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Gotcha Day

06 Feb
Bongo with his new toy

My New Gotcha Day Toy

Woo hoo! Today is my Gotcha Day. I first learned about Gotcha Days when my friend Rumpy celebrated his. All these years I haven’t been able to celebrate my birthday because my people don’t know when it is. Now I get to celebrate Gotcha Day instead – the day my people took me home with them. I even got a new toy and my people promised me some more goodies later.

Since it’s a special day I thought I’d post something a little different. Rumpy is good at encouraging his friends to write poems and I posted this one on his blog on his Gotcha Day. It seems like the thing to do to post it here today.

Bongo’s Gotcha Day

I like to run

I run for fun

But it really got me in trouble

They locked me away

For more than a day

It kind of burst my bubble

 

Dog jail’s no good

I don’t like the food

And other dogs barking all night

I’m stuck here for sure

My brain is a blur

To live like this is such a fright

 

But they came, yes they came

And they tossed me a ball

Then they left just as fast

One more ball – Is that all?

 

The next day I saw them

My leash they did get

They took me and told me

I’d be their new pet

 

At first I was scared

When I saw my new home

The cat didn’t like me

And the yard I did roam

 

But now I’m adjusted

I’m happy to say

Especially when someone

Is willing to play

 

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70 Comments

Posted by on February 6, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor

 

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70 responses to “Gotcha Day

  1. thesweetkitten

    February 6, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Love the poem, Bongo, and happy Gotcha Day! Big kisses from me!!!

     
    • Bongo

      February 6, 2012 at 2:25 pm

      Thanks Sweet Kitten. I’m sending some kisses your way too. I hope you don’t mind if they’re slobbery.

       
  2. 7theaven

    February 6, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Nice poem

     
    • Bongo

      February 6, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      Thanks 7theaven – and thanks for stopping by and commenting.

       
  3. jaxart4animals

    February 6, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Awe, I’m so glad that your people Gotcha Bongo.. Happy Gotcha Day!

     
    • Bongo

      February 6, 2012 at 2:27 pm

      Thanks jaxart4animals.

       
  4. Lindy MacDuff

    February 6, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Happy Gotcha Day, Bongo! And I love your wonderful poem!

    Wishing you many hugs, nuzzles, and noms today! ;-9

     
    • Bongo

      February 6, 2012 at 2:28 pm

      Thanks Lindy.

       
  5. rumpydog

    February 6, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Oh Dog!!!! Happy Gotcha Day Bongo!!!!

     
    • Bongo

      February 6, 2012 at 2:28 pm

      Thanks Rumpy. I’m so glad you told me about Gotcha Days. Now I get to celebrate it every year.

       
  6. Dianda

    February 6, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Happy Gotcha Day, Bongo! 😀

     
    • Bongo

      February 6, 2012 at 2:30 pm

      Thanks Dianda.

       
  7. Fluffy Tufts

    February 6, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Happy Gotcha Day Bongo!

     
    • Bongo

      February 6, 2012 at 2:30 pm

      Thanks Fluffy Tufts.

       
  8. sandylikeabeach

    February 6, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Happy Gotcha Day, Bongo!

     
    • Bongo

      February 6, 2012 at 2:30 pm

      Thanks Sandy.

       
  9. eof737

    February 6, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Good for you Bongo! You’re a sweetheart and deserve all your gotchas. 😉

     
    • Bongo

      February 6, 2012 at 2:31 pm

      Thanks eof737.

       
  10. Doctor Vet

    February 6, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Aw, good poem Bongo! Happy Gotcha Day! I have a person friend who was adopted too and does not know her birthday, so her Mama picked one for her. See if your people will do that for you! The more celebrations, the better, I think!

     
    • Bongo

      February 6, 2012 at 2:32 pm

      Thanks Doctor Vet. I like your idea of picking a birthday and celebrating that too. Pretty amazing that a person doesn’t know her birthday. Glad she gets to celebrate one anyway.

       
  11. 2browndawgs

    February 6, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Happy Gotcha Day Bongo. That is a great poem. 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      February 6, 2012 at 4:38 pm

      Thanks Brown Dawgs.

       
  12. dogdaz

    February 6, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Happy and ‘Glad they’ Gotcha Day! You are the coolest – love Lulu & Sofie of DogDaz

     
    • Bongo

      February 6, 2012 at 5:38 pm

      Thanks Lulu and Sofie.

       
  13. colliesofthemeadow

    February 6, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Happy Gotcha Day to you! Happy Gotcha Day to you! Happy Gotcha day dear Bongo!!!!! Awwooooooooo to you!!!!

    Your friends,
    The Collies and Chuck 😉

     
    • Bongo

      February 6, 2012 at 5:38 pm

      Hey Collies, I love your singing. Thanks.

       
  14. Twinkle & the feisty4poo-mix dogs

    February 6, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Happy Gotcha Day to ya Bongo! ARROOOO – Vanilla Bean

     
    • Bongo

      February 6, 2012 at 5:39 pm

      Thanks Vanilla Bean.

       
  15. For the Love of My Dogs

    February 6, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Great poem, Bongo! I love the concept of “Gotcha Day” too!!! What an awesome idea 🙂

    I’m so glad you have a wonderful forever home now, Bongo– Happy Gotcha Day!

     
    • Bongo

      February 6, 2012 at 5:42 pm

      Thanks Deanna. It really is nice having a forever home.

       
  16. barb19

    February 6, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Happy Gotcha Day Bongo! I love the poem!

     
    • Bongo

      February 6, 2012 at 10:32 pm

      Thanks Barb.

