Sunday, December 28, 2008
Next month I will be 2 years old! I love all the many dogparks here in Nashville. I am very serious in protecting my family and Mom says I'm quite the watchdog. Hope y'all get some snow too - you'll love it! Happy New Year!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Mom and Dad set up a history-based hunt with the kids and I was the gift at the end! It was awesome!! Savannah (8) almost cried when she realized that I was hers forever, and Piper (6) thought Savannah had wished me to them. My brother Cole (11) simply couldn't believe it. It was a great day and I'm the luckiest girl in the world!
Here's how the hunt worked. My parents are SO smart!!
There were 18 clues in all which took them from the Capitol in the East end of Colonial Williamsburg, to the Palace in the West end where they "found" the "present" that Santa brought for them. Some of the cards were green and some were red. The red ones each had a letter on the back of the clue. At the end of the hunt they had to put the letters together.
- #1 What is the name of the Queen inscribed on the Capitol? (Queen Anne)
- #2 What flag flies above the Capitol? (British Flag)
- #3 When was Sheild's Tavern established? (1745) Red clue: S
- #4 Where did the Burgesses meet to call for the Continental Congress? (Capitol)
- #5 What is hanging outside of James Craig's store? (a gold ball) Red clue: o
- #6 Where can you find a barber pole? (the wig maker)
- #7 What is the sign of the cabinet maker? (a chair) Red clue: t
- #8 What does a cooper make? (barrels and casks)
- #9 What fuel does a blacksmith use to bend metal? (coal) Red clue: h
- #10 How many sides does the magazine have? (eight)
- #11 What is the name of the shape of the Magazine? (octagon) Red clue: e
- #12 How many shoes on the shoemaker's sign? (four)
- #13 How many pears on the trees in the sign next to the saddle shop? (42) Red clue: b
- #14 Where did the colonial people go to worship God? (Bruton Parish)
- #15 Who is the famous boy buried in the cemetary? (Matthew Whaley) Red clue: y
- #16 Go to the school named for this famous boy. Find your next clue by the bench in the front.
- #17 The school named for Matthew Whaley was built on the grounds of our 1st Royal Governor's home before it burned. What is the name of this royal place? (the Palace)
- #18 Go to the home of our 1st Royal Governor and seek the princess with the red bow waiting for you at the Palace. Put the letters from the backs of the clues together in the order you found them, before you go so you will know whose name to call out for at the gate.Princess ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ (Sotheby)SHE will be your next clue!
There is a path that the locals take to go between Matthew Whaley Elementary and the Palace. The family started down that path and the kids are yelling, "Princess Sotheby...Princess Sotheby...." When they got to the clearing in front of the Palace, a nice lady from Colonial Williamsburg came running down the Palace Green with ME. I was the princess!!
Thank you, AGA, for saving me! I am so happy to hear that all my puppy brothers and sisters have found amazing homes for the holidays too. What a wonderful world it is!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
I'm so happy here. Thank you for driving 7 hours to rescue me from that shelter in Alabama. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!
Monday, December 22, 2008
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Monday, December 1, 2008
After picking me up, he started to think I was kinda cute and sweet. After about an hour in the car, he called his daughter and said he was keeping me! Yippee!! She was floored cuz they already have a rescued Lab and weren't planning on getting a second pup. And dad was a little nervous about what mom would say too. But I handled that lickety split.
I now have a new name - Lucy - cuz Biscuit Bea was a little cumbersome. And I have a new buddy – Duke - to romp and wrestle with, new parents to run circles around, new fun places to visit and explore, and a giant family full of dog lovers.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
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Thursday, November 20, 2008
Mac here. This is a picture of me at Goldenrama. I made a new friend here this year, she was a pet communicator. She was really fun and knew a ton about me! Somehow she knew how much I like to play around, and my great sense of humor. She also knew how much I love my forever family.
Notice my favorite bandanna I am wearing- it is an Adopt A Golden one! Mom has to wash it for me so I can wear it all the time!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
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Friday, November 14, 2008
I am sure you all remember me. My name was Lolly. Now I go by Beezie. I spent the first few weeks in the program at GVS because I had parvo. While I was there I met a very wise old Golden named Henry. He was there fighting cancer and was really ready to get his wings. Henry had lived a very full life of almost 14 years being loved and cared for by his girl, Dominique. She was the only reason he decided to continue to fight. You see, Henry could not bear the thought of leaving his girl without a BFF. I listened as Henry told stories of all the adventures they had together over the years…going on walks and fun trips, to horseshows, school and cuddling every night! Henry even saved her life when she was 4 years old! He is so brave.
