Saturday, August 27, 2011

So much news, where to start?

Above, Beth checks out the camera... 
The Paw Challenged One (PCO) has been hogging the computer for something he calls work.   It looks to me like he just runs away from home and takes his computer with him to the nearest coffee shop.   Meanwhile we have been busy.  

Beth left for her new home.   A very nice couple wanted to foster Beth, but we suspect that Beth is going to become a foster failure.   A foster failure is when someone takes a dog to foster and then refuses to let it go.  Last Tuesday we took Beth back to get her two week check up, she had some more work done on her teeth, but she had gained 1/2 pound.   When you only weigh 27 pounds, 1/2 pound is a lot.   She was doing better and showing some energy.    The family came by with their three elderly Goldens, all three were happy to meet Beth.   After spending some time together in our back yard, Beth decided she could accept their invitation.   Two humans who are home all day, more time to spoil a dog she said.   Beth sent a follow up e-mail, she said she went for her first walk and that she is getting spoiled, just as she expected.   Just as she deserves.   Below, Beth and her new family get aquainted.

We are happy to see Beth move on, we are sad to have her go.   After 75 fosters, we are used to coming and going.   But Beth had a special place in our hearts, we hope she finds happiness in her new home.   Our house tends to be pretty hectic, busy and noisy.   Beth was worried when Bella and I would bark at the neighbors and wrestle and growl while we played.   Beth needed some quiet to regain her composure.  Keep us informed Beth!

Below, Boo Boo checks out the back yard.
Then today a call came in for a real rescue.   A mother had to move without time to make arrangements and she had left behind her wonderful 9 year old golden named Boo Boo Bear.   The son called Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies and asked if we could take him, soon!   He was moving also and needed to find a home for Boo Boo immediately.    We ran to pick him up, and in moments, Boo Boo was at our house.   Boo Boo is very mellow, he is a big, handsome and very people smart golden.    When a smart golden has spend 9 years living with humans, he has learned how to be the ideal companion and friend.  Boo Boo is very talented at being man's (or woman's) best friend.   He had a broken rear leg 3 years ago, he limps a little, the leg is crooked so he is not good at running or jogging.   He is still good at giving love and he brings his perfect manners and calm demeanour to a new home.   He will find a new home very soon, he still has a lot of good years in him.

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. I still can't imagine what it would take to give up someone you have been with for 9 years. I feel so sad that the family felt that it had to do that.

  2. Ah! Good reports. Looks like Beth has a fantastic forever family. And, sweet! Glad you were able to pick him up and welcome him. Sounds like a super pal!
    We have not had many goldens arrive to our NorCal Golden Retriever Rescue. Not sure why. Heard there there are more foster families ready and waiting than furpals that need places.

    Sweet hugs,
    Sierra Rose

  3. So many Goldens SO little time!

    Woo really need a khontrarian Sibe or two fur some extra fun!


  4. Good work, Mogley!

    Good luck, Beth!

    Good home hunting, Boo-Boo!

    From what I have seen, when you hook up with these guys, your troubles are over!


  5. I missed all of you this past week. Good to hear from all of you. It sounds like Beth's new home is a wonderful fit for her. It sure seems like really good people willing and wanting to take her in with all of their older goldens. I know you said Beth was drawn to Nala because of her calm demeanor, so this should give her a sense of security. I am going to miss her. Please keep us posted when you hear anything about her.
    BooBoo sure is a cutie pie!!!

  6. We are glad to hear Beth found her forever home,another great job Mogley.

    Boo Boo looks like he will make a great companion for someone who wants a quiet dog. Mogley, we know you will work your magic once more.

    Sheila & Bob

  7. Wonderful news about Beth. A Golden that only weighs 27 pounds, with handicaps psychically and mentally, has to be in all our hearts. We are glad she found the right place, and hope she will be a foster failure.

    We keep out paws crossed for your new foster Boo Boo. How tragic!

    Thank you for taking care of all these fosters, Mogley, Bella and Nala. And of course a special thanks to the paw challenged ones.

    Lady(senior), Sandy Paws and Oliver.

  8. Congratulations Beth! We think you have found a great home.

    And welcome Boo Boo Bear. We think your bad luck just turned into great luck finding such a caring temporary home on your way to a new forever home.

  9. Wow - lots has been happening! We are glad (but sad) to see Beth has found her home!


  10. Just been catching up with you all!!!

    I always have a warm, fuzzy feeling when I visit here! Thanks for all you do to make their Golden Years, their best!!!!

  11. Hi Y'all,

    We are so happy for Beth! It sounds like a great place to settle into family life where everyone is going the same pace.

    Poor Human says she can't imagine the agony Boo and his person are feeling at the separation. My Human says sometimes life throws a left hook and you're down and out with no control. It's those times that bring the most heart renching changes to all concerned, both man and beast.

    I know you'll have Boo looking to the bright side really soon.

    Hawk aka BrownDog

  12. Oh Boo Boo Bear - those are all pet names we have for Farley too. You must be a very good dog :)

  13. I'm so happy for Beth. I'm sure that you'll miss her but it sounds like you did wonderfully for her.

    As for Boo Boo Bear, he's a very lucky dog that you came running for him. I bet that you're going to find an awesome home for him too. You're an inspiration.