I am here to talk about three new dogs I have made friends with this week. All valuable additions to their new homes and all rescues.
is a new member of the ever expanding pack that is led by Benjamin.
Much to his chagrin a sixth member has been added, which is so large I
don’t think they can any longer be referred to as a pack, but should be
called the Benji Bunch. One night when the original five went out to do
their business Benjamin’s Daddy saw a black lab pup had joined them. The
evening before Benjamin’s parents had heard a new dog barking in the
neighbors’ yard and figured the folks next door had bought a puppy.
Being a lonely puppy outside all night, and seeing a happy pack next
door, the smart little lab decided to try to sneak in as part of
Benjamin’s family. Benji’s parents were too good at counting not to
notice a new dog bounding into the house, but did allow the pup to spend
the night. The next morning Benji’s Mom called the neighbors who told
her they had lost a pup. He had been a gift for their toddler, and they
didn’t want a dog, so they were going to give it away or “get rid of
it.” Benji’s Mom said she would take the dog and find him a good home.
But I think the pup has a good home already, right with Benji and his
pack, and, with six you get eggroll so it works out for everyone.
runaway lab was not the only labrador to find a new home this week.
Our three chocolate lab friends from the west coast, Reba, Dodger and
Logan put to test the saying that if you go black you never go back by
getting an all black lab to join their previously all chocolate family.
This dog, who is named Raja, had been surrendered to a shelter on a
Tuesday, (her parents were moving and could not take her with them) had
her precious ovaries removed on a Wednesday, went to a Petco Unleashed
adoption on a Saturday and by the end of that day was in the West Coast
Labrador Castle. There was some drama as Raja became accustomed to her
siblings and them to her but soon a pecking order had been established
and now the Chocolate Lab Pack is the Chocolate Lab Pack plus one.
if you follow this blog, you read the sad story of our good friend
Ginger Dash who got under her fence, went away from her house, and has
not been seen since. We pray for her to return everyday. While no do
can ever replace Ginger a new pup has become part of her pack. Her name
is Piper and she also is a rescue. She was in a foster home before
she was given the Ok to move in with her sister Gypsy Dawn and her new
Mom. Piper took to her new home very quickly. She even got to sleep in
the big bed with her Mom the first night which is very rare for a dog’s
opening night. While she knows she will not replace Ginger she will
create new love and new memories with her new Mom. And she will be
another dog nose in the air trying to sniff out her big sister so she
will come home. She got along wonderfully with her Gypsy her first
night. Her cat sister Koko proved to be harder to win over but I am sure
Piper will do so. And she will help heal her Mom’s heart until Ginger
So here are to three new friends, three rescues, who are all rescuing their new Moms and families.