Friday, January 18, 2008

My Gotcha Day

Well, it isn't today, or even yesterday, or even the day or two days before that. My Gotcha day was on 14 January.

Anyway, bad mistress has been too busy writing about glow plugs on her Land Rover blog and artichokes on her own blog. I ask you. Why is she writing about artichokes when she could be writing about me?

So no dog has been able to wish me Happy Gotcha Day this year. Now I will have to wait another 361 days. And it was the first year I knew about Gotcha Days too.

Now that surely must be worth sacking mistress for.

It was a grotty day anyway because it rained, so I didn't bother going to wake up master. But he got up anyway. So I Aroorooed to him.

"No, Pippa, we aren't going outside in the rain. We will both get soaked and you won't like that," he said.

So I Aroorooed again.

"Very well, Pippa" and he went out into the patio. "No, Pippa, we can't possibly go out. It is just raining too much."

I sighed. I waited ten minutes and then I had another go.

"Arooo roooo ROOOOOOO."

Appearance of light bulb over master's head.

"Oh, Pippa, do you want your breakfast?"

No, master, what do you think I have been Aroorooing for? A walk in the rain? The cats always hide when it's raining anyway. NO, I want my breakfast.

It's not like master to be so slow off the mark but I was a bit disappointed I must say. Especially as Misery Mistress was lying in bed laughing because she knew exactly why I was Aroorooing. It would have been helpful if you had told master, Misery. Instead of laughing.

Naturally I got no presents from them.

But my friends Jake and Just Harry, The Barkalot Boyz have given me the "thinking blogger award". They said I have opened their eyes to what it means to live on the streets before coming in from the cold to a loving family.

Thank you very much boys. So there mistress, I don't need you to give me your awards because my dogpals give me nice awards in my own right. Anyway I need to think about five other thinking blogs, so I will put my own thinking cap on while I am at the gate and post up next time.

Oh, and back to my Gotcha Day. I don't know how old I am, except that I am more than four. So maybe five, or even six. Who knows? But I've looked after master and mistress for four years now, so I think they have been very lucky.


Peanut said...

How dare they not get your presents. That is awful. Happy Belated Gotcha Day Pippa

Harry said...

Happy belated gotcha day. Don't be too upset about no presents Pippa, the biggest present ever is having such a fine home and family.

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Blue said...

Belated Gotcha Day Greetings to you Pippa. It's a good job you found master & mistress.

Pats & pets

-The Mullin Clan's Mommy- said...

Happy belated Gotcha Day, Pippa! Yur mommy & daddy should have remembered. But, on the other paw, you are such a part of their family that wasn't important to them as you just being there wif them.
-Cosmos & Juneau-

Sophie Brador said...

Pippa, I'm confused. I don't think it's YOUR Gotcha Day, I think it's theirs. I mean, you did get THEM, didn't you? I think your master and mistress missed their own Gotcha Day.


Guinness & Shiloh's Family said...

Happy gotcha Day, my darling Pippadog! Snoses back at you for all of the ones you sent my way. I am beginning to feel better, but may have to visit the vet soon anyway. sigh. they should definately give you extra toast to celebrate being gotten. Can we borrow that phrase? We like Gotcha Days. Shiloh's gotcha Day is in November and mine is in February - I'm going to be 8 this year!

Love & Snoses, Guinness OXOXOXOX

Randi said...

Oh Dear Darling Pippa -

HAPPY GOTCHA DAY! I'm so happy you rescued your people when you did..otherwise I don't think I would have been able to find you...oh Pippa...I hope your peoples know how special you are & how LUCKY THEY ARE that you found them when you did..

Do you have an email address, Dear Pippa? I should like to send you an email..or peemail....

I do like balls - they are very fun..especially if I can get 3 or more of them in my mouth...I do like cats as well..but I've never formally met one...I'd like to though..maybe you can tell me how to meet & greet a kitty.

Happy Gotcha Day Pippa!

You are so handsome it makes me blush under my pretty black furry face...*sigh*

Love & Licks,

Kapp pack said...

Hey Boo (that's American slang for boyfriend),

Happy Gotcha Day and many more. I hope you got some toast!

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Charlie said...

Happy Gotcha Day! But check out the artichokes -- they're really quite nice. Or maybe it's the butter they get dipped in...
- Charlie

Lorenza said...

Hi, Pippa!
Happy Gotcha Day! Sure that day years ago was one of the best for your Mistress and your Master!
I just can imagine your arooos to your Master and he not getting the message!
Have a great weekend

diane said...

Happy belated Gotcha Day Pippa! Maybe Mistress will give you some extra toast this weekend.

Simba said...

Have a great weekend.

Simba xx

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

happy belated gotcha day Pippa :-)

have a great weekend, and thanks for being my friend :-)



Happy Belated Gotcha Day Pippa. The 14th here in Japan was "Coming of Age Day" which is held on the second monday of January every year for 20 year olds who are honored in a ceremony and then have the right to vote.
Anyway we are so glad that such a nice looking dog as yourself was found by a great family and that you now enjoy the finer things in life such as toast!
Jazz and Dixie

Jackson said...

