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Old 11-22-2012, 08:06 AM
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Thank you so much for introducing me to these articles! I read all four and now I want an update!!!!!
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:56 AM
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Hi, Everybody -

The little Hookie Roo is lying on the bed sleeping. I'm in a chair next to it in a room we rented for a few weeks in Boulder while we look for a place. She is OUT COLD. I had to stop her swimming today because all of a sudden she was shivering so hard. Of course, she wanted to keep swimming. She's learning to retrieve. Until a couple of days ago she wouldn't keep fetching past a couple of tosses, but now she wants to go more and more. And, she's starting to get the idea that she should bring the stick or ball back to me.

She's doing well. There's one minor behavioral issue developing that I need to nip in the bud. She pesters some other dogs too aggressively to play. When their humans don't understand dog language they mistake it for aggression. It's not - but it's still not good manners. So the little Kahoo is going to have to spend a little more time on the leash during her beloved park time until she learns to calm down. If anyone has any thoughts, please let me know.

A couple of you mentioned that you've read four parts f Roo's story. There's a fifth part that isn't on Life with Dogs, it's tucked away in my facebook page. Go to http://www.facebook.com/TheDogintheClouds and then click on the Notes section, and you'll find it there.

Of, if you go to that page and click on About, all the links are there. Have a look at the video for The Dog in the Clouds, if you haven't seen that. If there's anyone you think might enjoy the Roo stories, send them the link to that About section so they can find everything in one place.

This is the link to the About section: http://www.facebook.com/TheDogintheClouds/info

Thank you all again for all your good wishes.
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We're all such fans of Roo. What you've done with her is nothing short of amazing.

Thank you for the update. We really appreciate them. One of the most heartwarming stories of 2012.

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Hi Brian...glad you had time to pop in!! I always share your stories on facebook...so now a few of my friends are now following Roo's story too...give Roo a big hug for me
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I have been following your and Roo's journey along the way and have celebrated the wonderful accomplishments she has made. To see a dog become confident and blossom into the dog she was meant to be, is truly amazing.

Thanks for the update.
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Hey Brian, welcome to the People's Republic It was pretty nippy today, so not a wonder that Roo was shivering. My current, as well as my previous, golden will swim in any weather, and hanging icicles on their coats aren/t/weren't ever a deterrent. I've followed Roo's story with interest. Your writing style is so wonderfully descriptive, and I can surely relate to the tale since I'm a volunteer with Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies. My current fella had his back broken by his previous owners and has a rotated pelvis from being kept in a too small crate. If you want to find some of the good trails or simply go for a walk with another well-behaved golden, I'm going to send you my e-mail address in a PM, which stands for private message. Look in the upper right hand of the screen when you sign in, and you'll see whether you have any PMs. Thank you for rescuing Roo. I think they rescue us, as well.
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This story not only breaks my heart but warms it also, Roo is so lucky to have found someone like you to rescue her and give her the chance to become a happy and loved dog.
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For those that follow Roo's on going journey to become a real dog Brian made her a new web page for updates
ttp://thedogintheclouds.com/
Here is a video of her seeing snow for the first time. Unbelievable how far she has come
https://brian-beker.squarespace.com/...3/1/7/roo-snow
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Thanks for the update. I was hoping he'd start his own website.

What a wonderful transformation little Roo has made!! An inspiration for all who might rescue, because most dogs make turnarounds like this with just a little love, time, and attention.

How fun watching Roo see her first snow!! Oh, and the 'drug mule from Mexico' video. Aw.

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the drug mule thing just cracked me up. I love reading his stories about Roo and the changes she has made. She did have some back sliding not long ago, it was posted on facebook. Facebook made it so hard to keep track he decided to post the new website.
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