Thursday, September 5, 2013

Katy's 3rd Gotcha Day



It is so hard to believe that three year's ago Tuesday, we made a long trek to CT to bring home Katy. Poor Bailey was terrified until he realized it wasn't a trade in, but an add on. He finally relaxed and started to make friends when they were both strapped into our now deceased blue Saturn.

She was so scared and so afraid those first few weeks. It took her a very long time to believe that she had arrived in a forever home, not another foster home. When that line was crossed she started to truly open up and it was wonderful to see her truly discover her world.

This year one big advancement has been making connections beyond DH and I. This summer we had to travel out of state to a wedding and Katy got one of her favorite people to stay with her and Bailey while we were gone. She was so disappointed when her dog sitter had to head home. That wouldn't have happened a year ago.

We are so proud of you Katy. You continue to amaze us.

12 comments:

  1. Happy Gotcha day Katy. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  2. What a Wonderful post.... Love the Not a Trade/replacement but an ADDITION..

    Katie you look lovely in that first picture..with your Furs Bob.

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    1. Bailey was so nervous that he had very little interactions at all with Katy when we went to pick her up. Bailey normally loves meeting new dogs. Then it occured to me that this is the house that he likely went to before being sent out to foster care. I didn't think he'd remember, but he had a very strong reaction to being brought there. However, as soon as he realized he was leaving with Katy, his whole attitude changed. He was thrilled and they became best buds.

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  3. Happy Gotcha Day Katy!

    Janice, Snuggles, Sassy and Dixie

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  4. YAY FOR KATY! What a brave girl she has become! So happy to hear it! HAPPY HAPPY 3RD GOTCHA DAY SWEET GIRL!
    Barks and licks and love,
    Dakota
    www.dakotasden.net

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  5. An add-on not a trade in. That was funny. It is a little scary for dogs to realize that humans can add to the pack and still have enough food for all.

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  6. Happy Gotcha Day Katy! I'm so happy you found a family that loves you and has helped you come out of your shell.

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  7. Happy Gotcha day, have a great one.

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  8. Happy 3rd Gotcha Day, Miss Katy! Life is GOOD now :D

    Wyatt

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  9. Belated Happy 3rd gotcha day Katy, so happy for you!
    ~Lickies, Ludo
    p.s. I letting everyone know my new blog address, www.seasideshelties.wordpress.com
    Sorry if you already got it!

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