Thursday, July 4, 2013

Reborn On The Fourth of July

It was one year ago today that Sebastian found us. He was very thin and his hair was sticky with a tarry substance and covered with burrs. His eyes were red from the sun and his foot pads were burned from the hot pavement.
He was tired and hungry but friendly and trusting.
Today while the rest of the country is celebrating Independence Day, we're celebrating the wonderful changes in our dog.
We've packed a lot into his first year with us. There have been rides in the car.
Medical care.

Good food.
Treats.

A soft bed to lie on.
A dog house to call his own.
A yard to play in.
Holidays with gifts.
An important job to do.
And people to love who love him in return.
We're very glad that Sebastian turned up on the Fourth of July.

24 comments:

Two French Bulldogs said...

Life is good. We are happy you found each other
Snuggles
Benny & Lily

Jo's World said...

I am glad he turned up too. He gets prettier every day, and it looks like he is still Dad to the Pupkids!


A real blessing for him, and for you!

Jo

ElleC said...

Well aren't you all so lucky that you all found each other! ♥

We have had a few dogs show up at our door, one at midnight, she just walked up and scratched at the door. So we let her in. Fortunately for the animals, our shelter is a no kill shelter, unless for cause, illness or aggressiveness (very rarely), so the we took her to the shelter the next morning. They found her people that same day.

Actually our local shelter regularly runs out of dogs for adoption. Lucky dogs to be here in Kelowna.

Jeanne Pursell said...

What a super sweet post!! Sebastian looks very happy with his new home!! Happy Fourth of July!! Xo Chloe and LadyBug

rottrover said...

We totally scored, huh Sebastian!

Ruby and Otto

scotsmad said...

We can't believe it has been a whole year! Happy Gotcha Day, Sebastian! It has certainly been a busy year. You really picked the perfect place to 'turn up'. Enjoy the Fourth Celebrations, the food, not the fireworks.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Aw mates, we're glad he turned up on your doorstep too. He certainly found his loving forever and ever home and what a treasure you found too! He's looking wonderful. Take care everybuddy. No worries, and love Stella and Rory

Mitch and Molly said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Sebastian! You are one handsome boy!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Susie-Belle Schnauzer said...

what a truly busy year you've had and we agree, what a lucky 4th of July for you all

Anonymous said...

That's a really beautiful way to celebrate your first anniversary. Everyone deserves a wonderful forever home and it looks like Sebastian and the rest of the fur kids found theirs! love Mel and Bronson.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

He showed up at just the right time and place. And we do think Tsar had a lot to do with it.

Happy 4th.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

SissySees said...

Wow... Has it really only been a year?! Sebastian certainly integrated quickly. He's an old soul, isn't he?

We're so glad he found you too. Happy home-finding day, Sebastian!

Sam said...

Happy 4th of July, sweet boy!

Sam

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We are back again as we slowly make our way through the many comments left in honor of Thunder.

We want to thank you so very much for your kind words of comfort and friendship after our very sudden loss of Thunder. We are all still very sad, but the support and love from all of our friends from all over the world is helping to heal our broken hearts. We are sure that Thunder Dunder is now in a very happy place and also very thankful to have so many wonderful friends.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, Lightning, and Mom Kathie

Ruby said...

Oh, that is the best story EVER!!
What a great Fourth of July gift for all of you!
Happy Gotcha Day Sebastian!
Happy Fourth to all!!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I can't believe that it has been a year--What an amazing year of changes! But I've no doubt whatsoever that this last year of Sebastian's life has truly been the best!! He is so, so lucky to have you all as his family!!

Mollie said...

That is sure something to celebrate, our Alfie ( the kittie ) turned up to us, all thin and poorly, covered in flea's, now he is a wonderful happy, loving fat cat.. Animals are so forgiving.. Have a wonderful day xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

Life with Wrigs said...

Sebastian couldn't possibly have chosen a better place to rest his poor, sore paws. What a great day for all of you! Enjoy your one-year celebration!

Susan and Wrigs

parlance said...

Oh, I feel so good to read this. It's an antidote to the bad stories we sometimes read. What a happy day!

gMarie said...

Yea Sebastian - happy finding day. You were one lucky pup to find that house :) g

Sweepy said...

Woof, a real superdog in my book!
Happy "find each other" day!

Nanina dOnofrio said...

Happy Birthday, Sebastian!

soulbrush said...

I didn't realise it was the 4th July- what a treat- what a blessing- what a beautiful face. Happy belated 4th.

Nichole Burke said...

Beautiful post.... and I totally forgot the big guy found his family on Lola's birthday... er, the 4th! :) We are so honored to celebrate right along side Sebastian!