Saturday, February 5, 2011
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