GRAND Social No. 97 and Mickey's Gotcha Day


Though Jim and I held no big birthday blowout of any sort, last Friday was the "gotcha day" for Mickey, our pointer-pit bull bundle of love.


pointer pit bull mix


pointer pitbull mix

It was nine years ago that Jim and I got the little guy with the broken hind legs. He — at just two months old — had been stepped on by his previous owner, an owner who figured it would be cheaper to just put down the damaged pup (then named "Doc") rather than pay to repair the legs with pins to hold the legs together and spend months nursing the disabled dog back to being able to run, jump and play as a pup should.

Thank heavens the vet repaired "Doc," put out a call for someone to adopt him, and the newly named Mickey — the name requested by Caramel Macchiatto-loving Andrea, who was away at college — became our first post-empty nest pet on March 21, 2005.

Happy Gotcha Day to Mickey, our precious pup turned precious old man!


And to everyone else: Happy GRAND Social Day! Thank you for participating in the ninety-seventh edition of this grand link party for grandparents!

link party

How it works:

  • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog about grandparenting, just be a grandparent who blogs.
  • To link up a post, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to your blog's home page. Then click the blue button below marked "Add your link" and follow the directions.
  • You can add up to three posts, but no duplicates, contests, giveaways, or Etsy sites, please.
  • Adding a mention such as This post linked to the GRAND Social to your linked posts is appreciated. Or, you can post the GRAND Social button anywhere on your page using the following code:

GRAND Social link party

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  • The GRAND Social linky accepts posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.

  • If you're not a blogger, you have the pleasure of being a reader. Those sharing a link would be honored to have you visit, read and, if so moved, leave a comment even if just "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social." Bloggers who link are encouraged to visit and comment on the links of other bloggers, as well.