Friday, September 7, 2018

Happy Sweet 16 to the Couple that put the GLO in GLOGIRLY

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss? 

KATIE:  Waffles?

WAFFLES:  What's it like to be an old married couple? 

KATIE:  How would I know, Waffles?

WAFFLES:  Because you're old and we're a couple?

KATIE:  Watch it, Waffles. You're on thin ice. 

WAFFLES:  Ice? But it's not even winter yet. 

KATIE:  Tomorrow is Glogirly and Gloman's 16th wedding anniversary. THEY'RE the only couple around here. You and I are not a couple. Got it?

WAFFLES:  Are you sure? Maybe we could elope or something.

KATIE:  Waffles, we can't elope.

WAFFLES:  You mean like melons?

KATIE:  *sigh*

WAFFLES:  Is a wedding anniversary the same as a Gotcha Day? Did they gotcha each other? Like from the shelter?

KATIE:  I'm pretty sure they didn't get each other at the shelter. They met by chance, on a doorstep.

WAFFLES:  They got YOU at the shelter though, right? Isn't it your Gotcha Day too? Will you tell me the story again, Boss? Will you?

KATIE:  Fine, Waffles. If you promise to behave. No food stealing, no fur sniffing and no meowing back.

WAFFLES:  Got it, Boss. Food, fur, meow.

Once upon a time...
KATIE:  I bet you didn't know that this is the photo that started it all. It was the picture we used on our very first blog header way back in 2009 when I started every blog post with, "Hi Everyone, Katie here."

I was an anniversary present. A nice man with kind brown eyes and a deep voice adopted me for someone he said was very, very special. This special someone had no idea what he was planning. It was going to be a HUGE surprise. He'd been hinting around ... telling her that he was working on her anniversary 'kit.'

She was thinking maybe a kit for washing her car, or a kit of accessories for her iPod or something.

Little did she know, 'kit' was short for kitten.

It was love at first sight.

Gloman's given Glogirly some very special anniversary gifts over the years. He's always really creative and silly about how he gives her presents. Sometimes he'll hide cards by her toothbrush or tucked inside her makeup bag. One year he hid a beautiful watch in the refrigerator next to the milk and butter.

But the most special gift of all was a little black and white kitten with a purple bow around her neck and a tiny little tag that read, "Happy Anniversary."  

The Story Behind the Story
Over the years we've shared the hopelessly romantic story of how Glogirly and Gloman met. And how they came to be Glogirly and Gloman. If you're new to the blog and like a sappy love story, turn off the Lifetime channel and click the story link below. If you already know the story and want to read it again, well that's your problem. 

Their story is proof that love is everywhere. 
And when you least expect it, love might just tap you on the shoulder.

This post was previously published September 8, 2017 on GLOGIRLY and has been edited.


  1. Happy Gotcha Day Katie! And Happy Anniversary to Glogirly and Gloman!

  2. Happy anniversary to Glogirly and Gloman. Happy Gotcha Day, Katie.

  3. Happy Gotcha Day Katie!!! Happy anniversary Glogirly and Gloman!!!

  4. Happy anniversary to the Glo humans! And happy gotcha day, Katie. <3

  5. Happy Anniversary and Happy Gotcha Day!

  6. Concatulations on your anniversary! Treats for everyone!

  7. Happy Anniversary to your peeps and Happy Gotcha Day sweet Katie!

  8. Because you're old and we're a couple? (that made mom snort)

    Happy Anniversary to Glogirly and Gloman! Happy Gotcha Day Katie! (Debbie - your smile in those pictures is priceless)

  9. I read this story every time you talk about it! It's one of my favorites! And Katie, what a great gift you are--not just to Glogirly but to all of us readers, too! Happy Anniversary to Glogirly and Gloman. Happy Gotcha Day, Katie!! And Waffles, you better have a party planned for everyone. Maybe order some KFC??

  10. I just loves this story!! Happy anniversary to the Glos, and happy Gotcha Day to Katie!

  11. Happy Anniversary and Happy Gotcha Day to Katie.
    Sue B

  12. Oh my! Why am I just reading about your story now?!? And, I live in Detroit (well, Metro Detroit), but visited Minneapolis for the very first time a couple of years ago, and I loved it, even though it was hot as blazes! In 2019, the plans are for a trip to Denver, Colorado, where declawing cats was made illegal...yay! Happy Gotcha Day, Katie, and Happy Anniversary to the lovebirds!

  13. Happy Anniversary to Gloman and Glogirly, and Happy Gotcha Day to you, Katie ! We wish you all a wonderful day ! Purrs

  14. Happy Gotcha Day Katie!! And Happy Anniversary to the Glo's.

  15. Happy Happy Anniversary to you love birds!! You guys have 3 yrs on us! I remember your love story and I think it is just the best!! You are purrfect together!! And...speaking of purrfect, Happy Happy Gotcha Day Katie!!!!!!! xoxo

  16. Aw, what a special day this is...a double celebration! Happy Anniversary to the Glo-couple and Happy Gothca Day, Katie!

  17. I am in awe of anyone who manages a long happy marriage (I only made it to 3 years and was not happy from the start). It takes work, love, and kittens! Katie was just my kind of anniversary present! Congratulations Gloman and Glogirly! Well done!

  18. I read this every year and I love it every year! Hubby and I have our anniversary a week before Glogirly and Gloman's and while our meet cute isn't nearly as cute, I still love their story. Happy gotcha day, Katie!

  19. We love this story. Happy Anniversary and Gotcha Day Glofamily!

    The Florida Furkids

  20. Happy Gotcha Day to Katie and a very Happy Anniversary to Glogirly and Gloman.

  21. Happy Anniversary, Gloman and Glogirly! And Happy Gotcha Day, Katie!


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