Mom and Dad (Margie and Ralph) picked me up yesterday in Culver City - what a surprise! More surprises when I arrived at 611 Kings Place - Dublin greeted me - I am not sure whether I was ready for company right away - but I really didn't pay much attention to him because everything is so new.
After learning the ways of the house and yard (very inviting I must say, nice wallpaper), Dad and I ran around the back yard and Dad through the ball, but I am not sure what I'm supposed to do with it yet. They didn't have toys and balls in Taiwan. But I am willing to learn. I am only 5 years old and have plenty of time.
Dublin - mister goof ball - showed up again at the gate. We got to know each other and ran and ran and ran around the yard - Dad said to watch out for the blueberries - whatever they are. Then Dublin put his feet in the pool, then his body - well that looked pretty good, so I laid down and put my paws in and then my mouth, and then sliddddddddd my body in - WOW! Was I in heaven - all those skin allergies that I have from the humidity in Taiwan have really got me scratching, so I just laid on the top step of pool - boy did that feel good!
Dad got up early this morning - a little early for me - I'm still on Taiwan time - and we went for a walk and run. Mom and me are on the same schedule - lay around for a while. then see what the day has in store for us. There is soooooooo much to learn - I heard them talking about a trainer or school (my English isn't really that good yet) so I guess it will be gradual.
I really like my food and a few treats and the hardwood floors are nice and cool on my bod and I am gradually getting to know my parents. They like to walk alot, so that's good. Met a few neighbors this morning with Mom, but she said we will take it slow. They want me to hop into a round thing they call a dog bed (no good translation) - I don't know what to do with that either.
Thank God for the people at Golden Retriever Rescue and the nice people at the Culver Palms Animal Hospital they are so loving and kind.
Signing off for now - WOOF and looking forward to meeting you,
Finnegan Deppisch (formally Pudding)
PS Some 8 x 10 glossies of me below.