Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Happy post from Butter

Above, a new Butter, at play at her new forever home.   Saturdays should be for happy things, so here is a post to help you have a happy weekend.  We received the nicest e-mail from Butter's new family:   Below is what they have to say about her and about the changes that a new home can make for a homeless lady.   All it takes to turn a homeless dog into a wonderful companion is care and love.  What a sleek new coat you have, Butter, and you look thin and great!  If you want to read about Butter when she was with us as a foster, go to this link,  Butter, and the posts following it.    Here is her update.   Below, Butter before her new home. 

Butter is officially off her weight loss diet and is now in maintenance. She has lost over 20 lbs since we adopted her on 22 August (87lbs to 65 lbs) and she's a different dog now. She runs, she plays, she barks (thanks, Robb, for the 'Speak' lessons), she chases the interloper cats but not our Emmett, she's perfect and really, really smart. The white fur on her legs, tail and face is the new, soft regrowth. The thyroid meds plus added omega-3 and -6 fish oils have remade her coat into a soft, delightful pelt. She's stopped licking her paws and legs and seems to be enjoying life. We certainly enjoy watching her fetch tennis balls, soft toys, frisbees, anything you throw. She's not much of a cuddler, but she will roll on the floor with us a bit if we have a toy she can play with also. The funniest thing to watch is Butter chasing light. The glint off a knife will have her chasing the light, but the most fun is making her run around (on the carpet only) chasing a laser pointer light. She will run and pounce and try to bite it and never stops. It might be her indoor exercise this winter as she doesn't seem to like hanging around outside for no good reason. She has gotten very strong and will almost pull me off my feet when my direction and hers diverge on the leash. She now insists on jumping into Robb's pickup truck by herself, rather than letting Robb lift her in, as he had to do when she was heavy and weak. And she has the biggest feet on any dog we've ever seen.

We want to thank you again for bringing Butter into our lives. She's the perfect addition to our family.

Below, more of Butter as a rescue, before her new coat and new spirit. 

Thank you for bringing us the update on Butter.  We love keeping track of our alumni.

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. We so love stories of once homeless dogs and their newfound families.

  2. Another wonderful rescue story! I can't get enough of them. I have one of my own that has been told many times, but I like new ones too.

    Cheers, Butter, you are so beautiful!


  3. So glad Butter has found her Forever Home and is sooooo happy!
    Good luck Butter!
    Lotsa Licks
    Casper Bear

  4. oh that makes my heart happy :)


  5. Oh my, what a difference!!! Thank you for the update!

  6. Oh Mogley, you must be so proud. We sure are proud to know you and your blog.

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

  7. Butter is one gorgeous dog now! Wish I could lose 22 pounds!

  8. We love happy endings, Butter looks so very happy.

    Hamish & Sophie

  9. Oh Butter...she's a whole new lady. I still ADORE that name, so very cute :)

  10. Mom is making THAT face and thinking of leaking fur Butter's new life!

    What a GReat story fur a beaWOOtiful GiRl!


  11. Love to Butter! Yay! Hearts filled with joy here :)

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  12. How wonderful! We love these updates - they bring smiles to our faces!


  13. Hi Y'all! So wonderful! Another lucky Golden! Utt oh! My Human Momma's eyes are all teary with happiness for Butter!
    Great goin' there Mogley!
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  14. Oh, Butter looks so happy! YAY!

  15. Whew, I've been home alone too long...this really got me a good way!
    Thx for sharing!

  16. Second chances, we all need them, and in my case, a third chance. Great story! Tucker

  17. That is a very happy story! Thanks for helping give Butter a new life!

  18. Hi Mogley
    GReat rescue story from Butter!
    Nadine & Neeli
    Angel doggie Apples (1994-2010)