What Blossom’s "Gotcha Day" Showed Me
I’m Snoopy and I am new to TAGS — so new that I just got sprung from the pound on the weekend! At first I just thought I was going out for a walk, but then I got to go on a car ride! After my car ride I had a check-up, a bath, and got to go pick out a new toy at PetSmart. Along the way I got to sniff and lick so many great people. I really was expecting to go back to my cage after all of the excitement, but instead I got the best surprise of all…
…I have a foster home! No more pound life for me! This means that I get to run, play and hang out with other dogs and cuddle up with nice people. It’s all been very exciting!
|Just chillin’ at my new foster home.|
|Oops. Just had a bath and already dirty again.
At least I look more like my Dalmation side this way!
|That’s me with my new toy in the car on the way “home.”
I was pooped after all of the excitement!
At my foster home I live with two dogs named Chappie and Blossom. They tell me I am not the first “foster” brother they’ve had, and by now they know a bit about how things go. Apparently I will live here for a bit and then one day I will get my own family! I asked them how they know this for sure, and they told me that they went through it too, just last year.
|Chappie telling me about being a foster dog.|
Now, I didn’t want to be rude, but their story seemed a bit far-fetched. From my experience so far in life, a dog doesn’t stay in one place for too long. And they definitely don’t get to be part of a family.
However, I was proved wrong last night! My new foster family threw a party just for Blossom! They called it her “Gotcha Day.” I learned that humans who own rescue dogs celebrate the day they adopted their new furry friend because they don’t know when their real birthday is.
|Happy 1st Gotcha Day to Blossom!
(that’s me in the bottom left)
Hearing them all talk about how happy they were to have Blossom in their lives for a whole year now really gave me hope. I can’t wait to get adopted so I can have my very own Gotcha Day.
Wish me luck!
I just love Snoopy. He is a really wonderful dog, full of kisses, and I am sure it won’t be long before he has a new family.
It’s so true. He is a wonderful, sweet boy!
I have read this like 40 times. It’s really sweet, you did a fabulous job writing it Jen!
Aw thanks Courtney! Thank you for the idea and all of the pictures! I’m glad you like what I did with it 🙂