Sullivan Gotcha Day

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Sullivan Gotcha Day

Postby pfordeb » Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:53 am

I'm pretty sure Sullivan's gotcha day is sometime in the next week. In my paranoia, I'm afraid to look it up, but I think it's the 22nd (I don't know the percentage, but I've always noticed people tend to die within a month of their birthdays, so I don't know if gotcha days count). Anyway we will have had her 8 years. I just remembered, I should find out when my dad was adopted because he died 6 months before his birthday, but he was adopted, if gotcha days count (hopefully not). I'm sure no one knows though, his entire adopted family is gone, and we never met any of his birth family. Anyway, my mother's father was also adopted, but I doubt she knows anything but his birthday, and I'm an adoptive mother myself. We sort of procreate like Shakers in my family :D

But I digress ... we got Sullivan after 5 years of begging by husband by both me and our son. I was watching a telethon for the local humane society about the time I was laying down big hints and Forrest just said yes. We got there toward the end of the day, so our decision was not as hard (no puppies for one thing). Ironically, guess who picked Sullivan -- Forrest. She's always been a daddy's girl.

PS -- I've always been a nervous nellie and at the time I still had my gallbladder which kicked up its stones whenever I was nervous. So I went home and threw up after we adopted her. She had to stay a couple more days to be spayed, so that's part of why I'm mixed up on the dates. She probably should have stayed at the humane society another day or two because we tried to keep her in our laundry room behind a baby gate and she busted a stitch jumping over the gate the first night -- talk about nervous nellie, we were at the vet the next day.
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Re: Sullivan Gotcha Day

Postby TJordan » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:36 am

Well she had an eventful first week didn't she. Happy Gotcha Day, (and no I don't think gotcha days count as far as your earlier story.) Althought it is weird how death happens around the B-day I have noticed that pattern as well in my research. EEERIE
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Re: Sullivan Gotcha Day

Postby chowkidz » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:33 am

Happy Gotcha Day Sullivan and family. Great " first "story. Isn't funny how the ones who have to be begged the most always seem to be the favorite.
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Re: Sullivan Gotcha Day

Postby Juniper » Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:41 pm

Happy Gotcha Day Sullivan!
Here's to many more years to give joy and receive much love! \:D/
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Re: Sullivan Gotcha Day

Postby Auddymay » Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:24 pm

HAPPY GOTCHA DAY!

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Re: Sullivan Gotcha Day

Postby pfordeb » Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:28 am

I asked my mom but she doesn't know much about either my dad's or grandfather's adoptions. She thinks her father was adopted right away when he was born. I think my dad might have been closer to two. I have always tried to find out about my dad, just because of the medical history, since I really have only 1/4 a genetic family tree. There are lots of legends about both. My grandfather was the result of an affair between my great grandfather and a maid, and my dad was off the boat Irish, baby of 13 kids, and was given to next door neighbors when they came here. They lived in what I call the "Irish ghetto" section of Indianapolis. Poor, working Irish who came to the US to work on the railroad. That part is true because the neighborhood was still the same, even when I was an adult (I'm back to being a kid now :lol: ). Who knows about the adoptions though? Adoptions were not quite as open in the late 1890s/early 1900s. I've made lackluster attempts to find out about my father's family and even have a friend who's an attorney in Indianpolis, but I always get side-tracked. At this point in life, I'm going to die of whatever I get and my dad lived to be 81 and my mom is still alive at 79 (though those ages don't seem that old anymore).

Anyway, thanks for all the wishes about Sullivan. She's still hanging in. Her new thing is, she will only poop at the park (after I'd finally gotten her to go in our yard again). That's after my being sick for a week and having my husband in charge. He can lift her into the car to drive her to the park, I can't, and it's too far for her to walk now. Oh well, her personality and ability to outsmart is still definitely in tact.
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Re: Sullivan Gotcha Day

Postby chowfrnd88 » Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:50 am

Happy, happy gotcha day Sullivan!! Great big hugs to you sweet girl!

Hang in there Deb, big hugs for you too!!
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Re: Sullivan Gotcha Day

Postby pfordeb » Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:28 am

Hey "Chowfrnd." Did you get an answer to your PM? Not that I'm not always out of it, but being really sick for a week isn't helping, but I think I deleted my reply. Anyway -- just in case --- Sullivan's "birthday" (made up based on her age) is June 9. Her gotcha day is sometime this week (like the 22nd). Good memory.
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Postby CoraP. » Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:35 am

Happy Gotcha Day Sullivan!! That is something to celebrate!! :D
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Re: Sullivan Gotcha Day

Postby vicster605 » Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:57 am

Happy Gottcha Day Sweet Sullivan!!! HUGS Debbie [:D] Hope you two have a nice Gottcha Dad Celebration :D
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Re: Sullivan Gotcha Day

Postby pfordeb » Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:07 pm

Thanks everyone. Vicki made a good Freudian slip -- she said Gotcha Dad :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: that's about right.
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Re: Sullivan Gotcha Day

Postby vicster605 » Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:33 pm

LOL Deb!!! :oops: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Sullivan Gotcha Day

Postby chow fancier » Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:53 pm

A belated Happy Gotcha Day Sullivan!
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Re: Sullivan Gotcha Day

Postby Dogdad » Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:40 pm

Happy belated gotcha day

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Re: Sullivan Gotcha Day

Postby kingalls » Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:51 pm

Happy Gotcha Day, Sullivan! \:D/
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Re: Sullivan Gotcha Day

Postby chowfrnd88 » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:38 am

LOL Deb, yes it says you deleted your reply! :D But I see the dates here now, thanks! :D :D
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