Saturday, March 6, 2010

Gotcha Day!

Today is my Gotcha Day!  I can't believe it has been one year already.  Like I said yesterday Mike booked it on us went on a business trip.  I am going to hold Beth to her promise that we get to party again on Sunday!  So that should be FUN, FUN, FUN!  Remember when I was organzing my office? Well, I came across a blog I did the night before I came to Minnesota.  Here is what I wrote -- please keep in mind that I was only 8 weeks old!
Written March 5, 2009....
It's Thursday evening. All of my bags are packed and waiting by the door. I am ready to leave. It's been quite a day. My family gave us boys a going away party. It was so much fun. We had party hats and lots of treats. There was music and we tried to dance as best as we could. Mom and Dad were so funny. We got lots of hugs and kisses from them. David and Mary joined in the fun. We had soooo much fun! 
But now it's dark and quiet. Everyone is sleeping, except me. I did some research on the internet today. I found out a lot of stuff. And now I just can't stop thinking. I don't think I want to go to Minnesota. I don't want to leave my mom, dad, brothers and sisters. Not even David and Mary. What will it be like? I don't know Mike and Beth. What if they aren't nice people? What if they are mean to me? What if I'm not what they thought I'd be? What if I get too big and they will think that isn't a good idea? Will anyone comb my hair or give me a bath? I have heard that some people get puppies and all is well until they grow up then people get tired of them and tie them up outside. No one comes and plays with them or hugs them or even talks to them. They just give them some food and water and run back in the house. If it's cold out the water will freeze and then I would have no water. And if in the hot weather I accidently tip my water bowl over, I would have none. If they get busy sometimes you won't get anything for a couple of days. Some people make a little house outside called a dog house. If you aren't tied up then you are in this cage. When it's cold no one is there to hold you. You just shiver and try to get by. The nights would be scary with cold blowing snow. OR in the summer when there is bad weather, I wouldn't know what to do. This can go on for years. When you get sick or they don't want you any more they give you to someone else or put you down, and we all know what that means. I don't want a life like that. I am a good boy. I know God wouldn't want me to live like that. I don't want to be left alone. I don't want anyone to ignore me. I don't want to be lonely. I also heard that some people will hit you if you don't do as they say or if you have an accident (potty). Or they put a collar on you that shocks you if you don't do as they say. All this just sounds like torture. It doesn't sound nice at all. Don't people understand that we want to do a good job and that they need to show us what they want us to do. Just like a little child -- it takes some time and sometimes we forget and make a mistake. We wouldn't mean to. Some people will do bad things to you and then say "it's just a dog". What is THAT suppose to mean? Do they think we are a piece of furniture? Don't they think we have feelings? Don't they know everyone deserves to be loved? Why do people even want us if they don't plan to take really good care of us? We need to learn just like children do and if no one takes the time to do that, what are we suppose to do? Mary said she checks everyone out, but what if things change? No one will know. I know there are places that protect animals but if no one reports it, what are we to do? We can't get away to tell on them. And if we do get away the police will capture us and put us in cages and if no one comes for us or wants us, they -- well you know. I don't want that to happen to me. I don't want any of that! I just want to stay here. It's nice here and everyone loves me. It has been such a happy life so far. I know I am young but what if I never see my parents, brothers, sisters or Mary and David ever again. What if where I go isn't nice and no one ever finds out to come and save me.
My brothers must not be thinking about this. They leave on Saturday. Right now they are snoring away.
I guess I will just say a prayer and know that God will take care of everything. Mommy always tells me that if I put my trust in God that everything will work out. AND my mommy is a very smart lady, so I will just think about good things and try to get some sleep. I just hope those bad thoughts stay away.
5 o'clock is going to come early so am going to close for now. Please say a prayer for me that everything will work out good in my life and for my brothers and sisters too! Thank you.
Love, Remington
Wow -- I guess I was worried for nothing!I love it here with Mike and Beth!  I still miss everyone back home but I know I will see them again.

Well here's an eye opener -- this is me on March 6, 2009

And here I am today -- March 6, 2010

I didn't realize that I had changed at all!
Later -- Remington -- partying like it was 2010, wait it is 2010, oh well, party on, Dude! -- out!


Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan said...

Dear Remington,

Having just said goodbye to three of my kits yesterday, I was really touched to read the message you had written before you left your brothers and sisters. I am so glad you have settled in so well with your wonderful family and wish you the very happiest Gotcha Day!


Madi and Mom said...

Rem and Beth,
Great post!!!!
CONGRATS on the first anniversary of the first day of the rest of your life!!! Are you confused yet? HA!!! You started out as one handsome puppy, now you have grown considerably over the year and are twice as handsome.
Great big hug to our friend.
Madi and Mom

SibeFamily said...

Remington, we are so sad you had to worry like that! It was hard to read without getting teary. The huskies here said they felt mixed up too when it was time to leave their fur families. You sweet, sensitive boy. We are happy you have such a great family that you deserve and that loves you! Happy Gotcha Day!

Sagira said...

Happy Gotcha day. Your such a cutie pie! I have a mad crush on you! haha....did I just admit that? oh my...

Gus said...

happy Gotcha Day..we loved your first post...have a good weekend.


Priscilla said...

Happy Gotcha Day! You're so cute!

