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For here today and gone 2 maui--the dogs were great!

For here today and gone 2 maui--the dogs were great!

Old Aug 8th, 2004, 05:05 PM
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For here today and gone 2 maui--the dogs were great!


First of all thanks so much for your help when I was planning our vacation. I posted a report from our California leg but almost everything we did in Maui I learned about here;I'm not going to bore anyone with a report that can't top any I've already read.

I did want to let you know that we "borrowed" a dog at the market in Hana. Actually, we borrowed two. We ended up with two because they had a new pup; she looked like a retriever mix (&)) who needed some socializing. She had been abused #39;( and was very shy so they asked us to take her along to hang out with our kids. The other was a beagle mix who had loads of personality. >

We placed our order for lunch in town and they called it ahead to the market 8 miles up the road, which is where you pick up the dogs. The woman in the Hana store was quite a character--she's not going to win Miss Congeniality, but we got a kick out her.

They gave us a camera to record the days' events with the retriever mix. They didn't have any photos of her so they asked us to take pictures with the kids for their new brochure. So if you see a little golden dog pictured with two boys and a girl that was us!

The dogs were extrememly well groomed and very friendly. They sent along a small cooler with dog treats, bottled water, bowls, leashed and towels. The golden loved swimming but the beagle was terrified of water. The beagle (definitely an alpha) sat on the armrest in the front seat the whole time.

The woman where we picked up the dogs told us that they had 19 dogs at that time and they had taken all of them in as strays. Most of the dogs are up for adoption and the "borrow a dog" is a method they use to let the public know that these dogs are available and need good homes.

The only bad part was having to take them back. Their little tails drooped when we dropped them off :-< If I was local, I would have been very tempted to take the little golden home with us! As we were leaving a woman we hadn't seen ran out of the store frantically waving at us. We thought we'd forgotten something, but she wanted to thank us for taking the dogs and "giving them family time".

It made for a very fun day and I can highly recommend checking this out if you're far from home and missing your pooch!
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Old Aug 8th, 2004, 06:24 PM
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Oh Jayne, how sweet and how heartbreaking! I can imagine how hard it was to give them back. How great that they are doing this.
What a lovely addition to your holiday
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very cool!
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I love this story...except the part about the tails drooping when when you took them back! Please tell me they were happy to go back and not afraid to go back!
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I thought I was going to be reading about hot dogs! lol That was a touching story, Jayne, and what a terrific way to get these dogs adopted. Getting them out for a day was a treat for all of you, dogs and people, although the drooping tails would probably have brought tears to my eyes!! I hope they've found good homes by now. Doesn't it make you want to follow up on them? Geez I'm getting to be more and more sentimental the older I get!!!
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Ally, they were not scared when we took them back--just mopey. I've spent a lot of years volunteering at the Humane Society and there's definitely a difference between fear and sadness in an animal. All of these dogs were immaculate and healthy looking--they just a good home!

OO--me too. I just came home from an annual lunch date with a friend and we were feeling very sentimental. We've gone to lunch the first day of school since the kids were in kindergarten and today her daughter and my youngest son started middle school; my other son started high school. DD starts her senior year in a few weeks. I'm staying away from the kennels at the humane society for a while because I know I'll end up with a few more mouths to feed! Our latest acquisition is a kitten who appears to have had his tail bitten off by something that lives in our bayou. Groan.
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