Friday, December 19, 2008
"No Name" arrived at our foster home without anything, even a name. Thanks to a wonderful donation, he has been given the name Ayden. Ayden is a naming tribute so it is a special name in memory of a very special dog. At first Ayden was unsure about his new name. I explained to him that if they give out treats or tummy rubs alphabetically he will be at the head of the line. When the humans called him "Ayden" to come to breakfast, he decided it was a good fit.
Two visitors have seen Ayden, they both declare him the best looking golden retriever they have seen in a very long time. At first glimpse he looks small, but when he is standing beside Bella and I, he is as tall as we are, and still growing. Bella and I are 80 pounds, so Ayden is going to be a big boy.
He is trying to learn to read and type like I do so he can write a blog also. He started to digest a Popular Science magazine, he got through about three pages before he decided that was not his taste in reading material. He tried to read the morning newspaper but the human did not like a wet newspaper and took it away from him. If they won't let him devour the news, how is he supposed to learn? He says he will chew on the problem, if he gets a chance, and finds a magazine left down low.
We are having a good time playing already. Most foster dogs are so shy and scared that it takes them three or four days before they will play at full speed. Ayden is up to speed already, as you can see below. We are playing tug-o-war outside while Bella watches for squirrels.
He still does not have any toys of his own, he has to play with my old worn out ones. I asked Santa to bring me new ones, I will add to my request for a couple more very tough toys for Ayden. If they are not really tough, they won't last through the day with him.
He still stays so close to the resident human that he trips constantly. Shadows don't follow anyone that closely. We think he is a very special foster friend. he deserves a very special home. If you know someone that can give Ayden a special Forever Home, go to http://www.goldenrescue.com/ and help our foster friend find a forever home for Christmas.
Mogley G. Retriever