Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Today was my Gotcha Day!

December 23th, 4 years ago, I came to live with my mom and my grandparents. And guess what?? My mom did not remember it! Can you believe it?? I came to change her life and she forgot about it! Maybe it is because I was very sick and she spent those days crying and crying thinking I was going to die! But, thankfully.... I am here.... healthy and happy!
Today was a crazy day around here. Everyone coming and going all day long. Shopping, cooking, wrapping presents. More shopping in the afternoon. More wrapping presents. And we, the furkids had a nice day...

We went out for a walkie...
We saw my kitty friend...

I wanted to say hello...

Later, while Natasha and Spike were having their lunch...
I found a plastic strap...

Then Natasha came and wanted to play!
It was amazing because she never wants to play with me!

After a while...

Natasha having a nap...

Spike... trying to have a nap...

Me... with my grandpa... trying to have a nap...

My mom told me, we have now everything we need for our Christmas Eve dinner and the ladies will start cooking tomorrow morning.
The menu: shrimp cocktail, mushroom cream, spaguetti, turkey, green salad, apple salad, marshmallows with fruit and cream dessert, and cake!
Diet?? Nope. That word will not apply tomorrow!
I hope you all have a pawesome day with your families too!
Merry Christmas!


Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Lorenza -

It looks like you, Natasha and Spike are having lots of fun. Mama, Papa and I are going to New Hampshire Christmas night to see Grammy, Kaci, my cousins and uncle.

We hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!

Love -


Unknown said...

Happy 4 year anniversary to you!! Nice you can share this special day with your friends!
Enjoy your feasting :-)

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

What time is dinner, Lorenza? We just might show up as surprise guests:) We love your pretty sweater. And Happy Gotcha Day too!!!!

Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Sally Ann and Andy said...

What a wonderfull family you have. Many cousins and loving human family. Happy gotcha day!
Sally Ann

Teddy said...

I didn't know about your gotcha story. That's so sad that you were sick and your mom was crying. You must've had a rough beginning, but now you're sure sitting pretty, as healthy as can be.

Happy Gotcha Day and Merry Christmas. Enjoy your feast with the family!


Golden Samantha said...

Congrats on your Gotcha Day, Lorenza! Love Natasha's sleeping pose!!! BTW, we got your bootiful card, but mom accidentally deleted one of the pix that was supposed to be in the post and I'm very sorry on mom's behalf - thanx for you wonderful wishes!!! That looks like a wonderful menu! Better get out that treadmill hohoho!
Hugs xo

Stella said...

Maybe for the big dinner tomorrow night they will include your Gotcha Day to celebrate. That would be nice, Lorenza!

Have fun with your cousins, and have a very Merry Christmas!


Jans Funny Farm said...

A very happy Gotcha Day, Lorenzo!

And we wish all of your family a very Merry Christmas.

Your menu sounds yummy. Don't suppose you have 9 empty seats available? (We'd leave Jan home. She eats a lot.)

The Gang at LLB said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Gotcha Day Lorenza!!!!


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Happy Gotcha Day to a sweet girl and her special mom!

That is one of my favourite sweater dresses on woo!

Enjoy helping with all of the holiday preparations!


Sam said...

Hope you get some of that yummy stuff as a Gotcha Day present!

Happy Day to you, Lorenza!

Anonymous said...

Happy Gotchya Day, Gorgeous!!! You all seem like you had a GRRR-8 day~! Enjoy your NON~Diet days ahead!!!

Oreo said...

Sounds like some good eattin around your house. I love the holidays, the food and the cookies and the kids and all the fun.
Enjoy your doggie family.

Merry Christmas

Jake of Florida said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Lorenza!!! And we wish you a Feliz Navidad -- with lots of love and blessings to keep you and your family in good health.

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

sadermaxx said...

Hi Lorenza

It sounds like you had a nice gotcha day, even though you think your mom forgot, I bet she remembered though.

We hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas.

The Oceanside Animals said...

Happy Gotchaversary! You look smashing in your sweater!

Bobby said...

Spike is a fine looking furbody, he looks a bit like me. It is a better idea to have dinner Christmas Eve, I know a lot of country's do. I guess then you have nibbles Christmas day and play with us furbodys with our toys all day. We have our special dinner on Christmas day. We have to put our toys away and tidy up just to eat.

Bobby said...

Oh forgot to say happy gotcha day fancy your mum forgetting.
Have a great day try to watch the waist line. No not you, your mum.

Cocorue said...

happy gotcha day dear Lorenza!

loooove your sweater and we wish you and your family a happy, merry Christmas


Sonic said...

So much napping! You guys look like you're enjoying the holidays!

And I'm sure your momma will always remember how special you are and how you changed her life. Maybe not the exact day, but she'll remember every day that you spend together. Here's to many many many more years to changing our Mommas lives!

Merry Christmas!


Martine said...

Happy gotcha day Lorenza!

You look exceptionaly cute in the last photo with your grandma, we like how you have your feet tucked!

Your cousisns sure are cute too!!

xo martine & the kiddlets

ps: have fun with your family tomorrow... we hope some tid bits fall on the ground for the three of you while your ladies cook!

