I am Thankful for EVERYTHING!!


I am thankful for so much! I was born a poor white puppy on December 26th 2003 in far away Bryant/College Station, Texas. I never lacked for food when I was a puppy, and would eat whatever I could find. In March of 2004 I left my Doggie Mama and went for a ride in a truck. I was dirty and pretty stinky (Mama says I had not eaten well and had the "runnies"). When my Human Mama and Daddy first saw me (in the parking lot of a Walmart in Bryant) we all knew we were made for each other. Daddy drove and Mama held me in a warm comfy towel ALL the 2 hours back to Austin. I said thank you to her by giving her lots and lots of kisses! Bilbo was in the back seat ignoring me (which he still does pretty good). I was pretty sickies for awhile and had to go to the V-E-T lots when I was a little puppy. I was always happy though because I knew I had found the bestest furrever home EVER!! Here are some puppy pictures Daddy just found of me when I was a baby puppy!

An early doga move.

My very first squeeky toy!

After one of my first baths!

Nap time!

Here are some things I am thankful for this year....

My Backyard, and all the squirrels I can chase!

DADDIES!!! and......

STUFFIES to play tug with!

Walkies in the park!

and finally....
Comfy pillows to nake naps on!

We are especially thankful for all of our new friends we have met here doggiebloggieland in the past few months!

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Users and 
Happy Thankful Thursday to Everyone!!!


JackDaddy said...

And I am thankful that I got to meet you and your mom and dad!

And I'm very glad you found your forever home!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Cole said...

Great list, Dory! You mentioned being thankful for daddy... but forgot MOMMY!! I know she's typing for you and I'm sure she forgot to help you write how thankful you are for her. :-)

Teddy Bear said...

Look at you, Dory...so happy and full of life. I am so glad that you found your Mama Dad. I loved reading about your story. Happy Thanksgiving, friends!

Teddy Bear

Ginger Jasper said...

You are so gorgeous and I am so happy to have met you.. The baby pictures are so lovely..

Glad you found your happy forever home and that you get to blog so I got to meet you.. HUgs GJ x

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Dory!!!

*kissey face*

Piappies World said...

Hi Dory,
That's a really great story. So happy that you, Mama & Dad (of course Bilbo) found one another. There is so much love in your furever home. Weeeee

- Fudgie, Princess & the Piappies

Aniemother said...

Oh weren't you the sweetest puppy ever!

Two Country Poodles said...

We are thankful for you as a doggie bloggie buddy! We loved hearing your start in life and glad you found your pawrents and Bilbo.

Happy Thanksgiving

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I'm so furry glad woo were able to get your paws on the khomputer to share your story!

What a nice tale!

I do think that furst stuffie was bigger than WOO!

We are thankful to have gotten to meet all of woo too!

Happy Thanksgiving!


hero said...

Hi Dory,

Happy Thanksgiving... you are so blessed and we are thankful to get to know you too.

Licks, hero

Benny and Lily said...

Very cute dory and thank you. Happy Thanksgiving to you too. Your stuffie was bigger than you when you were a tot. Adorable.
Benny & Lily

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dory!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanks for sharing your story!
Glad you are now with your mom and dad and Bilbo!
Kisses and hugs

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your backyard, Dory!

ScrapsofMe said...

...and I am sooo thankful you are my friend.


Scout 'n Freyja said...

Wishing you and yours the most blessed of days as we break bread with friends and family or spend our time as a volunteer with any one of the numerous charities in need of our time and talents.

Peace, plenty, prosperity - my wish for the United States of America.

Santa and Minnie said...

Hey Dory what a cute puppy and you still are. Thank you for being friends.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

We are very thankful for wonderful friends like you, Bilbo and your Mum and Dad.
You didn't look very well in some of those puppy photos, thank goodness you were adopted by good people!
You have grown up to be a beautiful girl Dory :D
Wags and kisses, Dinah Bridget and Elliot xx

Mango said...

I love that action shot of you. What an athlete!

Thank you for sharing your story.

Happy Thanksgiving.


Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

And we are thankful for you. Thanks for sharing your story.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Emma Rose said...

You are a very lucky girl and have much to be grateful for. We are grateful that you are happy, safe, and loved!

Emma rose

Martha and Bailey said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Dory.
We are thankful you are our friend and we get to see you cute face every day.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Elizabeth said...

the story of your adoption is a bit like mine!
I was adopted too!
You were a very cute puppy.
So was I!!!!
love to you and your family from


Happy Thanksgiving Dory and Bilbo of course, and mommy too.

We love your story. There was a reason you know, why it took a while for your mommy and daddy to find you.

God had already picked you out for them but they didn't know where you were? Where's your cell phone when you need it?

Anyway, the good news is, they did find you and how lucky for them and for us too!

We are so thankful to have you as one of our best's friends and of course, Bilbo too.

Luv ya,

Riley and Star.

The Army of Four said...

What a great post! Furever homes are a GREAT thing to be thankful for!
Play bows,

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Oh Dory, your puppyhood story is verey touching. I'm glad you are in good tender loving care now.
Please go back to Riley and Star's blog, do you like your outfit that you wore while watching the Dancing with Riley and Star show?
Please biggify that picture for a better view.
My mom had so much fun putting all of us in that Kodak moment photo!

Mack said...

You were just about the cutest puppy ever!!

We are so thankful we met you this year Dory!

Draco and his Mom said...

You were a beautiful puppy Dory and then you grew up to be beautiful. I am glad you are my friend.

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

Happy Thanksgiving!


Hi Dory...
You put a twinkle in daddies' eyes.. I can tell. You adoption story is very sweet. I like how you immediately started your dogma moves...

Happy Thanksgiving (belated)

Frankie Furter said...

Hey BILBO... I did it.. I very much did it. I got your pressies bought!!!! You very much won't believe this... I was only 13 cents over budget!!!!! My mom and sister Lori... who has very short ears, no tail and only two legs... made me look at the calculationer thingy and MADE me look at it every time I picked out something... We went to Pet Smart.. everything was on tail (or what ever that thingy is when you save much plastic and green papers). I even had mom take the flasher thingy and she has pictures... BUTT... you can't see until AFTER... Santa Paws belivers your box...

Bilbo I love everything I got for you. I am kind of all green with jelly over two of the things. Butt... I really wanted them for you. I can't wait until you get your box.
13 cents under the budget!!! I am very much puffed up with myself.

Frankie Furter said...

Dory your Adoption story is grrreat. I loved reading it. It made me feel all warm and cudddly.
I got Bilbo's X-Change pressies today!!! I did GOOD!!!

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Your a lucky little puppy.
Sally Ann

The OP Pack said...

We are very glad you made it to Walmart that day - you found a wonderful furever home.

Thanks for sharing you adoption story, Dory. We are very happy to have become your furiends.

woos, the OP Pack

houndstooth said...


They were lucky to find you! You were one adorable puppy and have grown up into a beautiful girl!


ocmist said...

We ARE blessed dogs aren't we! You have so much to be thankful for, and I'm so glad that your parents saved you from the life you started out with! OC

ocmist said...

Mom is praying that your Grandma is on the way to total healing and is doing petter each day.

Congrats on all your awards, too!