Tuesday, July 5, 2011



Yesterday our nation celebrated freedom and this got us thinking about our 600th rescue, Arlin. Arlin is being given a second chance to know the freedom that any dog who is truly loved and cared for knows. A free dog is free to just be a dog and enjoy every minute of yummy meals, loving pats on the head and falling asleep cuddled up next to the people who have given you that freedom. So, in the spirit of Independence day, we have renamed Arlin Liberty! Welcome to the family, Liberty. We're honored to help you find your freedom. http://p0.vresp.com/Tf0JYw

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Angels Among Us

Arlin the GREAT! #600
Today, my mom went to rescue the 600th Golden Retriever for G.R.E.A.T Rescue. His name is Arlin and she came home and told me all about him! He was found on the interstate and was being held by Animal Control. He is approximately 11 years old. When my mom went to pick him up, she was taken aback by his appearance. He stood in front of her, shaking and cowering. His coat was filthy and brittle, his eyes had discharge, and his tail remained between his legs. On the way out to the car, Arlin crept very slowly....near the ground. He was scared of everything...especially noises and sudden movements. However, when my mom and Arlin reached our car - he jumped right in and sat down.

They then began the ride to the rescue Vet. Arlin watched out the back window the entire way. Once there, my mom said she sat in the backseat with Arlin for about 30 minutes. She told him he was a "good boy" and that he was safe and sound. When it was time to take him in to the Vet, she was able to take him in through the back entrance to ensure a more peaceful setting. While the girls at the Vet reviewed the paperwork and prepared to take him back for treatment, my mom said she sat down on the floor with Arlin. At that moment, he gingerly put his paw on her arm and lowered his head...as if to say "Thank You - I'll be OK". He had become less fearful and even began wagging his tail. Arlin has definitely endured a rough life, but his Golden Spirit remains evident! Arlin will be a wonderful, loyal companion for someone very soon!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A day at the park...

Jasper running around after swimming
Today, while my mom and dad were at work, Jasper told me about his fun day at the dog park on Saturday. First of all, let me tell you that this story was NEWS to me! I am still trying to figure out why I was not invited. Anyway, Jasper told me that our mom and dad took him swimming at a dog park. He met a new friend and her name is Daisy - just like me! Although, Jasper told me that the "Daisy" he met was a puppy who chased him all over the place (just so everyone knows...I do not chase boys - they come to me).

After running, swimming, and playing fetch at the dogpark, Jasper went to Atlantic Beach, FL for shopping and lunch. He sat outside with my mom and dad while they ate pizza.

Then, to end the day, Jasper strolled around Avondale with my mom and dad. They even stopped at the BlueFish restaurant for some treats and afternoon drinks. He told me everyone LOVES him there..they even brought him out treats on a small salad plate and a bowl of fresh water!
Jasper sleeping on the car ride home - a long day indeed!

Now that I know the story, it sure does explain why Jasper was actually tired on Saturday night!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New Edition!

Jasper sitting still - a rare occurrence!
It's time to celebrate! We have a new addition to our family!
That's right...my mom and dad adopted Jasper last Friday. My brothers, Jackson and Biloxi, are just as excited as I am to welcome Jasper to our family (if you want to hear the honest truth, I think Biloxi is the most excited! He and Jasper sure do play chase a lot).

I wonder what kind of trouble I can convince Jasper to get into with me? 
Jasper playing on the back deck

Thursday, January 13, 2011

3's Company!

Sitting pretty!

Family portrait!

Here's Jasper, Jackson, and I being good and sitting still for the camera (well, maybe we were sitting still for a treat!). We are pretty cute aren't we?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Jasper trying to write his own blog!
Can you believe this?

My new foster brother, Jasper, is trying to blog!

Here I was, telling my mom all about my misadventures and Jasper comes along and takes over the keyboard!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Getting OLD?

Am I getting OLD?
Usually, my antics get me in trouble A LOT! But, after a puppy in the house for two days I am TIRED! Jasper and I play together several times a day, but he doesn't seem to take naps as much as I do! My mom says it's because I am between 7-8 years old and Jasper is not even 2 years old yet....hmmm, I am not sure about this! Where is the fountain of youth?
Daisy Mae after playing with new foster brother, Jasper!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Meet Jasper!

