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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Remembering Gotcha Day

Today someone shared a story on my Facebook page that touched my heart and  I wanted to share it with you.  Get the tissues.  How could you?

Mom just hugged really hard.  I'll let her tell you why.

I made her fall for me.
I read "How could you" to the end through tears and then got up, went to BJ, and hugged him.  Thinking back more than 13 years, I remembered as I walked down the aisle of cages at the Humane Society, how he ran to the front of his cage and jumped up and down when I stopped at his.  He knew he had won my heart in that moment.  How could I resist that pink nose and those penetrating eyes.

As Bonnie gave me the leash and we started to walk out, she said, "Remember if it doesn't work out..." and I didn't need to hear the rest of the sentence - I knew no matter what, BJ would be with me forever.








13 comments:

  1. It is a touching story. My mom had tears too. Golden Thanks for sharing. Precious memories of your Gotcha Day. Sending you both Lots of Golden Love. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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    1. I'm glad it touched your heart too. Even now when I think of the story I get tears in my eyes.

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  2. What a great day for both of you to adopt each other. :)

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    1. I'm not sure who save who's life. Whichever, I am happy I was there.

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  3. *sniff sniff*...... my Gotcha Day is this Sunday....

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    1. Ask Jen to give you a big hug for your Gotcha Day.

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    2. Wow. Someone told me that your birthday is also this week. Have a cookie filled week. Tell Jen not to be stingy with your cookies,

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  4. Ok I think I need tissues at the ready!!

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    1. Definitely. Let me know if you liked the story.

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    1. Tammy, I will look at the site tomorrow. Thanks for thinking of me.

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