Monday, August 6, 2012

Rocky, the Wonder Dog!

Meet Rocky, the three legged wonder.....

We had a wild party Saturday, it was a great time, a wet time, and a wild time.   There were 10 dogs to enjoy the water, lots of kids and best of all, we got to meet Rocky.

Rocky is a new foster with Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies, who is living with Colleen, Sarah, River and Riley while he is interviewing humans to decide who he wants to adopt and where he wants to go for his forever home.    Rocky has one front leg that was damaged at birth, and is permanently doubled back.   It slows him up a little, but not much.   We wondered how he would do in the water, no problem, he took to the water immediately and he swam like a rabbit.   Like a rabbit because he swams in jerks since he could only stroke with one front foot.   Still he swam with good speed, and he swam with joy.   He is a real water dog.   No, we don't have any photos of Rocky dry.   He came in, saw the pool, and was in it in moments.   

Below, Piper and Rocky bring a toy back.   Rocky plays well with others and he was sure fun to have at our party.  

 Rocky also knows he can get away with more than the other dogs can get away with. He knows he can lay on the furniture, take toys, steal treats, and because he is so cute, no one tells him "no".

Riley is practicing to be a Dock diving dog.   Maybe we can get a new category at the annual Golden Retriever Rescue Reunion Picnic for dock diving dogs?   Below we see Riley getting some big air!

Boy did we have fun.   And you missed it!

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. We got a kick out of the picture with all the tennis balls floating in the pool! That's pretty much Retriever Heaven, huh? ;-) And Rocky, we know all about being so cute you can get away with all sorts of stuff - keep it up, and you'll find your fur-ever home in No Time! (But be selective in picking your new family - it sounds like they will totally need a swimming pool for you!)

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  2. I want to live with you guys!!

  3. You guys always have the best time. We hope Rocky finds his forever home soon!


  4. Love Rocky. What a sweet dog. Wishing him well. What a cool pool party. Have a great evening.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. I am surprised a vet has left his twisted leg on, it would seem like it would be better to remove more of it. HE is a real beauty and I love his enthusiasm!


  6. Way to go Mogley, welcoming Rocky like you and all your friends did.
    We are sure Rocky will find a wonderful forever home very soon.

    Hamish & Sophie

  7. Looks like a wonderful party...Rocky looks like he came to play with the big dogs. Love their take on it to the fullest, no matter the circumstances.

  8. Great Pool Party and Rocky looks so happy. We had a foster once with a deformed front leg. She didn't know she had a "problem" so it didn't hold her back. Rocky is like that we think. She got a great home and we know the right people will come along and he also will have loving and special home!!

  9. I adore Rocky, the tripawd. After our experience with K's osteosarcoma, I got to know a number of tripawds, and they generally moved without a hitch. They amazed me with their spirit and happiness! I hope that Rocky finds his furever home soon.

  10. Love Rocky! I want to be in that pool as well :-)