Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Welcome Hogie

Over the week end Hogie arrived to be our new foster friend. Hogie is a shelter rescue, although why someone would turn him in to a shelter is beyond any one's comprehension. What were they thinking?

Marti with Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR) transported Hogie to Denver where he went through a session with the GRRR Veterinarian. Hogie was not walking well at first, he had an infection between his toes on his front feet. He is on an antibiotic and he gets his front paws wiped down twice a day with medicated pads. Now he is running with the best of them. He was held off the rescue list until he was ready to go to a new home. Other than his paws, he was given a clean bill of health.
He is a delight to have in our home, he is such a gentle giant, a very mellow Golden Retriever. His first night was spent by the front door whenever he was left alone. Most new arrivals simply want to go back to their former lives. They miss their old friends and their home, even if their owner did dump them at the dog pound. Once he settle in he found a cool place away from the heat vents to sleep, his coat gets warm at night.

Hogie has a very distinct personality. He should have been named "Gentle Ben" or at least "Yogi Bear". He is a very mellow and laid back. He is not a ball fanatic or a toy-aholic. He just wants he ears scratched and his tummy rubbed. If he has a choice between running in the back yard or laying beside the rocking chair with people, he heads inside for the cushion beside the chair. He made friends with the cats instead of chasing them first to prove who is boss, consequently the cats have already issued him a "Good Cat Companion" certificate.

Hogie is 6 years old, a very big boy with a beautiful red coat. He is house trained and he can use a dog door if it is available. His biggest distinction is that he has a "propeller tail". When he is excited or very happy, his tail wags in a full circle, round and round.

We think he is special and we are looking for a very special home for Hogie.

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. so loyal, and heartbreaking at the same time, knowing he is waiting for his old family. Now he is safe and will have a good forever home in his future. Good to meet you, Hogie!!!
    Love, Sophie

  2. Welcome Hogie! You sound like a grrreat guy who would make the best companion! I hope you find your new forever home soon. You've got it made in the meantime -- maybe you should try to stick around at Mogley's long enough to at least get a dip in the pool, whenever it opens! Hope to see all three of you at the Spring Fling this weekend. :)

    Hugs and wags,
    Riley and River

  3. Hi Hogie and welcome. I love the first photo - his coat looks absolutely fantastic.

  4. Hope you find a great forever home soon. =)

  5. I think I'm in love. Sooo cute and fluffy :)

  6. Hogie is a beauty and it sounds like he has a GReat personality too. Thanks for fostering him I'm sure he'll find a home quickly.