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The life and crimes of a Korean rescue puppy


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Doggy Snacks

I get to eat a wide variety of foods, because I’m cute and I know how to work the “begging face” but there are some things that humans need to remember when feeding us pups human foods…. we aren’t human. My human researches before she shares any new food with me, and recently we were shown this handy picture- so of course we had to share it.

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Now there are things not listed that are dangerous. Such as Coffee and Chocolate. Also did you know that dogs are mostly lactose intolerant? Which is a shame because we LOVE cheese. I get a very small piece of cheese on special occasions (or if the human is cooking jacket potato- then I get 3-5 strands of grated cheese, not a lot but totally yummy and worth a lot of tricks)

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Remember to use all opportunities for cuteness and your reward will come after the human has taken a photo and told you how pretty you are. See this ^ “kiss” shot with my new foster brother Kyo? Yeah I got a bone afterwards for playing so nicely.

Do you have any tricks for getting your human to feed you? What about some special tricks you do for food? I was in a corner shop the other day (the shop owner loves me and welcomes my presence) when the human noticed some watermelon. She picked it up to look at the price and I began to dance in excited circles. When she saw how cute I was, she had no choice but to buy the tasty snack. Cuteness: 1000000 Human: 0

Share your snack related success stories in the comments.

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Feeling Hot

It’s really hot here in Korea. Like fry-an-egg-on-the-pavement (sidewalk for the Americans) hot. Our walks are limited to super early in the morning before the pavement heats up, or late at night when it has had a chance to cool off. The rest of the day I stay inside, but we can’t run our aircon 24:7 and no it’s not because of fan death (according to Koreans, you can die from using your fan too much)

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So we have to find alternative ways to keep cool. Here is my list of things you can make your human do for you to keep you cool during the last, overwhelmingly hot month of Korean summer.

1. Eat Watermelon~ Yep, you heard me. Make your human buy some delicious watermelon for the two of you to share. But don’t eat too much or you’ll regret it on your bathroom breaks.

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2. Make your Human freeze you some ice to lick. It will keep your drinking water cool all day. The human can even use stock cubes to add delicious flavours to your ice. If your human does it in an ice-cube tray, they can be added to your drinking water. But what my human usually does it reuse pint-sized cardboard milk cartons. Once it has frozen she can peel off the carton and I have a block of ice to lick. Unfortunately she has no photos of this because she is stupid and doesn’t plan ahead so here is a photo from the internet of stock flavoured cubes.

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3. This may sound counter-productive, but try closing the window and pulling down the blinds. If you run the aircon for an hour before your human leave then the apartment stays cooler because your blind is keeping the heat from the sun out. (We have to close the blind too or the foster Kyo goes behind the blind and then forgets how to get back off of the window sill)

4. When your human is not at work, have them set up a paddling pool. We use an old bottom of a cat litter tray (thoroughly cleaned first, thank you) Now, I haven’t actually used this one. But I like the effort my human goes through in filling it up for me.

5. If, like me, you mostly eat dry food- consider adding more wet food during the summer as it will help you to stay hydrated. You can also mix half wet and half dry together in your bowl and leave it in the fridge for a while for a nice cooling meal.

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So those are my summer tips, yes I realise summer is almost over-but you wouldn’t know it from the Korean weather. 32 degrees today- that’s just my room temperature. Do you have any tips or tricks on staying cool in the summer? Let us know in the comments 🙂

 

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Kyo!

Sorry it’s been so long since my last post~ I have so much to tell you but my human has been hogging the computer. We have a new foster kitten, we named him Kyo after the manga/anime character from “Fruits Basket”

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Here we are playing on the roof together! Kyo is a pretty awesome kitty. He is 100% litter trained, UTD on vaccines AND good with dogs, cats, strangers and children! Plus he is leash trained!

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Well, actually. . . He isn’t that great at walks. He rides on the humans shoulders up to the roof because he doesn’t like the flooring and he used to be scared of the concrete floor of the roof too. He LOVES the grass though and he is getting better about walking.

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Doesn’t he look cute? He lets the human trim his claws and clean his ears no problem~ which makes me look bad >.< he also likes to sit on one of her hands and wash it while she pets him with the other hand~ leaving no loving for me!

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I don’t mind too much because we have a lot of fun playing together and he shares his toys with me. But I’m sure he would like a human of his own.

