Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Bleu Day at The Dog Show!

The Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows in in full swing, and the Highlight of the entire show was my appearance at the GRRH Booth yesterday!
As you can see... I was all smiles!
I took my role very seriously, as I greeted our visitors. I was kind and gentle and...
Everyone commented on my cuteness and my soft fur.
And I surprised a number of people when I stood up...

Many people asked with great care and discretion... "Ahem... Is he a little taller than the typical golden?"
And lots of people wanted to adopt me... including this little girl and her family!
I liked the little one, and gave great consideration to the fact that they did not have a puppy at home, but the fact is... I know I'm the sunshine in my the Mom's day, and I'm one of the best reasons she lives! So... I told them, "No, No. I'm taken, and only here to tell my story..."
"When I was surrendered to GRRH in 2008, I had no hair on my back. I came with a 2" tall stack of veterinary care sheets, a basket of toys, a box of bandanas and clothes, shampoo and brushes... and my famous and treasured green bowl. My previous family obviously loved me...

They thought that I had allergies, and had treated for such. I lost my fur when they moved to Houston, so that was a natural assumption. Nothing seemed to be helping...

Once with the GRRH organization, I was tested for allergies, and my only significant sensitivity is dairy... so that couldn't be the source of my hair loss. Now that I've been with my the Mom who understands me, she knows... My original family began having children upon their arrival in Houston, and I was having a nervous breakdown!"

Three years later, and look at me now!!!

Here I am with GRRH volunteers, Nancy and Jan... and cute, silly and available Bobby!
Take Two.

Take Three!
Oh... And this little boy was VERY sweet. I loved the way he talked to me!
Many people melted into my upturned eyes!
And the Mom was quite taken by my unadulterated cuteness!
I corrected her by saying... "Awwww... The Word is HANDSOME, Mom!!!"
Just for fun, let me give you a tour of our booth...

Below the 'R' on the banner, you will see my Cousin Buddy of The Herd. And below the 'H' is The Luke! In the corner on the panel coming toward the right side of the photo... top left is The Luke. Bottom center is the Reuf. And below the 'R' on the wall of the booth is The Me!

On another booth panel, are these photos of The Luke and Little Reufus! The Mom sent in photos of the three of us... with the same serious expression, from the same distance, same pose. Once the show is over, the photos are hers for a donation... and she has BIG plans to display them side by side!

I'm the only one of my family who only had one photo on the Alumni Wall, but then... I'm the only one who actually got to come to the show!

Well, that's not exactly true... The Luke was there, too. He is everywhere we go, because he's in our hearts.

And the BIG reason I was at The Show yesterday, was to announce and formally introduce...

'For The Love of Luke'
a fund dedicated
to providing new life
for Senior Goldens

The Luke made a loving and meaningful difference in our lives.
This fund will make a loving and meaningful difference in the lives of Senior Goldens.
The Mom will see to it...
For the Love of Luke!


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Moms nevFUR know the khorrekht words!

Why is that?!?

BTW, I know three ladies that slept furry furry well FrEYEday night thanks to a certain pikh they got just prior to bed!

Your Pals in PA!

Sheila and Bob said...

Bleu, You have done yourself, The Mom, GRRH, The Reufus and most of all The Luke proud.
What a fine example of why everyone in the whole world should have a Golden.
The photo display was wonderful, we so much wish we could have been there to see you in the fur.
The goodwill you spread will help further people to understand the need to Rescue.
We are so proud of you all.

Hamish & Sophie
Sheila & Bob

Stella said...

I agree with Sheila and Bob's kind words. You are an upstanding guy to spend a day meeting, greeting and letting people know what grand pups you Goldies are!



Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Wow, Bleu, looks like you had quite the day. We know the Mom would never give you up, but it's nice that you and she go out and help others find their forever homes. So glad to see that the Luke is still inspiring people to help the cause.

Tucker and Daisy

♥I am Holly♥ said...

What a touching post! The Bleu looks very handsome indeed and would certainly get my attention if I was to walk by him!! The Luke will continue to be with everyone forever because he was the one and only The Luke who was loved by all. Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

houndstooth said...

I am certain that The Luke is smiling down from his cloud bed at The Bridge over that awesome fund! You look like a king there, receiving your public. Are you sure you're not part Greyhound? It would explain why you're tall!

Thanks for your good wishes for me today, too! I am feeling a bit better and looking forward to getting to eat again tomorrow!

Nose Kisses,

Sam said...

We are sure a lot of Golden's got adopted because of your cuteness!

We think The Luke would be happy to know that people are remembering him in such a pawesome way!


Scout 'n Freyja said...

Momma was doin' PURRty good readin' and enjoyin' your bloggy post until the end - then she got all wet in the eyes whens he saw the Luke's fund. What a furry special boy to be helpin' more Goldens all the way from Heaven.

BTW, the Bleu, momma is so in l♥ve with your freckle nose. She says she would kiss it like crazy!

MAXMOM IN SA said...

Oh Bleu,
What wonderful work you are doing for GRRH and also holding high the banner of Luke. Well done to you and your special momma.
The display looks awesome and you were a star.
Well done
Sending lotsaluv

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

You are a wonderful ambassador for GRRH, the Blue. And a mighty handsome one too. We hope Luke's special fund grows and grows so many more wonderful goldens like you and Luke and the Reu can be helped.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

The Thundering Herd said...

Of course you are most handsome. And what a terrific tribute to the memory to The Luke. He is most proud. Just saying.

Thor and Jack said...

What a wonderful way to remember The Luke. That the Fund can help many, many senior doggies!

Thor and Jack