Sunday, December 30

Happy Gotcha Day...

I have spent most of Sunday on the sofa with a pounding headache, coughing like a smoker (and I don't smoke) and just moaning. I seem to have been caught by the mean old bug that's hovering around and making people feel awful.   I managed to drag myself to the computer so that I make my final post of 2012.

It's a special day in our household. Six years ago my hubby and I ventured to South Dakota in an ice storm to pick up our Schatzie from the rescue.  She was approximately 11 weeks old, a breeder surrender and scared to death of everything. My hubby had to climb into the crate to get her to come out. It took her three days just to make eye contact with us. Fortunately she had a good big sister that taught her the ropes and brought her out of her shell.  Today she is the front line in our  Homeland Security System, the dog that is always in the lead, very gentle with all her toys, makes sure her sister behaves (full time job:) our big goof ball and just a real sweetheart.

Val :)

Happy Gotcha Day Schatzie

 photos from 2012


  1. Happy gotcha day Schatzie! You sure are a beautiful girl with a great family.


  2. Happy Gotcha Day Sweet Schatzie!!
    I hope your mom gets better soon. She is not alone, my MOM has been in a sick state for 12 days now.

  3. Happy gotcha day Schatzie. I am glad that you have such a great family!! ENJOY your day!!

    Jazzi and Addi

  4. Happy Gotcha Day! You are a very lucky girl. No doubt your humans are wondering where the past six years have gone. :)

    We're sending get well soon wishes to The Mom.

  5. What a beautiful post!!! Happy, Happy Gotcha Day Schatzie!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug (best wishes for a quick recovery to your mom from ours!!)

  6. Happy Gotcha Day Schatzie! Its amazing what some love and happiness can do for a wonderful dog isn't it? :)

  7. Happy Gotcha Day, Schatzie! You seem like such a good girl, and I look forward to getting to know you better in 2013.

  8. i wonder why the breeder turned her in and if the breeder ever sees how beautiful she is. that chair shot is priceless. so happy for you and for her that you drove over to get her... she sure is photogenic...Happy Gotcha Day schatzie and also happy keep you forever day.

  9. Happy Gotcha Day! All the best for 2013!

  10. Happy Gotcha Day Schatzie!! I hope you feel better Val. :-)

  11. Happy Gotcha Day Schatzie! You are one beautiful girl!

    Hope you feel better, we know how awful that bug we can be and I wish you a speedy recovery!

  12. Happy Gotcha Day Schatzie!
    Benny & Lily

  13. Dear Val, Firstly, I hope you get over the bug very quickly! Happy Gotcha Day Schatzie; her timid start reminds me of Hunter-even having to drag him out of the crate he was in. She is certainly a beauty! You have been rewarded for all the love you and your hubby have poured out on her.
    From my heart and home to yours, Happy New Year! May your days be filled with joy, laughter and love.
    Hugs,Noreen & Hunter

  14. Happy Gotcha Day, beautiful!!!! I sure hope your mom feels better! That's no fun at all.
    Play bows,

  15. Happy Gotcha Day! Love the pictures!

  16. Happy Gotcha Day, Schatzie! You and your parents are so very lucky that you found each other. I'm celebrating for you!

    I hope that your mom takes good care of herself. Three weeks after we first caught that awful bug, the Runner and I are still not feeling right. It's an awful one... so take care of your mom, Schatzie!

  17. Aww, Happy Gotcha Day Schatzie, you beautiful and lucky dog, you!

    I hope you feel better soon, Val!

    Happy New Year!

    Marquie, Lassie & Petal

  18. Woof! Woof! Happy Gotcha Day SCHATZIE! Hope you feel better Val. Happy 2013! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  19. Hau'oli Makahiki Hou to you and your girlz Val.

  20. I'm so sorry I missed Schatzie's big day...Belated Happy Gotcha Day Schatzie! I have to add that her story is so like my own dear GSD Cecil Marie...After reescuing her from the streets in Texas I flew her home to Florida...She would not come out from behind my knees at first and cowered at everything...But I couplered her up with my outgoing yellow Lab Murphy and Murphy taught Cecil all she needed to know about the ways of the world...After a while, in true GSD fashion she took over the role of protector and held that role all her life...They've been gone for quite a while but I still miss both of them

  21. Since Marty is in charge of Homeland Security- then G-Dog supervises the Sleep Number store in your house.


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