Mickey Mouser’s Gotcha Day


Once upon a time (five years ago), a momcat and her kittens lived along this patch of bushes and brambles between a fairly busy road and a dog park.
A kind volunteer at PAWS named Brett learned how to set up a trap and made many attempts to catch the little family and bring them to safety.

eMickKittenAt nine pm August third 2010, we got the call from Brett: she caught a kitten! PAWS was full, so Rick and I agreed to foster until there was room at the shelter. He was about eight weeks old and two pounds underweight. Kittens can be a lot of work and this little guy was no exception. First he ate ravenously, and didn’t use the litter box for three days! Then he lost his appetite. Eventually his digestive system caught up with his new circumstances.


It wasn’t long before we realized this fostering thing wasn’t working out too well. Mickey Mouser only went to PAWS for his check ups and shots… and then we adopted him.


Happy Gotcha Day to us!

20 thoughts on “Mickey Mouser’s Gotcha Day”

  1. Oh Mickey Mouser, Good job in trapping your family. Well done. You are such a lucky kitten. We are so happy for you and Happy Gotcha day to you.

  2. OMC, his baby pics are over-the-top adorable. No wonder it was a foster-fail. LOL. Happy Gotcha Day, Mickey Mouser, that sure was your lucky day!

  3. Happy Gotcha Day, Mickey Mouser! You are one very lukcy kitty to be rescued and got foster failed. You have the best forever home and family! I remember my Niko not using litter box for a long time when he first came here. (He didn’t eat, either.) Can’t remember how long but it was not as long as three days. How scary it must have been for your pawrents – glad your digestive system finally got used to all the food you can get πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful day xoxo

  4. What a great story!!! We can see how the foster thing would be a big fail! Just look at that face!
    How could you ever say goodbye?

    Happy Gotcha Day, Mickey Mouser!
    We’re so happy you were gotcha’d.

    Glogirly, Katie & Waffles

  5. Happy Gotcha Day Mickey Mouser! We are so happy this story had a happy ending and that you ended up in the awesome forever home with the amazing pawrents you did! What adorable baby pics of you, you were very irresistible! Hope you had a great day today!

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