Monday, June 7, 2010

Two Years Ago

Bunny here, with greetings for my friends out there.

I wanted to share with you that today is a special day.  Two years ago, I came home forever with my mom and dad and Blueberry.  I met Hawk and Lilac when we got back home.  I couldn't believe my luck!

Three weeks before that, I'd arrived at the adoption kennel.  My mom was there, too, so I wasn't too scared.  The dogs there were all nice, but I had no idea what was going on.  I was just starting to get used to the place a week later when something different than the usual turn out schedule happened.  The lady came and got me, but instead of taking me to the door for turn out, she took me to a different room with a beautiful blue brindle greyhound and a man and a woman.  There was something about that woman that I liked, so I walked right over and leaned against her, and wouldn't you know it, she couldn't resist petting me.  I liked her scritches a lot!  The man looked lonely, so I walked over to let him have a turn to pet me, since I figured that's what they were there for.  The blue brindle hound just ignored me, but she didn't hate me or anything. 

The people talked a little and then the lady went and brought another greyhound back in with us and she was a very cute little dog.  Something about the way she looked at that woman and the blue brindle hound, who was laying on the couch beside the woman, didn't sit quite right with me.  I didn't growl or bark or anything, but I went over and leaned against the woman really hard and gazed up at her so she'd know I was the cutest hound ever and that she wanted to pet me some more. 

Finally, the woman told the lady from the kennel that they really liked me!  Well, who wouldn't?  My little tail wagged, but then the lady led me back to my crate.  I didn't understand what was going on, but I wished they had more time to pet me.

The next week, I went to the vet and fell asleep for a long time.  When I woke up, I didn't feel so hot, but I started feeling a little better soon enough.  They came and took me back to the kennel, and every day, I started to feel a little better.  One day, the lady came and got me and took me back to that room.  I couldn't believe it!  That woman, man and blue brindle greyhound were all in there again.  The woman was smiling and she put this beautiful collar on me.  It even had real rhinestones on it!  I felt like a princess, I must say. 

The woman and man filled out a few papers and then the gathered up the leash of that beautiful greyhound and my leash and took me out to a van with dog beds and air conditioning.  I tell you, it was luxury!  I couldn't believe I was having such a good day. 

We drove for an hour and a half, and then the van stopped and they brought me to a turn out pen.  Two more greyhounds came out and sniffed me all over.  The big male leaned against me and I knew he'd look out for me.  That's when I realized this was my new pack.

Since then, I've had adventures beyond what I even knew was possible when I was a little puppy on the farm in Iowa.  I have learned to appreciate the finer things in life, like Mom and Dad's soft as a cloud bed, snuggles, dog parks and dog bakeries.  I lead a charmed life and I am so glad I leaned on that woman who turned out to be my mom!  Everybody, have a Milkbone or some Frosty Paws tonight in my honor.  I hope you're all as happy as I am!

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  1. Congrats on your big day, beautiful - whether you know it or not, you are one very lucky hound! :)

  2. Happy Gotcha Day, Bunny!... you're one lucky hound but my guess is the family is equally lucky to have you too :)

    Licks, hero

  3. What a lovely story. A great happy ending.

  4. Reading this story made me so happy I cried!!!! I'm such a big sook....beautiful hounds, I look forward to your updates every day!

  5. Our Mom is rather leaky now - what a beautiful story.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

    PS - Mom said she saw an issue of Caesar Millan's magazine at the bookstore and it had several pages about greyhounds. It made her think of you.

  6. Awwwwwwe...Bunnykins, what a marvelous adoption story. See, you really are a haves been all along and just didn't know it till you came "home". I will most definately haves me a treat in your honor today.
    Oh and congrats to your pawrents fur getting a most beautiful princess 2 years ago.
    Pees: You WERE a racing doggie, right? And Lilac and Blueberyy were not or am I confused?

  7. I am celebrating with you, Bunny! I have only ever had two homes and Gramma tells me that I will be here forever! I like it here with Gramma and Papa even though I miss my boy sometimes. I am happy that you found the right mom!!

  8. Happy Gotcha Day! We will have a Frosty Treat tonight in your honor. You definitely look like a princess in your pink collar. Hope you have a greyt day!!!

  9. Bunny-

    You`re a very lucky hound!


  10. BUNNY it is your Got'cha Day. Congratulations. That is one wonderful story. Be sure to give mom and dad some EXTRA kisses and Enjoy your Special DAY!!

