Friday, June 17, 2016

The new guy...

If you follow us on Facebook, then you already know that we've added a new addition to our family.

If you don't, you might have just said "Wait, what?"  Didn't you guys just move, buy a house, move in last weekend...  Now you are adding a dog?

Let me explain.  A while back Arizona Golden Retriever Connection posted a photo of a special needs pup on their page.  I took one look at him and fell in love.  So did Aaron.  So it only made sense to reach out and ask if they did out of state adoptions.

They said yes.  (Insert happy dance here!)

So why is our new pup special needs?  Well, he isn't sporting a Golden's normal growth of hair.  In fact, think "fuzzy legwarmers" and you've pretty much summed up our pup.

Meet Rambo:
Photo from AZGRC

The hope is he won't sunburn or have sun-related issues up in Washington with us.  He's had a bunch of tests run and we have a long list of things he hasn't got going on - so we'll just do our best to make sure he is happy and healthy in every other way.

...and yes, we will make every effort to regrow his fuzz - but we like him just as he is.

...and you know he is going to have the nicest wardrobe of any dog!  (Remind me to tell you about his pink jacket one time!).

The next big question was how would we get him up here?  The nice folks at AZGRC volunteered to bring him up, which was huge, considering our Monty can be a little reactive and we weren't even sure if it would work out.  They may make the trip  for nothing! I was afraid to mention it just in case it didn't work.

This past Wednesday the AZGRC van pulled up and we got to meet Rambo for the first time.  Harlow, of course,  wanted to make sure our people guests knew we were happy to see them.
Hi dere!
I think she ended up greeting everyone multiple times with her customary enthusiasm!

Rambo got to meet the horses....
What dese?
I didn't get too many photos of the initial introduction of Monty and Rambo, due to needing to pay attention to Monty.  There was a lot of concern over stressing Monty out, and we waited for Aaron to make the final decision, since Monty is truly his boy.  Harlow of course loved Rambo from the get go, but Monty took a little more time.  Aaron decided that Monty would be fine and we decided to do a trial run, since the folks from AZGRC were spending the night and in no time at all....
First walk together!

The trio!
He's definitely a keeper!  We are just getting settled with him, learning his (shark-like) eating habits and potty needs, but he seems to want to make sure we are pleased with him.  ...and he is a huge cuddlebug!

We'll be sharing more photos in upcoming posts and more stories of our trio!

Thank you, AZGRC, for letting us adopt another one of your pups and for bringing him to us!  We are so happy to have him here!


  1. Thanks for telling us the whole story. We must have seen some of the stuff on FB and missed some, so we had a lot of blanks that needed filling in. All we can say is LUCKY RAMBO!

  2. Congrats, Rambo! We love seeing big, happy canine families - and really love forever home stories.

  3. Just one more to an ever growing family... so very happy for you all and can't wait to see more posts of their adventures!! Welcome Rambo! :)

  4. This is such awesome news! Welcome home, Rambo!!!

  5. Oh and I love your new header for How Sam Sees It! :)

  6. I wasn't quite sure what was going on via FB either. But THIS !!! WOW - how great for you all. Can't wait to meet your new boy (and Harlow for that matter). I have confidence in Monty that he will be just fine. After all, I've seen him at his best. Congrats to you and Aaron. This is just so awesome.

  7. Our Momster dids wonda abouts dis nu dude suddnly appeerin butts her is a bits slow on da uptakes.
    Rambo Dude yoo has founds a fantabulous Furever Family so WECOMES HOME ! Wishin yoo mani happisome, joy filled years togevva.
    Da K Krew

    PeeS wee is gonna gets Da Momster to send yoo a linky to some stuffs dat helped our Angel Molly's furs grow backs n is totally amazeballs

  8. What a handsome boy you are, Rambo! Congratulations to all of you☺

  9. Congratulations on your new arrival! Rambo looks happy with you. He couldn't ask for a better family.

  10. Wonderful news! I've followed your blog for some years and see how much you love and adore your pups, I'd have to say Rambo couldnt of asked for a better people to call his own.

  11. AND thank you to YOU for giving Rambo a new forever home. We know he will get the best care and love at your home. Congrats on your newest addition.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  12. You have a heart as big as all outdoors. What a great thing to do. Rambo is one lucky pup.

  13. We had a GReat investigator assist us!

    Welkhome Rambo!!



  14. Congratulations on the new addition. Rambo will have a wonderful life with you. Enjoy the new home in Washington - Mom was raised in SW Washington by the ocean.

    Abby Lab

  15. Congratulations and welcome Rambo!!! What a totally adorable pack!!

  16. Did they check his thyroid levels?

  17. What a wonderful life Rambo will have now. Bless you for taking him into your family

  18. How wonderful! So glad it is working out with Monty. I know you had concerns.

    A new state, a new home, and a new dog...sounds like beginning of something new! lol

  19. Crikey ... How good is that? Welcome Rambo ... What a great time you, Monty and da Harlow are going to have together, aye? You sure are a lucky bloke to have found such a wonderful home!

  20. WOW!!! The excitement continues. I have tears in my eyes. Welcome, Rambo. You are in for the best care in your life. We love ya!

  21. He's so adorable! I know exactly why you fell in love with him. ♥

  22. OMD, Rambo is just ADORABLES!!!!! Looks like a most FABulous new addition to your Family! CONGRATS!
    Ruby ♥

  23. CONGRATULATIONS! We're happy Rambo has a great home, and we know he'll bring lots of laughs, love and fun his new family!

  24. hello monty and harlow its dennis the vizsla dog hay yore noo brother kind of reeminds me of me wen i wuz noo and had no furs!!! altho the sharklike eeting habits sort of reemind me of another vizsla dog wot i yoozed to no i am lukking at yoo angel tucker!!! ennyway welkum home rambo yoo wil hav the bestest famly up their in the mithikal land of washingclotheston!!! ok bye

  25. So nice of them to make that special delivery. I love that face.

  26. YAY!! He has the SWEETEST face!!

  27. You for all of you! I'm glad that Monty gave the final okay, because I'm sure Princess Harlow was ready to keep him as soon as she saw his pink jacket! ;-) Congratulations to ALL of you!!!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  28. Congratulations! That'a an impressive rescue that will drive that far to place a dog!

  29. Congrats on a very cute and obviously wonderful new pup. He's so lucky that you found him! Welcome Rambo!

  30. Hello Rambo. We are delighted you have a forever home and with such fantastic companions.

  31. Yay!!! Welcome to the family Rambo!!