FROM RAGOM (Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota) BLOG:

Bandit #09-132
(Fostered in West Des Moines, IA)

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Hi Everyone,

Sorry it has been soooooo long since I wrote but it has been SUPER busy around my house. You see this fall my foster mom was expecting, not one baby but TWO babies! So FD, my four legged brother Buddy and I spent a lot of time outside working on making sure everything was done before these babies arrived! It sure was a great thing we had some good weather in September & October, we spent almost all of our time outside working on different projects in the front yard and back. But my biggest worry wasn’t helping FD it was making sure my FM was feeling OK.

So each time she would leave us “boys” outside to work, Buddy and FD would do all of the work and I would sit by the door and watch Mom and make sure she was OK! I really like my FM she has been very good to me and I reward her by being her shadow! Any where she goes I go, that’s my rule, even if it requires a few more trips up and down the stairs I am OK with that.

In October I went in for a 6 month check up with the Doc, she says I need them these days since I am getting old. But I don’t feel old, and Doc thinks that I am aging very gracefully! Any dog loves to hear that, she gave me a clean bill of health and I was sent on my way. Little did I know that I would have to come back in a couple of weeks.

Now the story goes something like this! One night, right in the middle of a good dream, I hear Mom get up so I got up with her to make sure she was alright, but I don’t think she was, because she went to FD and told him to get up because something broke. Next thing I know Grandma is there, my foster Sis is up, and it is the middle of the night!!!! Doesn’t everyone know that I need my beauty sleep to keep aging gracefully!!!! While the next day, Mom still hadn’t come home and I started to get real nervous! People would stop by and let me out, give me treats and pet me, but it was no replacing my MOM!! That night my FD parents stayed at our house and I had some accidents in the house! I don’t blame them, I just couldn’t control myself, so the next day I went back to the Vet to be checked out and to get some fluids.

Mom & Dad came and picked me up! I was so happy to see them, Doc said I was OK, just a little stressed because Mom ran off so quickly. A LITTLE STRESSED, I was freaking out, all I understood was she was broken and that she left, I was her shadow I was suppose to go with. But I am glad to be back home, but there was a surprise when I got there!

TWO more sisters! They are great, sometimes a little loud at night, but I get along with them well. I will lay by them when they are having tummy time, and make sure Mom & Dad hear them when they are hungry. A little bark or two always gets Mom and Dad to snap too! Well, I got to run, promise I will put up a Christmas picture soon, but for now here is a picture of me and my two new sisters!

BANDIT & ELLAThe first one is Ella, while she is having tummy time!

BANDIT & CHLOEThis picture is with Chloe!