8 years ago today you became my dog for real. You were 2 years, 10 months and 2 weeks and I had known you since you was a itty bitty 11 weeks baby. (Emma belonged to my sister before I got her), I had known since I was a little kid that I wanted a dog, but after I met you there was only one dog I wanted: YOU my friend. I remember when I looked at you as a 5 months old puppy and thought. "OMG what an angel" I had never met a dog that was so easy to handle before. You always come when I called you and you never chewed on anything. Before I met you I didn't know how wonderful the Labrador retrievers are. Hadn't known a lab before. You and I belong together and that was obvious long before you became my dog.
Then when I stood there with you that day, today 8 years ago I start doubting:"What if I can't take care of you? What if I'm not good enough for you? Can I really have a own dog?" This was just doubt: of course I had thought about it all before, but now it was for real. I had my own dog!
I still look at you and thinking "Wow this is MY dog!" And I will always talk about you with pride in my voice. You have became such a huge part of my life, I feel only half when I am without you. People love you, even some people who isn't dog people like you. I love seeing you greeting people with that wagging butt of yours, and sit down and wait for your treat!
I love thinking about how you have developed from that shy dog 8 years ago to this self-confident dog you are today. Even if you are reserved to other dogs sometimes, you are a true lab in many ways: you love people and you have such a will to please. Even if you sometimes is a stubborn bitch.
I loved you right from the start, but I had no idea how much I really should become to love you. More and more each day. I love you more today than I did yesterday and I will love you even more tomorrow. Thank you Emma for being my friend. Thank you for teaching me what love is all about. You are my joy, my love, my pride, my companion and you are my best friend. You are my first, only and probably last dog. My silly goof-ball!
And thank you Emma for being the reason I came to J L and met all wonderful people and pups here. I wouldn't be here without you.
HAPPY 8 TH GOTCHA DAY EMMA!!!
~Veronica and Nikki~
Sweet Emma, 16th of February 1996~26th of November 2010
Always in my heart and soul. Together forever, my love....
Nikki 6 months
Awwww! What a beautiful tribute to Emma! She is certainly your heart dog, Veronica. Have a wonderful day together!
Pat from S.E. Pa
Abby - CGC
Jack - OCP (official couch potato)
Happy Gotcha Day!
Mother of Zoe Mae and Zeb AKA The Mess Pot
HAPPY GOTCHA DAY EMMA!!!
We hope you have a very special day together.
Happy Gotcha Day Emma! ;D ;D Have a great day!
Lovely story! Happy Gotcha Day, Emma!!!!
Laura & CJ in New Hampshire
Awww, what a nice story! Happy Gotcha Day, Emma!
Happy Gotcha Day Emma. You are beautiful.
Oh Veronica A wonderful tribute to a beautiful dog. have a wonderful day together
HAPPY GOTHCA DAY EMMA!!!
Teresa, mom to Brigetta and Prudence