Monday, December 22, 2008
World, this is Snickers. Snickers, say hello to the world. Snickers will be staying with us as a foster for the holidays while he looks for his forever home.
Snickers arrived last evening after HE finished his visit to the groomer. He was pretty dirty, it sure felt good to be clean and warm. The human picked Snickers up, literally. Snickers was not used to riding in cars, they were bad things, cars took you to the vets or to the rescue to be dumped. Snickers did not want to go for another ride. The human finally picked him up for the ride to our home.
When they arrived we went out to get acquainted on the front driveway. Snickers promptly pulled out of her collar and headed into the big park behind the house. It was very cold, very dark and the human went frantic. he was sure Snickers was gone. But Snickers was staying close, just out of reach, sniffing and tracking, then taking off when the human got too close. The female human came out, called to Snickers and Snickers came running. Now we know, Snickers is a ladies man.
Snickers is warm and safe inside now. We have much more to tell about his old life and his new one to come. Right now we have errands to run, dog food to buy, shopping to do. Read later this evening for a great story about Snickers.
The kennels are crowded, the rescue is swamped with dogs. Please make a donation to your rescue for Christmas. Put a card under the tree that says "We made a donation to our local rescue in your name for Christmas". You can donate on line by clicking http://www.goldenrescue.com/index.html.
Call your local rescue and volunteer to be a foster home. We have many wonderful dogs that need temporary homes for the Holidays. You don't need to make a long term commitment, just provide a warm place and lots of love for a week or two for a homeless dog. The need is real, the weather is cold, the time is now. And, yes, if you do fall in love with a foster, you can refuse to let them go (we call it a foster failure). If the foster does not fit your life style, does not get along, you can trade with another foster family. It is no risk, all fun. Be a foster to a homeless dog!
Mogley G. Retriever