waiting and waiting and no one comes to take me home.Why was I
left in the park?Doesnít my
family want me anymore?What did I
do wrong?Iím hungry
and Iím so scared.Wonít
someone help me?
In late March of 2017, Dana was found wandering in a
park in Taipei, Taiwan.Itís
possible she got lost and could not find her way home,
but most likely she was left in the park after being
abandoned by her owner.Had Dana not
been rescued, she would have spent whatever remained of
her life looking for food and shelter.Eventually,
injury or disease would have led to her early death.But that was
not to be Danaís fate. The
rescue angels were looking out for her.
humans who took me away from the park have been very
kind to me.I wouldnít
mind staying with them because I feel safe.But it
would be nice to have a family of my very own.
I wish hard enough and am very good, maybe someday it
will happen.Maybe.Some day.
Arizona Golden Retriever Connection
was arranging with Danaís rescue group in Taiwan to
bring some senior Goldens to the United States.Around the
same time, Barbara, recently widowed, was setting up her
new home in Sun City, adjusting to the changes brought
on by the loss of her husband to cancer.Her sister
asked if she would perhaps like to foster a senior
Golden Retriever coming to the United States from
I just met
the nicest lady. I have been traveling so far and she
tells me that in just a little while we will get to her
house.She says I
can stay with her.I think I
would like that. Maybe,
just maybe my wish is coming true.
My wish did
come true!My foster
mom and me decided we belonged with each other forever!
was a very long journey, but I am finally, truly home!
Mom calls me
Dana Myles because I had to travel so very far (over
7,000 miles!) for us to find each other.She tells me
Iím the best dog she has ever had! I have toys that are
my very own, a food and water dish just for me and a
soft cushy bed thatís right by my momís bed.I even have
a yard with green grass to roll in and flowers and
bushes I can investigate for birds.My yard has
a nice high wall and I donít have to worry about being
lost ever again!
I have lots
of friends and a really cool cousin named Eeyore.Heís a
rescue dog just like me!I even got
to stay for a week with him and my Aunt Shirley and
Uncle Walt.We had such
fun, but I was happiest when Mom came home again.I love being
with her. She
is the best companion.We go for
walks together, take rides in the car and visit with
friends.I like the
mornings the best because when itís nice outside we sit
in our yard and I watch the birds while Mom drinks her
coffee.I guess Mom
and me are enjoying our Golden years together and itís
The saying a ďmatch made in heavenĒ has never been truer
than for Barbara and Dana Myles.For them,
lifeís changes have turned ďGoldenĒ.