05 December 2010

Gotcha Day!

Well, five years ago I met my hoomans for the first time. And with all the worrying I did, I feel now that it all turned out for the best.

When the big Hooman (dad) and the little hooman (muzzer) walked into my Foster Mom's house, I didn't know what to think. They don't look like they match at all, and I was a bit worried about discord in the family, since I had heard stories about doggies who cam from Broken Homes!

But, they seemed pleasant enough, so when they sat down in the family room, I gave them some pretty good sniffs. The Tall Hooman just smelled kinda like soap, and maybe some maple syrup from breakfast . The the short, squat little hooman smelled like Philly Cheese Steak! Love at first sniff! I figured anyone who smelled like that was OK by me!

So we visited a while, and they asked about my temperament, and about what I liked to eat, and they asked if I liked to go for walkies? So, that started an uproar, and all four dogs and three hoomans went for walkies on their street. And I was very careful and walked nicely and only peed, but didn't poop, hoping that would get me on their good side.

And then we went back to the house and sat in the kitchen for a while, and the small hooman let me sit on her lap and lick her face, while the tall hooman signed some papers and didn't say much.

And then....we loaded my crate and my bowls and a chewie and me into the back of the very first Gussiemobile ever and we drove to Lexington, Va where we spent the next six and a half months.

Since then, we have lived in Azrizona, spent the summer in Santa Fe, came back to Azrizona where Teka came to live with us and Travis came to visit, spent the summer in St. Loulis, visited my bootiful Miss Snickers and Mama Lamb and Butcho and Daddy Lamb, went back to Azrizona, moved to Mayemphis, went to St. Loulis lots of times and then moved to Richmond, with a couple of weeks in St. Loulis along the way!

Here are some pictures of my first few days with my hoomans.... I quickly established my right to be on the Big Bed, my Sissie E.Rabbitt came to visit almost as soon as we got there, and I found out that the small hooman (aka Muzzer) cooks and the big hooman (Dad) plays lots of silly instruments. So far, it has been grand. Think I will hang around a while.

Y'all have till Midnight tomorrow to
post your comments, then we will tally up the damage and report to you on Tuesday.

Oh, and my friend Peanut has asked if s
ome of us would send Christmas cards to his Dad, who is spending his Christmas with his Army unit in Afghanistan. If you leave a comment with your e-mail addy, Peanut's Mom will email you with the APO address.

Think that is all for now.


Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie said...

Happy Gotcha Day Gussie!!! We are so glad your Muzzer & Papa took you home with them. We know you have a wonderful home & family. We are so thrilled that we got to meet you too. Have a fun day!
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks with lots of love,
Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie, Angel Snickers & Mama

pam said...

Please send our mommy the APO address.


Bobo and Meja

wirefox said...

Hi Gussie,

Everything sure turned out for the best! Happy Gotcha Day my friend!

- Smitty

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...


Woo've got my oldie drooling now!

Happy Gotcha Day Gussie!

I'm glad to see that - save fur the spunky TOY - it has worked out fur woo!

Here's to many more GG Days!!!!!

PeeEssWoo: It was furry nice of your gal Miss Snickers to get Scuby's furry butt bakhk too!

E. Rabbit said...

Happy gotchaversary, Gus. We're glad you're part of our family.

Remington said...

Happy Gotcha Day, my friend! I hope it is filled with lots and lots of hugs and tons of treats! Enjoy!

Jake of Florida said...

Gotcha Day for sure!!! You are such a smart foxy guy to figure out all the ins and outs of your new family -- and now, five years later, you know what a great thing it was to come live with them.

We are so so happy for you, Gussie!!!!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Happy Gotcha Day Gussie. You are lucky to have been adopted but such a wonderful family...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Gus - we don't think you could have been "gotten" by a better family.

We hope you had a wonderful day.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Pee Ess - happy to send a card - theoppackATgmailDOTcom

The Thundering Herd said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Gus!

Mango said...

I just caught up on your wonderful gotcha day story. How happy to relive the moment when you first found your furever home. Such a handsome and fortunate chap you are.


Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

SLAM...the garage door flies up...all three terriers come flyin' in with suitcases and tear over to the computer...whoosh...sorry, Gussie...we just got in from New York...and we've been thinkin' bout ya like ALL DAY...and want to wish ya


And when Toffee's mom and dad, Asta's mom and dad, Mumsie and Eric's mom and dad were out to dinner last night and Mumsie got the email on her phone 'bout Scuby comin' home they all screeched in the middle of the restaurant...

The Power of the Paw...we rock, don't we???

I had to make a blender full of smoothies back at Asta's...

Love ya buckets, dear Gussie and tell Teka I saw SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many outfits for her yesterday that she would look totally amazing in!!

Out of breath kisses,

Lacie Cakes

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

And that pic of you on Petfinder...

OH Gussie...I would have chosen you too!!!

Love, Mumsie

Lacy said...

w00fs, happy u found the big hooman and the little hooman..and now u the king of the castle...

b safe,

Lacy said...

w00fs, oops me furgot to say, happy gotcha day..

b safe,

TwoSpecialWires said...

Gussie. You couldn't have done any better. You are with the perfect Family and we are so glad you are together to celebrate your fifth Gotcha Day. We're also glad we got to meet Muzzer and Dad. (You do make us laugh and tail wag, thinking about them) We just hope NEXT time we get to meet you, too. Really. We mean it.

Keep 'em in line, Gussie.
Jake and Fergs

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

Hi Gus, what a nice story. we are gonna send a card to Peanuts daddy! happy gotcha day!
your pals, Morgan & Maisie

The Thuglets said...

Gus...... Happy Gotcha day. You got yourself a terrific family.

Hope you ahve a fabulous day filled with lots of love and fun.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Maggie and Mitch said...

We hope you had the bestest ever gotcha day fun, Gussie!
Our Christmas card is already on the way to Peanut's dad.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Anonymous said...

Happy, happy Gotcha Day, Gussie! Whew! I'm SO very much glad that your humans not only didn't smell funny but smelled like CHEESE and STEAK! YUM!

It sure does look like your pawrents lucked out BIG TIME with you choosing them and all. You all sure have had a lot of adventures together and I know you've made their lives super fun and exciting!

Wiggles & Wags,

Lacy said...

w00fs, our card is on its way to peanut and flash's daddy too..

b safe,