Saturday, October 24, 2009

S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y STUFF

AHGRR & MR. WHITE UPDATE

Hey Hounders,
Sofie (Sofa-Dof) here with today's effort. Although I never actually made it to Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue & Sanctuary, mom and dad say that I'm an AHGRR rescue because Ms. Carol had made arrangements to take me in and dad was scheduled to do my transport from Charottesville, VA up to AHGRR in WV. But, as y'all know, mom and dad decided that I was way too fat to go to a shelter and they asked Ms. Carol if they could "foster" me. That was October 28, 2008 and I'm still here; yet another example of a failed fostering effort on the part of mom and dad. Well, yesterday we had dad send Ms. Carol and Mr. Skip and e-mail expressing our deepest sympathy on their loss of Ziggy and Trevor. Dad also asked for an update on the status of Mr. White because we've had a few inquiries from y'all asking how Mr. White is doing. We received an e-mail from Ms. Carol yesterday evening and dad said it didn't seem to have anything in it that he thought Ms. Carol would object to us sharing with our followers, so we've posted her e-mail just below. Please remember that AHGRR needs your help (votes) to try to win some funds to help rescue dogs like me, Abby and Homer J. Here's what you need to do to help. We want you to go to this website:
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/shelterchallenge.faces?siteId=3
The webpage is somewhat temperamental but the above link is correct. Please give the page enough time to fully load to "done" before proceeding. Then we want you to enter the following red data into the boxes provided:
Shelter Name: Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue
Country: United States
State: WV
City: Capon Bridge
Then click on "Search." The page will then do its' thing and will end up showing the location of AHGRR: Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc.Capon Bridge, WV 26714. And, more importantly, a "VOTE" button will appear. Click on the "VOTE" button
You will then have to identify a particular animal in a photo to confirm your vote; this eliminates machine voting. You then will be thanked for your vote to indicate that your vote has registered.
WAA-LAA! First mission accomplished. As one of Boru's Life lessons would say; If at first you don't succeed, please, try, try again. Thank you so very much for your assistance in saving lives of homeless animals.
Secondly, we would really, really appreciate it if you could get all of your bazillion blog readers to also go vote for AHGRR. The more votes AHGRR gets, the better. Maybe you can repost this begging request; but however you would like to do it is fine.
- Sophie and The Bumpass Hounds and Kitties
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Here's Ms. Carol's e-mail back to us:
Thank you (TBH&K):

We've had some interest in Mr. White - but no takers yet. He's a BIG boy - - - - - - and I do mean BIG - but gentle as a lamb. His only real fault is that he will bark occasionally - which is normal for deaf dogs. He's clean indoors, and gorgeous to look at.

Skip is very attached to the old boy - - - - - he would fit in anywhere - - -

Thank you for the kind words. Losing Ziggy was awful, but I can't even describe what I'm feeling right now about Trevor. He literally was my rescue heart - - - -
Skip and a few others say we should be grateful that he left so quickly - without suffering - and I know I should be - - - - but I'm having trouble coming to terms with his loss. He was being Trevor in the morning - playing with Skip and that damned vacuum cleaner that he loved so much. Barking and playing. At 1 pm - he was dead - - - - - - - - I will never get that picture of him laying there out of my mind.

I'm hurting right now - - - - - - - - Trevor was our dog in every way - - - - - - I think he may have taken my heart with him.

Carol


HOW 'BOUT THESE
HALLOWEEN COSTUMES!











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MONDAY MYSTERY GUEST:
Remember, the MG is one of our followers listed at the top of our blog. These are the clues we gave y'all for this week's Monday Mystery Guest:
1.- Some would say that the MG is "The End.
2.- The MG is big on grooming.
3.- The MG is an aspiring author, as yet unpublished.
4.- A tabloidesque title infers the MG is secretive at home.
5.- The MG probably favors Nellis Thunderbirds over Los Angeles azul.
Today's Clue.
6.- The MG has proof of the Floof.

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OUR DAD IS SAD













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Soupy Sales
January 8, 1926 – October 22, 2009

A comedian, actor, and radio-TV personality and host. He was best known for his local and network children's television show, Lunch with Soupy Sales; a series of comedy sketches frequently ending with Sales receiving a pie in the face, which became his trademark.

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Hard work pays off in the future.
Laziness pays off now.

9 comments:

JackDaddy said...

It's always sad to lose a friend, but especially sad to lose one when you weren't expecting it.

Thank you for the update!

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

I khan't top what JakhkDaddy pawed...

Janis Joplin sang a song about takin' a piece of my heart -

That fits -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Tanuki Maxx said...

Dat's so sad..i'm tearing up again..

Maxx

Dog By Nature said...

Wow, we had a lot of catching up to do with you all. So sorry for the loss of your pals, it never is easy to lose the ones we love. Happy belated birthday Jubal! Here's some belly rubs for you. We're off to vote! Have a GReat weekend!

Sierra Rose said...

Hi all!
Sorry for the loss of a friend.
We HOPE Mr. White finds a forever home soon!!!!!! Such a sweetie.

Great costume photos, and as always, quite an interesting post.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Maggie and Mitch said...

Our hearts are breaking for Miss Carol. How heartbreaking for her!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

The OP Pack said...

We are still hoping Mr. White finds a home. And so sad for poor Ziggy and Trevor. Life is tough sometimes.

We have no idea who the MG is.

Woos, the OP Pack

Mogley G. Retriever said...

We think Mr. White would be a good addition to our pack. Can you pack his suitecase with Kibbles, give him a map and point him towards Colorado? Thanks for all the good stuff you have on your blog.

Mogley G. Retriever

Ben said...

Thanks for the update on mr. white. Old gold is to be treasured. So sorry to hear about the passing of your pals, you never get use to it do ya?

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