A Reason to Be Cheerful Today

Happy Gotcha Day, Jimi! Today we need to celebrate Jimi’s Gotcha Day. Two years ago he decided to move in. But I also feel the loss of Mr. Bowie very deeply on this day. He will be missed for ever.

Jimi got 2 plates of his favourite food, shrimps. But he was wondering if there was also dessert… Well, the human had a celebration with chocolates.

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

96 responses

  1. Congratulations to Jimi on his special day! His pose in that photo is exactly the same one that Le Roi adopts when he wants to alert us to his empty plate. 🤣🤣🤣 I hope you both have a fine day!

    • Thank you so much! We’re having treats right now and it looks it’s going to be a warm sunny day.
      Wishing you a great weekend, my friend! Jimi sends his regards!

  2. Jimi! You lucky boy……Two years in your wonderful home with Herman and I know for sure that you have helped to mend his broken heart at losing Bowie. Just as Teddy did for me when I lost Sammy. You and I can celebrate today together! Today is my birthday! Sending you a HUG and one for your “Dad” too…………

    Pam

    • Happy birthday, my dear Pam! Hope you can enjoy the day with delicious treats and coffee!
      Thank you so much for your kind comment. Jimi sends his regards!

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment! What would we do without our furry friends? We would be completely lost…
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Jimi sends his regards!

    • Hi Charles. So true, every cat is something special. I love all my furry friends for ever.
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Jimi sends his regards!

    • Hi Kelly. You are so right, we have to buy more shrimps next time, it’s just too delicious…
      Thank you so much for your kind comment, my dear friend. Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Jimi sends his regards!

    • Hi Tim. Jimi was waiting to get something extra on this special day. Shrimps are his favourite food, he just gets wild when I’m getting home from the shop.
      Have a great weekend, my friend!

  3. Happy Gotcha Day to Jimi! That is a beautiful picture of him! And purrs from the kitties and me for you and Mr. Bowie, he will always stay in your heart.

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment! We had a great day, a warm sunny day in late September with ice cream outside in the garden.
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Jimi sends his regards!

  4. Happy, happy gotcha day dear Jimi. You are a sweet kitty. Mr. Bowie lives always in our hearts too…the clever cat who introduced us to your papa and an unforgettable cast of characters like the blind pillow thief ❤💕

    • Hi Christine. Thank you so much for your kind comment! We had a great day and enjoyed some special treats outside in the garden.
      What a coincidence; I got a message from the Blond Pillow Thief a few days ago so she might return in a future post… 😉
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend, my dear friend! Jimi sends his regards!

  5. My second Himalayan was born 2 days before my Yeti died, although I did not get to know him for several weeks.All their little lives are intertwined. When Panther, my little black guy died I was bereft, could not be consoled. 18 months later I was still grieving when a little grey kitten came down the hill behind my house. She stopped and looked up and our eyes met. When she crawled into my lap, I murmured “Panther sent you didn’t he?” Who knows, really. I only know that Willow brought healing to my heart. Kisses to Jimi.

    • It’s often very strange how cats come in our lives. And just like you, I still keep all the cats of my life deep in my heart. I can cherish so many beautiful and warm memories…
      As you probably remember, Jimi came pure by accident in my life. But I’m so happy this sweet little guy decided to move in…
      Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday! Jimi sends his regards!

    • Hi Patricia. It’s always fun to have a celebration, especially with a cat friend… 😉
      Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday! Jimi sends his regards!

    • Thank you so much! I was very lucky and happy Jimi picked me to be his new human dad. He’s such a sweet furry friend…
      Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday! Jimi sends his regards!

  6. It’s so lovely that Jimi decided to move in with you on that special day two years ago. And of course you still miss Mr Bowie. Every pet is as distinct and special as a human family member. On the reasons to be cheerful theme, I think your garden does look a bit Japanese! 😁

    • I got so many beautiful and heart warming memories of all my cats. Some days I can feel sad and a little bit down, but remembering all the wonderful moments I had with Mr. Bowie makes me smile again.
      I’m very happy I found Jimi pure by accident 2 years ago. He’s such a sweet boy…

      You are right. The garden was inspired by Japanese plants and objects and we tried to find the right combination.

      Thank you so much for your kind comment. Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday! Jimi sends his regards!

  7. I have the same feeling about the day I picked up Louie the ginger cat’s ashes. That was the day the veterinarian technician placed a little fuzzball on the desk. It was of an undetermined species, wild hair, ugly-cute. It walked toward me, little tail erect, making quiet sounds with its mouths: It was a Persian kitten! The tech asked me if I’d like to have this kitten, and, by then charmed with the little rascal, what could I say but “YES!”? So a sad day became one of the happiest of my life, the day I committed to take on a Persian kitten I named Andrew. Later, I had the opportunity to take on his little brother, too, and I called him Douglas. Andy and Dougy became a joy to live with, though I had a lot to learn about kittens before it was over.

    All that recalled, Happy Gotcha Day, Jimi! You were one of the lucky cats in this life, and you filled an empty spot in Herman’s heart after he lost Mr. Bowie. That w2as a bog job!

    • Hi Doug. Thank you so much for your kind comment and story. It’s actually so funny or strange, how people get to meet their new cats. It’s often in a way you don’t expect. I found Jimi pure by accident 2 years ago. But I’m so happy with this sweet furry friend by my side.

      Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday! Jimi sends his regards!

  8. Happy Gotcha Day Jimi – and many more ! We know you didn’t replace Bowie, but you sure helped Dad’s heart heal a bit !

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment! I’m very happy I found Jimi 2 years ago. He’s such an adorable little fellow…
      Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday! Jimi sends his regards!

    • Hi David. Well, Jimi got some extra treats afterwards because I ate all the remaining shrimps myself… 😉
      Wishing you a wonderful Sunday, my friend! Jimi sends his regards!

  9. Happy Gotcha Day Jimi, and congratulations to you Herman for finding a wonderful cat companion. Mr. Bowie will always be a wonderful memory. Shrimp and chocolate, respectively, what a good celebration!

    • Thank you so much, my dear friend! Shrimp and chocolate may be a strange combination but it’s actually very delicious… 😉
      And yes, I’m very happy I found Jimi pure by accident 2 years ago. He’s such a sweet boy…
      Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday! Jimi sends his regards!

    • Hi Micheline. All the cats that were in my life have a special place in my heart.
      Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday!

  10. Hi Jimi, happy 2nd Gotcha Day, you have chosen the most wonderful home with “Your Master” and I can tell that you have a wonderful life filled with love and good treats.
    Herman is this before or after feeding, because Jimi’s plates look like licked spotless.

    • Hi Cornelia! Thank you so much for your kind comment.
      The photographs were shot afterwards, the plates were very clean and I didn’t need to wash them… 😉
      Wishing you a great week ahead! Jimi sends his regards!

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment, Takami! I’m very happy with Jimi living by my side.
      Wishing you a wonderful week ahead. Jimi sends his regards!

  11. Sounds like Jimi had a great Gotcha day! Double round of shrimp, one of my favorites too! I will always believe that Jimi being there that day was arranged by Mr. Bowie from above. He loved you and didn’t want you to be lonely and being an all round good boy felt sorry for Jimi too. A match made from kitty heaven.

    • Hi Angela. I was very surprised by the way I found Jimi, pure by accident. I couldn’t stop thinking this was arranged ‘somewhere’…
      I love shrimps too, just like Jimi. I think it’s his most favourite food.
      Thank you so much for your kind and heartwarming comment!

  12. Jimi !!!

    happee bee lated gotcha day two ewe buddy !!! hope yur day total lee rocked, ya got mor shrimpz afturr ya finished off thoz bowlz, may bee sum perch for desert 🙂

    we send best fishez for a yeer a head filled with happeez and healtheez…heerz two de next 20 🙂 ♥♥♥♥♥

    a grate week a head two ewe and dad ! 🙂

    • Oh… thank you so much for this beautiful and kind comment, my dear friend! We had a great day and a wonderful celebration. Jimi loved the extra shrimps on his plate, just like I loved the extra chocolate afterwards… 😉

      Wishing you a wonderful week. Jimi sends his regards!

    • Hi Lavinia. I’m still so glad and happy that Jimi came in to my life. I’m sure Mr. Bowie pulled some strings to make this happen…
      Meanwhile the days are getting colder and shorter. It seems Jimi prefers the summer, just like me… 😉

      Thank you so much for your kind comment, Lavinia. Jimi sends his regard to all the cats of the Farm!

  13. Happy gotcha day to you and Jimi. I can’t believe it’s been two years that Mr. Bowie left this earthly existence! Maybe that means is spirit is lingering…he’s still around just in a different form. Sending hugs from me and Samantha.

    • Hi Pamela. Thank you so much for your kind comment! I still feel the sprit of Mr. Bowie hanging around in this place. But I’m also very happy and glad that Jimi came in to my life. He’s such a sweet boy…
      Wishing you a wonderful week. Jimi sends his regards to Samantha!

    • Hi Greg. Thank you so much for your kind comment.
      We both enjoyed the shrimps menu! I’m sure it’s the most favourite food of Jimi.
      Jimi sends his regards!

  14. They never really leave us. Our furry children cats are part of who we are forever, and we are better for them being in our lives. We recently adopted a mature cat. We are still getting to know each other. It has not been easy. I will soon introduce her on Bel’Occhio . And a happy day to sweet Jimi. Cheers Virginia

    • Hi Virginia. Thank you so much for your kind comment. I also adopted a mature cat years ago, and it took a long time to get to know each other. But we became very good friends and loved being together for many years. It’s so beautiful that you decided to adopt a mature cat. Looking forward to see your post!

  15. Ciao
    Seguo il tuo blog molto interessante.
    Ti seguo da poco tempo e con piacere.
    Anche se hai tantissimi followers…..
    Spero che visiterai il mio e magari anche tu mi seguirai.
    Buona giornata

    Natalia

    • Hi Natalia. Thank you so much for your kind comment. Glad you liked this post and the HoB blog. Much appreciated! Grazie!
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

    • Hi Julie. I would be completely lost without cats in my life…
      Thank you so much for your kind comment. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
      Jimi sends his regards!

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment, Mary! I’m so happy Jimi came into my life after Mr. Bowie passed away. After two years together you can still see how Jimi’s changing and growing closer to me. He’s such a sweet boy.

      Wishing you a wonderful weekend, my dear friend. Jimi sends his regards!

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