Thursday, December 13, 2012

It's my Gotcha Day!!

Yup, four years ago TODAY, I was adopted by my momma and started a whole wonderful new life! How exciting is that?!

That's how I looked on that first night Momma and I met. See, by then I had been at my foster home for five months. I was all healed up and ready to find my furever home. A family was going to adopt me, but then they changed their minds at the last minute. I started hearing my foster parents talk about "maybe we should foster fail," but I told them I KNEW there was a home out there for me.

So when I heard my foster dad talk about a lady who was looking for a cat-friendly dog, my ears perked right up. I told him, "That's me! I'm everything-friendly!" They called her up and set up a meet & greet. I was soooooo nervous. I practiced smiling in the mirror, and I had my foster mom brush my furs out until I looked perfect. I put on a bright blue scarf and sat like a perfect gentleman at the doorstep. And then...

This lady opened the door, and I knew right away that she was MY MOMMA!! I was so excited, I gave her a great big kiss. She laughed and hugged me, and I knew she could feel it too. She brought me inside and introduced me to the kitties and asked a bunch of questions about me, but we both knew it was just a formality by then. Before long, she asked me if I'd like to stay with her furever. I kissed her ear and told her OF COURSE!

So four years ago TODAY, I came to my new home. Momma gave me my own ID tag that said "Casey" and told me that was my new name. I said, "Duh, of course it is. I don't know why my foster parents were calling me that other thing." And she laughed and hugged me some more. We do that a lot.

I loves my momma SO much, and we're a pawfect family. Happy Gotcha Day, Momma. You may have gotten me, but I got you too!

PeeS: Thank you to everyone who helped with LBR's big 12-12-12 fundraiser yesterday! They'll finish totaling everything up today, and I'll let you know how much we raised! Oh, and if you missed it, I'll accept entries to my 12-12-12 contest through 5pm Friday!


A Day in the Life of Pugs said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Casey! You sure are handsome!!!!!

Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

stellaroselong said...

What a wonderful Christmas story Casey!! You are one handsome fellow! My mom always whispers in my ear that I really rescued her...i think that is exactly how your momma feels also.
P.S. We mailed you our donation today.
stella rose

The Heartbeats said...

Yay Casey!!

The Heartbeats

Parsley said...

Happy gotcha day!

The Websters said...

Maybe we're just emotional today but that made us cry! So happy Casey! Happy Gotcha Day!


GOOSE said...

Happy Happy Gotta Day!!

rottrover said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Casey! You scored!!

-Bart and Ruby

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...



The Army of Four said...

Oh, what a great day! And what a great story!!! HAPPY GOTCHA DAY, buddy!!! Isn't it great when you realize you're HOME!?!?!?! Wooooooooo!
Are you and Cinderella *sigh* having a party? Woo! Party at Casey's!!!

mayziegal said...

Awww...happy, happy Gotcha Day, Casey! I luved your story and I think you did the best job EVER picking out your momma! I mean, they might not know it but that's how it works. WE pick THEM, don't we? I hope you get EXTRA lots of treats and skritches and kisses from your momma today. What a Most Special day this is...with your Gotcha Day and Brudder Ranger's birthday. Yep, a Most Special day, indeed!

Wiggles & Wags,

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Happy Gotcha Day!!!!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Happy Gotcha Day!!! What a beautiful story you have to share about how you came to your sweet and loving Momma! You were and still are one very smart pup.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

georgia little pea said...

Happy gotcha day, Casey! Your mama got lucky that day, didn't she? :D X

Murray's Mouth said...

Happy day!!!

Maggie Mae and Max said...

OoH Casey,

Happy Happy Gotcha Day to you! We is so very happy dat you picked your sweet momma four years ago today!
We LUVS you buddy!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max

PeeS Our mom LUVS you too!

Cotton said...

Happy Gotcha day to you, my wonderful friend!!

LP said...

Happy belated Gotcha Day Casey! We are so happy you and your Mama found one another! A perfect love match was made that day :)

the critters in the cottage xo