Just as Henry had promised, I went to go live with Dominique. She is my very own girl! Dominique is teaching me all about being a BFF. We spend every minute we can together. Henry was right. Life is really worth fighting for when you have so many things to look forward to each and everyday. Every now and then Henry calls down from his cloud and gives me a few pointers. When he does the girl always says, "Sweet girl, Henry used to do that too!" She smiles and kisses me right on the tip of my nose. And when she does, Henry smiles down from heaven and whispers to me, "The girl always used to do that to me too!"
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Winston here, you may remember me as Boo, one of the November orphans of the month. I saw my brother Casper wrote a note yesterday! I was just writing to update you on my new life and home from the past 3 weeks.
I have gone from 5 pounds to now 13 pounds. Sadie and Finn, (my golden sister and brother) have taught me the family life. I especially love following Finn around. Sadie is more of my mom, who loves to sneak nibbles at my food. They have been very nice to me. My guilty pleasure has become getting brushed every night, which I love. Hope Casper and Milky are having fun in their new homes and receiving the same amount of love as I am. My owners and I look at Adopt A Golden Atlanta every night to see new updates and adoptions. Today Taylor (my human sister) and I went on my first walk. I was very excited to smell all the different smells and meet all my neighbors. Thanks again AGA for all your help in finding me a new family!
Love, Winston (aka BOO PUP)
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Anyways. Just wanted to write in and give you all an update. Milky, Boo and myself have all been adopted! November is turning out to be a great month for all of us. My forever family is huge! I have six human sisters, a golden brother and a GP brother.
So, I never feel alone! I'm sure Milky and Boo will be writing shortly with great stories about their new forever homes. Thanks Adopt A Golden for making us youtube stars and finding us all loving forever homes.
Paul Ossmann from 11Alive News is looking for our help in naming the weather dog. His 11-week-old golden pup doesn't have a name yet, and they are asking visitors to the website to vote for their favorite. Follow this link to read more about Paul's weather dog and be sure to vote for DOPPLER! This is the name submitted by Adopt A Golden Atlanta.
Remember that voting ends Thursday (tomorrow) so get your vote in right away!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
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Sunday, November 2, 2008
Ben is a 1 year old great pyrenees that AGA recently rescued from a shelter. He left his foster mom's house yesterday and hasn't been seen since. Please help us find him. He was last seen in Alpharetta (Big Creek Court) near Old Milton Parkway. Lake Windward area. Near Webb Bridge park. He has on his AGA tags. If you see him, please contact his foster mom Emily Darraj at 678 522 4488 or AGA at 404-364-5377.
Please tell everyone you know in that area. THANK YOU!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
This family walks and hikes a lot which helps me get my teenage energy out. I went on my very first hike this weekend to Kennesaw mountain where I met lots of other doggies. I sure do like hiking. My new parents tell me I'm going to be an excellent trail dog.
I like that my new pal, 3-year old Jenna, has lots of stuffed animals. I try to nonchalantly grab one every time I'm in her room, but I always seem to get caught. She's clever, though, and has started hiding them in her laundry hamper.
My friends at AGA mentioned I wasn't very good on a leash and boy did I give my new mommy a run for her money when she came to adopt me-- pulled her clear across the parking lot. But she caught onto my games and, thanks to AGA advice, got the right collar then **poof** I was a totally different dog. I had to show her I really did know how to heel and walk very nicely on the leash (drats!). By the end of my first day with my new family, I was heeling like a champ. I guess if it gets me extra treats and loves, I don't mind showing my doggie manners.
Thanks to Lisle, Candace, Renee, Kay, Heather and Carol at AGA for all the great advice they gave my new parents during the approval/adoption process. Everyone was so responsive and it allowed me to quickly find my new forever home.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
I'm about a year old and a small golden girl. All the kind volunteers know about me right now is that I ride well in the car and I'm calm. I really look forward to showing them my true personality over the next few days, cuz I have a feeling this will help them find me a forever family. And this is what I want more than anything in the world!
