Jack & Maggie Gotcha Day 2014
This weekend we celebrated Jack & Maggie’s Gotcha Day with a big virtual party and some toys and of course a cake. I thought I was going to have to make a cake for them and I send a big thank-you to all of our Facebook friends for offering some great recipes. Luckily, Steve bought one for us, so I was saved that ordeal, or I should say Jack & Maggie were saved from having to eat it.
Our virtual party was a great success and is still going on today, so if you’d like to submit a photo of your pet (not limited to dogs) in their party gear, please do. For every party goer, we will donate $1 to C.A.R.L., the Canine Animal Rescue League, the shelter where we adopted Jack. Check our photo album on Facebook to see the party goers. One lucky guest will win a boat load of SlimDoggy swag (t-shirt, bandana, frisbee & hat).
Why are we celebrating their Gotcha Day? To us it’s an important milestone for both of them. Jack has been with us three years now and Maggie for two. Both have made great strides in their behavior and in their health. Most of you know the story of Jack, but he had been in the shelter for a year when we rescued him, so he was likely a permanent resident. He was overweight and they were treating his anxiety with Prozac. Maggie got tossed out of her breeder farm situation and had already been returned by one adoptive family because of her fearfulness. Integrating them into our family has been a challenge, but we wouldn’t change it for anything. We’ve learned about patience and tolerance and perseverance from working with the two of them and the happiness they bring us each day can’t be measured. I know most of us feel that way about our pets, so our Gotcha Day celebration is just our way of saying thank you to Jack & Maggie for making us smile each and every day. Here’s some of the photos from their party.
Thanks to everyone who joined us by sending in their photos. It was a great party and Jack and Maggie are so happy they have so many friends. Remember, there is still time to join us. $1 for every attendee goes to a good cause, so send in your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to our FB page.