Wednesday, March 18, 2009

My Second Gotcha Day

Hi everybody! It's me, MitchyBoy, and today is my gotcha day! Autumn has kindly allowed me to blog on Wheelie Wednesday because today is a very special day! My dad and my Uncle Bill rescued me from the pet store when I was 4 months old, 2 years ago today!

This is the very first picture that was ever taken of me at my new digs! I'm in Maggie's bed chewing on her blankie!

Maggie sure wasn't happy about me coming to live with her and mom and dad for quite some time! I think she liked being the Princess! For the longest time she ignored mom and dad and avoided me but in time she did come around! This is the first picture that mom got with Maggie meeting me.

The day I actually came home was a surprise to Maggie and mom so mom wasn't prepared with the camera out in dad's workshop! That's where we all met for the very first time!Maggie ran when she first saw me! That wasn't a very nice welcome but it's all changed now because I know Maggie loves me as much as I love her!

For my special day mom asked Miss Barbara to paint a very special painting of me! She sent her this photo and asked Miss Barbara to please do a marbled background so that my very favorite fruit in the whole wide world would be the focal point along with me, of course!
Thank you very much, Miss Barbara! I love my gotcha day painting! It's just beautiful!

Dad and his buddies left for Maine this morning and they'll be gone for a few days! I pleaded with dad to please take me for my special day but he told me, not this time, Mitch!

Mom told me that she had a very special surprise for me and Maggie - one that we've waited all of our lives for! So you'll have to come back on Friday to see what the surprise is! Tomorrow is true colors - green!

We leave you with a video of me in MY workshop on my second day with the family. Please play with me, Maggie! I want to be your friend!

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

Love ya lots,

Yer friend, Mitch


Bae Bae said...

Happy 2nd gotcha year Mitch.. You sure grown up now and Maggie loves you lots. :)

Nice painting of you and the apple

~ Bae

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Happy 2nd Gotcha year, Mitch! You are one adorable pup!! Love the painting Ms Barbara did for you too...gorgeous!


The Musketeers said...

Happy 2nd Gotcha Year Mitchy Boy ! The video is so cute ! Looks like you're asking Maggie to play with you & Maggie seems to be happy to have you around. Look at her tail WAGGING ! [:

Poopsie aka Blue said...

Hi Mitch!

A very Happy 2nd Gotcha Day to you.
The painting is wonderful, so very you with the apple.

Love, pats & pets to one special boy.

Niamh said...

You were too cute for words as a puppy Mitch! And you've grown up to be a handsome boy. I can sympathize with Maggie though because I have been the princess for awhile and now have to put up with a little brother. Love your apple picture.

Your friend,

Princess Patches said...

Happy 2nd Gotcha Day, Mitch! We can't wait till Friday to see what your surprise is! We just loooove your apple painting! Your video us just toooo cute! We recognize Maggie's tail wag...we think it says "okay, he's cute, but I'm still not too sure about him". We're glad she gave in to your cuteness!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Ruby and Penny said...

Happy 2nd Gotcha Day Mitch
We love the painting, Barbara did a great job.
You sure were a cute pup.
Enjoy your special day.
Love Ruby & Penny

Lucia said...

Ciao Maggie and Mitch!

Awwwww Mitchy, you are so cute in that video! Happy 2nd GotchaDay to you, dolce ragazze! And Maggie, what a champion tailwagger you are, mia amica!! I think it was destino that you two would be fratello e sorella!

Love your apple painting, Mitchy -- and I can't wait to see what the big surprise is....!!

Tanti baci!

Suzuki said...

Awwww Mitch, you are soooo cute :)
Big licks to you

Jake of Florida said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Mitch!!! That was the cutest video ever. Just Harry used to wear out his tummy doing play bows just like that when he first came to live with us and wanted me to play with him.

And I was "rescued from a pet store" too -- so we both identify with you!!!

Lots and lots of wirey love on this special day!!

Jake and Just Harry

Gus said...

Happy Gotcha Day Mitchie! We think you were a cutest puppy and can't imagine why you were in the pet store for such a long time. But aren't you glad you waited for your family to find you? We are.


The 3 G-Dales said...

We think your Gotcha Day is important too! See we all had to fly to be here wiff Mumsie so we had to be at least 8 weeks old. Roy Boy was almost 6 months old though.....he was our 1st Aireydaley.....then Jack , then they got smaht and got ME! LOLA! A GIRL! Whoooooo! Love ya Maggie Girlfwiend!

Happy Gotcha Day Mitchie....

Love the Griffindales!

Beckett said...

Happy Gotcha Day,

You sure were a cute little fellow but you had some BIG paws.


The Black and Tans. said...

Happy Gotcha Day Mitch. We are so pleased you found a lovely home with Maggie and your Mummy and Daddy.

