Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Rusty Muffin

Who would name their Golden Retriever "Rusty Muffin"?

Did they have a bad sense of humor? Could they not agree, one wanted to name her Rusty, the other wanted to name her Muffin? Or did they want her to run away from home?
Rusty was surrendered to Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR). We were told that Rusty ran away because of the loud fireworks over the 4th of July. They were losing their home and they were tired of bringing her back when she ran away. They gave their 10 year old Golden to strangers and walked away.

We picked up Rusty last night, she was tired, it had been a long day. She had been transported to the Rescue, then given a bath. When we picked her up, she was beautiful. On the way home she napped in the back of the SUV. She arrived late and barely had time to be introduced to the family and house before it was bed time. There was a lot of fireworks, one of the neighbors was celebrating the 4th a few days late. Rusty did not even notice the explosions across the back fence.

This morning when we woke up, we all went downstairs and out to the back yard for our morning potty time. The human watched Rusty get acquainted with the yard and the grounds for a while, then he went in for a cup of coffee. He came running out when he heard the loud splash. Rusty had jumped into the pool. We found out that she can swim, and we found out that her wonderful, soft, heavy blond coat takes a lot to dry out. Three towels and four hours of Colorado sunshine to be exact. She is still damp in the photos.


What do we know about Rusty? We were told she is 10 but she only looks 7 or 8, she has a beautiful coat, she walks like a runway model. She is dignified and she is truly a queen, ruling all she surveys. She used the dog door within minutes of arriving. She swims well, her early morning dip did not even phase her. She went nose to nose with the three cats, they flinched first but no one ran and no one was chased. The cats accepted her in minutes, she accepted them. She is well socialised. She eats slowly, queens do not rush their dinner.
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Some where there is a home that needs a wonderful, beautiful lady that they can walk in the park and impress the neighbors with their beautiful, full coated Golden Retriever. Somewhere there is a home that needs love from a beautiful lady. Imagine what it would be like to snuggle in front of a fireplace with this soft, warm lady.
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Now we are searching for two new forever homes. We hope you will help us in our quest. In the meantime, with four Golden's in one home, we will have some fun. So keep reading, we will keep you updated.
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Mogley G. Retriever

9 comments:

  1. Wow you have a house full now! I hope Clyde and Rusty find their forever homes soon! They both sound like SUPER dogs! Until then, at least they will have your pool and friendship to enjoy. :)

    Hugs and tail wags!
    Riley and River (and Rowdy, our foster brother)

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  2. How could someone give up such a beautiful puppy?

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  3. Mogley, she is gorgeous!! I can just see how soft her coat is. She sounds like a perfect housemate! I can't even think how someone could throw her away. With a new name and a new home I knew she will really blossom.

    love & wags,
    River

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  4. Such a beautiful girl. We hope she will find a home soon.

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  5. Unbelievable. Thank goodness she's at Mogley's house now.

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  6. Heya Mogley,
    Mom and dad liked the name Rusty Copper Penny. Their 1st red golden they named Rusty and then they named the 2nd one Penny. they never did name one Copper because they got into rescue and kept the names they came with or names very close to what they had; then they started the whole civil war General thing: Jubal (Early) J.E.B. (Stuart), Jackson (Stonewall).
    Rusty Muffin is a BEAUTIFUL dame. She looks as much like a princess as our Sophie. If she were here she'd be a dreaded failed rescue. We bet mom and dad would hardly even try to find her a home. You're much more professional so we'll be pulling for you. Make sure that you find here a really nice home befitting a princess of her class. What a gorgeous lady she is.
    - TBH&K

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  7. Hey Mogley,

    It is Allie (Alexa) from wyoming!!! Remember me....Mom and I saw Rusty..she looks great and like she would be lots of fun...think she might want to have a sister in Wyoming and come and play ?

    Happy in the hay here in Wyoming,
    Allie-bell

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  8. Once the frame of the doggie door is installed in a wall or door, leave the "flap" off at first. Have someone stay inside with your dog while you go outside. Call your dog through the "hole" (doggie door frame without the flap). When he goes through and comes to you, praise him lavishly and give him a food treat. Now have the person inside the house call him through the "hole." When he gets to them, they should praise lavishly and offer a food treat as well. Do this at least 3 times and no more than a dozen. After this, your dog will know there is a hole in the wall or the door especially for him. Dog Doors give you and your pet the freedom they deserve.

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  9. Hey Mogley,
    Y'all need six towels to do both Clyde and Rustie (we changed her name for your even though names don't matter but Rustie is at least feminine). She could also be called just "Muffin." Dad says the Rustie is as beautiful as Clyde is handsome. We pulling for y'all to find them both good homes so that dad doesn't use that MapQuest thing again.
    - TBH&K

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