Gotcha Day Celebration

Celebrating Cady’s gotcha day two years ago.  Then and now photographs.

I’m so happy I monitored humane society website and then went and met her. After a few minutes, I knew she would be coming home with me. Her original name just didn’t match who she was, so I gave her a new one.

She is named after Cady Longmire. A character in the Craig A. Johnson novels titled Longmire. A series of 19 books (at this writing) and also a great television adaptation available on Netflix and other video outlets. The series ran from June 2012 to November 2017.

Cady May 2016 homeCady May 2018

If​ dogs could live forever

If dogs could live forever, you would have been 20 today Casey. I’ve been missing you every day for the past 6 years.

Hope you’re hanging out with Abbey, Tess, and Darby in heaven.

You were one hell of a pack leader my friend.

I’m glad I got to spend part of my life with you. You made every day of it so very good.

  1. As a pupper laying claim to the fireplace.
  2. Hard working duck dog. It’s just in the genes.
  3. Happy dude laying in the flowers.
  4. A very chill dude enjoying a sunny day.
  5. A pack leader and his ladies – (L to R) Casey (son), Abbey, Tess and Darby (mom).

Photo ops with Cady

Cady and I went on our daily hike the other day and then I took photos for Valentines Day. I purchase holiday-themed inexpensive plastic necklaces to put around her neck for these kinds of photos. I have found that she is a really good model for me if I get her exercised first, then asked her to sit still for me wearing the props. A girl needs to have her fun first, before work!

I adopted Cady 18 months ago (at age 6) and she has really blossomed and gotten used to how I am hands on with her. I like to make sure that my dogs are used to lots of touches, petting, handling of paws, lifting of gums, checks of her teeth and of course kisses on her head and nose. I find that this makes for a great dog and veterinary visits are very easy.

She has also become quite the love bug and I attribute that to the hands-on attention she gets from me along with verbal praise.

That was a long story to get to this photo I took after we finished with her photos. I didn’t get to see what her eyes were doing until I got home and loaded them onto the computer. She is quite the sweetheart and often likes to press her muzzle against my face.

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Cady photo dump

We’ve been really busy and my human hasn’t had time to get to this blog and post my new photographs. I finally nudged him enough that he got it done tonight. I hope you like seeing what I’ve been up to this summer and at the start of fall. BTW, he got a tattoo of me on his arm. Right above the dog paws and names of his Labrador Retrievers that have traveled to the rainbow bridge. I think I look pretty sharp in ink – Cady

Fresh ink for Cady

I had a tattoo done a long time ago for my 4 original Labrador Retrievers when they were all still with me.  Now it serves as a tribute to them as they have all moved on to the rainbow bridge.

I’ve been thinking about doing something for Cady for awhile now. Today was the day. Here’s my fresh ink for Cady.

Cady tattoo

The tattoo for my original 4 labs.4 Labradors tattoo

And the whole upper arm.Version 2