“Gotcha” Day, 3-17-23

I’m not much into celebrating St. Patrick’s Day but March 17 is also Hazel’s “gotcha” day! Yup, 6 years ago today we brought Hazel home from Colorado and our lives changed. Haha! She’s a pistol but very loved.

Baby shark teeth!
We were watching March Madness 6 years ago, too!

Baby pictures! Happy Gotcha Day, Hazel!

79 thoughts on ““Gotcha” Day, 3-17-23

  1. Arrowhead Gramma

    How lucky for Hazel the day that Mary got her. Happy Gotcha Day Hazel! 💖🎉🎊🎉💖

  2. Teresa from Port Coquitlam, BC

    Definitely adorable. Can’t believe it’s been six years. I remember when you got her. Time flies when you’re having fun, as they say.

  3. Sandi

    She is such a cutie!! One of mine had her Gotcha Day on March 10. She came to me 13 years ago when she was about 2 years old. Hugs,

  4. Mareen Nedved

    Oh Happy Birthday Hazel – I so remember when you came home – you are so loved and blessed to have the best life on the farm!!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Mareen – just FYI – it’s her gotcha day, not her birthday. Her birthday is January 11.

  5. Fiona at Ice Bear Quilts

    Happy gotcha day, Hazel! 💖. I love the photo of her lying in the patch of warm sunlight!

  6. Susy Boyer- San Diego

    Oh My Goodness!!! Oh my goodness, again! Hazel you are sooooo darn cute. She loves the camera. Happy Birthday Hazel.
    Thank you for making my day!

  7. Carmen Montmarquet

    Happy Happy Gotcha Day Hazel! What a wonderful family you landed in!

  8. Debbie G in SE WI

    Love this! WhT a sweet and very lucky girl to be loved so much by you and your readers!!

  9. Joyce from NY

    What an adorable Hazel, what a great companion! Happy Gotcha Day Hazel 🍀

  10. Lois Ann Johnson

    Happy “Gotcha Day” to Hazel! What a little sweetheart she is! Enjoy the day and celebrate! All of us look forward to hearing about Hazel’s antics on the farm–along with “Keeper,” too.

  11. Marsha from Kansas

    Happy Gotcha day, Hazel! Those baby pictures are so stinkin cute!! I have been following you for a little more than 6 years. You got Hazel just after I started following your blog. I’m watching March Madness, too.

  12. Louverna

    Hazel is a cutie pie. The last picture should be on a birthday or get well card. It would be ideal!!!
    My WV ountaineers went down the first game. Can you believe the upsets already? Go Princeton and all the underdogs. I love watching the games.

  13. Sandy

    Hi Mary, lucky Hazel, lucky you! Dogs are such wonderful companions, love my Bella, even though she chases the cat next door! She has pulled the leash out of my hands and taken off after poor Ziggy a few times, but the cat teases her by sitting at my door way and watches Bella bark her head off! Give Hazel a hug from me, and take care everyone, best wishes from Sandy

  14. Brenda Ks

    Mary remember when you went to Colorado to get Hazel. She was sooo little. Can’t believe it’s been 6 years. What a lucky dog. And lucky Mary and Rick.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Brenda in KS – it was fun to stop at your house! I will never forget Ron’s disbelief that we were actually traveling quite a distance to get a JRT! Now I think it’s just fun to tease him about how smart she is – haha!!!!

      1. Brenda Ks

        He loves it. He still can’t believe how well she does around all your other animals. You are definitely a dog whisperer

  15. Rita I. iowa

    So glad you have Hazel, love her pictures. Watching March Maddness, Iowa States needs to step it up.

    Very cold and windy today but at least the sun is shining.

  16. Diane, Squeak, and Buddy in Central Ohio

    Oh Happy Day😀. I remember that day and how little she was! Those baby pics are sooo cute and she is still adorable. Lots of fun with March Madness. It is cold here and this weekend. It went from 50* this AM to 37* now. Maybe it will warm up next week.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Diane – this is hard to believe but our wind chill this morning was -10! Brrrr – we just stay inside and watch BB!

  17. Linda from Georgia

    I have enjoyed all of Hazel’s adventures. I sure am glad you have her!

  18. Bobby Sutton

    Absolutely the cutest pup ever! She won the prize with her forever home too! In my next life I’m coming back as Hazel!!🐶💕

  19. Nancy Schulz

    Hard to believe it has been six years of Hazel entertainment. Lucky people, lucky pup!

  20. Luci

    Hazel is a star, no doubt, and she is so photo friendly. Keep on enjoying this young lady, and by the way, she hit the jackpot when she came home with you.

  21. Jo in Wyoming

    Hazel, Hazel, Hazel….what a sweet girl.
    Happy day to her.

    I’m sick of cold, snow and pot holes!! We woke up to more snow this morning and very cold wind.
    Will it ever be spring?

