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Happy Gotcha Day

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Hi sweetie!

Hi sweetie!


Hi Katie-girl, mama here. I wanted to tell you and your loyal subjects the story of your “Gotcha Day,” March 31, 2007, the day we met you and brought you home.

You sleep upside down all the way home that first day.

You slept upside down all the way home that first day.

You don’t remember, but your mama and daddy were very sad when your sister Bonnie went to the rainbow bridge, and even though mama had been communicating with your first mom, we just weren’t quite ready for a new little girl when she had a litter of pups.

What's that you have mama?

What’s that you have mama?

But later, when your first mom told us she had someone special that needed a home we were almost ready, so we said yes. We are so glad we did! You were a bundle of fluff, just 12 weeks old, but already very sure of what you wanted.

Anything good up here?

Anything good up here?

You were curious right from the start and explored your yard with your daddy and the house with your mama.

Your first walk in the yard.

Your first walk in the yard.

You found all your favorite places to sleep right away.

So exhausted that first day.

So exhausted that first day.

And figured out a crate wasn’t such a bad thing. Unless you had been bad to begin with, which sometimes you were.

Your safe place to snooze while mama studied.

Your safe place to snooze while mama studied.

But we couldn’t help but laugh and cuddle you even when you were being your stubborn self.

Caught in the act!

Caught in the act!

And you let us know right away that you were a princess and demanded pillows. All the pillows.

Princess on her pillow.

Princess on her pillow.

These nine years sure have gone by in a hurry sweetheart. I hope you’re happy you’re our little princess. We sure are happy to have you.

You have always loved to be outside.

You have always loved to be outside.

Though I suppose it’s you that really have us.

Time for another nap.

Time for another nap.

Happy Gotcha Day sweetie. Mama and daddy love you.

I know.  It's YOUR sofa.

Photogenic right from the start

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Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

12 thoughts on “Happy Gotcha Day

  1. OOOOOOOOO, what a stunning sweetheart!! LOVE!!! xxx

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  2. Happy Happy Gotcha Day Sweet girl!!!!! I was “gotted” the same year as you, but in October 🙂 I also had my birthday Feb 28th…….so sorry you missed it! Barks and licks and love, Dakota
    DakotasDen

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  3. Awww, I love you too Katie. Happy Gotcha Day! I’m glad your mama got you, otherwise I never would’ve met you.

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  4. it does seem to fly by way to fast – but we know she is the happiest little princess

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  5. I’d never heard of Gotcha Day, Dawn, but what a wonderful name! I think Dallas came a year before that, but oh, how Katie’s puppy pictures bring back the memories. Love how they both love being outside, wrapping us around their tiny paws. And Dallas, too, used to unroll the toilet paper and leave a mess to be cleaned up! Glad you both found and captured each other!!

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  6. She was her ownself even then, wasn’t she! Completely irresistible.

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    • Oh yes. We should have paid more attention to that fact that day. She’s been proving it daily for the past almost 10 years. She is a very stubborn little girl…but we like her that way. Wouldn’t be our Katie-girl if she was obedient.

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