Happy Gotcha Day 01.31.21

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January is nearly over and that means it will be Layla’s Gotcha Day !

I cannot believe it is 10 years since I adopted her from the Carson Shelter.
I so remember looking at all the photos on Petfinder and Petharbor, seeing this matted mess and knew in my heart she was the one.

The 10 years have been wonderful, she is an amazing little dog, full of energy at the age of 14 and excluding her eyes which we are having problems with and she will be seeing a Eye Specialist next week, I cannot complain.

Layla, we have Aunt Cindy to thank for pulling you from the shelter, Uncle Mike for bringing you to San Francisco, Uncle David for allowing us to have outdoor time during the lockdown in his garden, Aunt Alice for taking us on adventures during the lockdown where we can get out of the city and everyone else that is part of our life.

And Layla a big big thank you for keeping me sane through the hard times, making me walk a lot as you love your sniffs when we walking and thanks to those sniffs a two block walk becomes six and what would be a half hour becomes 2 plus hours, but would not change it for anything. If your tail is wagging and you happy then so am i, never mind my morning coffee is always cold.

I pray to have many more years with you and as I always joke we are growing old together, we both have eye problems so we are two peas in a pod.

January is freedom month for both of us, it is the month I ran from Domestic Violence and the month you were freed from the shelter. So each January I reflect on what has happened since, count my blessings and look forward to what the New Year will bring us.

Happy Gotcha Day !!!!!!!!!

Love from Mom

13 Replies to “Happy Gotcha Day 01.31.21”

  1. Happy Gotcha day Little Layla – and I hope you and your mom celebrate January with a lot of love, thankfulness, and peace! You are surrounded by love and have a lot of aunts and uncles who care for you deeply – plus, we all enjoy watching your frolics through reading your blog!

  2. I know that ‘just let me sniff this post, and that corner, and this post and that….” so your description made me laugh. Layla knows what she wants to do on her walks – right?

    This is a wonderful story and I know she is the most precious dog in the world to you. Happy Gotcher Day Layla!

  3. Happy Gotcha Day, Layla! It’s mindblowing the way that time flies after bringing a special pet into your life, isn’t it? This coming week will mark 12 years since I brought the Dav girl home. It feels like both a lifetime ago and just yesterday all at the same time!

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