Hey Pips, Happy Gotcha Day, pal! J x

JB's Big World said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day on your gotcha day!

Ferndoggle said...

Happy Belated Gotcha Day Pippa! You don't have to celebrate on the actual just have to celebrate!!


Momo & Pinot said...

Pippa!!!! Happy balated Gotcha Day!!!! The party is going on forever!!!


Momo & Pinot

Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

Happy G-Day, big boy!

River said...

Happy belated Gotcha Day Pippa! It's a shame about the presents though - maybe they'll make up for it next year.

Congrats on the award too.


Frasier said...

Our mistresses sound similar,mine forgot my gotcha day so it will have to be any day in June !!!

Kathryn and Ari said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Pippa! Ari's was yesterday and I almost forgot all about it! Turbo's right: humans can be really stupid.

Try to be understanding about the artichokes, though--they're really, really exciting to us!!

Lacy said...

woofies Pippa, happy late gotcha day, me sooo sorrwy its iz shure u mama and daddy luv ya, peeples jus furgits sumtimes...hopies u got sum tweats outta dem..esp since dey furgoted...

b safe,

dog lover said...

Happy Gotcha Day to the very cute PippaDoggy!!

Best arooroos,

Dog Lover

The Husky in the Window said...

Oh Pippa. Happy Gotcha Day! And yes you should get presents too!

Husky Hugs, MayaMarie

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

Belated Gotcha Day Pippa!

Even when it rains, your place looks good!

It's great to have found furever home isn't it?

love and licks, from Marvin in Grey, cold and rainy Scotland xxxxx

Pacco de Mongrel said...

is never too late to wish a u

'happy gotcha Day!!'....

Ume said...


i think u deserve extra toast for the whole month!

Pee.S: n thanks for the award! u oways make my day when i read your blog!

Gus and Louie said...

Happy Gotcha Day although a bit late.. Louie and I love the rain. Mom says we have duck fur and the water just rolls right off. Louie loves to play with the hose when Dad turns it on. He is so silly he drags it around trying to get everyone wet...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Johann The Dog said...

Happy belated Gotcha Day Pippa!!!!! I'm really glad they got ya!

Woofs, Johann

Freda said...

Wuufs Pippas,

Congrats on your award and Gotcha Days. You don't look overs 1,2 1,2 two years olds. My Gotcha Day was in Decembers. I adopted my peeps 1,2 1,2 seven years ago. Don't knows if I'm 1,2 1,2 eleven or twelve.

Abouts the fallin' waters. If the waters fall durin' my walkies then I get an extras long toalla massage. (Likes this dark.) That's supers cooools! Hints, hints. Winks, winks.

Abouts your twitter stuffs. I use snitter ( that sits in my dock. It is very easys to get to and makes a noise when a friend barks. And now ∆≈ just founds twhirl ( and is tryin' it outs for his tweets. /iquitoz, /kuru and /DeltaGypsy. Mores and mores DWB pups are tweetin'.



Charlie said...

Hi Pippa. You're one of the most thinkingest pups I know, so I'm giving you the Thinking Blogger Award.
- Charlie

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

Happy Belated Gotcha Day, Pippa! We are sorry we missed it but we are glad you found a home and are off of the streets. Mistress may have her shortcomings but she seems to love you very much and she does help you to blog so you can have hundreds of friends around the world! It looks like the last four years have been good to you.

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Natasha Fernz said...

Hello Pippa...

It's me Lucky... Happy Gotcha Day, albeit a bit late... Yes my Mommy seems to have fogotten my Gotcha Day too...

Mine was on 2nd December 2005, when I was just a wee pup, and I've been looking after her for over a year now...

Most dogs don't know what it's like to have to live on the streets. I'm glad I live in a nice house with Mommy now, and am safe from the heat,the rain and the nasty children that used to throw stones at me.

Now Rascal and Mishka live with us too. They're glad to be off the streets too...

So I hope that everydog will say a little prayer for all the poor doggies that are still on the streets: so that some kind soul would take them in, and then they can have a Gotcha Day too...


Hammer said...

Hi Pippa
Sorry I'm late with my good wishes, but, HAPPY GOTCHA DAY for the 14th January.
I've only been with my mum since 22 November 2006 and I'm almost 7yo and Rose has only been with my mum since 2 April 2006 and Rose is almost 9yo. It's good to find your furever home where you'll be furever loved.
Love from Hammer

wally said...

This oversight is, quite frankly, shocking and disturbing. Happy Gotcha day, my pal. I'm quite impressed that you have done such a good job looking after your peoples in spite of their neglect of you(r blog). Well, I think there is only one way to remedy this situation and this is to treat every day as your Gotcha Day! Buttered toast and curry every day!


Kerrio said...

Even LATER belated happy gotcha day Pippa.....

(sorry - not been about much and missed LOADS!).

Big hugs for the gotcha-day boy.

Snog fromm the dogs

Kerrio & co