Today is my 7th Gotcha Day! Can you believe it? I feel like I’ve lived here forever, but then again seven years seems like a really long time. I’m holding my puppy collar in my mouth. It’s my first pink thing I owned.
I’m from the Technology Litter. My siblings have names like Chrome, Bing, Java, Cache, etc. Mom wanted to name me Madison, so she had to find something in technology that was named Madison. Her research found this: In 2003 Intel released a new Itanium 2 family member, codenamed Madison, initially with up to 1.5 GHz frequency and 6 MB of L3 cache. The Madison 9M chip released in November 2004 had 9 MB of L3 cache and frequency up to 1.6 GHz, reaching 1.67 GHz in July 2005. This sealed my fancy name to be Ethos Intel Inside and my call name to be Madison.
Mom drove the whole way to Missouri with Bailie to pick me up when I turned nine weeks old. I was a bit hesitant to meet this strange lady. My birth family was fine with me and I was the first puppy who would “leave home” but she seemed nice enough.
Can you believe how tiny I was? This photo is me at eight weeks old.
It was late when I reached my new home, so Mom took photos of me the next day. Emma greeted me and seemed nice, but Bailie was not interested in meeting me at all. I think I was a super cute little pup!
After a couple days, Bailie did warm up to me and we started to have a lot of fun together. This photo was taken when we were kind of bored and didn’t know what to do.
Out in the yard, Bailie gave me her play bow and that got things started. At first I hesitated but then I decided to play.
Mom put up the tunnel in the living room. I think Bailie and I had more fun outside the tunnel than we did running through it. Bailie and I really bonded the first week or two after I got home. She let me do almost anything and we had so much fun together.
She was not even safe when she was trying to take a nap in her very own bed! Since I was such a crazy little one, it is hard to believe I grew up to be Miss Manners, and the fun police!
All the craziness makes a girl tired. Now that I got my sister out of her bed, I can have it all to myself. On my 7th Gotcha Day we sure enjoy looking back through photos of my first days in this family. I’m a very lucky, and happy girl to have such a loving and fun home with so many siblings to hang out with.
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