  11. Congratulations on your anniversary Bunny! I'm so happy that you're happy!!

  12. You ARE a princess, Bunny. Happy gotcha day!

  13. You were TOO small, really? Now this is all fascinating to me. I knew one of you was a racer but just couldn't remember. Is there somewheres on your blog that I can find da info?

  14. Happy gotcha day Bunny!! Looks like you, your pack and your Mama and Daddy were made for each other!!

    We just love happily ever afters!!
    Smileys and Snuggles!
    Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

  15. Happy Gotcha Day!!! Seems so long ago, doesn't it?

  16. Oh Bunny, these are the stories we just love! We are so glad you chose your humans so well. It can be hard to get it right but you seemed to know right away!
    We just loved that pretty collar and how happy you looked on the way to your new home and your forever happy life.
    Happy Gotcha Day Bunny - extra licks for the humans today.
    love and kisses
    Martha and Bailey xxx

  17. Oh yay, Happy Gotcha Day, Bunny!!!
    What a wonderful story. :-)


  18. I enjoyed your lovely story Bunny. Congratulations to you and to your loving family.

  19. Happy Gotcha Day Bunny - a great story!

    take care
    Clive and the NSLM

  20. Happy Gotcha Day!! Isn't it the most wonderful feeling when you realize you're with you forever pack??


  21. Congratulations! I love hearing how everyone came to live with their families.

  22. Bunny, you are a real Princess if I ever saw one! Happy Gotcha Day.

    Emma Rose

  23. Congrats Bunny! Terrific story :)

  24. Woof! Woof! Very nice. Just precious. Happy Happy Bunny day. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  25. Awww. That is the best story ever! Who could resist you? :)

  26. Bunny, you hit the jackpot when you leaned up against that nice woman! You're so cute, it's no wonder she couldn't resist you! I'm glad you have such a greyt family to pamper you!

  27. Lovely, lovely, lovely. Beautiful and the way it should be. I so hope you and your peoples charish every moment. Congratulation on your 2 year anniversary of your 'Gotcha' Day'! Big hugs and lots of scritches! Love to be able to hear your story of how it all started. Thanks for sharing it!

  28. Happy Gotcha Day, Bunny!
    Thanks for sharing your story!
    Kisses and hugs

  29. Momma gaved us some pizza pie in your honor. Momma says that she thinks your breed of dogs is just so furry nice. Momma says that she will not live long enough to love all of the dogs that she would like to love.

  30. wow wee! Happy Gotcha Day Bunny
    I like your style.. subtle hints worked marvelously. And I must say you look stunning in your pink collar! I think I'll have a frosty paw for you tonight. It'll be a pink strawberry one.. for u bunny.
    PS That's a really cute pic of u and mom

  31. Hi there,
    Thanks for stopping by and for your wonderful comments. Love them.

    Also, you can find Kim Parkhurst's art works at:

    I am not affiliated with Kim or anything, just a fan of some of her work. I don't know if you have see the comic strip 'TurboSpud' (he is a gh) or not, but it was through that comic strip and her allowing us to publish it in some of our newsletters that I came to know Kim. She does all sorts of work, but of course her greyhound prints are the ones I love most.

    Thanks again!

  32. Awwww! Sweet story - all greyhounds should have one like it! I'm glad Bunny knows how lucky she is!

    Happy Gotcha Day, Bunny! :)

  33. Oh Bunny! I can't believes I missed this yesterdays! Well, Happy Happy Belated Gotcha Birthday! That sure was a Most Wonderful story and kinda made my mom a little bit leaky cuz we're both so happy you founds your Most Perfect Home That Ever Was!

    Is it okay if I have a milkbone tonite in your honor, even though it's not your actual Gotcha Day?

    Wiggles & Wags,

  34. Bunny - Thanks for telling your story. I've got tears in my eyes because I'm so happy for all of you! That lean really did the job, didn't it? I bet that it still works!

  35. miss bunny!
    happy belated 2nd gotcha day! you sure found a grrreat pack!! :)
    the booker man

  36. Happy Gotcha Day!
    I'm sooooo glad they gotcha!
    Here's to many more Gotcha Days ahead!

  37. Bunny - what an awesome story and we are so glad you shared it with us. Our hu-dad feels bad that he is late, but we all want to wish you the best Gotcha Day ever!


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