My name is Foley, and I write the posts for this blog. Usually, I write about rescued Goldens who are looking for forever homes. But today I'm going to do something a bit different...
Two days ago my two-legged friends took away my best pal, Annie. She had not been feeling well for several days. She stopped eating, she stopping going outside, she stopped moving around at all. On Saturday she even stopped wagging her tail...
My two-leggers carried her out on a towel. They both had to work together to get her out of the house and into the car. I didn't think anything about it. Sometimes I get to go for a ride without Annie---usually to the vet---so I figured, she'd be back soon.
But she wasn't. She didn't come back on Saturday, I kept looking around for her on Sunday, and now it's Monday, and still no sign of Annie...
I keep wandering around, hoping she'll show up. I try to listen to what my two-leggers say, to see if I can put the pieces of the puzzle together. Phrases like, "put down" and "rainbow bridge" and "no longer in pain now" come up, but I don't know what they mean.
This is a picture of Annie, in case you see her...
One of my two-leggers also wrote about Annie on her blog, I think. You can go here to read it.
Monday, May 30, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
|Luci and Sammy--in their crates---ready to be loaded on plane headed west...|
I never met Luci or Sammy before they blew the coop, but hey, they're Goldens, so I know they're great dogs.
|Sammy---a 9-year old guy|
Love a Golden got them, but unfortunately, they desperately need foster homes. (Who wouldn't jump at the chance to love on a Golden, and all the vet and medical bills are taken care of? ) Since all the foster homes are full to the brim, a more creative solution had to be found in order to save these dogs.
|Luci---She's 10, but quite energetic for her age.|
(It was difficult getting her to sit still enough to get a shot of her.)
Those two-legged creatures can be pretty smart sometimes, 'cause they found a way!
Homeward Bound, in Sacremento, has a program for senior dogs called SOS (Save Our Seniors). Luci and Sammy left on Friday afternoon, and will be living the good life in sunny California. (I wonder if they will get an in-flight movie?)
Check out Homeward Bound, and if you know of any two-leggers who have room for a foster dog (in the St. Louis/St. Charles area) or if you know anyone who is in looking to adopt a Golden Retriever, please let them know about Love a Golden.
Because we're desperate...
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Hi! My name is Tuckie, and I used to live in a terrible place. I spent my last 7 years at a breeder. No love. No attention. No petting. I just had a job to do, was fed, but didn't get to play or enjoy life.
Now, however, I am living with my foster mom, and I am soaking up love like a sponge. I get petted a lot, and since I never knew that a hand reaching out to me could be "nice" and gentle, I flinched a lot. But I'm getting better. I'm learning that when I see a hand coming towards me, it's not going to hit me or slap me. Hands now mean love...
My teeth are worn down from trying to chew my way out of my crate (when I lived with that awful breeder) but that doesn't stop me from eating. No way!
I am learning how to follow doggy commands, am crate trained, and I'm looking for a forever home. Because after all, I've got years and years of love to give and lots of love to soak up...
If you'd like to find out more about me, contact Love a Golden Rescue. You won't regret it!