Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Roaree, my foster sister, has her bags packed, she has a date to interview a prospective new home. A human home visit has already been made to determine that they do offer adequate facilities for a queen, but what do humans know? They filled out the rescue questionnaire about their past. At noon Roaree will go to see if she likes it there and if she will accept them as her new family.
The family that she will be meeting just lost an older Golden and their 10 year old Golden is lost without a friend. They have a 14 year old boy to take them for walks and play with them. It sounds like a very good place for a Golden lady's forever home.
Roaree asked me to remind the new home that the quality of dog bed will be an important consideration to her. She likes a big thick bed that she can sprawl across at night. It has to be beside the human bed, not in another room. She has several balls and toys that she will take with her. Other than that, her demands are few, just constant attention and being spoiled. She asked us not to tell them about her being too short for her weight, she says that dieting is not something she enjoys. We want to point out that Roaree does not do tie out chains, dog runs, crates or cages. She is an indoor queen only, and will expect people to treat her as such.
There are three families waiting to meet Roaree, we think the first family is the best match. If that does not work, she will go on to meet the second or third home. Because of the huge influx of orphan dogs, it is rare that there are so many choices available. Roaree is such a wonderful lady that she deserves the best.
The cats will miss her even though Roaree and Buddy cat did scare one another. Roaree was asleep on the floor when Buddy cat decided to get better acquainted. Roaree woke up when Buddy reached out a paw to test her to see if she really was asleep. Roaree woke up with a start, Buddy jumped five feet straight in the air and both of them took off in opposite directions.
Roaree, you have been a wonderful foster sister and we wish you wonderful times in your new home.
Mogley G. Retriever
p.p.s. I wonder who the rescue will send us to foster next?