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.

HAPPY, HAPPY GOTCHA DAY DAKOTA!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!!!

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TODAY IS DAKOTA’S 9TH GOTCHA DAY!!!

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!

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THE SHELTIE!!!!!

HAPPY HAPPY GOTCHA DAY

TO OUR PRECIOUS DAKOTA!!

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DADDY, CODY AND I LOVE YOU

“ALWAYS AND ALWAYS”

LOVE, “MOM”

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

Eight Years Ago Today!!

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Happy 5th “Gotcha Day” Precious Dakota!

You came to us from up above,

a precious “Sheltie-boy” for us to love.

All licks and love and with a waggling tail,

with an abundance of energy

that wouldn’t  be curtailed.

You are the answer to our every dream,

a Sheltie of our own to love and preen.

You bark,

you prance,

you bark,

you dance,

we wouldn’t trade you for a zillion dollars!

NOT A CHANCE!!

Happy 5th “Gotcha Day” Precious Boy!

Love, “Mom and Dad”

 

 

 

It’s My “Gotcha Day!!!”

On October 19th, 2007 Mom and Dad  brought me to my new fur-ever home!!!

I was a birthday present for my Mom, ( Mom really wanted a new dryer and she got ME!).  Mom says she wouldn’t trade me for ALLLLL of the dryers in the WORLD!

Ironically, one of my many obsessions is helping my Mom when she does laundry, guess I am trying to make up for the fact that I wasn’t a dryer!

I love you Mom, Dad and Cody!!!

Thanks for bringing me “HOME!”

TO DAKOTA:

Our precious Dakota, you came to us as a culmination of a life-long wish of Mommy’s that she would one day have a Sheltie of her own.  Daddy spent months and months scouring ads, websites, online rescues, etc. for just the right Sheltie. As luck would have it, through your “sister” fate brought you to us!

You are our little security guard, clown, thief, wonderful doggie brother to Cody, and our  lovable licker! You are  crazy, brilliant, stunningly handsome,  mischievous, loving, sensitive, alert, conniving and comical.

We wouldn’t trade you for the world!!

We love you with ALL OF OUR HEARTS!

Mom, Dad and Cody