We cannot wait to find out what your surprise is!

Molly and Taffy

Hector and Lola said...

Mitch!! That painting is amazing!! Happy Gotcha Day, too!! You look so happy! -Hec and Lola

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...


Khuteness in abundance!

Tank woo fur sharing


I hope woo get TWO apples today!

Mom and I are furry excited about your news...we khan't wait to read all about it!

PeeEssWoo: The painting is furry furry nice!

Moco said...

Mitch, you are truly blessed to have been rescued by your dad and brought to such a wonderful home.

Mason Dixie said...

Happy gotcha day Mitch. I think with all that tail wagging Maggie did she really did like you at first but had to play it off so she could get some attention too. New puppies do always steal all the attention. =)

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

Happy gotcha day Mitch!!
Aw, poor you, trying to get Mitch to play with you, I know how that feels with Auntie Penny! My mum thinks that you were an adorable pup and very good that you do the same lying down pose now. BOL!

I is excited to see your suprise.
~lickies, Ludo

Jans Funny Farm said...

Happy gotcha day to you-ooo.
Happy gotcha day to you-ooo.
Happy gotcha day, dear Mitch-ooo.
Happy gotcha day to you-ooo.

Sorry about the howling but Buddy is a hound.

Kelly said...

OMD MITCH! Happiest Gotcha Day!

My momma has been sick and I have missed LOTS of blogs! I can't believe I almost missed your big day!!!

Happy 2 years with your wonderful family! I know you brighten their lives every day!

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

Happy Second Gotcha Day Mitch!

I can remember when you first came to live with Maggie and your family.

We loved the video, Jeannie said she thought Maggie's tail was going to wag right off!

lotsaluv Marvin xxxxxx

Hollie and Janie said...

Congratulations on your gotcha day!! You were such a cutie pie! I am so happy that Maggie loves you so much now! I love, love, love your portrait!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Faya said...

Waahahahaha look at Maggie's tail ! It is like a ventilator ! So cute ! Happy Gotcha Day Mitch ! Adopting you was one of the best idea your Dad had !
Kisses, Faya

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

We are so glad you got your sissy Maggie and your hooman folks! You fitted right in.M & M. What's an M without an M?? Happy Gotcha Day! love,BRD & Hootie

Lady Kaos said...

Awwww, how cute you were - and still are!! Hope you have a great celebration! That is a great painting!

Linda said...

Happy 2nd Gotcha Day Mitch!!! We're so glad your Papa found you that day. You sure were a cute little pupcake!
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Snickers, Ruby, Sylvester & Scuby
PS We hope you get some ice cream today!

Homer said...

Hey Mitch,

You are so cute! Those waggy tails! I love the video!


Archie and Melissa said...

oh mitch!

you were so teeny!

happy gotcha day! how fun it is to see you grow up.

we LOVE the painting barbara did of you!

we cannot wait till friday!

m & e

Anonymous said...

Mitch you are so cute but aren't all puppies simply gorgeous. Love the video.
Sally G

Putter said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! Mitch!

This is the BEST EVER! I just LOVE the video of you and your MAGGIE!!!!!!! OMG! OMG! OMG! I can't wait to COME see you again soonest everest!!!!!!!!!


Putter ...

Mack said...

What a cute wee pup you were Mitch!

Happy gotcha day. We are excited about the surprise. We can't wait!

The Army of Four said...

Happy Mitchaversary, Mitch! We can't believe it's two years already! And look at what a darling little fluff you were! (As opposed to a handsome fluff now!)
Are you going out for ice cream!??
Tail wags,

Dexter said...

Looks to me like Maggie was doing the mommy tail wag and trying not to be too big and scary towards your little self.

I can't believe your dad deserted you to be alone with the girls. I hope they don't subject you to chick flicks and makeup parties.


Ruby Bleu said...

Happy Gotcha day Mitch!! What a great totally captured you! And from the looks of that video, even on day one, Maggie was pretty excited you were around...just look at her tail go!!! She was just playing coy, I think!

Have a great day and I can't wait to see what the surprise on Friday is!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Happy Gotcha Day Mitch. You were so cute..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Colin Harries said...

Happy Day were indeed a handsome little fellow. Wonder what your surprise is? Can't wait! We're still packing up the house, so I can't stop for now...have to go and get in mum's way so she can trip over me every time she tries to carry a from Colin Harries

Anonymous said...

Oh Mitchy!!! This post made my girl cry! She's a little emotional anyway, but she said you were just so cute and Maggie tail was just a-flyin' away and your little arms all spread out and the gorgeous painting was just too much adorableness for her heart to handle! And a surprise you've waited your WHOLE LIFE for?! My goodness, how excitering!!!

