Saturday, October 22, 2011
So much news, so little time. Last Thursday we took Roxie over to meet a possible new family. Roxie has a habit of getting grumpy and not sharing toys well. We took her over to Rescue Central to meet a family that wanted to consider her. It was love at first sniff. She really liked the family and they loved her. They wanted to consider taking an older golden with them as well, one they could hospice for. Just then the rescue transport drove in and they delivered the cutest little 8 mo old Golden Retriever puppy you have ever seen. It was love at first lick. So it was decided, they would take Roxie and the puppy. They threw a toy to the puppy, and Roxie turned into her old toy hoarding self and she growled at the puppy and sent him running to hide. So Roxie growled herself out of a home in the high mountains, on 5 acres, with two streams, no fences between her and the far mountain peaks, daily runs in the forest and nights in front of a fireplace. A dogs paradise, and she blew it over a toy. The good news is that an older golden lady found a home where she will be the guide dog to train a puppy, and a puppy found a marvelous forever home in the high Rocky Mountains.
Early this morning we lined up at the front door to go to the Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies Halloween Party. The photo above shows us all lined up at the door to go. Even Boo Boo is excited and jumping around. But Boo Boo can't go. His legs and ankles are in too much pain to have him going to a party where dogs are running all over and tennis balls are being tossed. But Boo Boo did not want to stay, he jumped up on the human, the first time that his hind legs have supported him upright, he begged to go. He whined terrible when we went to the car and he stayed behind the door. So all four of us got to go to the party. Below is Boo Boo at the party, he found a spot where he could lie down and keep watch on the madness that was all around him.
While waiting for the costume parade, the treat machines were in operation handing out treats to all the good dogs. The Pied Piper has nothing on these folks. To the far left you will see Boo Boo sitting, waiting his turn, with his pal Beth in the bee outfit. Did we mention that Beth is now known as Winky, the house elf?
Just before we went home, we went to the nail clipping place. There they discovered that I had broken a nail very badly, split it deeply. It needed medical attention. Luckily the Official Golden Retriever Veterinarian of the Galaxy was in attendance. He drove down and opened up his office just for me. Now I have a bandage on my foot and I have some new pain pills till the hurting goes away.
Mogley G. Retriever