Senior Tributes


March 10, 2011

Hi! I don’t know if you remember me or not, but while I was serving as the pastor at Middleburg United Methodist Church I adopted a older female golden named Agnes. (I renamed her Abby). She was rather heavy and had hip problems but was a really sweet girl. She soon lost some weight by eating green beans with her dry food! I had an older golden named Buddy. They became fast friends. When I moved to Roseland UMC, they both made the adjustment very well. Two years ago, Buddy got cancer and in time needed to be put down. Abby missed him so much, as I did, so I adopted a puppy named Cody, and of course, he is another golden. He was so frighten when I brought him home until he saw Abby and he became over joyed. She was very good to him. At first he tried to nurse her, but soon he just loved her and played with her. Abby was a little too old to hold her own as he grew bigger when they would play tug of war. So she would just hold on to the rope and he would pull over the tile floor. Her tail was waging a mile a minute. She didn’t see or hear well anymore, but found great pleasure in playing with Cody, eating, sleeping, sunning in the back yard and passing gas! Last weekend Abby lost her ability to stand. I was able to help her get up to go outside and eat. However, by Tuesday she could no longer hold her food down and was unable to walk. I knew it was time to release her and let her go play with Buddy, Penny (another rescue golden that I had prior to Abby who had cancer prior to my adopting her) and Crene (a beautiful mix breed) at the Rainbow Bridge. She died peacefully in my arms. I wanted to let you know what a wonderful girl she was. I thought you might enjoy seeing some pictures of them.

Now it’s time to find another rescue to bring into our homes… hopefully we can find a young female to grow old with Cody.

Thanks again for helping Abby become part of our family.

Anne Godbold

February 15, 2011

I wanted to share with the GREAT Rescue family that our beloved Trudi passed away yesterday. Jessie Pomeroy and I were fostering parents with the rescue for about a year. Well when Trudi came along we quickly added to our brood and adopted her – adding yet another Golden to our family (making it 3).

When she first came into our home she wouldn’t even wag her tail, she didn’t get along with other dogs and yet she quickly became queen of the house. She had a new found love for our 2 golden retrievers (Tucker and Bentley) and the few cats that liked to sneak food out of her bowl when she wasn’t looking.

Trudi wasn’t adoptable because she was agressive towards other dogs that came near – other than Tucker and Bentley. She was happy in our home and all she ever wanted to do is eat, sleep, go on walks, ride in the car and wait for the mailman to make his rounds. She made her home with us and we are thankful that we were able to be a part of and enjoy the last 4 years of her life. I believe that when we adopted her the vet estimated her age to be around 11-12, that would put her at around 15-16 years old. She was able to live a full life and get all the loving and care that she deserved.

I wanted to not only share that Trudi had passed away but we wanted to also take the time to say thank you for allowing us to adopt Trudi and become part of the GREAT family. Ultimately if it weren’t for you Trudi wouldn’t have lived the happy, healthy and GREAT life that she did.

Thanks for all that you do!!

Jessie Pomeroy and Jennifer Dickert