I wonder where Iíll find food today.Itís always
a guess and sometimes I donít find anything.Those days
are the hardest.I stay in
this park a lot because I can find shelter when it
someone comes and chases me away.Sometimes a
human will throw me something to eat.Itís not
always the best, but I donít complain.Itís not
easy living on your own, but itís still better than
living in a cage.
There are few young Golden Retrievers wandering the city
streets and countryside of Taiwan.Most of the
dogs are between the ages of seven and ten years old.They are
considered expendable because they now have some kind of
imperfection that their previous owner could not be
bothered with.Itís much
easier to go out and buy a newer, healthier version.
Most likely, Blizzard spent a lot of his younger life in
a kennel used for breeding purposes.Itís
doubtful that he ever experienced life as a household
longer useful, he was placed on the streets.Fortunately
for Blizzard, a caring rescue group felt he deserved a
Itís so nice to have a meal I can depend
even nicer to have a safe, comfortable place to sleep
each night.I donít know
how long I will be able to stay with my rescue angels,
but Iíll enjoy every minute and try to be sure they know
I love them.
Susan and her husband had moved to Arizona a number of
years previous, but circumstances were not right to
adopt a dog of their own, even though they had owned and
loved numerous dogs when living in Pennsylvania.Now widowed,
and no longer taking care of her sonís Golden, Susan was
finally ready to welcome another dog into her life.
When my rescue angels said good-bye to
me, they promised I was going to a place better than I
had ever known before.It sure
didnít feel that way! I
was in a cage for ever so long and then I was in a place
where all the sights and sounds and smells were so
were some nice ladies who again promised I would soon be
in a wonderful place.How can they
be sure? Everything is so different!
Blizzard arrived in the United States in October 2016,
along with five other senior Goldens.Volunteers
Arizona Golden Retriever Connection
were at the Los Angeles International Airport waiting to
drive them to Arizona and their forever families.Blizzard
didnít know it yet, but his happiest days were about to
My mom says that pretty soon I will have
been officially with her a whole year, and she says Iím
the best buddy she could ever have!I donít know
about that, but I do know I love her more than anything!Life with
Mom is the BEST!
I have a big house that I share with Mom
and we have lots of nice people who live in the houses
welcomed me to the neighborhood and were happy that Mom
now had a companion as handsome as me!Some of our
neighbors have dogs and they have become my friends,
When Momís grandchildren come to visit,
they give me all kinds of hugs and pets. They say I am
so soft and cuddly!Mom says Iím
like a shaggy lion.Iím not sure
what a shaggy lion is, but it makes her brush my coat
every day so I love it!And lots of
times, after I get brushed, Mom puts lotion on my pads
to keep them soft.Imagine
street dog like me and she worries my paws will get too
rough!I hope she
knows how much I love her!
Best of all, I like patrolling my back
yard to make sure it is safe for mom and me.I watch for
cats, birds, and lizards.They are
fast, but sometimes Iím faster!Mom doesnít
seem too happy when I catch one so I usually just scare
But if they get too close, well I
canít ALWAYS be on my best behavior!
When Iím finished patrolling my yard, I
like to settle down and play with my toys. My favorites
are a blue dinosaur and an orange and yellow snake.They both
make squeaky noises when I squeeze them with my teeth!
Itís so much fun.When itís
cool outside, Mom tosses a ball for me and I am very
good at catching it!She also
takes me for walks in our neighborhoods and gives me
special treats.Like when
itís hot outside, I get my very own bowl of ice cubes!
Sometimes, when I settle down to sleep at
night, right next to Momís bed, I think about what my
rescue angels said to me.They
promised I would be journeying to a wonderful place.I wonder if
they knew just how wonderful it would be!