Monday, May 26, 2008

Angel & Lakota's "Gotcha" Day

Haa roo Everypup
Today is Angel & Lakota's Gotcha Day, so I am turning over the blog to Angel so she can tell you their story.
Happy Memorial Day!
Greetings Everypup!

Thank you to Skye for letting me have this opportunity to share my "Gotcha" story with you. Three years ago, Lakota and I were rescued from an abuse situation in Maine. We had been starved. Twelve of us were saved. Sadly, eighteen dogs perished, including my sister, Skye's mom and all of her brothers and sisters. We were taken to the
Central Aroostook Humane Society in Presque Isle, Maine. There we were gently nursed back to health. Lakota was the first one of our group to be adopted. Mom had been speaking to a nice lady at the Humane Society and arranged to come up to adopt me after I had some surgery. One week before she was to come up, Lakota was returned to the shelter. The lady that Mom had contacted asked her if she would be interested in adopting another dog. Mom was very surprised, because on their last phone call, everyone had been adopted! The shelter wanted Lakota to go to a good home with someone who understood huskies. Mom decided that YES, she would take Lakota too. Mom had to drive ten hours to get there from Connecticut. She drove up the day before so that she could be at the shelter first thing in the morning. She met the nice lady at the shelter and spent some time talking to her. FINALLY they came to the kennel area. I saw her and I was SO excited I jumped up in the air and started doing a very happy husky dance! The shelter lady said that they had not seen me that happy in the entire time I had been there. They let us out in the play yard for a little while before we left. I was a little afraid to get in the car because the last time I went in a car, I went to the vet and came back with a sore tummy!
Mom convinced me that it was OK, so I got in and stretched out across the back seat of the car...nice and comfy! Lakota tried to sit back there too, but he ended up riding in the front seat because I was not giving him any room. It was a long drive back to Connecticut in the rain. Mom did not put us out in the kennel right away, but when she did, I was very happy to meet my new kennel and team mates. Lakota did not like being in the kennel--he becomes a whiney hiney after about an hour, so Mom made a special place for him right off the back porch.
The past three years have been absolutely wonderful! I do remember going to the vet shortly after I got here to get my stitches out and he told me "No one will ever hurt you again!" and he was right!
Mom loves us and takes such good care of us. I proudly run lead for her team. I love her so much for adopting me and giving me a wonderful home. I know Lakota feels the same way. We hope to be here with Mom for many years to come.
The first pictures are of me, relaxing next to my house and then just after doing a happy dance and howl. The other picture is Lakota, hamming for the camera (Stormy from the Ao4 would be proud of
him haa roo!)
Mom gave us Frosty Paws this afternoon as part of our Gotcha Day celebration. I made her hand feed me mine, so she ended up with....Frosty Fingers! hee hee She promised us extra cookies after supper.
Happy Memorial Day to everypup...hope you all get a special treat!
Happy husky howls!
Angel and Lakota


Lacy said...

w00f's angel and lakota, its nice to meeted iz a friend of skye's..i no u all has da bestest home and ur mama loves u all verwy much...happy gottcha day to boff of u...

b safe,

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...


Happy Gotcha Day to Angel and Lakota!!

Woo are furry lukhky BUT my mom started to leak when I read her the part about the others that didn't make it!!!

Happy Memorial Day to them AND to all of woo!!!!


The Army of Four said...

wooooooooo! Happy Gotcha Day!
Our mom got leaky, too, for some reason.
Stormy LOVES that picture. She said it's PERFECT!

Peanut said...

Happy Gotcha Day

Niamh said...

What a great rescue story! I'm so glad that you have a wonderful home now.

Your friend,

Kapp pack said...

Congrats on your special day! I thank dog everyday for a rescue taking me in and findng me the pawfect furever home!

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Happy gotcha day Angel and Lakota. We are super glad you found your mom!

Steve and Kat

Chef said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Angel and Lakota. Rescue stories like that make us all teary but we like knowing that so many pets end up in good and loving homes. Mama says if we get another dog it will be a rescue. I am so glad your story ended well and you are loved and happy.

xoxo Special hugs for you.


Moco said...

We came over from angel Lacy lulu's blog to wish you a happy gotcha day. We are all rescue pups and very glad to hear that you have a wonderful home. May you have many, many years with your mom.

i said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Angel & Lakota! Hope you have a great celebration!

That's a lovely story! Glad both of you found a loving home.

Pippa said...

Hello Angel and all the Moondance Huskies.

Hope you had a super gotcha day. I came over from Lacy, Rocky and Bear's blog because they said it was a good story to read.

I am a rescue doggy and master and mistress think I am part Husky. I read the other posts on your blog and I think Moon looked like me.


Asta said...

Angel and Lakota
What a bootiful stowy..HAppy Gotcha Day to You!!!!
Youw Mom sounds like the best evew and I'm suwe you will be happy fow the west of youw lives..thank dog fow Mom's liike youws..I hope youw mates who cwossed ovew the bwidge awe wunning with a gweat pack
smoochie kisses

Anonymous said...

Wooo! Happy belated gotcha day to Angel and Lakota!!!

Jans Funny Farm said...

We're so glad you both found a happy home. Happy Gotcha Day to you both!


Princess Eva and Brice said...

Happy (belated) Gotcha Day!!

I love happy gotcha day stories. Tasha had a pretend "gotcha day" but then when those people returned her, she ended up with a big "GOTCHA DAY" with our Momma and Dad. They always said that it was fate that Tasha ended up as their first-born canine child.

I wanted to stop and thank you for your kind words recently. We feel like all of the other "crazy people with dog blogs" have wrapped us in a warm comforting hug. And I mean that term in the best possible way.

Thanks again,

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Angel and Lakota -

Happy Belated Gotcha Day! Kaci and I (Hershey) are glad you found your forever home. I get Frosty Paws too.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

P.S. Hi, Skye!

Anonymous said...

Where are woo Skye???