       
  17. eripanwkevin

    February 6, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Happy Gotcha Day Bongo!!! Wow! It’s lovely to hear that you celebrate your Gotcha Day!!! That poem is pawsome!!! I’m sooo touched by every line! and very glad that you have now your family and Scratchy(!) . Have a wonderful day on your Gotcha Day, Bongo! 🙂
    love from Kevin xxx

     
    • Bongo

      February 6, 2012 at 10:33 pm

      Thanks Kevin. It’s been a pretty good day.

       
  18. AdventureJess

    February 6, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Happy Gotcha Day. I hope you got some good prezzies.

     
    • Bongo

      February 6, 2012 at 10:34 pm

      Thanks AdventureJess, I got some good prezzies. And thanks for stopping by and commenting.

       
  19. henrythebrave

    February 6, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Happy Gotcha Day, Bongo, my man. Your new gotcha day toy looks rather spiffy! 😉

     
    • Bongo

      February 7, 2012 at 12:26 am

      Thanks Henry. It is a pretty cool toy. It makes a really loud squeak.

       
  20. bumpyroadtobubba

    February 7, 2012 at 12:12 am

    I love that you & Rumpy celebrate Gotcha Day! x

     
    • Bongo

      February 7, 2012 at 12:27 am

      Bubba’s Mama, it’s cool to have a Gotcha Day to celebrate since we don’t know when our birthdays are.

       
  21. angelswhisper2011

    February 7, 2012 at 1:25 am

    Happy Gotcha Day, Bongo! Lovely poem, it made me smile again:) Big hugs from us, and a pawkiss from Little Binky 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      February 7, 2012 at 10:51 am

      Thanks Angelswhisper.

       
  22. whatimeant2say

    February 7, 2012 at 5:03 am

    Happy Gotcha! Great poem, Bongo!

     
    • Bongo

      February 7, 2012 at 10:51 am

      Thanks Wonderbutt’s person.

       
  23. Wayside Artist

    February 7, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Happy Gotcha Day ( belated 😉 )! What a great epic, Bongo. You made me smile through misty eyes, for I remember Madam L’s “Gotcha Day,” and how happy we both were.

     
    • Bongo

      February 7, 2012 at 10:52 am

      Thanks Nanina. Glad I could bring good memories of Madam Lasagna’s Gotcha Day.

       
  24. Bassetmomma

    February 7, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Happy Gotcha Day Bongo! I love your poem! It tugged at my heart strings. 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      February 7, 2012 at 10:53 am

      Thanks Bassetmomma.

       
  25. Bassas Blog

    February 7, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Hope you had a very happy Gotcha Day Bongo. I love your poem!

     
    • Bongo

      February 7, 2012 at 10:53 am

      Thanks Bassa. It was a good day. I got some very loud squeaky toys.

       
  26. marina kanavaki

    February 7, 2012 at 10:49 am

    What a poet you are, Bongo! Happy Gotcha Day [EVERY DAY!]!

     
    • Bongo

      February 7, 2012 at 10:53 am

      Thanks Marina.

       
  27. Chancy, Mumsy and Crew

    February 7, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Happy Gotcha Day! Sweet Bongo. We are so happy you have a loving forever home and we have met you. Hugs and nose kisses

     
    • Bongo

      February 7, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      Thanks Chancy and Mumsy. Hugs and nose kisses back to you.

       
  28. Sunshine

    February 7, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    It’s a good thing my internet decided to work today–darn thing always looking to go out on a cruise! See, it almost made me miss your Gotcha Day Bongo!!
    Hehe, you are poet and didn’t know it! Just kidding with ya!
    Boy, you sure look like ya’ enjoyed a good chew with mr. green toy. 🙂
    Glad you had a happy day!! See ya!

     
    • Bongo

      February 7, 2012 at 10:40 pm

      Thanks Sunshine. I had a really good day and Mr. Green Toy makes a really great squeaky sound.

       
  29. tylersat99

    February 8, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Perfect poem for today!! Happy Gotya Day Bongo I’m really happy you found a loving family to spend your life with. You live in such a beautiful place with trails and a drive away a beautiful swimming hole. enjoy your gotya day 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      February 8, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      Thanks Tylers, I had a great day and I do love living here with all the great trails.

       
  30. Rusty

    February 10, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    OH! Happy Gotch Ya Day, Bongo!! I hope you had lots of fun and got lots of treats!

     
    • Bongo

      February 10, 2012 at 4:57 pm

      Thanks Rusty. It was a really good day.

       
  31. pippadogblog

    February 15, 2012 at 7:17 am

    sorry I’m late, but glad you had a good day. Gotcha Days (or GotThem when I rescued my people) are pretty special

     
    • Bongo

      February 15, 2012 at 12:10 pm

      Thanks Pippa. I think you’re right – we rescued our people. I don’t know what my people would have done without me, and yours probably would have been lost without you too.

       
  32. bonesdiary

    February 23, 2012 at 4:00 am

    Brilliant poem Bongo, happy gotcha day my friend.

     
    • Bongo

      February 23, 2012 at 10:55 am

      Thanks Bones. It was fun writing that poem, and even more fun to celebrate Gotcha Day.

       
  33. philosophermouseofthehedge

    March 7, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Great poem and terrific idea. Don’t know how I missed it earlier! (I tried to read it to Granny today – she’s visiting again – but she misunderstood…she thought she was supposed to chomp down and meow “Gotcha”) You deserve ball chases everyday.

     
    • Bongo

      March 7, 2012 at 6:33 pm

      Thanks Karen. Tell the German that he needs to keep Granny under control. No one should take that from a cat.

       

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