Monday, July 18, 2016

Delilah's First Gotcha Day!

Delilah has lived with my boyfriend and I for exactly one year today!  We're both so happy that she's in our lives now.  There have been a lot of challenges that I didn't experience with my last dog, Mia- bonding, training, behavior, and health- but we've also had so much progress and she's been completely worth it.  We look forward to the years to come!

Here are some photos from her homecoming.  She was transported up to Brattleboro, VT and my sister and I drove down from Burlington to pick her up.  It was one of the most exciting days of my life.

The first time I saw Delilah in real life.

Delilah was the last dog off of the transport.  Each time they brought out a dog I was hopeful it would be my dog, but I had to wait until the very end.

Delilah was so scared when she got off the transport.  She didn't want to come anywhere near me or my sister.  We sat in the lot behind Burger King with her for a while until she peed and pooped and calmed down, and then we began the journey up to Burlington.  When I got Delilah, I could see every bone in her body, and her spay incision was so swollen that at first I thought they had given me a boy dog instead!

On the way home Delilah curled up in my lap and fell asleep.  She must have been exhausted from being shipped all the way up from Tennessee!   She napped for most of the ride home.

We will do a follow up post with some of the cool new gifts she got for her Adoption Day!  


  1. You get the best dogs when you rescue some dog in trouble. Kaci and Kali were in trouble.

  2. Abby was terrified when I got her, even though she'd had the nicest foster, she had just got settled there and now there's someone NEW! Within a few hours and some playtime I got a little tail wag. It's a wonderful journey.

  3. They saved the best for last. You are such a cutie, Delilah, and we just love your ears!

  4. Hari OM
    A whole year Delilah? You lucky puppy, finding your furever home!!! hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. Hey there Delilah - HAPPEE b-lated GOTCHA DAY!!! Sorry I iz late with my comment - my mom iz slow sumtimez helpin'me. When I look at u - then I know what my earz wood look like if they stood up an'our earz r the best part of us. You r just such a cutie.
    Lady Shasta of Beaglebratz Manor

  6. I loved reading about her Gotcha Day! That is a great day for dog and owner. I love the picture of her curled up on your lap. Thanks for saving this beautiful baby!