Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Can't be Wordless Wednesday When It's Your Gotcha Day!!!!

That's right, it's our Gotcha Day!   3 years ago today we found our furever family!

We told a bit of our story when we first started our bloggie.  But we thought we'd tell some more.

Mom used to have mom and daughter golden retrievers. 

This is Shelby the mom:

This is Roo the daughter with brother Petey.

Well Shelby got sick and crossed over the Rainbow bridge.  That left Roo as an only dog.   So mom and dad started talking about what kind of dog to get.  Dad had lived in South Africa and had friends that had Ridgebacks, also a friend of his here had them growing up.  So mom and dad sat down and started looking at the Ridgeback Rescue website.

They started looking here in Colorado but there were only a couple of dogs and they didn't like cats.   Well dad has family in Texas so they started looking there.     Well after looking at a bunch of dogs they found us.   Oh bio said we were good with cats and that we like to play with other dogs, especially each other.   Well as some of you may have noticed mom is a bit of a bleeding heart softy.   She couldn't bear the thought of us being separated.  So she and dad talked a bit and decided to apply to take both of us. 

Well long story short they passed the home visit and after talking to the Texas Coordinator mom borrowed her brother's Suburban and off to Texas they headed.     They showed up at Ms. Celia's on Saturday morning.  After a couple minutes she went and got us out of the house.  When I came running out the first thing mom said, "Oh my God, I adopted a horse!!"  She let Jada out too and we ran around some.

They brought Roo along to make sure we would all get along.  Dad went to the car to let Roo out.  I decided that I didn't want to wait to meet her and I just hopped up in the front seat.  We all got along with Roo just fine.    So after finishing the paper work we all loaded up in the car and started the trip back to Colorado.   It was a bit of a long drive back, lets just say Jada has a nervous stomach.  :-( 

Once we got back mom took a bunch of pictures with the flashy beast to show us to people.  These are some of them.

Mom's favorite picture! 

Getting used to our new home. 

We have had the best time since!  We have definitely found our furever home!



  1. Yay! Happy Gotcha Day, Boomer and Jada! I'm very much glad that you found your Most Perfect Home That Ever Was! Don't you wish all doggies and kittehs could be as lucky?

    Wiggles & Wags,

  2. Well, happy, happy Gotcha Day, Boomer and Jada. That's such a nice story and I'm so glad you got such a happy home and nice humans. I hope you're getting to celebrate your day in style.

    lotsa licks, Lola

  3. Happy Gotcha Day! Great story and wonderful pictures!


  4. Happy Gotcha Day Boomer and Jada! I luvs your story of how you found your furever home. :)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  5. Happy Gotcha Day!! What a great story of how your pawrents found you :)

    Pugs & Kisses,

    Yoda & Brutus

  6. Happy Gotcha day to Boomer and Jada - we loved reading your story. We have to go back and read the first one too. Roo sure was lucky to have you two come to be part of your wonderful family.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  7. I love that your folks have big hearts! Two of Mabel Lou's closest friend are Ridgie bro and sis. We adore them!!!! You're so lucky to have a good home and a good big sissy too!

  8. Love the story, and Thanks for Adopting! Happy Gotcha Day to Boomer and Jada!

  9. What a great story! It looks like your parents really went through a lot of work to adopt you and make sure you had a happy home.

  10. Happy Gotcha Day!

    How khool fur all your mom is a softy!

    Here's to lots more furever happiness!

    Khyra and Khousin Merdie

  11. Happy Gotcha Day to you and all of your family. You all got each other on that special day!!

  12. happy belated gotcha day, boomer and miss jada!! you totally hit the forevarrr home jackpot! :)
    i'm wishin' you 50 gazillion more years of grrreat times with your family! :)
    the booker man

  13. Such a happy story. And now I get the South Africa connection! How cool :)

    Brutus & Carmen

  14. Oh, what a wonderful story! We just LOVE to celeberate gotcha days, they're just SO happy! We can see whay that particular photo is your mom's favourite, it made our tails wag just looking at it! Great post! Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

  15. what a story :)
    thanks fur sharing

    El'bow & Hauwii

  16. Happy Gotcha Day, Boomer!

    Make sure you stop by our blog today... we've posted the video of our first rehearsal for the girls bachelorette pawty!

    Sam and Pippen