Gotcha

Gotcha is a word that resonates in the dog rescue world. It denotes adopting a dog.¬†Often the date that a dog is adopted is ‘gotcha day’.

I brought Stella home about 13 years ago. I say about because I can’t remember whether it was today or tomorrow. The specific date does not matter to me. Other things related to bringing her home matter far, far more.

One thing is that her previous owners readily gave her up, entrusting her to my care. Another is that despite (perhaps because of) the seriously challenging trials we went through I refused to give up on her. Or give up on myself. Which leads me to a third thing.

Stella was the right dog at the right time. She was and still is a spirit dog.

Gotcha Stella. Then, today, forever.

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Gotcha

Gotcha is a word that resonates in the dog rescue world. It denotes adopting a dog, often the date that a dog is adopted as in ‘gotcha day’.

I brought Stella home about 13 years ago. I say about because I can’t remember whether it was today or tomorrow. The specific date does not matter to me. Other things related to bringing her home matter far, far more.

One thing is that her previous owners readily gave her up, entrusting her to my care. Another is that despite (perhaps because of) the seriously challenging trials we went through I refused to give up on her. Or give up on myself. Which leads me to a third thing.

Stella was the right dog at the right time. She was and still is a spirit dog.

Gotcha Stella. Then, today, forever.

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Best wishes

I wish each and every one of you, who make the time out of your life to visit my blog, a very – what fits you – merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, good Kwanzaa, good Festivus, pleasant (belated) solstice. Thank you very, very much for your patronage. I wish you a prosperous new year.

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A good day

Some folks may describe this image as depicting a gloomy day. To me it was good to be able to take this photo, know the¬†palpable difference between today’s temperature, -1, and last Wednesday’s temperature of -10 with a stiff wind blowing, to have made it another year. It was and is a good day.

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