It was seven years ago today that Harley came into our lives. We refer to March 18th as Harley’s “Gotcha Day”. As many of you know, after being rescued, we didn’t expect Harley would be with us more than just a few months as he was so unhealthy due to the neglect he suffered during his 10 years in the puppy mill. So, Harley’s first Gotcha Day, in particular, was a really big deal.
A book could be written about the five years that followed, but instead, I’m going to skip to Harley’s fifth and last Gotcha Day, which was also his 15th birthday … March 18, 2016.
Instead of dwelling on the sadness, I’ll tell you some of the highlights of that day. I remember it was a sunny day and Harley was able to spend a little time outside on our deck, he ate scrambled eggs for breakfast and he got to wear a birthday shirt that was made especially for him. He went to the post office to pick up his birthday mail, he loved car rides! Harley got his picture taken with our grandson who turned one-year-old that same day, that was special. It was a great day. Harley went to dinner with us, and he even begged for my food after he’d eaten his own. We then visited Starbucks for a “puppaccino” before heading home to tuck Harley into bed (with us, of course). A memorable day for sure!
HAPPY GOTCHA DAY, HARLEY!!! We love you so much!
Please enjoy the photos. All of which were taken on March 18, 2016.