Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Anyone want a treat?

Missy, Bosco, Robbie and Cedar sit patiently for a treat. Karma was too busy hopping around and she missed the picture. She did get a treat though.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Retrievers are a big help.

We had a thunderstorm last week and lost several trees. The goldens and the labs were a big help in cleaning up the tree limbs. They were all facinated by the big limbs. Since Missy's tranport was delayed, she got to help with the work. They really thought they helped just by being there. I did not tell them anything different. People just don't know what they are missing when they don't have dogs around.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Missy is Miss Personality

We have really enjoyed our time with Missy. She has so much personality. We can always count on getting a cute picture of this sweet girl. We will truly miss having her around. On Thursday, I went for a walk (in the 100 degrees) and every song on my ipod had lyrics that reminded me of Missy. There is just one little thing that makes this fostering business hard. You guessed it, having to say goodbye. Why I have songs such as "I Will Remember You", "You Found Me", "These are the Times of My Life", and "Come Back to Me" on my ipod is beyond me. I sure can pick the sad songs. In fact, most of these songs remind me of all my fosters. Even though I will never see them again, I have great memories of them all. This one may tug at my heart strings just a little harder. We love you Missy.

Missy and Robbie

Her favorite spot on the couch.

Karma and Missy

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Missy is a busy girl!

I have several new pictures to post. First of all, Missy had a field trip to my sister's house. They are on vacation and we are taking care of their two Brittanys. She met Gracie and Gidget and loved running around the backyard. She took a look at the pool, but she was not interested. She loves to go for a ride in the car and she is a great car rider. When we got home, she finally rested on the Kuranda bed. This morning, we took another ride to my sister's house and then to the vet for Missy to get her health certificate. She was such a good girl (a little nosey), but she was so well behaved. She waited patiently while I was getting her paper work. We then stopped off at Lynn's house and Missy met the cat. She was not really interested. I think she will do fine with cats.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


I received a message from Jersey today. I am so glad that he found his forever home. His mom said that he misses me, but that he loves his new home. My foster mom found these shelter pictures of me and Jersey. Thanks to MAGRR, we are both safe and happy.


Missy again. It sure was hot today. I think it was close to 100 degrees. My foster mom took a picture of my foster brothers and sister. I was too busy to get in the picture. We then went outside and played chase in the sand. What were they thinking getting this much sand? It sure was fun though.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Dinner and a movie!

Last night was great. We had dinner, and then we went to the movies. Well, not literally. We watched a movie on the big screen TV. My foster mom even baked chocolate chip cookies for the event. Somehow, in the mist of getting all settled to watch the movie I never did get a cookie. What's up with that. I worked hard helping her bake those cookies and I didn't even get one. Oh well, that's the way things go around here. I did get to sit in my favorite chair to watch the movie though. The movie was boring so I just took a nap. If you are wondering why there is a picture of some lab feet, well they were trying to decide who was bringing in the most sand. I can't help it if sand sticks to my feet. Just when this picture was taken, I heard Cedar and Karma outside. They were running around playing chase through the sand. Oh, and by the way, Karma was winning. I don't know how she does it with only 3 feet but she is fast. Cedar does not usually play because he likes to stay close to his mom. He is one of those mama's boys. I was inside minding my own business and helping with those cookies and my feet get their picture taken. They are cute feet though. Missy

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Can it get any hotter?

Hi, Missy again. It is so hot in Memphis that my tongue is getting tired. Thank goodness for air conditioners and ceiling fans. I will admit that not much has been happening around here. We do go outside for a little while but with this humidity, I'm loving the cool concrete floor. I did find a little time to play with Cedar and Karma. I keep trying to go under Cedar but he gets fussy. Enjoy my video. Missy

Monday, June 7, 2010

What a weekend!

Missy here again. I had a really busy weekend. First of all, my foster dad had a big load of sand delivered to our house. He worked hard getting all that sand spread around in the front and back yards. Boy are we having fun in that sand. I don't think he realized at the time that 4 retrievers don't really mix well with sand. My mom has been sweeping most of the weekend. We love to go outside and play chase through the sand. Karma even laid out like she was at the beach. We had to stay inside while he made lots of trips taking the sand to the backyard so I had to stand guard at the front door. You know those Golden Retrievers had to get their beauty rest while I stood guard. Anybody remember that Paul Simon song that says "I'll stand guard like a postcard of a Golden Retriever"? Well, it should have been a Labrador Retriever. When my dad came in to rest, I was so excited that I had to get in his lap. My mom keeps telling me that I am a lab, not a lap dog. What does she know anyway?

Friday, June 4, 2010

It is hot and humid in Memphis!

It is around 6:00 p.m. and even the retrievers don't want to play in this hot and humid weather. Missy loves to lay on the cool concrete floor or in her chair.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Hi, Missy here. I caught my foster mom not looking and I hijacked the computer. I just had to change my blog background and post a picture. When you are a lab, in a golden rescue, you have to be creative just to get people to look at you. Of course, my foster parents already loved labs because Cedar looks just like one. I know, you have heard the story before (I have heard it several times myself). Cedar's mom was a golden, but I bet his dad was a yellow lab. He stills calls himself a golden retriever but I think he is a golden mix. I think I am a yellow lab, not a mix. Since Karma and Robbie are goldens, I try not to mention the lab word around Cedar. Anyway, I decided to get more comfortable on the couch and my mom took a picture. She went on and on about how cute I was, so I have decided to do it again. It does not take much to get your picture taken around here. The other picture is the last one that was taken of my friend Buddy and me. He traveled to Vermont last Friday. Well, it is after 10:00 and past my bed time. Later, Missy

This is Cedar. What do you think? Lab or Golden?