Sunday, November 8, 2009

It happened so quickly

Above, Sadie has her toy. The orange rubber football is hers and no one else can touch it, even Junior had better give it back. She sleeps with it, she even tries to eat without putting it down.

Here today, gone tomorrow is not just an expression. This morning (Sunday) we had a call that someone wanted to meet Sadie and Junior. Sadie and Junior jumped up in the SUV and went to see if there was any chemistry between them and the humans. Sadie was worried, Junior had learned to use the dog door quickly, she had not mastered it. When she first tried to come in the dog door, she stuck her nose in just as the vacuum cleaner went by and that scared her. She hoped they would not hold that against her.

The visits went better than hoped for. Stay at home humans, so there will be lots of attention all day long. Sadie and Junior demonstrated their walking skills on a leash and they demonstrated how the game fetch is supposed to be played. Sadie went directly home to a wonderful new home, taking her favorite orange foot ball toy with her, Junior will be going with a bag of tennis balls after his dental appointment. Mission accomplished!

On the way back home Junior put in an appearance at the annual "Pet, Craft and Gift" show at Tagawa Nursery. Tagawa has a huge greenhouse complex with everything from orchards, koi fish, to exotic trees and plants. They also have several resident cats that host an annual fund raiser for rescue groups. Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies had a craft sales booth and a bake sale booth. Junior was allowed to sample some of the special dog treats that were being given out. He enjoyed the attention, especially since he was no longer a homeless dog.

Thanks to all of you for helping Golden Retriever Rescue find homes for its clients.
Mogley G. Retriever


  1. Woo, Woo for Sadie & Junior, what a wonderful holiday season they will have in their new forever homes.
    Thanks guys for helping them along.

    Hamish & Sophie

  2. Ahhhhh!

    Mom has those leaky eyes going!


  3. Did Sadie and Junior get to go to the same home?

  4. That is so cute that Sadie doesn't even want to put it down when she eats :) Congratulations on finding a home for your friends.

  5. How Wonderful! Hope you guys got to stay together, but no matter what you have your FOREVER Homes! Yeah!
    Frankie Freddie and Molly

  6. Great story!!!! So happy for Sadie and Junior. Love the orange football!

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  7. Dear Mogley:
    I have just found your blog and am deeply thankful for it. Your story and your work is inspiring. The term "forever home" will resonate with any dog --it did with the New York Labrador retriever. Thank you. We advocate no-kill shelters in our own hometown of Manhattan and applaud your efforts in the Rockies (which I have never seen but would long to one day). Thank you.

  8. Yay for Sadie and Junior! We wish them the best in their new forever homes!


  9. Hey Mogley,
    That's a couple of silver stars for you BRAVO-ZULU Award. Each 5 silver stars sis replaced by one gold star. Thanks you from all us other fomerly homeless pups for helping Sadie and Junior find their way home.
    - TBH&K