Sunday, September 26, 2010

Picnic Preview

Boy am I tired.   Today was the annual Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies Reunion Picnic at Boulder Reservoir in Boulder Colorado.    It was a beautiful day for early fall in the Rockies.  We arrived around 9:00 in the morning to help set up, I started running and swimming early.   By the time the mass of dogs had arrived I was already tired.   I had to continue swimming and fetching tennis balls just because my fan club wanted to see me play.   Shortly after the Great Ball toss, when we all had to line up on shore while prize balls were thrown out and fetched for prizes, I began to wear down.  Around 2:00 I found my chauffeur and had him open up the car so I could go take a nap.    The next thing I knew we were driving home. 

The photos today are just a preview, after I have recovered I will be doing a detailed post about the most wonderful event in the world.   We saw five different former fosters there, maybe more that we did not recognise.   It helps us a lot when we go to an event like this and see that the dogs we have fostered are so loved and so well cared for that their new owners will take them to a play day like this.   Rescue Goldens that we have helped move on are splashing and enjoying themselves.   It is a wonderful statement that all of our efforts in rescue are not in vain, these dogs have all gotten a second chance and they are much better for it.   Look at the 150 or so dogs in the water and running on the shore, share their happiness with us.    They are all rescue alumni, they are all in wonderful homes and living fantastic lives. 
Stella is a water dog, she swam and fetched tennis balls with the best of them.  Nala stayed on the sand, she was not interested in going in beyond her toes.   We were worried that we would have very low attendance after we had to postpone the event, but it was a decent turnout.   We did not have the 200 plus Goldens that we have had in past years, but still it was a large group of playful Goldens.    Yes, you do get a second chance!

More tomorrow.

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. I always laugh at all these puppies out in the water!!! What a great time.

  2. Golden Rescue is The Best! What a FUN day!

    wif love from the Luke
    Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston, 2008

  3. Wow that sounds like fun. I might move to Boulder someday soon. Maybe we'll be friends!!
    Licks of love,


  4. Now that is what you call a "blow-out". Mogley thank you for the pictures, but do take care of yourself. We do want you around for a long time and hear all your stories. And yes, you are right, thank goodness for second chances.

    We figured Stella was a water dog, and we are glad Nala stayed on shore. We sort of look after Lady, our senior.

    Earnhardt, Lady(senior), Sandy Paws and Oliver.

  5. " Yes, you do get a second chance!"

    Mogley you are so right, a it is because of people like you and your chauffeur that these happy times are possible.

  6. Siberian Reskhue is pretty pawesome too!

    GReat Day fur all of WOO!


  7. What great pictures! I love seeing all the golden's in the water!


  8. Mogley, don't overdo it!! We need you around here!!

    What kind of prizes do the prize balls get the Goldens?