Saturday, October 12, 2019

Buddy Arrives at Golden Pines

I'm glad this is the weekend! Last night wasn't a good night. It was 12:30 when I woke the first time and it felt like I’d been sleeping for a long time when in fact it was only two hours. I woke up again at 1:30 when Chip was barking. Thinking he needed to go outside, I tried to coax him out the door with a treat, but he wouldn't go. Back to bed, and awakened again not long after that when it was Rhett's turn to bark. He did want to go outside. Then at 4 something, Todd jumped off the bed, and knowing he'd want to go outside too, and since I was feeling wide-awake, I decided to just get up and stay up.  With our cooler night temps, and the open windows, maybe the dogs are hearing something outside.
Or maybe the dogs were just feeling out of sync because of the arrival of a new foster dog, Buddy who came Friday afternoon.
~On the way home!~
Buddy, is around 10 years old, and comes with a little-bit of a story.  Originally he was used for breeding in North Carolina. The second chapter of his life was spent at a Christmas tree farm, where he chased deer away from the Christmas trees.
When Buddy no longer had interest in chasing deer, in January of this year, he went to live with the family that turned him over to the rescue - Sadly it was because of a divorce and the changes that one can bring, meant that not being able to keep Buddy was one of those changes.
~A tag from Buddy's collar~
Buddy is easy going and very friendly and always smiling. So far, things have gone well with our crew.
~Meeting the new boy~
The cats however, are a different story. I knew by the information the owner provided that Buddy would chase cats if they ran. But a big pounce onto our outdoor kitty Gino was a bit unexpected.
~Nervous drool after meeting our crew~
Also unexpected was that his house-training needs some polish. A lot of polish. That's all I'll say about that.  I'm hopeful we can work it all out. But it all means that we'll watch him very closely around the cats, and wherever he happens to be when he's inside.

Finally, wish our girl Ginger good luck on Sunday! Semi retired couple (see previous post) are coming to meet her. After 286 days with us, I'm hopeful it'll finally be Ginger's turn to have her very own forever home!!


  1. Good luck for Ginger. Hope it works out. Looks like Buddy isn't 'seamlessly' fitting in, but we're sure he'll settle down. (Though we think cats are fair game and deserve chasing....say the terriers.)

  2. Buddy, I hope you realise you now have the most loving family of all, and cats are definitely off the radar. Drool, that's OK if you are outside, and I will say, you look gorgeous. Ginger, a loving home is waiting, after many months of love here, I am sure you will be welcomed with equal heaps of goodness.

  3. I do so hope that Ginger finds her forever home - who could possibly resist that gorgeous smile!
    Welcome to Buddy, I hope he settles down, because he's found the best possible place to be !

  4. Buddy was probably kept outside and therefore not trained. I know that with your caring and training, he will learn his manners. 🤞

  5. all great comments and from us who have such love for this magical place called Golden Pines... bless you Kim. XO

  6. Welcome to Buddy and we have our paws crossed that Ginger finds her forever home.

  7. We're wishing for a good meeting for Ginger. It sounds like you have your hands full with Buddy. Chasing the cats is going to be hard to curb.

  8. Hello, wishing Ginger good luck. I hope Buddy settles down with the Golden Pines crew. Buddy is a beautiful dog. Sending good wishes for all. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

  9. One swipe of a cat's paw and a bloody nose will teach him.

  10. He looks like a good, nice doggie. Give him a little time and he'll adapt to the new routine. Oh, and when Maddie Cat (aka The Kitten Overlord) lived with us for a while, she would punch me in the nose if I got too close.

  11. Paws crossed for Ginger!! And welcome Buddy
    Mabel & Hilda

  12. Like people, dogs just need a little time. :)

  13. We sure hope all went well for Ginger! And that Buddy is settling in a bit more. Those sleepless nights are tough, but it sounds like you've learned to go with the flow! :)
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  14. Buddy and Ginger are , in their own ways, the luckiest and happiest dogs in the world.

  15. Yay for Buddy being with you now! And good luck to Ginger.


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