Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Mitch's Gotcha Day

Today is one year since dad walked into the workshop with Mitch and suprised me and mom! And we do mean SURPRISED!!!!

Mom and my hooman sister, Missy had seen Mitch in a pet store when they were shopping for her mother-of-the-bride dress. Mom went home and told dad that there was a 4 month old Airedale puppy in the pet store and the rest is history. Little did she know that dad was on the phone finding out everything he could about Mitch and making arrangements for our new family member!

Looking back now it was sure tough! I was an "only" furchild for 8 1/2 years and I liked it that way! It was quite a change for me to have a new frisky puppy brother! Today Mitch is almost 16 months old and I wouldn't send him back for all the money in the world! I love my brother!

Yes, we have our differences and our squabbles but what siblings don't, right? He's the best thing that ever happened to me! I have a best friend for life!

This is one of the first pictures taken of my new baby brother! awwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Thinking back though, that first month was very difficult for me! Those needle teeth are sure sharp! I kept waiting for Mitch to leave and go back to where he came from! But he didn't! He stuck it out with us!
My toys have never been the same since he arrived! He's destroyed so much and he's STILL destroying them!

He was a garbage boy then and he's still a trash collector! He'll pick up anything he finds on the side of the road and bring it home!

By the way, his alcohol problem has become a lot worse in one years' time!

He sure did settle in quite nicely! He's only been here one week in this picture!

As I said, Mitch, you're one of the very best things that's ever happened to me! I love you, bro! Happy Gotcha day!

Life would never be the same without you! And mom and dad totally agree! That's daddy's boy!

Yesterday a package came in the mail with both of our names on it! It was from Keeley! Mom helped us open the box and there were treats in there! OMG - fishy training treats and cheesy liver treats! Mom opened the fishy training treat package and we got to try them!

They are absolutely the yummiest things we've ever eaten, Keeley! Even mom took a sniff and wanted to try one out! She didn't though - don't worry! Keeley also put a note in there that reads: "Guess what?! I'm 2 years old now! I wish you didn't live so far away so that you could be here to celebrate my birthday with me! I asked my grandpa to make some of his special dog biscuits for you so that you could still be in on the festivites. Hope you like them!

We LOVE them Keeley and we wish that we could have come to your birthday pawty! We were with you in spirit though - you can be sure of that! Thank you so much! That was sure sweet of you to think of us!

We're off to celebrate Mitch's gotcha day!

So until next time........

Love ya lots,



Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Happy Gotcha Day Mitch - we are so glad you found your way into such a wonderful furever home :-)


Cassidy said...

Happy gotcha day Mitch! Aw, you be a cute baby.

Me loves my chicken toy. Thank you so much! And best thing is, it made my last baby toothie fall out when me be shaking him about. Bad thing is me getted blood on him, but he be OK now. He has losed his red chicken thingy on his head, but apart from that he be fine!

Cassidy x

Putter said...

Hi Maggie! Hi!

This is the sweetest thing everest! I hope you and Mitch and your Mom and Dad have a goodest everest day okay!


Putter ...:)

Penny & Poppy said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Mitch! Your furever family just wouldn't be the same without you! We are soooo glad they found you in that pet store! Hope you get lots of extra treats on your special day!

Poppy & Penny

Anonymous said...

Happy Gotcha Day Mitch,
Maggie sure loves you alot and Mom & Dad think you are the bestest thing they evers adopted, sept for Maggie of course.
Haves a great Day
Hugs,Bellyrubs and Smoochies

Mojo said...

A very happy Gotcha Day, Mitch! And weren't you a gorgeous pup! I so love that pic of you giving a cheeky glance while munching on Maggies toy. As for the beer can... atta boy!

And big hugs to Maggie too for being such a great big sis.


Stanley said...


Happy Happy Gotcha Day, buddy! (Next year we should celebrate together, don't ya think?)

Your Maggsie is the best big sissy you could ever have, and your mama & dad are IN LOVE with you, bud. I'm so stinkin' glad that you waited around until they came to get you, and that you sent out the love vibes so strongly that they thought it was THEIR idea to adopt YOU! And now you have me & hundreds of other dogs for your buds!

Seeing Maggie with you gave my girl the idea to get me a sissy of my own. I can imagine how Maggie feels about you, guy. I wouldn't trade my sissy for the world either!

Hope you have the best celebration. Tell them to make it a week-long one!

Goober love & gotcha day smooches,

Ferndoggle said...

Happy Gotcha Day Mitchy! Looks like you found the pawfect home.

Sherman, Penny & Lola

Mack said...

Happy happy happy Gotcha Day!

That picture of you as a pup all sprawled out with your mailman toy is priceless!

I think you should celebrate for the rest of the month!!

4xBs said...

