Monday, July 27, 2009

Marley Mae After Three Years!

This is Marley, Marley Mae to be exact. I can't believe it has been almost three years since I was adopted. You may not recognize me since I lost 40 pounds! I look pretty good if I say so myself! I have been very busy. My Forever Dad takes me on trips in the RV, and every winter we go to Florida where I spend my time chasing lizards and armadillos. We have been to South Dakota where I chased the prairie dogs, and last summer we were on an island in the middle of Lake Erie. WOW! Was that ever an adventure! In between all my trips, I share my home, toys, and my Forever Dad with orphans from Adopt A Golden Atlanta. I have helped 15 orphans on their way to their forever homes. I tell them how sad it was for me, being locked in a basement with a doggie door to go outside and a big bag of food to eat all I wanted. No wonder I was fat! No one loved me. They see how happy I am now, and I tell them they will be just as happy! Here is a picture of me laying in the cool green grass in the shade enjoying a sunny afternoon. Life is good!!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Land of PureGold Foundation Rescue Story Contest

To thank the wonderful folks who provide intake, foster, and adoptive homes to orphaned dogs, Land of PureGold Foundation is hosting a prize-filled contest. They are asking for irresistible tales that capture your dog's wonderful 'rags to wags' transformation. You know, those truly compelling stories that reside only in the heart.

Folks need to communicate just why their rescue dog deserves to be King or Queen for the Day. Cece Kent's gorgeous Cambridge collar and matching lead — a set valued at $180 — will be awarded to the grand prize winner. Other wonderful prizes from the Foundation Store will be given to the top ten tales.

Click here for contest details and how to enter your story.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Two Years Later with Cagney and Laci (aka Moxie and Charity)

We were just little pups when our Mom and Dad picked us out. Even though we're not "real" sisters, we are now!! The last two years have been fabulous. We go to the lake and swim and we play non-stop. We love each other so much, even bringing toys over as a little gift. We both love to sleep on the bed at night! Mom and Dad say they are so grateful to have us in their lives, but we are the grateful ones. Thanks for saving us, AGA!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Thanks for the love, Johnny Cash

I am very, very sad to report that Johnny Cash has crossed the rainbow bridge. The decision was made with a very heavy heart. Johnny developed very painful arthritis, went deaf, went partially blind, and was often very confused.

He was the best thing that could ever happen to Payton and me. He made us laugh a million times, was there for a million snuggles, and life just seems empty without him. I can't log onto my computer without thinking of all the laptop power cords he tried to chew through. I can't walk into my closet without looking at my pair of old boots that he proudly would carry around the house and gnaw on. His tail could knock a table clear over. He was our permanent vacuum during supper. He was the watch dog on all nights, except those terrible thunderstorm nights. He kept us safe and made us smile. We are better people because of him.

Towards the end our daily walks got shorter and slower. Car rides weren't near as much fun as they had been for him. On our last walk yesterday, we walked very slowly and I talked to him about what a life saver he was to me. When we got to the vet, Johnny climbed into my lap, laid his head down, and slowly started to breathe shallow breaths. He was telling me "Mom, I am ready". He was ready to go chase the tennis balls my husband will throw in Heaven to him.

Thank you for bringing Johnny Cash into our lives. We are better people because of him.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Samantha GP All Grown Up

It feels so good to be loved. Thanks for bending the rules, AGA, and saving me even though I'm not a golden retriever!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

July Orphan of the Month - Zeus

Zeus is an 11-year-old male Golden Retreiver who found his way to Adopt A Golden after his owner passed away. He was well cared for and loved and it certainly shows through his great manners. Zeus is good with cats and other dogs. He deserves a great forever home!