Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Duke Update

We have not blogged for a few days. Duke did not want me to talk about his latest episode. Duke was feeling pretty low. On Sunday we took him over to Golden Retriever Rescue to meet with a prospective new home. He had two competitors, two other Golden's were there to meet with the folks as well. Brock was a funny looking young Golden male, he had been given a "lion" shave, he had been clipped except for his "mane".

Duke had a fun time going for a walk with a very nice couple. They told him they had a dog door so that Duke could feel free to come and go. They petted him and made over him a lot. They had an older Golden and they were looking for a friend that would keep her company during the day. Everything was great until they went into the big play pen area.

Two other possible Golden's went into the play pen so that they could see who would best play and bond with their older lady. Duke says he was not told the rules, he spent his time paying attention to the humans, making himself a lovable devoted Golden. But Brock cheated. Brock spent his time buttering up the Golden girl.

In the end, the couple took Brock, they felt Brock was going to make a better companion for their old friend. Duke was heart broken, he was all ready to take a ride to his new home.

But today he feels better. Several people have asked to see him and the rescue is trying to set up appointments for this week end. This time he will ask what the rules are so that he can improve his chances.

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. What a disappointment! But there is a special home for Duke coming.

  2. I am sending good vibes to Duke for this weekend visit.

  3. I'm sorry to hear it! But Duke is too handsome and sweet to not find his fur-ever home soon!

    *kissey face*

  4. Duke; You will find your forever home and when you do their will be no question about it. Hang in and stay happy.

    Hamish & Sophie

  5. We're sorry they didn't tell Duke the rules first! That just means one of the next families you meet will be just perfect for you.

  6. Good luck, Duke! It will happen!

    love & wags,

  7. Hey Mogley,
    Y'all tell duke to keep his chin up. He has to be patient and when the time is right he will find his furever home. We are gonna be keeping him in our prayers.
    - TBH&K