FOR CHANCE, GORDON, HOMER, RADAR, SPENCER, CHANDLER, MAXDOG, LUKE & BLUE, AND SO MANY OTHERS.
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.
WE ARE THE BUMPASS HOUNDS AND CATS; ORIGINALLY FROM BUMPASS, VIRGINIA.
As of 11/05/2016, our thundering herd is currently comprised of 7 dogs and 5 kitties;
3 Golden Retrievers (Shelby, Tre', & Finnegan),
1 Yellow Labrador Retriever Rescue (Abbey),
1 Golden Retriever/Chow mix Rescue (Patti),
1 Landseer Newfoundland Dog (Max),
1 Black Flat Coated Retriever Rescue (Charlie),
1 Maine Coon Cat (Boru),
1 American Tortie "Ragamuffin" Cat Rescue (Jenny),
1 dark gray Asian cat Rescue (Gracie),
1 Siamese Blue Point cat Rescue (Lily), &
1 "somethingorother" short hair cat Recue (Yeti);
all trying to get along together and make it through another day. A testimonial to love freely given and graciously shared among us all. In September 2012, the Bumpass Hounds & Kitties all moved from Bumpass, VA (from whence we got our Blog Tag) to Lake Wales, FL but we're still the Bumpass Hounds (and Kitties).
THE BUMPASS HOUNDS AND KITTIES (10/05/12): Jubal, 12 year old Golden Retriever, the senior member of the pack; Sophie, 9 year old Golden Retriever (Rescue); Shelby, 8 year old Golden Retriever; Jack, 7 year old Golden Retriever (Rescue); Abby, 6 year old Yellow Labrador / Golden Retriever mix (Rescue); Max, 5 year old Landseer (Newfoundland Dog); Patti, 2 year old Australian Shepherd / Golden Retriever mix (Rescue); Charlie, a 1 year old black Flat Coated Retriever (Rescue); Alex and Boru, 8 year old Maine Coon cats; Jenny, an 8 year old rescued tortie Ragamuffin cat; Gracie, a 2 year old rescued short hair Asaian mix cat; and Lily, a 1 year old Siamese Blue Point cat. The Bumpass Hounds rescues dogs come from Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue & Sanctuary in Delray, WV.
THE BUMPASS HOUNDS FAMILY PORTRAIT - NOVEMBER 2007
JEB - Homer - Jubal - Shelby - Abby - Jack - Max & Gordon
Along the southeast shore of Lake Anna, Virginia. Click on the above photo and open in a new tab or window for a visual map. You can view "Lake Anna Connections" at: http://www.lakeannaconnections.com/
THE BUMPASS HOUNDS and KITTIES (TBH&K)
These postings are about the life and times of a group of cats and dogs living in the bustling metropolis of beautiful downtown Bumpass, Virginia, along scenic Lake Anna. Their origins and the relationships among themselves and their human custodians. Sometimes happy, often hysterical, and sometimes sad; just as life can be. You can help save a life at Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue. http://www.almostheaven-golden-retriever-rescue.org/ They savedGordie, Abby,Homer, Sophie, Radar, Charlie,andPatti,who all came to be Bumpass Hounds. Please "click" on the AHGRR Website in our Link List in the right margin just below. You can click on this site to see some of the dogs waiting at AHGRR for somebody just like you to take them to their happily furever home. http://www.almostheaven-golden-retriever-rescue.org/doglist.html. Shilohwill kiss you if you do. It's our "lick for a click" gimmick. Drool's cool. -Jubal -J.E.B. - Sophie -Shelby- Abby- Jack- Max- Shiloh -Radar- Patti- Charlie (Woof!) Boru - Alex - Jenny - Gracie- Lily(Meow!)
JUBAL - OVER THE RAINBOW
Village Canine Good Citizen
SOPHIE - OVER THE RAINBOW
Our former "Foster" Girl
Abby (AHGRR&S RESCUE)
JACK - OVER THE RAINBOW
Max (Brutus Maximus)
Patti (AHGRR&S RESCUE)
Charlie (AHGRR&S RESCUE)
The Black Sheep of the Family
ALEX - OVER THE RAINBOW
NAFOD - No Apparent Fear Of Death
Shiloh (RESCUE) - ADOPTED
BEAR - OVER THE RAINBOW
Bear - OBD (Old Bear Dog) Our 1st Rescue Dog
KODI - OVER THE RAINBOW
Kodi - Ann Marie's Original Lubby
RUSTY - OVER THE RAINBOW
Rusty - Our First Dog
PENNY - OVER THE RAINBOW
Penny - Our Sweet Girl
CHANCE - OVER THE RAINBOW
Chance - One Man's Very Best Friend (Click photo & help fight cancer in Goldens)
GORDON - OVER THE RAINBOW
Gordie - A Beloved Friend (Click photo & help fight cancer in Goldens)
HOMER - OVER THE RAINBOW
The Perfect Dog
RADAR - OVER THE RAINBOW
The Blind Golden Retriever Puppy
JEB - OVER THE RAINBOW
SPENCER (HOOTBH) - March 1, 1998 – February 17, 2009 - OVER THE RAINBOW
Honorary Order Of The Bumpass Hounds
GOLDEN HONEY - AT THE RAINBOW BRIDGE
April 25th, 2009 - Gone But Not Forgotten
CHANDLER - OVER THE RAINBOW
1998 - 2010
THE LUKE - OVER THE RAINBOW
Golden Boy, Lucky Luke, has crossed The Rainbow Bridge. He will be missed. He is a most loved dog.
