tabby cat sleeping in a cat bed basket

Chatty Cats: Dexter, Gotchas and More!

Happy Friday! A couple of weeks ago, I shared kitten Olive pics for her gotcha day. Now it’s Dexter’s turn! Yesterday was my handsome boy’s 14th Gotcha Day! We gotcha’d him on Father’s Day in June 2010. He is the original Chatty Cat and started me on my cat journey as an adult. Dexter is a mama’s boy, he loves his sisters, he tolerates Woodrow, and he lets Guster know what’s what. Dexter is my sweet old, grumpy mancat.

Flashback Friday with Dexter

Here are some old photos of Dexter (before the days of decent smartphone cameras).

Dexter’s first bath after we found him all dirty on the streets in 100+ degree heat.

gray and white tabby kitten getting a bath

Tiny Dexter after his bath.

tabby kitten

Showing off his wounded lip (he still has a scar from it).

tabby kitten

Being all adorable hoping for more treats.

tabby cat kitten sitting like a human

Teenage Dexter with his lanky body.

cute tabby cat kitten reaching toward camera

Supervising his mom’s work.

gray and white tabby cat kitten resting on a laptop

And here is Dexter 14 years later!

tabby cat in harness outside

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  1. Dexter you may have had a rough start in life but you sure turned that around quickly when you were rescued from the street. Happy GOTCHA Day Dex…’ve come a long way baby!

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy

  2. happee gotcha day two ewe dood! that waza awesome dadz day gift
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  3. Oh wow! I had no idea you were found all skinny and hurt sweet boy. I’m sure glad you found your furever home and we get to see you each week. Happy 14th Gotcha Day Dexter!

  4. Oh, what a darling Dexter! And how wonderful you were to save this little sweetie. Bon anniversaire, Dexter! And mama would love to know more about training a young kitty on a leash so that as it grows up it can be in places where mama might travel and take the kitty.