Sunday, 2 November 2014

Sunday Selfie ...... and my 7th Gotcha day!


I've never seen the top of my head before! It's very mancatly, don't you think? This aerial shot was taken using the tip of my tail and a passing human who had nothing better to do at the time!

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Yesterday was my 7th Gotcha day!! Oh yes it was! Seven years ago yesterday, a mad woman was prowling around the RSPCA rescue centre in Conwy looking for a dog to take home and lavish her affection on! I took one look at her and barked. The rest is history! Yesterday I spent the day nipping and napping and generally not doing anything. Today I am recovering! ;)

Here I am in my first ever picture taken by the mad woman! By this time she was already having doubts as to my provenance as a Canis lupus familiaris, but it was several more months before she gave up trying to get me to "fetch".


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recover - to cover again

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49 comments:

  1. Oh Austin, we really like your version of your selfie. We might have to join this selfie stuff and take your lead.
    Happy gotcha day yesterday. Glad you barked at that lady. What a great home you found.
    You all have a fantastic day.

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  2. Oh, Happy Gotcha Day, dear Austin (sorry we're a day late!).

    It's lucky that you managed to tempurrarily convince that mad lady that you were a woofie. You must be a furry good thespian.

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  3. Happy Gotcha Day! We love your selfie and you're adorable first photo!!

    The Florida Furkids

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  4. That is the most adorable little cat head ever! Happy Gotcha Day. Even if you weren't a dog, I can see why the mad woman chose you. You were so darn cute and handsome and you still are!

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  5. Happy Gotcha day Austin,wishing you many more,xx SPeedy

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  6. Happy Gotcha Day Austin!!! You really are a special boy!!!

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  7. We like your selfie Austin. Have a serene and easy Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  8. Austin, what a clever (always!) mancat you are. You saw your opportunity and you barked. Now tell me, is there any kitty more filled with intellect than YOU? I will answer, No. LOVE the selfie too. My kinda guy, xoxox

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  9. Happy gotcha day, Austin! I'm glad your human got smart and brought you home instead of a silly dog!

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  10. Cats rule! So glad you took a chance and barked at the staff!

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  11. The top of your head is as good looking as the rest of you, dood. Happy Gotcha Day!

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  12. I think it marvelous that you barked and now celebrate your 7th GOTCHA! And Austin how wonderful that selfie is today!

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  13. Happy Gotcha Day! You are so adorable:)

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  14. Happy Gotcha Day Austin and here's to many more.
    We are RSPCA cats too and came from a home (Leicestershire) where there were over 100 cats in one house and they went in and brought us all out and gave us our little operations and generally checked us out. We were in their cattery - at least 6 in a cage as they were over flowing with us all. Mum had just lost a very old lady cat (19 years) and was passing and just called in on impulse.
    Our Gotcha Day will be next month!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  15. Happy Gotcha Day to you both!!! We're so happy you found each other!

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  16. What a dexterous tail you have. Your human may have confused your for a dog, but did she consider you might be part lemur?

    Happy 7th Gotcha day. You're lucky to have chosen a great family.

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  17. Happy Gotcha day, Austin. Nice job impersonating (imdogalating?) a canine...
    xxoo
    Maggie

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  18. Happy Gotcha Day Austin! How fortunate that the mad woman mistook you for a dog.
    I must say you have your tail very well trained. I wonder if I can get mine to take selfies for me.

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  19. What a creative selfie Austin ! We love it ! We wish you a Happy Gotcha Day filled with treats and cuddles ! Purrs

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  20. You have quite the dexterous tail for such a selfie! Congratulations on your 7th gotcha day!!!

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  21. Happy 7th Gotcha Day, Handsome :) That selfie is excellent :) Pawkiss and 7 Extra Pawkisses for the occasion :)

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  22. Happy Gotcha Day Austin! I’m still trying to get TW to fetch. Every time she shoots a rocket or coated hair band, I yell “fetch” and she gets it.