Gloria said...

Happy Gotcha Day Sweetie!!! You sure got a super forever home. And.......the just killing me!

Frankie Furter said...

Hope you have a GRRRReat Gotcha Day!!! Loved this post. You surely did grow and grow and grow.... want to share you secret??

Sweet Praline said...

Congratulations on your gotcha day! You were probably bigger than me when you were a puppy!

So glad you have some great beans for parents.

Jacqueline said...

Oh, Remington, you were an adorable baby and now such a handsome boy!!...Congratulations on your Gotcha Day; we're so glad you are happy and have a loving home with good parents...and friends that love you like us!!!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Martha and Bailey said...

Remington Happy Gotcha Day! You were the most adorable puppy and you are the most handsome dog!
We loved your story and we are so happy you got a great home first time round!
Hopefully you wont grow up with any 'issues' - we are so happy for you.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

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

Happy Gotcha Day!

Even way bakhk when woo were a young pup, woo were still furry wise !

It does look like these two are keepers!

I say book 'em fur another year!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Anonymous said...

Happy Gotcha Remington! You were blessed with a super home. So glad you share your adventures with us. And although you have changed, you are growing up GOOD! You are not grown up yet, so go crawl in Mom's lap for a cuddle.

GonetoTheSnowDogs said...

Happy Gotcha Day!! You have grown so much, and we are sure you aren't done yet! Your family seems to love you very very much!! Good thing none of your worries came true!

Woo Woooo
Shiloh, Shelby, and their Mom!

Piappies World said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Remington!

A very touching post. It is quite scary not knowing what lies ahead but we are very happy that you're forever home turns out perfectly. You are so loved and it's not a surprise since you are such a gentle and loving pup. We love you pup photo last year and it's amazing how you have grown so much.

Looking forward to more of your posts.

-Fudgie, Princess & the Piappies

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day Remington!! That was a great post you wrote last year - it made mom teary because you were scared about going, but she is so happy that you found a wonderful forever home!!

We hope that you have a wonderful, fun day!!

Jazzi said...

My how you have grown so big!! You were cute as a pup and now such a handsome dude!! I am sorry that you had to worry bout that stuff but I am more glad that you love it where you are at. Mike and Beth seem really good to you and they all love you very much. You have fun with 2 party's ok??

Happy Gottcha Day

Anonymous said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Remington! Gosh, you were Most Adorable as a pup but I think you're even more stunning as a grown-up! I'm sorry you were so worried but gosh, you landed in an awful good home, didn't you? I hopes you have a Most Wonderful Gotcha Day and celebrate even more when Mike comes home!

Wiggles & Wags,


Hi My Sweet Remington,

Oh, I just luuuved your "Gotcha" story. And all that worrying about nothing!

Mike and Beth have to be wonderful people to want such a big doggy cause think of all the sacrifices they have had to make just for you!

They probably had to add an extra room on just so they could watch football and they probably had to raise the roof just so you could stand up!

And not to mention, they probably had to go on food stamps just to buy you food! Poor Mike and Beth! Talk about true love!

And if it wasn't for them, we never would have met, and I would be a poor little pathetic lonely Malt never finding my knight In Shining Armor. Instead, some old Saint Bernard Floozy would have snatched you up first!

Not that I have anything against Saint Burnard's mind you, so you doggies out there, please don't send me any hate mail! I just think me and Rem make a much better match, don't you?

Happy Gocha Day Remington, and thanks Mike and Beth. I luv you!

Your Little Princess,

Leo and mom said...

Happy First Anniversary Remy.
Tomorrow is my first anniversary and I'm so excited. I hope you have two full days of wonderful fun and lots of presents.
Love your BroLeo.

LizzyBean said...

Happy Gotcha Day -- you are one handsome fella!

Elizabeth said...

Look at how small and fluffy you were..very cute!

Elizabeth & Luna

Teddy Bear said...

What a great story, Remington! Happy Gotcha Day to you! We just loved your puppy picture.:)

Teddy Bear

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy gotcha day, Remington! What a great post!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

kissa-bull said...

we are sure all your brofurs and shisters are loved just like you cause who can wesits those adorable kissabull faces??
pibble sugars and wee wags
the houston pittie pack

Twinkietinydog said...

You didn't realize you had changed at all, BOL What a cute post. What was going through your mind! Isn't it great how all your worries were dismissed? You were a wise two month old pup
Happy Gotcha DayS

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

Happy Gotcha Day Remmington!
You are such an adorable puppy, our mum laughed, you are just a baby and still 6 times bigger than us.
What a handsome chap you've become.
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

Ruby and Penny said...

Happy Gotcha Day Remington
Love Ruby & Penny

Nadine said...

Happy (late) Gotcha Day Remington! Mom got a little teary eyed reading your post, but look how it ended, you are with some pawrrific parents who take such good care of you and love you with all their hearts!!

You were such a cutie pie when you were little and have grown up handsome as ever!

Waggles & Chi kisses, Chewy & Lilibell

Dory and the Mama said...

Happy belated Gotcha Day Remington!!


Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Happiest of Gotcha Days! I am glad that you can reread that letter now and realize that all your worry was for nothing...that your humans love you VERY much and would do ANYTHING to make sure you are safe, and comfortable and healthy. Your is a beautiful family!