Sunday, July 31, 2011

Happy Days for us and for Maddie!

Above photo is Maddie at our picnic.

Two big news items today.    First  is our visit to Rescue Central on Saturday.   Second is Maddie and her new Forever Home.   Saturday was the big parade.   Since my paw challenged ones do not walk well anymore, they went to the picnic area where the after parade picnic was to be held to help set up.    We wanted to see how Maddie was going to act around a lot of dogs.    If she is going to be a therapy dog, then she needs to be well socialized.    She did great.    She did not play with the others a lot, but she did join in and socialize.    That is understandable, she was hot and it was all new to her.

The picnic was not very big, most of the people that walked in the parade were tired and hot, they went home to cool off.   A few folks came by and there were perhaps 15 Golden's to play with.    Below is a photo of one of the new rescues that we will be writing more about soon.   He is making his views known about walking in the heat in a parade.   Just wait till you read his story!  He will be up on the web site soon. 
After leaving the picnic, we took Maddie to meet her possible new home.     Boy did Maddie hit the jackpot on this one.    She went out in the big back yard to check out the accommodations and found the resident bunny rabbit.    She gave chase, but the bunny just ran in a circle, he could have been laughing at Maddie's attempts to catch him.   Maddie ran like the wind, but the bunny just hopped away.   The prior resident golden (Scout) had the same problem, after years of trying, the bunny still lived in the back yard, un-caught. 

Maddie took her bed, her bag of toys, treats and her food along just in case.    After getting acquainted, she decided to try it out, Maddie unpacked and stayed.    This morning we checked in on her and she is quit happy, still a little shy and still uncertain.    Maddie had bonded very tightly with Marilyn, it will take a few days for her to settle in totally.    But two walks a day, lots of brushing and petting, nice neighbors, frequent treats, squirrels and her own private bunny to chase, all add up to one fine home for a Golden Lady. 

We have more about the new rescue arrivals, but we will have to save that till later.

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. Her own private bunny? Yeah! I would say Maddie has TOTALLY hit the jackpot! I mean, everyone's got squirrels, but their own bunny? She's a lucky lady, and totally deserves her own bunny! We can't wait to hear about the rescue in the pool. It looks like he's got his priorities in order!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  2. Congrats on your new home and family, Maddie! I just knew after reading your story, you would hook up with somebody special right away.


  3. Happy Days for Maddie, Wonderful news.
    We look forward to hearing the story kiddie pool Golden.
    Keep up the good work, tell your paw challenged ones that our Dad doesn't walk to well anymore either, something about parts wearing out....BOL

    Hamish & Sophie

  4. Wonderful news for Maddie...
    Thanks for all you do to help so many...
    Hugs and bellyrubs!

  5. Sounds like a wonderful new home fro Miss Maddie. Her head is still probably whirling from the many changes in her life in the past couple of weeks, but so happy that she will be able tosettle into her forever home.
    Looking forward to reading about the new fosters!!!

  6. Your fosters go out like hot cakes. Happy trails, Maddie! Seams she really hit the jack pot, but then you match up all your fosters with the right forever homes.

    Looking forward hearing all about the the new arrival. And pictures too.

    Lady(senior), Sandy Paws and Oliver.

    PS: We can relate about the paw challenged ones not being great on walking any more. Our mommie is the same way.

  7. Oooh. We were totally lax about explaining the 'not being able to walk on a leash without pulling = getting to go to Petco to be fed turkey hotdogs and be told what a good doggie you are'. So, to make up for withholding vital information (blame Mom - she's the one with the thumbs), she has donated this month's proceeds (not much mind you - a mere $20) to GRRR in an attempt to make amends for Mom's transgressions. According to our sources, Wal-mart sells packages of 8 turkey hotdogs for a buck, so Mom's miniscule donation should provide a lot of turkey hotdogs to worthy rescues! ;-)

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona ans Abby the Hippobottomus

  8. have a great summer in your pool! ^_^ nice shots!

    Dog Fence

  9. Hi Y'all!

    What a happy day for y'all! Especially Maddie! Hope she keeps us updated.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  10. What absolutely wonderful news!

  11. We are so glad she has her own personal bunny - it sounds wonderful! Look forward to learning about the cutie in the swimming pool :)

  12. I'm so happy to hear Maddie's good news, and I'm REALLY excited to read about your newest foster, he looks quite handsome.