Happy “Gotcha Day” Dakota!!

Oh my!!!!! With my being sick since last Thursday, I NEARLY FORGOT that today is Dakota’s NINTH GOTCHA DAY! I was sitting here doing work, I looked to my side and saw my boy who “guards” me while I work. Because I don’t have time to come up with something new, I went through some old posts and found this one that I have edited with some different photos, some of the text originally appeared in 2013.




Dakota was the answer to my childhood dream

of having my own Sheltie

When I was 5, I met a Sheltie

that lived across the street who was named “Dandy”

that was it, I was hooked.

I used to only play with the kids that lived in that house

because of their Sheltie!!

At the time, I was obsessed with Lassie

and in my 5-year old mind

 the Sheltie that  I had fallen in love with,

was a mini “Lassie”

I later learned that Shelties

aren’t related to Collies at all

but are their own marvelous breed!





dakota quote challenge




This video was not made by me

but it features one of my favorite Phil Collins songs

and celebrates one of the most wonderful,

sensitive, silly, loving and crazy breeds


  1. Happy Gotcha Day Dakota,and here’s wishing for many more for you and your family,xx Speedy

  2. Awww, happy Gotcha Day, sweet Dakota. May you enjoy a day full of belly rubs, ear scratches, and treats. Lots of treats. ღ
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  3. Happy Gotcha Day, Dakota!

  4. ♪♪Happy Gotcha Day to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Gotcha Day to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Gotcha Day Dear Dakota,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Gotcha Day to you.♪♪
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  5. Shelia says:

    Our boy

  6. Linda says:

    Happy Gotcha Day! And I love this post! 🙂

  7. Happy Gotcha Day, Dakota!!! You guys were so lucky to find each other!!!

  8. Elliot and Cricket says:

    Happy Gotcha Day Dakota!
    You certainly fell on your paws when you met your mum.
    Hope she is feeling much better now.
    Hugs, Elliot and Cricket x

  9. Wishing you a very Happy Gotcha Day Dakota!
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  10. A fantastic post!!! Happy Gotcha Day handsome!

  11. Happy happy day, Dakota ~ you lucky dog, you! And lucky/happy day for your Mom, too! You are so handsome and so special, and glad you found one another!

  12. Happy Gotcha Day!
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  13. sara, oreo & chewy says:

    Happy Gotcha Day Dakota!

    I dreamt about getting a new puppy sheltie last night….it was gotcha day in my dreams 🙂

  14. Sand spring Chesapeakes says:

    Happy gotcha dy sweet thing

  15. Happy Gotcha Day cutie!
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  16. Sharon Gilbert says:

    Happy Gotcha Day Dakota!

  17. Happy Gotcha Day Dakota from all of us!!!

  18. Happy Gotcha Day pal. I sure am glad you were adopted by your humans, or we never would have met you.
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  19. Happy Gotcha Day Dakota.

  20. Happy Gotcha Day my sweet handsome boy!! Like your Mom, I always wanted a Sheltie and have had two. Would love to have another bless my home some day. Your Mommy & Daddy love you so much!! I am sure lots of spoiling is on the menu for today. Hugs & Kisses to you Dakota!!

    • Dakota says:

      Thank you so much!!!! Mom says you are soooo lucky to have had TWO Shelties!!! We are sure that one day you will have another! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  21. Happy Gotcha Day! We love you and wish you many, many more celebrations. ♥
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  22. Happy Gotcha Day, dearest Dakota!

    We hope you’ve a wonderful day with lots of toys and treats, hugs and kisses!

    Eva, Mika, Priscilla and Rosie

  23. Happy Gotcha Day, Dakota!!! <3 ((hugs))
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  24. Happy Gotcha Day, Dakota! We love you, pal, and hope you had a super special day.
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  25. Kismet says:

    9th Gotcha Day? Dakota doesn’t look a day over five.
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  26. Super Happy Gotcha Day to you Dakota! 😀 We love your advice! <3 I wanted to have a dog like you when I was a little girl and used to watch Lassie everyday too. 😀 Hope you so much fun and enjoy your special day with your loving family! <3
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  27. Happy Gotcha Day Dakota!!! You are the boy with 10k volt smile and you bring happiness to your furmily and to all your readers…

  28. Emma says:

    Happy Gotcha Day, my friend! You are a wonderful boy with a great home!
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  29. ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Caren,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪
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  30. Happy Gotch Day Dakota!!
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  31. Found you! 🙂
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  32. Happy Gotcha Day Dakota!!! Hope you had a wonderful day filled with treats and cuddles!

    P.S.: Thank you so much for your kind words about Pip! We miss him so much and it so wonderful to know that others remember him, too! XOXO
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  33. Happy Gotcha Day, Dakota. Hugs for you and your mom.

  34. Happy Belated Gotcha Day Dakota!

  35. Annie says:

    I just discovered your other blog, or I should say Dakota’s blog. Happy Gotcha Day, Dakota! I think it’s so sweet that Dakota is the dog of your dreams. I love how you only played with the neighbors just so you could play with Dandy.

    • Dakota says:

      Hi my furiend!! Thank you!!! Did you know that I am Cody’s brother?????????????? I am thinking that maybe you didn’t know! Yep, Mom used those kids just to play with Dandy!! BOL!!! Thanks for visiting me! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  36. Happy belated Gotcha Day!!
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  37. Mom is so forgetful too 🙂 Happy Happy Gotcha Day!!! For sure you had a pawsome celebration. Golden Woofs, SUGAR

  38. Jan K says:

    Oh, we’re so sorry we’re so late!! Happy Belated Gotcha Day, Dakota!! (oh, goodness, I almost typed Cody – that would have just made my lateness even worse – LOL).
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  39. OMD!! I missed this…and now I am way too late…but nonetheless:
    Happy Gotcha Day to YOU!!

    I am glad you were gotted, so that you could be loved and pampered all the days of your doggy life:)

    Petcretary knew a Sheltie in her younger years, too. He was a sweetie and he was oh so obedient…he didn’t beg and he always laid on the feet of his boss-man at meal times. I sort of do that, but i get some ‘chewys’ to keep me occupied, BOL! I know petcretary used to think Shelties were wee ‘Lassies’ like your Mom did…

    Our home pups back then were a cocker mix and a border collie mix. So why did my peeps get me a JRT?? Hmmm…no idea! BOL!

    Petcretary needs to stop her babbling…night-night!
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  40. Gottcha back at ya

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