Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-20-2004, 10:26 PM   #1
Creampuff's Avatar
1957 22' Flying Cloud
1971 31' Sovereign
2014 25' Flying Cloud
Malibu , California
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 515
Images: 60
A/S Dog Rescue - happy ending

Last Thanksgiving we were boondocking with our 2 dogs in the lower Sierra Mountains of Seqouia Nat.forest in CA. The weather was great , with furnace on at night and a dusting of snow on the distant slopes. Thanksgiving Day we did a turkey in the Magic Chef which turned out excellent with all the trimmings. Perfect right? It was until we came upon an abandoned dog at a trailhead who must have been out there for several weeks foraging in gopher holes for food. We coaxed it in with some fresh turkey after it ran away into the trees . It was wolfing down the bird and all the hair and wiskers on it's snout were worn off. We loaded him in the TT as our dogs were ready to have him for dinner! The nearest settlement was 20 miles away and we took him there, asked around ,put up notices and eventually had no choice but to drive him home with us 200 miles.
We had him scanned for a microchip-nopthing. Faxed all the dog pounds in 2 counties his mugshot- no luck.
Meanwhile, he's living comfortably in the A/S with 3 walks a day, a comfy gaucho
and a 'all you can eat' doggy buffet to get some meat on his chassis.
We were scheduled to fly to Toronto for Christmas and no one was interested in claiming 'Buddy' as he was now called, so our daughter in Canada asked to adopt him if we would fly him with us.
So, here's the happy ending- Buddy now lives happily as a Canadian immigrant in an apartment and his fur and whiskers are half way back to normal. He has become a wonderful comforting companion for her as she just left her fiance of 4 years . I will post Buddy's photo soon as I figure it out ,or you can see him in my photo gallery under A/S Rescue.

AIR #189

"If aluminum isn't magnetic- why am I so attracted to to it?"
Creampuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2004, 10:39 PM   #2
2 Rivet Member
Stinky's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 39
Rescue dog

Good to see someone else does this sort of thing. Both of my pups are rescue dogs one from boxer rescue and the other off the street.

One other thing a few months back someone recomended and all I can say is they are well worth the money. The best quality I have ever had.

Stinky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2004, 10:46 PM   #3
Stefrobrts's Avatar

1968 17' Caravel
Battle Ground , Washington
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 12,056
Images: 50
Blog Entries: 1
That was me. I love those Boomerang Tags! We have a rescued dog and two rescued cats (and one lucky dog who doesn't know what it means to be homeless). I wish we had room for all of the little guys who need homes, but we need to leave room in the trailer for us!

You're a good guy for opening your AS up to a stranger in need - glad it all worked out

Stefrobrts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2004, 07:30 AM   #4
Rivet Master
Tin Hut's Avatar
2005 28' International CCD
Pagosa Springs , Colorado
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 803
Images: 1

what a great story! Always great to have such a happy ending.
"would you rather have a mansion full of money or a trailer full of love?"

Tin Hut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2004, 02:31 PM   #5
2 Rivet Member
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 31
Send a message via AIM to rochsmama Send a message via Yahoo to rochsmama
What a great story! Rescue dogs make the best companions - I have 2 myself.
rochsmama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2004, 05:06 PM   #6
2 Rivet Member
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 66
Thumbs up No doubt, my best friend!

"Peanuts" was also a stray that to this day has yet to dissappoint. He now travels with me looking for our first A/S!
Great Story. Keep them coming!
Hidalgo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2004, 12:49 PM   #7
Rivet Master
2005 22' International CCD
Buckhorn , Ontario
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 8,449
Blog Entries: 5
Smile So nice to here a happy ending!

Hi Creampuff;

So glad that there are people like you who really care for the unfortunate furbabies out there.

One of our girls (Taz LabXGolden) is sort of a rescue - as she was the last puppy who no one wanted (had an ear infection and a bit wobbly) and the owners were about to move so she was headed for the local shelter on the Saturday - guess who picked her up on the Friday! That was 6 years ago now and she too is a wonderful natured girl and smart!- but very lucky to be alive as 2 days later she was deathly ill and became paralized - this systemic infection - unknown - lasted for 8 weeks - but you would never know she was ever that ill today! Our vet called us the mirical workers (we had to take time off work to nurse her around the clock)- (many would have let her go) 2K + in vet bills in just her first week with us - worth every single penny!. (She is nick named our Black Gold).

Buddy must be in heaven in his? new "Forever Home" Toronto has a lot of Dog parks and Dog friendly places - even some swimming areas I hear - like pools not just the lake.

There is nothing like a pet to lift any spirits and we all will be proud streamers with our doors always open should we find a furbaby lost along our travels.

Picture taken of Taz and Haily their first time in the AS the next day we were home from our Journey home. Still a bit moldy and curtains hanging a bit squewed - lots of work ahead.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	taz & haily gt.jpg
Views:	242
Size:	62.1 KB
ID:	4920  

05ModPod is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:45 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.