Saturday, October 2, 2010
I went and visited Adam, Tasha and Bizzy this past weekend. Mizz Bizzy is doing wonderful!!!! She was happy as could be. I got the happy dance as soon as I arrived. She has calmed down with her obsession with tennis balls and fetch. She enjoys going to the pet store, going to the dog park, and going on walks. She is a favorite with the kids at the apartment complex too. Her knees are wonderful! She was running all over, up and down the steps.
Adam and Tasha love her and spoil her to death. She is also spoiled by her grandparents. Adam and Tasha are planning to come to the Wharton event so hopefully everyone will get to meet Bizzy!
She couldnt have found a better home!!!
Brady, a 13 pound two year old Boston who lives in Connecticut, went to the NASCAR race at Dover, Delaware with his owners.
On Saturday, May 15th around 9am, Brady and his owners were at the Nascar races when he got frightened and managed to escape. He managed to get free from his collar so he had no identification on him. He was last seen running into a retirement residential area.
Fortunately, he was found, and here's a letter from his owner describing how it happened:
"Dear God.....it's a MIRACLE!!! a true God Given MIRACLE!!!!
I can't stop kissing and holding him and looking at him....the emotions I feel right now are not describable!!!
I just wanted to post really quick to tell everyone he is PERFECT....covered in ticks.....paws a little raw, legs a little scraped up, dirty, hungry but PERFECT!!!
he is so exhausted when the guy handed him over to me his body went limp in my arms and he started to kiss my face....I just collapsed on the side of the road....we never could have done it without these 2 fishermen....they were young and athletic and never gave up....
We got the call about 8:30 a.m. after just coming back from a morning search and feeling so discouraged because the morning was so quiet......the phone rang and I heard Chris shout "YOU SEE HIM?" I grabbed Lucy and my shoes and jumped in the truck before my husband finished talking to the guy.....2 crab fishermen were late for work and they were on the road where he was originally spotted (SO CLOSE TO WHERE WE WERE!) and they saw him but didn't have the number so one of them called their mom to get the number....they remember our flyer and the newspaper story...they said Brady was running so fast away from them....but they KNEW it was him....he stayed on the phone with me while Chris drove and they narrated everything that was happening...they were so out of breath from running... and telling us where to go and how to get to where they were.....Brady ran up to a horse farm but got scared by a big black dog...they lost sight of him when we pulled up so we got out and called for him and the 2 guys continued on and saw him again....they had unhitched their fishing boat and left it in the middle of the road...one guy on foot and the other in the truck.....the one running couldn't believe how fast he was and said he would chase him until he got tired....Brady finally got tired and dove into a ditch and the guy dove in after him.....he tried grabbing him but Brady got away and run under their truck....the guy then dove under the truck and swept Brady's back feet out from under him and that's when he grabbed him.....Chris and I were driving so fast towards the truck when the guy called us and said....DON'T WORRY....WE GOT HIM...HE'S SAFE AND INSIDE OUR TRUCK!" I was hysterical and said to Chris....PLEASE PLEASE LET IT BE HIM!! We got there about 30 seconds later and the guy got out of his truck and when we saw that it really was Brady I nearly collapsed right there in the road....He handed him over to me and Brady's face went from scared to happy when he heard my voice and I was smothering him with kisses....he instantly started licking my face and went limp in my arms with exhaustion.....I sat down in the middle of the road leaning against the truck bawling hysterically and rocking him back and forth.....OMG I still can't believe it....Drew and Mike are HEROES....sent from my Cooper Angel and God and all of your prayers and positive vibes and support....I don't know what I would have done without you all......thank you is not even close to what I possibly could say to express my gratitude....
Brady is laying in my lap as I type this with Lucy exhausted....we are going to shower and pack up and drive home today....WITH MY LIL MAN!!!!
WBOC already came out and interviewed us and Delaware State News came back to the HAPPY ENDING story....
I LOVE ALL OF YOU SO MUCH.....I'LL NEVER FORGET WHAT YOU ALL DID FOR US IN OUR TIME OF NEED.....THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS.....GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!! "
Friday, October 1, 2010
Benny the brown and white Boston had been found as a stray in Atlantic City back in December of 2007.
He was a very handsome boy who so needed the love and care Andrea Giordano, his forever mom, gave to him.
We all send you our deep condolences on his death, and a heartfelt thank you for adopting him. I know Linda, who you brought him to for help, and Maria who got him from the shelter, will be equally sad to hear of his loss.
I hope the memories he left you with will keep you consoled during this awful time of grief, Andrea.
--Sheryl Trent, President, NEBTR
The last three years of his life were the best, and he had a loving home. Maria, who got him from the shelter, notes,
"Andrea, I'm so sorry. I know how much you loved Benny. And what a good life you gave him! I remember what a wreck he was at the shelter-, but he still managed to be such a good natured boy. That first day after I took him to the vet he slept under my Christmas tree for a good 18 hours--it was the first time he had some relief from his terrible skin problems.And then he was so lucky to find you.
I remember you've had your share of losses, how painful it must be for you.
You have my sympathy and my thanks for taking such good care of a poor dog who really needed you."
Hey everybody, on Mother's Day of this year, we adopted an adorably awesome Boston Terrier from the Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue in Ohio. He's 2 years old and only has one eye (made me love him even more...poor baby needs some love!). His name is Ozzy and he is an amazing little dog. We all love him very much and my son thinks he is the greatest dog ever.
Recently, he developed an ulcer in his good eye and after taking him to the vet, his eye wasn't responding to treatment very well. We were referred to a doggie ophthalmologist. We made our first appointment, thanks to all the lovely people who bought my dog treats, but we have a long way to go in his treatment if we want to save his eye for him and we can't afford it...this is going to cost us $4000+ and we simply do not have that much.
So, in an effort to save our little guy's eye, I've taken to making and selling homemade dog treats with Etsy. :) The website is right here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ahippieheart
It's called Eye Love Ozzy and there is more info available on there. You are also welcome to contact me with the e-mail address provided on the Etsy site. If you don't have a dog or can't afford to help, please help me spread the word by sharing the website with friends and family! I really want to save our little guy's eye for him! He's had a rough life and deserves it! Thanks again!
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Here are pictures of Jazzy in her new wonderful new forever home. The Golden Retriever is Rosie, her new sister and the big black dog is Ben, the neighbor.
Jazzy was the dog that was left in the NY shelter mid birth when the owners found out she would need a C-section. All of the puppies died and she was in pretty rough shape. The shelter nursed her back to health and turned her over to NEBTR. She was lovingly fostered by Beth McFadden, then adopted by the Christie family.