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Happy Tails, page 4

Photos and notes from our Golden Retrievers in their new forever homes...
If you would like your new Golden to appear on this page,
please send photos and info to Lisa at RJLPH@aol.com

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Lilly and Grace
All GRSF adoptions are good but this one is great.  Lilly was previously adopted through GRSF but was recently an owner surrender.  Lilly had to have surgery to remove a large mass on her side.  Meanwhile, 7 year old Grace had very recently had surgery herself to remove benign tumors found pressing against her brain due to Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma.  Grace will be good as new after an extended period of rehabilitation and recuperation.  And Lilly will be spending that time with her and for years to come.  From the time Grace's mom contacted us with the idea of getting a companion for Grace and her family, Grace kept talking about getting a "black dog."  Grace and her black dog are now together and enjoying each other's company.  Lilly has even gone to physical therapy with Grace, but also enjoys resting nearby while Grace watches television or naps.  Grace and Lilly - a match made in heaven!
P.S. For more information on Grace's condition you can visit her Facebook page "eyeongrace"



    
Wilson and Faith
Faith was an older golden rescued from MDAS and Wilson was a puppy from a pet store... both are flourishing in their new home, though Faith hates having a bath!






Oliver
Oliver with his new family




Jossie
Jossie with her new family




Malu
Malu, now Minnie, with her new mom. Robin




Riley
Riley with his new family and fur brother




Sophie
Sophie and her new family




Myra
Myra and her new family




Leon
Here is Leon, living happily with Carl and Colleen....
he is with friends at dog park here at the apartment



 
Dallas
Dallas is amazing!  We cannot imagine our life without him.  He is so spoiled and loves it.  The cats have excepted him.  Thank you so much for our beautiful baby boy.  He swims daily and loves playtime and walks.   He is filling out and his coat is so much softer and he is a stunner. 





Choco
Here is Choco (now Rusty) with his new mom, dad, human brother Brooks and fur sister Beaches.




Baby, now Cali
M mom is smiling again and already has formed a special bond with Cali. I think this is a perfect match for both of them.  I can't thank you enough.




Elle, with her new family




Dutch
Dutch with his new family




Lucky Penny, now Luke
Mom is cooking, smells good, just waiting for something to fall!




Roxie
Roxie with her new family. Niiiice.... looks like Roxie's going to get to do some boating!




Nelson
We just wanted to update you on Nelson and what a wonderful addition he has been to our family! We can't imagine how we went so long without him in our lives! Every day he gets to go on walks, play frisbee (a minimum of three times a day), and a swim whenever he can manage to sneak in the pool. We take him everywhere and always receive compliments on how wonderful and handsome of a dog he is. He's even starting to become more social with other dogs, to include play dates with the neighbor doodle!




Mindy
 Mindy having fun in her new back yard!




Chico
Here is Chico who is now known as Dallas in his new forever home. I think he's going to have to learn to swim!



 
Cutler
Here is Cutler. Could this be the same dog ditched at a dumpster!
PURE JOY!!
Thanks Pam, Jeffrey and Jacob




Mopar
Mopar...so sick and skinny and neglected...just at his dead line (wow that gives new meaning to the word). Bonnie & Rudy (bless them) drove up to the shelter in Okeechobee (with a moments notice) to rescue Mopar. Rescue him they did. Off to the vet for a few days stay. Now LOOK AT HIM! The same sweet face...just no cuts or wound of any kind! Sometimes life IS good!





     
Billy
It's Billy...."day tripping" and chilling with his new family ...Rescued life is good!





Chloe
Chloe obviously has adapted to her new forever home! She and Woody are best friends!




Gismo, now Rudy
Here's Rudy- such a cute pooch!  The one at the beach was taken at our new place in Redington Beach. 
  I trimmed his tail a lot; I think it is better for him.


 


Chloe
Chloe going home with her new family. The other golden was adopted from GRSF as a puppy, and his name is now Woody. Chloe and Woody got along beautifully and were fast friends.



 
Faith
Faith has had a lazy afternoon after her ride home!  She made herself very comfortable on Zeke's new bed!!  She wandered around the backyard with us with her tail wagging the whole time!  She is not so sure about Zeke, but I think she will come around.....he is a super gentle dog, but she's not too interested in him checking her out.
 
Bonnie- As I drove out of your neighborhood, there was a church sign that read
 "need a sign from God....here it is".  You can imagine that made quite an impact on me.....
 I will send you an update on Faith in a few days, as I'm sure it's hard to send her off.



 
Lulu
These photos are of Lulu, Tricia and Adam. What's that about "a dog's life"???





 
Lennox, now known as Morgan Maye

 We named her Morgan Maye O'Doodle... Morgan which is Celtic for white sea dweller and Maye after my Mom that passed this last July... she is doing great and fitting in very well.     
    Morgan is adorable and sweet.  She is scheduled for her spay this Wednesday the 31st and upon her recovery will begin her training classes with a friend of ours.  We'll do a group training and also include Riley, our 4 year old... we forgot the time and baby steps for training.  She wants to learn but is stubborn and sassy but VERY treat motivated... I am sure that in her first 6 months was probably never given limits other then maybe the crate.  Interestingly enough, I think her spending many hours in a crate was a good thing in terms of her staying out of trouble.  We really have to keep an eye on her and only want to crate her at night or if we leave the house.  We are constantly re-enforcing any positive behavior.
   
She is always looking for food and devours her meals like she was starving... we bought a gulp bowl which slowed her down a bit.  We saw this behavior with our Brigit, who was a puppy mill Mommy.  Morgan may have always had this behavior or it may have been a result of where she was born... since she was bought from a pet store she likely could have been from someone who was overbreeding or a puppy mill where she fought for her food when she was young.  We are feeding her twice a day with a light snack mid-day so she knows that she will have food.





Ginger's new family




Lucca, now Loretta finds forever home




Bella with her new family




Cleopatra with her new family



 
Hunter, aka Bubba

He is such a joy with so much personality. He gets along with everybody and everybody loves him. He just pushes our female around and grabs all the attention!
He has usurped her spot in bed, she won't get in with him there because she doesn't like him in her face, as time goes by they will both be out of the bed!!!
 




 
Korbin, aka little B

The two beach pictures and the one where he is enjoying the wind at the lake are from a few days ago. The rest are all from yesterday. Some after bath pictures and pictures of him with me so you can get an idea of how big he got. Some of his coat, you can see how wavey it got. Also his turtle print giant doggie bed that we made for him. We wanted to make it big enough to fit a stretched out full grown golden, but it ended up being big enough for the whole family :)


   
         

 
         
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