Special Goldens Needing Extra Care

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There’s a wonderful update from Cupid following his Golden Angel story: Hi, it’s me — lovable, cute, sweet, happy little nine-month-old Cupid. Mary named me that when she realized what a total sweetheart I am. For such a youngster, I have a quite a story to tell you. I hope you’ll have time to read it, because with your help I could double the number of years I’m able to live. I used to have a family, but they left me at the shelter two months ago. I was sure confused when that happened. I thought they loved me, and I know I made them smile and laugh with my antics. They told the folks at the shelter they were allergic to me. I’m not sure that’s the real reason they didn’t want me anymore. When the shelter checked me over, they found a bad heart murmur. That’s when they called GRRR to come to my rescue. I sure do love GRRR! No one seems to mind that my little heart isn’t perfect. Hey, it’s gotten me this far and it still knows how to love. I’m an expert in the love department! Anyway, when the shelter called GRRR, Uncle Bill Urbanowski was there in a flash to get me. Mary made an appointment right away for meto see Dr. Loyer, a cardiologist. Uncle Bill took me there and Bill and Gail Korin gave me a ride back. Dr. Loyer was really nice to me and did a bunch of tests, including an expensive cardiogram. He said I have not one heart condition, but two. I did my best to convince him I didn’t have anything wrong with me because I was a typical, happy, goofy, full of energy puppy. Dr. Loyer placed me on a medication to help my heart not work so hard. He said without medicine I might make it two years, and hopefully four years with the medication. I plan on surprising everybody! At first I stayed at Mary’s house where there were lots of other dogs to play with. I was allowed inside – and even invited up on the bed! There’s nothing in this world more important to me than being loved on. It’s what I live for! I didn’t mean to do it, but I stole Mary’s heart. I know she desperately wanted to keep me for her very own, but she also loved me enough to know I needed more attention than she could give me. Mary explained to me that sometimes fosters have to look beyond their own hearts and do what is best for the Goldens. A loving fellow like me needs to be with people as much as possible, so Mary set out to find a foster home where someone would be home most of the time. Mary found the perfect foster home for me with Cheri and Mark Peters. They are taking such good care of me. Cheri is home a lot and I’m always right there enjoying her company. Of course, I’m lapping up all the attention and they are spoiling me rotten! I might not ever be a high altitude hiking buddy for someone, but just ask Cheri and Mark and they will tell you that I live each day to the fullest. I have a foster sister to play with, medicine to help my heart and all the love and attention I crave. I guess it’s a good thing that we dogs live in the moment and enjoy each and every day of our lives. Mary says I’m a “heartbreak” waiting to happen, but someone will love me even though I will eventually break their heart. I just kiss her when she tells me that. I don’t want her to be sad. But, you know what? Before that ever happens, I’m sure going to share a ton of love with my family and live the best life ever. Cupid’s wonderful update on his latest adventures in his foster home: My name is Aiden (aka Cupid). My story was in the May 2009 newsletter because I am a Golden Angel. I really appreciated having an entire page devoted to me. It made me feel like a movie star. My birthday was July 1st and I turned 1 year old. For my birthday I got to go to Rocky Mt. Nation Park. WOW! My foster parents, my sister and I have been on several trips around Colorado and even one to Kansas. In Kansas we went to a real farm. I met my cousin, Tess (also a GRRR dog), Uncle Dennis and a farm dog named Spike. I am doing well at my foster home. I’m happy and act silly most of the time. I take my heart medicine every day, and sometimes I find it hard to believe I have anything wrong with me (I have two heart conditions). Everyone who meets me says I am loving and easy to get close to. I’ve even gained a needed 15 pounds in the past 5 months and everyone says I look great. My typical day starts at 7:30 a.m. with my pills and a walk with my foster dad to the park. I go back to sleep until 10:00 a.m. I have lunch around noon, then go for another walk to the park and walk by a pool, but I can’t go for a swim with the kids. My foster parents say dogs are not allowed to swim in the pool. Bummer! The rest of the afternoon is spent playing with my sister, Willow (also a GRRR dog) and my foster mom. I also play ball, play with my toys, get treats and chew rawhides. Then it is dinner time. I love all the attention I get all day. My final pills are at 7:00 p.m. and we then go on our final walk of the day. My foster parents think I am very smart and a quick learner! I have never had an accident in the house. If I have to say so myself, I am a very good boy. I am very thankful to GRRR and the Golden Angel Fund for all that you are doing for me. I’m still looking for a forever home – could it be yours?

You Can Help

With your donations, our Golden Angel Fund helps improve the life of our Goldens that need special medical treatments. Some Goldens require special medications or surgeries. Without medical help, many of them will not be likely candidates for adoption.

Your donation can go a long way in improving a Golden’s life. You can make a donation by clicking here or on the green donation button below. Then choose the “Program” “Golden Angel Fund.”  Thank you!