Saturday, November 10, 2012

Boston T Shirts

Donna Rooney Gaschel shares this photo of her fur kids:

"My 3 silly boys showing off the shirts I won in another Boston auction from Paula Palladino is a huge supporter of our Boston rescue's and has donated in the Senior Trust Auction- and doesn't even own a Boston... yet ;-) "

Update on Daisy

So, got some bad news today. My Vet heard back from the Eye Specialist. Looks like Daisy's eye probably ruptured somewhere in her history, and was left untreated. This has caused irreparable damage, and she has no vision in that eye. The other eye is becoming vascularized over time, and already shows damage. So, Daisy will be put on prescription eye drops for the rest of her life, and probably we won't see a whole lot of improvement. That said, I believesimply meeting Daisy will make people forget about the damaged eye. She is such a little sweety. But I just know she is just waiting to come out of her shell. She jumps 4 feet easy when she sees me coming with her freeze dried duck training treats! I'll keep everyone updated as we go :)

I hope you are all hanging in there! I know we have all had a stressful week. But on the bright side, Miss Daisy has been adjusting to life at my funny farm. She tried to eat my pug mix Lola through the kitchen door for about a week, but has ultimately decided it is best if she is civil. Yesterday all four dogs hung out with my husband all evening with no casualties! And they each got a sweet potato chew, and no one fought! Amazing!

Daisy also does her business outside! I take her out and walk in the yard until she goes. She so far has not indicated to me inside she needs to go out, but I still call that a victory. She has learned "sit" and "lay down in your bed". She still hates being alone, but is getting better.

Erin Sullivan

And here are Daisy, Lola and Dash waiting for their fresh baked dog cookies!

Friday, November 9, 2012

New Foster, Otto

Here's an update on our new foster Otto. His foster mama is awesome!!!

"Today Otto and Lola went to the Groomer. Otto got a full body massage and coat conditioning. He also got his nails cut so he no longer resembles Edward Scissorhands!! He did great and all the ladies fell in love with him. He got tons of kisses, some pizza crust and a snazzy Autumn bandana!!
When we got home, we stood outside for a bit and I put his leash on him. I didn't pull him or say anything. I held it really loose and low and he started WALKING!!! We walked down the entire street and back home again. It took us a really long time, but he did it!! We practically gave him a parade when he came inside!!! This is such a huge accomplishment for him and we've only had him for one week.
I'm such a proud Foster Mama!! Now him & Lola are sleeping because its really hard work getting pampered"

Thanks so much for opening your home and your heart to Otto.


Have a WOOF laugh:
My neighbor has two dogs. One of them says to the other, "Woof!"
The other replies, "Moo!"
The dog is perplexed. "Moo? Why did you say 'Moo'?"
The other dog says, "I'm trying to learn a foreign language." ~Morey Amsterdam

Hurricane Sandy and the Boston

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Flo, Vivi, Chester and Flopsy

New Foster Charlie

NEBTR welcomes Maria Pastuszak and her family, whohave just been approved to foster with us.  She lives in Newington, CT with her family and several rescue dogs that she saved from certain death.  She writes ... "We are seasoned with animal rescue of dogs and cats. Bostons have been our forever pet breed. I do not work and have all the time in the world to share with my pets. My pets are my passion and my life. Bostons are my true love."

Maria already has her first foster, Charlie.  She writes, "Charles is the biggest boston boy I have ever seen! He is a real handsome boy. He was a spoiled boy for 4 years and wished to remain an only child. We will see how he does with my super alpha Gemma. He has finally stopped shaking, he has marked every inch of the yard and now he is resting. We will do our best to help Charlie through this transition."

Thank you so much Maria!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tank/Benji and Popeye Find Their Forever Homes

Congratulations to Tank/Benji and Popeye who have found their forever homes!

Both have found their permanent homes with their foster moms.  Robyn Seely is adopting Tank/Benji and Jackie Foster adopted Popeye.  I know that both have hit the doggy powerball and their tough days are over, since they will only know love and devotion going forward.

Jackie writes, "It is with a very joyous heart that I inform the group that one of our fosters has been adopted- my partner and I!!
When we first met Popeye he was covered in fleas, sick, and just skin and bones weighing in at under 15 lbs. He was super sweet, giving kisses and extremely obedient.
Popeye's former owner could not afford care for him and he was lucky to come into rescue when he did.
I am thankful to our wonderful team of people who helped transport and organize the transport (Jerrilyn) not once but twice (because the owner changed her mind the first time).

Within the two week test period- he grew on us. My other boston- named Boston and cat liked him right away. I knew that if I let him go to another home, I would Always think of him.

Since my partner and I are Syracuse basketball fans we've renamed him 'Cuse. It just fits his personality better.

Check out the picture I posted- he's so handsome- one blue eye and one brown eye.

Cuse is loving his new home, his new brothers, his walks, and all the yummy food he is eating."

Jackie Foster

Meet New Foster Hank

Carolyn of Kamp Kanine reports on her latest foster:

"Here's Hank! My newest foster, 5 years old and super cute.
A tiny boy at 15 pounds. No apparent real issues just no training or socializing! What a concept. Stay Tuned!"

He is sweet. We're sure you will turn him into a well mannered pup, with excellent training. Thanks for giving him a great place to learn and be prepared for the ideal furever home. We all appreciate the wonders you accomplish with your fosters.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day


Human Suggestions

The following was found posted very low on a refrigerator door.

Dear Dogs and Cats: The dishes on the floor 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 does not mean that is suddenly your food, 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 top of the stairs 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. 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 that you are taking up, 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, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Clark is Adopted

Clark's foster Dad John Gilligan writes, "Clark is now with his new family (The Metcalfes).

I checked in with Cindy this morning and they're all adjusting nicely. Clark is a great dog and he's gone to a great loving family."

Thank you, John for all that you did for Clark.  You provided him with all the love and care that he needed so that he could find the perfect forever family.

Meet the Newest Football Fan

"Just a quick update on little foster Brady named after the best quarterback ever, Tom Brady!! (we're big Pats fans) - we picked him up last Thursday from the shelter and he was stinky. We gave him a nice bath and trimmed his nails. He's a sweet 2 year old brindle boy with a ton of energy! He's doing great.. no accidents in the house, he's crate trained and he's a great eater. He needs some work on his manners because he gets so excited when he meets new people and he pulls real hard on his leash. He went to the vet for what turned out to be a cold and not kennel cough (yeah!). He's very healthy and will be ready for his new home within the next few weeks!"

Pam Hess

Thank you, Pam, for caring for Brady and getting him prepared for his forever home!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

BT Prayer for Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Dear Heavenly Father, please take care of the people in the path of Hurricane Sandy and be with support people in their work.  And God, please also watch over and protect the animals that may be in danger because of the storm - even the cats.  Amen.

Hope Becomes Pearl

Remember this sad, skinny girl, that Narelle Wolf pulled out of the NYC ACC?  Here she is now, living in the lap of luxury!

It's been awhile and I wanted to fill you in on our little
lady. Pearl is getting more and more adjusted by the day. She's loves
her doggy bed and spends the day cozied up in it. Doug gives her a treat
every morning before he leaves. We take her and Kevin for a walk every
night and she snores her way through the night. Sometimes her snoring
wakes us up! It's a race to get to sleep before her :)

She's warming up to playing ball with Kevin also. She still has her
bathroom issues now and then, but we're all dealing and learning.

Thank you Narelle for giving Hope a Precious new beginning as a Pearl.