Thursday, April 7, 2016

Strutting for the Seniors

The Book of Barkley is a monthly contributor to Lab Rescue LRCP of Maryland, one of the first lab rescue groups we met after the book was written. It's a wonderful group of people who donate so many hours of their time as volunteers. One of those special ladies is Carol Lagunda, who has become a good friend. She is a multiple "foster failure", taking in the Senior dogs that stand poor chances of being adopted and keeping them, now including Gomer, Gemna and Queenie
Queenie is extra special.  She came with a large inoperable cancerous tumor on her leg and was quite advanced in years.  Her previous owners did not have it treated (and it was likely treatable when it was small) and when her days grew shorter they just left her scared and hurting at a shelter and walked away.  Carol was NOT going to let her go to yet another home when she got comfortable with her family as a foster, bonding especially with Gemma, another elderly female lab that's a permanent member of the family. She's a well loved and happy member of the household now. There's nothing the doctors can do, for any amount of money, but with good Veterinary care, a warm bed and excellent food she's comfortable and enjoying her days filled with love and companionship.

I know how glad I am we adopted Senior Lab Mix Abby Lab from a rescue group in our state.

So this year, with Lab Rescue doing their annual fundraiser, think about sponsoring Carol (and Queenie) in their

walk to raise money for the shelter.  Lab Rescue LRCP places over A THOUSAND  lost or abandoned Labs into loving homes each year and the Vet bills, getting them healthy and fostered, can be in the six figures.  I'd already earmarked this months Book of Barkley sales for Blanketing Boxers with Love, but I made my own donation from personal funds to get the ball rolling for Carol as they walk the dogs, a fun day for everyone. Even a $5 pledge helps the dogs.

Thanks to all of you that foster, transport, walk or love a senior rescue. And thank you especially for everyone that supports animal rescue.
Walkies!  Walkies!


  1. Life is extra difficult for senior dogs. Thanks for your involvement!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  2. We agree with what Murphy and Stanley said.... it is REALLY difficult fur an OLDER Dog to get to a Family that Understands and Cares... We guess that peeps don't realize that it is NOT the Number of Days... it is the QUALITY of them that really matters.

  3. Hari OM
    Hooraaaahhh,.. Abby, your mum is a champion! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. What a grreat idea! We loved our senior dog, Cinderella!!

  5. How wonderful that those precious pups have a wonderful place to call home! LRCP is the Lab Rescue we foster for, (as well as the Golden Ret. rescue) and we also only take in seniors. It's truly an honor to have them as part of our lives.


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