Happy Gotcha Day Elvira and Friday!!


Hi everyone! I can’t believe it has been a whole year since Elvira and Friday joined our family. It feels like they have always been here. It is also a year since I got to meet Kiril’s amazing sisters, both of whom I call friend.

If you are new to the blog, Kiril was a fellow blogger from Texas who passed away in March of 2022. His sisters took his cats back to California where they lived and then drove them 3,000 miles across the country to live with me in Massachusetts. Many of my readers donated to help fund the trip and I am forever grateful to all involved in getting these two precious cats to me.

Hi everyone! We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays and The A-Z Blogging Challege, today is the letter T. T is for one of the best books I have read on decluttering material things and mental things like regrets and mistakes. Throw Out Fifty Things: Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life by Gail Blanke is a book I have had since 2010 and kept for inspiration. The author also has a website with a free downloadable workbook to help you along. Click here.

Joanie hopes she is Awww… worthy.


  1. Awwe so happy they are living happy with two wounderful friends and all there fir babies.

  2. Happy Gotcha Day, Elvira and Friday! I agree that it seems like they have been with you for longer than a year.

  3. Friday and Elvira were SO lucky to be able to come to you for a new home……full of other cats and lots of love. Happy Adoptaversary to them!

    Hugs, Pam

  4. I remember that trek you both took. We all were so happy when you ended up in your forever home. So precious.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week, Ellen. Scritches to all the kitties and a big hug to you. xo ♥

  5. Charlee: “Happy Gotcha Day, Kitties!”
    Chaplin: “Gotcha Days are the best days ever!”
    Charlee: “You are definitely awww-worthy, Joanie! Throw out fifty things, hmm …”
    Chaplin: “Why are you looking at me that way, Charlee?”
    Charlee: “No reason.”

  6. happee gotcha day elvira and friday, we noe daddy kiril iz buzzed happee
    ewe bee gotcha ed at mom ellen’s houz….sendin bezt wizhez and platez fulla fizhez long with pizza piez and friez and healtheez all yeer long ❤️❤️❤️🐟🐟

  7. Happy 1st Gotcha Day Friday an Elvira!!! Where did THE time go???
    Youss’ both look furry happy an cat-tented an wee are so happy you are with Aunty Ellen an Unkell two!!!!
    BellaSita Mum iss thinkin of doin this~~ Throwin out 50 THINGSS (well reecyclin them iss a pawsum idea! 😉
    ***nose kissess*** BellaDharma an {{hugss}} BellaSita Mum

    1. They thank you. Does Bella Sita have that much to toss? I know she is already a minimalist. 🙂 XO

      1. Mee doess not think shee has 50 thingss, butt she doess have sum xtra platess an kitchen stuff shee doess not use anymore…..
        Say that iss a purrfect idea Aunty! Wee put Kitchen itemss inn Common Room. Sumone cuud use them!

  8. I wish Elvira and Friday many happy returns of their Gotcha Day!

    Joanie, you are always precious and worth an aww, or three.

    Thank you for the book recommendation, i’m going to check out that link.

  9. Happy belated Gotcha to Elvira and Friday! So glad to see them thriving in their new home after Kirll’s passing.

  10. Happy Belated Gotcha Day Elvira and Friday!!
    I know you two are enjoying life and maybe a part of you misses Kiril.
    I think he would be happy that you have such a great home and one day you all will be reunited at the Bridge. Just make sure that trip will be a good way away!
    Purrs, Julie

  11. Happy Gotcha Day!!! You sure got a wonderful family after your human had to go OTRB. <3

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