Mochi and Bali said...

You're dinner sounds yummy!

Happy Gotcha Day to you! I love your sweater!

Looks like you had fun with your friends! :)


i said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Lorenza! Feliz Navidad!

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Happy Gotcha Day Anniversary, Lorenza! Playing with friends are definitely loads of fun! And the Christmas Eve dinner sounds so scrumptious! Wish I was there...*grins* Merry Christmas to you and your family!


Teddy Bear said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Lorenza! I bet you love having everyone there to celebrate such a special day. Tomorrow you get a feast! We love your sweater for today.

Teddy Bear

Martha said...

Happy Gotcha Day Lorenza, we are so glad that you had a happy ending!
It must have been a very scary time for your mom so you need to have double celebrations.
You looked cosy in your sweater and so did Natasha.
We thought for a minute Bobby had come to visit you but we see it was Spike - wonder if they are related.
Have a grat xmas.
Martha & Bailey xxxx

Molly the Airedale said...

OMG, your Christmas menu sounds delicious, Lorenza! We hope lots of food gets spilled right in front of you!
Merry Christmas!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Molly the Airedale said...

OMG, we almost forgot - happy gotcha day!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

sonia a. mascaro said...

Hi Lorenza, Feliz Aniversário!
Happy Birthday!

Love all pictures!
Merry Christmas to you and to your loved ones too!

chloejessica said...

Have a great Gotcha Day! I hope your food is yummy, it sure sounds like it will be! Merry Christmas!!!

Thor and Jack said...

Feliz "Gotcha Day" Lorenza!
Feliz Navidad a usted y su familia!
Felices Fiestas!

Mack said...

Sounds like you are having a great time with your cousins Lorenza!

ANd happy Gotcha Day!!

Patience-please said...

Have a happy, blessed Gotcha Day, Sweet Lorenza! And a wonderful Christmas, too.

wags from the whippets

Byron y Xinver said...

Querida Lorenza, qué buenas fechas para llegar a una familia. Que seais muy felices.

Dexter said...

Happy Adoption day and Christmas too. Natasha is quite limber for sure. I see you are getting all the love and snuggles you deserve.


Anonymous said...

Tulip and Picasso send love on Christmas Eve!!

Lexi said...

Hi Lorenza,
I hope you have a very Merry Christmas.

Deborah said...

Merry Christmas Lorenza!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Lorenza those are such fun, memory filled pictures.
Don't worry about mom forgetting your got cha day.. She remembers YOU and that is the important thing.
Merry Christmas to you and all of your two and four legger furends and family.

Olive said...

Feliz Navidad!!

Licks from me!!

Olive ..and Mom too :)

Southbaygirl said...

Happy Belated Gotcha day, Lorenza!!!! We can't believe your mom forgot-but we know she LOVES you!!!! How exciting!

We hope you have a wonderful holiday!! Will you get to eat yummy food???? I sure hope so!!

happy Holidays from us!!


Velcro and Penny

Sketching with Dogs said...

Happy Gotcha Day Lorenza.
Sounds like a nummy time will be had at your house over Christmas.
We hope you and all your family have a wonderful time!
Wags and kisses, Dinah Bridget Elliot and Lynne xxx


MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS LORENZA and hav a big big feast with your family.........

Daisy said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Lorenza! And I wish you the happiest of holidays.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Happy Gotcha day Lorenza.. Looks like more fun to come.. Have a safe and happy holidays..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Happy (belated) Gotcha Day!!! You are adorable.

Merry Christmas too!!

XXX-BabyRocketDog and Hootie

Pinot and Angel Momo said...

Happy Happy Gatcha Day Lorenza..and have a very merry christmas to you and your family!!

Your dinner menu sounds so wonderful!!! Drooooooling two cavaleirs are here. :D :D

Momo & Pinot

Marg said...

OH Lorenza, I sure am glad you got better. One of our sisters had to go over the rainbow bridge on Wed. Mom is still sad but Squeeky was 19 and was really tired and so now she is really happy in kitty heaven.
Have a very Merry Christmas Lorenza. Hope Santa brings you lots of goodies.

Bijou said...

I knew you three doggies would have a terrific time! It sounds like you will have plenty to eat too. I hope the hoomans share! BOL

Happy Howlidays,

Bijou and Banjo

Bijou said...

Oh yeah,

Happy Gotcha Day!


TwoSpecialWires said...

Lorenza! Happy Belated Gotcha Day and we hope your Christmas is full of joy and peace and love. We are so glad that we will be thinking of you as we celebrate this special season with thoughts of all our wonderful friends. Share a special holiday cuddle and snuggle with your moma and gramma, and enjoy this wonderously special day!

Jake and Fergi xxoo

Bailey said...

Feliz navidad!

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Happy gotcha day (a few days late)

Merry Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

How wonderful! Happy gotcha day to you!

Piappies World said...

Happy Christmas Lorenza, your pup cousins and your whole family!

You sure had lots of yummy dishes for the Christmas Eve dinner. Happy Gotcha Day to you.

Do enjoy the holidays! We also love your holiday fashion collection. =)

-Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Scrappy, Bullet & Mommy