I used to
have a home.I know I
did.I just donít
know where it is.Iím hungry
and so tired of looking.Wonít
somebody help me?Please?
Arlene was just another senior dog wandering the streets
of Taipei, Taiwan.At some
point in her life, her owners thought enough to
microchip her, but the information was not kept up to
date so there was no one left to contact. Without
help, she would not last much longer.
A nice person
is stopping to pet me.I wonder if
she can help me find where I belong?Itís so nice
to hear a kind and friendly voice.Maybe she
has something I can eat.
Arlene was rescued in July 2016.She was very
thin, and her coat was matted and patchy.Although
fairly healthy, except for some arthritis, Arlene was
probably close to 10 years old.Not a
popular age for finding a forever home because very few
families are interested in that senior of a dog.But Arleneís
rescue angels wanted this sweet girl to find a forever
home so they appealed to Arizona Golden Retriever Connection.Their
prayers were answered and in October, Arlene, along with
five other hopeful, senior Goldens made the 7,000-mile
journey to the United States.
It was a very
long trip but I have settled into a wonderful place with
my foster mom and three foster siblings, who look like
me only a little bigger.They are all
nice to me and let me share their beds and donít mind
when my foster mom gives me pets and cuddles.Today I went
to visit a man and lady who have a cat named Skittles.Iím not sure
what Skittles thought of me.He was
liked the man and lady.They were as
nice as my foster mom and they took me for a walk and
let me play in their yard.It has lots
and lots of grass and a nice tree and even a little
pond.I wonder if
they would like a dog like me?I sure hope
so.If they let
me stay Iíll even make friends with the snooty cat.
Debbie and Dave had been surfing the internet looking at
various dog rescue organizations. They came across the
Arizona Golden Retriever Connection
and learned how this group was bringing rescued Goldens
from Taiwan and finding them forever homes in Arizona.
Then they saw a photo of Arlene waiting to board the
plane for the United States.She just
might be the one.Of course,
it would take the approval of their recently rescued
I am Mr. Skittles, Feline Lord of the
year my servants brought on another vassal named Arlene.
a short interview, I allowed the beast to move in.
has been sufficiently subservient except I did have to
discourage her snippiness when I inspected her food.However, she
is a quick learner, and overall Arlene has been an
acceptable addition to our household.
The servants are very pleased with her
and she does love them a lot. Because
she is not able to climb up on the couch (sheís not as
spry as me), I sometimes let her lay on my large floor
reason, the servants think it belongs to Arlene!)
all, I can be gracious when I want, and I do have the
couch to myself as I need that space to stretch out.
One of my favorite games to play with
Arlene is to lay in the open doorway while watching her
pace back and forth, begging me to allow her to come in
or out the doors! Donít worry, I only play the game for
a short time.And I must
admit, Iíve become quite fond of my sis, I mean that
Sometimes the servants will leave and I
will hang out with Arlene and reassure her that I sent
them out for more treats and they will be back soon. On
occasion, I'll even go out for treats but Arlene does
not seem to enjoy feathers or scales.She prefers
to wait for treats from the servants.Strange, but
who can understand the mind of a dog!
Hi, itís me,
gone outside to look for his own ďspecialĒ treats.He is such a
his ďlord of the manorĒ fool you.While he can
be an annoying little brother, I do like his company,
even if he is a cat.And, he did
let me come live with him and our mom and dad, who are
the very best part of my life.
Skittles says itís his bed, I know Mom and Dad got it
for me, along with my toys and all my special treats.Whatís more,
I get to go on rides with Mom and Dad while Skittles
stays at home.When we
visit my grandma, I get even more hugs and kisses AND
more treats. Sometimes,
Mom and Dad take me camping with them and that is so
much fun!There are so
many new smells and sights to see, and I never worry
that Iíll get left behind.I know Mom
and Dad are always watching out for me.
For such a
long time, I wasnít sure if Iíd ever find where I
belonged.It took a
good part of my life, but I know I am now truly home
forever!Iím so glad
that my parents used the internet thing and found me
when I needed them most!