Monday, June 5, 2017

Meet Ernest!

We have HAPPY NEWS!!--a new friend has joined our family. Meet Ernest!




Just over 2 months ago, we lost our sweet spaniel-mix Kelly (who was 16) and our loyal golden retriever Ike (who was 10). We still miss them every day, but to us a home just isn't a home without a dog. So we began our search for a new friend to love. After losing several senior dogs in a short time, we weren't exactly looking for another old-timer. But....

Our rescue group was on the lookout for just the right dog for us. They are amazing at making great matches. And they found an 8 1/2 year old golden retriever who was being surrendered and needed a forever home. He'd been kept mostly in a cage at his old home, and was a lonely boy. He was filthy, his fur felt like wire bristles, and we pulled five ticks off of him the day he arrived. He had tons of energy, wanted to be touched and patted every waking moment, barked for attention.
And we're so glad he's ours!


After two weeks he's settled into our routine, feels secure that we're not leaving him, and just loves being loved! With a bath and good nutrition, his fur is almost all soft. And he's just the most wonderful dog! I hope he lives a long and healthy life, and we're looking forward to however much time we're blessed to have with him.


I've never had nicknames for my dogs before but I also call Ernest: Ernie, Lil Bear, and Buddy Boy. Welcome to the family sweet Ernest!

19 comments:

  1. Ernie is a very blessed dog to join your family. May God bless you with many, many happy days and memories to cherish!

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    1. Ernest is blessing us as much as we're blessing him! He's just the sweetest!

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  2. I'm glad you were able to find another dog so quickly. Wishing you many happy years together!

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    1. Looking back I guess you're right, it was quick, but at the time every day without a dog seemed like forever!

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  3. Ernest is a very handsome boy! I can see he is bringing you as much love and happiness as you're giving him. I wish you all many, many happy years together!! ❤️🐶

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    1. Thank you! Ernest is a wonderful addition to the family. You're right, he's made our house a home again.

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  4. Welcome Ernest!! You found a great home kid
    Lily & Edward

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    1. Aww thank you Lily and Edward! It's so nice that you stop by and visit us here, even though I take a hundred years between posts now. Thank you!

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  5. What a handsome boy! So happy you were able to find the perfect fit for your family. He looks like he knows he hit the jackpot!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Beth! Ernie is really sweet and he sure deserves a home where people love him :)

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  6. Congratulations! And very best wishes for many happy years together!!

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    1. Thank you! We've adopted enough senior dogs to know there are no guarantees, but that every day is a gift.

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  7. so sorry, i missed the passing of your spaniel. i saw where Ike had passed away. i know it can be heartbreaking to lose someone you loved so much. congrats on the new family member. i hope that you have many, many yrs together. what a difference a little grooming and love with do, he looks so happy.

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    1. Thank you. We sure do miss Kelly and Ike and think of them all the time. I hope we give Ernest a happy retirement home.

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