Hey everyone, so as a special treat I got a famous korean animal rescue blogger to write a blog post for you. I hope you check out her blog too its full of useful information on rescuing, fostering and adopting a human and its aimed at both cats and dogs~ and the best part is you get to some beautiful pictures of Lucy, I wish I was as big as her, although then maybe my human wouldnt appreciate me standing on her shoulders quite as much XS
Hi Panda Fans, My name is Lucy! Here’s my picture…
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Oh dear another bad one. Let’s see…
There we are! That’s me! How to introduce myself… My mom says I’m silly. That’s why she calls me Goose – Lucy Goose/Silly Goose… I am happy when she’s smiling! But lots of people say “여쁘다!” when they see me. It means pretty. I’m glad they say that because I am not a typical Korean dog. You see, I am very big for Korea. Most dogs are small – Maltese, Shih Tzu, Yorkie… But I don’t mind! I get along with everyone!
Here’s my friend and foster brother. He and I got along great! He was a very old miniature poodle. We didn’t play much because Major was very old, but we got along just swell! He and I just loved to sleep and relax. He had a great family after he left our house, but sadly he passed away. My mom said it was good that he did not die alone in the shelter like many dogs his age do. You see, it’s common in Korea to bring dogs to shelters when they are “too old.” Mom said that will never happen to me!
I’m so lucky ^^ I’m lucky in many ways because Mom knows a lot about dogs and about dogs in Korea. We have a blog about us – GooseinKorea.com – and Mom shares all our stories. These days my best friend is a dog who is chained up outside every single day. She’s very bored. She also gets cold, or very hot, or wet in the rain… all because she’s always outside. She likes to play with me, even though it’s just once a week, because most of the time she doesn’t get any attention at all! I feel very sorry for her situation. Mom says she’s not alone. I know Mom’s right because even though I forget a lot about my past, I know things weren’t so good before my mom found me at the shelter. I was at the shelter for a long time. I remember being scared and cold and just wanting people to take me on a walk when they would visit the shelter. They say I was about to be sold to a meat market before the shelter saved me. I don’t know much, but I know that meat market wasn’t full of meat for me to eat!
There are many sad and scared dogs in Korea and I am thankful my mom works with rescuing so much – she knows there’s many to help and we do what we can to make a difference… Donating, fostering, spreading the word, pet sitting, researching, helping others who have adopted, volunteering… Mom worked for a long time with the shelter I was adopted from – she’d ask people questions about adopting to make sure they were ready. She loves helping to find animals homes. She says every animal deserves one, just like me. I look forward to when we foster again, because it’s been awhile. Mom says she wants to foster kittens again… That’s right! I like cats too!
Mom says it will be really great to foster again once we can because the rescue community here is so supportive. Mom always is emailing someone or talking on the phone or posting online – just trying to help one animal to find a home or live a better life. She says I taught her lots and she always smiles and says how much she loves me while I keep her company as she types our blog. I’m glad Mom has her friends and they all love helping animals here in Korea. It’s really great to know I help her to make an impact – at least she tells me I do ^^
Well Mom says it’s time for a walk, so I must be going. I hope you enjoyed our post and check out our blog! Bye Panda and fans! ~ (Lucy) Goose