Sunday, January 16, 2011

Stella's possible new home.

Above, Stella in full stride, protecting the home from squirrels.

I have been lax in posting, but not lax in enjoying life.   We had been waiting for a few new photos to post with the blog.    The camera battery chargers got misplaced in cleaning.    With two chargers for one camera, you would think that the paw challenged ones would be able to find one.    So we finally broke out the old camera, it takes plain batteries, the kind you buy in the store.   

We have had several play dates with our cousins, seven goldens playing together  when the tall ones have to travel.   We have had some wild times at the dog house during our play dates.   Molly wanted to make sure the Koi pond was frozen, it was not frozen that well, besides, the pump keeps an open area in the center, so you can swim 365 days of the year if you are so inclined.   Molly is so inclined.   Then we are all locked inside till we dry off and warm up.   Stella has discovered that Molly is right, swimming time is all the time, and she has been testing the ice almost daily, so far only one leg at a time has gotten wet, apparently after inserting a test paw, she decided it was still too cold. 
We had a meeting with a possible new home for Stella.   Yes, there are squirrels.  Lots of squirrels.  Stella is still here, still chasing squirrels for us, still protecting our home.  But she is debating the offer she received.   We will see how it goes, Stella has very high standards, and she is making a very important decision.   Being an only dog has some attraction, the all important "hand to dog ratio" would be much better at the possible new home.   The hand to dog ratio here is one to one, that ratio would improve to 4 to one at the new home.  They are in the process of moving, so Stella has some time to think about it.   In the photo above we show Stella in full "contemplation" mode, on her blue orthopedic bed.   The bed would go with her, it is her favorite place.  There will be another meeting to make sure they know how to spoil a lady, after all, Stella will settle for nothing less.   We have not even discussed what brand of treats they use, and how ofter they have "treat time".    Stella also wants to review their ball throwing skills. 
Above, Stella seeks Bella's advice on whether to accept the offer of a new forever home.  

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. We are pulling for Stella to weigh all options and make the best decision for her.
    We know you guys will miss her if she does accept the invitation.
    Best Wishes Stella.

    Hamish & Sophie

  2. Oh, I hope Stella gets all she wants and decides this is the home for her. We will miss her, but we are more than happy if she decides this is her forever home!

    PS: We missed you Mogley!

  3. We are so glad to hear from you, Mogley. We missed you!

    All the luck on picking your new forever home, Stella. You don't want to rush into something as serious as that.

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

  4. It's good to see a post from you! I know there's so much to think about and I know you'll help Stella to make the best choice for her forever family--If it isn't going to be you, then I know it'll be someone equally wonderful :-)))

    I hope your New Year is off to a good start!!

  5. We're so glad to hear from you Mogley! Good luck Stella in making your decision - it's a big important one - so we're happy you have some time to think it over!

    Nadine & Neeli
    Angel doggie Apples (1994-2010)

  6. I'm sure Stella will demonstrate that GReat Retriever intelligence and make the best choice fur her!

    Paws khrossed!


  7. We are hoping for the best for Stella - I'm sure she will make the best decision.




  9. From another Stella: I lived en cage at the Slammer for three months. I am a black lab/border collie mix so I had the problem of being the unpopular "black" dog. So when my future Mom came to meet me. my only question was
    "will you take me home today?" She said she couldn't because I was scheduled for girlie surgery but I would be available in a few days and after looking in my eyes, she said she would come as soon as I was medically ready. She did come and I have been in this home for going on three years now. I will be five when October comes again.

    So while you think you can ask all the questions and get all the answers, you really can't. It just has to feel right.

    Good luck, other Stella, and I hope things work out right for you. Will you let us know?

    Stella Bella