Things are going to get better for me, just like they have for the 299 pups before me this year. I'm honored to be #300 and I thank you all for saving my life. Woof! Woof!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
To look at all the photos, check out Kelli Baxendale's photos here: http://www.baxendalephoto.com/goldenrama08. And if you'd like photos of your dog, call Kelli at 404-822-8224.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Hi, Ginger here! Well, I’ve been at my new home about 4 months now and I am sooooo happy! When I first came everyone was so worried I would not get along with the resident cats. That was so silly, when I first met Leopold I immediately gave her a kiss. We are best friends.
She sleeps with me and she makes biscuits on me. I don’t really know what that means but it feels good and she purrs a lot while she is doing it. I never get any biscuits out of it but my mom and dad think it’s just wonderful and get all excited!
I have another cat friend named Corky (I call him Corkscrew because he’s a real shy and likes to hide alot). He is nice but nothing like my Leopold! I’m so glad I came here.
When mom and dad are loving on me they call me Ginger Snap and snap their fingers or Ginger Bread (must have something to do with the biscuit thing). Anyway, I hope to see you at Goldenrama!!!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I'm bringing my parents, sister Cali, and baby Wade to Goldenrama. I hope to see you there!!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
It's really easy too - go to www.milk-bone.com and click on our photo. You'll have to put some info in the first time and then you can vote every day!! People can vote one time a day now through November 18th.
Thanks, AGA! You've already made me a winner by saving me and finding me this great family - Milkbone would just be gravy. But yum, I do love gravy! Woof!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Please share your family's favorite dessert with us! We still need delicious home-baked goods for the Bake Sale at Goldenrama. That's this Sunday, Oct. 26, from noon to 4 p.m. at The Concourse. We have a particular need for cakes, pies, a cheesecake or a batch of your famous cookies, popcorn balls or candy. Baked items need to be packaged in boxes, ready to sell (So sorry but we don't have the resources to package them for you!) and brought to the Bake Sale table as near to 12:00 as you can get there.
Please contact Delynn at firstname.lastname@example.org for details or 404-704-0375 if you have any questions.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Hee hee. Molly and I love riddles.
Our parents just wanted to send in a photo to show people how pretty and happy we are. That's me, Sammy, on the left and Molly's on the right. I'm somewhere around 3 years old and got adopted in February 2007. Then in May of this year, mom and dad went back to AGA and adopted Molly who is 6 and now I have a big sister - woot!
Mom stays at home so we play with her and each other all day long. We are best friends and Dad says it's hard to see the age difference between us. I like to think of myself as the alpha but I let Molly be in charge sometime too. That's just what best friends do. If you know someone who already has a golden, show them my letter and maybe they'd like to check out the orphans and go get their pup a brother or sister. It worked out great for me and for Molly!
Hi everyone at AGA. You used to know me as Alexandra before my Mom and Dad changed my name to Brandi, which I quite like. I have been in my forever home for just about a month now and things are going great. I have an older golden brother, Jake, and two kitties, Chui and Simba, to play with. We all get along fine. I have a fenced back yard to run and play in, but, of course, I do have my chores. Someone has to keep those pesky squirrels in line. They like to stay up in the trees and wait for a chance to get to the bird feeders. That’s me in the picture while on guard duty. I wait patiently; hoping one of them will make a mistake. I also like riding in the car even though my Mom doesn’t want me to sit on her lap in the front seat.
I spend my nights sleeping on my own cushion in Mom and Dad’s bedroom. For some reason Jake doesn’t like cushions but he has his own polar fleece blanket in the doorway which he enjoys. Jake and I plus the kitties get lots of pets and brushings and we doggies love the tummy rubs. I know I am going to be really happy here. I love my Daddy and follow him around everywhere.
Thank you AGA for rescuing me and bringing me to Atlanta where I have such a wonderful life. My prior life and the fire in Alabama seem like a distant memory. I didn’t know that life could be so good!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
We have two adorable little girls to love and we get to ride in the car to take them to school every day - yippee! We love going to Atlanta to visit our grandma and cousins. Our forever mom says we are the best pups ever.
Thanks for helping people get through the hard times, AGA.