Friday, May 1, 2009

REMEMBERING GORDON


FRIDAY FLASHBACKS
Heya Hounders,
We were all talking with mom and dad last night about fostering the new blind puppy that is at AHGRR. That got us thinking about our brother Gordon who went to The Rainbow Bridge in January of 2008. Gordon was also blind. Gordon had been abandoned to a shelter in the Atlanta, GA area when he was about 7 years old because he was going blind and his lifelong "owner" didn't want to, or couldn't, deal with that. Gordon found his way into rescue and eventually was taken to AHGRR where Ms. Carol and Mr. Skip took special good care of him. Then one day mom and dad found his picture at Petfinders and then went to the AHGRR website and then they emailed Ms. Carol and then they did some studying about blind dogs and then they emailed Ms. Carol and then mom and dad went to AHGRR in Delray, WV and then Gordon came home to live with us. And that's how we all became involved in trying to help out AHGRR whenever we can. Gordon came to us when we lived in our other house and he made the move to the lake which makes him a Bumpass Hound plankowner. Gordon never required a lot a special treatment. Mostly it was just common courtesy stuff like not moving the furniture around after he had "imprinted" the layout. Gordon fit right in from the gitgo. He followed the pack around the yard and in no time he had imprinted the yard layout. He had very keen hearing and sense of smell. He seldom if ever bumped into anything, tree, shed, or fence. He walked slowly, more of a shuffle, but he could get up a head of steam if he was comfortable with his environment. All of us dogs, and even the 3 cats, loved Gordon; he was a gentle boy. Gordon "escaped" from the paddock and the yard once, went down th 200' driveway, crossed the street to a neighbors house and ended up as the guest of a children's birthday party. Anyway, Gordon lived with us until he was well over 15 years old. We really miss him a lot, especially Abby and Shelby Belle because he was like their Grandpa and they took very good care of him. Here's some Gordon photographs for you to look at. So, what do y'all think about our brother, Gordon?
- The Bumpass Hounds and Kitties.






































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11 comments:

DCampy34 said...

Great story - our mommy does rescue for us bullies and disabled dogs in general - mostly deaf and blind. So we always have a few boarders. Give you mommy an extra lick for me and tell her thanx for helping.

Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ

Gus said...

We think Gordon made a fine Bumpass Hound. And was a lucky dog to be part of your pack.

gussie d

Fred said...

What a great story! Thanks for sharing your brother with us.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Gordon was handsome. It's sad he was turned in because he was going blind. But great you all took him into your family and gave him some happy years.

GoldenSamantha said...

Gordon is just lovely and obviously fit right in with your "hounds" just perfectly! How great you were to give him a wonderful family! I love Honey's button - hope you don't mind if I copy?
Hugs xo Sammie

SGR said...

Woof! As always, I enjoyed reading your lovely and great stories/posts. ... I was gone for a while ... sure missed it. Thanks for sharing it. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Diego Dog said...

What a special guy Gordon was!

Diego Dog

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Gordon looks like such a sweetheart!

Wuv,
Gus and Waldo

Homer said...

Hey guys,

We think Gorden was a gorgeuous looking boy!

Have your humans made their decision? Are they going to adopt the dog at the shelter?

Love,
Homer

Tracey and Huffle said...

What I think is that your brother Gordon was a legend.

Huffle Mawson

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

It looks like Gordon was a pretty happy pup at your house. We are really glad that you let him live with you!

Kat

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