It’s been almost 3 months since I adopted sweet, little Goldie, and I’m happy to report she’s doing well. Initially she was afraid of Don, which concerned me, but I think it was because his new job was stressing him out, making him somewhat volatile and unpredictable. To be honest, at times I’m afraid of him too. Fortunately, he and Goldie are learning to love each each other, and I commend them both for their efforts.
From the day we met, Goldie and I clicked. She watches my every move and sticks close to my side. I didn’t need to teach her to pay attention or heal, she just does it. When I saw this, I decided to start some basic training to see if she could learn tasks and help me as a Henry had. With her intelligence and eagerness to please, she learned “sit,” “down,” “come” and “stay” very quickly and has earned the title of “Emotional Support Animal,” but we’re working toward Service Dog status. I’m so proud of her!!
Goldie recently brought another gift into my life. Laura Dash, the founder of Adopt Me Rescue, from whom I adopted Goldie, asked if I wanted to write their monthly newsletter. She’s so busy with her rescue work and Dolittle’s Ranch, a dog training and boarding facility she runs with her husband, that she hasn’t had time. When Henry and I worked at the zoo, one of my favorite assignments was writing the weekly newsletter, so my response to Laura’s request came quickly:
“I’d love to!!”
I spent the next few days teaching myself the program Laura uses for the newsletter, but since I’m not super tech savvy, it took some head banging. But, I finally got it and was able to put together an acceptable issue. Whew! Once I master the tech stuff I’ll be able to create solid newsletters, which will hopefully generate interest and fund raising activities to help all the precious little pups who have been discarded due to illness, injury, age, appearance, disposition or disability.
I tried to cut-and-paste my first issue here, but it didn’t translate.You can check out the Adopt Me Rescue website and sign up for the newsletter if you like, or I can forward it to you.