixed ewe a perch pizza pie...and may bee...just may bee....one day ewe & shiner will take ta chillaxin on de sofa two gether !! ♥♥♥

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  18. Happy Gotcha Day Callie. So what did your staff getcha? What do you think of the rats? Do you ever try to eat them?

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  19. Happy belated Gotcha Day Callie! <3 You are a beautiful cat! :D

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  20. guys....we canna get two de commint box for yur only natural pet post ???

    we were gonna say we loves only natural pet & haz shopped ther online store for like for everz now.....itz awesum two see they will haz products now at pet-smart !!! ♥♥♥

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  21. Darn, we're not sure how we missed your gotcha day, Callie. Happy belated gotcha day, sweet girl. We hope you had a day as special as you are!

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  22. I didn't realize that Callie was 10 years old! So happy to hear that she has transitioned well over the past year. I know that it can take cats a bit of time to get used to change! Love the video - she looks so sweet and fun!

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  23. Holy cow time goes by fast. I still remember when you first got her, and how patient & awesome you were as she started to come out of her shell. I can't believe it's already been a year.

    Such a great video - she's such a beautiful cat, and it's clear she's in the perfect home :)

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