Monday, 29 September 2008

My 1st Gotcha Day!

Hello dear friends,

Yes, it's true. On 29th September last year I came to live with ma and pa. How much I've nejoyed that year! It almost feels like I've been here forever. I am so grateful that they took a chance on adopting an old codger like me, and I hope they know how much I love them. I know young Oscar had a paw in getting me this lovely new home, and I will be eternally grateful to him.

I'm going to stop now before I get too teary eyed, but just thought I'd leave you with a small selection of photos from the last year, which are in no particular order.

Toodle pip
Harry x


BenTheRotti said...

Hi Harry,

we really enjoyed looking at your year in pictures. You sure struck lucky! I've been with my family for 8 months now and I can't even begin to imagine a different life now, isn't it great to be loved?

Happy Gotcha Day buddy, I hope it is filled with fun and happiness,

Ben xxxxxxxx

The Airechicks said...


Ain't LIFE just GRAND .....

Great shots of your - LUV the one of you and PA on the couch .....

Congrats on finding your FOREVER home - You can NEVER every have too much LUV.

Thanks Oscar - we just love Harry and your right he looks very happy - YOU did GOOD!!


Peanut said...

We are glad they took a chance on you to Harry. You couldn't have a better home. Happy Gotcha Day.

Gus said...

Happy Gotcha Day Harry! We are glad you joined us. And we are certain your family, Cassidy included, are thankful to have you there to help out.


Snowball said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Harry.

I am glad that you got adopted by your current home if not we will not get to know you.

You are a handsome chap. I hope you have more happy years to come.


Ruby Bleu said...

Hi Harry...
Happy Gotcha day! Wow - a year already! I know you feel like a lucky guy, but I hope you know it is your family that is lucky to have you!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Harry! Oscar did a great job of finding your furever home for you! We wish you many, many more Gotcha Days!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

the 4 Bs said...

hi Harry, happy gotcha day! we're so happy you're at your home too. it's been great getting to know you and we love those pictures you posted. the one of you snuggling with your dad is really sweet.


Mango said...

Harry - You are so cool. I'm glad you found such a good home.


Eduardo said...

Those are great pictures! Congrats to finding your forever home I know you must be glad, I am!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Asta said...

I'm so gwateful fow Oscaw leading you and youw pawents to each othew..I know that they love you lots, and that you wewe able to help them thwough one of the most difficult times in theiw life aftew Oscaw cwossed the bwidge.
You awe a handsome and lovely boy, and I hope you live a vewy long time!!! making youw pawents and little sissie happy wif youw love and antics
smoochie kisses

Lacy said...

w00f's Harry and Cassidy, happy gotcha day, Harry...yesss the angel dogs sumhow haff the nack fur sending doggies that need pawsome homes to the rite place..(me wuz on too) git lots of toys and treats and haff many many more gotcha days..

b safe,

Agatha and Archie said...

HAPPY GOTCHA DAY HARRY!!!! We are tickled pink that Oscar led the way to your are a very very lucky lad and we are so happy that you are with us!!!! Love and a million kisses A+A

Noah the Airedale said...

Harry mate, you landed on your paws when you went to live with your Ma & Pa. Yep, you've got a great life there matie. And enough of the old codger business, you've got more life in you than most dogs I've seen including me.
Happy gotcha day Harry from all of us.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy and the pinkies!!!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Your are sure one lucky "Dale"..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy gotcha day, Harry! You've got the best home in the whole wide world and we are so happy to call you our friend!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Bogart said...


Loved the walk down photo-memory lane...


Lorenza said...

Hi, Harry!
Happy Gotcha Day!
Kisses and hugs

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Hi Harry,

Happy Gotcha Day! Love the photos of you...=) I'm glad I got to know you and your family too! Hope you had a great day!


Kirby said...

HAPPY, HAPPY GOTCHA DAY HARRY!!!!! I'm so happy that you found such a great home and that your family found such a great dog!! Wishing you many, many more gothca days!

Your pal,

ps - Love the pic of you on the stairs.

BWTH Dog House said...

Happy Gotcha Day Harry!!!!

slurpy licks,

Faya said...

Nous sommes tellement heureux pour pour Katy et Martin ! Bisous, Faya

Simba said...

Happy Gotcha day.

Simba x

Joe Stains said...

omdog HAPPY GOTCHA DAY, we loved all the photos. We are so glad your Mom and Dad got you and kept on blogging!

Persephone and Buster said...


Ain't Karma wonderful? You look so happy since Ma & Pa decided to move in with you! Did you know that the measure of an airedale's happiness is the length of his tongue? Yours is the longest we've seen!

Great pix!


Sephie, Buster, & Bailey


Hi Harry,
You are indeed a very lucky pup. What a great home you've been adopted into! We have really enjoyed reading your blog over the year and will continue to follow your adventures with your little sis.

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Harry,
You are a pup with great taste cos you have adopted one of the best families out there!! My mom loves the pic of you peering behind the railing..
Thanks for sharing your adventures with us this past year!

Girl Girl Hamster said...

You look so pawsome in all the photos Harry. It's so wonderful that you're in a great furever home now

~ Girl girl

Boo said...

harry, so sorry i missed your big day. you sure fast becoming a VVIP in the family. look at your pics. you are enjoying life there.

wet wet licks


Ruby said...

Happy 1st Gotcha Day
You look very happy & well loved.
My 1st gothcha day is coming up on the 5th.
Love Ruby

Deetz said...

Harry, I missed your gotcha day...Happy belated gotcha day! I loved traveling through your one year memories of photo's...I especially like the first one and the one where you are looking through the stair rails. I like em all really. Tell Cassidy hello for me and I wish you all a glorious weekend.

Tadpole said...

Oh Harry, I'm so glad you found your parents! That was a lovely collection of moments from your first year together! :-)

And I must add... you look absolutely dashing and not a day over 5! I can't decide which photo is my favorite - it's either the one where you're looking through the bannister on the stairs, or the one with a snow-beard in the yard. It might be the latter... I love your expression there! Hee!

Molly and Taffy said...

Sorry we have not posted sooner Harry, only just got back from our hols.
We cannot believe it is a year since you came to stay with your Ma and Pa. Time has flown by but what a lovely year you have had. The photos certainly show how happy you are. Our favourite is you peeping through the bannisters.

Molly and Taffy xx

Sitka, Tia, & Cornelia Marie said...

WoOOo Happy Gotcha day Harry!

Finni said...

Happy belated Gotcha Day, Harry!
What a grand year you've had!
Finni xx

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh my Harry...that Oscar does good work, doesn't he?? Sendin' you to the Peeps!!! We can't imagine your blog without ya, Sweetie!!!

Hey...we're havin' a Halloween Pawty in London...Babystan wants to know if he can escort Cassidy???

Invite is on our bloggie!!

Love and kisses, Sweet Harry!


Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Hi Harry,

How are you and Cassidy? We are back to the blogging world and we miss you guys.

Sorry that we miss your Gotcha Day.

Boy n Baby

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Hey congratchewlayshuns!

Dig thoze shades, yu cool doods!! HEHEH!

William Tell said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Harry! I loved looking through the photos. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be the one of you sitting on the stairs and peeking through the rails. Too cute!

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Pippa said...

Somewhat belated, but nevertheless, happy gotcha day. I'm sure you have brought lots of happiness to Katy and Martin over the past year and we have enjoyed reading your stories.


Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

We are late, but happy Gotcha Dy Harry. We think Oscar brought you there too. We were reading his blog when he went to the bridge,and were so sad and we are happy he brought you there.