Happy Gotcha Day! Eat an extra apple in celebration :-)

Teddy Bear said...

I love puppy pictures! Can't wait for your surprise!

Teddy Bear

Kelli said...

Happy Gotcha Day Mitch!
Your new painting is just wonderful! I can't wait to see what your surprise is!
:) Tibby

Persephone and Buster said...

A very Happy GOTCHA Day to you!!!Mitch.. you were sooooooooocute. I can understand why your dad "rescued" you from the pet store. Not the best place to be for a little guy.

enjoy yourself..
theBUSTER, Ms.Persephone & Ms. Blue

Anonymous said...

Mitch, you were sooooo cute as a tiny pupster! Happy Gotcha Day, and many many more!!!

Your pal,

Kirby said...

Hi Mitch,

Happy 2nd Gotcha Day! I'm so happy your Dad decided to bring you home to your Mom and Maggie. I don't think the family would be complete without you!! I hope you celebrated hard today! Woot woot!!

Your pal,

Amber and Nala said...

Happy Gotcha Day Mitch! What a cutie you were and still are! :) I think I may have the same reaction Maggie had though if Mom and Dad ever brought home a little pup. I would grow to love it though just like Maggie loves you! Your painting is BEAUTIFUL!!


Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Happy 2nd Gotcha Day, Mitchy Boy!
Nice story about your childhood.
Hmmm, I wonder why my mom didn't mention my gotcha day, I must have one right Mitch?. I was not born in her house, I didn't remember that...

Asta said...

I'm sowwy , I'm so late wif wishing you a fantastic Gotcha Day Mitchy!!! You awe such a wondewful pawt of youw family, that it's hawd to imagine they wewe evew wifout you. that video was adowable and weminded me of ouw wewe the sweetest boy
smoochie kisses

Koobuss said...

Oh that video was sooooo cute! I was waiting for Maggie to give you a kiss! You were so adorable!

Happy 2nd Gotcha Day, Mitch! You sure found a great home!

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

Anonymous said...

Happy second Gotcha Day Mitchy-Boy! What a handsome little puppy you were :)

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Awww....Happy Gotcha Day Mitch (very late, sorry!) Love that video, your play bows are too cute...and just look at Maggie's tail go! Hope you got an apple :D
Slobbers xx

The Airechicks said...

Happy Belated GOTCHA DAY!!

You are soo cute... very nice picture Miss Barbara did for your Mom....

OMDog - we didn't realize just how fast Maggie's tail could go.....

Thank you for sharing your first video with Maggie....

Can't imagine you not right where you are....

Maybe Mom can take you guys to the bank...they always have good treats...


Martha said...

Hi Mitch
sorry we seem to have missed this yesterday! Happy Gotcha Day to you. You are a very lucky pup!
lots of love
Martha & Bailey xx

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Belated Happy Second Gotcha day Mitch.

Aww you were so cute on that video and Maggie looked cute as well wiggling her tail. :-)

Holly & Zac...XX

doyle and mollie said...

oh mitch look how cute you were

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Ohhhhh dear Mitchyboy!!!
Happy 2nd Gotcha year11111!
You are one adorable pup!! WE Love the painting Ms Barbara did for look gorgeous in these phoyos!!!!!!
and your video is wonderful!!!
we're sure that Maggie wanted play with you...look at her wagging tail!!!
we love you sooooooooooo much!!!!
kisses and licks!!!!

Stanley said...


That is probably one of the cutest videos I or my girl has EVER seen. WE love it when you put your moves on Maggsie and then she turns to the camera as if to ask, "What IS this fuzzy thing? Am I supposed to eat it?"

Congratulations on your rescue and adoption! Your mama, dad & Maggsie are lucky pups!

Goober love & smooches,

Raising Addie said...

Happy Gotcha Day Mitch!!!

OMD you were the cutest pup Mitch! And you have grown into a very handsome boy!

Oh we just want to give you big hugs!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie and Lucie

Tweedles -- that's me said...


You have grown up into a handsome lad. Happy 2 year!


Lacy said...

w00f's M and M, me iz sooo sorry, me did read this and thought me commented but i guess me didnt...happy late gotcha day mitch..heehee me nos u gots ice cream...have many many more gotcha days..

b safe,

Twinkle a.k.a Chicken Little said...

Happy 2nd gotcha day Mitch!!!

slurpy licks,

Unknown said...

aw, Mitchy! Maggie was just pretending not to like you, but look at how fast her tail was wag, wag wagging!!

Joe Stains said...

HAPPY GOTCHA DAY!!! We sure are glad Maggie warmed up to you because we sure do love ya Mitch!!

Anonymous said...

WOOOOO! Happy Belated Gotcha Day!!!