Sunday, 4 April 2010

Happy Easter and Paddy's Gotcha Day

Hello all

It has been a year that Paddy has been with us! And we are thankful every day that our paths crossed - he is the greatest little brother you could ask for - and D and C love the stuffing out of him!

The truth of how Paddy came to the Fox Terrier Rescue is not nice - it is a tale of how people can be heartless. And Paddy's story is not about sadness any more - but happiness. So we like to think that when Battersea Dogs Home found went something like this...

Paddy was found in the Lost Property Office at Victoria Station - he had come from deepest darkest Peckham (possibly) - he survived on rawhide bones and water - a note on his coat read: Paddy Bear - please look after this Bear - Love Aunt Lucy....

Battersea Dogs Home wanted to find him a home and asked the Fox Terrier (and Bear) Rescue to help - and they did. First, they got some help from some lovely people and fixed one of his eyes - he enjoyed life much more after that - then D and C and I met him - and we fell in love. Indeed, we wanted very much to look after this bear!

Who could resist such a cute face?

And we think he liked it too - does he look happy to you too?

Every night he says his prayers

and we think he is praying for more walks in the windy Lake District...

More times to mess around in the mud (but less baths)

More chances to be with his sissy Sally

Destroying more toys...

More times to fall asleep in the lap of D or C

And we pray for the same things more time to spend with our friends both on the net and here...

Have a Happy Easter!

Lots of licks.


  1. We enjoyed your story about Paddy. I thinks we all want more time in the mud and less baths!

    Happy Easter and Gotcha Day!
    Stella, Gunther and Betty

  2. Ohhhh! It was soooo good to see Paddy again! I put my snooter right up on the computer monitor, and remembered the time we spent together at Christmas. We are celebrating with you, happy that Paddy Bear is a forever part of your family now. OUR family, 'cause we sorta seem related!

    Moma never had had two dogs before. But now that's she's got both me and Fergi, she can't imagine it any other way. We bet you feel the same way. What a great family you've got ... all of you together.

    We hope your Easter was wonderful. And that your Gotcha Day celebration was the best ever! Such good things to be celebrating!

    I love you, Sally. And please give Paddy big wirey tail wags and lots of cuddles and pats from us.
    Jake (and Fergi and family) xxxx oooo

  3. We enjoyed Paddy's story, pawticklearly because we love it when muzzer reads us the stories about Paddington Bear the E.Rabbit left here for us. We would love to visit Victoria station sometime, and I would like to own a pair of red wellies, though I doubt I would want to wear them.

    kisses to all
    Gussie (and Teka)

  4. Hi Paddy and Sally,
    Happy gotcha Day Paddy!!!!!!!!!!
    I love happy engings!!!!!
    So glad you have such a wonderful home now and a wonderful sissy and D and C love you so much, it just makes me so happy for you, Paddy.
    Hugs and Kisses, Bambi & Fern

  5. Hoppy Easter AND Happy PADDY Gotcha Day!

    I remember it well!


  6. Paddy you are one silly fella. gotta luv that mud photo.. i remember when D & C first got ya. now it's all good! (with the best sistah too)

    sending easter wishes!

  7. Happy gotcha day, Paddy! You are one cutie patootie! We are so happy you have your loving home!
    Happy Easter to both of you!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  8. He looks VERY happy.
    What a nice way to remember his gotcha day. He a lucky boy!
    ~lickies, Ludo.

  9. What a sad turned so happy story...that picture of Paddy made our hearts sing!!!

    Happy Gotcha day to ya dear boy...

    You picked a wonderful family to love you!


    Lacie, Scruffy and Stanny

  10. Sally and Paddy,
    So So happy to see you had come to visit with me!!! I love your visits so much!!! So glad life is so good for you pups and the family!!!!!!!! Come back soon,b/c I miss you when you don't visit!!
    Again so happy for you Paddy, Bambi & Fern

  11. Happy rescue stories are always a wonderful store. We are so glad that Paddy has found his way to you. Hugs and wags, Mistaya..a very happy rescued dog!!

  12. Hiya, Ludo and his mummy asked me to drop you a line but I can't find your email - its regarding a product review opportunity. Please can you drop me an email to chris @ Many Thanks Chris

  13. Happy Gotcha Day - Paddy - you've landed in a wonderful place....

    Sally - hope you had a BIG PAWTY for Paddy with lots of treats....


  14. We know it was a special day for everyone at your home when Paddy came to live with you. It was a special day for us when we met you.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

  15. Sally and Paddy and Mom,
    I always love it when you come to talk with me:) It is special to be your friend!!!!!
    I loved the video. I took the time to load it!!! Love you guys so much!!!
    XXOO, Bambi & fern

  16. Paddy, you are adorable and we are so happy you found the perfect forever family! (We found you through Khyra's blog). Have a good weekend...

  17. Sally
    I loved the stowy of how you got Paddy..what a wondewful day that was fow all of you. I can tell that he is the most faboolous little bwuvvew and that you'we the pawfect family now. Happy Gotcha day Paddy!!!

    I wish Mommi and Daddi could have met you when they wewe on theiw twip wecently..I love bof of you vewy much
    smoochie kisses

  18. Hi Sally and Paddy,
    I have a favor to ask of Mom OK? I don't know if you have read my blog and know Tom is goimg to have to have hernia surgery soon. He is thinking of going to London for the surgery. To the British Clinic, Have you heard of it and do you know anything about it??? I would appreciate any and all imfornation you have or can get on the clinic. Your help would be very helpful, thank you!!!
    XXOO to all, Fern