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  23. Happy Gotcha Day Austin!!!!! So very glad you and your Mum found one and other! Love the "new" selfie, hope it catches on!
    Marty

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  24. Happy Lucky No. 7, Austin!

    KonaKitty sends you several dozen headsmoochies...

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  25. MOL...She was looking for da dog ???
    And she got YOU !...this is really funny
    I do believe it's destiny :)
    Happy 7th Gotcha Day Mr. Poo
    You know you are da BEST !
    Lots of love
    xoxo

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  26. OMC Austin yous so cute. MOL Me can't beleiv yous mommy wuz lookin' fur a dog. But weez fink yous boff hit da jackpot da day yous found each udder. :) And weez do agwee yous lookin' vewy mancatly. Dat's such a pawsum first foto of yous. Happy Happy Happy Gptcha day gawjus!!

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  27. Austin I hope you had a SUPER SUPER SPECIAL GOTCHA day my friend...thanks for coming by Scouts to celebrate with us since you were one of the "celebrants" !! Happy to have you as a friend my man - lovely head shot by the way!

    Hugs, Sammy

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  28. Happy 7th gotcha day, i hope you had a pawty!!

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  29. Happy Gotcha Day-I am glad you gotcha'd a great home.

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  30. That sure is a clever selfie! Boy are you talented (and your human too!) Sorry we missed your Gotcha Day, Mom was jetting home from BarkWorld/MeowWorld and did NOT check her email until today! Hope it was a happy one!! xoxo Love, Cody

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  31. happy 7th Gotcha day! Yes, the angle is very man-cat like! But I really love looking at your tuxedo markings!

    Thanks for commenting on my blog

    http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com

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  32. Happy Gotcha Day, Austin!!! ...we had NO idea you were almost a *gasp* DOG!!!

    Thank heavens the woman came to her senses and brought you home. What on earth would she do without you???

    ; )

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  33. Great selfie and Happy Gotcha Day! Hope you had a wonderful celebration and we are so glad you are where you were meant to be :-)

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  34. A great head shot!! And Happy 7th Gotcha Day!!! An excellent cause for celebration. Hope it was the best day ever!

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  35. Happy 7th Gotcha Day sweet Austin! Oh, yes the back of your head is just as handsome as the rest of yourself. Hugs and nose kisses

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  36. Conkatulayshunz on yer 7th Gotcha Day!!! Me n Mum howled when we read yer sotrey...Miss Carolyn lookin fer a Woofie n gettinn ya innstead! Well dun Austin ;)
    Yer selfie iz lubly; yer head iz gorgeeuss n lookz like black velvet...
    **paw kissez** Nylablue
    Pee ess: dat werd of day waz reel guud!

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  37. That's an awesome selfie, buddy...your best one yet! Happy Gotcha Day, Austin! We hope the staff spoiled ya silly!

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  38. Just catching up! Happy belated gotcha wishes to my fave tuxie gentlecat.

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  39. Happy 7th Gotchaday Austin!
    Good job with the woof-fooling :)

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  40. What? WHAT? Do you mean that I missed your Gotcha Day? Awww... MOUSES!

    But better late than never so...

    HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY GOTCHA DAY! May your YEAR be filled with love & cuddles and treats & nip. Lots & lots & LOTS of the nip, for sure.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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  41. Happy Gotcha Day Austin, sorry wez late butt wez back now :) xxoxxx


    Mollie and Alfie

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  42. Happy (belated) Gotcha Day Austin. Since the "Mad Woman " couldn't teach you to fetch...maybe she can teach you to bark! Heehee ;)

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  43. Wishing you a furry FURRY happy (belated) gotcha day, dood!
    And though we know comments were off for BBfP we wanted to tell you we enjoyed it!

    Purrs from over the pond!

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  44. Happy Belated Gotcha day! may you have many many more

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  45. Happy 7th Gotcha Day, dear senior. You're one special kitty. And you have the best mommy in the world.

    You lucky, lucky cat you!

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