It’s My Adoption Day!
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Today is a very special day. Do you know why? It’s my adoption day!! One year ago today, my folks went to Momma Sheri’s place to adopt a dog. I was not the one they went to see, but I was the one who picked them.

This is me hanging out at the Hardin Vet. after Momma Sheri found me. I wasn't a very happy puppy.

I had a busy year of firsts. Way to many to post in a blog post. You people don’t have that much time to read and Momma’s fingers aren’t up to typing for days. However, if you look at my archives, You can see the notes that my Momma sent to Momma Sheri when I was on trial.  I taught my folks what child proof window locks are for. Man, now that they know what those of for, they use them all the time.

I’m not afraid to go into a store anymore. Actually, if you drop my leash, I’ll lead you into PetSmart. I was terrified the first time that I went into PetSmart. I laid flat on the ground and didn’t move a muscle. It took Big Dog about 15 minutes to help me through that panic attack.

I had my picture taken by the famous Casey Page of The Billings Gazette.

My folks had to learn what it was like to have a dog that likes to go to the dog park and to daycare. That was new for them. One of my favorite places to go is to The Dog Spot! I have lots of friend’s there. Including my bestest buddy, Gracie.

Me and my bestie, Gracie. (Pic. by Kari Longshore- Gracie's Momma)

We learned that I can’t go to adoption day at PetSmart because everyone wants to adopt me. It gets kind of annoying after a while. I mean I already have a home, sheesh! Sometimes Big Dog brings me to say hi to the Momma’s and I like to hop in the kennel to play with the babies.

I have seen a bunch of puppies come through our house. Big Dog says that “Every dog has a job to do” I guess mine is taking care of the puppies and help him out with accessing other dogs needs. They need me to show them how to do things. We even kept one of the puppies and he is my little brother, Patch. Well he’s bigger than me, but I don’t think he knows that. He is wobbly and easy for me to knock down, but I still love him. I still have to clean him up sometimes. Boys are so messy. *eye roll*

Me and Patch when he was about 3 months old.

I can walk on a leash, I can sit to get a treat, I know my name. I will sit and wait for someone to put food down for me. I can calm nervous dogs. I will go upstairs. I can lay down or dance. I know how to ‘leave it.” I also learned how to whisper. I keep a very good eye on my Momma. She can’t go anywhere without me knowing about it and being right behind her.

The folks think that I have a couple of odd quirks.  I don’t think they are odd, but the folks do. If I can fly out our front door and run our ditch bank, then I will. I think it’s a grand game.  I’m very dainty. That means that Big Dog has to break up my snacks into tiny pieces. Patch will take your arm off if you give him a treat. Me I need to nibble it in small pieces. If you give me a big piece of treat, I’ll just take it over to Patch and drop it next to him. Then I will go back to Big Dog or Momma and wait until I get the right size treat. It’s not rocket science people! I’m delicate and should be treated as such.

Don’t tell any of the other dogs, but I like our cats. The little critters creeped me out a bit when I first got here, but they aren’t all that bad. They kinda stink and try to take the dog bed, but what are ya gonna do? I have also stopped dining at “The Kitty Litter Cafe.”

Its be a very busy year for this girl. I can’t wait to see what the next year of living in this nut house brings. We are all very thankful for Momma Sheri finding me and letting me go live with my folks. If it wasn’t for Momma Sheri letting me move in with my folks, who knows how my folks would be keeping busy. What kind of dull and boring life they would be living without having puppies and dogs to foster. Without having PetSmart to go to.  We have met some amazing fosters and friends this past year!!

If you sum up the whole circle of life thing…….Momma Sheri found me, my folks found her……then they found me……then they fostered…….then along came Patch. (He was kind of our oopps baby. I was really going to be the only dog in this house. We love him, so it’s all good)…….who knows what tomorrow will bring? I know we will all be ready for it.

Happy Adoption Day to Me!

Thank You Momma Sheri! You saved me and I love you! …Katie

 

About katie

I was rescued from a hard life on a reservation in southern Montana. Big Dog and Mama brought me into their den to help me learn how to be a great citizen. I have to thank Miss Sheri for bringing me into town and introducing me to Big Dog and Mama. This is my story and I am sticking to it.

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It’s My Adoption Day! — 4 Comments

  1. Darn it Katie – I’m cryng at work now. See what you did?

    I’m so very happy for you! I’m honored to know you and your two Mommas plus Big Dog.

  2. Happy Adoption Day! I am so happy you found Mama and Big Dog. They are great people and because they found you and fostered other puppy’s. We found our Nutmeg. She is a wonderful smart young lady.

  3. Happy Adoption Day, Katie!! I am so glad that Miss Sheri found you and that you have found your furever home with Mama and Big Dog. I know that they love you more than you can even imagine. And yes—ladies need to be treated delicately and I am glad that you trained them to do so!! Party on today and have a great day!

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