  22. Micky Northern Ill.

    I delight in picture’s of Hazel. You have been blessed to have her in your lives. Peace Micky

  23. Micky Northern Ill.

    I delight in seeing Hazel’s pictures. You have been blessed to have her in your lives Peace Micky

  24. Jessica in Florida

    Wow! I can’t believe it’s been 6 years already! Happy Gotcha Day sweet Hazel. L❤️

    We are heading to Colorado Sunday for a week to visit with our son, daughter-in-law and 2 granddaughters. Never been there before and hoping I won’t have any issues with altitude sickness since I’m coming from Florida.

  25. Marilyn Miller

    Hazel is such a cutie! She knows how to pose, too, doesn’t she! Thanks for sharing her pics. Happy Gotcha Day, Hazel♥️

  26. Joy in NW Iowa

    Happy gotcha day! Awesome!
    It is gusty again this early evening with drifting!
    Sewed and worked on a couple cards.
    That’s about it. Pizza for supper.
    Hang in there

  27. Paula S.

    Happy Gotcha Day to Hazel! I love her as I love all terriers. I miss my boy Riley everyday…

  28. Caryn in Eastern Washington

    Happy Gotcha Day, Hazel!
    Not sure who is luckier—Hazel or Mary!

  29. Diane in Colorado

    Awwww! I love Hazel!!! I did not know she came to you from Colorado!! I love that!! Thank you for giving her the best life a dog could ever hope for!!!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Diane – she came from Elizabeth, CO, Rancho Fiasco is the breeder. We stayed at their house and drove all the way home the next day with me in the back of the van with her most of the time. When I brought her in the house I remember Becky saying “Oh, she’s so little!” Do you remember the dog named Blanche that we took to friends in CO? It was this couple who took her and found a great home because they used to raise them. Yes, we have dog ties to CO!

  30. Carolyn Boutilier

    Lots of love Hazel. Shenandoah Valley today 62 degrees wind and some rain.
    Working on Kaffee Fassett wedding quilt for my granddaughter.
    Carolyn b

  31. Cheryl

    Knowing how wonderful and fun Hazel is I feel encouraged that my husband and I will get to the other side of our corgi, Finley Petunia’s baby shark teeth! The picture says it all. And biting is soooooo much fun!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Cheryl – I remember the picture of Finley showing her teeth just like Hazel! I should take a picture of Hazel’s incisors today – they’re squared off because she hangs on the edge of the feed room door!!!!!

  32. Kathy in western NY

    Is it really 6 years ago you got her! Gosh time flies. She is such a sweetie but I love terriers. I don’t remember much somedays but do remember the exact dates our gotcha days of our two rescues we have now. Give her an extra petting tonight from me here.

  33. Lynn

    Mary, love all your pictures of Hazel. She is so cute and a true terrier. I always had terriers and love their personality. I now have goldens.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Lynn – I had 3 rescue goldens over the years and loved them but always felt so guilty because they needed me so terribly. Keeper must have some golden in him since I feel like he’s hooked on to my ankle! Haha!!

  34. Ginny

    I remember baby Hazel and baby Arlo playing together, so cute❤️
    It’s hard to believe they are six already. Love sweet, spunky Hazel.

  35. Sue in Oregon

    I love Hazel’s baby photos. She was adorable and she still is. 6 Years! I can hardly believe it.
    How does she hang on a door? Take a photo of that if you can.
    Our weather finally started to feel like spring…and, then, it turned back. At least it shot the daffodils up higher and blooming.

  36. Alice in SW Ohio

    What sweet pictures of Hazel! I’m sort of partial to white dogs, although I’ve had a couple of black/ gray rescues. Hazel just has so much personality! And is so photogenic! She’s one lucky dog!! 🐾

  37. Gloria from CC

    Happy Gotcha Day Hazel!!🎉💕. You can tell by the look in her eyes that’s she’s mischievous, highly intelligent, and loves her mom. What a character.💕

  38. Sue in Marion, IN

    Hazel is just adorable! That puppy picture in front of the colorful quilt is priceless!

  39. Joy in NW Iowa

    March 18….another day of cold wind blowing snow. Total white out conditions last evening at going home from work time! Interstate 29 closed Sioux Falls to North Dakota and I 90 Sioux Falls to chamberlain. Yikes. Daughter and family caught in it! Not for the faint of heart! The plow came through yesterday afternoon but not sure if it will be open by tonight.
    I’ll hide in my cave. The drift out my window is getting higher!
    Did you make Hazel a cake?

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Joy – last night around supper time we had a heavy snow squall so bad I could not see the barn! It didn’t last long but it was scary and not predicted at all. We had no idea it was bad in your area!

  40. Carolyn in GA

    Have a party color yorkie lying in the sun this morning. He is something else. Cold in north central GA, wind blowing. 80 by Friday. Everything has just about bloomed out and the Wisteria has been spectacular this year, forests covered in shades of purple, beautiful. Hazel is a very lucky dog to be loved so much.

  41. Jan Smith

    Happy birthday to Hazel! She is so photogenic. Photo of her basking in the sunshine is precious.

  42. Beverly

    That Hazel ! So full of spunk and so cute! A happy day for all of you. She fills your life with joy I’m sure

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