Remus’ First Gotcha Day

A year ago, I made a life changing decision. I’ve never had the urge to be a mom, unless it was to a furry little creature with four legs and a tail. I’ve always known being a dog mom is my true calling. My friend Brooke knew I’d been thinking about getting a puppy, and she told me she knew of someone giving one away. They’d found him on the side of the road on New Year’s Eve, and had taken him in. I sent the lady a message, and went to look at the little furball.

As soon as I met him, I knew he was coming home with me. He was the cutest, fluffiest, sweetest little baby. I was smitten. I took him home that night, along with a free cage, a bag of food, a blanket, and some toys, all of which I was very grateful for. I took him to my parents’ house, so he could meet his grandma and grandpa and great grandma. I took him home after, and he snuggled up with me and fell asleep.

Yesterday marks a year that I picked up my baby. It hasn’t been the easiest, but I’m so happy with him. For the most part, he’s a very good boy (a little rotten, a little naughty… but hey, I did name him after Lupin, so that’s pretty much expected). I’m sharing some of my favorite photos of him over the past year. I made sure his first holidays were memorable, and I think he had a pretty good first year.

We had a pretty good Gotcha Day! I took him to Southern Barker for his free treat.

We went to Petsmart to pick up a cupcake toy.

We picked up a bear toy at Marshalls.

His momma even made him a pupcake!

He was a very good boy. I’ve put together a few slideshows to show off our last year together. Check them out below!


His first night with me

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First Easter

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First Christmas

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First walk and trip to the dog park

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First bath

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Derpy faces

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Barkbox excitement

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Hanging out with friends (furry and human)

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Sleeping pup

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He became a mascot for my nieces’ softball teams

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We attended events for pups held by the Humane Society like the Mutt Strut and the Doggy Paddle

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If you need more proof that Remus is the cutest dog in the whole world, keep scrolling!

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For more posts featuring the cutest dog in the world, check out these posts:

Evans Orchard with Remus

Remus’ First Halloween

Doggy Bowties and Bandanas

3 Easy Halloween Pet Costumes for Dogs

Remus’ First Valentine’s Day


  • Cathy

    January 19, 2018

    So cute!!! I am totally going to copy and have a “Gotcha Day” for Dingo!!!

  • This is the sweetest! Remus is so beautiful and handsome, I love all the photos and memories you shared!

  • Nicole Green

    January 20, 2018

    I can’t get over how stinking cute he is! And why do puppies have to grow so fast?!

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