Saturday, December 31, 2011

Update on Maggie

Look at our girl now!! This is the Christmas miracle that your donations paid for. Thanks to all who contributed so generously so that baby Maggie could have a chance at life. You are all her angels, along with Foster Mom Dawn, who is the biggest angel of all. Remember how sick and weak she looked? Read below for Maggie's life now...

Maggie is doing great in the loving care of her Foster Mom Dawn! She had her surgery and it was a success! Here is a photo of her right after the surgery. Thanks to all those who donated, NEBTR was able to pay for her care. This 8 month old darling now has a lifetime of love to look forward to. As short while ago, it looked as if she would lose her life. Maggie is now up for adoption, and you can read her bio on our Petfinders site.

Maggie and her now famous butt. As Dawn notes, "The important thing to remember is that this is almost flat now, instead of the size of my fist."

Maggie is also getting to enjoy more of the things that baby dogs love. She seems to be thriving. She eats well, has a lot of energy, is playful, and she did well meeting Dawn's family for the first time at Christmas. Everyone fell in love with her!

She really took to her foster Nana.

Playing with Benny. Maggie is on the right.

With her Nana again.

She loved the lounge chair in the sunroom.

She likes to collect all the toys. These are probably the first toys that Maggie has ever had.

She loves Benny's new bed.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Aggie and Pugsley

Aunt Aggie and her favorite quilt. She's real bed dog!

I don't know if any of you remember Pugsley. He was one of our fosters back from around 2005 and of course he never left! He's our biggest boston, 50lbs.

--Contributed by Judy Wade

Friday, December 23, 2011

The Night Before Christmas Boston Style

T'was the night before Christmas... When all through the house, not a Boston was stirring, he just slept on mom's blouse. The stocking was hung by the Boston with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas had milkbones to share. The Boston was nestled all snug in his bed, while visions of pig ears danced in his head. And mamma in her kerchief and a Boston on my lap, had just settled down for a long winter's nap. When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, the Boston ran barking and caused ears to shatter. Away to the window the Boston did dash, he was jumping and barking - his teeth even gnashed. The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow gave the lustre of mid-day to tennis balls below. When what to our wondering eyes should appear, but a little green sleigh and what appeared to be deer. With a fat little man all dressed up in red, when the Boston spied him he ran under the bed. The Boston crazies had nothing on this guy, as they flew o'er the house and landed nearby. He hollered and shouted and yelled out their names, Now Dasher, now Dancer, now Prancer, and Vixen, on Comet, on Cupid, on Donder, and Blitzen! To the top of the eave and over the wall, and he landed quite neatly, avoiding a ball. And then in a twinkling we heard on the roof, the prancing and pawing, and the Boston said WOOF! I drew in my hand, and wiped my forehead, the Boston still barking peeked out from the bed. Santa had come down the chimney with a bound, the Boston got quiet, he didn't make a sound. Santa's eyes started twinkling and he grinned ear to ear, then I heard his gruff voice as he whispered quite clear "and what do you want my sweet little boy, a greenie, a tennis ball, a nice squeaky toy?" He reached down and patted the Boston on his head, then turned to the mantle and nodded his head. "I know what you want" he whispered again, "I'll set it right here, my cute little friend." The Boston was wiggling his butt in delight, and as Santa bent over you could've heard a flea bite. Then suddenly kisses were rained on his face, which Santa was quick to accept and embrace. Then setting the Boston back onto the ground, he turned to me, winked, and then turned back around. He patted the Boston once more on the head, then back up the chimney he quickly sped. Again hearing clatter and prancing of hoof, we ran to the window and looked up at the roof. As we watched this old elf and his deer take flight, we heard him exclaim just as clear as daylight...

Contributed by Betty Ann Manganello and Joan Stark

Merry Christmas from ...

Joan Stark and family, including little forever foster Belle on Joan's lap.

