Friday, November 18, 2011

It All Worked Out!

I'm so glad that it's Friday!  The week started off routinely enough, but some where it seemed to change direction. Some of you saw and commented on the post I had on Wednesday about Todd but later deleted.  I planned about 3 weeks ago to take Todd in to be 'altered.' I knew that he wasn't supposed to have any food or water, but I gave him a small training treat before I remembered that I shouldn't.  Not thinking it would create a problem, I didn't worry about it.  Well, it created a problem and the vet wouldn't do the surgery and I had to reschedule it for next week.  As upset as I was, of course I would have been more upset if something would have happened to Todd during the procedure because of it.  
~Yet another picture of a Tennessee barn~
The next problem I had was what to do with a hungry puppy for the day.  Too far from home and patients scheduled, the day-care thankfully had room for Todd that afternoon.  So I took him to work with me for the morning and the shop where I buy dog-food gave me a small sample bag so I didn't have to purchase any.
~And another...~
This was just how the week went.  Whenever things didn't seem to go as I thought they should, something happened and they would work out another way.  Unfortunately I didn't realize that until I started writing this post...I guess I really need to work on being a bit more flexible...  
I'm really excited that Jasmine and I are going to meet someone tomorrow morning that is interested in adopting her. Marilyn is a widow in her early sixties and lost her last Golden several months ago.  She has adopted senior dogs from the rescue 3 times before.  And in talking with her, she seems to have a tremendous capacity to give, grieve and give again.  I'm looking forward to meeting her and I so hope that she and Jasmine have a connection.  Marilyn is meeting other senior dogs next week so we'll see how it goes.
Finally, don't forget, if you'd like to be entered in the drawing for the book, Pure GOLD, please post a comment on my previous post by Sunday.  Enjoy your weekend! 


  1. i had seen the post about todd's pending surgery in my reader, but when i went to click on it, it wasn't there. now i know why. better safe than sorry. :)

    good luck, sweet jasmine!

  2. I like your all worked out :-)

  3. Obviously there are people that know that Old Goldens are the Best Goldens. Good luck to Jasmine, we hope you find a home that will spoil you rotten.

    Mogley G. Retriever

  4. Paws crossed for Jaz to find her life mate. Toby is looking good, nice photo.

  5. I think I may have commented, but like you have said, better safe than sorry !
    Gorgeous pictures of the barns and countryside, we are so blessed to have all that spectacular color every fall...
    Good luck Jasmine, it sounds like you're on the way to your forever home..
    Have a great weeknd Kim,

  6. I don't know how anyone could resist Jasmine. She's a doll. I do hope it works out for her.

    Too bad about Todd but better safe than sorry.

    Your pictures are beautiful.

  7. These pictures are just beautiful Kim! I hope it all works out with Jasmine and Marilyn... Jasmine is just beautiful, and reminds me of my grand dog Ginger. (Hamlet also reminded me of Ginger)
    I guess Todd's surgery just wasn't meant to be this week... better luck next week. (sorry Todd... I know you're trying to get out of this..) Have a great weekend!

  8. I hope Jasmine gets adopted - she is such a sweetie! I'm sorry your week didn't go as planned - hopefully this weekend will be restful and next weekend will be better!


  9. Good luck Jasmine!! Poor Todd....what a procedure to have a "trial run" for. Have a great weekend!

  10. I am gald Todd is OK, as I had been wondering what happened.

    Paws crossed that Jasmine ends up exactly where she is happiest!

    Love and woofs,
    Riley (and his human)

  11. Happy that you week worked out even after all the bumps in the road.
    We are saying a little prayer for Jasmine that she will get her forever home.

    Sheila & Bob

  12. Oh Jasmine, My Vickies fingers are crossed, her heart is praying for you and so am I. We know there are many others that need homes but Jasmine is the one we know and Jasmine is the one who has taken our hearts and wrapped them around her little white mask of a face.

    And having worked for a vet for many is so good you remembered to tell the vet aobut the food mistake.

    All is good at Golden Pines.

    Much Love
    Bert and My Vickie

  13. We've got our fingers and paws crossed for Jasmine. It could be perfect for both of them.

  14. We will keep our paws crossed for Jasmine and Marilyn for when they meet each other. Jasmine looks like such a sweet heart.
    Were also glad that you told the vet about the little treat little Todd ate. Its a good thing he does not know what is coming his way!
    The barn photos are the most beautiful that I have ever seen!
    Oh how we love them! The country side is sooo beautiful.

  15. You are one of the most positive people I know!!!
    So Todd gets to strut his stuff a little longer huh? :)
    I don't know how anyone could resist Jasmine!
    Happy Weekend,

  16. Glad things worked out in the end. Hope they work out for Jasmine.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra, Bella & Roxy

  17. Rock on Todd... for a nother few days.

    As for Jasmine, my heart goes pitty patt, pitty patt!!! Please to keep us posted! <3

    with love from the Bleu

    P.S. My word is joytede!!!

  18. I think we all have weeks like that! Jasmine actually looks as though she is smiling, may be she knows she might be adopted.

  19. So Todd had a bit of a reprieve from the 'snip'.Hope it all goes well next week.
    Love the pic of Toby amongst the leaves.Have a good weekend! :0)

  20. look at little jasmine! how could you not fall in love?
    and i love the golden toby in the golden leaves... perfect.
    "i need to be more flexible"
    i think you are a.m.a.z.i.n.g!!!!
    have a wonderful weekend dear heart.
    tammy j

  21. I hope all works out for Jasmine. And that sweet little Todd, I have faith that all will be just fine. Hope you, your family, and all of your pups have a great Thanksgiving!

  22. Poor Todd, going to lose his manliness, is he having the laser surgery?

    I hope Jasmine gets picked, that would be great, she is such a doll!

  23. Crossed paws for Jasmine - she is such a beauty!!

    Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

  24. Todd's name is so fitting for him. Hate it when plans go the other way too. Hope things work out for Jasmine and she gets a forever home.

  25. I'm glad your week worked out for the best! I'm quite surprised that a treat could cause so much trouble during such a simple procedure though!

  26. Wishing Jasmine lots of good luck, and Todd, too, when the time comes next week!

  27. Oh Todd! Putting off the inevitable!
    Hope things went well with Jasmine and Marilyn.
    And those hills and barns of Tennessee! WOW!

  28. OH, I hope it works out for Jasmine, she's such a sweetie. I bet Todd was doing a big sigh of relief! LOL!

  29. I love that: "To give, grieve, and give again." That describes you as well, and I guess it's this thing called LOVE you guys have so much of. I admire you and anyone who can do what you do.

  30. Hello Kim!!

    Hey I did it, I've started another blog...lets see how long it lasts lol!!

    gorgeous pictures!! :)

  31. You have an amazing blog here. : )


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