Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Breeze's 1st Gotcha Day!

A little over a year ago I was browsing through the listings on the blind deaf shelter dog website (a site I can no longer even think of looking at) and I came across a photo of two 12 week old puppies.  One was listed as a blind Australian Cattle Dog mix and the other a Boxer mix, blind in one eye.  The day I saw the listing was a Sunday and they were to be euthanized on Tuesday.  

All day Monday I called the listed number and reached voice mail.  I left a couple of messages explaining that I had two blind dogs and was willing to save these two puppies. 

I decided that since I hadn't talked to anyone about them, that I would call first thing Tuesday morning from work, when the shelter opened and again offer to adopt/save their lives.  Well, best laid plans and all that.  I'll never forget watching the clock and thinking "only ten more minutes until they open and then I'll call."  That's when the plan fell apart.  An emergency call came in on the 911 line from someone who was using an auger to dig post holes. They had struck a natural gas line and could smell gas and hear it leaking. All thoughts of saving puppies was pushed aside as I dispatched the fire department, contact the gas company, the police and ambulance.

After about an hour and a half, the situation had settled down and I was able to make the phone call.  Was I too late? Had they already been euthanized?  The lady I spoke to said she thought they were still there, was I interested in just the white one or "do y'all want both?" (with her North Carolina accent) Both! I will save both!

A few minutes later I was providing my credit card number and was told that they would transferred to a veterinary clinic.  Hooray!  They were safe.  Then it was time to plan a trip to North Carolina and pick up these two little pups.

Breeze and Chance, first day in Canada
 
The male Boxer mix was quickly adopted by a wonderful couple that were highly recommended by our veterinarian and the little ACD mix stayed and was named Breeze.  As you can see in the above photo, Breeze wasn't very spotted.  She grew and grew and the spots got darker!


 What a difference a year makes!


Happy 1st Gotcha Day to our spotted pup Breeze!

20 comments:

  1. Happy Gotcha Day, Breeze! You're so lucky that your mamma found you in time.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  2. Happy Gotcha Day Breeze and well done you mum. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. Happy gotcha day breeze...thank goodness your mom found you

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  4. Happy Gotcha Day BReeze!!!!!

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  5. I'm so glad she found you, and you found her.

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  6. Happy Gotcha Day Breeze, you beautiful girl!!

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  7. Happy Day, Breeze! You're a very lucky pup.

    I live in NC and it's just not a great place for animals. So many dogs and cats are killed every day here. Breeze is luckier than I can imagine!

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  8. Love the story.
    She's still my fave.

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  9. She couldn't possibly be any prettier! Love her pawing at the water as a puppy. Happy Gotcha Day Breeze baby!

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  10. Awww, what a lucky cutie pie! Happy Gotcha Day, Breeze :)

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  11. Happy gotcha day to Breeze! What a relief that you were able to save the puppies! That is so cool seeing the her puppy and grown up picture in the same place:D

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  12. Happy gotcha day, cutie!!

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  13. Happy Gotcha Day, Breeze! I'm so glad that someone has a good story and a good memory of July 15! It's not been a good date for me over the years but you've just improved it!

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  14. So glad the two puppies went to good homes. I am a little surprised that you have to PAY to save a life and adopt a pup in need who would otherwise have been euthanized.
    Since this is Breeze's day, I made sure to finally get the email through today to Jayne and Kudos. She has been busy lately but I hope she will respond.
    Melon

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  15. Happy Gotcha Day, Breeze! She is so not a cattle dog, so glad she was listed as one though.:)

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  16. Oh my goodness - Breeze really did get bigger!!

    Happy Gotcha Day to her! She may not be all cattle dog - but she sure is 100% beautiful! Thanks for saving her life and Chance's!

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  17. Happy Gotcha Day, Breeze! The pup to adult transformation photos are adorable! I love that they are both in the same pool :)

    Have a great day!

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  18. What a great story! So glad you saved Breeze--she's wonderful! Love her puppy photos! Did you do anything special to celebrate her gotcha day?

    Susan and Wrigs

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  19. Yay, Breeze!! Happy Gotcha Day (over a week late...haha!). Hope she got all kinds of good noms for her Gotcha Day! ;)

    Elyse and Riley

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  20. I saw that you put up a more recent post but now it's gone. Hope things are okay.
    Melon

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