Sunday, June 28, 2009

An Accidental Adoption!

It has been a busy week end. On Saturday Duke went over to Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR) to meet a possible new home. The first couple he met were looking for a companion for their 5 year old Golden. Duke was perfect, he charmed everyone. He even played with their dog, just to prove he was a good family dog. But he did not look like a Golden with his shaved hair. He lost out to a full coated Golden that was just barely one year old and was a match in looks, but younger, to their current Golden. Competing with puppy charm is hard, even for Duke. The second couple he met were afraid to adopt a dog unless their dog behaviourist approved the dog first, they did not want a clash between their older dog and a new one. So Duke came home. He decided that maybe he would unpack his bags and stay. He told us he gave this adoption thing a good try and he had decided to just stay with us forever.

We celebrated with a huge romp in the Yard. Our three cousins are staying with us for a few days, their humans are off on a trip somewhere. So there are six of us to play all day. What a romp we had, all day long.
Then on Sunday Duke was invited to go along on a home visitation/inspection. Kris does home inspections on the East side of town, and she needed a well mannered Golden to go along with her to make sure the house was worthy of a Golden Retriever. Duke thought it sounded like fun, better than napping all afternoon. He arrived at the new home and decided that it looked like a place he could enjoy. It was indeed worthy of a Golden. Several children immediately started making over him, playing with him and making him feel at home. The other resident Golden was even fun to play with and made Duke feel welcome as well. Kris explained to Duke that a home visit was just a home visit, they could not adopt him.

Kris called us later to explain that if she had taken Duke away she would have broken 5 hearts, Duke's and four humans. Duke sent his regards and told us that we can give his food bowl to someone else, he has a wonderful new one, and dog toys galore.

Don't you love it when a story has a happy ending?

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. What a happy ending story! We are pleased for Duke and his new family. And for you, as you had quite a hand in helping him.

  2. Oh, my yes. And just when all had resigned themselves to never being adopted. {not that a home with Mogley and Bella would have been anything but wonderful!!!!} So glad to see a wonderful, happy ending.
    Honestly, after the drop off story, we all needed a happy story.
    Bless you all for all that you do.

  3. Mogley;
    We are so happy to hear that Duke found a wonderful forever home, I know you must be feeling down about him leaving, but he will be spreading so much happiness.

  4. Wow! Thank you again for another happy ending!

  5. Yea Duke,
    We are so glad he found a forever family - and one with kiddo's to spoil him! Lucky boy, aren't home visits fun!!
    The Conifer Crew

  6. Well doesn't DOG work his wonders in the most unexpected ways. HIP HIP HOORAY.
    - TBH&K