Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A daily dose of Beth

People think we do nothing but rescue dogs around here.   Above, I am climbing the apple tree looking for a ripe apple.    They are still a little green, but they are good.   Not enough are falling on the ground so I have to take matters into my own paws and shake the tree, and climb it from time to time to get my afternoon snack.   In the background is Roxie, taking lessons.

We will try and have a little update on Beth each day.   Beth is feeling much better today.    She ate her breakfast, lunch and dinner with enthusiasm.   The rest of us are not too happy that she is the only one that gets three meals a day, but I suppose she needs them.   She is so thin and so weak, we will let her eat her noon meal in peace.   She is getting all kinds of supplements to help her get stronger.  She is walking better and she is feeling a little more like exploring, she checked out the whole back yard today.   She is funny, when she first arrived she was carried in and outside to go potty, she was carried up and down the stairs, and she was carried around just so she could be in the middle of the action.  She has decided that being carried is a pretty good deal.   She waits now to see if she is going to get a ride before she walks out the open door.   She learns fast.   We will try and keep you informed about Beth's progress.

Below are two photos of Roxie.   One photo of Roxie dry, and one photo of Roxie wet.   We had the kids over to swim on Tuesday, and Roxie jumped right in to joint them.   She had a fine time swimming with the children.    She misses the children from her old home, so she played with our visitors and entertained them well. 

So say hellow to Roxie, she is a great lady with a great story as well.   It is just that Beth is an emergency, so we have tended to focus on Beth.   Roxie is worthy of her own story.

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. Mogley, Glad Beth seems better, we look forward to more information on Roxie.
    Be careful getting those apples, you don't want to have them fall off the tree and hit you in the head....Bol

    Hamish & Sophie

  2. Hi Roxie!!! As for Beth, she's clearly a smart one! Seriously - why walk when you can be carried? But we're glad she's eating and exploring, and wanting to be part of the action. And dude, we have got to come visit (it's not like the humans will notice two more dogs, right?) - a pool AND an apple tree?!? Your estate ROCKS!!!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  3. Well I can't wait to hear all the stories. It's better than a John Grisham novel!

  4. wow, what a great idea! I love apples too, but sometimes my Pawrents buy in the market. By the way did you get more green apple? :)

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  5. Mogley, the stock market is doing much better so we guess you can get to the computer more often. We appreciate you informing us now on a daily bases about Beth. She must really have been in bad shape to be carried in and out of the house. But three meals will do it, and a lot of touching to assure her she is loved should get her to the road of recovery fast.

    Roxie is a very beautiful lady, and we don't think she will be with you for very long.

    So keep the pictures and info coming.

    Lady(senior), Sandy Paws and Oliver
    PS: Many thanks to the paw challenged ones.

  6. Hi Y'all,

    Stopped to check on Beth and was happy to find the update...y'all be sure and stop by to check out our page today.

    As for the apples...I've found the ball tree can be assaulted with a running leap, grab the lowest hanging fruit, and be off! Course the Human reminded me my trees are pears, not apples...but shouldn't apples work the same?

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  7. I am catching up on your blog and Beth's story touched my heart and has once again reminded me of why I love rescue so much, and why I'm so thankful that there is someone like you there to help her mend, and find her way! I'll look forward to reading about Roxie too!

  8. Despite all that little Beth has been through, she still has those sweet eyes.
    So glad to know a bit more about Roxie and Beth. We appreciate you keeping us posted.
    Mogley, you are just as cute from the back as the front!!! So glad you are beating the odds with your heart condition. Could it be the wonderful care you receive?