Monday, November 15, 2010

Buddy, aka, Timber

Last week when we found new homes for Shelby and Lexi, we met Buddy who was also getting a new Forever Home.  We were asked for more information on Buddy so we asked Buddy to write a guest blog.  Buddy has been given a new name so that he can get an all new start, now he is known as  "Timber!"    Here is Timber's, or Buddy's, story.

Hi Mogley, my foster Mom told me you wanted to know more about me for your blog – so I got her help to write this story about me.

I came to GRRR from the Black Hills of South Dakota where I was a “stray.” I am only a year old but I knew I really wanted to be a Colorado dog so convinced the shelter up there to let me move down to Denver. When I came, I needed a little time to get over a tummy ailment, a few worms and cold, but it didn’t take me long to feel lots better.

Gosh, life as a GRRR dog is such fun, when I was a foster I had a foster Golden brother and foster Golden sister who showed me how much fun it is to be part of a family. And my foster mom told me that even though I am a youngster I am pretty smart and learn quickly. When I lived with my foster family I learned to sit and wait for dinner (so I don’t knock F-Mom over jumping for food), I learned to walk politely on a leash (well some of the time) and she told me I have a great search and rescue nose cause I can find a treat hidden just by sniffing it out! I am very treat oriented and my Foster Mom sent a bag of my favorite treats with me when I found my forever home.
My new forever home is with an active Mom and Dad and a Golden Brother who is twice as old as me (he’s two) and a big yard where I can safely chase squirrels, birds, and even the leaves that blow around this time of year (gosh they are hard to catch – and not much fun once I do, but that doesn’t stop me from chasing them!). I have perfected the art of flopping down in front of someone and rolling over on my back for a tummy rub. My new family is great – they take me for walks and hiking and now I am even going for some one-on-one training! I love to learn.   
Here are some pictures from my foster home – you can see how handsome I am and how much of a silly boy I can be.
Above, you can't be too careful when you need a nap but you have a new bone to protect.   Below, I am sharing a special time with my new former foster sister Charm, Charm is also a GRRR alumni and a foster failure.    
Thank you Timber, for your contribution to my blog.    Timber, and Lexi, are both examples of the very active nature of Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies, and the huge area it serves.   If there is a homeless Golden anywhere in the West, GRRR is willing to pluck them out of their shelter and bring them to GRRR where they are safe, warm and loved.    We regularly have dogs from Texas, New Mexico, Utah, North and South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Kansas and Nebraska.  Thank you to a wonderful bunch of volunteers that make it all possible.   Out here, if you volunteer for a "rescue run", you may have a 200-800 mile round trip ahead of you. 

If you can donate to the rescue program, there is a link on the left "Donate to Rescue Here" that will take you to a handy donation place to support the GRRR rescue program.    For the holidays, we have asked people wishing to give us gifts to donate to GRRR.   We have all the socks, ties and fruit cakes that we need, a donation to rescue is a lot more useful, plus we don't have to dust it or wash it. 

We love to point out that the family, The Conifer Crew", that fostered Buddy are serial foster failures.   They have a home full of "used dogs".    The family that adopted Timber are also serial adopters from GRRR.    Thanks to them for all they do.

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. So nice to learn about Buddy/Timber!! He and his brother sure look close - almost like one big dog!

  2. What a beautiful pup and this is one case where "failure" is a good thing, right?


  3. Welcome Timber to your forever home. We had heard about you and saw some pictures before you were adopted that your foster Mom posted.
    You are a very handsome Golden and we wish you a lifetime of happiness.
    Hey Mogley in your blog you said "We love to point out that the family, The Conifer Crew", that fostered Buddy are serial foster failures. They have a home full of "used dogs".

    We are friends with the Conifer crew and they are about the bestest people in the world.
    And the Mom is a wonderful foster Mom, even though she does fail from time to time.

    Hamish & Rescue Sophie

  4. Well, if Buddy had the Conifer Crew to take care of him he was in good hands. His foster mom is a very smart lady and knows all about dogs and herbs and makes the best dog treats ever. Mommie told us so.

    God's speed, Buddy aka Timber. You had a good start in your new life -- live it to the fullest.

    Foster parents are all at one time or an other foster failures. Mommie should know, and she said they are the best kind.

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

  5. Dear Mogley,
    send our thanks to Timber for the warm post! We love reading about the Goldens who have passed through GRRR and write you from their new homes.
    Thanks for stoppin'.
    Y'all come back now.
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  6. what a lucky pup to get into GRRR while waiting for his forever home


  7. You are my heroes. I'm glad Timber's story ends happily.


  8. It's a good thing Timber already found his forever home, otherwise I feel like I might be jumping in my car on the way to Denver! Wonder how Murphy would feel about a "little" brother ;)


  9. Congratulations on your new, happy, forever home. We love your name Timber :)

  10. Yay!!! Love this. Thanks to all. Blessings.

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  11. What a handsome Timber and a really swell story. Rescue rocks, and I fank you for all you do!

    wif love from the Luke

  12. I'd want to get into your khool reskhue too!

    Thanks fur sharing Buddy's tale/tail!



  13. My dear Mogley!! I'm so glad you are finding the tennis balls. They are so good to chew. I keep opening them up, hoping to find a surprise inside, but no luck so far. Please let me know if you ever find one with something inside!

  14. Following you from The Doggy Blogger. Beautiful blog and gorgeous fur monster. It warms my heart to see people taking such amazing care of our four-legged friends. Your dog is obviously very happy and spoiled...just the way it should be.