Hey Mitchers! Happy Gotcha Day! we're very happy for you and your family. we can tell you're really happy there and they all love you a lot. we're happy to know you too cuz you are a crazy kind of kid, like us! hee hee!


Gus said...

Maggie and Mitch...thank you for the sweet story and pictures. I am glad you and Mitchie have one another. You are both special doggies and one of muzzers favoritests reads


Gus said...

Maggie and Mitch...thank you for the sweet story and pictures. I am glad you and Mitchie have one another. You are both special doggies and one of muzzers favoritests reads


The Army of Four said...

A year ALREADY!?!? Wow! Congratulations, Mitch! Much happiness to you on your special day!
PS: Those puppy pictures are sooooo sweet!!!

Ruby Bleu said...

Happy Gotcha Day Mitch...You were just the cuterest puppy!!! Now you are handsome that is for sure!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Deetz said...

Happy Gotcha Day Mitch!!!!!

Deetz said...

Happy Gotcha Day Mitch!!!!!

Jake and Taryn said...

Happy Gotcha Day!!....can you say CUTE CUTE CUTE! :)

Asta said...

I love you and am so happy I got to meet you and know in pawson what a gweat guy you awe!! you wewe an iwwesistable baby, no wondew youw Mom couldn't leave you in that stowe..Maggie is a wondewful sissy, and you got the bestest pawents evew..have a gweat Day Mitchy!
love you
smoochie kisses,Asta

Faya said...

Happy gotcha day Mitch ! I am so happy for you.... and actually Véronique can only say : ohhhhhh...aaaaawwwwwww.... you are so cute with Maggie. I love the picture with your Dad. I do the same with Véronique. I am always stick on her like a stamp on a letter...hehehe...
Kisses, Faya

Sparky said...

Mitch! Happy Gotcha Day! What a great post from your big sister...we knew she'd love you furever and ever.

Kiwigirl said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Mitch! We must say, you were the cutest puppy ever; almost cuter than us two :) Isn't it wonderful that you've found such a wonderful family complete with a doting 'big sister'? Woof, life is good.
Hugs, Josh and Jess

-The Mullin Clan's Mommy- said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Mitch!
-Cosmos & Juneau-

Noah the Airedale said...

Hey Mitch,
You sure struck it lucky matie. You've ended up with a great home, sister, mum & dad. We love the story of how you came to live with your family. Happy gotcha day buddy.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Gus and Louie said...

Yep little brothers are great but sometimes I wish he would just leave me alone. He gets me into so much trouble with his rowdiness.

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Moco said...

Happy day to Mitch. We are so glad that you were able to find such a great furever home.

PKPWV said...

Happy Gotcha Day mitch! I'm so happy you found a wonderful home and a great big sister!!!


Amber-Mae said...

Awwwwww, Happy Gotcha Day Mitchy boy!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer


Happy Gotcha day Mitch. Me be so glad you and Maggie are my friends and me know that Maggie loves her brother lots & lots like me did and still do love my brudders even if they not be with me any more.

The Mommy uses my adoption day as my barkday but me think Gotcha sounds so cute.

Love a lots & lots.........Mona

Lorenza said...

Happy Gotcha Day Mitch!
I remember those first posts about you coming to your lovely home!
Maggie was not so happy but now, we all know how much she loves you!
I hope you had a great day celebrating!
Kisses and hugs

Patience-please said...

Oh Happy Gotcha Day and happy EVERYDAY to you and you, M & M! You two are the best scaredales in the world, and we are not even scared of your large hairy selves any more because you are so nice!

wags of friendship from the whippets

Preston said...

Hi! Maggie and Mitch,

Happy Mitch's Gotcha day! I enjoyed Mitch's puppy pictures a lot! He is extremely adorable. You're such a wonderful sister, Maggie. I wish I had a sibling like you.


happy said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Mitch! This is such a sweet reminiscence of Mitch, Maggie. You are such a sweet sister!

Joe Stains said...

Congratulations on your Gotcha Day Mitch! We sure do remember the stories of you coming to live with Maggie and we are so glad it turned out to be a happy ending!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Happy Gotcha Day Mitch! You are so lucky to have another 4 legged human to have put up with all your baby teeth! What everyone seems to forget is that it hurts even more when you're trying to get those bad boys out!

Hope you have another good year! Woof!


Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Happy gotcha day to you Mitch! I'm sure happy that you're in this great furever home with Maggie. :)

~ Girl girl

Mango said...

Maggie -
Reading this made me hopefully that I will be able to sort things out with pee-wee. Sometimes I like him, but mostly he is a big pain.

I didn't know you were so, uh, mature! You sure don't look it.


Amber said...

Happy Gotcha DAy Mitch! Have fun clebrate with your family! aw, the post is sweet

Amber :)

Asta said...

