Saturday, April 18, 2009

Announcing the James T. Carnahan Sr. Memorial Fund for Medically Challenged Boston Terriers

Jim Carnahan Sr. left for the Rainbow Bridge on April 4, 2009. Mr. Carnahan is the father of NEBTR volunteer Barbara Carnahan. Through out his 81 years, he was a lover of all animals--birds, cats, ducks, dogs. His first passions were his family, baseball and German Shepherds. Later in his life, his passions also became Boston Terriers and Greyhounds, which he shared with Barb. His passion for the Phillys never wavered and they honored him with a World Series Championship this past fall.

Although Mr. Carnahan is no longer with us physically, we can all rest assured that he is greeting and loving each and every one of our precious pups that cross the Rainbow Bridge. They will all be greeted by a very handsome, 6' Irishman with a HUGE twinkle in his eye, a broad smile and a ready lap.

This fund is to honor his memory. All donations will go to our featured pups with medically challenging and expensive conditions.

Looking for Girl Next Door

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Benny Plays Soccer

Hi All,
Attached is a video Benny's new parents made. It is really cool. Kris and Ana are so happy with Benny--and, obviously, Benny's so happy he's smiling!
Note Benny's soccer ball. When we went for the home visit, Benny went crazy over Kris' people sized soccer ball. Now, he has his own personal one.

-- Joy

Pet's Ten Commandments

1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.

2. Give me time to understand what you want of me

3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.

4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.

5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.

6. Be aware that how ever you treat me, I will never forget it.

7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.

8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.

9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.

10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.

-- contributed by Joan Starkey

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

School Fundraiser

I just thought I would share with the group another fundraiser that I did with my students at school that earned some more money for NEBTR. I organized a school wide talent show and for the night performance, my students set up a donation table to raise money for dogs in need. We received $80 in donations and I am splitting the donations between NEBTR and another rescue group.

After the first fundraiser that my class did, my students became very interested in helping raise money for dogs in need. It was their idea to set up a donation table at the talent show, which was a wonderful idea. Also, in the past month, 2 of my students' families adopted dogs from rescue groups. Both families told me that they decided to adopt because of the impact that my first fundraiser project had on the students. I will be doing another fundraiser next year. I am grateful that I am in a position where I can educate the children while they are young and hopefully have a lasting impact on their attitudes towards animals and helping animals in need.

--contributed by Janice

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Bobby at Pabby's

Bobby visited Pabby's Pet Pantry on the NEBTR fundraising day with his family. Bobby's family had gotten their adorable Boston Terrier Rufus last year from NEBTR.

Bobby also met all the member dogs who were there at the fundraiser. He must have seen Charles look longingly at the treats that were on sale, because Bobby bought a custon designed cookie for each of the dogs who were at the event.

All of the pups say "Thank You" to Bobby for the delicious treats!

I Am A Boston Terrier