October 23, 2015
Today we were invited to check out a doggie day in La Mesa the our friends at Rover’s Retreat told us about. I sure am glad we did for it was a little slice of San Diego that we hadn’t gotten to see yet and we got to meet and play with lots of pooches hoping to find their humans to rescue.
We met Norman and Rocky here a couple weeks back as we were invited to visit Rover’s Retreat ran by the human they call Wayne. Norman escaped a bad life in Mexico and was lucky enough find Wayne where he’s safe until his forever human comes along.
Rocky here has a medical condition called Megaesphagus which basically means that his esophagus is bigger than normal and it’s difficult to swallow food properly and keep it down. It’s found in humans too, as well as cats. No worries though as he has a custom made chair called the Bailey Chair, named after another special pup with this condition, which keeps him propped up as he eats so that gravity naturally works his food into his stomach. As you can see, he loves his chair and is excited to sit in it for he knows that when he does…its dinner time. Click on this picture to watch a video we made about little Rocky.
Rocky is the product of a puppy mill out of Utah and when this pup was born with a defect, it wasn’t worth it to them to care for him even though they brought him into this world. They’re only in it for the money and they don’t actually care about the well being of their “product”. This is one reason why you should always adopt from shelters.
We also came across the Aussie Rescue of San Diego while we were there. These rescue organizations exist because of irresponsible humans breeding dogs for profit, or not spay and neutering their pets and thus puppies are takes to shelters. If your looking for a breed specific dog, please for the Love of Dog, find a rescue group and you have to fix your pets so help curb the number of us pooches sent to shelters in the first place.
Definitely one of my favorite things about going to these events is getting to try all these Rufftastic samples and gourmet food. Here, we met the nice humans that make Open Farm doggie food which makes healthy, organic food just for me. Or at least that’s my version of the story.
This is something I’m very interested in learning more about. Freeze Dried food can be very good and nutritious and being that we’re pedaling everywhere on a bicycle, weight is a big concern. After trying Stella and Chewy’s, perhaps we found our winner.
Camp Bow Wow is a great organization that we’ve come to know pretty well. We first learned about them as they were doing an event with the ASPCA of New Orleans back a year and a half ago. They are a doggie day care and overall doggie care center located all over the country and they do lots of work with local shelters. Not all pooches are as lucky as me and get to live a life of adventure, so some lucky pooches get to go to Dogie Day Cares during the day where they get to play with other pooches and get lots of energy out so that when their reunited with their humans after a hard day at work, they’re on the same page and ready to wind down for the evening. This is also great for the socialization of pooches and for humans that live in apartments and have no yards for their pooches to play while at work.
After meeting all the rescue groups and learning about the good things they do, there’s just one thing left to do to make this the perfect day. Did someone say “FETCH?”
This little man kept trying to sell my ball. Fortunately I’m very fast and he was always a step behind. However, I think a few times he let me win cause I’m pretty sure he had a crush on me. He was very handsome with those beautiful blue eyes.
Finally, with one last visit with our favorite pooch in San Diego, it was time to head out. If you’re interested in Rocky or Norman, please visit Rover’s Retreat and inquire about them. Be sure to tell them that Bixby sent you.