Friday, September 13, 2013

My name is Pippa and I am an Alcoholic!

I know, Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies is there for all dogs, no matter what their problem. GRRR helps them all, it does what it can to help them find homes and new lives. When we foster, we try to correct bad habits and help prepare them for life when they move on to a forever home.

But when Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies gave us Pippa to foster, they should have warned us that she had a drinking problem. Something like that is disturbing to find when we discover her flat on the floor in the middle of the night with a wine bottle in her mouth.   If they had warned us, we would have hidden all of the alcohol and we would not have had this problem to begin with.  

Now we will have to take her to all those meetings and listen while she says "Hi, my name is Pippa and I am an alcoholic".

 Everyone, in unison now, "Hello Pippa"!

Mogley G. Retriever

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Welcome Foster Pippa, our new family member

Above, Pippa waits to get dried off after chasing koi in the koi pond. 

 We should be writing about the fantastic party we had with the Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies Reunion Picnic.   Over 100 dogs and their owners played on the shore of Boulder Reservoir.    But that story will have to wait.   The big news is that the Paw Challenged Ones picked up a new Foster puppy, Pippa.

Below, Hazel, Pippa and I sit for our treats. 
We heard about Pippin at the picnic, she has the same Pulmonic Stenosis heart condition that I suffer from.   She even takes the same medications.   So we know what she needs to grow into a happy healthy Golden Retriever.  She is about 17 weeks old.

Below, Pippa meets Sarah the cat.   So far, so good.
The house is full again.   After Bella passed away, I moped for a long time.  Then Hazel came to live with us, she got me interested in playing a little again.   Today both Hazel and I ran in a couple of big circles with Pippa.  I think we will get along pretty good.   

Pippa was here less than an hour and she had already been in the koi pond twice.   Then it started raining, so after dinner when we went out, we came in wet again.  The carpet is almost as wet as it is when the swimming pool is open.

Watch for more news on the picnic and on Pippa.

Mogley G. Retriever