Tuesday, September 7, 2010

You won't believe this!

   I've managed to wrest this computer away from that blog hog Daisy so I can tell my story. It's MY Gotcha Day today. Ten years and one day after Kendra joined the family, I came to live here.  I was 5 months old, living with my mother, show dog father and a brother--there were eight in my litter.  I was pick of the litter BTW.  Then my brother started to have problems with Demodex mites and so did I.  There went my career. 
 I was taken to the vets, had an operation and started a 90-day course of poison.  A week later with the stitches in my stomach, I was placed in my crate and driven several hours to an airport.  My human family and I flew several hours to another state.  Next, I spent two days driving across the state, staying overnight in a motel bathroom.
At one of our rest stops, I met a stranger.  She cuddled me and my crate was put in her car.  It wasn't too bad because I was in the front seat and she talked quietly to me and patted me until I went to sleep.  I woke up when the car stopped.  My crate was placed on the verandah and suddenly two strange scotties were looking in at me.  Well, I wanted them to know I wasn't a wimp.  So I snarled and growled at them.  Everyone disappeared.  So I followed them inside and found out it was dinner time.  After dinner, I explored everybody and everything.  My crate was placed in a bedroom with the door open, so I could retreat whenever I felt the need.  I took over adjusted very quickly to my new home. 
It was a stagnant  in a rut quiet home and believe me, I arrived none too soon.  They needed a good shake up and that's exactly what I did.  No more lying around.  I badgered Kegs Daisy until she was playing wild games of bitey face and chasies.  No more leaving things on the floor. Of course we needed more daily walks. 
 I stayed away from Kendra, she sort of scared me.  She was always trying to get my food.  But Daisy and I have become inseparable.  She's taught me all about cats.  Now Kendra has taught me how to bark at people and look fierce (but I still don't annoy try to get her to play games.)  I love cuddling with our human.
Now one year on, they don't even remember life without me!
Oh, and after the 90 days of poison and another six weeks of injections.  I don't have the demodex problem any more.  So they stopped calling me scabby scottie.


  1. Lovely shot of the 3 of you in the last picture.. Happy Gotcha Day to you... all 3 of you look so alike.. i am confused who is who now.. *BOL*
    It is always nice to hear the story from your point of view :D thanks for sharing it with us!

  2. Bella,

    Happy Happy Gotcha day my furiend! I hopes dat you celebrate your day in style or at least wif extra treats and hugs :)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  3. Well, Happy Gotcha Day to you! It sounds like you wound up in the most perfect furever home and what you've got going beats being in the show biz any day of the week.

    lotsa licks, Lola

  4. Happy Gotcha Day!! We can imagine that there is a big celebration going on in your house this week!! We wish we could be there to join you, but we will join yon in spirit - Carrleigh's Gotcha Day is this month too!!

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

  5. Happy Happy Gotcha Day! I bet you really livened your place up! (Just like I did)!

  6. Happy Gotcha Day!! Duncan & Hamish's Gotcha Day is tomorrow - it's been a year since they came to live with us and what a great year it's been!! Sure sounds like you've found a wonderful home and have found your place in the pack!!
    Judie, Duncan & Hamish

  7. What a great week you're having over there. Happy Gotcha Day, Bella, Loved reading all about your origins, and I'm so glad you're no longer Scabby Scottie. (I bet you are too!)
    Toodle pip!

  8. Happy Gotcha Day! To all in your house. From me to you, Roo Roo, Stuart

    What a wonderful story but sad dat you hads skin problems. You has a sory similar to mine...I tooks over our lame household too...hehehehe!
    Hopes you haves an awesome day withs loys of treats and cuddles!


  10. Hope you have a great Gotcha Day with lots of treats and lovin's! I wish every dog could be as lucky as us :o)

  11. OH that was a good story bout you, I could hear you barking at them when they were looking at you, it made us laugh!! Good job and shakin...things up round the house!!


    It is certainly a goood thingy that you arrived to set thingys RIGHT in that home!!!! I hope you have a big pawty to celebrate your special day!!

  13. heeehheeee! Your so special, Scabby Scottie!!


  14. Happy gotcha day! I would never call you Scabie Scottie, you're way too pretty for that!

    Nubbin' wiggles,

  15. Happy Gotcha Day, Bella! You ARE the Pick of the Litter, Cutie Pie!


  16. Happy Gotcha Day!!!!! What an epic journo you had.

  17. Happy Gotcha Day.

    Have you seen anything glowing lately?