Oh Dog! It’s here! I am so excited! Happy Gotcha! Day to me! I am so happy that you have come to celebrate with me! If you’d like to read my story of how I rescued Jen, click on my pic!
Last week I asked you to prepare your Gotcha! stories to share with us. Some of you have sent pictures. I love to hear stories with happy endings! I hope you do too, because you’re going to read a bunch of them today!
My friend Loup sent me this cool photo:
Kevin sent this sweet message:
Dearest Rumpy, Happy Gotcha Day!!! ( on the 20th of Oct). Here I am! I got dressed up with ribbon to participate in your wonderful party!!! Woo woo!I thank you very much, Rumpy. If I hadn’t met you on Twitter, I was not sure to continue it.You always cheer us-anipals up and send us lots of important messages through your blog or twitter.I’m interested in knowing about the situations of animals all over the world and youguide us to show it. The better I know you, the more I like you, Rumpy.Your family is so lovely, each of you cares about each other. We should learn more from you.I hope that this Tuesday will be a great day for you, Rumpy! Woo woo!!! I’m now preparing for a poetry about my mom and me…hmmmmm.lots of love from Kevin xxx
Tweeter Kitty wrote an awesome poem! Click on her pic to check it out!
Rocky sent in a photo with the following: Here is a picture of Rocky’s first day at the ranch with his new mama Stella – unfortunately Stella passed away in May of 2011. He had an eye infection and really bad puppy acne – but just a sweetheart!!!
Bongo has written a poem also. He’s going to post it so you can find the link to his blog and check him out. He’s got cat problems like I do! Click on his pic so you can check out his blog!
Nuala sent pics of her brothers. To read their story, click on the photo!
Jackson Bearkitteh has written a poignant poem of his rescue as a feral that was near-death. Click on his pic to read it. Here’s pics of him and of his sister Violet.
Here’s the stories of three sweet dogs. Click on the pic to read Tilly Tot, Oreo Blizzard and Ling Ling’s stories!
Hello, my name is Stellita (Baby Girl to my mom). I adopted my mommy three years ago on 9/11. I lived in a shelter and was afraid of everyone because I was beat when I was 6 months old and ended up being passed from shelter to shelter. Then my mom showed up when I was 1 1/2 years old. I would follow her around, but would not let her touch me for about 3 months. I wanted to see if I could trust her, being a human and all. After that, she was the only one I trusted to go to. Some lady wanted to adopt me, but I did not want to go to her because I was afraid of everyone. So, mom stepped up and took me home (my forever home). I now live with my mom and two very small chihuahuas.
I had my Gotcha Day Celebration last month and could not be happier.. So, I justed wanted to wish you the best Gotcha Day Celebration day ever!
Here’s Dakota and mom! Click on the pic to read their story!
And last but not least, here’s the pic Gordon sent me. I guess you could say this is “the end.” You can read his interview by clicking on the pic.
OK now, the party has just begun! Start posting YOUR Gotcha! stories!
57 thoughts on “Happy Gotcha! Day to Me!”
MOL MOL MOL………….. I’M THE HANDSOMEST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh Dog Gordon! I never seen a balloon before! Jen blew it up for me and I thought I was sposed to eat it, but it bit me!
Does you have a front Gordon?
He does on his interview page, but I did say I’d post what was sent, and well…….
Seriously, all the piccies are gorgeous – and I love the one of Rumpy and Loup and Kevin and everyone is so lovely. xxxx
Happy “Gotcha Day” Rumpy Butt!
Thanks so much!!!! woo woo woo!
Happy Gotcha Day to my favourite Malamute Doggy blogger and poet. A big paw up for accepting Jen, De-De, June Buggie and the others into your life. You’re a pawesome pal and I hope there will be many, many more gotcha days.
Yay! Thanks so much!
OMD! You look soooo lovely today, Rumpy!!! I almost cried while I was reading today’s post! Everypawdy loves you!!! How wonderful animal world is!
Here I wrote a poetry about my mom and me.
It also mentions how we met, so I hope you like this.
I came here to save you and protect you
You can trust me who ever never leave you
Your smile is the best treat for me
I will stay with you until my very last day.
Happy Gotcha Day! Rumpy!!! Woo woo!!! 🙂
Oh Dog! That’s beautiful Kevin!
HAPPY GOTCHA DAY RUMPY!!!
Beautiful pictures! Sorry I couldn’t manage to send you mine on time 😦
I have two friends at home. Tommy, a 6 years old Yorkshire, who came to me with nine months. Her previous mama was and old lady who thought was buying a toy Yorkshire, but Tommy didn’t stop growing… so couldn’t handle him properly, so she call her vet and asked him to find Tommy a new home and bingo! His name was Tommy already, so we didn’t change it.
My second baby is Lucy, named after Lucy Pevensie from C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. Her mommy, a white Lab, got pregnant at her first heat (father unknown) and the owners decided to give away the puppies. They call the vet, he calls me and on a summer afternoon 3 years ago she became part of our family.
And that’s our story.
Have a nice day!
This is Lucy
And this is Tommy, is not a good picture, sorry Tommy 😉
gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your pics with us! And how do you do that?
Hi! Are you asking about the links I send you? My daughter Pilar has photography blog, and, of course there are some pics of the dogs, that’s where I got them. Here’s the link: http://pdevue.wordpress.com/
Have a nice post-gotcha-day day!
Rumps! Happy Gotcha Day! You’ve been the perfect representative of all my canine, feline, bovine, avian, etc. friends. 🙂
Thank you! woo woo woo!!!!!
Happy Gotcha! Day to You! 🙂
Thanks! I am so happy all my friends are celebrating with me!
HAPPY, HAPPY GOTCHA DAY!! What wonderful stories you shared with us!!!
