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Monday, January 12, 2009

Dave-a-Versary 2009!

Woo, everypup and everycat!  It's me - Dave!  Did you see what Zimmie said about today being a big day here?  Well, if you scrolled back in the Ao4 Digest archives to this post and this post, you could figure it out - today is my Dave-a-versary!  That's right - my homecoming, my Gotcha Day, the day Mom and Dad brought me HOME!  Wooo!

Back at those posts, you can read the story of how I got here (oh, and at this one, too) but the short version of the story is that I was in our local shelter for over a month screaming the Siberian Death Scream, hoping my Mom would hear me.  Oh, she may not have known she was my mom at the time, but I did!  I knew the right mom was out there somewhere!  And oh, she thought I was just a "foster" for a while... but seeing as how my Homecoming was in 2002, I don't think I'm going anywhere!  (Not that I ever did think I was going anywhere!)

As some of you know, our old PC died and we lost most of our photos.  Fortunately, Mom had burned some of them to a CD, and the very first pictures she took of me are on it!  So now... never seen before on this blog... I give you my puppy pictures!

Quite the cute little guy, wasn't I?  I think I was about 4 years old, but I can't really remember. 
The pix were taken in an exercise yard at the shelter.  The nice people there let my mom take me out there.  We played and she gave me cookies.  Mostly I wanted to hug her.

Here's a good shot of my lovely freckles:

I think I was crunching a cookie there.  

My friends Rubi and Denali sent me a Haik-woo they wrote to commemorate my special day!
Remember the day 
Dave found his forever home: 
Army of Four. Woo.
Wow!  Thank woo, you pups.  That is so special!  I just love it!

I hope you'll help me celebrate today!  I see some special walks, naps, time with Mom, zoomies with Zim, Happy Hearts cookies.... come to think of it.... how about one of those right now!?!?

Mmmm!  Happy Me-a-versary!



  1. Wishing you a Happy Dave-a-versary and many, many more!

    Dakota of the East and The Mom

  2. Wow - Happy Dave-a-versary! We always love the story of how you came to be a part of the A04! And we love the freckles (and mentioned them just today)!

  3. Yes...A Happy Woo-a-versary to woo!

    Woo were khwite the looker as a young fella!

    Add all the love woo get from your barrakhks and woo khan't miss!

    Hugz&Khysses to our special yodel!
    PeeEssWoo: Now go find some feet to warm!

  4. Happy Gotcha Day, dear Dave!

    Lovely puppy pictures, you look so sweet.

    I present you with my Marvin Poem barked and pawed especially for you-wooooooooo!

    "Dave is handsome, Dave is sweet,
    Dave writes Haik-Woo, oh so neat.

    Dave - Guide Dog for the Colour blind,
    Always a leader, he's never behind.

    Dave has the most handsome freckles,
    Proper ones, not just speckles."

    Phew! I was getting kinda worked up towards the end of my poem then, because you just try finding a word which makes sense and rhymes with "freckles", lovely though they are! ;0)))) BOL!!!!!

    Seriously Dave, I wish you all the very best for your Gotcha Day, you certainly found yourself a lovely home and caring and loving parents!

    lots of love and poetic type of licks, from one Poemster to Another!

    Marvin xxxxxxxxxx

    love from Jeannie toooooo wooooooo!

    Happy Dave-a-Versary my sweet Sibe friend!

  5. Happy Dave-a-versary! Gotcha days are always special and a reason to celebrate but your story is special in many ways. Some things are meant to happen.

    After our late morning nap, we'll get treats in your honor.

    Princess Eva & Brice

  6. We can't think of a better reason to celebrate! God gave us those Siberian Death Screams for a reason. The right person is listening from somewhere.

  7. Happy happy Dave-a-versary! What a great story about your adoption - but quite frankly we're amazed woo were at the shelter for a whole month before someone took woo home- what a cutie-patootie you were (and still are!) Good thing woo hung in there with the Siberian Death scream till your furever mama heard it!

