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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A First Gotcha Day

This past Monday, August 19th, was this little girl's first Gotcha Day! It's hard to believe that one year ago, on a Sunday morning, I went to Animal Care Center near downtown Chicago to meet and adopt this little girl.  She had been brought up by One Tail at a Time from southern Illinois where she apparently had been dropped off with her brother and sister.  The rescue named them Laney (now Riley), Lucy and Lenny.


Riley weighed all of 5 pounds when I brought her home, stopping at first at PetSmart to get food and a bed.  She's now a 13 pound beastie!  Both of her siblings were adopted, too!  Her brother was adopted just before I walked in to meet her, and her sister was adopted within the next couple of weeks.  

In this year we've both learned a lot, and grown a lot and traveled a lot - Riley has made two trips to Fort Wayne, IN, one trip to Florida and one trip to northern Georgia all to meet family; and she's been boarded at PetSmart twice so I could go to Rochester, NY and Madison, WI. She's still as sweet as she was when I first met her and she climbed on me like a mountain goat, though the terrier comes out when she plays. 

Happy first Gotcha Day, baby girl! You've changed my life in so many wonderful ways!

8 comments:

Two Pitties in the City said...

Congrats! Isn't it hard to even remember what life was like without her?

Two French Bulldogs said...

Happy Gotcha Day sweetie
Snorts,
Benny & Lily

Amber DaWeenie said...

Hap-Pee Gotcha Day! You are one very lucky pup!

:)

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Happy First Gotcha Day, Riley - you got yourself one lovely forever home.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Payton's mom said...

Happy Gotcha Day Riley! I think it's so awesome how happy you have made your mom and vice versa!
Love,
Christy

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We want to say Happy First Gotcha Day too Riley!
love
tweedles

Angel Payton, Donald, and Daisy's Gampy said...

God Bless Riley and her two-legged Mom!

Love,
Gampy

Shelia and Mister Bean said...

Happy, happy, happy Gotcha Day!!! It is a WONDERFUL day when two friends meet each other for the first time. I hope you celebrate many Gotcha Day anniversaries together!!
Shelia, Mister Bean and LuLu