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 4/24/2008 12:55 AM
 
Well, nothing may come of this but ...
I frequent two Labrador Retriever boards, and one of the members who rescues senior Labs has just asked if there's anyone who would be willing to take a 12 year-old guide dog who's just lost her owner. The dog's in good health.
The post didn't say where she was, except that the family member making the request was calling from California. This rescue guy is in PA, I think.
Anyway, please say a prayer for Inky. She's sounding lost without someone to guide. If this is meant to be, you can say a prayer for me, too. I don't know what I've gotten myself into!
Here's a link to a picture of Inky:
Inky[/url]
Laura -- and Jed
This message was edited by AzusaTeach on 4-23-08 @ 11:56 PM

Photobucket Traveling with Jed, my four-legged buddy
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 4/24/2008 7:46 AM
 
awww,... does Jed need a buddy? What a lovely dog, and the lady owner looked so devoted to Inky. Cedar Adirondack Mts. in NY '02 Ford Escape '04 Chalet Arrowhead (C-->)
"One's world expands and contracts in direct proportion to one's courage"....Anais Nin.
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 4/24/2008 8:38 AM
 
Inky is a very handsome boy ! I hope he finds a home, taking him to the pound would be almost criminal ! If Inky is meant to live with you and Jed I hope he can find his way to your family ! Good luck :D Be the kind of person your dog thinks you are. Trudy, Molly and Murphy

Trudy, Molly & Murphy "be the kind of person your dog thinks you are"
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 4/24/2008 8:51 AM
 
She looks like a sweetie... and you are a sweetie for giving her a loving place to live out her days! Good luck with it.
Jan Jan, Jerry, Roada the Chi and Sass the cockatiel

Jan, Jerry, Roada and Sass
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 4/24/2008 9:41 AM
 
GO FOR IT!! I travel with two Labs and yes, its a little crowded but its twice the love. Both mine are rescues. Sassy, the girl, spent her first year at the SPCA. She was adopted twice and brought back after a week. Turns out she has a urinary problem. She wets when she's sleepiing just like a little kid. Its treatable with meds and shes been fine since I got her in 1999. She's very talky and has to have the last word. Buddy, my male, spent his first year of life tied to a tree at a neighbor of my daughter's with no shelter and often no water. He would occasionally chew loose and go visit my daughter. After a day or so they would come get him, throw him in the back of their pickup and beat on him for running away. The 3rd time he came to my daughter's she called me at 6:30 am and I went and got him. Had him fixed and dewormed. He had every kind of worm except, thank God, heart worm. He was afraid to come inside the house. Would stand at the door and shake. Obviously someone had hit him a lot. Now they both sleep on the bed with me and I NEVER get cold or lonesome. I actually had a home for Buddy. My doctor was going to take him but she was on duty over the weekend and my Tuesday I called and left her a message: "Have fallen in love, am keeping dog. Get your own." Recently had to leave both at the vets for teeth cleaning all day and I was totally lost all day. Two Labs = twice as much love.
Karen Sassy and Buddy,(the labs) 30'Gulfstream Class C

Karen Sassy and Buddy,(the labs) 30'Gulfstream Class C
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 4/24/2008 11:31 AM
 
Aw, Yes, I can see you and Jed adding Inky to your family.
Reading the post again, however, I don't think Inky is in California - think PA? But the post is somewhat confusing about that.
Good luck to all of you - hope Inky finds a home with you. --------------------------- Once your reputation is ruined, you can live life quite freely :) (old German saying)
Bethers

--------------------------- Once your reputation is ruined, you can live life quite freely :) (old German saying) Bethers
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 4/24/2008 11:35 AM
 
I agree about the confusing post, Beth. Plus, there seem to be quite a few people who are more than willing to take her. But it's dogs like that who tug at my heart. With her advanced age I know I'd only have her a short while and it would break my heart to lose her, there's a part of me that feels compelled to offer a good, safe home for the time she's got left. Besides, she might teach Jed some good manners!
Let's all root for Inky and finding her a great home -- wherever that might be.
Laura -- and Jed
This message was edited by AzusaTeach on 4-24-08 @ 10:35 AM

Photobucket Traveling with Jed, my four-legged buddy
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 4/24/2008 12:37 PM
 
Laura, I hope Inky gets the home she deserves. I wonder, if being the only dog in a home, how well she would adapt to sharing with another? Or for that matter, Jed sharing with her? I'm sure she's tugging at a lot of heartstrings and will enjoy a happy ending.

Sometimes, the only right answer is silence...which in and of itself speaks a thousand words.
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 4/24/2008 6:07 PM
 
I know those Guide dogs cost a fortune to train. Is she too old to continue? If you can't keep her maybe the organization knows of someone who would like her.

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 4/24/2008 7:35 PM
 
You know Sparkle, I was thinking the same thing. It appears that Inky is accustomed to being around the elderly. I wonder if she wouldn't be the perfect pet for a retirement home and could even help some of the sight impaired residents. But don't know if they are usually trained to guide one person. I have a friend who is the administrator for a retirement home and she often takes her Irish Setter Sadie to work. The residents love her...too much...Sadie often comes home with an upset stomach from all the treats that they give her! dpf

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