Gotcha Day – Part 1

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Hi, SlimDoggy here writing about my Gotcha Day party – a celebration of when my little sister Maggie & I were adopted. Since dad was sick (caught a cold at SuperZoo) we only had a mini-celebration and momz says next week we will do a bigger party!

For our mini-celebration, momz bought us marrow bones which we never had before. She gave them to us after dinner and let us munch on them for 15 minutes or so. Loved them…and I think there are more, so maybe we’ll have them again Sunday. Here’s some photos of Maggie and me in the front yard munching away.

On Sunday we went to a park we don’t go to very often, but it has lots of fun stuff and a really good dirt trail. Momz took lots of pictures so here’s a few shots of us on the trail sniffing and checking things out. As you can see, it’s pretty foggy with what’s called ‘marine layer’. It burns off in a few hours and gets sunny like normal. That’s the valley we live in – some of the people have horses and you can see the horse corrals.

Gotcha Day walk-sm

And finally, a report on a little mischief. Actually, it’s old mischief, but we encountered the same cause on our Gotcha Walk. Many of the trails in our area have cactus…this is California after all. Usually I steer clear of the cactus, but little sis Maggie isn’t as smart or experienced as I am, so one day she went right up to a bush like this to sniff it and ended up with a snout full of prickers. She started snuffing and sneezing trying to get them out, but momz had to take each of them out individually…then of course, mom got a bunch stuck in HER. It was a mess. I just sat there and watched, okay I admit, I chuckled a little at how silly Maggie looked with those prickers in her nose.


Come back next week and we’ll report on our Gotcha Day Part 2. Maybe momz will be sick next weekend and we can have another mini-celebration – and just keep doing this EVERY weekend. That would be okay with Maggie & me!


We are joining the Monday Mischief Blog Hop hosted by Snoopy’s Dog Blog, Alfie’s Blog, Luna Dogs Life and My Brown Newfies

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  1. Aww, Poor Maggie! But Happy Gotcha Day! Glad you got some good yummies!
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  2. Happy Gotcha Day. The pickers do not sound like fun at all….phooey on that mischief!

    the brown dawgs
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    • Maggie got over them pretty quick, but the really itched my hand for awhile. Nasty little things.
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  3. oh no!! Maggie had prickers in her nose? That had to have hurt! Happy Happy Gotcha Day to both of you!!! Hoping your Dad is over his cold soon so you can celebrate more!
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    • One of those times I wish I had a camera…it looked pretty funny – like a pin cushion.
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  4. Major bummer your dad was sick, but it looks like you had a fun time anyway. Mom says she backed into one of those nasty bushes one time herself and it was a “real pain in the butt” for her. Ouch! I say, celebrate all week and this coming weekend. There are two of you, so twice the celebration!
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  5. Sounds like you two had a great celebration! That was rotten cactus mischief though – poor Maggie!
    Happy Gotcha Day!
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    • Yeah, she wasn’t very happy…and momz didn’t have her glasses on, so it was tough to be sure we got them all.
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  6. Happy Gotcha ya Day to both of you! Sounds like a pretty nice way to spend the day! Hope that your Dad is feeling better soon, it’s no fun being sick in the summer!
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    • I know – colds in the summer just don’t make sense do they?
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  7. Ouchie! That happened to me on a rose bush and I learned my lesson. Glad you guys had a DELISH Tasty Gotcha celebration. Hope your Dad is feeling better. I suggest to celebrate the whole month. Happy Monday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar
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    • Yeah – truth be told, everyday is like a celebration for the two of them 😉
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  8. Happy gotcha day. A friend brought a cactus over and put it in my yard when I was gone. Needless to say the dogs were curious about it with the same results that you had. Cactus is evil.
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    • It’s like they jump off the bush onto you…very evil.
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  9. Multiple Gotcha Days! Oh happy joy! Ordinarily I’m against moms being sick on principle, but I’m with ya on this one, Slim Doggy! PARTY TIME!
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    • I don’t know, they are spoiled enough I think.
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  10. Oh the dreaded cactus. We have been lucky with those, now prickles yet.

  11. Aw, poor Maggie! That had to hurt! Hope she learned her lesson! Poor Momz, too!

    Glad you had a great Gotcha Day! Ducky’s gotcha day is in a month and a half. I don’t know yet how we’re going to celebrate.

    • I’m not sure she learned her lesson, but mom did and steers clear of those cactus now!
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  12. Happy Gotcha Day!

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  13. Sorry your Daddy got sick at Superzoo. I almost always get sick after riding on a plane. And poor Maggie with the cactus. Maybe she will learn?
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  14. oh noes, poor maggie
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  15. I think it’s great that you’re gonna have two pawties! Momz is always warning me away from cactus on the trails…I haven’t gotten stuck yet, but she has and it’s no fun at all
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  16. Happy Gotcha Day Jack and Maggie, great pictures and festivities so far. Ouch to Maggie on the cactus prickers, I once seen a dog with porcupine quills in it’s muzzle and that was not fun. Be safe.

  17. Happy Gotcha Day! Looks like you had a pretty good celebration! Those cactus look wicked mean 🙁
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  18. Happy belated Gotcha Day! Sounds like a fun mini-celebration. I say stretch the celebrating out! My friends and I call that a “Hannukah Birthday.” (Ouchie about the cactus! Hope Maggie learned a lesson that day!)
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  19. Ouch cactus needles! Hope your snout is all better. My Shih Tsu pal Bebe put her eye into a rose thorn, almost lost her eye but did lose some vision. Be careful out there! Love Dolly
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  20. Hi Y’all!

    Hope your Papa is feeling better now. Can’t wait for the report on the rest of your party! You’re doing like my Humans…birthday celebrations here last an entire week! Yep, even the Human ones.

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog
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  21. Happy Gotcha’ Day!

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  22. Ouch – That sounds like painful mischief!

    Glad you had a fun gotcha day guys!!

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂
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