Thursday, August 4, 2022

Thankful Thursday - Year 10 - by Phod

Dear pals,

Saturday marks my 10 year Gotcha day. That means for 10 years I will have lived with my Lady and my Man. We don't know much about my life before I came here. I was found as a severely underweight stray, walking along a highway. My foster mom, who took me from the shelter, pictured we hitchhiking and named me Zaphod after the alien in Douglas Adam's Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. 

I have the best life with my peeps. I get to snooze on the furniture (when I first came here I was terrified to get on it). 

I have always loved to fetch and swim and swim and fetch. I am very lucky that my peeps have a lake for me, where I can combine the 2.

Lady says I sure am goofier than when I first came. I have no idea what she is talking about!

I love to be near my people, inside and outside. I always check in. This following picture was taken after a good dig in my tunnel. 


I think I won the jackpot 10 years ago when Lady and Man and Lee and angels Baggy and Nin welcomed me into their home. Lady says the feeling is mutual. I think I may love my peeps and home as much as I love Precious, and that is a lot! 

I would also like to thank my blog pals for letting me be part of their lives and following me on my adventures!

This weekend in my honour, I ask you to play fetch or do something goofy. Can't wait to hear what you do.

A thankful from the bottom of his heart Phod 


  1. you sure won da jack pot... and you have the best dog sista ever...

  2. Phod, your peeps also won the jackpot! We will report back to you on our silliness during the coming weekend.

  3. when I walked into the living room this morning, Beau was upside down smiling at me, just like you are. Happy Gotcha Day and I am so happy for you and your family that you were rescued from the street and ended up in doggy heaven with your furever home. Hugs and kisses to you and precious

  4. Hari OM
    Oh, you put out a challenge there at the end, Phoddy dear! I am so very happy that Lady and Man found you and have shared you with us. Now I need to think of something to do at the weekend in honour of your 10th precious year! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. TRIFECTA! Great Mom, Super Dad, A Lake ... oh, and a big yard, room to run and play, woods, places to dig (have you reached the other side yet), toys 'n' treats, good food, warmth in the winter, endless care and comfort and love. And we didn't even mention a sisfur name Lee!
    It was the best gotcha for you and for them!

  6. Happy almost Gotcha Day, Phod! You couldn't have chosen a more perfect family! Mom and I will be playing catch with my precious tennis ball in honor of your very special day!

  7. Zaphod, you have the best life and the best name! Just by chance, I was playing 'fetch' in the garden with Gail a few minutes ago, although as usual I only sometimes brought the knotted rope she throws all the way back to her. That is pretty goofy, right?

  8. Hi handsome! Happy tenth gotcha day! You lucked out indeed! Not only do you get Lake and Precious and Digging, but you also got the best people in the whole world!

  9. Happy Gotcha Day, Phod!!! We are so glad we got to meet you and Hailey. We hope you get ice cream and cake for your big day!!!

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber


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