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Rita's First Gotcha Day!

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This is a couple days early but I will be busy the next few days and didn't want to miss her May 20th Gotcha Day!!! Many of you remember Rita, she is a sweet little shy girl who was returned for "liking a cat" a little too much. I saw the post here on GT saying that she was looking for a home......that post was only a few days after I lost Toby. Rita's story also included a broken hock, which she had repair surgery for and was well on her way to being fully healed. I had myself just had surgery a month prior and had hardware installed in my neck. I felt a connection to this little girl before even meeting her. I contacted Roxy and the adoption was in motion..... Our first year has been wonderful, uneventful until 3 weeks ago when she decided that a stuffed monster should be swallowed whole and she had surgery to clear the blockage....but she is recovered well from that :) We have attended many functions, Mountain Hounds, Beach Bound Hounds and many others!! Rita has come out of her shell in the last 12 months and now has no problems walking up the sidewalk around people....recently I found out that she is weary of the local baseball team mascot, but then again I am too!!! lol. Rita has a nickname given to her by my daughter Bella, ReeRee! And that is pretty much all she is called anymore :)

 

Adopting Rita was the best thing for both of our lives! I love this little spotted party girl soooo much!!! And as many of you already know, we are waiting on the retirement of her brother Chucky, who will become the newest member of our family very soon :)

 

This is Rita on the day we got her

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Miss Rita at Mountain Hounds 2012

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Rita at Beach Bound Hounds 2012 with her skin sister Bella

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Rita was afraid of Bella when she first came....now they are buddies <3

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I take my dogs everywhere with me, here is Rita on vacation in the NC mountains with me, at the Banner Elk, NC dog park

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I love my cuddle bug!!!

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This is how she is looking at me nearly every morning :) who wouldn't melt with those eyes looking at you!!!

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Happy Gotcha Day Rita! I love that last photo - oh those eyes!


 

Charlie the iggy, Hada the podenco maneta, Georgie Girl (UMR Cordella)
Angels: Mazy (CBR Crazy Girl), Potato, my mystery ibizan girl, Allen (M's Pretty Boy), Percy (Fast But True), Mikey (Doray's Patuti), Pudge le mutt, Tessa the iggy, Possum (Apostle), Gracie (Dusty Lady), Harold (Slatex Harold), "Cousin" Simon our step-iggy, Little Dude the iggy ,Bandit (Bb Blue Jay), Niña the galgo, Wally (Allen Hogg), Thane (Pog Mo Thoine), Oliver (JJ Special Agent), Comet, & Rosie our original mutt.

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Happy First Gotcha, Rita! :confetti I love your polka-dot housecoat :blush


Old Dogs are the Best Dogs. :heartThank you, campers. Current enrollees: Aiden. Bea. Punkin. Annie. Miss M. Cletus, knot like the others.

Angels: Pal :heart. Segugio. Sorella (TPGIT). LadyBug. Zeke-aroni. MiMi Sizzle Pants. Gracie. Seamie :heart:brokenheart. (Foster)Sweet. Andy. PaddyALVIN!Mayhem. Bosco. Bruno.Dottie B. Trevor Double-Heart.

 

:paw Upon reflection, our lives are often referenced in parts defined by the all-too-short lives of our dogs.

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Those are all wonderful photos!

 

I remember meeting you, John & Rita last year at Mountain Hounds. Will you all be going again this year?

 

Happy 1-Year Gotcha Rita!


Wendy with Twiggy, fosterless while Twiggy's fighting the good fight, and Donnie & Aiden the kitties

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Happy Gotcha Day & Many More! :confetti She is such a cutie pie!


Cynthia, & Cristiano, galgo
Always in my heart: Frostman
Newdawn Frost, Keno Jet Action & Chloe (NGA racing name unknown), Irys (galgo), Hannah (weim), Cruz (galgo), & Carly CW Your Charming

Princess http://www.greyhound-data.com/d?i=1018857

"It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life, gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are." -- Unknown

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Happy gotcha day Rita :confetti


Jan with precious pups Katie Crazykatiebug, Emmy (Stormin J Flag) and Simon (Nitro Si) Missing my angels: Bailey Buffetbobleclair 11/11/98-17/12/09; Ben Task Rapid Wave 5/5/02-2/11/15; and Brooke Glo's Destroyer 7/09/06-21/06/16. My blog about grief The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not get over the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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Jason, you know how I feel about this little girl and how happy it makes me to see her blossom in your love and care. I could not have let her go to a better person and home :confetti

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Rita, you are so beautiful! Have a Happy Gotcha Day! :confetti


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Humans Kathy and Jim with our girls Beka (BM Beko) and Ivy (Carolina Spoon)

Missing our beautiful angel Breeze (Dighton Breeze) - you are forever in our hearts.

