Saturday, July 2, 2011

A wonderful day at the Rescue!!!

Above, Butters, in her new ride, ready for a long ride to her new home with her wonderful new family. 

There are great days, there are wonderful days, and there are Stupendous days.  Today was even more than that!    We drove over to the Rescue Central for a 10:00 date for Sage to meet the couple that drove in from Chicago, about 14 hours, just to meet him and several other Golden's.   Bella and I rode along so we could supervise and coach Sage on how to respond.    Once we arrived, Sage went for a walk with the couple.   Butters was there and she was already impressing them with her good behaviour.   After meeting Sage and Butters, they had a hard decision.   Butters won the new home, and left to conquer the big city.    The photo above is of Butter, settling in for her trip home.    We are really happy for her and for the family that chose a wonderful lady.   They have a small house and yard, Butters is a better fit for a smaller house.  Sage was thought to be a little exuberant for a small place. 

While we were there, the paw challenged one got busy with his camera.   He volunteered to help take photos of new arrivals for the web site, and to help write biography's for our homeless Golden's.   He spent several hours working with new arrivals, but they kept arriving.   He ended up taking photos of 10 different orphans.   Now the hard part comes, writing up their stories.  For the blog and for the web site. 
Above, Ruby, a very young (10 mos) and very small Golden lady.  We had taken photos of Ruby to post her on the web site, then Ruby went to work and turned on her charm.   She had not been posted yet, but she was a special young lady.  A family came along while we were taking her photos, they wanted to meet Leia and Ruby, they decided they liked Ruby best, and offered her a new home.   With several children making over her, Ruby quickly accepted her new home, and went home with four hands petting her and giving her treats.   She will spend the next few months in dog heaven.   We just hope they don't wear her fur off, they were giving her so much attention.     Good going Ruby, you found a great home.
Above, Leia is a blur, and this is the only photo we took of her that was not completely blurred.  She is a Whirling Dervish.  To keep Leia's feelings from being hurt, we offered to take her home and let her stay with Bella, Nala, Sage and I.   Leia jumped in for the ride and we arrived home.   Leia came in one door, ran out the back, saw the pool and followed me in for a swim.    She came out, a little startled, she had not been in deep water before and she was a little uncertain about the deep water. 
Above, I am returning with a ball, Leia is turning back to shore, Sage is supervising from the shore, but notice that he is dripping.  We had just gotten out of the water and shaken off, when the phone rang.   A lady was over at the Rescue looking at Golden's, and she wanted to see Leia.   She received directions on finding our home and in only 40 minutes, she was here, taking Leia for a walk.   Then everyone went into the back yard, and play time became a three ring circus for her to watch what happens when five goldens go mad trying to impress.    Sage kept loving up to the lady, he thought she was very nice and she gave very good ear rubs.   Then we found out that her husband wanted a big red male, just like Sage.   Sage looked just like the golden they had just lost.  But she wanted a smaller lady, just like Leia, plus her sister was looking for a golden lady like Leia.   After an extended play time and getting acquainted time, she went home, promising to bring her husband by to meet Sage and her sister is coming to meet Leia.    We may have homes for both Sage and leia soon.    In the meantime, we have two more playmates to romp with.  All in all, it has been a wild day.
The weekend is just beginning.   The next two days are the annual Wet Dog Contest.   We have invited about 20 goldens to come by and see who can win the prize for the best wet dog.   I expect to be a top contestant, I have been practicing for days.

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. This Siberian is soooo furry jealous they khan join the wet khanine pawty!

    KhonGRats to the latest lukhky pups!

    BRAVO to ALL of WOO!


  2. Hi Y'all!

    Happy 4th! Happy Adoptions! What a fantastic uplifting day y'all had! Whoopee!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  3. Oooh! We've got our paws crossed for Sage and Leia! We've also got complete faith in your ability to be Top Wet Dog! You've got your own cement pond? How did we miss this?!? *sheesh* We may have to come visit. You know, because you don't have enough chaos at your home as it is! ;-)

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  4. Wow ! Wow ! Wow ! we will sure agree with you that was a Stupendous day.
    Mogley, you & Bella and the paw challenged one ROCK !!!

    Hamish & Sophie

  5. Cheers and more cheers for the beautiful Goldies and the people who love them!


  6. Our mommie was overwhelmed when she was reading to us all your goings-on in your house and Rescue Central. What dedication!

    Your Goldens seem to go out like hot cakes. Have fun with Sage and Leia and your wet party.

    Happy 4th of July.

    Lady(senior), Sandy Paws and Oliver

  7. Lovely news for Butters and Ruby :-) Hope things work out for the others very soon too.


  8. Wow, so glad we found your site. WE send much good thoughts your way for all the great things you do for us dogs.

    my Vickie and I do our part helping with the homeless to but not to the degree you guys do.

    so you have our total respect.

    We can't wait to read more about what you are doing and since we only live about 10 hours away, we will try and help in any way we can by sending out information to all our clients.

    Bless you


  9. I should say what an absolutely blessed day. Butters looks so happy!!! And then Ruby finding a new home so quickly. And possibly Sage and Leia..Whew, my head is spinning from all of the wonderful news, not to mention the swimming party coming up. What fun, it helps to make the world feel just a tad or two better!!!

  10. Such pretty dogs - all of them! Wishwe could come for the pool party. That sounds pawsome!

    Boondocks and The Love Shack Pack

  11. We are celebrating getting our first Golden from rescue 12 years ago, we still have her and are so glad that other pups continue to find their forever homes because of 2 and 4 leggers like you! :-))) The party sounds like a lot of fun and we'll look forward to seeing the pictures!!