Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Remembering Nala

We received the nicest e-mail last night.     An anonymous donor donated $100 to Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR) as a naming tribute for Nala.    This means that a rescued dog will soon be named Nala, in memory of our great lady.    Thank you very much.    Nala will live on in our hearts, and through another worthy rescued Golden.   

Nala also lives on in our computer, the photo above has been our screen saver for a long time.   Along with the photo of me (Mogley) when I was just a puppy and I was cold, wet, tired and curled up in a beach chair at the annual Golden Retriever Rescue Reunion Picnic and Swim Party. 

Another reader has offered to loan an assistance harness for Boo Boo.   They also have a doggie wheel chair.    Thanks so much, we are still working on getting Boo Boo to accept help.    He still thinks he has to be macho and walk by himself and when his assistance canvass shopping bag goes around him he does not want to walk anymore.   We hope a little more time and he will get the idea.     We may need to take up the offer of a lifting assistance harness, but lets see if the bag works out.  

The Paw Challenged One is trying to take a movie of Boo Boo walking so you can see how much he has to struggle to move.   With his broken legs having healed crooked, it has put sideways pressure on his ankles and they are twisting.   His pain pills and anti-inflammatory pills help, but there is still a lot to hurt in those poor legs.  His struggle does not keep him from being close at all times, he considers being underfoot to be his assigned task in life.   As Boo Boo says, "It takes a big dog to fill a hallway".   He is the most talented speed bump we have ever had grace the living room floor.

Thanks so much to our readers for helping out the rescue cause.  

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. Oh, that is so wonderful that another will be name Nala! We loved her so.

    I hope Boo Boo accepts your help soon. It might help him feel better.

  2. Your love and caring for your rescues touches everyones heart and its most wonderful to see that come home to you in a tribute to Nala and her life with you.

    Jo and Stella

  3. How wonderful, the name Nala will continue. That was such a nice gesture and also the offer for Boo Boo. You know how that macho thing is with Goldens, but we are sure things will work out.

    Thank you guys again for all you do for Rescue.

    Sheila, Bob
    Hamish & Sophie

  4. Hi Y'all,

    Oh Mogley, you made my Human cry again. It is so wonderful about the donation and you are so wonderful to be willing to take these older and crippled dogs who would have no other hope of a good life. Ask any vet and you will discover that they have people come in and leave a dog to be put to sleep only because it is old.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  5. You no doubt know that the name Nala means 'gift' in swahili--The 'gift' of her name to another is a perfect tribute to Nala!!

    We're sending good thoughts to BooBoo!!

  6. I am so touched that someone made that donation in Nala's memory. That's a perfect remembrance of such a very very sweet dog.

    I like Boo Boo's attitude about being underfoot! I think that he must fill the hallway and your hearts.

  7. There are good people out there, aren't there?