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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

So thankful we Gotcha!

Share Your "Story of Me"

Stanzie was born on Dec. 3rd and we made the 5 1/2 hour journey to bring her home in late February 2002.
When we first saw our new pup, she was cuddled up in a bean bag chair, with her litter mates.
The puppies were watching the 2002 winter Olympics.
She has been a fan of winter sports ever since.
Leo, our 5 year old Airedale, came along to see the puppies.
We did not choose Stanzie. Stanzie chose us, (actually she chose Leo).
She ran up to Leo,  the big brother, she had always dreamed of!
She loved Leo so much, and would give up anything for, toys, her bed.
She rode all 5 1/2 hours home, in my lap. If we tried to put her in the crate, she howled something fierce and Leo would join in the song.
6 years later, our dear sweet 'Leo', was diagnosed with cancer and crossed the rainbow bridge in March 2008.
Stanzie missed her brother and we were all devastated. That is when I started looking at dog blogs, as a way to cheer myself up. The first blog I started reading was, 'Bogart Handsome Devil' and 'Oscar' the Airedale, in the UK. I silently followed Bogart, through California and then on to his new home in Oregon and mourned the loss of Bogart's Dad. I spent hours reading the blogs and crying my way through Airedale rescue websites. At one point, we applied with NW Airedale Rescue for a dog. We got excited and waited and waited and e-mailed and waited some more. But they did not reply and we felt that we must have failed the application...(turns out, that there are just so many people on the waiting list, we were contacted about 1 year later) .....but in the mean time... 
Wyatt was born,  August 23rd, 2008. He was born at the Rock'n A Kennel, in Washington State. He came home to live with us around Halloween. His first leash said "trick or treat". Our first meeting with Wyatt was a little rocky. He was actually frightened of us.
Well. that lasted for about 2 minutes. 
Here is a picture of his first Thanksgiving.
Gobble till you wooble....then pass out!
So thankful we Gotcha!
And so thankful for all of our great blog pals too!
Wyatt's Mom and Dad


  1. That's a lovely post, puppy photos so cute, we love your bloggie, and of course Wyatt and Stanzie, thanks for sharing.
    Jan and George xxx

  2. What a wonderful story!!! I'm really enjoying reading everyone's gotchas!!

  3. Pawesome!

    Thanks fur sharing!!!!


  4. Wyatt and Stanzie!!

    I am sooooo glad that you pawticipated. My momma and me loved reading about both of your stories....especially bout da puppies watching da Olympics! Heeeheheeeheee

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.......and I be watching for Stanzie in da Macy's Parade.

    Minna Krebs

  5. Aw, that was such a sweet post! Stanzie and Wyatt are just too cute! Happy Thanksgiving (and some yummy turkey leftovers for Stanzie & Wyatt!)

  6. How sweet!!! The pictures are adorable. Having a dog has changed our lives for sure...and are actually thinking of getting another:) Have a Happy Thanksgiving and let some of that turkey fall on the floor for Wyatt and Stanzie:)

  7. Our babies are so cute! Nothing like a puppy (or kitten) to warm your heart. They were both adorable pups.

  8. What a wonderful post!!! Love the puppy pictures of course!!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

  9. We are so glad that you found your family Wyatt!!! You fit in so perfectly! =)

    Happy Turkey Day to you!

    ~The Monster Crew

  10. What a great story. Sorry to hear about Leo and your grief. How wonderful that Wyatt came along. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  11. What a great post! The puppy pictures kind of look like me right after I have been to the groomer. Of course, Stanzie and Wyatt both grew up and I stayed little. BOL!

    Your pal, Pip

  12. What a great story! And we LOVE the puppy pictures. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

    xXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  13. We just love your stories! Both of you were just adorable pups!
    Happy Thanksgiving, Wyatt and Stanzie!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  14. Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Oh my dog look at da puppy fotos! Dis is neat lookin' at how light you gets when you gets older...dats cool!
    I has a similiar story...mum wanted a rescue but it didn't work out so they found me through a breeder.
    I am so sorry your family lost Leo, he was beautifuls!
    Great stories!


  15. Oh Wyatt and Stanzie those are just lovely stories of your adoptions. You both certainly have MANY thingys to be Thankful Fur on this day. Gobble til you Wobble??? BaWaaaah now that is FUNNY.
    Thanks fur sharing the beauty of your stories.

  16. What a great story! The baby pictures are so cute!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Thor x

  17. Just loved this post! So much to be thankful for when we have a furever home. What a good home you all picked to be adopted.
    Sending best wishes to you and your family across the miles as you celebrate Thanksgiving Day!

  18. Great to learn more about our new furiends! Hope you & your peeps have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

    Brutus & Carmen

  19. Sweet post - happy Thanksgiving!

  20. What a beautiful story... Thanks for sharing!

  21. Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing your story! Today Murphy and I are definitely thankful for each other. Well...I am definitely thankful for him. And he is definitely thankful for breakfast and dinner and his 2/3 of my queen size bed. :)


  22. We love your gotcha story Stanzie and Whyatt.
    happy Thanksgiving!
    Nelly x

  23. Oh Wow...we loved the story of Stanzie & Wyatt! Thank you for sharing it with us.

    We are sure Leo must have had a paw in it all!

    Happy Thanks giving day to you.

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  24. Oh my, what a delight! Lovin' yer already!

  25. What a nice story.
    Happee Thanksgiving
    Benny & Lily

  26. Yay! Great story!

    Happy Turkey Day!


  27. Thanks for sharing your stories!
    Aaaand 2 minutes later... he felt at home!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Kisses and hugs

  28. LOVE LOVE LOVE opening your blog to see Wyatt winking at me! I've always been a 'Dale lover! Stnanzie and Wyatt personify all there is to love about the breed. And OMD! those baby pictures! squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  29. So cute!!! LOVE the baby pix!!!

    Love & Happy Thanksgiving,


  30. I loved reading your story! I can't believe there is a waiting list for a dog rescue! Really enjoyed your puppy pictures!

  31. Hey Wyatt!
    Great stories! I'm sooo glad you joined this family with Stanzie and that you are here in doggie bloggie land with us.
    BTW: I love your new header pix with your sleigh. Very cute and I'm sure Santa's glad to have you as a helper!
    Grr and Woof,