Yes, our family has another new pup!
Meet Thunder, another rescued Turkey Dog (via Adopt-A-Golden Atlanta.)
|Thunder, with his new mom.|
For his young age (under two years) Thunder, a flat coated retriever, has led a hard life. But all of that is changing because he has joined the pack at my brother and sil's house.
Thunder is still adjusting to his new life...as upon his arrival in Atlanta he went pretty much straight to his new home.
|Thunder's Passport Picture|
My impression is that he has been working through some stress related to his travels in a crate for such a long time. I would be too!
If you look at his eyes in the pic above you will notice a problem in Thunder's right eye. It seems that sometime before he left Turkey he was shot with "birdshot" as revealed by his new x-rays. A pellet entered his right eye and blinded him, in that eye. (That pellet, along with several others are still in his body.) He even has one in his ear flap. Poor boy!
My brother has had him to various vet specialists for his issues. The discussion is that it may cause more trauma to try to remove the pellets. My SIL feels that my brother is really stressed about the pellets, and that someone did this to a dog. I would be also.
My brother told me that Thunder has been catching up on sleep and learning his new routines. He is getting along well with his new brothers CeeJay and Cooper. And Thunder loves people, their cuddles and hugs!
Thunder and his brothers live in a controlled environment and are never allowed to run off of their own property unless on a leash with a person. Thunder is lucky to have this new family as my brother and sister-in-law love dogs and they will care for him and keep a close eye on any medical issues.
|L to R, CeeJay, the eldest.|
Thunder, the new kid.
Cooper, the middle kid.
Take a look at this puppy pile from a pic my brother sent me today. Thunder looks like his has found a place in the pack with his brothers.
If you are interested in reading about the Turkey Dogs via AGA Atlanta just click here. Other golden rescue organizations around the country are now rescuing Turkey's goldens that have been abandoned to the streets. The Turkey dogs do not interfere with the the adoption of U.S. born goldens as there is a large demand for goldens. And why not?...they are so sweet!
Here is some golden swag if you are interested in browsing. I have no affiliation...just sharing.
The Upside Down Golden, CeeJay
If you want to read about our Mikey, type Mikey in the search box and/ or go to the footer of the blog and click on Mikey's photos for some of his story.
Thunder and I thank you for visiting! He is a good boy who just wanted a family to love and take care of him. He got his wish!
|Thunder, says thanks for visiting me.|