Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Update on Bunnie

Bunnie came into foster care with her brother, Turbo.  When it was realized that Bunnie was an agility star prospect, it was decided by her foster parents that the best home for Bunnie would be with caregivers who would encourage this skill in her.  Turbo was then adopted by Alexandra, his foster mom.

Kristen, Bunnie's forever mom, writes, "She's doing great!! We couldn't have asked for a better dog for us! She's chilling right now.she's good at that. We bought her some agility equipment, and she's loving it."

Here is Bunnie in her rain gear.  Kristen says that she tries to shake it off, but she hates the rain even more. She is always with her tennis ball in her mouth." Bunnie is a real athlete, and "seriously jumps so high it's funny."

Her one quirk is that she "cannot STAND it when someone 'blows a raspberry'. She howl/barks and gets very stresed."

It is great to hear that Bunnie is living the good life with Kristen and Danny. There is a visit planned this spring for Turbo and Bunnie so they can get together again.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Update on Mitzy

Here is an update on Mitzy, the 5 year old puppy mill girl I fostered that was rescued in September from a mill in Allentown, PA by Lisa Vaughan. What I will most remember her for is that she just loved, loved, loved cuddling up and rolling around in her dog bed. I guess it was because she never had a soft place to sleep. She
was adopted 3 days after Christmas to a wonderful family in New Jersey who has been loving her and continues to rehab her as she still learns to live life in the outside world. Here is a picture of  Mitzy (on the right) and her older brother Ludwig, who is mill survivor who is blind. The second picture I'm uploading is the night before her adoption.  This picture sums up her entire personality in one shot. Her puppy factory days are
certainly over, yay Mitzy.

Here is her family's update...

“This is Ludwig and Mitzy laying in my lap on the recliner. It is not uncommon to have all three in
my lap. Mitzy is learning to play. In the beginning, if she had a toy and we tried to tease her by pulling on it, she would walk away like she wasn't supposed to have it. She has gotten to the point where she will take the toy, and run. I'm trying to teach her and Boyd (mom's shih tzu) to fetch, but Ludwig is the only one who participates. Mitzy is still man-nervous, and Tim cannot get her to go outside to potty. I usually walk out into the yard with her and the two others at bedtime. She has gotten to the point where she thinks the big yard is
pretty cool, and if we are out there and I yell "look at her go" she will run her little tail off running around the yard, in the doggy door, back out and around and back in.

So, we are doing well.

She's very nervous about going out front on a leash when we are going in the
car. I did take her to the river and once we got there and started walking
around, she was very good.”

-- Jodi Groff