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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!


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
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!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We want to say Happy First Gotcha Day too Riley!

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

God Bless Riley and her two-legged Mom!


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