Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Retractable Leashes are Dangerous!

Yeah, they seem pretty cool. And convenient. But the fact is that they are dangerous to people and pups! My name is Rusty and I just returned home after being lost for almost 2 days. My loving family had a retractable leash on me and accidentally dropped it when we went out for a walk on Monday. It was LOUD! I'll admit I'm easily spooked, but a lot of rescue dogs are. I freaked and took off running and that thing kept chasing me!!! It was scary. I'm lucky that I found my way home early this morning.

One of my golden pals was also on a retractable leash one day and when his mom dropped hers she reached down to get it and it swirled up and cut the tip of her finger off - ouch!!! And lots of us have seen our people get tangled up in them, ending up with rope burns and stuff.

So, Adopt A Golden has asked me to tell everyone to stop using these!! Gotta go catch up on my sleep now.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Truffles Moves to Pennsylvania and Becomes a Dutchess!

Here I am with my new Mom and Dad! They live in Pennsylvania, wherever that is. I understand it's to be a long ride home, but as long as I'm with these nice people I'll go anywhere! They have had other furry golden children all their life and they have a person son named Peter who, along with Elizabeth, do a lot of work for AGA. So, they decided to get their next gold child from Atlanta - and that's when I got lucky! They drove all the way here to get me!
I have a new name - Dutchess. Doesn't that sound so, well, regal? I like it a lot and plan to live up to it if you know what I mean.
I'll write back soon. Apparently I'm going to be going boating - anyone know what that is? It sounds like a blast! Wish me well!! I'll send pix.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Nutmeg Gets a Family!

I was adopted at AGA Adoption Day today!!! My new mom and dad are sooooooo nice and I know I am going to be so happy living with them. I am a 5 year old purebred female golden who AGA rescued from a Missouri puppy mill breeder. All my life my job was to have puppies, sometimes 3 litters a year. Whew! That was a lot of work. When AGA got me, they made sure I wouldn't have any more puppies and they fixed the inverted eye lash problem I had. I don't exactly know what that means but I know that my eyes don't water anymore.

I simply cannot believe that I will have my very own real, fluffy bed and toys and love. I can be kind of shy because I'm not used to all this love and attention, but I've got a good feeling about these people. I'm pretty sure they are going to be the BEST thing that ever happened in my life. And guess what? My new mom is head of a group called Happy Tails and she said I can be a therapy dog and help lots of people!!!

Thank you to AGA for saving me. And thank you to those who make donations to AGA. It's people like you who allow them to take care of my eyes and my spay.