Here is my little Patsy snoozing after enjoying the Blue Buffalo Styx that an admirer sent her from her Amazon wish list. She is now 19 pounds and is my little meatball!!!
I just wanted to share a photo with you. Today is our little Gracie's 4th birthday. She's a former NEBTR and we are just a week away from her 2nd gotcha day with us. She's our spoiled rotten, center of the universe, sweetest face little girl. As always, we're so grateful for your group matching us up with her! We couldn't have imagined a better fit for our family.
Hayley & Chris DiChiara
I spoke with the Iorfino Family. Apparently within hours of being delivered to his furever home he was eating, marking the yard and he was settling in. He has made himself right at home. They put Mickey's crate by their bedside. Laura and Tony woke up to a loud roar during the night - Mickey was snoring. Tonight they will leave the crate door open and invite him to sleep in bed. They are in love and Mickey is right at home! So happy for that sweet sweet boy!
Another great adoption, Maria. Congratulations. A foster mom's dream come true!
Today was the first day that Cleo was here alone while we went to work. She did fantastic. I think she will learn our routines in no time.
We took her for a walk in the park this evening also. She is very good on a leash. She doesn't pull and stays to the side. She is just such a good girl!
Right now she's laying down chewing on her chew for the first time since she got here. I think that's a good sign :-)
What a wonderful update Kristy! I'm so happy she's with you.
Cleo charmed everyone on the transport today! Such a good girl!
Here are some photos of Cleo and Cindy and Kat as well.
THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR THEIR HELP!!
-- Chris Cassner
Well we're winding down the evening here. I've learned a few things about Cleo.
She loves the car as so many of you saw today.
She does not like being confined to the dining room.
She has tried extreme measures to escape from said dining room. She really just wants to be near a human.
She has a little bit of a problem with her peripheral vision. She tends to bump into things. Hopefully as she gets familiar with her surroundings here that will get better. It doesn't phase her when she bumps into things though.
I suspect that she may be hard of hearing. She doesn't seem to respond to many voice cues. Maybe I just haven't found the right one. But she also gets startled a little if she didn't see you come in to the room.
She likes to try and climb on things. She's been trying to find a way on to the dining room table. Silly thing! I may have to take the chairs out. I don't want her to get hurt.
She is very easy going. Most dogs would be so stressed out after all the changes she went through. She is taking it all in stride.
All said and done, she is an absolute sweetheart that seems to melt every heart she comes in contact with.
My dog Lucy is a little jealous whenever I come in to the dining room. She sits in the kitchen and whines. Hopefully as time goes by, they will be able to get better acquainted with each other through the gate so that they can coexist.
Thanks again to all that helped out today!
Have a good night everyone!
Thanks to everyone who participated in the transport, and special thanks to Kristy Ieraci for offering to foster this beautiful girl! You are so appreciated, Kristy, and I know that Miss Cleo can’t wait to show her love!
Many thanks to Chris Cassner for designing these NEBTR business cards. They can be copied and printed up by members at local fundraising events.
I just checked the Zazzle website. They are having a sale on business cards, not sure for how long.
You can take the business cards put them in your computer file, then from your computer place them on the Zazzle card.
All you have to do is make it the correct size, pick out what color paper, and you are done. :)
Super simple! They will print BOTH sides for the same price as one side.
When people ask me about NEBTR, I'll have one of these to hand them now
instead of hoping they don't forget when they get home!
What could be more fun than adopting a Boston Terrier? Adopting TWO! Right now, we have three pairs, and a fourth coming in momentarily.
We have Pugs and Leah, with Linda Vermeylan, Rocky IV and Robin with Loretta Dolan, and Chicki and Pablo with Deb Dolan. All of these pairs have lost everything except each other, and we would love to adopt them out together. If you go to our Blog and put in their names, you can read their stories and see their pictures. Pictured above are Chicki and Pablo.
Won't you open your heart and home to a bonded pair?
