Monday, September 14, 2009


Today is a special day in our home.
It's Carrleigh's Gotcha Day.
This is the picture our breeder friend
sent us when she told us she was ill
and couldn't keep Carrleigh any longer.
Mom cried a lot thinking about Carolyn
being so sick and Dad said,
"Lets go visit Carolyn and get Carrleig
and the rest is history!

It all started out
just like a normal day.

We were laying around
and trying to find some mischief
to get in to.

when Mom found this package
on our porch.
She opened it
and let us take a sniff.
Jake, are you in there?
Is Fergi with you?
We could feel the love that went
into this beautiful package.

And we could smell it!!
It smelled so good that
Mom was ready to dive right in!
See these beautiful Scottie cookies
(made just for Scotties)
and some bone cookies

(made just for Java)

We could hardly wait to have one.
See how Carrleigh's toungue
is hanging out in anticipation.

And Dad had to keep us feisty Scotties back
so that Java could have one.
They are so crispy and good,
we wish we could share them with everyone.
We think either their Nina
or their Moma
should go in to business.

Piper was fascinated
with all of the toys that were in the box.

And each toy
had it's own beautiful
handmade tag.

Mom could tell immediately,
without looking at the names,
which toy belonged to which dog.
Can you?

Were you right?

And then there were these
two little packets that were
wrapped in bubble wrap.
Mom decided they must belong
to her and put them up on
special high shelf where we can't
get to them.

Did you know that Jake and Fergi
must be artist?
Check out this beautiful
kitchen glove.
We are willing to bet
that it just gets hung in the kitchen
and never touches a hot pot.

It must be Mom's "gotcha day" too.
Because when she went to the mailbox
she had an envelope from her friend, Laurie,
over at Magpie Ethel's blog,
with all of these darling
Scottie and Westie items enclosed.
Laurie is a very talented artist

who makes unique items out of
vintage finds.
She and Mom have a lot in common.
They can see a repurpose for everything.
She also has an Etsy Store.
You might want to check it o

After all of that excitement,
we had Carrleigh's favorite dindin.
Wild Alaskan Salmon
on top of kibble.

Thank you so, so, so much
Jake, Fergi, Sally, and Nina
and Laurie
for making this day such a special occasion.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java


Anonymous said...

Congrats on your gotcha day Carrleigh! Those cookies sure look good!

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

wow great story! great gothcha day! great cookies! great everything!!!

ScrapsofMe said...

We are sooooo happy they gotcha! You always look so elegant and self assured. I wanna be like you when I grow up. Those cookies look extra nummie. Have a happy gotcha day!
arrrooooooooooooo to you!

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Happy Gotcha Day! Those cookies were almost too cute to eat....almost! BOL

Momma loved the little scottie statues she said they were adorable.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo and Bobo

Hollie and Janie said...

happy gotcha day, carrleigh! all your presents are awesome! what a sweet story, too!

Poopsie aka Blue said...

Happy, happy Gotcha Day Carrleigh!
Looks as though you all had lots of fun.

Love, pats & pets

Molly the Airedale said...

Happy gotcha day, Carrleigh!
Mom is in love with your mom's kitchen glove! It's just beautiful and we're in love with the cookies! That was sure nice of Jake and Fergi!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Martine said...

Oh my gosh those cookies are so cute!!! I'm glad that you all got your own personalized cookies!!

So many new toys and packages adn FUN FUN FUN!!!!

xo martine

Sue said...

Happy Gotcha Day. That was a really neat package. You are a lucky dog.


Happy Gtcha Day! And boy, you guy's gotcha a lot of grrrreat pressies!

Our mommy likes your mommies pressies too.

Bone-it puptete!

Riley and Star.

The Airechicks said...

Happy Gotcha Day Carrleigh:

Those homemade treats look "DELISH!!!"

Very nice that everyone got something...

Celebrated like its the first!!


animal lover, quilt lover said...

What a great day you all had!!! Thoughs yummy looking cookies are just what any dog would Love!! You all had such a fun day! Mom glad you thought of going and getting Carrleigh..
We love it when you come and see us, thank-you!
OXO Bambi and Fern

SEDONA said...

What a great way to celebrate Carrleigh's joining the family!
What nice furiends.
Your pal,

Two French Bulldogs said...

Wow,what great prizes. Cookies that look like you
Benny & Lily

Inky and Molly said...

Oh wow, what beautiful gifts. Happy Gotcha Day!!

BRUTUS said...

Looks like a very special day - what lucky doggies you all are! Congrats Carrleigh for being part of such a wonderful pack!

Brutus the Frenchie

Oreo said...

What a GREAT day!!

Cookies!!!! Yum and I bet they tasted good, cuz they look licious!!! My mom thought the gifts were cool too.

Doesnt get much better than that!!

Snazzy Jazzi :-)

Dexter said...

Mmmm... cookies! Momma is jelly of all the nice people gifts you got. What a great way to celebrate a most important day.


Dexter said...

Mmmm... cookies! Momma is jelly of all the nice people gifts you got. What a great way to celebrate a most important day.


TwoSpecialWires said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Carrleigh!

It made us wag our tails (Fergi, too!) to know those cookies arrived just in time for your celebration! Wish we could say we had that planned, but mostly we got lucky. Moma FINALLY finished one thing she started. (We get the credit for taste testing. Somehow the Scottie cookies taste just the same in terrier shape! Go figure!

Enjoy, good friends!
Jake and Fergi

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Happy Gotcha Day Carrleigh!!!!

Nice nummy looking cookies!!!

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

What a pawesome day!

Happy Gotcha Day 'Carrleigh'

Woo really got some yummykhool goodies!

Tank woo fur sharing them with us!


Taffy said...

What a great day! I always wonder if gotcha days are better for the parents or us pups....anyway, Happy Gotcha Day, cutie pie!

Ziggy Stardust said...

Happy Gotcha Day!! I can almost smell those cookies now. What cool pressies. Gotcha day is a blast.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Sally said...

Happy Gotcha day! Those were some great gifts - we are still drooling over those cookies...

Sally and Paddy

Clive said...

A very happy Gotcha Day!

What a fantastic selection of treats and presents you got! Those cookies looked yummy!

Take care

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Carrleigh - hope you had a wonderful day!!!

Tail wags, the OP Pack

tammy said...

Loved the pictures, you guys are so photogetic! Have fun eating all the cookies but don't get any tummie aches!

And to your Mom, Lynn, Wish you could come spin w/ us too! Maybe one day.....

Anonymous said...

What a special day for all of you. You know I can't eat those cookies, but BOY DO I WANT TO!

From Your Pal,

Rachel said...

Oh no... I'm such a sucker for cute Scotty stuff!

Cassie said...

Happy Gotcha Day Carrleigh! Sorry I'm late. XX-Cassie

Look at all the grub and goodies you got. BowWooW! Congrats on your special day.
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRocketDog and Hootie

Abigail said...

That oven mitt is just too much! Love it

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