Saturday, February 8, 2014

It's My First Gotcha Day - and Comment-a-thon!!!

by Otto

 Hey!!  It's my first Gotcha Day!!

I've been living here at Chez RottRover
for a whole year now!

photo by CreekHiker
You may have forgotten that I was once a homeless doggie.  I was wandering the streets until I came upon a house where I knew doggies lived and I sat nicely at the front gate until someone let me in.  They fed me, they took me to the vet (I weighed 75 pounds) and they found a rescue that would help me find my forever home. 

It was scary and lonely living on the street as a homeless doggie.  THAT'S WHY I'M HAVING A 

You better leave a comment!!

For every comment left from now until Tuesday morning at MIDNIGHT, PST, we will donate a 
whole dollar to
St Anne's Center, in Ogden Utah.  

See, St. Anne's is a shelter for homeless humans that allows them to bring their pets with them to the shelter!!  And a human shelter is wwaaaaayy different from a dog shelter.  The humans get foodables, a bed, and help with other things like finding a job or more permanent housing. 

Lots of humans won't go to a shelter because they don't want to give up their pet.  Lots of doggies and kitties end up in shelters because their humans can no longer pay for housing.  St. Anne's believes in keeping the whole family together.  Like me, they believe in the healing strength of family.  

St Anne's provided over 78,000 meals to adults last year.  No one is ever turned away.  

I wasn't turned away and it changed my life!

Please leave a comment!

It's MY Gotcha Day, after all!!

me, weighing in at 105 :-)

And I am one happy dog!!



Jo's World said...

Dear Otto:

Both Stella and I are so happy you found your way to the right people for help, and that you got a good name from GodMom Stella. St Ann's sounds like a wonderful place to go and we believe in families and pups sticking together too!

Love and Happy Gotcha Day,

Jo, Stella, and Zkhat

Dachshund Nola said...

What an awesome charity! I'm so glad you found such a great home, Otto. Happy 1st Gotcha Day!

Frank The Tank said...

Happy Gotcha Day Otto! I am so happy that you have been in your wonderful home for a whole year now and that you have left all the sadness of living on the streets behind and that you are now happy in a family home filled with love! What a great idea to have a charity event for your gotcha day, you are very thoughtful! Hope you have a great day, Love and Licks from your Furiend Frank XxxxX

Astro & Mitzie said...

Happy First Gotcha Day otto.
So glad you found your forever home.
Have a pawsome weekend.

xo Cinnamon

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

FRUST.... Ernie and I want to THANK ALL THREE OF YOU fur the SUPER WONDERFUL THOUGHTFUL Happy NEW YEAR card. WE LOVE IT... THAT IS THE FURSTEST Happy New Year card that we have EVER gotten so it is a TRUE TREASURE to US.

Now.... HAPPY HAPPY GOTCHA DAY OTTO. WE are SOOOOOO thrilled that you found Ruby and Bart to live FUREVER with and then became our FUREND. We are SO happy fur YOU.
WE know that place you are talking about... Goose's Mom Pastor Michelle helps out there. What a WONDERFUL FABULOUS TREEmendous OUTSTANDING thingy fur you to do fur your VERY MUCH SPECIAL DAY.
YOU are the BESTEST Otto.

PeeS... We have been waiting fur your post ever since we saw Easy's Post this morning.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Happy Gotcha Day Otto!!! we are so glad you found your forever family with Bart & Ruby. And like F&E we are so glad to call you our friend
What a wonderful way to celebrate your big day! We know of St Annes through Goose and his Mom.
hugs on your special day!
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Cowspotdog said...

Happy gotcha day Otto...we are so happy you found such a wonderful home.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Mommy's been running around like a chicken with no head (hmmmm...headless chickens run around?????)...anyway we couldn't miss stopping by to say HI and leave a comment for such a wonderful cause! HAP-PEE GOTCHA DAY Otto!


KB said...