These two girls were an owner surrender. The man's wife passed away and he is moving in with his brother and sister-in- law. They had three dogs themselves and could not take these two beauties. So the poor owner had to surrender them (after just losing his wife). He was so sad about this and requested that they be fostered and adopted together so I agreed. I am going to try and fulfill his wish and try to keep them together. We all know what a great bond siblings can have!
Leia (1st Photo) She will be 4 in September and is a great girl. She is potty trained and absolutely loves to play with toys. I think that she would be a great candidate for being a dog that competes in agility. She is high energy, although not hyper and just loves to play. She is great with other dogs, people and kids and listens well.
Pugs (2nd Photo) She is 12 years old and doesn't look a day over 8 (with the exception of a little gray around her eyes). She is pretty mellow but loves to interact with my other dogs and particularly loves to go in my doggie pool. She is hard of hearing and potty trained, and is in great health. She has her own language she speaks when she gets excited and it almost sounds like she is speaking. Other than that she is quiet and loves dogs, people and kids.
Both are in excellent health and UTD on their shots and will be a wonderful asset to anyone who has the love to give these beautiful babies!
Giorgio Vallortigara, a neuroscientist at the University of Trieste in Italy, and two veterinarians, Angelo Quaranta and Marcello Siniscalchi, at the University of Bari published a paper describing this phenomenon in the journal Current Biology. The researchers recruited 30 family pets of mixed breed and placed them in a cage equipped with cameras that precisely tracked the angles of their tail wags. Then they were shown four stimuli in the front of the cage: their owner; an unfamiliar human; a cat; and an unfamiliar, dominant dog.
When the dogs saw their owners, their tails all wagged vigorously with a bias to the right side of their bodies, while an unfamiliar human caused their tails to wag moderately to the right. Looking at the cat, the dogs' tails again wagged more to the right but more slowly and with restrained movements. However the sight of an aggressive, unfamiliar dog caused their tails to wag with a bias to the left side of their bodies.
It is important to understand that we are talking about the dog's left or right viewed from the rear as if you are facing in the direction the dog is viewing. That means that if you are facing the dog and drew an imaginary line down the middle of his back that positive right-sided signal would appear as tail swings mostly curving to your left.
Rocky has settled into his home. His adopters are wonderful and just the nicest people. I am facebook friends with them now, so I see their updates about Rocky. After a day or two she posted that Rocky jumped into her lap and cuddled with her. So cute. And I just got this email from them:
Rocky is doing really great! I expected that it might take at least 2 weeks or more for him to feel comfortable, but he seems really happy here with Tony and I. We take him on walks and of course he has marked every spot available. And he is eating well, that was the biggest worry I think I had for his transition. He is definitely funny, sweet and very intelligent and I love him with all of my heart!
Erin, I know that Rocky has made a very smooth transition with us because of all of the love you gave him! I will keep in touch to let you know how he is and if I every get the knack, I will figure out how to e-mail you pictures.
What a wonderful update on Rocky, Erin. You did a fantastic job in preparing him for his new life with this great family. You must be so proud - we are too!
Remember Peety? He was surrendered in 2007 and spent a year in foster care because of his fear aggression until a wonderful woman named Lisa saw that face on Petfinder and knew he was meant for her. As you can see he's thriving in his new home and since he lives so close we visit a few times a year.
Robin Callinan Leone
Ok, NEBTR, I know he is a pug and not a Boston, but hey. Sometimes you need a success story, right?
Tyler came to SNORT morbidly obese at 50% body fat, and an untreated diabetic. Over the next couple months we got his insulin dosing sorted out, shaved 5 lbs off his chubby body, and finally found him a fabulous home with Arpad and Kelly of SNORT who fell in love with him after they watched him for us over a long weekend.
Arpad and Kelly are wonderful folks who have lots of experience with diabetic dogs and are willing and able to give Tyler the care he needs for the rest of his life. They are still working on helping him lose that last 5 lbs, but hey, aren't we all?
Many thanks to all of you who helped us get the hang of the diabetes program (Phee's mom, Angel), and many Congratulations, Arpad, Kelly, and Tyler :)
Many Blessings to you all!