Scooby’s Gotcha Day (Oct 13 2015)

Scooby’s gotcha day was six years ago. There are a few photos of him at PetSmart when I picked him up; some other photos of when he first came home. He didn’t know what to make of it. He was given up by his owner with the cryptic line: “Can’t take care of him anymore.” According to his old med records he was 5 1/2 years old when I got him. He has some peculiar habits so I wonder about his previous home. I think he was raised with dogs as he acts more like a dog than a cat! Strange but true! He came already leash trained. The first time he saw our leash he jumped around like a dog knowing he was going out, and patiently got harnessed up. So here are a few of the earliest memories.

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  1. Scooby! WoW! Mom trained the befores, Queen Nellie, Hissy Old Licorice and later Kozmo. She remembers cats getting so furry excited to go for walks! Happy gottcha Day and we are so glad to lean more about your furrst days at the Feline Cafe! We will now sing you the song!
    ¸¸.•*♫♫♫ Happy Gottcha Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ HappyGottcha Day to youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day dear Scooby!!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha Day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸

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  2. Someone told me that orange tabbies are more “like dogs” in their behavior. (I put the dog part in quotes because I think there’s a stereotype about cats being aloof, snotty, ungrateful, unfriendly, etc. I had one cat who was really feral—she was rescued from a swamp and was scared to death of people—who was all of those things, but my other cats have been affectionate, playful, and faithful, just like a dog!) Sunny hates collars and leashes, but she loves curling up next to me in bed and welcomes me with yelps when I come home. She doesn’t do tricks, which I find humiliating to animals anyway, but when it’s dinnertime she runs to her bowl and meows and jumps around my feet. I think you got a gem in Scooby—those pictures show it from Day 1! But Sunny would say all orange tabbies are the best. 😉

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    1. I had a yellow tabby once and he very much fit your description. Scooby if my eyes don’t deceive me is a red or ginger tabby but has many of the same characteristics. I think it may be tabby traits. thanks for your comment.


  3. dood…it waz sadz ta see ewe in that cage like that ~~~~~ but hay….dad soon put a stop two that !!! a MOST happee gotcha day two ewe buddy N heerz two de next 50….get in trubullz, eat sum pizza piez N friez, N JOY and heerz two a yeer a head filled with happeez N healtheez ♥♥♥♥♥ 🙂

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  4. I absolutely LOVE this post (and you for adopting Scooby at age 5!!) He certainly lucked out. Our Roary was adopted from PetSmart too!!! Happy Gotcha Day Handsome Scooby!!! Greg you hit the jackpot with this one and so did he!!

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