Sunday, August 31, 2008

Volunteer Party

Last night the humans went to a Golden Retriever Rescue Volunteer Appreciation Party, with out me!!!! How can they have a Golden Retriever party without me? It is something that I want to complain about. Is the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals open on Sunday to take complaints? They came home and talked about the party, probably to make me feel bad although they said it was so I could write about it. Likely story.

Over 100 volunteers came for a 70's themed party, apparently that is supposed to excuse humans when they dress up dumb. It was a good party, judging from how late they came home.

One of the highlights of the evening was this picture. The old blind Golden meets a young guide dog in training. This is why we do what we do!
And they said no Golden's were allowed!!! Apparently the host of the party did not kick out her dogs but allowed them to party as well, along with guide and helper dogs in training.

Golden Retriever Rescue has helped rescue older, blind, sick and just "excess" dogs that their owners wanted to put to sleep, veterinarians know that if an owner wants to kill his pet, GRRR Will come to its aid. GRRR has recruited and helped train guide and helper dogs, and as it was pointed out that evening, GRRR has rescued many other dogs, making them "Honorary Golden Retrievers" so that our team could take them away from heartless, bored owners, high-kill shelters and dirty dog pounds.

Recently we had an emergency and needed several dogs transported, quick! An e-mail went out to the volunteers and in hours, over 150 people volunteered to drive over 200 miles to pick up and transport the dogs to a new home. Thousands of volunteers donate time, gasoline, dog food, toys and their loving homes to rescue over 400 dogs per year from seven states and for a thousand miles around.

Wonderful people helping Golden Dogs. That is what rescue is all about.

Maybe I will forgive them for having a party without me.

Golden's do get to go to the big party at Boulder Reservoir on September 13th. This is the annual Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies Reunion Picnic. Have you ever seen 400 wet Golden Retrievers in one place at one time? This is your chance. Tennis balls on the lake and food in the tents on shore. There is the great ball toss, all the dogs have to line up on shore, they throw hundreds of tennis balls into the lake, then we all hit the water in a huge retrieving contest. A lake, tennis balls, food, Golden Retrievers, what a plan. How can you miss it?

See you there!

Mogley G. Retriever

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