THE BLEU - OVER THE RAINBOW
Playing with The Luke
THE LATE GREAT GORDIE WONDERDOG
WE ALL MISS GORDON
GORDON - A GREAT RESCUE
Gordon was abandoned by his "life long" owner at about age 7 when he was found to be going blind. He was rescued from an Atlanta area shelter by Carol and Skip at Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue & Sanctuary. He joined our pack as a "special needs" dog, totally blind with two detached retinas, but it turned out his only real need was a loving home. He thrived within the pack and lived 15+ years. He was a beloved "Bumpass Hound." We lost Gordie, very unexpectedly, to cancer in January '08. We all miss him terribly, especially the girls, Shelby and Abby, by whom he was fussed over much like a grandfather. We were truly blessed and priviledged to be allowed to have Gordon live with us as a Bumpass Hound.
LISTEN UP PEOPLE (AND ANIMALS)
RIGHT CLICK ON MY PICTURE, OPEN IN A NEW TAB. NOW! GOT IT?
ALMOST HEAVEN GOLDEN RETRIEVER RESCUE & SANCTUARY
CLICK ON LOGO TO LEARN MORE
PLEASE SHARE A LITTLE, OR A LOT WITH AHGRR; NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL TO HELP.
PLEASE, GIVE JUST ONE DOLLAR IF YOU CAN.
WE PARTICIPATED IN TWINKIE'S 2010 GLOBAL ANIMAL BLOGGING EVENT
WE MET LOTS OF NEW BLOGGER BUDDIES.
POPLAR SPRINGS ANIMAL SANCTUARY
Poplar Springs, a 501(c)3 charitabil organization, provides a safe, loving home for neglected, qbused or abandoned farm animals. Animals are referred to the sanctuary by humane societies who have confiscated them from cruelty cases or have rescued them from abandonment. Aftern their arrival they are provided with veterinary care, nourishing food and a warm shelter. All sanctuary animals are permanent residents who are allowed to live out their natural lives in peace. www.animalsanctuary.org
"The Animals' Saviour" - Copyright Jim Willis 1999
I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter...the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal. And I was angry. "God," I said, "this is terrible! Why don't you do something?" God was silent for a moment and then He spoke softly. "I have done something," He replied. "I created You."
POOP ON CANCER
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CANCER KILLS GOLDENS
AVMA's 10 Warning Signs of Canine Cancer: 1 Abnormal swellings that persist or continue to grow 2 Sores that do not heal 3 Weight loss 4 Loss of appetite 5 Bleeding or discharge from any body opening 6 Offensive odor 7 Difficulty eating or swallowing 8 Hesitation to exercise or loss of stamina 9 Persistent lameness or stiffness 10 Difficulty breathing, urinating, or defecating
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HAPPY HEARTS DOG COOKIES
Home Made with Home Love
DINOVITE - WORKING WONDERS FOR DOGS
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STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE
WATCH THESE VIDEOS AND JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST CRUELTY TO ANIMALS. JUST CLICK ON THE LOGO.
WATCH THE RESCUE
CLICK ON THE PUP
PETFINDER not only has lists of specific pets available for adoption near you but it is also a plethora of other great information, hints and tips about pet ownership. Check it out by clicking the Petfinder logo. - TBH (Hey Homer J. What's "plethora" mean? Is it like a "myriad?")
From Joey: Pink Roses are given to all friends out there, bringing them a sweet and fruitful day. Those who receive these roses as a gift, you need to pass it on to 10 friends of yours to show them you care. And of course, for those who received the roses, that's to show that you're never forgotten.
YOUR BLOG IS FABULOUS AWARD
From Joey and other Blog Buddies
LIFE IS GRAND AWARD
From Joey with 5 Reasons Life Is Grand
CATS WITH OLDER PEOPLE
Wake up. The cat's got your teeth.
ARMY OF FOUR
DEVOTED TO DOGS
Click here to read Sarah Ferrell's newspaper column on How to be Your Dog's Best Owner.
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