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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-02-2017, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Ricky's Gotcha Day

It was November 2, 2014 in Portland, Oregon that Ricky Ricardo chose us to be his forever family. He was a 9 month old ball of fur that came running right to us, made those 'goo-goo eyes" at us and we were smitten forever. We won the lottery that day! The last three years have been challenging, at times frustrating, completely rewarding, always interesting, and filled with laughter and love.

We are vacationing in his favorite vacation spot, Mexico, right now. We call him 'Burrito Boy' because he loves, loves, loves bean burritos which we give him in small pieces as a reward for being a good boy. The Mexicans call him 'Ricky Martin' since they have no idea who Ricky Ricardo is and he loves to entertain them with his tricks, dancing, and ability at pugilistic displays.

Ricky is a very healthy larger young male with a spectacular, long, natural coat. He is very intelligent and high energy yet he lives with us quietly and unobtrusively. He is very brave and loves to go exploring new places, people, sounds, and noises. He is a troglodyte! He likes to hide and rest in small dark places - under the sofa, bed, and his crate which we usually cover (birdcage style) when he sleeps at night or when we leave him at home by himself. He eats almost anything with great gusto. He is very loving and he has taught us some of his commands with high pitched chirps, squeals, chortles, grunts, and growls. But sometimes he just gives us "that look" and we know what he wants. Ricky would prefer to spend 100% of his time with us, and we with him, but sometimes that is not possible and I think we suffer more at those times than he does.

We have had a busy day today in Mexico. Ricky always draws a crowd of fascinated Mexicans of all ages wherever he goes and today was no exception. We took him to visit a new groomer here that was recommended to us by a local poodle owner. The place was not fancy but the minute Ricky met Luz (pronounced 'loose' meaning Shining Light) there was an instant connection. She spoke a little English and said, "Ohhhhhh a Havanese!" I was left dumbfounded. This Mexican Senorita knows her dogs! Tomorrow he goes in for a bath, blow dry, tidy trim, and brush out. Tonight we celebrate in our casa with Pizza al Pastor (and a margarita or two) and Ricky gets Honest Kitchen with tuna fish and a bully stick. What a day!

We fly back to the US in about a week (we drove down and are leaving our car here) and it will be Ricky's first ride on an airplane, about 2 hours and 20 minutes. We have airline approved Serpa carrier and we have been feeding him in it and he is very comfortable with it and how cozy it is. Always new adventures for all of us when Ricky is around!

Thank you for choosing us Ricky, you make our life complete. We love you!

Momi and Popi
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What a precious, heartfelt tribute to a super dog!

I wish every dog had an owner like you (and Momi).

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Happy Gotcha Day, Ricky and Co.
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Thank you for your beautiful post. We have been missing you in the forum. Shama sends a zoomie to Ricky. She wishes he could have joined her in her Halloween costume attack:


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Congratulations to you and to Ricky. What a lovely post about how a Havanese like Ricky can fill up your lives.

PS. Ricky Ricardo has long been one of my favorites on the forum. I remember his serving as an ad hoc therapy dog on visit to ailing relative!
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Happy Gotcha Day Ricky! Loved your post, Popi and Momi. I can certainly tell that Ricky is your heart dog.

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This so sweet. I got all teary reading it. Happy Gotcha Day to Ricky, Momi and Popi!
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Happy belated Gotcha Day Ricky! 🎉🎉🎉 I've so enjoyed all the adventures if Ricky, Momi and Popi! BTW... my husband awhile ago took the furkids for their daily trip to the park. A man asked what breed they were. DH told him they were Havanese. He then mentioned his friend had a friend that had one name Ricky Ricardo! What a small world...must be Ricky!
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¡Feliz Día de "Gotcha, Señor Ricky, y Buen Viaje a California!

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I didn't see this until today, but happy, HAPPY "Gotcha Day" to one of our FAVORITE Forum Havanese!!! <3
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