Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Gotcha Daze

May 15th is Abby's 4th Gotcha Day.  Hard to believe.  The above photo was one that I came across this morning. THAT is the look of a dog that spent 5 months skinny, sick, and scared sleeping on a cold floor at a high kill shelter (that was actually shut down it was so bad) and then gets a nice surprise.

Her first encounter with her very own poofy and soft Orvis bed at my little townhouse in Indy.

 She stayed with me for a couple of weeks at my crash pad when I first got her to get her used to a new "Mom" after foster.  Then I took her up to Chicago to see her permanent home (my husband drove down the second weekend to meet her).

You can't see her tail in the photo it's so hypersonic!

May we have many more to celebrate sweet Abby.


  1. Hari OM
    Happy daze...!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. That poofy bed would have sold us on our new forever home for sure:)

    Happy Gotcha Day, Abby - you picked a wonderful home.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  3. Life may have been hard for her but she clear hit the jackpot in her life now.

    1. I worried it was too soon after losing Barkley, and that we couldn't replace one dog with another. Personality wise she couldn't be more different than Barkley but she is so gentle and happy and I learned you can learn to love one dog as much as another beloved dog. For that, I am grateful.

  4. OMD, that is so sweet!!! I would loves a poofy bed likes that Abby! You are one lucky puppers! Early Happy Gotcha Day!
    Ruby ♥

  5. oh I wish you will celebrate 87 more gotcha days together... or even more...

  6. OMD, what a grreat day! Happy Gotcha Day, Abby! You deserve all the good things you have now!

  7. Happy belated Gotcha Day! We can see how happy you were!!! -- and know you still ARE!
    Cam and Mags

  8. Gotcha days are the best.
    Astro couldn't wait to leave the shelter.
    Abby has a great Mom and Dad.
    Here's a big wet kiss (*)
    Oh and cheese too.
    xo Asteo

  9. Abby Lab must have lasted 5 months at that awful shelter so that you two could be together.

  10. Love happy endings like this one. The tail says it all.


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