Saturday, August 12, 2017

Back From a Break

I may be an introvert by nature, but I’ll admit it, I am a social media addict.  I love it.  And I won't go into the details, but just say that I found I was getting really consumed by the news, politics and other online rhetoric.  I realized that I needed to take a social media break.  So, for the last two weeks I took one. I am glad to be back.

To catch you up on a little of our news, I'll start with a good-bye we said to our foster-cat, Charlie. He'd had several inquiries from hopeful adopters, but because of the distance to come and meet him, people were deciding not to.  So, he was moved to another foster home closer to those who were interested in him.  We were crazy about Charlie, and this handsome cat is really missed!

A road trip is planned tomorrow for Max.  As you know, he's been available for adoption since about the middle of June.  In all that time, there has not been any interest from anyone.
The people that Max is meeting is the couple that adopted our foster girl last year named Bella.  You may remember her.
~Bella on her adoption-day~
Sadly, after only being with her forever family for 9 months, Bella was diagnosed with bone cancer. They sent her to the Rainbow Bridge just a few short weeks later. Dick and Judy were of course, heartbroken by her loss, as was I. They are missing having a dog. Even before Bella's sad passing, I'd thought that Max would be a good fit for them.  However, they are hoping for a female Golden Retriever, not a Goldendoodle, and not a boy.  I understand and respect their preference.  But at the urging from their son, a friend, and me too, they've agreed to meet Max, just to see if there is a connection.  

And, even though Dick and Judy are hoping to adopt a younger girl, they know that life gives no guarantees, so they would like to meet Molly, who at 12 years old, is also available for adoption.  I have a feeling it will be Molly that they choose, but you never know.  Either one of them will be lucky to have Dick and Judy as their forever family

Finally, the left-behinders, like Todd are doing well.  He got more mail than I did one day which was a card from the Emergency Vet.
He's all healed from his rumble with the wild life
and soon he'll be rumbling with the dog-groomer!

**On a personal note, my grateful thanks to you for your continued friendship and for stopping by.  I have really missed blogging and I look forward to catching up on your news. 


  1. I hope poor Charlie gets a home, he must be wondering about all this bouncing around.
    Wouldn't it be nice if those folks took both Max and Molly?
    Nice to see that Todd is all healed up!

  2. Life continues, even when we wish it would stop for a while.I am so sure that whoever is chosen, will have a wonderful loving home. Hope you have had ample rest and are ready for the next instalments. Todd, well done to get better.

  3. Oh, sweet Bella! Thank you for letting us know. My fingers are crossed for Max and/or Molly.

  4. So very sorry to hear the sad news about the lovely Bella, and after such a short time in her forever home. Condolences to Dick and Judy.
    It would be good to know that both Molly and Max could find their forever homes. Looking at Max's sweet face, who could resist him?

  5. Yayyy... Kim is back!! :-) It sounds like life has/is been going on, there at your place, in your absence from blogdom ... some things hard and some things happy, as is the way life seems to go. Welcome back and look forward to your blog posts as always. xoxo

  6. Hello, I will be sad to see Max or Molly leave. I remember Bella, so sorry she has passed. All the dogs photos are so sweet, give them hugs from me. I am glad you enjoyed your break. BTW, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day!

  7. Welcome back and thank you for stopping by. Good luck with your road trip and the placement of the dogs. Sounds like a great home for either.

  8. I do hope that Dick and Judy take them both. How could they resist those faces.

    It is good to take a social media break. I am hearing that many are doing this. It can all become too much.

  9. Fingers crossed for Max and Molly. Interesting article about social media and how children communicate in this months Atlantic.

  10. I never thought of the possibility of dick and judy taking both max and molly! since they've been living together they would be a comfort for each other in a new place. and since molly is older and would eventually be another sad loss they would have max still and that would help ease their heartbreak.
    dick and judy are a wonderful couple.
    welcome back kim! it would do us all good to take tekki addiction breaks every now and then.

  11. So sorry to hear about Bella. I hope the couple welcomes one (if not both) of your pups that are available. It's good to hear that Todd is fully recovered and to have you back blogging.

  12. You were missed. I checked in every day to see if you were back. I'm glad everyone is well but I must confess I hope that Max stays with you . He is so adorable and I love seeing him.

  13. Dear Bella, I remember well when she went to live with Dick and Judy. Her time with them was much too short, but I'm sure it was happy. I can't imagine Max not being snapped up; he's adorable. I'm wishing all the best for him, sweet Molly, and beautiful Charlie. I'll miss him.

  14. Glad to hear Todd is much better.
    I hope Max and Molly are both adopted. They already know each other and get along, so that would be perfect!
    God bless!

  15. I hear ya about getting consumed by social media. Not so much with the news, tho. I make a conscious effort to avoid most of it. Important stuff finds us whether we are looking for it or not. No need to go out of our way, taking time from other stuff, to be 'informed' about things that we can't do anything about.

    I sort had my own little break, as I have been updating my blog less and less over the past few months. Not that I don't think about it, but I haven't wanted to spend the time necessary to do a top-notch job of it. I'm coming back, slowly.

    Best to you, and Carl and the crew. I think about you often.

  16. Age doesn't matter when you lose them.

  17. Paws crossed for one of the dogs finding a forever home. Would be nice if Max is the one. Todd, as ever, looks ready for any action!

  18. Just wanted to drop a note and say that I love your blog. :)

  19. I can also get down the rabbit hole of the internet and have to step back sometimes. Glad you are all doing well. Funny: I don't think I would have another female dog.

  20. Maybe we can all hope for them to want to take both Max and Molly. Wouldn't that be wonderful? Good to hear that Todd has healed nicely. Have a good week.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  21. Great to catch up, see you here, see the "kids."
    I read your previous post before this one so
    I had heard about Molly's new forever home.
    Looks like a "good fit" indeed . . .
    That Max looks adorable . . . bounding with energy??

  22. We're not really blogging at this point, but I do like to check in on the doings at Golden Pines from time to time. Good news about Molly!

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