Well, this is so wonderful!!!
I had to send so there can be a final adoption story and the end of Katie's bio.........
What a wonderful adoption............
This is one super family and they adopted a super RAGOM dog.
Another SUPER dog....in our lives and hearts forever....she touched many many people and pets.
This story gets better all the time and I want to share.
This is WHY we do what we do---foster. Place a rescued golden in a warm, loving, responsible, wonderful forever home. And to also meet these absolutely wonderful familes all over the midwest, and continue to know them, grow with them and their new rescue dog from RAGOM, and to have these great families pass the word out on this rescue process and just how wonderful it is and how great it works....
We LOVE our Katie so much......and really miss her. We are SO HAPPY for her new parents and home! They are just the best ever and Katie will be happy the rest of her life...
Hello Rona, Tim and the FUR gang,
We are home and everyone is doing REALLY good. The ride went very smooth, in fact @ one point Miss Katie actually had her head on Spirits back/butt sleeping ! ! ! When we got home, I took Spirit and Molly in the house in the back bedroom, opened all of the curtains and turned on all of the lights. Joel let Katie out and walked around a little (she did not go potty) and then brought her in through the garage door. She walked right in like she "owned" the place. We took off the leash and she literally walked through the entire house, from room to room w/o missing a beat. We were AMAZED.... I let the other two out and everyone kinda walked around together. Joel then took S & M out to run around and I prepared Katie' supper, showed her the water, etc. She continued to just check things out and followed me into a couple of rooms ~ each time that she followed me I bent down to pet, scratch, etc. and talk to her a little and then I continued to walk about. Then back on the leash and out we went to join the others ~ we went into the front pasture and let her off leash to run, which she did ! ! ! She ran after the other two for a little and then piddled and then she explored on her own a little and run w/the other two a little more. It was VERY cold so we limited it to about 10 minutes. Back in (through the front door) and more of the same routine. She ate a little supper from her bowl and then decided that Spirits tasted better so I was ready to go have a tiny little chat w/her when Spirit walked up to her, stood next to her w/o a peep and started eating his own food... she just walked back to her dish ~ problem solved ***** About 6:30ish she settled down by her new bed which we moved already from behind the chair to in front of and the pictures show........"the rest of the story".
Joel and I have said over and over, both on the way home and all evening ~ this was truly meant to be, Katie has not only filled a very precious void in our lives but she has created a whole new dimension, in short... we simply love her already. I don't want to get all "mushy" but I have to tell you that "grateful" just doesn't cut it when we try to say how we feel when we say how thrilled we are that you and Katie have joined in our lives.
You two can without exception look back @ the past seven months and say...
Without a doubt ~ job WELL DONE
(LOVE, PATIENCE, COMMITMENT, UNDERSTANDING, COMPASSION & EMOTIONAL EXHAUSTION ~ All in a Days Work for you Two)
Enjoy the pictures, there will be plenty more whenever you want them.
Take Care and our Heartfelt Thank You for Sharing Miss Katie with us.