Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Happy Gotcha Day, Kate!!

Wow, has it been three years? Yup! Little Kater Tot sat stock still and confused as hell exactly 3 years ago today as we drove the 3.5 hour ride home. Bella completely ignored the fact that there was a strange dog in the car and things have remained largely the same ever since! :-)

One of the grandest things about having an Un Border Collie is that, unlike their close cousin, the Real Border Collie, UBC's are easily fooled. Kate is thrilled to get anything called a "present" even if said present is...
The same kibble you eat everyday
The same toy that's been lying around for months
And a "cake" is what ever is pointed in the direction of your mouth
(even if by "cake" I mean whatever dessert-y type thing is in the freezer that won't cause assplosions)

Now, Kate doesn't work stock or participate in agility or flyball, she's not great at tricks or a particularly fast learner, but she is one hell of a dog. A purer soul you have not met. She is the definitive "good dog." I am thrilled that Bella and I have had the opportunity to help her along with her confidence issues. She has come a long way in three years. The most important lesson she is has learned is that, now, someone always has her back.


  1. Happy Gotchya Day Kate!

    Mmmm, those "cake" photos make me hungry for a popsicle myself.

    BTW, I love the photos that you get with Bella's paw/leg on Kate's shoulder. Lovely!

  2. Happy Gotcha Day Kate!

    I'd rather not have that first present, but I'd sure have loved a lick of that cake!

    Sniffs and wags,

  3. Yay for Kate! She is lucky that you are the getter of the gotcha!

  4. The final photo is priceless. Happy Day!

  5. Awwww. Happy Got Kate Day to all three of you!

    I've never seen a dog eat a regular popsicle before. The popsicle stores around here -- yes, we have stores that just sell popsicles -- sell a "pupsicle" consisting of frozen beef or chicken broth on a rawhide "stick." (Proceeds benefit the Animal Protection Society.) But any do-it-yourselfer with a popsicle mold can give their dog frozen meaty treats on those hot summer days...

  6. The last photo is perfect.

    Happy gotcha Day Kate, you pretty girl!!

  7. Belated Happy Gotcha day Kate, looks like you enjoyed your day! :-)

  8. Happy Gotcha Day Kate! That last picture is a hoot!

  9. Woof pups

    We like the pictures on your blog (especially the ice cream) Looks like you've got a great life and are having alot of fun. Which is the way it should be.
    Desert Pups here just saying woof and roaming the neighborhood looking for new pals cause we're new in town

    Woof, woof
    Scuba, Keiko, Norman and Toby from Life Inside The Fence

  10. awwww! Happy gotchya day Katie! Lucky lucky you and lucky lucky Mom for seeing what you were before your Gotchya Day.