July 4, 2011

INDEPENDENCE DAY & SHELBY'S GOTCHA DAY

QUOTE OF THE DAY:










Freedom is never free. ~Author Unknown









Happy Birthday America









1776 & Still Going Strong




















And I'm proud to be an American,









where at least I know I'm free.










And I won't forget the men who died,










who gave that right to me.










~~Lee Greenwood










Today we celebrate 2 things. July 4th and Miss Shelby's Gotcha Day or as Mommy said before the day our Shelby became a Dog not a thing!! You can go to our June 29th post for the poem "I Am A Dog, Not A Thing" if you haven't read it yet.











One year ago, Mommy got a frantic call from Miss Sandra, Kissa Bull's Mom, about a almost dead pit bull she found in the parking lot at Northline Mall here in Houston. Mommy didn't like pits because everybody said they were evil and devil dogs. It took one look at Shelby to change all that. What happened after that first day, you all know about. Shelby became all of Blogville's girl, after just one post, and through all your kindness is with us today. Healthy, happy and well loved.











So today, Mommy wants to take you on a journey. The journey Miss Shelby took in her first year with all of us. Mommy has created a Smilebox chronicling those first days until the last taken March 25th.











Warning.....Some of the pictures are very graphic, so if you'd rather not see them stop after the baby pictures.











Update.........











Remember what happened last year? Puppies!!! Not only did we save Shelby's life but 5 of her pups. Mommy said look of our girl's face says it all.











Megan











Petey











Pattie Cake











Spirit











Barron












Shelby, the day she was rescued.












Shelby, taken 03/25/11











God Bless America!!


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11 comments:

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy gotcha day, Shelby!
And Happy 4th of July, Mona, Weenie and Mommy!
We hope all of you have a wonderful day!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Frankie Furter said...

HAPPY FOURTH of JULY AMERICA!!
HAPPY GOTCHA DAY SHELBY.
Her story is truly amazing!!!

A MilShelb Mom said...

Happy 4th and Happy Gotcha Day to Shelby!
~Milly and Shelby

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Shelby - you have an amazing story!!! And the best part is that it has such a happy ending.

Happy 4th of July!!!

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Amber-Mae said...

Shelby really looked terrible when she was rescued but now, she has really blossomed into a gorgeous & happy gal! She looks so healthy now. Look at all those wrinkles on her body! She's definitely been getting some good food.

Happy Gotcha Day to Shelby & Happy 4th of July!!!

Benny and Lily said...

Happee 4th! Happee Gotcha Day sweetie!!
Love
Benny & Lily

Lorenza said...

Mona!
Sure time flies!
I still remember the first posts when you told us about Shelby!
I am very happy for her now. She is healthy and getting all the attention and love that she deserves!
Happy 4th of July!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

the booker man said...

miss mona!

happy happy independence day to you and weenie and your mama!! :)
and happy happy gotcha day to miss shelby!! she's a grrreat girlie, and i'm so so so glad that she's happy and loved now!!

*woof*
the booker man

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy FoURth of WOOOOOO-ly!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Mack said...

Shelby,
You are a miracle girl! Happy Gotcha day!!

PS: Mom and dad will be at the Dog show on a Sunday this year. Will they see you and the babies?!
Sugars,
Mack

Clooney said...

Happy Gotcha Day Shelby! Nice to meet you Mona & Weenie! Thanks for your prayers, they mean alot to us.