Thursday, December 24, 2009

Gotcha Day

Happy Christmas Eve to everyone! Today is also my gotcha day. That's right, 4 years ago today mom, dad and cousin Tracy (our puppy sitter when the humans are gone) were driving on their way back from seeing dad's family, when mom spotted what she "thought" was a Siberian Husky in a cornfield. Of course, mom whipped the car around, then got out to call to the dog she saw. When I saw her, I went running happily to her! I was sooo happy to have someone notice me! I immediately dropped, and rolled onto my back to give her my tummy to rub. She seemed quite surprised by how big I was cuz I remember her saying "Ohhh, you're not a Husky, you're a MALAMUTE!" I think it was my big feet that gave me away.

Here are a couple pictures of me from only 3 days after I got here. Notice how skinny I was. The vet told mom that I had a tapeworm, so if she hadn't rescued me, I would have died.

Needless to say, I'm not starving anymore.

I am so happy to have my family. Both human, and canine. There are many pups out there who are not so lucky. Please, remember to think of them this holiday season, and hope they can get as lucky as I have and find their loving furever homes too.

It has been a hard year on so many of my doggie friends families. Many have gone to the Rainbow Bridge, including my own baby, Khady's, grandma Penny. She passed away in the arms of her family just yesterday. We are all heartbroken for Penny's family. She was taken much too quickly, and at such a young age, too. Godspeed pretty Penny. May you shine as brightly at the Bridge as you did in the show ring.

So, to every human out there who is reading this with your pups, kitties, hamsterriers, etc., hug your fur babies tight, and light a candle for all those who are no longer with us this Christmas.

We are keeping all our paws crossed for a much better new year.



Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're glad you were rescued!

And we're sorry you lost your grandma Penny. This will be a sad Christmas for all of you, but we wish you peace, joy and comfort.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy Gotcha Day My BIG pal!

PeeEssWoo: Please tell KhL we are sorry fur her loss...

Kelsey and Smokey said...

Merry Christmas to you! Mom is lighting a candle too (even though fire freaks her out after our house fire).

The OP Pack said...

That was one very lucky day for your family, Holly. Happy Gotcha to you and wishes to you and the family for a Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Merry Christmas to a darling pooch who has brought us smiles and happiness throughout this past year. Your gentle ways and upbeat attitude have been a source joy!

PeeEss: Christmas Eve is the BEST time to get your furever family - because there is a magical star in the sky on that night and it must have sent your to your new home and pawrents.

The Thundering Herd said...

What a great gotcha story (we did not know that story - cool). And you know we love gotcha days.

Mochi and Mommy said...

We are so sorry to hear about Khady's grandma.

Happy Gotcha Day! I'm so glad you found such a wonderful home! :)

Merry Christmas!!!


Mango said...

We keep all our friends close even when they are over the bridge. Thank you for sharing your story. I am glad you are all floofy and healthy now.


The Husky in the Window said...

Happy Gotcha Day woo beawootiful girl! Hope woo got lots of kisses, hugs and treats.

And Merry Christmas to woo's family too!
Husky Hugs, MayaMarie

The Army of Four said...

Merry Christmas, beautiful Holly! And a very HAPPY Gotcha Day!!!!

Ozzie the OZmonster & Zowie said...

We are so happy your hoomans decided to jump out and rescue such a beautiful specimen of fluffy power! And yes, you do look quite well fed. We are thinking of Sabo today as well. We miss him much. Thank you for such a wonderful post.

Happy Hollydayz!

Oz, zozo, and their hoomans

Turbo the Sibe said...

Merry Christmas to all of woo!

Lorenza said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Holly!
Sure you were skinny!
Glad your mom found you!
I am so sorry to hear about Penny.
Merry Christmas to you all!
Kisses and hugs

Painter Pack said...

Merry Christmas! Yes, we are all hoping for a much better 2010! So sorry to hear about Penny.

Mya Boo Boo

Anonymous said...

WOO HBB, we are furry sorry to hear about Penny. We have a candle lit.

WOO are a furry lucky girl indeed. Your Mom is so lucky she found woo. :)

Merry Christmas
WOOOO woo rar rar rar,
Kayla and Maebe

Joe Stains said...

Happy Gotcha Day and we hope you had a pawesome Christmas!