Today I’m thankful for one decade of Gotcha Days! It’s hard to believe it is already ten years ago that I came to live with my mom. Actually, my Gotcha Day is September 11th, but Emma was always irritated having to share her day with me. Out of respect, I thought I would post about it today instead. Here is the tale of how Ethos Irish Cream, aka Bailie, landed her family!
I come from a litter of fourteen puppies, all of us survived which is a miracle in itself. My breeder brought me and two of my sisters up to meet my future mom. She said she could adopt one of us if it seemed like a good fit. Of course, I am the goofball on my back. Talk about not knowing how to make a good impression!
Emma came out in the yard to check us all out. This photo is my first time meeting her. She seemed fairly nice, but I was not sure and she wasn’t sure about me either.
I also met my new sister Katie. She too was quite curious about me and neither of us was sure what we should do.
Most important was making a good impression with my prospective new mom. I actually became a big cuddle bug with her. Over and over again, I would settle into her lap. My sisters would come and jump all over me and Mom so I would leave. Mom is smart and she figured out the game. The other two were pushy and I was simply snugly. Thankfully, she loves to snuggle and it won me a new home!
Now I have a new home, my breeder and sisters left and I have to admit it was frightening. How would this new family work out for me? Being only twelve weeks old and never away from my dog family is a big step for a little one.
Mom had me pose with my new sisters for a photo. This should have been a clue that photos would become a huge part of my life. I have never really minded modeling, luckily.
The entire day really tuckered me out and I crashed once we got in the house. I’ve had a decade of Gotcha Days and have no regrets at all. I love my mom and my family. Being adopted by her is the best thing that could have happened to me.
I’m looking forward to many more years with my current, crazy family.
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