Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve-Our 5th Gotchaversary!!!

Hello, Busby here. Today is the fifth anniversary of our Gotcha Day! My brother Raymond and I came to our forever home on Christmas Eve, 2004 when we were two months old. (our birthday is Oct 13, 2004) Our Moms met us when we were just ten days old. They knew right away that they would be adopting Raymond because they LOVE black cats, but it took awhile to decide which other kitten in our litter they would adopt. (I'm glad they picked ME!) They got to name all of us kittens (just three of us in the litter), and spent time with us everyday until they took us home. We were fostered just three doors down from where we live now by our "Auntie" Stephanie. She was fostering for Pacific Siamese Rescue.

We thought a little trip down memory lane would be fun. Of course, you can click on any of these photos to bigify them. We are kind of little!

Here we are with our Mom, Nell.
From left to right, Raymond, Busby, Leo and Nell.
We are about one month old in most of these photos.
Here's Busby on the left, then Leo, Nell and Raymond.
All these photos were taken at our Foster Mom's house.
We had our own room there!
We love you Stephanie!

Our Mom Nell was a great Mom. We were VERY hungry boys!
Raymond got his name right away, but Leo and I took awhile to name.
So in this photo, we are just Nell and the Nelltones.
Raymond was the runt of the litter, and always
got pushed to the farthest end of the milk bar.

Here we are on our turbo scratcher. We used to play with it and
then collapse in a heap of sleepy kittens! Can you tell who's who?

Here's Raymond with our Mom. He still had his blue eyes in this photo.

And here is our Mom watching over Raymond and I.
Our Mom Nell and our brother Leo were also both adopted and
have wonderful homes here in California.

We hope all of our friends out there in the interwebs have a
wonderful Christmas Eve, filled with love and laughter.

ps-these photos were taken by Roger Shellard,
who helped our foster Mom raise us.
Thanks Roger!


  1. OMC - you two were soooo adorable, and still are! Love the sweet pictures - happy Gotcha Day, and Merry Christmas!

  2. YES! I am the first to wish my good friends a Happy Gotcha Day!I loved to hear about your story on how you found your forever home. I am so glad that your folks picked you two. I bet you are great pals having always been together! What little cuties both of you were! Now you are such handsome mancats!
    Hope you have a fun filled day and that Santa Paws will bring you lots of neat things!

  3. Oh, man. I was first but before I could push the button thingie someone beat me to it. Oh well.

  4. Happy Gotcha day! You guys were a great Christmas gift!

    Merry Christmas to you and all of your family!

  5. Happy Gotcha' Day! Gotcha' days are the very best days!
    Holiday smoochies!

  6. OMC! You two were such little sweeties!!

    Happy Happy Gotcha Day!

    What a wonderful day for you, enjoy the Holidays!!

  7. Happy Gotcha Day, Raymond and Busby!! What cute kits you were!! Thanks for that walk down memory lane!!

    What a great day to be gotted...Christmas Eve!! We hope you have a very merry Gotcha Christmas!

  8. Mom is ohhhhhing and ahhhhhing over the baby pictures.......mombeans seem to do that, don't they??? A marvelous post.

    Happy Gotcha Day....we are so happy you found such a wonderful home.....we were also very happy to read that Nell and Leo found good homes also. And last, but definitely not leastly, we are so happy to have become friends with you. xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  9. HAPPY GOTCHA DAY! Wow, Chrissymouse Eve babies. What a speshul purresent you are. You were and still are so kyoot! Loves yoo. Haf a purrfect holiday.

  10. What a great Christmas resent you boys were in 2004! Your whole cat family is extremely cute - what fun to be able to look back at those pictures. My Mom has got to do some scanning with her slide scanner so she can see again the ones who came before me when they were little.

    Merry Christmas to you all.

  11. Happy Gotcha Day, guys! You were such cute lil' ones, and your mom is so pretty! Have a wonderful day and a fantastic Christmas. I'll bet your moms have lots of great prezzies for you.

  12. LOOKEE YOU!! In that GREAT baby picture up top! Your ears are SO big. Tommy just blubbered over you. She loves Siamese and thinks your mom is beautiful. Look how grown up and handsome you are now. Happy GOTCHA Day!!

  13. Happy Gotcha Day to you both! A fun trip down memory lane with your family.

    Also, Merry Christmas to you and to your humans.

  14. happee gotchaversary ... yer lucky yer momz fownd u an hav luved u ferever.
    happee chrismakkah to u an yerz. mi mom sez yerz iz her bff.
    wut da?
    luv--yer grate frend--jh (hizself)

  15. Happy Gotcha Day Busby and Raymond! I am so glad you were gotted and found such a wonderful Forever home. You sure were cute bebbehs! Happiest of holidays to you!

  16. Oh man, Krissmouse eve is a good time to get kitties! What a great purresent yoo two were! Happy Gotcha Day and a squillion more...and Merry Krissmouse!

  17. What sweet photos of you all. Merry Christmas!

  18. Happy Gotcha Day! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  19. Happy gotcha Day and a merry Christmas to you.

  20. Happy Gotcha Day! And what lovely Christmas presents you were.

  21. Wishing you both the happiest of Gotcha Days and Merriest of Christmases!!

  22. Oh we love the baby photos!!!

    Wishing you very Merry Christmas!
    ~ The Bunch


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