Vacation

We are enjoying our summer so far, and hope you are doing the same. It’s time to get back to working on my blog, so I thought I’d share something super cute with you.

Just once, I want to raise a Golden Retriever puppy! I love my rescue dogs, but I want to see what kind of adult dog I get when I raise a puppy appropriately.

Tragic News

Today I got an Edna update. The day Edna was adopted, she broke her leg getting out of the car. The vet discovered that along with the broken leg, Edna had a spinal break and bone cancer. With tears running down my face, I wanted you to know that Edna was euthanized to end her suffering.

I promised her a happy ending…

This is now one of the saddest photos I have taken

 

Moving Day

I am happy to announce that Edna was adopted today. We met Edna’s new mom at a park in McMinnville, OR this afternoon. After introductions were made, we shared a lot of Edna’s important information and answered any questions. We followed Golden Bond’s rule of separating potential adopter from the foster dog for one hour (when the 2 parties live far apart, otherwise it’s 24 hours) before going through with the adoption. This time apart gives both parties a better chance to make more sound decisions, not one based solely on emotions because the cute dog is giving you “the look.”

When the hour was up, we made the adoption official. Papers signed, payment collected, harnesses and tags swapped, and I helped fit Edna’s new harness and Gentle Leader. At the end, Edna got into her new vehicle where we said our goodbyes. As sad as it is to let Edna go, we know she is going to a great home with someone who will treat her as a family member and give her the love and attention she desires.

Thank you Edna for being a sweet, quiet girl. Thank you Edna’s mom for giving Edna a home to call her own. I’m sure you will give Edna the best years of her life. Enjoy your time together.

  

Enjoy The Simple Things

Cooper hanging out on garage roof

 

There is something special about cats being outdoors. Perhaps it’s seeing them in a different environment or how quickly they come and go. I get a big smile when I see a Roof-Kitteh, no matter which cat is looking down on me. On occasion, I will walk out our back door and hear someone calling out but I don’t see anyone. I then look up and see a face peeking over the edge of the gutters. There’s been a handful of times that a Roof-Kitteh caught me off guard and got my adrenaline going.

The sweetest thing witnessed was a less confident cat up on the roof trying to figure out how to get down. He was pacing and talking while another cat was on the ground waiting. The cat on the ground decided to get on the roof with the other cat and then demonstrate how to get down. Next thing you know, both cats are back on the ground.