- Dog ID: 14-032
- Surrender Date: May 5, 2014
- Gender: Female
- Age: 14 years
- Energy Level: Low
- Interactions with dogs: Unknown
- Interactions with kids: Unknown
- Interactions with cats: Prefers to be without cats
- Medical or Behavior Challenges Notes: Annie is deaf and partially blind.
January 19, 2015 Update:
Well the last 2 weeks have really been something. Two weeks ago Annie our forever foster was running around the backyard. A week later she stopped eating and on Sunday we knew the time was close. She visited grandma in West Bend to say good bye and on Monday the other GRRow foster failures took their turn sleeping next to her. On Monday late afternoon we had to say goodbye and watch her cross that bridge. As she passed so quietly she had head in our lap just where she wanted to be all the time. We have decided to have a stone placed in our garden with the names of our Golden’s starting with Annie. We had her for 8 months but she touched the lives of everyone who met her. I know it is hard to foster a senior dog but we would do it again in a heartbeat!
September 22, 2014 Update:
Annie is doing just fine at her foster home. She is not too fond of the puppy Ruby but knows where to hide when the puppy is in her wild stage. Annie is very curious with the cat. We have found her many times with her head thru the cat door and the cat staring at her from the top step. I think they have become buddies. Although she is an older girl she still seems to be sassy. This morning I was late for work because she decided to play hide and seek in the back yard when I was ready to leave. It took me at least 10 minutes to convince her to come in.
July 14, 2014 Update:
Annie has adjusted well to her forever foster home. Her friend Greta was adopted by the same foster home so they get to spend all the time together. She joins the dog Cooper who has also been staying with them. This past week they added a 4 month old named Ruby. Ruby is a wild one but Annie has let he know she is the one in charge. They play together but for very limited times. The puppy does enjoy following Annie all around the backyard. It is like Annie is showing her the ropes! This past weekend we all went to the summer place and had a blast. Annie just enjoys watching all the dogs play together. Annie is so happy to be spending her senior years in her forever foster home.
June 25, 2014 Update:
Annie is doing great at her new forever foster home. She loves running around outside with her old friend Greta and her new friend Cooper. They spend lots of time in their fenced yard. She loves going on walks but has to be between the 2 when walking. She has lots of energy for an older dog. She is also very curious about the cat and spends hours sleeping by the cat door to the basement. They have only met a few times but the cat prefers to spend the days in the basement and sneaks out and visit the dogs at night when they are sleeping.
May 11, 2014 Update:
Annie arrived on Wednesday morning to her foster home. She gets along well with other dogs. She is curious about the cat but we have not had any problems with the two. You would never know she is 14+ she wanders around the backyard and even chased a couple of bunnies out of the yard. She does have a tendency to be on her own and does not interact with the other dogs. She does love to be petted and wants the attention. Being deaf is different, instead of calling her you have to get her to see you. Yesterday she came to the patio with a rabbit in her mouth and I shook my finger and she dropped it. She had her first vet visit the day she arrived. Besides being deaf and the troubled eye she is in good shape and weighs about 60lbs. The vet says she is a great dog for her age, you would never know her age except for the white around her eyes.