Saturday, September 1, 2012
If Hazel looks a little damp in the photos, it is only because she was inspecting the pretty green stepping stones that go across the Koi pond. She tested them only to discover they would not hold her weight. No one told her about water lilly pads, she went into the koi pond. Hazel has a lot to learn, she was a breeder female and spent her life in a small pen having puppies, then watching them be taken away. But she is learning fast.
She is enjoying her new life of freedom and people. She is an attention hound of the first order. She loves attention, she is trying to make up for lost time by getting as much petting and as many treats as she can. She knows a few of her basic commands, she will come, sit, and lie down, for about 10 seconds, then she is up looking for a hand to get a pet. After dinner tonight we all had out finger of peanut butter along with our pills, she was really intrigued by the stuff on the finger, she was pretty impressed with the new level of attention and the new kind of treats. Hazel is also a toy-a-holic. She loves toys, all kinds of toys. Stuffies, squeakys, bouncys and anything she can get in her mouth. The cats forgive us for bringing her home, she is a perfect lady with cats. She has met all three cats and they all approve of her. She has not discovered the Self Serve Apple Treat Tree yet, but she will soon, and then we will have to put her on a diet.
Wish Hazel well, and we will keep you up to date on her progress.
Tomorrow is our rehearsal day, we are having a swim party with lots of our friends coming in to help us enjoy the pool now that it is almost back to clear again. But it is just a rehearsal for next Saturday. Next Saturday is the Annual Golden Retriever Rescue Reunion Picnic, tennis ball fetch, picnic and swim meet. About 200 golden retrievers will gather at the park where we will fetch tennis balls in the lake, romp with our friends and meet many of our former fosters as they return to the reunion to tell us about their new homes.
Mogley G. Retriever