It’s My Gotcha Day! Sort Of.

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Six years ago this week I came to live with my peeps. It was the day after Memorial Day. That was a Tuesday (the actual date was May 30), but We’re recognizing it today since it’s the day after Memorial Day. Confused? Me too, but who cares.

Actually, I’ve learned that a “Gotcha Day” is, technically speaking, a day where homeless dogs go to their forever homes. The term is also used when a birthday is celebrated where folks don’t know the actual birth date of a pooch.

But, here at The Scottie Chronicles, We’re known to do whatever We want. So, it’s today. Because that’s when the peeps came to pick me up from my dreadful beginnings.

Hope you enjoy my little slide show. From the day in my tiny red collar where I sat in His lap, to the big ‘ole handsome profile you know today.

Thanks for the memories peeps. Here’s to many more. Oh…and, before I forget, thanks, peeps, for coming to rescue me from the place where I was born. And thank you, my blog friends, for being my friends.

Oh my…now I’ve got a little tear in my eye.

What You Learned Today:

  • Six years go by fast.
  • Enjoy the years while you can.
  • Be grateful for your peeps.
  • And your friends.
  • What the heck…go out and RESCUE a 4-legged friend today! Why not?

About The Scottie Chronicles

Winston welcomes you to The Scottie Chronicles - a blog that began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. Stuart passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty cancer that took him far too early. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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37 Responses to It’s My Gotcha Day! Sort Of.

  1. Lee says:

    So, thanks for the memory, Of sentimental verse, I’m awfully glad I met you, cheerio and toodle-oo
    And thank you so much. Love the slide show Stuart
    Sweet William The Scot

  2. Kyla says:

    Birthdays and Gotcha days are most important. Whether or not you celebrate it on the exact day is immaterial. This would have been May 30th if it weren’t for leap year so you’re in the ball park.

  3. edgar says:

    aww shucks stu – happy gotcha day!

    your pal, edgar ( & his mum)

  4. Amelia and Marcella says:

    Happy Gotcha Day Stuart! We hope ya gotcha some good food to make it extra special. Cupcakes and Green Beans, yum!
    Amelia and Marcella

  5. Happy Gotcha Day, Stuart! Maybe you need to have a Gotcha Week! We hope you get lots of treats and hugs all day today!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  6. What wonderful memories for your Gotcha’ week. Captains Gotcha’ week is Fathers day, My Gotcha’ week is two days before Christmas and Fergies Gotcha’ day is 4th of July..we like “easy ro remember days’….and more to celebrate..Happy Gotcha’ day to you and your peeps!!!

  7. Maddy&Darko says:

    A big hug and lots of love from Maddy and Darko, two gorgeous Scotties from México who enjoy your blog a lot.

  8. Happy Gotcha Day Stuart! Love the slideshow! 😌🌹all fahrklempt at the Modern Scottie Dog ( Just wondering how to make a slideshow in WP?)

  9. Daisy says:

    Happy Gotcha week! Who needs just one day? Hope you get some great treats and not just green beans. Maybe there’ll be a few chipmunks who need chasing….

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  10. Dougall says:

    Happy Gotcha day Stu!!
    We’re lucky to have such wonderful humans in our lives, not all dogs do…

  11. Anonymous says:

    Oh Stuart, we are so glad you are here and in such a loving home!
    Happy 42! Dixie.
    You know how those peeps count right??

  12. Lucy and Mac says:

    Isn’t puppy love a wonderful thing !! You have great peeps Stewart . And as Dougall says we are lucky scotts.(and our peeps are also lucky to have us!)

  13. Alyssa says:

    Happy Gotcha Stuart! You are a lucky pup and we are all lucky to have your wonderful blog!
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

  14. Anonymous says:

    Dear Stuart-

    “All You Need is Love” and “Affection.”

    I’m sleepy now, but these are the best tunes for us and how we know it.

    Been awhile since the peeps rescued Emma and me.

    Don’t show it often, but I love peep daddy’s kisses. Peep momma is the best.

    Don’t tell Emma (your doggy pal), but I am as pleased as punch.


    Love your scent-ti-ment,


    Gabby Goo (A Most Remarkable Cat)

    PS Peeps weep. We eat. Life’s goody four paws.

  15. Joan says:

    Hi Stuart,
    Happy Gotcha Day to you!!!

    Gotcha Days are best…not everyone has those, you know. Everyone has a birthday, but Gotcha Days are special because that’s the day someone CHOSE to love you and that’s the best kind of love. : )


  16. Happy Gotcha Day Stuart! Aren’t peeps the best, coming to the rescue of us four legged ones. We hope you have an absolutely wonderful happy day and many more years of fun, zoomies, laughter and blogging with your peeps. And we LOVED the slideshow!



    • You’re so right about those peeps Groucho. Hey, did you know that I see your posts all the time. (We subscribe.) Don’t know why I don’t bark at you, but I’m so glad you’re barking at me! Thanks my friend.

      Aroooo Roooo – Stuart

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