Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Celebrating Phod's Gotcha Day - The Fun Part

I can't believe it has been 4 years since our handsome boy ended up in our house. He is the gentlest and sweetest of our 4 dogs (love them all, but he is by far the easiest). I believe we hit the jackpot with him.

To celebrate his special day, and because we had to go to the city, we thought we would take him to Bruce Pit. I have mentioned this before, but to jog non-local's memories, Bruce Pit is a former quarry turned huge off leash dog walking trails. 

The pups had a great time running and playing and sniffing. 

Phod looks like he is trotting! 

My handsome, happy boy! 

Lee knows there are treats for coming back

Synchronized sniffing - an event for a future pawlympics?


Hailey running back - one of my favourite sights in the world! 

Hailey getting more treats

Uncle Chris and Emma joined us

Cooling off in the sand

Having a drink - Phod must have been hot as he usually doesn't like the water bottle

At the communal watering hole

Phod was so tired when we got home, he really didn't even want to play fetch several hours later.

On Thursday we will talk about the not so fun part! 


  1. YAY!!! Happy Gotcha Day Phod...you nose how to celebrate in style sweet fella
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. Happy Gotcha Day bestest BIL Phod.... please show me how to drink from a bottle, I always produce a giant mess when I try it .... hey we could do that training in a bar :o)

  3. What a wonderful time for everyone. We're getting our back yard fenced in a few weeks, due to the way the steps (the house is on top of a high walk out basement) came down to the drive we had to completely rebuild and re position them before you could surround them with a fence that would allow Abby to go from top of steps into yard without going down and through a gate I can't wait to see if she'll run freely, given the opportunity.

  4. What a great place for a Gotcha Day celebration! It looks everybody had a great time. Happy Gotcha Day pal!

  5. Oh wow, what a fun adventure to celebrate your Gotcha Day!

  6. So handsome you are sweet friends! Happy Gotcha Day in your forever home. XOXO - Bacon

  7. An off leash trail! Now that is one way to celebrate your gotcha day! Hope it was a blast
    Lily & Edward

  8. What a great Gotcha Day Pawty, Zaphod!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  9. What a great Gotcha day you had! Glad you had so much fun!

  10. Phod happy 4th gotcha day...we surely agree that you are a most gentle and handsome GS!!!
    Looks like a most special place too. WTG Hailey...good for you running back
    OH dear not so fun...part. We trust and hope all are well
    Hugs madi and mom

  11. Bruce Pit looks like a blast! What a great way to spend your Gotcha Day, Phod!

  12. Happy HAPPY Gotcha Day Phodie... You are SOOOOO lucky to have picked your peeps.

  13. Happy Gotcha Day Phod. You are a star!
    And Gail too agrees that seeing your favourite dog running towards you is a simply wonderful sight.
    Toodle pip!

  14. Happy 4th Gotcha Day, Phod. So this was what that teaser was about. Looks like you were a very happy pup running and playing to your heart's content. Also sound like you might be your Mom's favorite. Shh, I won't tell anyone. *whispers* Lexi

  15. That looks like a wonderful way to celebrate. Oh, there's a not so fun part? Boo!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  16. Happy Gotcha Day, Phod! You have very happy pups there! What wonderful pictures. :)

  17. Hari OM
    HAAPPEEE GOOTTCCHHAA DAAYYY PHODDD!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  18. What a great way to celebrate!!! He looks so very happ!!!

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  19. That's the best way to celebrate a Gotcha Day! Wish we were there to run around, too.

  20. What a fun Gotcha Day you had, Phod!

  21. Happy Gotcha Day, P. What a great celebration! Running and playing. Nuthin' better...

    Love and licks,

  22. Happy Gotcha Day Zaphod! That sure looked like a fun way to celebrate.

  23. Happy Gotcha Day Phod. That looks like a wonderful place to walk, we would love to be able to go somewhere and walk off leash, as the Mom walks really SLOW.


    3 bum swings! 3 more!

    What a pawsome day you had at Bruce Pit.
    Good stinks! Running! & Treats!

    Like Hailey, I always come back for a treat.

    Nose nudges,
    CEO Olivia

  25. It looks like he had a great time celebrating! I hope the "not so fun part" wasn't too not so fun.

  26. What fun! Happy Gotcha Day, Phod!! You guys were lucky to find each other! He's such a handsome boy!

  27. Amanda: Great pictures! It looks like you and Hailey had a very fun time running around!
    Barbarella: Y'all look so happy! Synchronized sniffing sounds like a great future event for the Pawlympics. My sister and I are pretty good at sniffing stuff out together.

  28. I was thinking that it was a fun day had by all, but the last sentence makes me realize that's probably not the case. Happy Gotcha Day, Phod!

  29. Wow, that looks like a happy time indeed! Happy Gotcha Day, Handsome Phod!

  30. Happy Belated Gotcha Day, Phod, it looks like you had a blast!!


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