Sunday, December 4, 2011

At Last a Happy Ending!!

Every single soft toy that we had has been ripped to shreds.  The best and biggest rope toys that have been around for several years, have been unraveled and every tennis balls de-fuzzed and chewed up.  The culprit of this dog-toy massacre was not the puppy, but Jasmine. From early October when she arrived, despite trying to hide them, no toy was safe as she used her Golden Retriever instinct and found them.  The rein of Queen Jasmine didn't stop there.  At any given time, her bark could be heard all over Golden Pines as she would let me know that her meal wasn't being prepared fast enough, treats were not as plentiful as she wanted, and outside is where she wanted to go.    

The reign of Queen Jasmine ended today. You may recall that she was supposed to have surgery this past Friday.  However, there was a change in plans when Jasmine was all prepped and ready for a spay surgery and tumor removal, it was discovered that Jasmine had other tumors in her abdomen.  Closer examination and x-rays showed that there were multiple mammary tumors that should not be disturbed because if they are the cancerous-type it may cause them to spread more quickly. So, no spay or tumor removal was done, which meant that Jasmine was ready for adoption!  I called and discussed everything at length with her new family and took Queen Jasmine to her new kingdom this afternoon.   

So tonight, with Jasmine dethroned there's nothing but the most indestructible of dog-toys left behind, and a bit of a sting in my heart because she's gone. I am going to miss her.  But I'm thankful for the time that Jasmine was here with us.  And I am especially thankful for a happy ending because a good and kind family opened their hearts and home to her.     
Even with all the dogs, with Jasmine gone there is a different feeling in the house tonight.  Carl reminded me that this is the first time in a long time that we've not had a foster dog for the rescue.  I wonder how long that will last?   


  1. Have a wonderful rest-of-your-life Jasmine!

    Long live the Queen!

    You done GOOD Kim...


  2. Wow.
    Congratulations on your 'empty house', so to speak. :)
    And yes, I hope Jasmine will have many happy years with her new family.

  3. I'm so happy for Jasmine..and for you, Kim!

    May she have a long and happy life at her forever home.

  4. I bet it won't be long before another rescue finds you.

    Maybe Santa can replace some of those worn toys. We're hoping he brings some new ones to us.
    Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

  5. What is a few toys between friends? Jasmine's condition does not sound good in the long term, we hope her new home is careful with her and that they enjoy the days they will have.

    How long will it be before you have another foster? We just started the 30 second shot clock!

    Mogley G. Retriever

  6. Very happy Jasmine has a wonderful home. I'm sure she will be very happy.
    Little sad for you. But I'm sure you will be fostering soon again.
    Thank you for your kind and giving heart.

  7. Not long I bet! Yay for Jasmine! And I have yet to find a toy that Cougar cannot destroy..he just loves them to death! ;D

  8. Ha! This post made me laugh! I hope Jasmine enjoys many more years of toy shreddding, tennis ball defuzzing, and loud barking FUN! :)

    Take care!

  9. Happy life, Jasmine! I hope your new subjects, in your new home, will do all they can to keep you contented.

  10. Lovely happy news for Jasmine! Yay!

  11. Great news for Jasmine..may she be Queen of her new kingdom...queendom...realm.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra, Bella & Roxy

  12. Have a wondereful reign Queen Jasmine !
    She looks so full of herself, I wish her lots of regal days ;)
    Great job Kim !

  13. Wishing Jasmine all the best in her new Kingdom!
    xo Catherine

  14. Sounds like Queen Jasmine will have a new kingdom to rule! Hooray for her!

  15. God bless that family for still taking her into their hearts and home, knowing she may have cancerous tumors! i do hope she will rule her new queendom and receive TONS of love and treats in it. she sounds so much like my marigold - she ruled the roost for 14 yrs. ALWAYS into everything. ALWAYS demanding her share of whatever you had. ALWAYS keeping time to let you know it was feeding time. the house is very quiet, even with the 4 dogs we still have here...

  16. Isn't it funny how just one dog leaving can change the whole "feel" to the daily routine?

    May Queen Jasmine's new owners buy her a new toy at every rummage sale they go to :-)

  17. Happy trails and wishing many happy years to come for sweet Jasmine and her new family.

  18. Enjoy the break while it lasts! It must be a great feeling Kim to know you have done your best to find and make the lives of your dogs comfortable. Good on you guys!

