Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Gotcha - or rather GotThem - Day

Well, everypup, today is the Big Day. My GotThem Day. Because after all I found them.

I think lots of you already know how I found Master and Misery Mistress wandering around the hillside and the streets in the Spanish village I was dumped in. They looked so forlorn and only had two oldish dogs, so I knew they needed another pup.

If you haven't read the links, they are on the sidebar under My Story 1 & 2.

Now Misery usually forgets my GotThem Day, but as we posted about it last week, even she has managed to remember. However I have noticed very little different about it. A few measly helpings of toast, certainly not a Special Day Helping. Nor did she leave the rolls and butter out when she had finished which I thought was extra mean of her.

But as luck would have it, a few days ago, notification came that we had a parcel to collect. As it didn't have my name on the card, Misery thought it was for her. How silly. Naturally it was for ME. As the parcel place doesn't open on the weekend and Monday was a Bank Holiday, Misery had to wait until Tuesday to go and collect it.

The customs officer was very impressed with the parcel. She loved the dog pictures on the label, and the Paw it Forward sticker.

See the nice stickers (and my tasties, one slightly the worse for wear)

I checked it out of course, had a good sniff and tried to tear it apart.

Looking underneath

Trying to get hold of the corner

And then I had a little play with the toys. First I played with the tuggy and the ball. I like tennis balls, and have some yellow ones on my terrace but none of them were new. I like to watch them roll down the steps and make Misery go and and fetch them for me. And I have never had a purple one before. Then I got my paws on the tasties and tried to demolish them before Misery took them away from me.

My lovely purple ball

More goodies?

My tasty just before I demolished it

The green tasty

Trying to demolish the green tasty too

Hey! Where have they gone?

Toyless :(

Today I have been allowed to play with my ball and my tuggy thing. I am not very good with toys because street dogs don't have toys (apart from bits of wood that they find). But I like the purple ball very much, and Misery is helping me learn how to play tugs with the other one. Oooh, and I have just discovered it squeaks. Hehe.

Me and my toy on my sofa

Getting hold of it with my teethies

Toys are hard work - time for a rest

A big bark-out to Addie for such wonderful gifts, especially as they arrived in time for my GotThem Day.

ETA Misery and I have changed my music for my GotThem Day to my favourite song - but clever Princess Eva noticed it before I got chance to say so. How nice to have such a darling clever girlfriend.


Princess Eva and Brice, the Duke of Destruction said...

Darling Pippa,
Happy Got Them day! You look very handsome with your treats and new toys.

Please ask Misery to give you a snooter smooch from me.

Princess Eva

Princess Eva and Brice, the Duke of Destruction said...

Forgot to mention that we noticed that Misery modified your music player to only play your special song.

So appropriate since we are mad about you!


Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

Happy GotThem Day, Pippa! We aren't sure what they did before you rescued them but we think they are quite interesting now.

Cool toys! We aren't very good about sending out packages but we do send love, sniffs and barks!

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Guinness & Shiloh's Family said...

Happy Gotthem day, my darling Pippadog. We are sure glad that you found them and they share you with the rest of us. I wish I could be there in Pawson to give you a great big smooch on the snooter.

Love, Guinness Grrl

Amber-Mae said...

Happy GotThem Day!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

oh dearest Pipparoonie, Happy GotThem Day to you!

Your tennis ball looked so yummy. And much nicer than the one my Jeannie found today.

For a start it was frozen! I mean who keeps a blinking tennis ball in the freezer, then throws it out on the drive. Neighbours, I ask you!

However after a bit of defrosting in my jaws and some piercing with my fine teethies, it gave up its juice quite willingly.

Yummylicious indeed.

I took it on my walkies but somewhere along the way I lost interest in it, because I spotted Squirrel, flash fried but delicious.

What lovely presents from Addie, how kind other dogs are eh?

All Happy Marvin Wishes!

lotsaluv, your frienderoonie, Marvin xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

and some hugeroonies from Jeannie too. ;0))))))))))) Love the photos!

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

oh that word was supposed to read "Hug-a-roonies" - not huge roonies.

Whatever they may be when they are at home!

Asta said...

Deawest Pippa
I'm so happy you wescooed them fwom Pippaless misewy..they could still be wandewing the stweets wifout you..what a tewwible though..Huwwah fow youw Got them day..Addie is tewwific fow sending those nice tweats and takes time to leawn to play ..but it's wowf it
hope you have a gweat time
smoochie kisses

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Ah yes!

The day we khonned the hoomans into taking us with them!



Nice pressies from those sweeties in Texas too!


Simba said...

What a great parcel. It almost makes you like the postman.

Simba x

Mason Dixie said...

Happy got them day. Your toys looks fun. Have a great day.