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Happy Gotcha Day Rita!!

 

May all the ones that follow be just as fine!


Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.

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Thank you to EVERYONE!!!! She will have a great gotcha day :)

 

Those are all wonderful photos!

 

I remember meeting you, John & Rita last year at Mountain Hounds. Will you all be going again this year?

 

Happy 1-Year Gotcha Rita!

 

We will not be going to MH this year :( I will be finding out in the next couple days if I will have to get Chucky that weekend. Next year is a GO though :)

 

Hope there are many more gotcha days! Bella is a cutie too, how old is she?

 

Bella is 2 and a half years old.....

 

Jason, you know how I feel about this little girl and how happy it makes me to see her blossom in your love and care. I could not have let her go to a better person and home :confetti

 

Roxy I am sooo glad I called you about her.....I know she has a special place in your heart :beatheart Rita really has been a blessing to me and our little family!! We love her dearly and she without a doubt loves us! She is so fun here at home with her zoomies and smiles at the strangest times!!!! I think there has only been 4 or 5 nights this little girl has not been in the bed with me.... she has comforted me through some rough times this last year!!! One of these days we will come see you Roxy!!!!

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Happy Gotcha Day, gorgeous!


Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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Happy Gotcha Day pretty girl. :)


Standard Poodle Daisy (12/13); Greys Hildy (Braska Hildy 7/10), Ivy (Jax Isis 10/07), Toodles (BL Toodles 7/09), Opal (Jax Opal 7/08)
Missing Cora (RL Nevada 5/99-10/09), Piper (Cee Bar Easy 2/99-1/10), Tally (Thunder La La 9/99-3/10), Edie (Daring Reva 9/99-10/12), Dixie (Kiowa Secret Sue 11/01-1/13), Jessie (P's Real Time 11/98-3/13), token boy Graham (Zydeco Dancer 9/00-5/13), Cal (Back Already 12/99-11/13), Betsy (Back Kick Beth 11/98-12/13), Standard Poodles Minnie (1/99-1/14) + Perry (9/98-2/14), Annie (Do Marcia 9/03-10/14), Pink (Miss Pinky Baker 1/02-6/15), Poppy (Cmon Err Not 8/05-1/16), Kat (Jax Candy 5/05-5/17)

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Happy Gotcha-day Rita!!!

 

Her eyes are exactly like our angel Shelby's, wow. It's like looking at her all over again.


Kyle with Stewie ('Super C Ledoux, Super C Sampson x Sing It Blondie) and forever missing my three angels, Jack ('Roy Jack', Greys Flambeau x Miss Cobblepot) and Charlie ('CTR Midas Touch', Leo's Midas x Hallo Argentina) and Shelby ('Shari's Hooty', Flying Viper x Shari Carusi) running free across the bridge.

Gus an coinnich sinn a'rithist my boys and little girl.

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Rita well I hope this is just the 1st of many Gotcha Days for you. :beatheart:beatheart:beatheart:beatheart:beatheart:beatheart:beatheart:beatheart

 

Ps love your polka dot coat


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Caroline, Mom to Daphne (49B-50215) and Penny (41D-55779)
Remembering Bridge Angels Margo and Sabrina

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Happy Gotcha Day Rita!


Judy, mom to Do Bee, Bandita, Angel and Gizmo

Forever in our hearts, DeeYoGee, Dani, Emmy, Andy, Heart, Saint, Valentino, Arrow, Gee, Bebe, Jilly Bean, Bullitt, Pistol, Junior, Sammie, Joey

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Happy Gotcha Day, Rita. The second photo (from Mountain Hounds) is outstanding. I love her expression.


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Marc and Myun plus Starbuck (the cat)
Pinky my AWOL girl, wherever you are, I miss you.
Angels Honey (6/30/99-11/3/11) Nadia (5/11/99-6/4/12) Kara (6/5/99-7/17/12) Cleo (4/13/2000-4/19/2014)

Antnee (12/1/2002=2/20/17)

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