June 26th 2012 4:08 pm
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ADOPT 2012 CONTEST
Annie’s New Beginning
After my Golden brother before me went to the bridge, mama & daddy were so heartbroken and the house was so empty that they just couldn’t bear it anymore. Mama went online looking for Golden Breeders and came upon Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever Rescue by accident. She had never thought of adopting but as she looked at the site and all the wonderful Goldens that so desperately needed homes, she was hooked. As she flipped through all the pictures she ran across me…..my name was Bacall as I was named by the rescue. My brother was also with me and they named him Bogey. Bogey & Bacall….neat, huh? She dried her tears for a minute and took a better look. She ran and got daddy and told him, “this is the one I want. Look at her, isn’t she beautiful?” Mama called the rescue and they just happened to have an adoption day that weekend. Mama and daddy could barely wait. Bogey & I were brought from Hurricane Katrina to Houston. We were taken to the rescue and they were so nice to us. They gave us a bath and food and lots of hugs & kisses. I snuggled with a little blankie they gave me because I was very scared. Little did I know that my new pawrents would be coming to get me very soon. Well, a couple of days later when the adoption day came, mama & daddy put the pedal to the metal and got there as fast as they could. Thankfully, both Bogey & I were still there and they took me for a little walk around the property. I was such a good girl and mama and daddy fell in love with me right on the spot. After all the papers were signed, I jumped in the backseat of the car and I felt so surrounded by love that I wasn’t scared anymore. Mama sang to me on the way home my Annie song that she just made up and still sings it to me 7 yrs later.
She’s so swell
As it turned out, Bogey was adopted by a nice couple that lives near us and we get to go on playdates. Mama just couldn’t get used to the name Bacall and re-named me Annie, it just seemed to fit and I answered to it right away. Mama & daddy still continue to keep in touch with Golden Beginnings and give donations whenever they can. It’s such a wonderful organization and does a great job finding homes for orphaned Goldens. Needless to say, I am doing the happy dance these days and encourage others to adopt….it rocks!
What a beautiful story Annie. You are one lucky pupper, it sounds like you have a pawsome home, your family loves you very much.
Abby and Lucian
Love your story Annie.
Thank you for sharing your story, Annie.
Oh Annie mum has tears in her eyes. What a lovely story. We are so happy that you have a wonderful & loving mama & daddy.
Sending lots of Pei hugs to you :)
Thanks, sending smooches for all!
Mommy's all teary eyed. Such a beautiful "tail" to tell for you all. I am so glad we are pals too dear grrl! Yes We Rescue pups do have a special Flavor to add to our familys. Love you grrrlie!! Hugs & Pokes, Darla,Mom & the Gang xoxoxo
What a wonderful Diary Entry and so blessed you all are together, a beautiful family. Lots of hugs to our sweet friend, Annie.