Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Gotcha Gone But NOT Forgotten

Let me tell you a tale of a GOTCHA DAY
gone wrong - but then it was RIGHT.

October 16 was my Gotcha Day. Some days before, October 14, was Molly's. Did the FAMILY celebrate these two INCREDIBLE events in our lives? No. They fell during one of those busy weeks of a crazy busy month and no one thought the dog and the PUG would notice.

Well, I DID! I huffed and snuffled about with a frown on my face all week until Mommy asked me what was wrong. She was apologetic but there was nothing she could do to make it right.

Apparently, somewhere along the way My Mommy #2 and Molly's Mommie #1 decided to celebrate by taking us to the Petsmart Pet Party early Saturday morning. Did I mention that it was EARLY? It seems the FIRST pet through the door was going to get some special toy of something. Molly, of course, wanted that because for her it is all about toys. KIDS! Me, just gimme the snacks (I assumed there would be snacks) and I will do anything you ask!

I am wearing my flying PIG costume from 2 years ago and Molly has on a
pumpkin tshirt and a hat my Mommy made.

So we looked up the hours of our local PetSmart and headed over there 30 minutes BEFORE that time (8am). We were sure there would be this grande line. When we got there we found out (1) the place actually opened an hour BEFORE the website time and (2) the Pet Party was not to start until 9am! We had a whole hour to kill. Oh, and there were no lines of pets in costume anywhere! ANYWHERE!!!!! So we wandered around in our costumes gathering tons of ooohs and aaahs from the employees because they were about the only ones in the store at that hour!

Clearly, we were the first ones in costume so we earned the special toy. It is a Brett Michaels Love-a-Pet that PetSmart is selling AND part of the proceeds go to PetSmart Charities® to help save homeless pets. 

Is that cool or what????? We also got GOODIE BAGS with eatables and another toy. Finally, we were able to take a picture at the special PetSmart photo backdrop. We had to settle for an iPhone photo though because neither Mommy nor Molly's Mommie remembered a camera. They assumed PetSmart would be taking the photos as they had in years past.

Yeah, I was sliding and Molly was being a DOOFUS!

It was still fun even though there were only 3 other dogs in costume AND there was no party other than a photo op. Lame, yes.

On the way home we decided we really didn't need 2 of those awesome big toys. So in honor of our Gotcha Days AND Halloween, we are having a drawing to win one. Just leave a comment below and let me know you want to be entered in the contest. We will pick a winner over the weekend and post the name on Monday. 

All entries must be in by MIDNIGHT FRIDAY - OCTOBER 25, 2013!

Oh and while you are at it, would you vote for me for PetSmart's costume contest? You must like their page to vote.

Check it out:  http://click.email-petsmart.com/?qs=3bfee94670e46b552ac11620c6b1022981e906447d3663112d4d02852563e601fd2856c1be8528bc


stellaroselong said...

We will vote for you and yes, we would like to enter your contest. I bet you guys did get lots of ooohs...
stella rose

Tweedles -- that's me said...

My dearest friends,, please let me say I am so happy that your family "gotted you" ,, so Happy Gotcha Day!
I know you were so excited to go to Pet Smart- oh yes, I would have been tooo,, and I know you gotted your pictures taken- so we will go vote for you-- Your all so cute,, and we are happy you had a wonderfuls day.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Happy Gotcha Day! Of course we will vote
Benny & Lily

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...


Guess what Ernie's is Oct 15th..

Now that is just SUPER that you got to have PetSmart ALL TO YOURSELF to celebrate. AND you gotted TWO toys and SNACKS also!! Wheeeeeeeeeeee

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

WE can't vote fur you... WHINE WHIMPER... beclaws we don't to the FaceBark thingy. SORRY!!!

Susie and Sidebite said...

OMD, they missed the gotcha days, do I need to send over Officer Bites to write some citations for this bad lapse of memory. You guys look awesome in you costumes. Hey enter us in the contest, but if we we you give it to the charity of your choice OK!

The Mad Scots

Idaho PugRanch said...

Happy Belated Gotcha Day to you both!!!! Cool to have the store all to yourselves.
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Ellen Gawthorp said...

Happy Gotcha Day Noodles ... and to Molly, too!

Love your costumes - both of you are so cute ...

We will vote for you!

Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

Wendy Mould AFCA said...

Your costumes were great and you certainly disserved the prize. Glad your day worked out in the end. You will get my vote too.

Payton's mom said...

D&D say the best things are got in October. :-) Glad you had a fun day after all to celebrate your special days!

Kari in Alaska said...

Happy Belated Gotcha Day!!!!

Stop on by for a visit

Casey said...

You look grreat in your costumes. You were a pawty all by yourselves!

PugSlope.com said...

Happy Belated Gotcha Day, Noodles and Molly! Sounds like a bit of fiasco that ended up ALL RIGHT. And the "ending up" part is all that matters anyway. That photo of you and Molly is hilarious - looks like both of you had other things on your minds. :)


Taffy said...

You tell your moms that Gotcha Day's are celebrated all year long! I would love to enter your drawing for that big toy. We will go and vote for you. Your pics are so cute and sweet! Love the flying pig!

Frank The Tank said...

Noodles blogger ate my COMMENT! Ugh!
I love the photos, you both look PAWSOME!!!!!
It looks like you had an amazing Gotcha Day, with all the fun and so many treats and prizes from the Petsmart event, sounds like you had a great time and that you were totally fussed over! The photos (yes again) are fab, you both looks so cute and totally ready for Halloween!
Glad you had a good day!
Really want to enter your prize draw for the toy!
Love and licks from your furiend Frank xxxxxxxxxx