Otto - You are one lucky Rottie. Your family is the best, and you have so much love. I can see why you're donating to St Anne's. That's such a wonderful thing to to do!!!!

Happy Gotcha Day!

GOOSE said...

OTTO!!!!!! Happy Gotcha Day my friend. Even though things were ruff for you on the streets for a while it did not dampen you loving spirit. MOM and could not be more happy for you and for what you are doing. I talked with MOM this morning and we are going to match green paper for green paper for every comment you get. Doubling the love. Here's to many many more Gotcha Day's for you.

Merlin Wylt said...

Happy Gotcha Day!!! And can you count this comment as ten? Because shelters like that should be all over the U.S., not just in Utah.

Adventures of Jungle Girl said...

Hi Otto,
We're fans of Goose, and we had to come say 'Hi!' and Happy Gotcha Day.

We're so happy for you, having peeps that love you and a home to live in. Every doggy should have these things.

Bless your heart. We're also happy to see that you now weigh 105 lbs. No skinny doggies in your house:-)

Ruthie and Bella the Rat Terrier Princess

Shiro Rai said...

Happy Gotcha Day Otto from the Padgham Pack..
That shelter sounds like a wonderful place! It can be very hard for homeless humans and to have somewhere that accepts their pets is a beautiful thing :) Bless, and have a wonderful gotcha day <3

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

A great cause to be a part of!! I can't believe that its been a whole year since you found your amazing forever home! What a blessing that family was that you found who helped you to get to the rescue--You are where you are meant to be, no question!!!

Unknown said...

That is a lovely thing! Hooray and thank u! :)

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Happy First Gotcha Day, Otto - and many more to come. You and your family are just wonderful to be doing such a kind thing for St. Anne's Center. We know there are many peeps and furries who will be very grateful for your kindness.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

rottrover said...

Brother Goose! You ROCK, dude!! I wouldn't even know about what a wonderful place St. Anne's is if it wasn't for you and your MOM. I just think it's an awesome program and I'm so happy to help out!!



Ruby said...

WooooHooooo!!! Happy Happy Gotcha Day Otto!!! You sure hit the jackpot find such a FABulous forever home!! I sure hopes every doggie is as lucky as you are! I loves your story and I loves you too!!
This is such a pawsome idea, and I loves it!! I'm gonna leave like 87 thousand comments!!! Your Moms has that many green papers right?? BOL
High Paw!!!
Ruby ♥

Ruby said...

Oh, and tell your Moms that I thinks she is PAWSOME to the max okays?!
Ruby ♥

Ruby said...

Oh, and that I thinks your sibs Bart and Ruby (what a FABulous name BTW!!!hehehe) are just the bestest!!
Ruby ♥

Ruby said...

Okays, Ma says she's takin' away the puter if I leave another comment...pffffft!!!
I'll be back tomorrows....hehehe
Ruby ♥

Unknown said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Otto! The humans are lucky to have you! (Emme & I are Gotcha Dogs, too)
--- Charley
p.s. Mommy loves Rotties!

Anonymous said...

Otto! What an outstanding way to celebrate your big day!

Oreo said...

That's so great. Humans need help too. Glad that you found your home. Happy gotcha day

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

What a wonderful place! We love their philosophy.

So happy you FINALLY found your forever family. You landed on your feet, mate.

Happy Gotcha Day! Here's to many more.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

Otto - I'm so glad you had a fairy tale ending. Before that life was too rough - I'm happy you landed on your paws in a great place!

Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

zooperson said...

Now Otto, that is super story with the best kind of ending. It is a winderful thing to share what we have with others who need a little boost. Way to go, Otto! Bless your heart! Lady Caroline

Pia said...

Happy Gotcha Day Otto!

Anonymous said...

Dear Otto,

have a super Gotcha Day! I'm so happy that you found your furever home. And the idea to celebrate with a commentathon for St. Anne is just brilliant.