    Woos & a-rooos,
    Star & Jack a-roo

  8. Yay! Happy Dave-a-Versary!!! Those are some great pics of you and that cookie you're munching on looks yummy! I think mom needs to give me a special cookie when she gets home!


  9. Happy Dave-a-Versary to woo, Dave!!!! Woo were cute back then with those freckles, but woo are such a handsome dude now. Hope woo have a good day.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  10. Harrrr Dave
    Happy Dave-A-Versary Harrrr.
    Cap'n Maverick the Pirate

  11. Oh Dave you were so cute. How could Mom resist?

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  12. Hi Dave!
    Happy Dave-a-versary! I hope you have a wonderful day!

  13. It is absolutely one of the greatest Da(y)ves of the year. You are surrounded by wonderful freinds and you deserve such a great day! Keep on fuzzin' one dave at a time!

    Oz, John, and Kelly

  14. Huruff! Happy Dave-aversary!! I Hopes you have a very great day.
    ~lickies, Ludo

  15. Wishing woo a HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Dave-a-versary!!! Woos deserved this great Mom and the whole pack! What great freckles!!!

    Mya Boo Boo

  16. Happy Dave-a-versary!!!!!!!!
    As soon as Mom gets home from work, I'm going to tell her we need some cookies to celebrate!!!

  17. Happy Dave-Aversary!! You were the CUTEST pup!!!

  18. Happy Dave-versary... now go destroy something, and for the love of cats, put some dirt on your human woman's socks, she's making other human women (I'm not saying who) look bad with such clean socks.


  19. w00f's pups, happy dave-o-versary tooooo u...me hopes u has many many more...

    b safe,

  20. Happy Dave-a-versary! You found a really great home and an even greater family! We are glad your baby pictures were saved. The only pictures we have saved are on the blog. Makes Mom think ...

    Anyway, have a great day and we will be thinking about you.

    Roxie, Sammy & Andy

  21. Happy Dave-a-Versary!
    I am sure you had a pawesome time celebrating this big day!
    Kisses and hugs

  22. Happy Dave A Versary Davy boy! Love the puppy pics.

    Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

  23. Whoops! Well, phooey, I got lost in the Dave story and left a comment on the wrong post! Happy, Happy Dave Day, Freckle-Snoot! I'm so glad you have a happy family.



  24. Happy gotcha day Dave. ;)

    ~ Bae

  25. Happy Day! Hope it was a good one!

    Puppy slurps, Canyon

  26. Oh Dave, what a sweetheart you are! Happy Dave-versary! What's the standard gift for 7 years? Roses? Silver?

    M & I

  27. Happy Dave-a-Versary! Such cute pictures of you as a puppy! Of course you grew up to be very handsome!

  28. Dave, you were and are so cute! What a pupper you were! I'm so glad you saved Mom - and to think bipeds think they are saving us!! Happy Dave-a-versary. Love Mahti

    (PS. I hope they stopped at Wendy's for you on the way home ...after all...)


    We're so glad woo found your furever home with such a wonderful family!!!

    Your puppy pics are adorable!

    Team Husky

  30. Wrroooo! Happy Dave-aversary Dave! (love that you're called Dave!) BOL at "Siberian Death Scream" v.funny! You have very handsome freckles :o)
    Slobbers xx
    Pee-ess, we added you to our blog list, is that ok?

  31. Happy Dave-a-versary! Enjoy those special heart cookies!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  32. Happy, happy, happy Dave-a-versary! You couldn't have asked for a better furever home!

    Poppy, Penny & Patches

  33. Happy Daveaversary! We are so happy your mom finally heard you calling for her and now we know you!

    Steve and Kat

  34. Anonymous3:32 PM

    Happy Dave-a-versary mate! You're lucky to have such a great home :) Many happy returns!!!!

    Love, Josh and Jess