Sunday, December 28, 2008

Seren (Buttercup) Lives It Up in Nashville

Hey all you Southern pups! We get snow up here in Nashville, TN and it's so much fun. Here's a picture of me playing in it with my big (little) brother Ollie. I just wanted to let you all know that everything has turned out great for me since that day when my previous owners decided I wasn't right for them. I came to this new family and they named me Seren cuz they said it was serendipity that I arrived when least expected but much needed. Big word, huh? Big love too!

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

A Christmas Surprise in Colonial Williamsburg

What an unbelievable life I have had already!! First my puppy siblings and I are saved from the shelter by AGA and then I get named Lou Who. Next a nice man drives a long way to meet me and then we drive back to his city, Williamsburg, VA, and I get a new name, Sotheby. Dad keeps telling me about my new brother and sisters but I have to wait to meet them in a special surprise.

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

(Yosemite) Sam Sends His Hellos

Y'all! Look at my brother - he's huge!! I don't know what kind of dog he is, but he has some funny habits - like eating hay and letting my mom ride on his back! I tried the hay, but it wasn't that great.

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

Lucky Lucky!

Hey look at me! That's my new dad, Tim. He's awesome. We walk 5 miles together every day and I am his only child. And get this ... he has two houses!! A cool condo in Midtown and a place in Florida! Boy, Lucky really is a good name for me. Thanks AGA!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Waiting for Santa

I hope Santa brings us lots of cookies and treats. My big brother Montana and I have been very good pups this year. We'll pretend we're asleep so he will hurry and come down the chimney!
Love to all my golden pals,
Georgia (formerly Rosie)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Autumn Lives the Good Life

Yeah, so this place is MUCH better than that shelter in Alabama. Thanks to AGA, I have a great family, an older brother named Marley and lots of comfy places to nap. No more cold concrete floors and lonely days for me - yippee!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Eggnog Gets a New Home and New Name

I might look like a cup of frothy egg nog but my new name is Riley. Pretty, huh? I am the happiest little girl. My new family's really nice, especially my big brother Buddy. You can see him in the pics. Isn't he handsome? My mom says he had to get used to having a shadow. What do you think she means by that?

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Maggie and the Christmas Decorations

Dear Santa,

Could I have one of those pretty Koi fish for Christmas? Please!!!


P.S. Thanks for finding me a great home - I love it here!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Pooh Bear Celebrates One Year in His New Home

I just love this time of year! The leaves are SO fun to play in AND it's the time of year that I was rescued by AGA and brought to my new family. My mom says it seems like they've had me forever, but it's only our one year anniversary. We all love each other so much and just wanted to take this momentous occasion to say thank you again!

I love to sit on the leather chair beside mom while she types, and I always put my head over the armrest so she can see me. She says I'm such a part of this home that she would have been so lonely this last year without me. And believe me, the feeling's mutual!

My favorite game right now is burying my favorite tennis ball in the leaves and then and then pouncing it, tossing it and burying it and pouncing it all over again. Mom says I'm a "big goof" - is that good?
Thanks again, AGA!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

A Home for the Holidays!

Well, I sure did pull a fast one over on this guy. His daughter Paige is a volunteer with Adopt a Golden Atlanta and knew he was in Birmingham on business. They heard I was there and needed rescuing so she talked him into giving me a ride on his way back home. Let's just say the next stop was his house and I haven't left since!

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.
What a wonderful holiday it's going to be for me!! Thank you Paige, AGA, and DAD!!!