Thursday, October 23, 2008

NOW GOLDIE NEEDS A HOME

Hiya Hounders, It your ole pal Jubal of the infamous Bumpass Hounds and I'm finally back to finish the story about Goldies rescue. Your can review my previous blog if you've forgotten any of the details about how our Dad and cousin Caitlin picked up Goldie from Ms.Silvia. She had rescued him from a shelter in NC because he was scheduled to take the long (permanent) nap. Then she transported Goldie, and a lot of other lucky dogs too, up along the I-95 corridor to deliver to new homes or rescue groups. Our Dad met Ms. Silvia at an I-95 rest area not too far north of Richmond and brought Goldie to our house for the night before taking him up to Ms, Carol at Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary. When they all arrived at our house, Dad looked Goldie over for possible broken bones, cuts and scraps that he might have incurred as a result of his escape from the moving horse trailer on I-95. There were just a few cuts and Dad cleaned them up and applied some Neosporene to them He also gave Goldie a Deremax tablet in case he had and pain from the fall. Goldie hadn't eaten Saturday morning because of his trip, so Dad gave him his dinner and let him take some water. Dad had to follow Goldie out to the paddock when he went to do his business because he wanted to "check his stool" for blood. We couldn't see any stools or any other chairs out in the paddock but sometimes Dad does strange things. Dad didn't let us play with Goldie; something about Ms. Carol's rules of segregating new guys until they get vet checked. Goldie was crated in the kennel with a a nice soft puppy mat. Dad said that he seemed pretty tired and worn out from his brush with death and he slept the entire night in a strange place without so much as a peep out of him. The next morning Dad let the rest of us out into the paddock but he took Goldie for a walk on a leash. Dad says that he was still looking for after affects like a limp or obvious painful situations and he also wanted to check that confounded stool thing again. Evidently everything was okay. Dad didn't feed Goldie Sunday morning because of the long car ride ahead of him; he did have water before the trip though. Dad and cousin Caitlin put Goldie in Dad's car because our Bronco "Rescue Wagon" needs a new brake line. Dad said that it was an uneventful 3 hour ride up to Delray and that Goldie was very well behaved the entire trip. Dad had bought him a chew toy and some treats to help keep him occupied but he seemed happy to just lay down on the blanket or look out of the windows at all the trees that were changing to red and yellow instead of that usual green color.

Ms. Carol called Dad on his cell phone because she was concerned about Goldie being an escape artist, Dad told her that he had had a quiet night and wasn't being any problem in the car. Dad said that if Goldie created a problem at AHGRR that he'd go back up to AHGRR and bring Goldie back to live with us or foster him until AHGRR found a suitable home for him. Ms. Carol was fine with that because she's really a softy at heart. When they got close to AHGRR, Dad stopped at a McDonald's because cousin Caitlin was hungry and it was lunch time. Being that they were close to their destination, Dad even bought some chow for Goldie because he hadn't had breakfast. Not long after lunch they arrived at AHGRR and Mr. Skip took custody of Goldie. Dad and Caitlin had said their goodbyes upon arrival. Caitlin and Dad had a short visit with Ms. Carol and Mr. Skip before hitting the road for home again. Ms. Carol told Dad that Goldie had two sponsors but that the sponsors wanted to call the little guy Cody. So now Dad refers to him as Goldie Cody. Anyway, Goldie Cody is now settled at the Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary in Delray, West Virginia and he will shortly be available for adoption. He needs to got through all of his medical checkup and shots, etc. to make sure that he is healthy before moving to his new furever home. Sometimes dogs pickup bad things while they are in animal shelters, especially when they're slated for the green needle and don't have any expectations of a future. Mom says that Goldie Cody didn't survive this much and come this far to die now. She says that some guy, Saint Francis, is watching out for him. We didn't notice him while Goldie was here so he must be pretty clever about staying out of sight. Dad has related some more stories about Goldie Cody since he's been at AHGRR and I really need to let y'all know about the new stuff too, but it's time for my morning nap so the other news will have to wait 'til our next session. Don't forget to check out the AHGRR adoption list and keep an eye out for Cody (Goldie) when he's ready to be adopted. He'll need a new special furever home. Well, as that swine on T.V. sez, "That's All Folks."
- Jubal and The Bumpass Hounds

No comments:

FOR CHANCE, GORDON, HOMER, RADAR, SPENCER, CHANDLER, MAXDOG, LUKE & BLUE, AND SO MANY OTHERS.

National Canine Cancer Foundation

STEP UP TO ADOPT A PET

If you can, please consider opening your home to a homeless animal, preferably a dog or cat or other domesticated animal; livestock does better on farms and wild animals do better in zoos and parks. Your local Humane Society or SPCA or Animal Shelter has a wide selection of could be, should be, pets looking for new homes. If you can't adopt, perhaps you can at least become a sponsor. We'll show you how to help out Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary (AHGRRS) on our blog page, but you can help out any organization of your choice, but please help; contribute or volunteer.
- The Bumpass Hounds and Kitties

PLEASE HELP SPONSOR A SENIOR OR SPECIAL NEEDS GOLDEN

CAN'T ADOPT; BECOME AN ANGEL.
So many Senior and Special Needs Goldens do not find "forever homes". Many of these dogs have above average medical needs and costs, are maintained on "special" diets, or have other extraordinary needs. Your donations can be targeted towards a particular Senior or Special needs Golden Retriever. As a sponsor, you will receive updates about your "special" Golden, and will be mentioned in our quarterly newsletter as the dog's sponsor. We also accept Paypal donations. Please keep in mind that we are a non-profit organization and that your donation is fully tax-deductible. Please just write the Golden's name in the memo line of your check or Paypal submission when sponsoring a Golden Retriever.

A MUST READ FOR THE IN-THE-KNOW CAT

A MUST READ FOR THE IN-THE-KNOW CAT
Recommended by Boru; what more need we say?

TAKE THE PLEDGE

Pledge to Fight Animal Cruelty

GORDON'S PHOTO ALBUM SLIDESHOW

Total Pageviews

BUMPASS HOUNDS PLAYLIST


Get a playlist! Standalone player Get Ringtones