Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Today We're Celebrating My Fifth Anniversary Gotcha Day!!!!!

Well, Jake and I have been wondering what it would take to get our Mom back to OUR BLOG instead of all the SELFISH THINGS she's been doing in lieu of being our dependable secretary. If you look at the date on our last blog -- you'll see it's been more than a month since she devoted her time to our musings. But fortunately, today is my very special anniversary -- something even she couldn't miss.

It's not just my GOTCHA DAY-- it's the FIFTH ANNIVERSARY of my Gotcha Day -- five years since the family drove to Orlando to meet me on neutral ground and see if Jakey and I would get along. When we did, suddenly I found myself in a comfy crate in the back seat of the car -- and homeward bound.

Mom tells me I've changed so much in five years. I was still a puppy -- about 8 or 9 months we think -- when I came to live here. And I was scared of everything. Umbrellas, little girls on bicycles, noises of any kind -- not to mention firecrackers. And my first official action the morning after they brought me home was to run downstairs and pee on the couch!

Ah, but it's amazing what lots of love and kind words and treats  -- and frequent walkies -- will do. I'm still not crazy about loud noises -- and just recently I bolted away from Dogdad when a firecracker went off unexpectedly near us on the golf course (happily I had the good sense to run as fast as I could to our front door, my flexi-leash bump, bump, bumping behind me). But I've got that inside/outside thing figured out -- and the couch -- and carpet -- etc. remain dry!

Jakey and I have a decent relationship, even though we're very very different. I'm boisterous and energetic and loving and the very model of a model wire fox terrier. He's kind of a fuddy-duddy -- so we don't play as much as I'd like to -- but he's such a wimp when it comes to toys that I can always swipe whatever he's decided to chew on as soon as he turns his head.

Last year, Mom wrote lots of nice things about me -- and posted some of my sillier pictures. So if you want to read what she said then, check out our blog from September 9, 2010. The photo below is the classic that always has to appear when we celebrate my Gotcha Day. It was taken by our Aunt Brenda, the kind lady whose house was our meeting place. She just a few days ago brought a new WFT home and  has an almost similar picture on her FB page when her Alle met her new brother Cooper!!
Wirey love to all -- and special wirey kisses to Aunt Jane and sniffs to our pal Petey who lost their pawsome cat Mica a few days ago.

Just Harry

12 comments:

Angus said...

Well that 5 year anniversary really is something to blog about.

Asta said...

Just Hawwy
I tell you evewy yeaw, but it suwe is wowf wepeating!!! thank dog that you adoptewed youw family..you and Jakey make a pawfect paiw of Bawkalotz and I know you make youw Pawents heawt fill wif joy .
I love that pictoowe
hope you have a gwand celebwation of the fifth aminevewsawawy of youw gotcha day!
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Congratulations on your 5th Gotcha Day!!! My sister and I are pretty different, too, and we have no excuses - we had the same biological mother and father! But since she's the puppy, I let her steal all the good toys! Here's to hoping you can get your secretary back in line! :-)

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Just Harry. We hope #5 is a pawesome year for you and Jake too. Enjoy your day and we hope you get cake.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Happy 5th Gotcha Day Just Harry. We are so happy you have such a fantastic home with your brother. We love having as our pals, make sure your secretary doesn't slack again! hee hee.

Molly, Taffy and MOnty

Gus said...

Happy Gotcha to all of you. We hope you have many more and that each one is better than the last.

Oh. And we are sure glad you got that inside/outside thing mostly figured out.

gussie n teka

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy Gotcha Day!

When we are furever, we know it!

As fur the bolting fur home, I'd be in Florieduh by now!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Mom says GO CARDS GO please!

Kari in WeHo said...

Happy 5th Gotcha day!


-Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

Lorenza said...

Just Harry!
Happy Gotcha Day!
I know these 5 years have been full of love!
I am sure you had a pawesome day celebrating this special day!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Ruby Bleu said...

Happy Gotcha Day JH!!!! I'm so happy things worked out for you and you gots to adopt your family!!!! Blogging just wouldn't be the same without you!!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

MAXMOM said...

Hey there...
I'm a bit late, but...
HAPPY GOTCHA DAY for yesterday!
With love
MAXMOM IN SA

Sunshade said...

Happy Gotcha Day JH! You do have the BESTEST family. I know, because I met your dogmom and dogdad, they were the very best.

You sound like STINKY, who is the textbook model of an Airedale, whereas I, am a Queen.

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade (please give love nibbles to dogdad and dogmom for me too!)