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Happy Gotcha Day Ava

August 30th, 2008, 11:03 PM
:eek: I can't believe it's already been a whole year!

For those of you who weren't here at the time, Ava came to us through a fellow rescuer, Canine14, who, with her husband, picked Ava out of many needy dogs at a local shelter to be one of their very own much loved family members. Because of tragic circumstances, a new home was needed for Ava and we were entrusted with her care. I want to acknowledge how difficult and heartbreaking it was for you to make that decision, Canine14. My family and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for bringing Ava to us :grouphug:. And without this forum, it would not have been possible. Thank you Marko as well!

Ava's addition to our pack has brought many surprising and wonderful changes and we will always love and cherish her dearly for it.

Happy Gotcha Day to our lovely lady Ava :cloud9:.

August 30th, 2008, 11:08 PM
Awwwwww! Lovely Ava. :cloud9: Has it truly been a year already?

happy gotcha day, Ava!!

August 30th, 2008, 11:14 PM
Such a beautiful girl :cloud9: Happy gotcha day!!

August 31st, 2008, 01:43 AM
Happy gotcha day Ava! :cloud9:

You sure lucked out w/a great family w/Canine 14 & now w/LP :thumbs up

August 31st, 2008, 07:27 AM
Happy Gotcha day Ava.You got one of the bestest mom's and i hope you enjoy today and many more.Psssst they're gonna lie to you but you should get extra treats today.

August 31st, 2008, 09:06 AM
Happy Gotcha Day Ava!! You are a very lucky girl to have been loved by two fantastic families! :cloud9:

August 31st, 2008, 09:57 AM
happy gotcha day AVA !!

You ended up at the best place there is : LP's :thumbs up lucky pooch !

August 31st, 2008, 10:01 AM
Can not believe a year already. One lucky pooch.
Happy gotcha day Ava

August 31st, 2008, 11:30 AM


August 31st, 2008, 12:09 PM
happy happy gotcha day:thumbs up

August 31st, 2008, 12:33 PM
Wow, I remember reading helplessly about this story last year. How lucky for everyone that is had such happy successful resolution.

Way to go sure are a beauty!:cloud9:

the sandman
August 31st, 2008, 09:30 PM

September 1st, 2008, 07:16 PM
Happy Gotcha Day, Ava!!!

She looks like such a sweetheart:lovestruck:


September 1st, 2008, 07:21 PM
Belated wishes for you and Ava on your "Happy Gotcha Day". You were both very lucky to find each other :cloud9:.

September 2nd, 2008, 08:45 AM
I'm late.....:eek:

happy gotcha day Ava!

September 2nd, 2008, 08:56 AM
I'm late too :o

September 2nd, 2008, 09:29 AM
Happy Gotcha Day Ava! I remember when you came home to meet your new family! How special that day must have been!

September 2nd, 2008, 09:40 AM
Ava would like to thank everyone :). As her gift from Penny, she was allowed to share the prime night time sleeping pillow, lol. Of course Ava wanted to share it with Penny and I again last night but Penny said, "hey, it's not your gotcha day any more" and plopped down right on top of Ava :eek: :laughing:.

September 2nd, 2008, 10:15 AM
That is too funny LP :cloud9:

Ford Girl
September 2nd, 2008, 02:01 PM
Awww, I missed this special day!!! If ever there was a place to go where a pup could be loved and grow and laern, it's LP's place. :angel:

You are one lucky girl Ava!! :lovestruck:

September 20th, 2008, 10:09 PM
I am the lucky one!

Not a day goes by that I do not think of my girl, but there is never any pain, only the bittersweet joy of knowing that even though she is not with me, she is in a better place with Luckypenny and her family. I think that maybe I was just a conduit and meant to bring her to the place where she is supposed to be.

I love you Ava. I'll never forget the first time we saw you. All the other dogs were screaming for attention and you just looked at us very wisely and very quietly. As an owner-turn-in, and mostly black, your days were numbered. We took you home and you were such a good girl from the start (except when you tried to drag, Egg, the tailless Siamese, across the floor by her leg ...). When we brought you to the farm you were fearless and took on muskrats. You even managed to pick a fight with a goose. You and your faithful sidekick Lola, the German Shepherd-monster mix, would walk proudly in the fields. At night the two of you would cuddle.

I miss you so. That picture has brought tears to my eyes.

But I know you are HOME.

September 20th, 2008, 11:49 PM
canine 14, I understand how you feel :grouphug: but at least you know that you could not have found a better home for Ava. :cloud9:

I'm sorry that I'm so late getting here. :o

Happy Gotcha Day Beautiful Ava !!!