Thank you Maggie and Mitch, but Momi wasn't supposed to be fishing fow compliments, that wasn't the idea , hehehe
It's waining today, we'we going to paont eastew eggses all dayhope you have bettew weathew
smoochie kisses,

Jessie and Jake said...

We sure are happy you have Mitch in your life - After we got Jake we used to and still fight a lot too but I wouldn't trade a little brother for anything - ok maybe more kisses from Momma!

Two Wild and Crazy Guyz said...

Hope you had a Happy Gotcha Day Mitch! We really enjoyed all the pictures that Maggie shared! You were an adorable puppy!
Those treats sounded yummy!
Ozzie & Rocky

Blue said...

I'm soooooooooooo 'Sorry' to have missed Mitch's gottcha day, he's a such FAVOURITE Aire of mine, but I am a wee bit confussed!!!
Did I not do a post for him on my old blog re his Barkday!
No matter, when your that cute, two celebations isn't enough.
Pats & pets

Anonymous said...

Yes, Mitch sure looks like he settled in very quickly back then. You must have been a very good hostess Maggie, sharing your toys and all. Congratulations on your first year together Maggie and Mitch.
Abby, Rosie, Jackie and Gidget

The Zoo said...

Happy Gotcha Day Mitch! You are such a cute puppy! You remind me of my late Airedale, Beauregard, when he was a young whipper snapper! I miss him so much! I hope your Gotcha Day is wonderful! Hey, by the way, do you have any idea where Amber The Solid Gold Dancer went? I can't find her anymore here in the blog world....I am freaking out!

Anonymous said...

Happy Gotcha Day Mitch!! No wonder you are such a handsome boy now - you were one seriously cute pupper!!


Gus and Louie said...

Yep when you got to go you got to go.. It is a big lake though I don't think anyone would have known if it weren't for Mom posting it..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Turbo the Sibe said...

Happy Gotcha Day! Mitch!

Petra said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Mitch! You were such a cutie, and you are just as cute today! You and your family look so happy; I like the picture of you and your dad.

Finni said...

Happy Gotcha Day Mitch!
You were a gorgeous puppy!
Finni xx

Cubby said...

Happy G-Day!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

I can't wait for my backyard! I will definately be posting pictures of me ... I'm sure moving day will hold many good pictures! Hope all is going well! Tell Mitch he did the neighborhood some good by picking up the trash...that's what I tell my human everytime I pick up something new on our walks!

Happy Hump Day!


Mr. T-Bone Beasley

COL. Sam ASTA-fari Joe H. Pinkerton Peabody, Esq said...

Congrats on your gotcha day. I came to my home now just about 2 years ago. I came around the end of March. Of course, I am the best thing that ever happened here. BOL.

isn't furever homes just great??

PKPWV said...

Hi M&M, Hope you had a fun wednesday!!!


Peanut said...

it's been a year already? WOW

Bogart said...

Aw Mitch, you were such a cute baby-Dale and now you're such a big, handsome guy! And a lucky one too, getting to live with Miss Maggie...

Love to all in the Maggie & Mitch household!


erin said...

Happy Gotcha Day to Mitch! He sure was a cute pup! My grandma is always going on about how airedales are by far the cutest of all puppies. My girl is always telling her to shush because she doesn't want her to give me a complex.

Hammer said...

Hi Mitch
Again, I'm real sorry I'm late wishing you a Happy Gotcha Day. You sure were a cute puppy, and we love your photos. Maggie doesn't look 8 1/2 years older than you either. It's wonderful Maggie and your pawrents found you coz you all look so happy together.
Love from Hammer

Koobuss said...

What a beautiful tribute to Mitch! He was as lucky to find you as you were to find him. Way to go, Mitch!

Love ya!

Lots of Koobuss Kisses,

Snowball said...

Happy Gotcha Day. The little goofy pup has grown into Mr Handsome but still pretty much a goofy.


Persephone & Buster said...

HAPPY DAY MITCH!!! you were such a very CUTE little aireeedale...i can understand why they sprung you from the jail!! glad you're here..
your blue friends in connecticut,
theBUSTER & ms Persephone & Ms. Blue too

CoCo said...

Maggie, I bet you have been a super good big sissy to Mitch! He would be lost without you!


Little Miss Jada Kiss said...

Oh my dog Mitch! Those pictures are adorable!!! Time to reminisce!

luvs ya!

Maya and Kena said...

Happy Late Gotcha day Mitch!!
Sorry we weren't here to congratulate you earlier!
Those pics are adorable!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

Agatha and Archie said...

We are very behind reading all of our blogs but we wanted to wish you dearst Mitchie a happy gotcha day!! You sure picked the bestest place to be! Lvoe +kisses A+A