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That’s all for now but you can check out our youtube channel for some videos of Kyo and I, playing and walking together ^^

His rescue profile is HERE

His latest video is HERE

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p.s. Emma one of our previous fosters has found her fur-ever home, yay! That means we have officially fostered and rehomed: 1 dog (Choco is in foster care elsewhere but she still needs her fur-ever family), 5 puppies, and 2 kittens! Can’t wait for Kyo to join the ranks of the adopted!

Dogsitting and Rescue Happy Endings

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A few months ago I posted about my friend Emma who is still in foster care even though it has been a year since we rescued her from KARMA.

This weekend her foster home had visitors who are allergic to dogs so Emma came to stay with us. Now,  I’m a pretty lazy/laid back dog but Emma takes it to a whole new level. The moment you put her on something (a bed, the floor, your lap) she curls up, no pacing or turning required. It’s like her legs give out the second they come into contact with the surface. She pretty much spent the entire weekend at the foot of the humans bed.

The Human says she is a better leash-walker than I am because Emma doesn’t pull. Whatever, I could not pull if I wanted to.

The problem is Emma’s foster mum is leaving Korea in August, which means we have 2 months to find her a new forever home. So if you know anyone who wants a seriously low-energy dog, let me know here or contact us through Emma’s ARK profile.

Also the human was going through her computer and found lots of photos of Emma and her pups from when we first rescued them so here is the Happy Ending: ALL of Emma’s pups are in forever homes and experiencing real love in their family.

Jack and his adoptive sister Nala

Jack and his adoptive sister Nala

Logan (now Jack) relaxing in his forever home

Logan (now Jack) relaxing in his forever home

Molly's adoptive family

Molly’s adoptive family

Emma getting some attention while receiving treatment for Distemper

Emma getting some attention while receiving treatment for Distemper

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Emma and the pups after coming back from Karama getting a potty break before seeing their new home

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Emma feeding her greedy little pups

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Krypto and George posing. These two went on to be adopted by two Korean women.

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The weird sleeping positions

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Logn after a bath

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Emma trying to get some sleep in between feedings

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Choco’s Chance

I’m sorry I haven’t posted anything for a while~ I have been busy with my latest rescue project.

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Meet Choco. Choco was a chained dog, who was abused. When she was rescued from this she didnt have to wait long to find her forever home. Every dog and human in the rescue community was thrilled to see another happy ending.

Except that it wasnt. It was with mounting dismay as we all looked on to see Chocos new forever home ask for advice and then ignore it. Issues seemed to be piling up and we were powerless to help. Finally Choco’s human began to consider putting Choco down and the rescue community was horrified.

Fortunately with the help of my friend Leeloo and her human, my human and I appealled to Chocos human to let us have her. We went undercover for almost 2 weeks until we were able to collect Choco.

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Now she is in a safe (temporary) home we can start the process to heal and rehome her. Unfortunately because of the neglect of her previous homes Choco never received any vaccinations, nor was she spayed and worst of all due to the choke chain she was forced to wear, poor little Choco has a collapsed trachea.

If you would like to follow her story please join the fundraising event on facebook~ https://www.facebook.com/events/369556173152388/

If you are interested in adopting Choco please check out her profile~ http://www.animalrescuekorea.org/dog/1668

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Choco loves belly rubs and I am graciously sharing my human with her, but all dogs deserve their own family. Please share Choco’s story to give her the best chance possible at her new life.

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Paws and Purrs

Saturday was a very strange day. When we woke up the human got me ready for a walk~ Yay! But it was raining 😦

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I had to wear this rain coat over the top of my tshirt. ㅎㅎ
When we came back from our walk the human started making a new pen downstairs. I was really confused because my bedroom is upstairs and she used weird things like a cardboard box and something called a “litter box”

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But she closed it off and I wasn’t inside so I didnt think it was important until….

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Can you see them? Hmmm, how about a close up?

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Thats right~ there are 2 foster kittens! The human is making them profiles tonight and hopefully they will be adopted soon ♥ they are very strange though, they are so tiny. I feel so big next to them, I like to herd them onto my bed~ I’m hoping for snuggles but they are too excited about exploring to sleep with me 😥

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^forever alone 😥

Maybe they will relax with me tonight? I’ll have some videos of them uploaded tonight so expect another post, until then~ Anyeong! (bye)

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Panda Presents: Goose in Korea

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 my eyes are closed. Wait, hmm…
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Oh dear another bad one. Let’s see…
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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!
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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