September eleventh is my Gotcha Day, and our late sister Emma’s Birthday. While the world mourns, we see the good that can come on such a tragic day. Today, it is seven years since I met my mom and was adopted by her. For me it is a wonderful day. I’m a very lucky dog to have found such a great home!
This was me in September 2013 as a twelve week old pup. My breeder brought me and some of my siblings up from Missouri to visit my mom. Can you believe Mom was not going to take a puppy! She tried to kid herself I think. I crawled into her heart in a hot second and she had no choice but to keep me. I don’t even look like myself anymore, LOL!
At the time, I left my family of fourteen puppies and my dog mom to join my new human mom, and my big sisters Katie the Kuvasz and Emma the GBGV. This was our first family photo.
A lot has changed in the years since my Gotcha Day. Katie passed away on my birthday in 2015, and we lost Emma suddenly on October 30th, 2018. Now I have my two GBGV sisters, Madison and Olivia. I look forward to many more happy years and adventures with my family.
On the sad side, today, we remember the day our late sister Debucher Baguette, Emma, was born. Emma was larger than life and touched so many people and dogs in her short twelve years here on earth. She founded our blog with Mom, started our social media accounts, got Mom into dog sports, and so much more. Mom misses her so very much, and especially on days like today, her birthday. We pups will be in charge of Kleenex detail today.
Emma will be celebrating with us in spirit today, and will be waving at us from heaven. She would have been fourteen today if she was still with us. Emma was a real queen, and from England. She loved to be a diva, and the center of everything. In honor of her birthday, my sisters and I will split the large birthday cookie this afternoon. The birthday crown is what she wore on her last birthday we celebrated when Emma turned twelve. Emma may be gone, but she will never ever be forgotten.