by Janet Blue on January 7, 2023

Happy Gotcha Day Cooper Murphy

Six years ago today this very handsome, approximately 15-month-old, ginger tabby cat joined the Kitties Blue crew. If you don’t know his story, you can read the first installment here, “Ginger Tabby.”

Today that 14-pound cat is a whopping 20 pounds and the eldest of our three male felines.


Orange tabby cat with mouth open shouting, "Happy Gotcha Day to Me," and framed in ornate gold frame.

We are honoring him today with a little celebration! Our wonderful baker, Angel Mau, sent a special cake via Angel Express. I’m not certain if this is cat imitating cake or cake imitating cat.


Orange tabby cat cake. Cat has mouth open and eyes closed.


We also have nip ice cream and your choice of beverages. Please help yourselves and stay as long as you like.


Caturday Art

This being Caturday, we also have some art to share. Kitties Blue and I thought it appropriate that Cooper Murphy should get that honor as well.



Today’s art was created with the Paris effect from Painnt and a favpng frame.

Cooper Murphy will be joining Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s Caturday Art blog hop. You can do the same by clicking on Athena’s badge.

Puzzle Time

Cooper Murphy talked me into creating two puzzles for you today. How could I possibly turn him down? Hope you enjoy doing them.

preview110pieceGinger Cat Gotcha Daypreview100pieceCat Art

Sunday Selfies Reminder

One of the Kitties Blue snapped a fabulous selfie of herself yesterday and will be here as your host tomorrow. That’s all the hint you are getting: It will me one of the six girls!

As I continue to struggle with this stupid email post notification plug-in, which actually sent a notification of a test post to one subscriber yesterday, I hope you’ll find a solution for yourself. You can bookmark our blog or add us to a reading list. As our followers quickly fall away, Kitties Blue and I sincerely thank those who have stopped by to visit. Your friendship means so much to us.

Have a happy Caturday!

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Tommy & Teaghan January 8, 2023 at 9:32 pm

Happy late Gotcha Day! Looks like a purrfectly great party you had! Purrs and xo
Tommy and Teaghan
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Lucy and Xena January 8, 2023 at 6:01 pm

Happy Gotcha Day a day late, Cooper Murphy! We don’t think we could eat that cake. It looks so much like you, it would make us feel like cannibals. We hope your special day was all you hoped it would be, friend. XOX Xena, Lucy, Chia and Riley
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Angel Binky, Stippie, Peachy and Granny January 8, 2023 at 6:24 am

🎉YAY🎉Double Pawkisses for a Happy Birthday, Cooper Murphy🎉 WOW! what great artwork and that cake…licks paws…we sure stay for a little while longer…MOL…🐾😽💞
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Marvelous Marv January 7, 2023 at 10:59 pm

Cooper Murphy! WoW! 6 years! How exciting! We are all doing the happy dance here! And we are going to sing you the song!
♫♪♥♥[̲̅̅H̲̅][̲̅̅A̲̅][̲̅̅P̲̅][̲̅̅P̲̅][̲̅̅Y̲̅] [̲̅̅B̲̅][̲̅̅I̲̅][̲̅̅R̲̅][̲̅̅T̲̅][̲̅̅H̲̅][̲̅̅D̲̅][̲̅̅A̲̅][̲̅̅Y̲̅]♥ ♥
¸¸.•*¨*• ♫♪Happy Birthday to you♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday dear Cooper Murphy!!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥
Keep on being awesome!
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Ellen J Pilch January 7, 2023 at 7:18 pm

Happy Gotcha Day sweet Cooper Murphy! Cook cake. Thank you for 2 puzzles- you are spoiling us. XO
ps: I used to get notifications, but did not get your test one.
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Brian Frum January 7, 2023 at 6:11 pm

I hope you had a wonderfully special day Cooper Murphy, Happy Gotcha Day!
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Mary McNeil January 7, 2023 at 4:59 pm

Happy Gotchaversary Cooper Murphy ! And many more !

Also tell your Mama we got an email notice today !


Mary McNeil January 7, 2023 at 4:59 pm

Happy Gotchaversary Cooper Murphy ! And many more !

Also telll your Mama we got an email notice today !


The Swiss Cats January 7, 2023 at 3:05 pm

Happy Gotcha Day Cooper Murphy ! What a pawsome cake ! Purrs
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Sue Brandes January 7, 2023 at 2:45 pm

Happy Gotcha Day.


The Florida Furkids January 7, 2023 at 1:51 pm

Happy Gotcha Day Cooper Murphy. We loved the cake Angel Mau sent!!!

The Florida Furkids with love and whisker kisses to Sawyer from Noelle
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BellaDharma an BellaSita Mum January 7, 2023 at 1:34 pm

Happy happy 6th Gotcha Day Cooper Murphy!!!!! Wee think you are speck-taculur an wudnerfull an such a kewl man cat!!!
MMMM that cake lookss furabuluss…
Aunty Janet wee think Art immytatin CAT fore sure! 😉
***nose rubss*** BellaDharma an {{{huggiess}}} BellaSita Mum
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Service Cats U.S. January 7, 2023 at 11:36 am

Happy Gotchaday Cooper. Big hugs

Luvs ya’

RaenaBelle and Zebby
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meowmeowmans January 7, 2023 at 11:29 am

Happy Gotcha Day, Cooper Murphy! Here’s to many, many more. Love ya, pal!
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Three Chatty Cats January 7, 2023 at 10:06 am

Happy Gotcha Day to the handsome Cooper Murphy! Here’s to many more wonderful gotcha days!


The Island Cats January 7, 2023 at 8:59 am

Happy Gotcha Day, Cooper Murphy!
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Katie Isabella January 7, 2023 at 8:34 am

HOLY COW! WHATTA CAKE! Happy Gotcha Day, Cooper Murphey! And all the refreshments look yummy! I’d be happy to take up a place right over there with my plate, and nom away! Thank you for the wonderful party treats!
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da tabbies o trout towne January 7, 2023 at 8:29 am

a most happee day two ewe dood and heerz two 60 mor with lotz oh best wizhez and platez fulla fizhez 🐟🐟 two day and all wayz ❤️


Turtle Lover January 7, 2023 at 8:16 am

I guess that means you weren’t Charlie! Happy Gotcha Day Cooper Murphy!


Teddy January 7, 2023 at 4:57 am

Dearest Buddy and Pal Coop…….what a very lucky boy you were years ago when you were invited in the Blue Household to STAY. I love the cake Angel Mau made for you! I’m happy that I have a “fellow big ginger” friend – otherwise I’d feel a little alone in the world of big boys. I hope all the rest of your years are as great as the last six have been for you my friend.

love, Teddy
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Memories of Eric and Flynn January 7, 2023 at 4:05 am

Happy Gotcha Day Cooper Murphy! Lovely art, and thanks for the puzzle. I will do the one with the regulation shapes as I have a problem recognising the other shape.
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Loulou January 7, 2023 at 2:51 am

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The J-Cats January 7, 2023 at 1:38 am

WE got an email notification of this post. Happy Gotcha Day, Cooper Murphy!
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs January 7, 2023 at 1:34 am

Hey!! I DID get an emaiil notice of today’s post!! Hooray!
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Leah January 7, 2023 at 1:01 am

Happy 6th Gotcha Day to Cooper Murphy! What a grand ginger boy he is! Party hearty!bAnd Happy Caturday too! I actually did get a notification tonight, so that’s good.
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs January 7, 2023 at 12:17 am

Happy Gotcha Day #6, Cooper Murphy!!
What a fun cake Angel Mau made for you!
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