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Beryl, the large rescued mess


Brace yourselves. The first picture not so bad, as an introduction. The second, adorableness (I love making up words for this blog) but gets to the point. The third though, kinda gross. Not get your kids away from the screen gross, but still….

So, this is the start of the story of Beryl. Pic #1:

What, you say, that’s not so bad, aside from the large not supposed to be there black mark above her nose, right? (And notice lack of fur at top of front legs)


That’s a somewhat deceiving picture because Beryl is soooo happy to have been rescued by my Dad and his wife, Teri, golden owner/trainer extraordinaire, and to be living in their home with her new brother Bentley (whose butt is in above picture, but he’s another story altogether). But trust me. As Teri says, Beryl was mess when they first rescued her. Biggest problem, literally, she was ridiculously overweight for a 5-year-old. Pic #2:

Sweet, right, but geez, massive, and I know because I was greeted by her at that size.

Anyway, I’m hoping to get Teri to write me the whole story of Beryl to share with you, cause it’s a good one and she can tell it better than me. She took this “mess” and turned her into a healthy, happy, fit, furry loving girl….those photos come tomorrow.

In the meantime, Pic #3, the gross one. Beryl is stretched out here happy and relaxed, but retriever people, you can look at this and know it’s not right.
Shudder. Snaps to Teri and Dad (Teri!) for giving this good heart and soul a home and fixing her up right.

This entry was posted on Sunday, March 1st, 2009 at 8:00 am by Laurel Babcock. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Category: Animal care, Animal rescue, Dogs, golden retrievers



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For most animal lovers, pets are members of the family. They carry around pictures in their wallets and schedule vacations with pets in mind. This blog takes a look into the world of a pet owner: the good, the bad and the just plain obsessive.

About the author
Laurel Babcock is the Community Life editor for The Journal News, Express Publications and LoHud.com. She grew up with a beloved mutt and was surrounded by dogs into young adulthood. She liked cats enough, but didn't really think of them as true pets. That changed when her brother brought an abandoned 4-week-old kitty into the family, dooming us all. Laurel currently serves as staff for two completely adored cats, Stanley and Cup, both girls.


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