Aunt Aggie and the rest of the Branchville Bostons

Vivienne and the Walter Family

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Shorty Helps NEBTR

Pictured above are Joan Stark and pups, Betty Ann Manganello and Katie Webster with Shorty Rossi of Pit Bull Boss at the Rochester Pet Expo. In addition to posing with our group, Shorty also donated two autographed photos to the group for fundraising. It was great to meet you Shorty!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Update on Bruno

This is my foster boy who came in from a puppy mill with my Ivy and placed with my favorite couple Bob and Lynne. Yes I say this about all my adoptive families. You're all my favorites. Bruno was a special needs boy who lived a life in captivity producing pups with Ivy and Bob and Lynne gave him a beautiful life. He's the one who lives up the block from Billy Joel. I love my foster work...

-- Linda Antonelli

Puppies in their Holiday Finest

Happy Hanukkah!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Lucy and Brady Donate to NEBTR

Lucy and Brady (both BTs) came to me the other day and suggested that all the gifts that we exchange amongst each other and all our Bostie friends should be donated to other Bosties who don't have what they have....the multiple toys, treats, collars, leashes, beds, blankies, etc
etc etc

So, together with a handful of friends and a handful of other Bosties....we are joining together and donating all the money that we would spend on each other's pups this Holiday Season to Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue!!

I love the idea and I hope any little bit that we all give will help a precious baby be more comfortable, feel the love that they deserve and find a forever, loving home like my two have.....

Talk about getting in the Holiday Spirit!!! I was so proud of Lucy and Brady for thinking of it!!!

Merry Christmas!!!

This truly is the Christmas Spirit.

Lucy and Brady's Mom Kathie

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Update on Mojo

Note: Mojo was adopted a year ago by Anna and Billy. He was fostered by Carolyn McCarthy and December was his 1st anniversary. Here is an update from his forever family:

Mojo is doing great! He is so much less nervous than he was a year ago and now he feels comfortable around all kinds of people and other dogs. He had bad PTSD nightmares for a while but they continue to decrease with time (and lots of love). We just had twins three weeks ago and he has been terrific with the babies too. We love our little man Mojo!

Thanks for checking in!

Anna Thea Bridge

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Madge Goes to the Rainbow Bridge

Madge with her favorite toy that she liked to play tug with.

Hi Everyone,
Sadly, our sweet foster Madge had to be put to sleep today. She had a rough last couple of days with seizures and neurological symptoms from her brain tumor. Late last night and through to this morning it became obvious to us that she was suffering and needed our help. She passed away very peacefully late this morning and I was with Madge the entire time giving her love and telling her that she was a good girl. Even though we only had Madge a short time, we loved her very much and will miss her sweet, gentle disposition and many kisses. We are so thankful that Madge felt the love and care of a home in her last days. Many thanks to Rhea who took Madge out of animal services and gave her love and care for days, to Ginny for being a great foster support system and to Victoria and Sheryl who spoke to our vet and made sure that Madge got everything that she needed to keep her comfortable. Although I am a new foster, I can see that NEBTR is a wonderful group. If Madge could thank everyone there would be warm, soft kisses all around.
Cynthia Kaiser
Albany, NY

** Special thanks to Cynthia for being there for Madge in her last days. She knew love, caring and the best medical care possible. If only her previous home had been there for her in her hour of greatest need. But that's what NEBTR and people like Cynthia are all about.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Vivienne Hits the Big Time

Congratulations to Vivi, who owns Jerrilyn Walter. She has finally hit the big time in her modeling career and is starring in an ad for White House Black Market!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

NEBTR at the Rochester Pet Expo

Our beautiful booth. Thanks to all who made this event such a success!

