Casey is here! She and Maggie are getting to know each other. She's playing "tug" with Maggie's King Kong Wubba like a puppy! For 11 years old, she wants to play all day :) She's so vocal! She has different sounds for "throw my toy", "pay attention to me", "I have to go out", and "I'm lonely". After her bath today I'll be able to figure out if she's dirty or "dirt-colored" which I think is the case, LOL....her white areas are shadowed with cocoa colors. She's not a kisser or one to get her belly rubbed like my other Bos tons, but she's a sweet girl with a great personality--and we love her already.
Just look at how happy Scarlett and Tux are! These foster babies were both adopted by the family of Michele and Ron Zappula and they are living the life of luxury now!
Michele writes, "She is a fEisty one and answers to Scarlett, Pinky and Little Girl. Tuxedo LOVES her. No longer cares about us, just cares what she is doing. A match made in heaven! Thank you Aunt Linda! - love Tux and Scarlett ."
I brought home darling 10 month old Rocky yesterday! Rocky came from a shelter in Altoona thanks to Jerrilyn's coordinating and Megan Sanchez pulling him and meeting me. He was so good on the car ride home! Didn't have to crate him he just sat quietly in the back seat. He is very cute, mostly white body. He has some rough, pinker patches of skin you can see through his white fur. Hoping this will clear up with good food and Omega3. He has walked nicely on leash but seemed nervous about things like a passing car and a fire hydrant! He is also scared of steps.
Rocky just wants to play! Rocky is super sweet and kissy and I'm sure he will find a home quick!
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 Beebop 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...
Yesterday Lucy arrived thanks to Tom who brought her into the city for us and Jerrilyn who helped arrange her trip.
We are already in love with Lucy. Two and a half years old, she is super friendly and extremely energetic so we will be looking to find her a home that will embrace her lovable and highly rambunctious energy. We are so excited to have her with us for the holidays!
This beautiful picture is from Jenn Hanly's family. Sadly, foster Otto passed to the Rainbow Bridge shortly after this photo was taken. Thank you so much for being there for him in his greatest need, and he left knowing he was loved.
A very special thank you to Cynthia and Craig Musselman who do this and other events each year. Cynthia takes a vacation day from her job to spend cooking and jarring the delicious wine jellies she makes. Each jar is topped with a dog themed fabric which is attached by gold elastic and labelled with an NEBTR logo. Her table is as professionally dressed as you will find in any high end store and they both set it up at these events and sell them on behalf our of Bostons at only $6 a jar. It is a lot of work and a lot of sales to reach that total.
Another successful labor of love. Thank you from all of us.
Sheryl Trent, President
Cynthia writes, "I want to thank Terri Anderson, Jess Casey, Robyn Seely, and Lisa Vaughan. for helping us to raise $720.00 on Saturday at Walmart in Quakertown.
Donations totalled $660.00 and Lisa picked up 10 jars of jelly to fill orders for her coworkers.
This brought the total to $720.00.
Thank you ladies, the money could not have been raised without your help."
Special thanks to Tammy Trivelpiece, fabulous foster mom, for her gift this holiday season in memory of two of her fosters, Pugsley and Mami. These two souls entered into her home for foster care, and remained loved there for the rest of their lives, knowing nothing but the best of everything.
Now, this Christmas time, a new Boston, Maeby, has entered Tammy's heart and she will have that same care for the rest of her life. What a beauty she is! We believe that Mami and Pugsley have sent her this gift in return for all she did for them.
"My Family and I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday, and a great New Year.
We have personally suffered many passings of dear fur kids and friends this year, but we still believe that life does go on and there are so many more needing our help. We try our best to be part of the "BIGGER" picture and could not do it without the support and guidance YOU all have shared!
Thanks to all of you for your part in helping all furkids the way to a safe and warm forever home!!!
Thanks to Sheryl for Believing in me many years ago when I desperately was looking for help for an Old Gal in our kill shelter. We brought Sassy home and gave her the love she needed until her forever home was found. That was our first Boston Foster.
Many years and more fosters later, we are very proud of the work we have done with NEBTR and hope that the coming year will prove the same.
So, Have a great Holiday everyone! kiss your furkids, tell them that you love them, and Thank them for all the help they have given you. Because deep down, they help us as much as we help them.
Hugs to all."
Tammy Trivelpiece Berwick PA NEBTR Applications Processor
Today was a bitter sweet day... Ozzie went to his forever home this afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Pinto arrived at my house around 2 pm and met Mr. Ozzie, and took him home. They seemed like very nice people and I have no doubt that they will take very good care of Ozzie. I will miss him very much, he is such a good boy. I am happy that another BT has been helped and has a happy ending. Everybody in NEBTR plays such a important roll in helping these dogs get to safety and I am very happy to be a part of it.
Ann Marie Gatto
Thank you so much Ann Marie. It was your loving care that enabled Ozzie to find his forever home, and we all thank you for opening up your heart and home to him.
Ozzie is between 7-9 years old, he is a very quiet, well behaved mellow gentleman. He likes spending his time sunbathing, and lounging around. He gets along well with his foster brothers and sisters and the resident house cat. The big highlights of Ozzie’s day is when its time for breakfast and dinner. Although Ozzie loves his foster brothers and sisters, and cuddles up with them in a dog bed, he does not show much interest in playing with them or any toys, I think he thinks of himself as a “retired” gentleman whom is too distinguished to play ball or tug. He would prefer to find a nice sun spot and bask in the sun and catch up on his tanning, or sit around and watch TV with you. The words to best describe Ozzie are “kind, gentle soul.” He is housebroken, and a very easy keeper.
Bosley, the Boston left outside of the Allentown, PA vet clinic had luxating patella surgery on Thursday. Carolyn made the arrangements and met us on the turnpike to keep him overnight and then get him to the vet hospital the next morning. It's pretty amazing. He was discharged the same day! The surgeon said he had no restrictions except those he puts on himself. After one quiet day Bosley has made every effort to follow the surgeon's instructions. He's walking, playing with our three Bostons and trying to figure out how to do everything. We're keeping him from stairs and jumping but letting him do everything else. I'm kind of sad because I thought he would face a long recovery and we'd have him with us for a while. It won't be long until he's ready for adoption. The staples should come out in two weeks. He's a great little dog and it's going to be wonderful to see him running without pain.
Congratulations to Harley, who has found his home for the holidays with the Pickman family. And special thanks to Pam Hess and her family, for being his very special foster family. Congratulations on another wonderful placement!
Petey was my foster and is doing fantastic. Here's a pic from a few months ago when I went to visit him. He learned to flush birds from his Ridgeback brother and sister. That is an actual piece of deer hide hanging from his mouth, it's his prize possession.