The OP Pack said...

Happy Got Them Day to all of woo - good thing woo were on that street that day. Nice pressies. Purple balls rock!!! Oh, maybe they bounce.

Woos, the OP Pack

Biloxi and Siber-sibs said...

Woo Woo and Happy GotThemDay Pippa!
Looks like woo got wonderful presents. Enjoy Enjoy!!!

Husky kisses,

Jacks, Narra, Tuchuck, and Rousseau said...

Happy GotThem Day, Pippa! Master and Mistress are very lucky you rescued them! And you are very lucky for all those goodies you received--and for being so handsome!


Winterdark said...

Happy Got Them Day Pippa!

Sophie Brador said...

Princess Eva! Who is this Princess Eva? What is going on, Pippa? Have you completely abandoned your other girlfriends? I can't believe this Princess Eva chica is even remotely as beautiful as me, or as good a swimmer. Oh .... wait ..... this isn't about me? No. You're right. What I meant to say was, Happy Gotcha Day Pippa!!!!!!!!!!!! Your purple tennis ball is perfect.


Sophie Brador said...

Okay Pippa, I checked her out. Princess Eva is reasonably gorgeous. Damn!


Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

happy gotcha day pippa - we are very glad that you found your wonderful family :)



Lorenza said...

Hi, Pippa!
Happy Got Them Day!
I can see you had a great time celebrating this big day!
And with those presents too!
Glad you enjoyed them!
Kisses and hugs

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh Pippa,
Happy Got Them Day. They're so lucky you got them. We love your photos.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Achilles Wong said...

Hello Pipa!! Happy Gotcha day!

We love looking at you enjoy those pressies... shhhhh... we also received a pressie from Addie and boy do we love all the goodies to bits! (sssshhh again, but the candy stuffie is sort of in the ICU right now after less than 12 hours of horsing around with it..*angel face*)

manang's bestfriend will be moving to Gibraltar as early as next week. she will be working there initially for 2 years and then who knows what after that. we hope to squeeze ourselves in her suitcase so we can see you pawsonally :D

it was nice meeting you. can we add you up in our blogroll?

drooly kisses,


Kapp pack said...

Happy Gotcha Day! We remember you have almost the same gotcha day KA had. We hope you have many more.

Butt wiggles, Meadow

Pee Ess: How is movie development coming?

Peanut said...

Happy Belated Gotcha Day. Sorry we missed it

Huskee and Hershey said...

Happy GotThem Day! (Hmmm.. if you say it real fast, it sounds like a HBO word..Heehee)
We just participated in the Paw it Forward game too and will be sending out the presents to the 'winners' later!

Marvin said...

what woo wondering about - me, have an alliterative agony affliction?

Perhaps - perchance - possibly.


May the Bluebird of Blogging and Beauteous Happiness and Harmony fly up your nose forever.

love and alliterative lickeroonies,

Marvin.......... ;0DDDDDDDD

Scarlett said...

Your music is lovely. Such a change from the southern chanting in the cotton fields.

I must post on my blog soon, my crew are getting restless..........


ps Sorry I have not been commenting, but my computer has been in the doldrums and my staircases are worn out with all the sweeping.

Another story for yet another day in blog land.

Anna Stasia said...

Staircases and sweeping are the work of the devil.

Plus bottle with caps and corks.

Let them go free I say.

Anna (who quite likes handsome dogs called Pippa ;0) )

Georgeous said...

Dear Pippa, Happy Got Them Day! And a belated Hapyy New Year to you and your hoomans.
I'm catching up on my DWB's world and enjoying reading about everydog.
Take Care now and enjoy that purple ball! if you haven't shredded and enjoyed it already.
Love George

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

Hope you had a Happy Got-Them Day, Pippa!

-da boys, Cosmos & Juneau-

Randi said...

Awww Dear Darling Pippadoggie...Happy Got Them Day! I'm so happy you found Master & Mistress all wandering those streets..looking for a handsome pup to love...

& your pressie is just wonderful..I hope Mistress helps you play with those toys more & fetches your new purple ball too..its good exercise for her..

Love & Licks,

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Happy GotchaDay. Tennis Balls in the mail is awesome...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

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

Happy gothem day! Your peeps are very lucky you're so careful with the butter dish and got it so clean! said...

Thanks for visiting our blog. Looks like you have found a wonderful home. You are a very lucky dog. Enjoy your new toys!

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Kathryn and Ari said...

Happy, Happy GotThem Day, lovely Pippa. Hope you celebrated with a day of buttered toast and lounging on the patio.

JB's Big World said...

Happy GotThem Day to you. Sorry we missed it, but it was a sad week.
Love the gift you got from Addie too. Have fun with your toys!