Holly Golightly forever loved

Golden Retriever
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Home:Austin, TX  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 22 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Holly girl

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Rainbow Bridge
Quick Bio:
-purebred-pound dog-dog rescue

January 1st 1995

Holly loves to chew up balls. She also thinks every dog bed in the house is hers. She likes to go for walks now that she has more energy and wants to be the first out the door.

None, extremely easy going

Favorite Toy:
Hard rubber balls to chew on. She chewed all the feet off all the cuz balls.

Favorite Food:
She likes parmesan cheese sprinkled on her dry food . Now that she is a good weight she is picky.

Favorite Walk:
In the neighborhood or the Lakeway City park and dogpark

Best Tricks:
She throws the ball back to you with a toss of her head.

Arrival Story:
We picked her up for Gold Ribbon Rescue at the Town Lake Shelter. Her owners had moved out and left her and no one in the neighborhood really fed her so she was about 20 lbs underweight and HW +.

We are adopting Holly. She is older than first thought and we want her to have a happy stressfree rest of her life. She is an angel. Shhh....don't tell her I told you but she is more like 12. What a joy Miss Holly Golightly was. Sadly she has gone to the bridge on May 8, 2009. We miss her, but she is free from pain and running with the bridge kids and her sibs, Maggie and Sushi. Not sure of her age, but about 14 when she crossed. Someday we will smile whenever we remember her, but right now we are so sad.

Forums Motto:
Every day is Christmas for me now!

The Groups I'm In:
"Canadian Golden Retrievers" who want to be Friends with other Goldens..., "DOGSTERHOLICS", ♥Artistic Creations♥, 10 YEARS OR OVER??? DOGS or CATS, ♥All Fur Fun♥, FANCYPANTS CAFE, Pugapalooza, ABANDONED ANGELS, Cesar's Dogster Pack, Disney Fan Club, Dogs for the Environment, Febreze® Pet Odor Eliminator™, Golden Puppies, Golden Retriever and Labrador Retriever Lovers, Golden Retriever FunHouse, Goldens Birthday/Anniversary Picture Album, Gorgeous Goldens, Greatest American Dog Fan Club!, Labrador Retrievers Fun House and Friends, PAWS Angels WAGS for Kindness, Pawsome Awesome Goldens, Simple Scraps 4 Dogs & Cats!, Texas Pound Puppies, The Big Dog Lounge, The Dog Park ;), The FURminator® Group For Dogs, Volume 2 Goldens Birthday/Anniversary Picture Album, Volume 3 Goldens Birthday/Anniversary/Memorial Picture Album




I've Been On Dogster Since:
January 22nd 2006 More than 11 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Memories from her Gold Ribbon Rescue Page

May 7th 2010 3:03 pm
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Four years ago yesterday on December 22 my husband went to Town Lake to pick up a foster waiting for GRR. When he arrived home I wasn't prepared for such a sad sight—she was just skin and bones, walking gingerly. But, she was smiling! She arrived so close to Christmas we named her Holly and after another favorite movie character played by a slim Audrey Hepburn her full name would be Holly Golightly.

Holly had been abandoned by her owners for what we figured out was about a month. We weren't sure of her age and it really didn't matter. She was a joy from the start. Every day was Christmas for this dog... that became her motto on her Dogster page.

Great with the grandkids, wonderful with other dogs and cats....she took a long time to put some weight on. She got vestibular syndrome and had some mange, but slowly she got healthy enough to go for a walk with Trooper our other GRR dog and Maggie the pug.

She lived for those walks until her last year when the severe arthritis made it impossible, but we would put the leash on and do a short smell-about on Lakeway Blvd and bring her back while the others got their exercise.

Renal failure was our next hurdle, but Holly never complained. Until the last month when she started losing weight and almost looked like the dog that arrived 3 1/2 years ago did we truly realize we were going to lose her. She passed in June, but her spirit lives on. It took us awhile to get up the nerve to foster again, but Holly would have wanted us to help another dog so upon our first call we got a new foster who has been a total joy. Holly would be smiling.


Watching over my family

May 29th 2009 10:46 am
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Awhile back mom found a dog shaped rock in the park. It really looks like a dogs head with a hole for the eye and a little flap for an ear.
Mom and dad put Sushi and Maggie together in the wildflower garden and this rock marks the spot. At some point she will paint their names on the rock.

I am right next to them with a pretty large smooth river rock marking my spot. At another spot, Theo and Mali, cats that were totally devoted to each other and died at young ages within a year apart, were put together. Both had heart problems and were 8 and 9.
Lots of flower seeds were placed in the garden and mom is going to go buy some verbena to put in there.
Dad said a few words and they had to have a box of kleenix out there.

What started out as kind of leftover wild garden is now a beautiful place for us to forever watch over our family.


Holly has gone ahead.

May 9th 2009 12:06 pm
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Mom does believe in heaven and believes dogs go there. Yesterday at 4:25 I went to heaven. I was tired and in pain....it was time.

They don't know how I spent the first part of my life....I was a throw away dog....my owners moved out and left me in the yard to live on my own. Mom doesn't think anyone who could do that could have been a good owner or provide a good life for me......so she tried to give me ALL THE BEST in my remaining years. I returned the favor and gave all the love I could give. It was good to be loved at last.

So I have not just gone, but gone ahead.

Til we meet again

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