Sunday, July 31, 2011
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.
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