by Janet Blue on January 7, 2021

Thankful Thursday

On January 7, 2017, we rescued Cooper Murphy from a snowstorm after he’d been hanging out on a friend’s porch for two days.  We know he is thankful we did that, and we are thankful to have him as a member of our fur family. He was about 15-months old at the time. He’d been neutered but did not have a microchip. I placed a notice on all the lost/found pet web-sites. We had some calls, but he was not the cat any of the inquirers were missing. Someone moved and left him behind or he was dumped in our neighborhood. We think that day was lucky for Cooper and all of us.

We’ve made him a special card with a photo from January, 2017, and a photo taken yesterday.



We also made him an extra special cake.



Please celebrate with us and help yourselves to some cake, nip ice cream and champagne or lemonade.


Additional Thankfuls

All the Kitties Blue, Dad Tom and I remain thankful we adopted Kizmet. She is a comic and keeps us entertained. Her purr is thundering, and she cranks it up constantly. During these bleak times, she has brought joy back into our house.

I have two rare thankfuls. Not only was I a First Commenter (one of eight), but I also was the first Right Guesser on the Tuesday Teaser over at Two Spoiled Cats. That has only happened a couple of other times in all the years I have participated. I received these three cool badges.

Our friend, Brian, hosts the Thankful Thursday blog hop. We are participating. If you’d like to do the same, click on his badge.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

We would normally have a poem today for the Two Spoiled Cats’ (Angel Sammy and Teddy) poetry challenge. The poem, however, will be included on tomorrow’s post.

Hope you enjoy our celebration of Cooper Murphy!




BellaDharma an LadyMew January 8, 2021 at 7:25 pm

HURRAH Aunty fore gettin 3 Badgess from Teddy’ss Teezerss’! Yore speck-taculur!!

Happy happy happy (beelated) Gotcha Day Cooper Murphy!! Wee so happy you gotted found bye Aunty an Unkell…you will nevurr bee on THE meen streetss again!
**purrss** BellaDharma an <3 LadyMew too!

Ellen Pilch January 7, 2021 at 7:09 pm

Happy Gotcha Day Cooper Murphy!!! Congrats for being so quick and clever on the Tuesday Teaser. 🙂 XO

The Island Cats January 7, 2021 at 5:56 pm

Happy Gotcha Day, Cooper Murphy!

Mary McNeil January 7, 2021 at 4:57 pm

Happy Gotcha Day Cooper Murphy – and many more !

Canadian Cats January 7, 2021 at 3:22 pm


We didn’t know today was your Gotcha Day! so you are…. let me count my nails….4 years old? Two years older than me. Mom says males are slower to reach adulthood…..something about the kitten in them.

You will be my ginger in shining armour till the cows come home, Coop. Big whisker hugs to you.


Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon & and Mom Barb January 7, 2021 at 2:17 pm

Happy Happy Gottcha Day Cooper Murphy! We are so furry thankful that you have such a wonderful home. January is a horrible time to be a stray! We wish you a day filled with great fun and another year filled with true happiness!May your Gotcha Day be cheerful and happy!

Timmy Tomcat January 7, 2021 at 1:05 pm

Cooper we are so thankful you found your new home that cold snowy day and are extra thankful that we are Cat Scouts together. Whee what a party thanks so much for all the fun. You sure look content today

Athena January 7, 2021 at 11:42 am

Happy Gotcha Day, Cooper!

Sandee January 7, 2021 at 10:21 am

♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you,♪♫
♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you,♪♫
♫♪Happy Gotcha Day Dear Cooper Murphy,♪♫
♫♪Happy Gotcha Day to you!♪♫

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches to all the kitties and a hug to the mom. ♥

The Florida Furkids January 7, 2021 at 9:16 am

Happy Gotcha Day Cooper Murphy! We know you are glad you were Gotcha’d as a Kitties Blue. ConCatulations to your Mom for being a double winner on the Teaser!!!

The Florida Furkids with paw pats and headbonks to Sawyer from Noelle

Brian Frum January 7, 2021 at 9:07 am

Such wonderful, wonderful thankfuls and we wish Cooper Murphy a most Happy Gotcha Day! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

ATCAD ~Scylla, Chimera, Yin, Yang, Fenris & Tuiren January 7, 2021 at 5:35 am

Happy Gotcha Day, Cooper Murphy!

We are also thankful Kizmet found such a wonderful home and that she brings joy to your lives.

Teddy January 7, 2021 at 5:21 am

Coop my orange buddy and pal, you REALLY were smart to camp out next door to the Blue household all those years ago hoping somebody from that house might SEE you and give you shelter! You got it – and you got it permanently. Happy GOTCHA DAY my friend. I’m glad you have a fun new sister to “train” too…….Kizmet livens things up like you did when you arrived there! Sending you a GOTCHA HUG……..

Love, Teddy

Memories of Eric and Flynn January 7, 2021 at 5:18 am

Happy Gotcha Day, Cooper Murphy!

Marjorie Dawson January 7, 2021 at 2:46 am

Happy Gotcher day sweet Cooper Murphy. It WAS a lucky day wasn’t it?

Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs January 7, 2021 at 2:38 am

Happy, Happy Gotcha Day, Cooper Murphy!!

We are glad you and your peeps found each other!

That cake is FAB!

And we were one of those eight firsties at Teddy’s Tuesday Teaser! Concats to you, Miss Janet for being the first right guesser as well, that is amazing and a fun thing!

Summer January 7, 2021 at 2:19 am

Happy gotcha day, Cooper Murphy!

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