Saturday, January 22, 2011

Update on Manley

For the month of December Julie Klam rescue stories from NEBTR on her blog.

This is the story of Manley, it comes from Jane Tirc, intake coordinator and saint.

Manley was found wandering the street on Long Island on a rainy night in October 2009. A young couple stopped and picked him up, later bringing him to a kennel where they worked. The owner of the kennel was associated with another breed rescue and knew to contact Boston Terrier rescue when no owner could be found.

Manley was suffering from severe glaucoma and was blind. His right eye was very swollen and most likely very painful so needed to be removed.  He has long since recovered and despite his blindness is a very happy and much loved little man who will never again have to worry about being alone.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Exercising with Your Dog

Imagine this: a Boston terrier that gets the royal treatment! I think you will really enjoy this video starring Peanut the BT and Olympic Gold Medalist Dominique Dawes.

You can see the video here.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Nicky's Forever Home

Former foster Nicky is bonding with his new brother Dublin.  They love to relax in the sun.  Life is good!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pictures of Foster Mazy

Mazy's foster mother Lisa Vaughan has sent these adorable pictures of her.  You can contribute to her medical fund on the first page of the site.

And here photos of Mazy as a baby!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Dear Dogs and Cats

Dear Dogs and Cats: The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Racing me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort, however. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other, stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out on the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.

For the last time, there is no secret exit from the bathroom! If, by some miracle, I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge in an attempt to open the door. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years - canine/feline attendance is not required.

The proper order for kissing is: Kiss me first, and then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough.

One more thing, staring at me while I eat to try to direct my mind to give you my food will not work (usually). I am too old and too tired. Go stare at the kids. They are younger and more susceptible to mind control... If you don't believe me, notice how they all dress alike so they can be individuals.

Finally, in fairness, dear pets, I have posted the following message on the front door:


(1) They live here. You don't.

(2) If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. That's why they call it 'fur'-niture.

(3) I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.

(4) To you, they are animals. To me, they are adopted sons/daughters who are short, hairy, walk on all fours and don't speak clearly.

Remember, dogs and cats are better than kids because they:

(1) Eat less,

(2) Don’t ask for money all the time,

(3) are easier to train,

(4) Normally come when called,

(5) Never ask to drive the car,

(6) Don’t hang out with drug-using people;

(7) Don’t smoke or drink,

(8) Don’t want to wear your clothes,

(9) Don’t have to buy the latest fashions,

(10) Don’t need a gazillion dollars for college and

(11) If they get pregnant, you can sell their children

-- Contributed by Beth McFadden