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What birthday do yo celebrate for rescues?

post #1 of 18
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If you have a rescue kitty and do not know the exact date of birth do you celebrate the day they come into your life or the month/day they might have been born? For example Puff came to us around my birthday because I joked with hubby that he could adopt Puff for my birthday. Well he didn't so on Nov. 9th I adopted him myself.

But since I know he was close to 8 months old when I adopted him that means his birthday would have been in March or April. I think I'll celebrate his bday in Nov when he came into my life. Sort of a re-birth from his bad start in life.

What do you do or think?
post #2 of 18
We celebrate Abby's "Gotcha" day, the day we adopted her - January 13th.
post #3 of 18
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We celebrate Abby's "Gotcha" day, the day we adopted her - January 13th.
we also 'gave' them birthdays depending on how approx old they were when we got them - the only one we know for sure is Boomer
post #4 of 18
I usually invent a day for them. But I do like the idea of celebrating the day they came to live with me. Though I don't remember when that was for Chynna. I think she adopted me sometime in April 1993, but I can't be sure.

I know Abby's birthday (June 19, 1998).
post #5 of 18
Ariel is the only one whose actual birthday we know, so we celebrate then. For the others, we celebrate their "gotcha" day.
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I usually invent a day for them. But I do like the idea of celebrating the day they came to live with me. Though I don't remember when that was for Chynna. I think she adopted me sometime in April 1993, but I can't be sure.

I know Abby's birthday (June 19, 1998).

Me and Abby have the same birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #7 of 18
ALL of my animals are rescues....even the rabbit. The only one of mine that I know the exact birthdate for is my Wolf mix Ginger. As far as the rest of mine go- i just try to guess the date that they were approx born when i adopted them and celebrate that When all else fails- i celebrate their gotcha day
post #8 of 18
Easy is the only one I dont know a birthday for. I need to create a whole new day for her. I have celebrated her Birthday, the same day as her baby's and just added a year, but I actually found her a few days before that, so it's not her "Gotcha Day" and she's not really a full year older than them. Poor Easy.
post #9 of 18
I always celebrate the day I got them - so mine could all be older than I think they are!! I could never make a guess at a birthday with them all being oldies.
post #10 of 18
I've just been pondering this... We got Stumpy in July last year, and she was about 7 months old, which means she was born about now. I can't decide whether I should make up a birthday for her about now, or just celebrate her "gotcha day".
post #11 of 18
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I've just been pondering this... We got Stumpy in July last year, and she was about 7 months old, which means she was born about now. I can't decide whether I should make up a birthday for her about now, or just celebrate her "gotcha day".
You could always do both.
post #12 of 18
yeah i have always wondered when i should celebrate peanuts birthday. i think last year i kind of estimated on when it should have been. i do like the idea of celebrating it on her "gotcha" day though!
post #13 of 18
My girls were 10 weeks old when we got them I believe (either that or 11) so I counted back that many weeks and we celebrate their birthday then.
post #14 of 18
I celebrate "Gotcha Days" also. Leo's is July 4, Gracie's is December 2 and Raphael's is coming up on February 12

Raphael is the only one with an approximate DATE, which is 10/1/98. Leo's DOB is 6/01 and Gracie's is simply 2004.
post #15 of 18
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What do you do or think?
So....What do you decide?
Wich one would be the Great Date?
post #16 of 18
We celebrate Joey's b-day on my B-day in June, the vet figured him to be @ 6 months when he showed up here, so to make it easy we gave him my b-day.
post #17 of 18
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So....What do you decide?
Wich one would be the Great Date?


I think I am going to do the gotcha day. Nov 9th.
post #18 of 18
We celebrate their adoption days...but I like the sound of "Gotcha Day" better, so I think we'll start calling them that!
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