My Mommy’s birthday is the same day as your “Gotcha Day!!” Mommy’s birthday is TODAY and my “Gotcha Day” was yesterday!
Barks and licks and love, Dakota
Happy birthday Caren!
Have an AWESOME Gotcha Day Rumpy! I hope you have a wonderful celebration (love the hat!) and an especially fabulous day. Lots of great pics and stories from all your friends here – it’s always fun to read how others found their humans! As for me – I celebrate every day that my Mom and Dad found me in a shelter almost 12 years ago and gave me such a happy life!
HUGS from Sammy, One Spoiled Cat
Happy Gotcha Day Rumpy!!! I’m sure you must be having loads of fun! 🙂
Happy Gotcha Day sweet Mr Rumpy!!!
You’s a big ole softy…. ❤
Happy Gotcha Day Rumpy and Jen! May there be many, many, many more.
Happy Gotcha Day Rumpy! How good that it is on Thankful Thursday. My Gotcha was two weeks ago. I wrote my story today in my blog so you can read about it there…Have a great super fantastic day *snoogles*
Happy Gotcha Day! Mine is in the springtime. I was a tiny puppy when I came to my forever home. Can you believe someone dumped me in a parking lot? My people say they are very glad they found me at the shelter and brought me home. I’m very entertaining.
Oh what a great idea. And what a lovely post to read. Love the great photos too! Happy Gotcha Day. The Ched gives it the paws up too. 😉
Loving the hat Rumpy – Congrats:) You Lucky Dawg!
Happy Gotcha Day Rumpy! Here’s my Gotcha Day poem. It’s kind of long, but I had to tell the whole story.
I like to run
I run for fun
But it really got me in trouble
They locked me away
For more than a day
It kind of burst my bubble
Dog jail’s no good
I don’t like the food
And other dogs barking all night
I’m stuck here for sure
My brain is a blur
To live like this is such a fright
But they came, yes they came
And they tossed me a ball
Then they left just as fast
One more ball – Is that all?
The next day I saw them
My leash they did get
They took me and told me
I’d be their new pet
At first I was scared
When I saw my new home
The cat didn’t like me
And the yard I did roam
But now I’m adjusted
I’m happy to say
Especially when someone
Is willing to play
Oh Dog! I love it Bongo!!! woo woo woo!
Hi Rumpy! Happy, happy day to you! I wish you tons of extra treats and toys today! And what great gotcha stories! Yours was particularly entertaining…hehee!
Happy gotcha day Rumpy!! Pawty like a rock star,
Happy Birthday Rumpy. You have so many wonderful friends and I am happy that many have chosen to say so many great things about you on this very special day. You deserve it all. You are a magnificent ambassador for dogs (and cats). Happy Birthday. Love from Bassa xx
Happy Day Rumpy!!! my gotcha info is on my site, sadly so is my sister Hhollys…heehheee
have a great day, love the hat!!
I think you like Hholly as much as I like June Buggie! woo woo woo!
Happy Gotcha day sweet Rumpy!!! Have a terrific, fun day. Enjoy all the attention and special things you get. Hugs and nose kisses from Chancy, Snookum, Patches, Pooh, Angel, Baby Boy and Mumsy
Happy Gotcha Day!!! time to pawty!!
woo woo woo! shake it baby!
Happy Gotcha day Rumpy ! Kitty-kiss from (I hope you don’t mind) on this special day.
Here is my story. I was a shelter kitty when I adopted my human. I adopted her and not the other way around. She had come to the shelter hoping to adopt a grey tabby baby girl kitty. The lady at the shelter said they did not have any kittens at that moment so she brought my human to the room where they kep older kitties. When I saw this human coming in I thought this was my chance. I walked over to her and started giving her head bonks and talking her into taking me to her house. My human to be had her mind set on adopting a baby cat so she went home. She thought about me all night long, she kept thinling about my eyes and my constant talking. She went back to the shelter the following morning and said to the shelter lady she could not get me out of her mind. She did the paperwork and I went home with her. So I really did adopt her. Instead of adopting a grey tabby girl kitten, she was adopted by a one year old male orange tabby 🙂
I wish all shelter kitties were as lucky as I am.
I do too Chabs, but some humans just aren’t ready to be saved I guess.
Great pictures! How long did that hat stay on, Rumpy? 😉
Happy Gotcha Day! What a wonderful thing, sharing your special day with furiends!!! We love woo!!!
Happy Gotcha Day, Rumpy!
I hope you had the bestest Gotcha Day ever!
Happy Gotcha day again Rumpy! You are surrounded with love :-)!
Make the best of it!
Happy Gotcha Day! What a nice idea to have a roundup of adoption stories. We love them all. Target’s Gotcha Day is tomorrow: he is the sole survivor of a stray family who died of cat flue. He was picked up by a rescuer and then we were allowed to take him into our family. Au was beaten, wrapped in plastic bags and dumped on a motorway. He was picked up by our friend, and passed to us. Guido was a stray on the street. He was rescued and we got to adopt him. Come visit us anytime.
Very gorgeous 🙂 I love the three cats picture. Rumpy Dog’s got the BEST life!
Happy Gotcha Day, Rump! Great hat!
Happy Gotha Day! Great pictures!
Some bug ate my “c” from gotcha 🙂
Hello there Rumpy Dog!!! Awwwww HAPPY GOTCHA DAY! Me and Charlie are so sorry we are a couple of days late but we hope you had a great day of fun and celebrations! We are glad you rescued your human – that was indeed a wise and wonderful move on your part!! Yay!:-) Enjoy and take care
Hello, Rumpy, I wasn’t online, and now I am late, but I think to some of us it is a 2nd Birthday, so “Happy Gotcha Day!” to you! B0ng0
They are all so adorable!
Ba ha ha ha – Gordon!!!