Sunday, July 17, 2011
There are hard rescues. Where we go pick up a much loved and very well cared for lady from a home that does not want to let her go. A home where she is happy, pampered and showered in love and attention. A death in the family, a move to a small apartment, a downsized home and life style means lots of changes. Maddie was a much loved member of the family, but she was gaining weight from no exercise. A family disability meant that her family could no longer take her for long walks, there was no large yard to run in, there were long days in a tiny apartment. Her family wanted more for Maddie, they asked us to find her a new and very special forever home where Maddie could stretch her legs and live an active life.
Maddie came with two pages of commands she knows, detailed instructions on "fast potty" commands, how to tell her to stand at the door so her feet could be wiped dry when she comes in from a wet walk. Come, Sit, Down, Leave it, Drop it, Shake, Heel, NO, Nope, Don't, Jump on, Jump off, Jump up (into the car), and more. So many commands, so much training and love were given to her, her new home had better be a wonderful place, they have a very high standard to live up to. The only command she has not followed so far is "Maddie, do the laundry". That may only be because we have not shown her the laundry room yet.
It is a good thing we picked her up in a large SUV, or else we would not have had room for her two bags of favorite toys, her large dog bed, a bag of food, two large boxes of dog treats, her medical records and her typed pages of detailed care instructions.
We do know that she is shy, she also is slow to take up with men. Her mommy told us that when she was adopted Maddie had been mistreated by a man and Maddie still has some hesitation when she meets a new man. The man had better prove he can be her friend, then all is well. We will post more on Maddie later, she has not yet settled in and we don't know her yet. Give us a chance to get acquainted with her, and give her a chance to settle in with us.
Meanwhile, welcome Maddie to our foster home. We will have her swimming and playing in no time. Soon she will have a waiting list of people that will want to adopt such a beautiful, well trained and well mannered Golden lady. Maddie will carefully review her choices and make a selection of an active home, a home that knows how to treat a lady. If you want to adopt this lady, you had better offer a very special home to her, she is going to hold out for the very best.
Join us in saying "Thank you" to her family for seeking what is best for this wonderful lady, they made a huge sacrifice so Maddie could have a better life. From all of us in rescue, Thanks.
Mogley G. Retriever