Friday, August 21, 2009

FRIDAY FLASHBACK

LET'S TRY THAT AGAIN.
FLASHBACK TO WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19TH, 2009
TWO DAYS AGO.
Dad has been out of town all week on a busy nest trip. So we were left to fend for ourselves on the blog and the pictures of Old Bear Dog (OBD) that we tried to post for "Wordless Wednesday" DIDN'T. Old Bear Dog was mom and dad's first rescue dog. He had been abused by a woman and it took almost a year for him to trust mom. He has a very interesting story and we will tell dad that we want to post about it. We are sorry that we confused everyone; our bad. Well dad got home last night and he fixed the pictures on Wednesday's post but we wanted to apologize and show you what you might have missed because dad left us to do the blog ourselves. So we are flashing back two whole days.
Rusty was the first Golden Retriever, a red, in what would become a pack that was to eventually become The Bumpass Hounds. A year after Rusty moved in, mom and dad got him a playmate; Penny, also a red. A few years later Old Bear Dog was adopted by mom and dad as a rescue. OBD was almost 10 years old when he came to join Rusty and Penny as the core of the pack. Then a big fluffy Golden Retriever blond puppy joined the group, he was named Jubal and he is still here. Rusty, Penny and OBD have all gone to The Rainbow Bridge but they each lived to be 14 or 15 years old and we think they were happy living with mom and dad.
Here is a picture of the original four Goldens sitting on the back deck of our old house in Chancellorsville, just west of Fredericksburg. The picture was tooked on March 12, 2000 and OBD died less than a month later on April 7th at about 15 years of age. Jubal was only 5 months old when the picture was tooked; mom says he looks like a big stuffy we won at a carnival ring toss game prize.
OLD BEAR DOG - PENNY - JUBAL - RUSTY


OBD



WE REMEMBER BEAR
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Please consider contacting the Scotish Minister of Justice, Kenny MacAskill MSP, and present him with your thoughts on his release of the terrorist convicted of murdering 270 innocent people. Simply go to the web page:
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PLEASE PASS THIS INFO ALONG TO ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS AND ACQUAINTANCES. KENNY IS DESPERATELY IN NEED OF COUNSEL AND ADVICE.

8 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khool post!

Gone but nevfur furgotten plays in my mind!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

chicamom85 said...

That was a very nice post and a nice tribute. The picture is beautiful, its so nice to have those memories.

Anne and Sasha

Tracey and Huffle said...

Okay that makes more sense. OBD looked like a cool pup.

Huffle Mawson

The Army of Four said...

OBD looked very cool - and your people are even cooler for ALL the rescue work they continue to do!
Tail wags,
Storms
PS: We actually don't buy the whole "terrorist has terminal cancer" thing. BAD decision. Even if it is true. How much compassion was shown to the victims?

Bob said...

What a wonderful story and tribute. It certainly enforces the theory about Goldens that "you can't just have one". Coming from two Goldens one of which is a rescue we just want to say that you are doing something really wonderful and we appreciate it.
Our Dad is also extremelyupset about the release in Scotland, the only thing that makes it the least bit tolerable is that he will be facing the ultimate judge soon.

Hamish & Sophie

Sierra Rose said...

Lovely FOUR!! They are the sweetest inspiration to what you have today...a great place for your Bumpass Hounds and Kitties!!!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Our momma is furry upset about that mean man getting to go home after alla' the horrible things that he did. We will certainly let him know what we think about it. Our momma fell in ♥ with alla' the 'trievers. She really has a soft spot fur us 'trievers!

Jenifer said...

Great to see that Radar is doing so well!
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Jenifer
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