Molly the Airedale said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Otto! Bless Saint Anne's ♥

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Sandra said...

one more comment and one more dollar to that wonderful St Annes, I know Goose and his mom are so happy over this. Happy first gotcha day, you are happy and very lucky to find a happy home.. our Jake was a street dog to, he will have his 9th gotcha day May 5 and Baby will have her 12 gotcha day on Feb 22, she was badly abused and in a rescue home when we found her... hugs all around to all three of you and blessings to St Annes

Unknown said...

Happy Gotcha day to you and we are so pleased you are in a loving forever home. Have a serene Sunday and get in some big easy today.
Best wishes Molly

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Happy happy gotcha day!! Thanks to Goose for putting the word out - and thank you for telling us about this charity. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Mates. Happy Gotcha Day Otto. We remember when you came to live with your family. It was a wonderful day indeed. Yaahoo to you all for helping St Annes. Good luck with the comments. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory
P.S. We received your card. Thanks heaps mates, we loved it!

Anonymous said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Otto! May you have many more for years to come.

Ruby and Penny said...

Happy Gotcha Day Otto!

Love Ruby & Penny

Baxter's momma said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Otto! Much love to you and your fur-ever family.

Millie and Walter said...

Happy Gotcha day Otto. We're sorry we are a day late, but our mom banged up her left hand and hasn't been typing much. You sure found the perfect forever home!

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Dear Otto,

We think this is a wonderful way to help the peeps who helped you help other dogs. You are very kinds.

Happy Gotcha Day!

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

PAWsome! way to celebrate. Happy Gotcha Day! We LOVE St. Annes. Golden Woofs

Bouncing Bertie said...

Otto, we are so happy your story turned out well, and please pass on our best wishes to all at the St Anne's shelter - it sounds like the people there do simply wonderful work.
Toodle pip!
Bertie (and Gail).

Sue said...

Yeah Otto! It's seems like we've know you longer than a year. Sebastian was homeless too and he says hes so glad you found a good loving forever home.
Morgan, Sebastian, the Porties, Syd and Mac

Murphy said...

Happy GOTCHA Day! And we WILL leave a comment cuz we know St. Anne's cuz it is located by our town!! Gee, we were just talking to Goose's mom at church this morning and you know she knows all the people and doggies there! Have a wonderful celebration and fruitful comment-a-thon!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

bettyj said...

Reading Otto's story just made me weep. He is such a beautiful dog and and I am so thankful you took him in. Rotts have a hard time any way for no fault of their own, except their size. I sure miss my buddy. Love visiting rottrover

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello otto its dennis the vizsla dog hay happy gotcha day!!! that sownds like a wunderful playse to send green papers!!! i kan remember wot it wuz like beeing homeless but i try not to!!! ok bye

Unknown said...

Hi Y'all!

Otto, you did a wonderful job explaining about St Annes. Living in the southeast we would never have known about such a wonderful place. It took a wonderful dog to tell us! Thanks Otto!

Happy Gotcha Day!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

houndstooth said...

Otto, we are all thrilled for you that you found your forever home! It's a special thing to find your family and know you'll be together no matter what. Way to go on supporting Saint Anne's, too!


CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Oh Ottos Rottos! We are SOOOOOO happy you are our furiend!!!! I know Mabel Lou yells at you but it's only cause she luvs you so much!!!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Mabel Lou sez - Yo Otto! I can't believe it's been a WHOLE year!!! It's a nice thing you and Auntie are doing!!!


Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Oh Otto, what a nice thing to do for your Gotcha Day and St. Anne's sounds like a wonderful place. We thinks it is wonderful they keeps the family together.

Happy Belated Gotcha Day.

Tanya Breese said...

oh otto, you are so handsome! what a great thing you are doing!

2browndawgs said...

Happy happy gotcha day...can't believe it has been a year!

