Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Our two foster sisters are ready to begin looking for their forever home. With the economy dropping, jobs scarce, more people than ever will be needing therapy. Coming to your rescue, like a St. Bernard with a brandy cask in a snow storm, is Sandy and Abby. In the prior post we outlined the diseases and syndromes they have been trained to cure. If your Doctor has ever told you; "Go home, take two Golden Retrievers, and call me in the morning," then you need Sandy and Abby.Since these two special therapy dogs are being offered for adoption as a team, we want to outline their needs. Here is what they would like you to know about them.
Sandy and Abby have very few demands. They would like a nice dog bed, at 11 years old, Sandy does need some protection from the floor at night. Sandy likes to sleep close to her patients and close to Abby. Abby likes her bed soft and right beside your bed where she can be ready to administer first aid if you should panic in the night. Sandy likes tennis balls, she can be seen with one most of the time, throw it and she will fetch for you, thereby providing both of you exercise. Sandy has a very soft coat, she feels like a Kashmir sweater when you pet her. They are both cat friendly and are willing to share a home with a cat or three if necessary. Both Sandy and Abby would like a fenced yard, please. They can go to the potty when walked on a leash, but it is difficult to get them coordinated. They both like to wander and explore on their own. A fenced yard would keep them happy. It does not have to be a huge yard, just readily available. Squirrels in a tree would be a bonus. They are water dogs, given the chance, the first day at our house both of them were in the Koi pond, even though it was very cold. The rescue says that Sandy is 11 years old, we don't see it, she runs and plays like a younger dog. She has the exuberance and the joy of living that goes with a much younger dog. Sandy will not slow you up on your walks, she will make you hurry to keep up.
Two older dogs are such wonderful companions. The two of them are mature, they are past their chewing stage, your slippers are safe on the floor. They don't jump up or get pushy when you have visitors. They will bark to notify you when your visitors arrive, but it is only in case you did not hear the door bell. They keep one another company if you need to leave them alone for long periods of time, no separation anxiety, no sulking or chewing on couches when left alone.
Sandy and Abby are just wonderful companions, they will move into your home, into your heart, and be an inseparable part of your family in hours. If you can promise to love honour and groom these two wonderful ladies, they will promise to make your life a little better every day. Love times two!
Mogley G. Retriever