Betty Ann Manganello represents at the NEBTR booth

Katie Weber, and Joan Stark and her Bostons

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Update on Coco


We, (Lee Sheldon and I) just adopted Cocoa (foster Mom, Wendy Conway). I can't say enough good things about your organization, and foster Mom Wendy. NEBTR paid to remove her cataracts but went the extra mile and expense to buy her prosthetic lenses so she can actually see in focus. This was no small expense. While blind she was living in filth with 27 cats but she came to us in great physical and emotional shape due to Wendy's care. Thanks for all the work you do. We're impressed and grateful for how Cocoa was given a new lease on life in a world where life is cheap and heartlessness is often mistaken for strength.

Jim Costich

Saturday, December 10, 2011

New Foster Quincy

Quincey is a Boston Terrier/Shih Tzu mix who was surrendered by his family to an animal shelter. He is about 4 1/2 years old and did not like life in Manhattan.

Adorable little Quincey, was being driven by volunteer Ellen Hansen to his foster mom Ann Marie Gatto in Carmel NY. Wouldn't you know it, three quarters of the way there, smoke started coming out of her right wheel well and the delicious smell of burning rubber emanated through the vents. Her car had to be driven to Connecticut by tow truck. This by far was the most expensive transport known to man. Ellen notes, "I could have bought Quincy round trip on American Airlines plus dinner at his favorite steak house for less."

Now Quincey will be able to start the rest of his life loved and spoiled by Ann Marie!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Permanent New Foster Tommy

Tommy, age 14, was surrendered by his family to a shelter because he was too old. Janice and Ray Boyer rescued him, and took him to their vet.

The news was not good for Tommy. He does have a stage 4 heart murmur, but no congestive heart failure. His teeth are a total disaster and the smell actually radiates into the room. There is some pain there, but the vet said to treat the teeth could cause his heart to fail. Plus, the vet thought he had a brain tumor. Tommy basically walks in circles tilting to the left. His left eye has a very very slight bulge which could be the pressure of a tumor.

He was sweet in the bath tub and was very agreeable at the doctor's.

On the plus side, he has a good appetite and is a very sweet boy. He was and is a handsome little man.

He will now live the rest of his life, loved and spoiled, with foster mom Carolyn McCarthy and foster dad Mark Barish. You can tell that he is already well loved!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Major Is Adopted

Major was adopted Tuesday night by Amanda and Chris Justino. They met him last week and fell in love, and then came back to take him home Tuesday night. I knew they'd be a perfect fit, and Major was on his best behavior. Below is an email Amanda just sent me about Major's first two days in his new home. The only downside? My Boston is missing his playmate!

Heather Coursen, foster Mom

From Amanda:

Hi Heather!

We are SO in love. Major is fantastic! He is awesome in the car. The ride home from your house was perfect and I also brought him out yesterday. He really likes his new home. He has free reign of the house for the most part. We have two beds for him. One in our room (where he sleeps) and one by our fireplace in the living room. He loves his toys and loves playing fetch. He slips and slides a little bit on the floor so we're thinking about playing downstairs on the carpet from now on. He slept great through the first night. 10:30 to 5:45 and not a single accident yet! (knock on wood) Last night, my husband took him out at about 3, but he is an angel! met a lot of neighbors and my family members. He barks for like two seconds and the second they start rubbing him, they are his new best friend and he is just such a love. We call him a pimp. Haha he gets all of the attention. I was home all day with him yesterday and he is wonderful. Major is definitely a good walker and doesn't seem too interested in cars as of yet! My husband is home all day with him today. He makes us laugh and makes us happy! What a good dog. I can not stress it enough how perfect he is. Thank you for everything. We really appreciate it!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Little Dog That Died, A Children's Story

Friends, I came across this children's story and wanted to share it with you. I hope the link works. It is about what happens when your dog dies. The star is not a Boston but the story could be about a Boston, too. For those of you who have lost a beloved pet, this may help you and your children. Click here to read the story.

Joan Stark.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Elsie, Darla and Gilbert

Here's a photo update on these cuties, who lovingly own Judy Wade!

Elsie, Gilbert and Darla


Darla and Gilbert