May 31, 2011

Take me out to the ballgame!

Fancy went with us to Matthew's baseball game this evening.  She was so well behave and every one thought she was the sweetest thing.  We talked with a couple whose friends adopted Eva Grace a few weeks ago.  Fancy represented MAGRR very well.  By the way, the Cubs won the game.
Fancy enjoyed watching the game.

Fancy and Matthew

Fancy gives Matthew a kiss.

Matthew and Fancy

May 30, 2011

Miss Fancy

Fancy is having a fun time with her foster brothers and sister.  We took her for a walk yesterday and she walked pretty good on the leash. She is so much fun to have around.

By the way, that's Robbie's head getting in the way.

May 29, 2011

Fancy (foster #92)

I remember it all very well lookin back
It was the day I felt unsafe
I lived in a wire cage in cold damp shelter
On the outskirts of a small country town.

I didn't have a family or food
To say the least I was running out of time.
Then a nice lady from MAGRR found it in her plans
To make a trip to this small country town.

Well, the lady came and took a look at my thin, wiry coat
She patted me on the head and smiled and said the red collar would fit me good.
And standing back from the wire cage
I began to have some hope again.

She said "Here's your one chance Fancy, don't let me down.
Here's your one chance Fancy, don't let me down."

I could not resist writing some lyrics for Fancy MAGRR.  When I first saw her picture, I knew that I wanted to foster this sweet little girl.  This is what rescue is all about.  Thanks to MAGRR, this girl has a second chance on life.  Fancy is a smart girl.  She knows sit and she learned to use the doggy door.  She likes to retrieve the tennis ball and play with the rope.  When I picked Fancy up at CPH, I thought "How can people treat their pets this way?" and then Zetta was rescued from the Collierville shelter yesterday.  She is even in worse shape than Fancy.  Please keep Zetta and her foster family in your prayers.  When we pick up our foster babies, we form a bond and we love them just like they were our own.  Our hearts hurt for those who are neglected and treated badly.  Thanks to all the foster families who put their hearts on the line.

May 22, 2011

Where are they now?

Jimbo arrived safely at his new home in Maine.  As I was thinking about him today, I began to think about all of the goldens I have met along this foster journey. 
39 were adopted to families in the northeast
34 Tennessee
5 Mississippi
5 Arkansas
2 Kentucky
1 Indiana
1 Ohio
1 South Carolina
1 Texas
2 went to the Rainbow Bridge before they were adopted

We will never forget our foster babies:

George W., Harrison, Wiley, P.J., Haylee, T. Rex, Sandy, Caddy, Mindy, Shasta, Ethan, Buzz, Claire, Harvest, Angelina, Peggy Sue, Millie, Milo, Chelsea, Teddy, Buckley, Carney, Captain Jack, Raskal, Jamie, Cedar, Marley, Baxter, McAlister, Jack, Gertrude, Louie, Bowser, Maxx, Rusty, Aaron, Kylee, Taylor, Robyn, Cyndi, Robbie, Zeus, Sophie, Jamie (JJ), Dusty, Mason, Harlee, Bayer, Clifton, Heidi, Hershey, Colby, Baxter, Liam, Lady, Dixie, Keira, Chelsey, Flora, Winston, Layla, Karma, Keltie, Poppy, Timber, Casonova, Champ, Savannah Mae, Lillian, Poncho, Sundance, Zipper, Maddox, Drew, Ritchie, Honey Bear, Mariah, Davis, Missy, Blake, Bosco, Flash, Barrett, Autumn, Argus, Holly, Peaches, Griffin, J.J. (Jake), Bree and Jimbo.

May 19, 2011

Jimbo gets adopted!

Jimbo has been adopted and he will be traveling to the northeast on Saturday. 

Jimbo takes a nap.
The ball is still in the tree.  It has been there since April 10.  Not even tornado warnings can bring that ball down.

May 15, 2011


Jimbo is enjoying chewing on the Nyla bone.  By the way, Tim is in the process of putting in a new floor upstairs and Jimbo found the last of the carpet to pose for his video.
Jimbo loves to lay out in the grass and chew on a rawhide bone.

May 13, 2011

Wow, what a week!


Wow, what a week!  With the flood of the century in the Memphis area, things have been a little tense around here.  My foster mom has been checking the river level everyday on the Internet and she has worried about all the people that have lost their homes.  I was watching the news on Monday, and I think the river has decided that it is high enough.  I guess I will always remember that I was in Memphis during this terrible time.  I'm not sure if I really want to remember all of the news stories though.  There are lots of animals in temporary shelters and I know that they would like to be at home.  I don' want anyone to get all emotional, so I will talk about me.  I have been such a good boy at my foster home.  However, I will admit that I did get a little nervous last night when we had a thunder storm.  Yes, you heard me right, Memphis got more rain.  I have so many great qualities though, that I am hoping that you can overlook my anxiety about storms.  Let me see, I am housebroken, I can go up and down stairs, I can go in and out a doggie door, and I do not counter surf.  I am not a big barker, I can retrieve the tennis ball, and I take my treats nicely.  My mom just said that I was bragging, so I guess I should stop listing my great qualites.  If I think of anything else, I will let you know.  Jimbo

May 8, 2011

Happy Foster Mother's Day

Hi everybody, this is Jimbo.  I wanted to share the card that we got my foster mom today.  I'm not really sure what the word foster means, but I think it's a good thing.  I heard Karma whisper to Robbie that I really should not get too comfortable, because I won't be here very long.  I heard her say that they usually come and go in about 2 weeks. Everybody with MAGRR has been really nice to me, so I don't think I should worry too much.  Of course, I did not say this out loud, but I was wondering why she was still here.  Have a great day.  JJ (Jimbo) 

May 7, 2011

Jimbo (foster #91)

Cedar, Karma, Jimbo (in the middle) and Robbie
Meet our new foster boy Jimbo.  He is settling in at our home.  He is getting to know our golden pack.  As you may all know, the Memphis area is dealing with a major flood of the century.  All I have done for several days is watch the news and read about how all of this flood water is affecting our area.  People are losing their homes and all of their personal items.  Pets are being sent to a temporary shelter because their owners are having to evacuate.  Everyone around the downtown area and West Memphis are on edge.  Everyday when I drive across the Hernando Desoto Bridge on I40, I see the water level getting higher and higher.  My point in mentioning all of this, is the fact that we never know when something like this might happen.  We take so many things for granted.  Sometimes when we think that things just aren't going the way we want them to, think of those who have lost everything.  Think of the animals that have been taken to shelters where they are stressed and unsure.  So, if we get a thunder storm and Jimbo gets a little nervous we will be here for him. Please keep Memphis and the mid south in your thoughts and prayers. One more thing, for every bad story you read about Memphis, there is a good one.  People are volunteering their time at shelters and donating all types of personal items.  We have read lots of heart warming stories about the people in our area.   

Jimbo looking out the upstairs window


May 3, 2011

Record breaking floods!

Karma, Cedar and Robbie
Well, the goldens are enjoying having me at home.  Today is the second day that my school is closed due to flooding.  The experts are now predicting that the Mississippi River will crest at 48 feet by May 10. 

Mississippi River  (traveling into Arkansas)
The river is currently at 43.42 feet (May 2) and flood stage is at 34 feet.  This is the bridge that I cross every day to go to work.

May 1, 2011

Pixie (Bree) meets her new family!

Bree and Abigail left Memphis on Friday and met their new families on Saturday.

From Memphis to New Hampshire

Pixie (Bree)

Abigail and Pixie