Sunday, July 24, 2011

Maddie, an update.

Maddie has had an exciting week end.   She had a visit to Butter's house.   Butter was one of our fosters about a year ago.  She went to a forever home that was only a short distance away.    Butter's home did a count and determined that the hand to dog ratio was lopsided.  There were four hands per dog, and the ideal ratio is two to one.    Butter is left alone for half days during the week, so a companion was called for.  So they asked to meet Maddie.
Since they lived nearby, we drove Maddie over and left her for a while.    Butter and Maddie looked like they could be great friends.  Butter started out by bringing her toys over to Maddie and dropping them in front of her and on her, trying to get her to play.  Then a squirrel ran down the fence and Maddie was off and running.   She was in full chase mode, tail up and running like the wind.    With Butter and Maddie both after the squirrel, it looked like a friendship was starting.  Maddie is very shy, and she was pretty upset that she was not in her home.     She hid under feet and growled at Butter when Butter tried to take some toys away.     Alas, Maddie was told no.   She came home, to start her search all over again, she had become very attached to our home.
Above, Maddie is in full squirrel alert mode.
We need to mention Butter, she looks like a new dog.    Her hair is beautiful, she is bouncy and playful.   What was once a very sad lady, overweight, alone and lost, she has blossomed into a great companion in a wonderful home.    She was having so much fun with her family and they are enjoying each other so much that another Golden was wanted to add to the happiness.    So while Maddie did not fit with Butter, their search will go on for the ideal companion for Butter.    Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies is looking for the ideal match. 

After Maddie came back home,  She sulked for a while, she was not happy that she had been taken out of her home.  Today is a big day, Maddie is out in the back yard chasing squirrels with Mogley and Bella.  She is in full "Tail Up" mode today.   Running and playing.    Bella and I are not toy centric, and if Maddie has a toy, we let her have it.    She feels a lot more comfortable being able to join in at her own speed.   She is coming out of her shell.     When we hit the dog door to go out back and bark at the hikers in the park, she is with us.   She is learning how much fun it can be to run with the pack. 

We are looking for her forever home.    We think she may find a home with an older dog that won't push too hard to play, and will let her move at her own pace.    She is a wonderful lady and she is going to get a wonderful home.   That is our promise to her.

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. Keep the faith Maddie, we know that Mogley and his Dad will keep looking for a forever home and the right one is out there.
    So glad to hear the good news about Butter, it is so wonderful when such a turnaround occurs and a Golden lives the life it should.

    Hamish & Sophie

  2. Well Mogley, are you surprised that Maddie is happy in your home? Sometimes it sounds like a three ring circus, and sometimes it sounds serene. But what ever it must be is a haven for dogs.

    Thank you for being there for the ones that are in need. Thank you for being there for the ones that are homeless and look for their forever home.

    Big hug to Nala.

    Lady(senior), Sandy Paws and Oliver.

  3. She will find a home soon! Could you post a picture of Butter?


  4. What an absolutely beautiful dog Maddie is!!! That coat and tail are gorgeous.
    Maddie has gone through so much lately, she might need just a little more time to find her perfect forever home. I feel sure she was the center of her last home. It sounds like the more you get to know her, you will know exactly what she needs. And I know that beyond a shadow of a doubt that you will make sure that happens. Lots of love in your home!!!
    Still voting everyday, by the way.

  5. Maddie is gorgeous and I know that she'll find a wonderful home.

    You are such an amazing family, with your generous devotion to fostering dogs like Maddie who need you. Thank you from all of us dog lovers.

  6. Hi Y'all!

    Poor Maddie! It would have been nice if she could have been nearby.

    Maybe Maddie could find a home where she would only get special toys to play with that include the human?

    I don't have any toys to play with in the house. All toys are selected and given to me when I go outside with my Human...oh, the Human goes too.

    If I had a buddy both of us would have to be outside and the Human would have to play with each of us! We'd keep them busy! :) ...but that's not happenin'! Sigh...

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  7. We're certain Maddie will find her perfect home! And we're also certain that you'll take good care of her until she does find her perfect home!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  8. You'll find it Maddie! Thanks and love to your wonderful foster family until the right fur-ever family comes along. :)

  9. Making changes when you have had a good family is not such an easy thing, and our hopes are for Maddie to find the right people!

    Let me echo those who praise Mogley and his Dad for the good work they do fostering.

    Cheers and gentle hugs for Nala,

    Stella, Mom and Zkhat