Thursday, February 18, 2010

Lady, a lady with a future!

Above, Lady, Mogley and Bella get acquainted.
Two nights ago we wrote a quick "tease" that Lady, our newest foster, had arrived.   Lady had a very bad night with us.  She was 6-7 years old, and had just been spayed.   She was still reacting to the anesthesia and she threw up all night long.   By the next morning the bi-peds panicked when she could not even take a lap of water without throwing up.  Her stomach was making loud noises and she was very lethargic.   The Official Golden Retriever Rescue Vet opens at 7:00, they had her there for a follow up.
Lady spent the day and night with the Vet, then with Mary.   Her stomach seems to have settled down and she is eating and drinking without problems.   This morning Lady came back to us.   She feels better this time, she is even acting like a real dog, running and sniffing things, playing with us, and exploring her new home. 

She is such a sweetheart.   She was abandoned along a road in a rural area and she found a local farm house for shelter.   The farm family loved her, but they had several family pets already, but they did know about Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR) and Lady was soon on her way.   Somewhere along the way she had become foster mother to three ten week old black lab/mix puppies, they were not hers, but they attached themselves to her.    The puppies went to a separate home that is better equipped to handle them.  

Lady has two very distinct features.   She is extremely skinny, from wandering abandoned before she found shelter, she weighs only 51 pounds.  She also has lower front teeth that come forward and give her a perpetual grin with a slightly threatening look as her teeth are sticking out front.   It does not seem to bother her, she can still chew treats with the best of them. 

She is well leash broken, she obeys commands, and she is well house broken.   She gets along well with other dogs and cats.  Like many abandoned dogs, we don't know her real name, but she responds to almost anything you say to her and Lady seems to be a good fit.  We will give her a few days to recover before we post her story on the adoption page, she has been through a lot lately and she needs to relax and grow stronger (and fatter).  

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. Lady is very sweet. To think, she became a substitute mom to those puppies! I'm so glad someone with compassion took her in, called GRRR, and now she's on her way to a better life.

  2. Lady is quite the, well, lady. So sweet of her to watch out for some foster pups and glad to know she is on the mend. Hope that forever home is soon.

  3. Lady is beautiful! I'm so glad she has GRRR and you to take care of her. She's in good hands now! She sounds like such a sweet girl -- a Golden Retriever, through and through. She'll be in great shape in no time and probably have a waiting list of potential adopters! :-)

  4. Mogley, Lady is very pretty! I'm so glad she has you, your buddies and your bi-peds to give her some lovin' now. I wish I could take her myself!!

  5. Lady looks like a real Sweet Heart.
    We are so glad she is feeling better and know that she will get the best of care at your house.

    Hamish & Sophie

  6. Welkhome Lady!

    Woo are khwite the beaWOOty!

    I know there is a special furever home in your future!

    I'm sure woo will choose wisely!


  7. Well good for you!!! How do you keep from keeping all these beautiful puppies for yourself??

  8. What a beauty! I'm glad to hear she's feeling better. I'm sure that she'll find a wonderful home (if she doesn't decide that yours is perfect!)!

    *kissey face*

  9. Hey Mogley, Bella and Lady,
    We are honored to meet such a beautiful new girl. Lady, you will undoubtedly enjoy your stay with our buddies Mogley & Bella; they'll take good care of y'all. No to seem inhospitable, but we hpe your stay is a short one and that you find a new furever home with responsible humans that will love you and take good care of you 4ever. We hope that your stomach upset is a thing of the past. Our brudda Radar's lower jaw is set forward and his right lower canine is always outside his jowl. Mom says that his condition is called a maloclusion or something that sounds like that. He always looks like he's grinning or getting ready to spit. We are glad that Lady was "rescued" but we are extremely disappointed in the humans that would just abandon her on the side of the road. We know times are tough but there are more humane ways to give up your life long pet for adoption and placement that are "healthier" than just taking them for a long ride and dropping them off alongside the road. Well, at least Lady is safe now, no thanks to her "family."
    - TBH&K

  10. Good luck finding her a forever home! She is truly a lady!