Friday, January 6, 2012

Meet The Newest Member of our Family

Meet Archie, the newest member of our family.

We are truly blessed to have this opportunity to adopt this handsome looking Golden Retriever, named Ti (for Tiberius). This literally came out of the blue from a Golden rescue service, from which we obtained Dave six years ago. We tentatively plan to change his name to Archie.

Archie is a two -year old male and loves to be around other dogs and people, so that will fit in well with our plans to eventually get a second hound in our home later in the year. Archie is very active, as one might expect of a two-year old, and he loves to go on long walks. That's a good thing because both Mrs. Fritz and I like to get our exercise via dog walks.

Archie's owner died several months ago and the owner's spouse couldn't keep him, so he was given up for adoption to our rescue service. They placed Archie in a foster home, along with a German Shepherd. This did not work out very well as the German Shepherd was too aggressive. So Archie was moved to a second foster home, where the foster family already had two Labradors. We are told that all three hounds got along famously. Archie loves to be with other dogs.

Archie was probably a bit traumatized by all of these changes in his life. We were told that he used to carry around one of his former owner's shoes in his mouth, after the owner died. We plan to give him lots of love, tons of play time, and many long walks and hopefully he will know that his journey is over and that he is finally at "home". We sort of feel that the Higher Power intervened to bring this happy go lucky dog into our home. We are all very excited here in Hesse Seewald. Life works in mysterious ways sometimes. For that we are grateful.


  1. Glad to hear the great news, for your family's sake and for Archie's.


  2. I believe you always get the dog you need not the dog you want, I guess he is one lucky dog.
    Happy Walking

    Peace James

  3. He's gorgeous! Enjoy the new member of the family.

    Best Regards,


  4. Good luck with Archie. He looks great. I hope he brings you much happiness, and you do the same for him:)

  5. Looks like he's a great dog, and lucky to have a family like yours.

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  7. Ok try again - i vote for keeping his original name as James Tiberious Kirk - By now the dog will know what his name is. Or is that a part of the human condition. Either way your blessed -

  8. Welcome to Ti (Archie)! I work with dog rescues and love to see a pup get his forever home. (we've rescued 3 beagles as of today)

  9. A really cheering piece of news.

    It looks like you have both been very lucky, well done indeed.


  10. Jim,

    "When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us."

    Alexander Graham Bell

    I think that pretty well sums everything up, at least in my life. My heartfelt congratulations to you, Mrs. Fritz and Lady Emma; as well as to young master Tiberius (or Archie, as the case may be).


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  12. ..oops.. spellcheck was never my strong suit.. second time lucky...

    ..he's a handsome hound whatever his name is.... I'd also say he's as lucky as you are... :o)