Thursday, September 1, 2011
We thought you needed to know the score. Last night we went out to inspect a possible new home, for Butters. We met Butters and her foster mom in order to do a good pre-adoption home inspection. We had been trying to get Butters out to meet with a new home that had applied to adopt a Golden Retriever. Since it was near and Butters foster home was close, we all just went out and had a home visit that ended in a home adoption.
Butters met their rat terrier named Trip, as in you tend to trip over him. Trip told Butters all about the rabbits that lived under the hot tub and in the big field behind the house, How they did not have a dog door, but the hole in the screen door was just as good. How there was always someone home to spoil a dog. The hand to dog ratio was 6 to one, and if Butters stayed, it would still be a very good 3 to one. Butters unpacked her collar, her bag of dog food, her thyroid pills, and moved in. She told her new family to hurry up and sign the documents, she was moving in to stay.
Butters did tell her new family that she wants to go to the Golden Retriever Rescue Reunion Picnic at the Boulder Reservoir. Over 200 wet, muddy goldens retrieving tennis balls for prizes, it is the place for Golden's to be. So you mark your calendar also, September 11th. If you don't belong to GRRR, you can join at the booth. It is a hoot, and below is a photo from last year.
We have to bring you up to date on Boo Boo Bear. He went to the vet on Tuesday morning. He had a broken leg, it healed crooked, but it was healed. His current problems are his ankles, they are pretty bad. He is on a mild pain reliever with slowly increasing dosage to find the point at which he becomes active without over stressing his legs. Boo Boo feels better already. After years of pain and hobbling around, a little relief goes a long ways towards giving him his mobility back. Below, Boo Boo says this is a very unflattering photo, but it does show his bent legs. The left rear paw turns in and his knees, both of them, bow out.
Mogley G. Retriever