Happy 10th Gotcha Day, Luna!

It was exactly ten years ago, June 10, 2005, that I brought Luna home from the Santa Cruz County animal shelter. And so we are celebrating her 10th “Gotcha Day” (adoption anniversary) over the next few days in style. It began the evening before with a festive meal, complete with main course, treats, and a “cocktail.”

Gotcha Day dinner

The “cake” didn’t quite come out of the can perfectly, but as we can see that did not bother Luna at all. She devoured her special dinner with enthusiasm.


It is hard to believe that 10 years have gone by, but it is hold hard to imagine life without my special little girl. We have been through a lot together – adventures and transitions – more than be documented on these pages.

Here is her official photo from animal shelter, followed by a portrait from her first week at home.


Baby Luna at home

At the time, she was 7 months old. Still a baby in many ways. Over the years, I have watched her grow into a beautiful cat. Here are just a few photos, including one of the most recent.





We are certainly looking forward to many more years and adventures together, wherever life leads us. Please join me in wishing Luna a Happy 10th Gotcha Day!

14 thoughts on “Happy 10th Gotcha Day, Luna!

  1. Happy 10th Gotcha Day Luna!
    We are glad to see you got spoiled 🙂
    You are indeed a beautiful kitty and we are happy to know you.
    Enjoy many more happy years with your wonderful purrson 🙂
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  2. HAPPY GOTCHA DAY to the both of you, I’ve been a fan of this blog for years now because it combines two of my fave things. Oh my, how Luna has grown over the years! I have a special spot for black cats — as you know, my Mr. Sushi is also a chat noir.

  3. Happy Gotcha Day, beautiful Luna! We hope you both had a wonderful day together, and that there are many, many more celebrations yet to come. 🙂

  4. Happy Gotcha Day, Luna! We have two Gotcha Days in my family, and I “got”my better half 10 years ago next month, so celebrating a decade right alongside you!!!

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