BULLIES come in all ages

BULLIES come in all ages
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Surround yourself with positive people,
energy, and situations;
always avoid negativity.


Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So, love the people who treat you right.

Forgive, and then forget about the ones who don't.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Happy Third "Gotcha Day", Buddy

Three years ago a big, handsome, young, black Lab was found roaming the streets of Helen, GA, picked up by Animal Control, and brought to the shelter where I was a volunteer.

He was absolutely beautiful and crazy, barking and throwing himself onto the cage when anyone walked near him. When I was finally able to get him on a leash and out to the exercise yard, he calmed down and I saw a sweet, confused, gentle soul. We made eye contact and I was convinced this was a pup who would make a wonderful companion. My original intention was to "foster" and socialize the big, goofy boy until his fur-ever home could be found...
And we all know the rest of that story.
I took these photos of Buddy (at the shelter) to show Hubby the "foster" dog I was bringing home. Hubby just smiled. He knew Buddy had found his fur-ever home even before I did!
I Love You, Buddy!

Happy Trails,


Andrea said...

Woofs and wags,

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Happy Buddy Day!

Woo so rekhognised a good thing!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Smushie Ranch said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Buddy!

He's beautiful K. It's amazing a gorgeous creature like Buddy would end up at the shelter. You're a wonderful furever mom!

Shannon and the Gang

Anonymous said...

Happy three years Buddy! Helen GA is so nice. : )

Moose said...

Happy Gotcha day Buddy! It is sad how many wonderful dogs are hidden behind the fear, frustration and boredom in shelters (not to bad mouth the shelters though). It is impossible to know the true dog they can be in that environment so I think they get overlooked. Lucky for Buddy he got picked up before he was hurt AND lucky he happened on you! I know you probably feel lucky to have found him too though. :-) He is an awesome boy!

bellaboo said...

You two were obviously meant to be together!

Bellaboo :o)

Thor and Jack said...

Happy Gotcha Day Buddy!
Glad you found this wonderful furever home!
Have a great day!

kks said...

what a wonderful story! it always amazes me, of all the animals we see that need homes, somehow you just know when you see the one for you...
what a lucky guy Buddy!! and happy gotcha day!!
have a great week!

Dexter said...

Black labs rule! Happy Gotcha Day!


Maxmom said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Buddy!!!
Who could ever have been able to resist a tail wag that turns into a blur on photographs! What lovely pictures!

Anonymous said...

We adopted two of our dogs from a shelter and they have both been wonderful!! Keep up the great effort!

My Mind's Eye said...

Ms K and Buddy congrats and many hugs and kisses on this your 3rd anniversary of your gotcha day. You and Ms. K were both winners on that day 3 years ago.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Anonymous said...

Buddy knew he'd found a fur-ever home, too. Just your smell, your voice, your touch...he knew you wouldn't be able to resist him! He's a happy fella now!


Unknown said...

Awe............what a great story! Sure glad you gave Buddy a forever home! I just love him too!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

What a grrrreat thing. Three years of HAPPINESS!

Infrequent Flyers said...

I love that story! Volunteering is a great way to get the "pick of the litter"!

Remington said...


♥I am Holly♥ said...

Happy "Gotcha Day" Buddy! You got a great home!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

glenda said...

He truly is beautiful. You were both lucky to find each other.

Bobby said...

Yes happy gotcha Buddy day, so many foster dogs never move on, but they are lucky to have found their fur-ever home. Like me John would not part with me now, I am still a foster dog really.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Awww, what a wonderful story - Happy Gotcha Day, Buddy - we hope you get cake.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Golden Samantha said...

Welcome home! Have had badbadbad puter issues and have only been able to post sporadically - better now and can catch up! Looks like you had an amazing time in AK - must back up and read your posts! Most of all, today, congrats Buddy, on your third Gotcha Day! I can see why your Ma and Pa brought you home - what looks you projected! Whatta love! Congrats again!
Hugs xoxoxoxoxo

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Buddy is the lucky one, Kit.... HE has found the best home in the world....Happy 3rd gotcha day to Buddy!!!!


Anonymous said...

What a great story! I knew he came from the shelter, but did not know the details! The day Buddy met you was his real beginning. What a pair you are! And how well D knows you. A match made in heaven...D and you...Buddy and you! SH

Anonymous said...

What a great story! I knew he came from the shelter, but did not know the details! The day Buddy met you was his real beginning. What a pair you are! And how well D knows you. A match made in heaven...D and you...Buddy and you! SH

Kathy said...

Buddy, you lucky dog!! You have the best "fur-ever" home in all of GA!!
So glad Kit found you in the shelter, such a happy day!!
Belly rubs to you, Zack and Sassy!
Hugs to Rama!

Kelli said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Buddy...Love, Kelli, Madison, Maddie, and Lillie

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I am so happy for you Buddy!! You got a wonderful forever home!!!
We love you Buddy, Bambi and Fern

Unknown said...

BOL I'm M's "foster" too, and so's Frankie, and Max BOL you guys! Happy Gotcha Day, Buddy!

Ina in Alaska said...

It is always the random encounters that work out for the best. You and your "Foster Son" Buddy were destined to be together. Happy Gotcha Day Buddy, Love, Ina, Toby, Ginger, Jeter and Halle xoxoxo

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

He is a beautiful, wonderful companion - hug him every day and tell him how much you love him.

Happy Gotcha Day, Buddy!!

Deb said...

Sweet Buddy ... what a luck day for him you were volunteering ♥

Amber and Nala said...

What a sweet story....Happy 3rd Gotcha Day Buddy! You hit the jackpot boy. ;)


Susan Stevenson said...

Happy 3rd Gotcha Day Buddy! What a great story. I got my girl Raven from the local shelter (black lab/border collie mix) in October. I can't imagine not having her in my life. Such a sweetheart!

Dogs are such special furkids!