Saturday, February 5, 2011

Stella's forever home, plus more excitement...

Stella had a wonderful day Friday.   The above photo shows Stella playing with her Kong Wubba.  Earlier in the week the potential new family had stopped by to meet Stella and spend some quality time with her.   Their ball throwing ability was tested, their ability to hand out treats was examined.   They even had to show their tummy rub skill.   They passed all the tests.   On Friday they came to pick her up, along with Stella's medications and a bag full of tennis balls.    We are sad to see Stella go, but happy that she can start the rest of her life.    We will keep in touch with her and see how she settles in.

Above, Stella is the front, left, biting Molly on the ear.  Meanwhile, Bella and I are moping about this Saturday morning, we miss our playmate and wrestling buddy.   She was here for a long time and she made a big impression on all of us.   We made sure that her new family knew that if she did not work out, we would always be there to take her back in.   We don't think there is any reason to worry, the family will take good care of her.   She will enjoy being an only dog, she will get total attention from her family.    We expect her to be spoiled rotten, she deserves it.

Then comes the next round of excitement.    Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies called.  During the night pipes had frozen and broken in the kennels where we shelter many of our rescues who are in transit.   With one 1/2 of the kennels being torn up in order to get to the pipes, there was truly no room at the rescue.   We were asked if we could take in Willow.   We jumped into the SUV and headed to rescue.    

Some of our regular readers will remember Willow.   Willow was a rescue that we picked up nearby, she was surrendered when a divorce forced the downsizing of a home.  We had transported her, along with her friend, a boxer, to the vet for their examination.   We were full at the time so Willow went to another foster home.   We met Willow again at the annual Reunion Picnic.   A nice lady from Breckenridge was interested in meeting Willow and Stella in order to adopt one of them.    After learning about Stella's potential time in the Vets office, and the long drive it would take her from Breckenridge, she decided to adopt Willow.     Willow proved to be to energetic and more than a handful for their home.   Willow had come back to rescue to be placed again.  

We arrived at the rescue just as Willow was returning from a walk with one of the volunteers that take all of the dogs out every day for a romp.   We took Willow and while we were talking, a couple came by with Rox Ann.  Rox Ann is a 6 year old lady and was being considered for adoption.  They asked if they could take Willow for a walk as well.     When they returned from a short run, Rox Ann was panting and worn out, Willow was asking for more.   Since they wanted someone that could run with them, they decided to adopt Willow instead.  

Instead of Willow coming to stay with us as our new foster, Rox Ann arrived.  We will write more about Rox Ann later, but some of our rescue workers will remember Rox Ann.   She is the Golden that slipped free when she arrived at Rescue, ran into the park dragging her leash, and disappeared for 11 days.  She is a sweet lady, she was just terribly frightened by losing her home, being transported to a strange place, and then on a cold, snowy night, she saw her chance and she bolted to freedom.   After 11 days on the lam, she was brought in by one of the volunteer searchers, 9 pounds lighter and very tired and dirty.  

That is all we have time for now, but we will give more information later.

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. Oh Good for Stella and Willow...I do hope RoxAnn finds her health back quickly and finds a forever home! I totally wish no dogs or cats ever be homeless! ...makes me so sad!

  2. Congratulations to Stella, we are so glad that she has her own forever home. We know how much you guys will miss her, but that is what makes folk like you so special.
    That was interesting about Willow being adopted before he could get home with you and Rox Ann taking his place.
    We are sure that she will get the Mogley indoctrination treatment and be ready for the day when her forever home turns up.

    Keep up the wonderful work you are doing.

    Hamish & Sophie

  3. Thank you for keeping us updated. God's speed to Stella and her new forever home. Poor Rox Ann, bless her heart, she got so scared she ran away. And that must have frightened her even more.

    Mogley thank you for taking care of all the ones that are out there needing help. And thank you for all the pictures.

    Lady(senior), Sandy Paws and Oliver

  4. Hooray Stella!


  5. Yeah for Stella and Willow. It's amazing how you never know when the perfect family will show up!

    Hope they can get the pipes fixed soon!


    Mr. Nubbin'

  6. Yay for Stella and Willow! I hope it works out this time for Stella! Poor Rox Ann, she need to be re-loved!!

  7. Well, what a mixed blessing! New homes and old friends!!

  8. I am so happy for Stella and for Willow but I can understand how much you miss Stella. She was a great buddy to you dogs.

    As a dog lover, all that I can say is thanks. Thanks for being such generous people and dogs, and helping so many dogs who need you.

  9. Hi Mogley,

    I do so hope that Stella keeps in touch...
    Looking forward to hearing more about RoxAnn the escape artist!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  10. THANKS for sharing all your news with us!! It's so good to hear that Stella has found her way to her forever home where she'll be the star--I know she's missed, but as you well know, her leaving makes an open place on a dog bed for another that I know will come soon enough!! Take care and I hope you're having a great weekend!

  11. What GReat news!!!

    Here's to Stella and Willow -

    Of khourse, I know Rox Ann will be home furever SOON!


  12. I adore the patience you and the rescue exhibit when finding the perfect forever home. I hope Stella and Willow are "forever loved and happy."

    Wags N Kisses,

  13. Like my Stella, who loves her home, I hope Your Stella works out nicely for those who have her.

    Until they all have homes,

    Stella and her Mom

  14. We are thrilled for Stella! That is so sad about Rox Ann making a break for it and being gone so long. Poor sweet girl! Now that she is with Mogley she will learn that there is nothing but goodness in her future, and happy days will soon be hers. So sorry about the plumbing problem - that is terrible.

  15. We're so happy for Stella. Poor Rax Ann - but we know she's in good hands with you Mogley. You and your gang will help her find the forever family she needs.

    Nadine & Neeli
    Angel doggie Apples (1994-2010)