Saturday, June 22, 2013
Cooper looks SO GOOD! He's adjusting very well to his allergy injections. One thing that really changed his redness is he now lays on ALL COTTON blankets/towels/pillow cases. I found that the fiber-filled beds caused wetness!
Friday, June 21, 2013
Congratulations to Buck who was just adopted by Debbie Piccirilli.
Special thanks to foster Mom Justine Winkler. Buck was her first foster, and It's a bitter sweet kinda thing when your foster finds their forever family. But Justine knows that the home he went to will love him as much as she does. :)
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Dog Travel Tips for Your Boston Terrier
- Flea spray - some areas of the country are heavily infested with fleas, and you may find them at your accommodations.
- Waste bags for cleaning up his messes.
- Depending on where you're going, you may need to take an updated health certificate (available from your veterinarian).
- Take your Boston's medical information (just in case). Include the name, address and phone number for your veterinarian, rabies certificate, vaccination record, and make note of any medication he is taking. You'll also want to pack a small first aid kit.
We have come pretty far in almost a month. Porter has not been very socialized and does not get along with other dogs. I've been working so hard with him and getting him to play nice with my Lola. Here is a video of some morning playtime AND a photo where they chose to lay next to one another in the sun today.
We are getting there...
So...my sister-in-law had an Origami Owl jewelry party at our home last night. We had a dozen ladies over and about just as many kids, ages 5 to 10!
Porter got a very nice brushing and some blueberry cologne in preparation for his big night. He greeted everyone at the door. He worked his way around the table and sat in almost everyone's lap. He sat and was petted and kissed by all the kids. There was no aggression or nervousness. When they started making too much noise, Porter simply went upstairs and either laid in Lola's bed or ours. He would come down and check in from time to time.
I am so proud of him!!!
Great job with him Jenn! Keep up the good work! Love the pic and video, thanks for sharing.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
From Mandy's foster momma: Here is Mandy with her very own new toys!! I haven't seen her play with them but she carried them in her crate!
She says thank you SO much for thinking of her. No one has cared about her her whole life, now people who don't even know her sent her love. Thank you
Monica was found as a stray in Brooklyn, NY. She recently had puppies as she was lactating although no one knows what happened to her babies. Perhaps she was roaming the streets looking for them. She was kept in the animal control and they set a date and time for her to be pts. Many people on the internet posted about her, but no one was able to pull or foster her. Finally, NEBTR heard about her and although the group is a Boston Terrier Rescue, we could not let Monica die. At the 11th hour, literally at the last minute, Monica was saved by NEBTR.
Through a miracle, she is now safe with NEBTR, although she is not an official NEBTR foster dog as she is a pit bull. NEBTR will assist with her care and with finding her a forever home. She has been given a second chance at life, and this beautiful girl deserves that!
She has been staying with Lisa Vaughan, who writes:
“Monica, now Eva is settling nicely. She’s basically a 70 lb sweet lovebug puppy. She’s playful, loves fetch. Knows sit, paw, and drop it all on her own..no teaching, so I’m sure she learned that somewhere. She loves to cuddle. loves to go on walks. likes to give soft kisses. Very submissive. Loves people. Overall she’s pretty awesome!
She’s very well behaved. Doing awesome with her potty training. She isn’t a fan of me leaving...but she’s getting better. She has a vet appointment tomorrow so fingers crossed its only minor stuff .”
If you would like to contribute to help save Monica, we have set up a separate site here. Just click to donate.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Just want to let you know we have decided to keep our foster, Jinx. I know
it doesn't set the best precedent, keeping your first foster, but I had
tried to contact a couple of potential families with no success and then we
lost our old man beagle. He was a bit stubborn and 13 and Jinx is a bit
stubborn and 11 so he fills the hole left by Vance nicely. I think he knew
the check was in the mail, too, as he immediately started pottying in the
house again :-) But truthfully, we are so lucky to have him and so
thankful to Robin for saying he might "already be home". Thank you so much!
Congratulations, Strausie, you are an official foster failure. Having met you, I know you and your husband will provide a wonderful home for Jinx.