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Happy Gotcha Day Gavin!

Discussion in 'Sheltie Chat' started by Cindy, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. Cindy

    Cindy Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    San Francisco Bay Area, CA
    14 years ago I brought home this little bundle of fur.
    I remember being terrified as I drove home (3 hrs) with this little baby whining in his crate.
    I was so scared I was gonna mess up....
    We spent the next 10 days together as I ended up loosing my voice and was home from work.
    5 months later I was unemployed after my company closed it's doors. So we had a nice roadtrip around the U.S. followed by a few months of me being home with Gavin most of the time while I was job hunting.

    We have been though a lot...cancer, surgeries, radiation, mobility problems, wheelchairs, and LOT of love.

    I don't have a lot of newer pictures on shutterfly, those are all in his megathread 'Dog Wheelchair' under senior sheltie health (I warn you it is VERY long, it has been a huge learning process). Our relationship has changed over the years, and as we are in Gavin's senior years now I am grateful for all of it.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2020
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  2. Bailey's Mom

    Bailey's Mom Forums Enthusiast

    Jun 17, 2010
    Happy Gotcha Day. What a beautiful story.
    Darren, Sharon7, ghggp and 1 other person like this.
  3. Hanne

    Hanne Premium Member

    Nov 13, 2014
    Thanks for the pictures and your little story.

    It looks like little Gavin came into your life,
    just as you most needed him :hugs
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  4. ghggp

    ghggp Moderator

    Aug 28, 2011
    Grosse Pointe, Michigan
    Well, Cindy... I have followed each thread on Sheltie Nation about Gavin! He is by far my most treasured sheltie with the ups and downs you guys have experienced! The love he receives from you is beyond measure! Happy Valentine’s Day to you both. Thanks for sharing your story!
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  5. Sandy in CT

    Sandy in CT Premium Member

    Aug 5, 2018
    I, too, enjoy reading your posts on Gavin. Happy gotcha day!!!!
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  6. Piper's mom

    Piper's mom Moderator

    Jun 26, 2015
    Winnipeg Mb
    Happy Gotcha Day Gavin!
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  7. Margi

    Margi Forums Enthusiast

    Nov 2, 2012
    Corona, AZ
    Best Valentine Ever!! Happy Gotcha Day!
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  8. Cindy

    Cindy Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    San Francisco Bay Area, CA
    You know. Valentine's day was not his Gotcha Day :) It was the friday before President's Day! I picked that day cause of the 3 day weekend. So technically I think it was Feb 17 (I looked it up....the internet is great). But I always celebrate it as 3 days before President's Day.

    Today we will take a stroller ride to my local park so Gavin can have a short walk. He loves his stroller, bext investement ever! and his replacement wheel for his wheelchair came (an innertube on the originals rusted at the valve, so i ordered new tires as a backup and new innertubes); the older style wheels seem so clunky compared to his bike wheels that even though he didn't seem to mind, I noticed the difference.
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  9. Sharon7

    Sharon7 Moderator

    Oct 31, 2009
    Southern California
    What a happy day to celebrate an awesome dog and your journey together!
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  10. Bailey's Mom

    Bailey's Mom Forums Enthusiast

    Jun 17, 2010
    Isn't it funny how those long weekends work out? We got Katy over Labor Day weekend. I remember having to drive down to CT to get her from rescue.
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2020
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