  19. Love the first photo!
    Hugs for all you do!

  20. That is such wonderful news about Jasmine. A great story too about her reign. Looks like she wore Bubba out!! Tell the Chub Bros. their uncle KT says hi. Rooooooooooooooos from Easton too.

  21. So happy for Jasmine to find her forever home. Look at Bubba, so wiped out! Blessings to all of you.

  22. happy tails to you Jasmine...and happy trails to you adoptive family..
    like i said before...luv ya for your big heart

  23. Hi Kim, So glad Jasmine went to her forever home but sad for you.
    I know there are probably other goldens out there that will be fostered and loved by you.
    Our Reggie had a very mild seizure on Sat-and he was no worse from it. I mentioned it to his vet today and hope that we'll go another 4 months without one. He is doing well though and I'm so thankful we still have him with us.
    Hugs & Love, Noreen & Reggie

  24. sweet little queen that she is...
    i hope she's kept in plenty of soft chewey toys. maybe all those pregnancies and not such good treatment resulted in the desire to shred something ... just from tension alone! we'll never know. she's a brave little survivor.
    now because of you she has a chance at a new happy life for the time she has left. none of us can ask for more than that.
    love and hugs,
    tammy j

  25. Kim, through your entire post, I kept thinking..."God save the Queen!".Moon has that "I need food" bark, just one sharp "arf" means "food"..:)JP

  26. Congrats to Jasmine, best wishes to her and her new family!

  27. Looks like Bubba isn't going to lose any sleep over it!

  28. It's always nice to have a little breather in-between guests! So glad that Jasmine has her new home; hope it truly is forever!!
    - Anne

  29. I am thrilled to hear that Jasmine was adopted and will be cherished for the rest of her days. I hope that she has many days ahead of her.

    My guess is that you'll have a new foster by the end of the week, knowing your generous heart :)

  30. So happy for Jasmine in her new home! And I'm sure there will be a newcomer not far behind Jasmine's departure.

  31. We are so happy for Jasmine. The family who adopted her will love her so. And she will love them!
    A very happy beginning for Jasmine.
    Tonight she is being snuggled into her new home.
    I know she would say to you "thank you for helping me find my forever home"

  32. I am so happy for Jasmine. I am sure you are both sad and relieved. I hope Jasmine has a wonderful life with her new family.
    Bubba is adorable. Has the same colors my roscoe does. Beautiful.

  33. will her not having the sugery shorten her life then?


  34. I am so happy for Jasmine that she has found her forever family and will spend the rest of her days being Queen of a new realm!
    You made this possible for her Kim and I know she will always be grateful to you and your family for opening your door to her in her hour of need! Take care dear friend!
    Tina xo

  35. How lovely Jasmine found a home!How lucky these fur children are that u touch their lives...
    How i wish u were close by, Kim.I would have just bundled my unfortunate pack and driven down to your place.
    Yes, for now they are safe.Two of them are extremely sprightly and actually goes yap yap when i get close. It is heartrending the way the mother trysts me and lets me get close enough to touch her babies.
    There have been many shares on FB and a few phone calls but nothing has worked out yet.
    I am still hoping and praying. It is getting colder here with every passing day and i feel so restless when i snuggle close with Gin,Bud n Shadow at night.

  36. Sounds like Jasmine has a good family that will be taking care of her. I know that helps you guys knowing she went to a good home. Love the last photo, Bubba says it all when it comes to the end of the day.

  37. Welcome to your new home Jasmine. May you be the Queen of your castle!!!

    God bless ya for all you do!

  38. Aww... Jasmine is beautiful! So glad for her happy ending!!

  39. A happy ending for Jasmine. I hope she enjoys her new home very much and will live a long, happy life. I know the house is empty without her.

  40. Just turned on my computer for the first time since Saturday and the amount of blog updates I have missed is astonishing! I'm so glad to read that Jasmine has gone to her new home, enjoy the quiet while it lasts!

  41. We are also most gratified that Jasmine's adoptive family loved her enough to go through with the adoption. We hope Jasmine has many happy years with them.

    Enjoy your respite from rescue; we expect it will be brief.

    Jed & Abby

  42. Hooray for Jasmine! So sweet that she left torn up toys to remember her by. Don't they just make you smile when you see them? :)


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