I promised, I am sending some pictures of our Duke. Duke is the light of our
lives. We consider him more our "son" then we do our dog. He has fit into our
extended family wonderfully. Everyone who meets him loves him. We feel so
fortunate to have him in our lives.
Duke loves to play with his stuffed animal
toys, play with his friends and snuggle with us. Every year he is the star of
our Christmas card, which most of our friends keep on their refrigerators until
the next one comes out the following year. Duke is truly a blessing. We thank
you all so much for the wonderful work you do. When we think of Duke alone in
some shelter in Islip it breaks our hearts. We are so lucky that you saved him.
I can't imagine what would have happened to this gentle soul if he had not been
Just to let you know that one good deed does inspire another...we were in
Cape Cod this summer with my family who also have a rescue golden. When my mom
was walking their dog Honey and our Duke a lady stopped and asked my mom if she
could pet the dogs. Of course my mom let her and as this lady was petting them
she started to cry and tell my mom about her golden that she had just lost. My
mom told her about how we came to adopt Honey and Duke and how wonderful it was
to adopt an older dog. The lady seemed inspired and told my mom she would keep
it in mind. Well less than a week later we saw this same lady on a walk with her
brand new baby, Tia. She happened across an ad for a 3 year old black lab that
needed a home. She said normally she wouldn't have paid attention to this ad
because she thought she wanted a puppy, but remembered what my mom had said.
Needless to say, she and Tia hit it off right away and when we saw them on their
walk the lady thanked us profusely for opening her eyes to the idea of an older
dog. So as I said one good deed does inspire another.
Well thanks again for all
you do, you truly are angels.
All the best,