Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happy Gotcha Day Dahlia!

My gosh, where has the time gone? Three years ago today we woke up in the morning knowing that our lives would change that day. Later in the afternoon, we picked up a Cocker Spaniel named Coeby and transported him an hour and a half away from here, where we met up with the rescue that had Dahlia (and who were taking Coeby in). I still remember walking Coeby around waiting for Trish to show up with Dahlia, turning and seeing this woman walk by with this gorgeous black dog with this huge tail. And then suddenly it dawned on me. That was our gorgeous black dog with the huge tail. I really could not have imagined then how much this dog would come to mean to us. She's just the best and the past three years have been awesome.

What I have learned this year
by Dahlia F. Beast

1. To stop and sniff the flowers instead of peeing on them.

2. That no matter how wet you get, you must always always keep the tail dry.

3. That lily pads are almost worth swimming for.
(Please note that my tail is still not wet)

4. That Mommy comes up with the best photo shoots.

5. That stealing Mommy's chair is great fun.

6. That being kicked out of Mommy's chair is no fun!

7. That even though they protect my feet in the winter, I will get the utmost sympathy if I give the woe face and refuse to move off the couch when Mommy puts the booties on me.

8. That there is definitely a point when it becomes too much snow.

9. That climbing mountains is fun, especially in the winter!

10. That goats are great fun to herd, even if they don't get what I'm trying to do.

11. That D means dog! And also Dahlia...

12. To stop being so serious all the time.

13. To fly, even without a jetpack.

14. That tug is the BEST GAME EVER.

15. That Mommy dressing you in ridiculous things means hot dogs.

16. That belly rubs are the best.

17. Ok I'm lying. I knew that a long time ago. (See # 11 above)

18. That laying in the grass is the best way to spend a lazy afternoon.

19. That things learned in agility class apply to real life!

20. That I'm too sexy for these Doggles.


  1. Thank you! We're very lucky to have her in our lives.

  2. Oh Dahlia! Happy (late) Gotcha Day to you, beautiful girl!

  3. I almost feel like today is her real gotcha day. We picked her up Saturday (5/17) evening and didn't get home until 9:30-10pm or so. So basically we fed her and went to bed. 5/18 was our first full day with her so that somehow seems even more significant. 5/18 was the morning we woke up with her between us in bed and she rolled over onto her back and gave us a HUGE grin.