Katie Lindgren and her dog Bash celebrated their first Gotcha Day with a few photos, a fun hat and a cheeseburger! Katie adopted Bash in 2014. His story is almost like a Disney movie. In his first year, Bash suffered more than his share of hardships. Thanks to his good looks, loving personality, kind friends, and a lot of luck, he finally ended up with the girl of his dreams!
Bash was caught in a trap and taken to a shelter in North Carolina. Unfortunately, like so many shelters are, it was overcrowded. Many shelters euthanize healthy animals within a short period to make space for other pets. Bash was on that track. However, on the day Bash was going to be euthanized, a rescue pulled him from the shelter and took him to Lincoln, Nebraska. Katie saw Bash on Petfinder and drove three hours or so to meet him.
From Katie: “For a dog who has been given up and quit on twice in his first year of his life, he lives ferociously and is the most energetic ball of fluff. Sometimes too quick (and a little clumsy) for his own good, Bash definitely lives up to his name. Last October we celebrated Bashy’s first adoption anniversary with a birthday hat and a McDonald’s cheeseburger.”
I think Bash is tickled pink with his Gotcha Day celebration!
Every dog deserves a loving home, I hope you will consider adopting your next companion!
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About Katie Lindgren Photography: Based in DesMoines, Iowa, Katie specializes in wedding and portrait photography.
Amy Shojai says
Awww…love these great gotcha day pix! Bash is having a ball.
What an amazing story and how great is it that Bash was rescued when he was. Look how happy he looks! Happy Gotcha Day Bash and I just love your name and your adorable face!
If these aren’t just the cutest gotcha day pictures! Happy 1st Gotcha Day to Bash! It sounds like he found his perfect forever home.
I love that you celebrate this anniversary too! We make it a point to remember where Gremlin came from, the people who took care of him, and how far he’s come every year. We call it his adoptiversary lol I’m so happy for you and Bash! What a beautiful dog!
What a beautiful smile and such a happy pup! Happy gotcha day handsome!
Lola The Rescued Cat says
Oh yay! We love a good rescue story. Happy gotcha day, Bash!
Bryn Nowell says
Awwww! Such a great story and amazing photos! I’m so happy to hear that Bash is now with an amazing owner and he’s living the good life!
So awesome! Looks like Bash had a great Gotcha Day! Yay for rescue!
Cathy Keisha says
Happy Gotcha Day Bash!! As a cat who had a beginning much like your own—first a kill shelter, then a rescue and finally a forever home—I know your joy at being home. I only wish I could taste your burger too.
Ruth Epstein says
Happy Gotcha Day, looks like you had such a pawsome time
Tonya Wilhelm says
Gotcha Bash! What a great day. Lovely photos too.
Love these photos! Bash looks so happy!!! I love gotcha days. I celebrate that with Rosa too.
The Daily Pip says
Bash looks so much like my childhood dog, Brutus!! What a lucky dog to have a cheeseburger on his birthday.
Happy Gotcha Day, Bash! What a beautiful dog! Love the pics!
Susan Friedand-Smith says
Dash is very charming. And what a great idea to wear a party hat to celebrate “Gotcha Day!”
Sweet Purrfections says
This is such a happy story. I’m so happy to hear Bash found a wonderful forever home.
Princely Paws says
What a heartwarming tale and i love the idea of gotcha day!!. I love the picture where he look so tickled with joy
Pawesome Cats says
Happy gotcha day – enjoy your celebrations!
Such sweet photos! I love a good pawty!
Cathy Armato says
Aww, Bash has such a beautiful face! What a great Gotcha Day celebration, so glad he was saved and is living a great life.
He is adorable!
The Broke Dog says
Bash is so cute – and so is his name! What adorable photos!
Dusty Desert Dogs says
love dog birthdays!!! and the photos are beautiful!
Leslie Soto says
This just melts my heart! Our Willow is about to be a year old, we got her because someone else dumped her off when she was only about 3 months old. Poor thing, she was so quick to love though. We’ve had her 10 months and she’s just a giant love bug. She doesn’t realize how big she is but the size of her heart is even bigger!
I love the pics of Bash! It looks like he got an amazing gotcha party and an even more amazing fur-ever family!
I’m glad Willow has such a great home with you! She sounds awesome.