Monday, November 21, 2011

Jasmine Makes Her Choice

I took Jasmine to meet two families this weekend.  The first, was the lady in her 60's named Marilyn.  As expected, she was very kind, caring and compassionate.  She had a lovely home and a perfect setting for any dog.  Jasmine made herself right at home, and was relaxed and seemed to like Marilyn.  I left there thinking that Jasmine would be very lucky to have this as her forever home.

But later I received another call asking about Jasmine, and was a little bit surprised.  Typically there are not many calls for the senior dogs.  But it was a couple with an 8 year old daughter, and a 14 year old Golden named Sugar.  We decided to meet yesterday afternoon in Gettysburg, (a 3 day battle took place here during the civil war in July, 1863)  The meeting went really well.  Jasmine responded the family and was so attentive, going to them for attention and ear rubs.  She really seemed to connect with them.  We had a very nice visit, and when it was time to go, I told them I would let them know by the end of the week if Jasmine would be going to their home, or Marilyn's--I honestly didn't know.  As we walked to my van, Jasmine seemed a bit confused about why they were going in one direction and we were going in another.  I think she had made her choice of who she liked and wants as her  forever home. I called them this evening and they were so happy!  Jasmine will probably be leaving us by the end of the week.  It's bittersweet because I feel kind of sad for Marilyn who has no one, and I hope she will understand that it's what's best for Jasmine.

Finally, many thanks to all of you who entered the drawing for the book 'Pure Gold!'  I wish I could give each of you a book, but unfortunately I can't.  We held the drawing in our kitchen, letting Todd pick the name after we tipped the hat filled with the names.
I learned to not let a puppy grab a piece of paper because you may not get it back.  But after a brief chase around the kitchen, living room, and dining room, we got it back from Todd and he had picked, Noreen whose blog is titled 'Life Blessings' as the winner!  Congratulations Noreen, and thank-you all for your interest in the book and entering the drawing!


  1. oh, hopefully a great move for jasmine coming up!!!

    and too funny about todd picking the piece of paper!!! love it! congrats to your winner!

  2. Woof! Woof! Golden NEWS ... how wonderful that jasmine is going to be with another Golden name Sugar. How SWEET! wow 14 year old. Wishing the best for Jasmine. Golden Congrats to the Pure Gold book winner ... LOVE the name of the blog. Sending Lots of Golden LOVE to the Golden Pines Gang. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  3. I hope things do work out for Jasmine. And a little late HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! That Carl sounds like a keeper.

  4. How nice woo let Jasmine decide!

    PeeEssWoo: Did woo see any of my floooof in Gettysburg

  5. Oh I'm so happy that Jasmine found a new home, I hope Marilyn doesn't give up hoping, I'm sure there is someone else that needs a forever home.

  6. I'm so happy that Jasmine has found such a lovely forever home!

    What a great way to pick a contest winner too, I never would have though of that!

  7. Hi Kim
    We are so happy that Jasmine picked whom she wanted to be with.
    We can imagine you felt torn and probably wished you did not have to make the final decision.
    We wish her the best and also we keep our paws crossed for Marilyn that she finds a doggy to love too.
    Congratulations to the Golden Book Winner!

  8. As long as Jasmine is really happy, I think that's the most important part! There's a special dog waiting for Marilyn, too!

  9. Oh happy day for Jasmine. I hope Marilyn won't have to wait long for her special dog.

  10. It sounds like Jasmine will be evry happy with her new forever home, maybe she liked the attention of the young girls, and the, fussing over her.
    I hope Marilyn finds her special friend also....
    It's a happy time :)

  11. So love that you gave Jasmine a choice and even understood her choice! Marilyn will find another one to love. Love how you chose your winner! Congrats to Noreen!

  12. I am soooooo happy for Jasmine! Lucky her, and lucky family that will give her a new home!

    We all need happy endings.

  13. Jasmine and Sugar. Sounds right .

  14. I'm so happy that Jasmine has chosen her forever home - Sugar and Jasmine will have such fun together. I just know there will be a golden perfect for Marilyn too, and hopefully soon. She sounds so lovely.

    Todd is the BEST random number selector!! Congrats to Noreen on her win.


  15. I'm sure Jasmine will be very happy in her forever home,it sounds perfect.Things happen for a reason and I'm sure Marilyn will find a goldie soon,she sounds like a lovely person who would give a 'senior' all the love,care and attention they need. :0)

  16. We're happy for Jasmine....what a lucky girl to have two choices.

    Well done, Todd. Lucky he didn't eat it.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  17. What a happy time for the new owners to have Jasmine It could not come at a better time. I know one thing they will be thankful for.
    You have a heart of gold to be doing this kind of work. Opening up not only your home but your heart to these animals. It must be so hard for you to let them go after so much time and dedication you have given to them.
    At the end it all pays up well.
    By the way I sent you an email on sunday. I hope you received it.

  18. I just love happy endings and hope Jasmine will be very happy.

    Congrats to your winner. Laughed out loud at Todd picking the winner and the vision of you chasing him around for the paper. :)

  19. I`m happy you let Jasmine decide.I`m sure Maryiln will find her special dog too.Gettysburg is pretty close to where we live.
    Dogs & paper,what can I say?particularly paper napkins & kleenexs,they believe it`s some sort of treat for them.Have a happy Thanksgiving!phyllis

  20. I'm visiting new blogs today for the first time, so i also thought id wish you a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your readers. And i hope that the day is spent generating positive memories for years to come. Richard from Amish Stories.

  21. What a tough decision. Maybe (and I know you are so busy) you could help Marilyn find another senior dog? Perhaps even one from the pound?


  22. I am very happy for Jasmine.

    And you rescue so many dogs, I am sure you can find Marilyn a dog.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

  23. I will be thinking of her....surly there is a forever dog for her too....soon I hope...she sounds lovely
    But I am so happy for the other family and Jasmine..for once in her life she got to choose....

  24. So happy for Jasmine and we hope that Marilyn will find a dog that's just right for her!

  25. Hi there, I am so blessed by winning this book, again thank you so much!!!!
    I'm so glad Jasmine helped you to know which home was better for her; I know another golden will come along for Marilyn.
    Have a wonderful afternoon.
    Love Noreen & Reggie

  26. Congrats to Jasmine. It's nice that she had some say in the decision.

  27. Yup, she really did make her decision

    Stop on by for a visit

  28. well this was a delightful post from beginning to end...
    i love the way "you" selected your winner! can just see todd playing keepaway.
    and the happy, self satisfied grin of charlie looking on, above the winning, slightly wet, wrinkled paper. adorable.
    and my beloved jasmine. something special about that little girl. so glad you let her do the picking.
    and marilyn probably would do better with maybe even a puppy. a fresh start for her heart. look what joy baby todd has brought!
    love to you and your entire crew,
    tammy j

  29. With tears in my eyes as I read this, and a smile in my heart I am so happy for Jasmine and their new family. I'm sure they are grateful and excited.

  30. Congratulations to Noreen!! And Congratulations to Jasmine on finding her forever home!! Life can be really sweet at times, huh?

  31. Fostering is the key to Rescue!

    I have many reasons to be grateful! Your friendship buoys me and gives me great support!

    with love from the Bleu


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