Tuesday, December 22, 2009
This afternoon we held a very somber swearing in ceremony in the back yard for our newest foster from Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies. Black Jack placed his paw on a copy of "The Complete Golden Retriever", by The American Kennel Club. He swore to always be happy, to wag an enthusiastic welcome to visitors, to fetch ducks or tennis balls on command, to lick faces whenever possible, to be gentle to cats and kids, always keep his tail in "Happy Motion", and to conduct himself in all ways as a Golden Retriever. It was so moving that there was not a dry nose in the place. Jack is now a full fledged member of the Golden Retriever family and is entitled to all the rights and benefits (and treats) that go with such a membership.
After the ceremony, treats were enjoyed by all and a good romp in the back yard allowed everyone to let off steam. Black Jack was then free to snoop in the backyard, investgate the Koi pond and to move in as our newest foster friend. He met the cat and managed to give the squirrel a short chase. He did not carry much baggage, he had only his collar and a leash. He says that gives him the opportunity to start fresh with a new family in his new Forever Home.
We don't even know his history, and it seemed impolite to ask him so soon after he arrived. We will let you know more tomorrow. Tonight we will just enjoy one more "Honorary Golden Retriever" who will move on to a new life as soon as we can find the perfect home for him.
Mogley G. Retriever
p.s. We will give his history tomorrow, but before you read tomorrows blog, keep two hankies handy.