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Dear Otto, what a wonderful and thoughtful way to celebrate this milestone in your life.

Happy happy gotcha day!

Matilda the Boxer said...

Otto, I am SO SO glad that you found your furever family!! And what a nice thing to do fur other doggies (and their humans) in need. St. Anne's is sure a special place.

Unknown said...

LOVE the comment-a-thon! What a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful idea! Thank you for your generosity and for supporting St. Anne's!

Hey, if you have any children's books handy, we're doing some fun stuff for St. Anne's this month too! Check it out if you're interested:

Happy gotcha day!!

Lydia @ See Beautiful

How Sam Sees It said...

Happy 1st Gotcha Day!

Monty and Harlow

My Mind's Eye said...

Dear Otto.
Happy Gotcha day and anniversary of the first day of the rest of your wonderful life with your peeps and sibs.
Yay for the comment-a-thon for St. Anne's
Hugs madi your bfff

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

We just HAD to come back and tell you again how much we love you... and your sissy and big bro!!!! You complete our pack Otto Rotto!!

Chris said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Otto! You are one lucky Rottie to have found such a good home and we hope that you raise lots of money for your charity.

Duly Inspired said...

What a wonderful idea and cause! Well done, Otto, well done!

Unknown said...

Otto! Mes and my brother Kozmo is rescues (even though we is cats) and wes is so happy that yous found a forever home! And that yous is giving to those who is less fortunate! Now, me must sings yous the Gottcha Day Song!!!
*•.¸¸♪♫•Happy Gottcha day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*
¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha day to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha day Dear Otto!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Gottcha day to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
Yous ROCKS!!!
Goose's furrend Nellie

Anonymous said...

Well you obviously need more comments!

Anonymous said...

So let me wish you a happy gotcha day.

Anonymous said...

And many more...

Ruth said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate your day. Best wishes to you and your family and friends.
Wags and licks,

White Dog Blog said...

Otto, what an incredibly wonderful way to celebrate your good fortune! Thanks for sharing your special day with so many less fortunate and in need. We are proud to call you friend.

On this day we wish you a long, healthy, life with your pack filled with security, sharing, celebration, and! Happy Gotcha Day from The White Dog Army

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Happy gotcha day!!! And how did our Mom not know that you are in Ogden with all of our other buddies? (If we didn't like Park City so much, we'd make Mom and Dad move to Ogden just so we could hang out with all our bloggie friends!) While we knew you hit the doggie jackpot when you showed up at your family's house, we think your family is the real winners! Oh, and all us adoring fans are winners, by getting to know you, too! We hope you get cheeseburgers and cake for your Gotcha Day!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

The Thundering Herd said...

Otto - As a family of rescues, we can think of no day better than the day you find your forever home! We are glad to support your comment-a-thon!

The Boston Lady said...


I'm glad I picked today to get my butt back to blogworld!

There is nothing better than rescuing a canine, feline, bird, rabbit, hamster...whatevah!!!!


Marjie said...

Dear Otto, it does my heart good to see you so happy there with your new family at Chez RottRover. You clearly are having a great time. Happy Belated Gotcha Day!

xoxo Marjie

Jacobi said...

Dear Otto,

Sorry we missed your comment-a-thon, but congratulations on your first Gotcha Day and on raising money to help other Dogs find homes! I am Rescue Dog too, and so is Ojo. It is so important that all Dogs have good people, just like you and me!


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The Army of Four said...

We sure missed the deadline for the comment-a-thon, but wanted to wish you a VERY happy Gotcha Day! That is so wonderful! Isn't finding your forever home the BEST!!!!??
Play bows,

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

I have been meaning to wish you the Happiest of Gotcha Days for weeks now Otto :( Sorry I'm so very late but I'm sure you had the best day and are looking forward to many more to come! Ain't life grand now :)

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Somehow I managed to post the same comment 3 times, duh! No wonder I get so behind with visiting and commenting!

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