Above, Agnes checks out the back yard soon after arriving to stay with us. She is standing on the edge of the Koi pond debating whether it is too cold for a swim. The human convinced her it was too cold to swim and the ice was too thin to walk on.
Agnes is a 10 year old lady, just exactly who you would expect from someone named Agnes. She is freshly groomed looking good. She says her coat was so matted that her skin hurt and it even hurt when someone tried to pet her. She wanted attention, but when someone gave her some petting, her skin hurt. Now she is feeling much better. She is attention deprived, she follows hands around looking for one to stop over her head, even if only for a moment.
She has some pain in her hips, she is getting a pain pill for it, this gives her better mobility. She does have trouble getting up in the big SUV, but I have to run and jump to get in, so her trouble getting that high up is understandable. She gets the front end all the way up into the SUV, but she needs help getting traction with her hips. Just a little boost is all she needs.
She received treatment for Heart Worm. She says it will take a few days before she is feeling her perky self after that, but she says she is regaining her energy quickly. She is on a weight management diet, she wants to lose some weight so that she can look good as she looks for her new home.
She came to GRRR from a shelter, she had been picked up as a stray. Probably an "on purpose" stray since she had no collar or tags. In spite of that she speaks well of her former owners. But all of our foster friends speak well of their former humans, no matter how they were treated. Loyalty, forgiveness and unconditional love are our hallmarks, we forgive and move on, our lives are too short to carry anything but love with us as we go.
Her goal is to find a her new home before Christmas. She says she can just picture herself under some one's tree, helping to unwrap packages and lending a calm and reassuring head for petting during this stressful time. She reminds us that most humans are stressed during this time of the year and petting a dog is a very good way to relax. She is a lot cheaper than a psychologist and not as damaging to your health as pills are. So if you need a calming influence in your life, think Agnes.
We will be asking for your help to find her a new home as soon as we can get her posted on the Internet.
Mogley G. Retriever