Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Tommy's Gotcha Day!

Tom: Yes, my friends! It was exactly two years ago that #1 drove to the town of Falaise in Normandy (it is where William the Conqueror's castle is located!) to pick me up and bring me home! I was three months old at the time.

This photo was taken a couple of weeks before, on the day she chose me!

and here I am on the day I came home!

Making friends with Sen-Chan:

and my dog "auntie" Madrac (now also gone to the Bridge) who was both my nurse and my teacher when I was very little!

My first Frisbee!

and my first stuffie!

and the ultra-handsome pup I have grown into!

On this important day, I would like to send my thanks to my wonderful mother, Minnie, and to Richard and Alex whose lovely home I spent my first three months in.

And, finally for today, I would like to ask you to spare a purr for my sister Tama-Chan who is embarking on a marvellous journey...


  1. Happy Happy Gotcha Day Tommy!!! What a fine little pup you were, no wonder #1 just had to have you!!!

    May your day be filled with lots of love, treats and a good run!!!

    Sweet purrs to you all!

    A special snuggle out to Tama-Chan, may Sen-chan be her guardian angel, watching from above, as she goes through this exciting journey!!

  2. You were a really sweet puppy. No wonder you look so great now!
    Lots of positive waves to Tama-Chan.

  3. Happy gotcha day, Tommy! And we're purring and snoring for Tama-Chan today.

    Bajas, Virus and Hyssing

  4. Very happy Gotcha Day, Tommy. It will be exciting if your gotcha day and the kitty-Chans' birthday are the same!!!

  5. Happy Gotcha Day Tommy! You were a very cute baby dog, who has grown into a handsome big dog. Sending gentle purrs and positive thoughts to Tama-Chan, on her new journey,


    Gypsy & Tasha

  6. Oh my Cod, Tommy! You were the cutest of boys. #1 just HAS to show more pictures of puppy Tom. And isn't it lovely that Tama-Chan's kitten are coming today? What a remarkable day.
    Many purrs to your whole family.
    Siena & Chilli

  7. Happy Gotcha Day, Tommy! You were a cute pup and have grown into such a handsome fella! Have a great day!

  8. Happy Gotcha Day!

    And safe journey Tama-chan. Where are you going?

    Nose Kisses!

  9. Happy Gotcha Day, Tommy! You were the most adorable puppy and have grown into the most handsome woofie. We hope you have a wonderful day. We are very excited for Tama-Chan. We are sending lots of purrs for the happy event.

  10. Happy Gotcha Day, Tommy! I hope you have a super-duper day filled with hugs and kisses and Frisbees!

  11. I am so glad that your #1 picked you out (and how could she not, you were such a cutie). You were a frisbee fan from such a young age and have grown up to be a gorgeous and sweet guy.

    Paws crossed for Tama-Chan.

    Your friend,

  12. Are you getting kittens on your Gotcha Day? How exciting.

    We loved seeing your puppy pictures, what a sweet face! Have a wondeful day...may your ears fly freely!

    Purrs and tail wags to you from all of us kitties and Grete.

  13. Happy Gotcha Day, Tommy! No wonder #1 picked you, even back then you were so cute and sweet and intelligent looking! and is today Kitten Day for Tama-Chan?? we are all very excited for her and hope all goes very well...we are sending a chorus of deep purrs and snuggles to her

  14. You are such a beautiful woofie Tommy. Happy Gotcha day and many warm purrs to Tama_chan too.


  15. Ooooo, we would love to see that castle. Do you suppose there are any mousies in there for Rosemary JOY! to deaded?

    Momma says that she always had a feeling your were a beautiful baby and she was RIGHT☺

  16. Weren't you a cutie, Tom! And so handsome today. :)

    I'm rubbing my lucky kitty feet that all goes swimmingly for Tama-Chan.

  17. Khongrats on your Gotcha Day!

    What a handsome pup who grew into an even more handsome khanine!

    Paws khrossed all goes well and we hear the pattering of little paws furry soon!


  18. Georgie, Gordy and Pesto1 December 2009 at 17:30

    Tommy, you have become even more handsome as you have grown up. Our cat is sending her purrs of good wishes to Tama-Chan. We are anxious to hear any updates.

  19. Such a handsome puppy and big boy dog you are, Tommy! Happy Gotcha Day to you and many, many purrs and chirps to Tama-Chan for her journey.
    ~Lisa Co9T

  20. Happy Gotcha Day, Tommy! I'm so glad you found a happy home with your #1. And you're such a good brofur to the cats..so snuggly and loving. I'm sending my bestest purrs for the lovely Tama-Chan. And for her #1!

  21. Happy Gotcha Day Tommy! What a lovely walk down memory lane. And we are sending purrs for Tama-Chan.

  22. Happy Gotcha Day Tommy!

    Paws crossed for Tama-Chan.

    love and woofs

  23. Happy gotcha day, Tommy! My bean thinks you were one of the cutest puppys on the planet. MOL

    I'm sending Tama-Chan some extra special purrs for her journey.

  24. Happy Gotcha Day, Tom! I didn't know we shared Gotcha days! You were so cute as a little pup. I hope you have a lot of fun on your special day!

  25. Happy gotcha day, Tommy! You were pretty cute for a woofie!

    You tell Tama-Chan to imagine I'm right there by her side holding her paw and washing her brow.

  26. Happy Gotcha Day, Tommy - you were one cute puppy and now a very handsome dog - we loved seeing all your photos.

    Woos to Tama-Chan - we can't wait to hear the news.

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

  27. Happy Gotcha Day Tommy! You have such a sweet face. Paws crossed for Tama-chan.

  28. Happy Gotcha Day! You were a sweet puppy and you have grown into a beautiful dog! Thank you for sharing your pictures with us! Wow, I would love to see Wm the Conqueror's castle! That is very up my alley!

  29. P.S. Can't wait to hear about the kittens!

  30. Happy Gotcha Day to you, Tommy!
    We do have one question. Does that mean you are related to William the Conqueror's castle? Hahaha:)

    We are sending lots and lots of purrs to Tama-Chan, the surprises and #1.

    Thankyou for your comment on Ronny's Gotcha Day post. It was so sweet. We are really happy to welcome our little white light into our family.

  31. Happy gotcha day! I am not a big fan of puppies, but you were just so cute I would have loved having you around. It was good that you had a doggie friend to protect you from that herd of wild cats when you arrived.


  32. Tommy Happy Belated Gotcha Day!! Oh my gosh you were so tiny! And such a little cutie too - now all grown up and handsome of course! We hope you had a wonderful fun day!

  33. Belated happy Gotcha Day, Tom!

    We looooooooved the puppy pictures - and would like to see more of those. There's no questioning that you've grown up to be a handsome dog.

    And the pictures of Yuu-Chan are cute too.


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