Saturday, September 21, 2013
Hey everyone! Sherry here!
Just wanted to update you on how I'm doing in foster care. My foster parents take so many pictures of me and I've finally decided to just let them without hiding my face so much because they say I'm just so cute and pretty so I have attached a bunch so you could all see what they're talking about.
I sure do love life in my foster home! I loooove playing in the backyard and sometimes just for fun I sprint as fast as my little legs can carry me all over the yard and play with my foster mom. She's always laughing when I stop, drop and break dance and roll around in the grass and rub my face all in it too. I love doing that on my walks too! I was never able to run like that in my old home or walk like I do! Now when I see my foster mom get my harness I jump and dance all over the place in excitement! You'd never know I was 7 years old!
I get these delicious little treats too when I do simple things like sit, stay and lay down when mom asks me. It's easy but sometimes I just get too excited for the treats so it takes me a little bit to calm down and listen. As long as I get taken outside every few hours I never have an accident in the house! It was hard trying to remember that I'm not allowed to go inside my foster home like I was at my old house but I'm getting the hang of it just fine!
I don't get table scraps anymore which bums me out but my new food is good and the fish oil on it really helps my dry skin! I even get a raw egg on my food once a week and my skin, coat and shedding seems to be improving! I'm just about done with my ear medicine (thank goodness!) only two more days and I haven't been scratching at it or shaking my head at all! It's almost all cleared up! I also have a dry, cracked lip on my left side which my mom has been cleaning and putting ointment on a few times a day. It's feeling so much better and hasn't broken open since she started helping me take care of it.
I'm feeling so comfortable and really showing my personality in my foster home now! I love people and children but you have to stop and let me sniff you and say hello before just walking by me. I won’t be mean or aggressive if you don't but i loooove attention and will bark and jump up at you if you ignore me. Dogs are a different story... I don't care for them at all. I get along okay with my foster brother Juno. He's 10 and a rescue like me but smaller. Mom says he's a toy fox terrier and he isn't really interested in me. I try following him around but he never stays around me long. He likes to just lay around by himself.
I have another foster brother too. He looks just like me but a little bigger and his name is Smalls. I'm very interested in him and have gone on many walks with him and that's fine. I don't like when he tries to sniff me though and I get a little nasty. As long as I am on my side of the gate and he is on his, I have no problem with him. Though I'd definitely prefer to be an only dog. I really don't like any dogs that are bigger than me.
Well I think that's it for now! I've put off my ear medication and lip cleaning long enough and mom is waiting for me! I hope I can find a forever home that will spoil me and give me a ton of attention, healthy food and exercise so I can continue to get back into shape. And no other dogs or animals please! Shouldn't be long now before I'm ready!
Sherry! Oh and my foster mom Shawna :)
Thank you for the update Shawna. Sherry looks right at home and happy.
Thank you for taking her into your home and showing her love.
Love the pictures.
A note from Mickey’s forever mom to his foster mom Maria
Just wanted to let you know that we celebrated Mickey's 6th birthday yesterday. He got a small amount of vanilla ice cream as a treat and licked the bowl clean! We are in love with the little guy, and often wonder what he must be thinking, having been virtually ignored before you rescued him and now being doted on all day. He sleeps on our bed and has taken to burrowing under the sheets at our feet all night. Can't believe he can breathe down there!
Friday, September 20, 2013
I finally got a pic of Cleo with her foster sister Lucy. Cleo doesn't like to sit still very long so pics of her typically end up blurry.
If you hold a treat while taking a pic, all of a sudden everyone sits pretty, lol
I snapped this pic today and it's just too perfect.
That's Cleo sleeping in her foster sister Lucy's bed and that's Lucy giving me the "this is not okay!" face.
Lucy tolerates sharing very well despite the look on her face here :-)
That is cute. I read that face to say "Do you see what I put up with?"
:) Thanks for sharing!
Look at how well and happy Teddy is doing with Dr. Fred and Hazel! It’s a dream come true for him! Much love and thanks to his family!
Hazel writes, “We are very excited to share Teddy's happiness and of course our joy with having him around.”
And his Dad adds, “We love him - he is a feisty little fellow - very affectionate actually - he loves his back yard - he can play outdoors with the other dogs all day long.”
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Hi all, here is Harley with my BT Howie, pug/brussels Lola, and my dog inlaw Zildjian, who is staying with us for a few days while my mother in law honeymoons in Key West. Zildjian has bone cancer and starts chemo tomorrow. Look at that silly long face! What a trooper.
If only Harley was as good with new people as he is with new dogs!
-Erin Sullivan and the crazy circus
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
On his way out of the shelter and to freedom!
His temporary foster mom, Maria Pastusz, writes, “Frankie has arrived, as expected his anxiety is high, what a handsome boy! He will need work on basic manners. He is a very strong boy that thrusts himself on you for attention, food and he pulls hard when walking. Tonight he will have a new harness; his final walk should be much smoother. He did not lunge at the chain link fence at the other dogs; he was calm curious and his nub was wiggling. He will decompress, learn a new routine and begin to enjoy the comforts of home once again! We pray Frankie never has to see the inside of a shelter, ever again!
Thanks Team For Making This Happen!!”
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
NEBTR would like to send a special thank you out to Lisa Vaughan for all her tireless work for our fosters. Pictured above are the precious souls that she has fostered. I know they would all join us in sending her a huge THANK YOU!! with much love.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Marty, after spending all his life in the puppy mill, is now learning to be a dog. Here, he plays with his own toys for the very first time!
Special thanks to Christine Manzella for teaching this boy what love is all about!
Just wanted to let everyone know how Marty is doing since he was rescued last Thursday. He is doing GREAT!! Everyone that meets him loves him!! Especially my family!! He is getting acclimated and seems to be adjusting well to everyone and everything around him. he LOVES squeaky toys, he loves to play with them and throw them in the air and try to catch them. he sleeps all night and is so quiet. He follows me everywhere just to see what I am doing. He knows his name and comes when I call him. The hubby takes him out for walks in the evening and he says he is so much fun to walk. He is wonderful on the leash. He also gets along pretty well with my resident pets. Not really interested in them.
He loves to be in your lap and snuggle with you when you are on the couch. He is still very affectionate. I have take him a couple of times in the car to pick up the kids from soccer or cheer practices. He loves it. He is such a sweetheart. I gave him a bath this morning even though he had one last week. He was starting to smell bad so i figured i would see how he would do for me in the tub. He was fine. He just stood there or sat down for the most part. He tried to get out on a couple of times, but that was it. I think he somewhat enjoyed it, so bathing was a breeze!! He doesn’t like to stay outside too long. He does his business and then wants to come right back in. lol so funny. One of the things that i really enjoy watching him do is after he wakes up from a nap and I take him out side to pee he stretches about 4-5 time and yawns. So funny!! I have to admit, that his demeanor has even surprised me on how well behaved he is. I can't wait to get more fosters!!
Chris, this is a wonderful report. Some of the PM survivors we rescue have a very hard time adjusting to even a human touch. This lovely boy seems to have left those memories behind and loving every minute of being a happy and bouncing Boston.
Thank you for showing him a happy and carefree life.