Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Aspen is home!

We said good by to Aspen this afternoon. Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR) sent us an e-mail with a note that we should set up a meeting with the family who's application was attached. We read the application and then let Aspen read it. She said it sounded like it would be a possible home, but she would have to visit with them to make sure. She packed her bag to take along in case they met her high standards. She took a couple of tennis balls just in case they did not have any to throw for her, she took a stuffed toy to make sure she had something to tear up. Some of her favorite dog food, a few treats and a rawhide chew were thrown in just in case.

When we arrived, they met us on the path to the front door. Aspen ran in and was welcomed with open arms. She was shown that the house had a lot of open doorways, no restrictions to keep her from mingling with the family. She was shown the back yard, it passed her inspection. It had a sturdy wood fence, with peep holes where she could watch the dogs go by on the sidewalk. It had lots of grass and gravel for her potty trips.

She was introduced to the resident cats, she went nose to nose, then everyone went about their business. No trouble there. Then she was shown a basket of toys, just for her. They even played catch in the living room. She was promised a walk very day, and a soft bed to sleep on. The deciding factor was the dog to hand ratio. At our home the dog to hand ratio is 4 to 4. At this home, the dog to hand ratio was 1 to 4, a much better deal. Being an only dog has its advantages. They were having guests for dinner that evening and there would be many more hands available to pet a dog. Aspen accepted their offer of a forever home and waved goodbye to us at the door.

Aspen, we enjoyed having you stay with us. You are a great lady and we think that GRRR has found you the perfect match. Have a wonderful life, you deserve it!

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. We love your success stories. Good job.

  2. Wonderful..Sounds like one loving family for a wonderful lady...
    Thank you all for making it possible..

  3. Great job, Mogley!!! Love those stories with happy endings!!! Thx for sharing!!

    lotsa licks,

  4. Just caught this today, but GRRReat way to start a Wednesday morning here in Colorado. Thank you!

  5. Mogely, you and your family are the best, we love you!!!!!!

    Hamish & Sophie

  6. GReat news!! We're so happy for Aspen.

  7. Katherine BrandaoOctober 14, 2009 11:34 AM

    Dear Mogley,
    I am so happy Aspen found a forever home. She is a beautiful lady and it sounds like she had a lot of fun staying with you. I, myself, am waiting for a little golden to adopt me.

  8. Thank you again for sharing these stories! It always makes me feel good.

  9. Aspen,
    Sounds like you made a careful inspection and a great decision. A good fence and catch in the living room are key.


    PS - Mogley and Co. Keep up the good work.

  10. YIKES! How did we miss this announcement. This is like GRRReat news Mogley. Aspen is a beautiful girl. This gives you room for yet another foster. You're doing GRRReat.
    - TBH&K

  11. Aspen spent the weekend helping to rake leaves and meeting all the other dogs in the neighborhood. Everyone loves her, as do we.