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gobble gobble, everybuddy!!
i hope ya'll are havin' a totally spiffy thanksgiving with your family 'n friendz! i also hope you are enjoyin' lots of mega tasty foodables...you know, like turkey, stuffin', mashed taters, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, homemade rolls, and pumpkin pie! oh, and does anybuddy else have those little teeny sweet 'n salty pickles for appetizers? i think they are called baby gherkins or somethingie like that. (gherkins...teehee...that word totally gives me the giggles every time i woof it!) anywho, so not only are we celebratin' thanksgiving and being full of the appreciations for the blessings in our lives, but it's also a celebration for miss minna's gotcha day! happy happy gotcha day, miss minna!! wooohoooo!
now most of ya'll know that miss minna came up with the funsiest idea, but in case anybuddy's got giblets in their ears and didn't hear, today is the day to share your "story of me" -- how you found your forevarrr home and stuff! then we can all read each others' stories while we are oinkin' out on thanksgiving foodables and watchin' football!
okie dokie, here's the part where i let you know that i am cheatin' a teeny tiny bit. me and asa and mama just had an interview thingie with coffee with a canine, and mama told how me and asa were adopted. i am just gonna post what she said again if that's a-okay. i know it's kinda lazy like, but thingies have been pretty crazy go nuts at our house lately! so if you haven't read me and asa's adoption stories yet, here's what my mama has to say!
my husband and i had always wanted a dog. as soon as we got married and had settled in our home, we started looking around at various local rescue groups and also on petfinder.com. since we were not experienced with raising a dog, we were searching for an older, medium-sized dog that was already house trained and that knew basic commands. we first found asa on petfinder. she was a year-and-a-half old and was being fostered by a local rescue group after being removed from an abusive home in which she was left to starve. my husband and i went to meet her and were drawn in by her beautiful gold eyes. she was a sweet girl, but very tentative and nervous. she was frightened of cars, loud noises, tall men...you name it! we left from that first meeting feeling a connection with asa, but we weren't sure if we were the right people for asa since we didn't know much about working with an abused dog. my husband and i thought about it for several days and did some research. then we arranged a second meeting with asa. by then, we were completely smitten and knew we couldn't leave without bringing her home with us. that was may 2004.
several years later, my husband and i decided that a companion would be good for asa, so we talked about adopting an easy going, male dog. we were thinking a labrador or golden retriever. a few days before christmas in 2008, we had driven to walmart to pick up some last minute items. in the parking lot, we noticed a man with a beautiful yellow labrador and a laundry basket filled with 5 labrador puppies. the man was trying to find homes for the accidental litter of puppies. we spoke with the man for awhile and then looked at all the puppies. one of the puppies was determined to climb out of the basket into my arms. i picked that little guy up, told him his name was booker, and the rest is history!here are some of me and asa's gotcha day pictures, too!
me and asa and mama will be takin' a little breakie from bloggin' during the holiday season. mama gets reaaaaally busy with bakin' from now until the new year, and you just might have guessed that me 'n asa are her #1 taste testers. we will be pretty busy samplin' treatsies and given out the approvals. heehee. anywho, we will still do a few posts and will be readin' bloggies, but we definitely won't be able to comment as much.
we'll be 100% back in action in january, okie dokie?