Age: 13 Years Sex: Female Weight: 51-100 lbs
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Em, Emmers, Emma Jean, punkin, punky-girl, froggy-dog
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July 4th 2002
She loves to follow me everywhere I go; she likes to look at herself in the mirror and she loves her Blue Teddy!
The car 'cause it makes her sick; little dogs
Blue fish and really anything that's laying around
Through the neighborhood ('cause it's familiar) to see her pup pals!
No tricks...she's having a hard time learning how to do just the basics!! :)
One snowy weekend, I decided to look into rescuing a dog from the Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies. I filled out an application and that same night, they called me! The next day I went to meet many of the Goldens. I met so many beautiful dogs that need great homes. I wanted to take them all! But it was Emma who took my heart. She had the saddest face and it was obvious she had some emotional issues, but was otherwise in great health! A few days later, she was in my home. It all happened so fast, but I am so happy she is here (although I'm not so sure Chloe is as happy;).
Emma came to Colorado from an Oklahoma puppy mill along with 9 other dogs. All of their profiles and updates (including Emma's) can be found at http://www.goldenrescue.com/page/p age/4163298.htm.
She was one of the puppy mill moms and it's obvious that she had many litters of puppies and had also been sorely neglected. All of the dogs were secluded in a barn and forced to have litter after litter. One can only hope that the puppies all found a better life that what these sweet dogs had. Who would do such a thing to such a wonderful breed?
Quoted from the website "the grim situation of these Goldens hit us hard. When you think of a Golden Retriever, what comes to mind, is a tale wagging, want to please and love you dog. What we saw when we started transferring these Goldens, was scared, dirty, shaking, no tail wagging in the lot. They did not even know what to do when we all tried to walk them before putting them into our kennels. These poor lovely souls did not even know how to go potty on the grass, most stopped on the concrete or not at all until they were back in their kennels again. We had some that would not come out of the kennel and had to be gently pulled out. Most would try to hide between our legs for comfort. Finally and sadly we realized what puppy mills really mean. We took comfort in the fact that these 10 sweet souls were going to learn how to be the loving, happy Goldens Retrievers we are all accustomed to".
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December 19th 2012 10:06 am
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My last entry talked about missing Maggie and I realized that was 2 years ago! Perhaps you are wondering what happened to her? Well it was quite an adventure!
Momma and I spent 3 weeks living at the cabin...well, three weeks off and on while trying to coax miss Maggie back home. We even set a live trap for her and she would have nothing of it. She was bound and determined to be on her own. The fox in the area though really enjoyed their brief stays in the trap because they were getting some fabulous meals!! The good news was that she stayed close to the cabin so we could keep tabs on her. She was getting thinner and thinner. The last time we saw her she had porcupine quills in her face and her ribs were sticking out.
Mom and I had given up hope. Mom spend the final night up on the mountain with her trying to get Maggie to come to her. Maggie was curious, but mom couldn't get her. So after a few hours, Mom said to her: "Maggie - I can't do this anymore. If you want to come live with me you are going to have to get in that trap so I can take you home!" and then we left. Mom drove all the way back to Denver with a very heavy and broken heart.
The next morning, Mom returned to work. At 8:00 a.m., the animal control team called Mom and said "We GOT HER!!!" Mom was so elated!!! She drove right back up there at that moment.
When Mom walked into the rescue center, Maggie looked at her and wagged her little tail. She was so happy to see her and couldn't wait to get in the car and go home. She has never left Mom's side since then.
It's rare for a story like that to end happily, but we all feel so fortunate that Maggie is such a survivor.
September 20th 2010 7:49 pm
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Please spread the POP for my foster sister, Maggie. For those of you who don't know, Maggie, got away from me last Friday and is currently lost in the mountains near Lake Granby, CO.
We were coming into the cabin (with me by her side) when she wrapped her leash around Mom's legs. Mom dropped the leash to get untangled as she was closing the door. She was spooked by something in the house and forced her way out. She is very good at this when she is determined. Mom followed her as far as she could until Maggie just disappeared into thin air (so it seems). She's so fast and far more agile in the mountains than either Mom or me. She was a terribly traumatized dog as a puppy mill mom just like me and afraid of every person, place, and thing. I tried to tell her that not all people are bad!! It was so hard for her though. She could make herself very small and hide in lots of places. She just didn't like human touch. She has only been here for only about 6 weeks which wasn't enough time for her to bond to us. I really hate puppy mills, more than I ever thought I could.
One of our wonderful GRRR volunteers lives in Granby with his Golden, Hacker and helped us search for her all morning on Saturday. We continued the search until dark on Saturday and again on Sunday until late afternoon and have the bug bites, scrapes, bruises, and barbed wire fence cuts to prove the effort. There is no sign of her anywhere and nobody in the area has seen her. She's hiding.
Leaving the cabin to come home was THE hardest thing we've done in a long long time and my heart can't break any more than it does right now. I know there is nothing else I can do for her, but it doesn't stop the feelings that I've let her down and the disappointment that I could not keep her safe.
We have notified the sheriff and the animal control officer for the area. An ad will go into the newspaper. I can only hope and pray that someone spots her or that she gets hungry enough to go to someone's house. My pain is somewhat eased knowing that there are a lot of people in the area keeping an eye out for her and that there is a GRRR volunteer in the area to help.
Please please please keep her in your prayers that she is found and safely returned to us. She deserves to have a good life!
Thank you for your love, support, and friendship.
May 5th 2009 1:56 pm
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Goodbye my sweet friend, Marley.
I love you!
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