Directly from West Virginia, today we welcomed Georgie or "Biggie" as he is known to his close friends.
Georgie was given up by his first owner who was evicted from his home along with five other dogs. "The Lady" who lived next door helped the man find homes for the other dogs, because she didn't want them to end up in the local shelter. A home could not be found for Georgie, so "the Lady" kept him. A change in "the Lady's" life's circumstances three years later has her returning to the Philippines where she is from.
Georgie has come to us via Lab Rescue. Some of you might recall that about two years ago I had a bit of a falling-out with the Golden Retriever Rescue over our boy Sunny. After nearly a year, I thought we would not be asked to foster for them again. So, I applied to foster for Lab Rescue. However after our approval, I never heard from them. Shortly after, a senior Golden needed a home and I all but forgot about fostering for Lab Rescue. But about a month ago, I received an e-mail asking if we would consider taking a senior Lab for them. With the recent losses we have room for a new addition so I told them I'd consider it. Fast forward through several e-mails, phone calls, Georgie's surgery to remove 12 teeth and a couple of lumps, my trip to Kentucky, and here he is!
Georgie's introductions to his new pack mates has gone pretty well. He is used to living with other dogs, and our dogs are used to meeting new ones. I know that Georgie is nervous because he's done a lot of panting and pacing. He doesn't understand why his world has been turned upside down. But he's a Lab and so I have a feeling he'll quickly figure out that he's going to be okay -- And soon enough he'll become "Biggie" and a good friend to all of us at Golden Pines!