Thursday, September 1, 2011

Score: Golden Retrievers 1, People who abandon dogs, 0

Above, Boo Boo Bear enjoys the warm summer day.  His left leg out beside him, it is pretty cooked from an old break.

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


  1. Hi Mogley,

    So happy Butter found her forever home.

    Also glad to hear the update on BooBoo. Hope he finds the loving home he so richly deserves. Yours would be perfect, but you have so much other work to do!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  2. Yay for Butters! If we were closer, we'd be totally THERE for the mud and the water and the tennis balls (even though we're only half Golden, we still love them soggy tennis balls!). Alas, Mom says it's a bit of a commute, so we'll have to wait for your photos! BTW, we have discovered that now that we are 'good citizens' Mom is slightly less forthcoming with the turkey hotdogs (however, we are still going to classes once a week, so we haven't been totally cut off...). I think we should have stayed bad citizens! ;-)

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  3. BooBoo's former people are very bad for not fixing his leg. Arg.

    Congratulations, Butters - Trip sounds like a great new brudder and your home sounds very good.

    I wish I lived closer so I could see the Reunion. Maybe some day!

  4. Boo Boo's little legs just break your heart don't they? Just thinking how long he has been dealing with pain,well it just hurts my heart. Thankfully, he will be able to find that sweet spot of relief/activity pretty soon. So glad he is feeling better.
    Big hugs to all!!!!

  5. So glad Butters was adopted!!

    And oh my goodness, that looks like Golden Retriever HEAVEN... sure wish we could be there!!

    Boondocks and The Love Shack Pack

  6. Based on my count, the score is much higher than 1-0. Isn't it about 75-0? You've fostered and found homes for that many dogs.

    I am so happy for Butters, and I feel glad that Boo Boo Bear is finally getting treatment for his joint pain. We adopted an old yellow lab whose hind legs looked almost as bad but he was able to be active until he was 14 years old, with the help of meds.

  7. I want to say poor Boo-boo, but he is getting the help he needs, so I don't think it applies. We love him!

    We are glad Butters has a home!


  8. So glad Butter has found her forever home and it sounds like she will be having a lot of fun.
    Boo Boo just breaks your heart knowing the pain he must have gone through with his legs.
    We know you will give him the best of care.

    Hamish & Sophie

  9. Congrats, Butters, on choosing a great place to hang your leash!

    KB's comments about her adopted dog with the bad legs certainly made me feel very hopeful for Boo-Boo. And for people who hurt dogs and don't help them, I think an eye for an eye is a good thing to think about.


    Jo and Stella

  10. Butters congrats on your new home and new brother. Sounds like a good place for you and a good choice to be with some nice and caring people!

  11. We are so glad Butter found her forever home. As we remember she was looking for that forever home for quite a while.
    As for Boo Boo. At the beginning it looked like Boo Boo got a bad deal for being left behind. But it was not so, she found the right place.
    Mogley, we are so grateful that you take care of all those fosters, of course Bella and Nala too. Tell you paw challenged ones to take lots of pictures of the Golden Retriever Rescue Reunion Picnic.
    Lady(senior), Sandy Paws and Oliver.

  12. Oh Boo-Boo Bear, we love you and are glad the meds are giving you some relief. Butters - three cheers for home sweet home :)

  13. Happy LABradOR Day!
    Licks and sniffs,
    Zack, Sassy and Buddy

  14. So happy to read the good news for Butter and to see that Boo-Boo is getting the help he needs for his pain. Thank you for all that you do. :)

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