Saturday, February 4, 2012

Happy Gotcha Day!

I brought home Koira on February 3rd, four years ago. Pallo came home on February second, two years later. I just can't resist getting birthday presents for myself, but since Pallo came home, I have managed to resist bringing home any more dogs!

This little picture, though blown out with light and a bit blurry, shows Koira when I first met her, in the kitchen of the house that was her home up until that point. Koira was a teeny tiny little baby puppy, with a naked little belly and a pink little nose.

Two years later, me and Koira attended our first flyball tournament. Disaster though it was, I still came home fired up to do more. And when I looked on the website of the local pound, and saw this pathetic picture of a scared little tan and black dog labeled only as a corgi mix and a number, I had to go pick him up. He was a chubby little thing back there, still intact (though not for long), with ear infections and major scarring in his ear leathers as well as a huge load of worms.

Now, I have two loving companions. Two titled flyball dogs. The two best friends and best team mates a girl could ever ask for. Its hard to believe Koira has been with me four years, and Pallo two, but it is even harder to think about ever living life without them here with me.

They make me smile, they make me laugh, and they comfort me when I cry. They are two best friends in the world, keeping me company in it, and I am so very privileged to have them by my side.


  1. Koira and Pallo are the same ages as my two dogs. I think it's so lovely the companionship they provide both us and each other

  2. those are two very lucky pups!

    koira as a pup!! squee!!! look at that little face!

  3. Happy Gotcha Day Koira! You are a lucky dog :D


  4. Little Koira's ears were already up! SOOO cute! I wish I had taken pictures of Elli in the shelter. And Pallo -- Crazy how much a good home can change a dog's disposition huh.

    Happy Gotcha Day!!

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    1- take a photo of your animal but only a part of it (where he cannot be fully disclosed)
    2- everybody can apply
    3- place a stamp of this competition on your blog and promote it
    4- be a follower of this blog
    5- deadline is February 29
    6- as soon as you send me your photo by e-mail I'll post them on the blog
    7- Voting: each person can vote on one photo only, not its own and has to be a follower of the blog. You can ask your friends to vote for you.
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  6. HAPPY GOTCHA DAY!!! Pawty hard, dawgs!!!

    Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

  7. Such a lovely post - happy gotcha day/s!!!

  8. Awww.... Sweet pictures. Touching blog post.
    Happy "Gotcha" Day, Koira!! (And Pallo!!) ;op

  9. Yaay, gotcha day!

    Congratulations on such a happy day.

  10. Happy Gotcha Day to two of my favorite internet dogs!

  11. Please tell me you have more baby pictures of Koira!!! She looks like a little animated character, not a dog! I love before and after pictures too. Happy Gotcha Day!

  12. I love to hear this kind of stories! Your dogs are so sweet and I'm sure really your best friends! They are so lucky to have you as well as you are having them!
    I can't remember if I have asked about the names, but I would love to hear the story behind these Finnish names!
    Hugs to all of you!
    x Teje & Nero