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Happily Ever Afters After All

You guys do remember how Kudzu came to be with us, huh?  Mom received an email from her buddy at the shelter telling his tale.  Mom melted.  Now there are seven of us doggies here at The Love Shack.

People remember that Mom's a softy - especially when it comes to us retrievers - so it is no surprise that we have received a couple of phone calls in the past few weeks about other dogs like Kudzu who are looking for a good home.

The first call came from a dear friend at Brookhaven Animal Rescue League.  "Samantha, we've had a gentleman drop off a mother and daughter Golden Retriever.  He'd lost his job and house.  They are in great condition, but need a home.  You know anyone?" 

Hot dog!  Did Mom know someone?  This was just the kind of call she'd been waiting for!  When we had the dog camp at the end of summer, Mom had formed a special bond with one of her young campers.  "Moon" was drawn to our Goldens and had helped Mom with Kudzu and Scarlet some during the week.  Mom knew that Moon's family would be the perfect home for these two dears.  She called Moon's mom right away and sure enough, they wanted them both! 

Moon with Scarlet during camp.

Moon with her very own Golden girl, Liette.

Another few weeks passed before Mom received the call about our foster pup Melody.  You remember?  She'd been thrown out at a vet clinic and had a broken front leg, torn tendon in her rear leg, and a bruised eye.  She couldn't walk when we got her but made a miraclous recovery soon after.

Well, it looks like she has found her fairy tale ending too.  She has gone to live in a home similar to ours - a bunch of kids and a bunch of dogs.  It does our hearts good to know we were the difference in life and death for this precious pup who is now enjoying the good life.

Melody stealing Mom's camera bag a couple of weeks ago.

Melody now in her new home giving her big sis the 'how-to'.
We've really missed Melody but knew from the get-go that we wouldn't be able to be her furr-ever home. 

We're looking forward to planning some retriever play days with all our new buddies soon.  It'll be a dog gone good time for sure don't ya know!



  1. God is always willing to use a "available vessel" to do His works! I am thankful these dogs were introduced to your family so they could find loving homes!

  2. Way to go you guys. They are in good and loving homes BECAUSE of you.

    You gave them a chance and look what happened.

    Love ya tons


  3. Thankful we were able to help them!!

  4. You are a true angel to these dogs. A great big weenie PAWS UP to you. :o)

  5. Hi Y'all,

    Boondocks, y'all have a great mom! Thanks for the update on Melody. It's so wonderful she could find a home for the the mother daughter pair!

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  6. Such good deeds! I love getting the updates on these guys too!

  7. Awooo-some!!!

    Shining, Southern Jewel and Rosebud!!

  8. Hey Boondocks!
    Wow, I'm so happy to see these great packs being formed!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  9. I love happy endings!!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

  10. Awwwwww my heart is all filled up with happiness!!! This is a grrrrreat post!!! THANKS fur Sharing all this super news.

  11. Now that is one happee post
    Benny & Lily

  12. Great post, thanks for sharing! Love to hear awesome stories like these...if only there were more people like you and your family in the world!

    Keep up the good work!

    <3 Daisy Boo

  13. Oh how we LOVE these happy endings and new and wonderful beginnings.

    Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  14. Such a cool way to start the morning, reading about some pups finding great homes. : )

  15. These are the real-life stories that make the heart smile. I loved these, for sure.:)

    This is my first visit to you, but there's such a 'feel-good' aura here, I'll not be able to resist returning!

    Bless you for the good things you do. A true pleasure stopping by to visit.:)

    Enjoy the weekend,

  16. I am so glad things worked out for the dogs, but how sad that someone has to give up his dogs because of the job market.

    Thank goodness for wonderful folks like you!

  17. So great to hear the news about all these pups getting forever homes.
    Great way to start a weekend.

    Sheila & Bob
    Hamish & Rescue Sophie

  18. What a wonderful post!! I LOVE reading happy stories! :) :)

    Woofs & hugs for a wonderful weekend! <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  19. I am very behind in my reading. How wonderful to read about happy endings (and beginnings)!

  20. Moon is my baby cousin and I could not be more proud of her. Thank you so much for posting this!


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