On the way home with Jasper!

 I am so excited! Yesterday, my mom went and picked up our new foster brother. He is 18 months old and very fun to play with. Although he is very energetic and he does not seem to get tired when I do...I think I am getting old! We played a lot yesterday. Today I am so sleepy. Thank goodness for my comfy dog bed from Santa.
Daisy Mae and Jasper playing on the deck
Jackson and Jasper after playing in the backyard

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Daisy Mae and Biloxi
Santa Claus came early and brought me and Jackson two new dog beds!

I am so glad because it is freezing here in Florida and I don't like laying on the cold wood floor.

The only bad thing? I have to share my bed with my little brother, Biloxi. Doesn't he know that this is a "DOG bed" and not a "cat" bed?!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Miss February!

I made it! 

I was selected to be one of the February "models" in the new 2011 GREAT calendar! My mom told me I was selected because I am so pretty and special. I agree!

Order your 2011 GREAT calendar here and support this wonderful organization dedicated to helping dogs like me!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Ready for my photo Mom!
I didn't know the pumpkin my mom asked me to pose with was not food!
Hmmm...this is pretty tasty!
What?! Why are you yelling at me for eating the pumpkin?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Calendar Worthy?

I submitted my picture for a chance to be featured in the 2011 G.R.E.A.T. calendar. This picture was taken after my first haircut of the summer. It felt so great to lose some of the extra fur! Do you think this photo will make the final cut? I am sure there is a lot of "golden" competition out there!

Monday, January 25, 2010

C'mon Dad!

My dad got some kind of new game thing a month ago. And, since then ALL he does is play with that game and not me! One day, I am going to destroy his new toy and then he'll be forced to play with me again!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

I live in Florida where the weather is warm! I sure don't know what's going on so far this new year, but it is sooooo cold here! I had to convince my mom that it is too cold in my room to sleep - so she let's me sleep in the closet in her room! Even better, she lets me sleep on a lot of fluffy, warm towels and clothes. I love being in the closet!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

First Injury in 2010

Last night I had to break the news to my mom that I was hurt (again). It's been a while since I've had any injuries so my mom has been pretty excited...until now. She took one look at my right eye and immediately made me take 2 little pink pills (she called them Benadryl, but I don't know what that means - they were simply 2 pink treats to me!), and another little treat (something called Rimadyl -what is that? It tasted great!). Don't tell my mom, but I really liked these treats - even if I got them because my eye was hurt. Plus, my mom always tells me what a good girl I am when I get treats. She says that I'm the only girl she knows that eats these pink pills without any kind of coating. Hmm, I wonder what that means? I just like to eat anything that is a special treat - who needs a coating?

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I had so much fun this morning. I love Christmas even if it is a little exhausting. And, no matter what the pictures may look like - I was NOT trying to kill Jackson by strangling him with his own Christmas scarf. I was just trying to have fun, but I got in trouble 'cause I wouldn't let go of his scarf!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

2010 Calendars Now Available

'Tis the season for calendar shopping! My friends at G.R.E.A.T have the 2010 Calendar available for sale. If you know a dog lover, consider this GREAT (no pun intended) gift! Visit www.greatrescue.org to purchase your calendars!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Another Duraflame log?

Some of you may remember that I have eaten a Duraflame log before (just so you know...it didn't go so well for me). Well, a few nights ago my mom and dad were acting very "sneaky" about something in the fireplace. They actually locked me out of the living room while they "took care of something"! As soon as they let me back in the living room, I was able to figure out what they were hiding from me - another Duraflame log!! Can you believe it? I LOVE these logs! Although, I have never tasted one that was on fire before...I just stood there, licking my lips and wimpering at the log. I tried to move the fireplace screen out of the way with my paw, but my parents told me to "Leave it alone!" Clearly, they don't know how good a Duraflame log tastes...well, until it starts to come back up...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Attempting to forge new relationships...

I attempted to talk to Kramer about this video...he was not receptive to the idea that we can ever be more than "housemates". Hmmm....does anyone have any ideas for me to try? I just don't understand why Kramer hates me so much. I try, and I try, and I try...but he just hates me!