Saturday, December 3, 2011

Two stories with very happy endings!

We bring great news!   Only three days and Lion has a new Forever Home.   His profile was posted on the Internet, and immediately there were people wanting to meet him.  When Colleen picked him up from us to take him to see a possible new home, we were very worried.   For our new readers, a foster failure is what happens when a person takes in a rescue dog to foster them, then refuses to give them up when someone wants to adopt them.  Colleen is a rescue volunteer, but she is also a very well known Serial Foster Failure.   She failed when she fostered River, the Golden that was found in the White River Wilderness area,  at 10,000 feet, on a trail, starved and tired.   She failed with Riley, all she had to do was let him go to a new home.    She failed with Sara, Sara never had a chance at finding a different home, Sara was doomed from the moment that Colleen volunteered, "I will foster her".  Some of you will remember River and Riley from the summer swim parties.  Now Colleen has Lion.    We were worried.   It turned out to be a good day, some friends of Colleen's were looking for  the worlds most perfect dog.   When word got out that Lion was available there was a rush to adopt, there was even a second home on a waiting list for him. 

Colleen reported back that Lion proved himself to be cat friendly.  When he went into the new home to meet the family, one of the cats came out to sniff him and then rub against his legs.   Lion did not even move an eye.   He was focused on the family and all the other good things in store for him.    They are an active family, they jog and run, they will enroll him in obedience, they have a big yard, and someone is home most of the day.   He agreed that being an only dog might be fun, he was going to have a great dog to hand ratio.      Thanks to Colleen for linking them up, also thanks to Colleen for not adopting him before they could get to meet him.    Lion is going to have a life we will all envy.    Way to go Colleen.  
Above, Beth and Roxie get acquainted.   The Christmas season would not be complete without a report on Winky.    Loyal readers will remember Winky, she was called Beth when she lived with us.   When she was rescued she was called "Handsome", she was in such bad condition that they thought she was a male.  Beth was so tiny, so scared, and so abused, she did not even look like a golden.  Go to the blog on August 9th and read about a rescue that will break your heart.   Winky makes us all remember why we rescue.  Where is she today?   She is living the life of a spoiled golden.   We gave you a photo of Winky at the Reunion Picnic, then another photo from the Halloween party.,   Now we have exclusive photo's of Winky in her Christmas outfit.  

We are so happy that Winky has such a wonderful home.   They take special care of her and she is learning what it is to be a well loved golden with a real home.    We keep returning to Winky because she reminds us what rescue is all about.   Thanks to the family that took her in and takes such good care of her.

Have a very Merry Christmas, Winky!

Several people have been asking about Lanai, but the roads are bad, snow is falling, so we will have to wait to introduce her to her fan club. 

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. We LOVE happy endings too!

    PeeEssWoo: Mom's two passengers fur tomorrow have THEIR happy endings waiting fur them Sunday late afternoon/early evening!

  2. Yee Haw as we say down south! :)
    Thanks for all you do to make these happy tales/tails possible!

  3. Great News, the Foster we had "Tucker" found his forever home today, so it was truly a good day.

    Hamish & Sophie

  4. Yay for Lion and Winky! I like happy endings!


  5. Happy tail wags!!! Way to go...congrats to Lion and Winky~~they're "Home for Christmas"

  6. Winky does not even look like the same girl. She looks well nourished and her eyes are wide open and full of love and trust. It has been a relatively short time with such a remarkable turn around. Blessings and heart felt love to her rescuers and her new forever family. Thank you for sharing. Truly such good news.

  7. I barely recognize Winky. You are part of a miracle, one that makes me smile ear to ear. Wonderful!

    The term "serial foster failure" made me laugh out loud. I'm glad that Lion has a great new home, even if it's not with Colleen.

  8. We love happy endings!

    Stop on by for a visit

  9. Hi Y'all!

    Sounds like Santa has been looking out for your family and all the rescues!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  10. So glad to see he's gotten a chance. Goldens are wonderful dogs!

  11. Heehee. We see absolutely NOTHING wrong with Foster Failures - particularly Serial Failures! :-) Merry Christmas our dear furry friend!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus