Saturday, March 26, 2011

From the Dog

Dear God: Is it on purpose our names are the same, only reversed?

Dear God: Why do humans smell the flowers, but seldom, if ever, smell one another?

Dear God: When we get to heaven, can we sit on your couch? Or is it still the same old story?

Dear God: Why are there cars named after the jaguar, the cougar, the mustang, the colt, the
stingray, and the rabbit, but not ONE named for a Dog? How often do you see a cougar riding
around? We do love a nice ride! Would it be so hard to rename the 'Chrysler Eagle' the 'Chrysler Beagle'?

Dear God: If a Dog barks his head off in the forest and no human hears him, is he still a bad

Dear God: We Dogs can understand human verbal instructions, hand signals, whistles, horns,
clickers, beepers, scent ID's, electromagnetic energy fields, and frisbee flight paths. What do humans understand?

Dear God: More meatballs, less spaghetti, please.

Dear God: Are there mailmen in Heaven? If there are, will I have to apologize?

Dear God: Let me give you a list of just some of the things I must remember to be a good Dog.

1. I will not eat the cats' food before they eat it or after they throw it up.

2. I will not roll on dead seagulls, fish, crabs, etc., just because I like the way they smell.

3. The Litter Box is not a cookie jar.

4. The sofa is not a 'face towel'.

5. The garbage collector is not stealing our stuff.

6. I will not play tug-of-war with Dad's underwear when he's on the toilet.

7. Sticking my nose into someone's crotch is an unacceptable way of saying 'hello'.

8. I don't need to suddenly stand straight up when I'm under the coffee table

9. I must shake the rainwater out of my fur before entering the house - not after.

10. I will not come in from outside and immediately drag my butt across the capet.

11. I will not sit in the middle of the living room and lick my crotch.

12. The cat is not a 'squeaky toy' so when I play with him and he makes that noise, it's usually not a good thing.

P.S. Dear God: When I get to Heaven may I have my testicles back?

-- Contributed by Anthony Ferrarese

Friday, March 25, 2011

New Arrivals Judith and DJ

Congratulations to two Boston families on their new arrivals!

Rebecca and John Brewster adopted Lady and Buster, who were fostered by the Thelin family, in July, 2009.  Now they have added Judith Lydia to their family.  Judith was born on December 3, 2010, weighing 2 pounds at 29 weeks gestation.  She is now at home with her family, doing beautifully.  And isn't this picture of Judith, Lady and Buster adorable?

Kristen and Danny Asencio adopted Bunnie, who was also fostered by the Thelin family, in October, 2009.  They joyfully welcomed Daniel Juan Asencio, known as DJ, on February 21, 2011.  DJ weighed in at 9 pounds, 7 ounces.  The first pic below is of dad Danny with DJ and Bunnie.

NEBTR sends along its love to the newest Boston lovers in the group!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Foster Molly Finds Her Forever Home

I am so proud of little Molly, rescued from the Bergen County Animal Shelter on 1/2/2011. She had her spay yesterday and is home now, resting comfortably in her crate chewing on a bone. They loved Mollie at the hospital, she was a good girl and so friendly to everyone.

Molly will be placed with the Roet family in Round Lake NY, about 5 miles east of my town, when she has healed. They are a great couple and are so looking forward to adding Molly to their family.

I am so happy for little Molly who has been such a good girl for me here at the farm.

I think we will soon have a happy ending for Molly!

Mary MacCollum
Stillwater Ny

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New Foster Rocco Rango Tango

Hi Everyone:

Last night I picked up Rocco from Lisa Vaughan (thank you to all who helped transport).

If you recall, Rocco was returned to the animal shelter 3X.  The last time the daughter of the Animal Control Officer spotted him and begged her mom to pull him for fear he would be euthanised.

I was told Rocco has a toy obsession and is very high energy.  I will completely agree with the energy, but have not seen any type of toy obsession.  In fact, I can't seem to get him interested in toys right now.  Honestly, I am scratching my head trying to figure out WHY he was returned.  He doesn't act any differently than my two BTs.  He appears to be housebroken, gets along with the kids/cat, gets along well with Coco...the only "problem" I have seen so far is he needs work walking on a leash.  Because he does have such a high energy level, he pulls hard on the lead.  But that's an easy correction that we've already started working on.

Mary Liberty
Owego, NY

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Update on Goober

Mr Goober is doing better....or at least as good as he can be.

He had his vet visit. He was scraped for Mange and came back negative so he is being treated for sarcoptic just in case. His temp was a little high. His bloodwork all came back good, thyroid was a little low though. He weighs roughly 22 lbs.

In the past few days we have been giving him Prednisone, Benadryl, Tresaderm for his ears and lots of TLC. He is on a diet of strictly salmon and brown rice with some fish oil mixed in. His redness has gone down. His skin is starting to flake, almost like all the scales falling off a fish. Hopefully this is a sign of healing.

He seems happier. Still sleeps most of the time but has been a little peppier and affectionate. He is attempting to push the gate down now because he wants to join the rest of the pack. Poor little guy has a ways to go before that can happen.

Goober is going to look so good once he gets better. He is so thankful for Tara Bruno pulling him before the unspeakable happened!

-- Lisa Vaughan

Monday, March 21, 2011

Muddy Paw Coffee Fundraiser

For all coffee lovers, you can buy Muddy Paw Coffee.  Support our organization by purchasing coffee! $2 of every pound of coffee purchased through our coffee fundraiser goes directly to our organization!

Here's a link to the NEBTR page. Click on it to buy some great coffee!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Rocket Before and After

Look how great he looks thanks to the loving care of his foster mom Heather Beachy!  What an amazing difference!  Heather has done such a beautiful job with him!  And now Rocket begins a new chapter as he has now gone to his new family.  Here's hoping all goes well.... forever!