In a time when bully breeds are continually discriminated against, nothing is more wonderful than seeing a homeless dog find their people.
Hope you guys are looking forward to another great foster because you're not getting the old one back!
Attached is a photo of Lucy (ahem...we've renamed her Buffy. Lucy is too many friend's names and she seems to be making the transfer well. I feel half guilty, but and half happier with her new name :) with her new boyfriend. Or at least her tolerated companion. They had all day apart - with about a 5 hour span when Jim and I both had to be at work (probably the longest they'll have to go for the summer) and when reunited promptly ignored each other and had some kibbles. She wasn't much into eating yesterday, but after our wander tonight tucked in as soon as Shackelton hit his bowl. I guess he's the pack leader for today.
She's been amazing with Izzy so far, and we were all crashed out on the
couch after school (dog stretched out about the same length as kid) and
Izzy sighed and said "I think I'm falling in love already". Of course
it's hard not to! She also doesn't get at all uptight about kid noise
(thumping down stairs, loud exclamations, etc.) and spent the majority
of the active people time this afternoon on the couch in the kitchen.
We'll have more pictures soon - just wanted to shoot you one while you're missing her.
All the best, and thank you from the whole family!
Bubba Shrimp now Kyuss was a H-E-F-T-Y male puppy who found a wonderful home in Grande Prairie, Alberta. He gets to live with his Dad Tyler and a Bull mastiff sister whom he adores. His Dad reports that Kyuss is a pro-sleeper, pro-chewer and even got to try going out on a boat this summer!
Koi, now Charlie, was the biggest of all the puppies, with a laid-back mastiff temperament. Charlie now lives in North Vancouver
with a man who recently lost his Pit Bull girl to cancer, and
previously had a Pit x Mastiff boy who passed away at 14 years old. Thank-you Jody for fostering him!
now Lewis, has found a wonderful home in Abbotsford with Tony and
Melanie, who spent months looking to adopt the right dog.
Here's a quick update on Lewis.
He's doing remarkably well. He's calmed down quite a bit from when we first
brought him home and all indicators are that we have bonded with him.
We are still trying to organize some additional training for him but it's
been so busy for us lately, we haven't been able to nail down a time.
He has been doing really with other training and he's been learning some
tricks. Lewis can shake a paw, he lets us throw treats to a distance and
waits for us to say it's ok to go get it. He's doing really well with "Off"
and "Stay" and he patiently sits and waits for his food. He's also really
learning to be "gentle" when play biting otherwise he hears us say ouch
pretty loudly. He is really starting to listen and obey quite well. We are
learning lots as well.
We had him in for his shots a week ago he weighed in at 50lbs. He also had
a grooming session and they said Lewis did very very well, he was only a
little nervous of the blow dryer!
He's met his other new buddy Rudy now. Rudy lives on my aunt and uncles farm
about 15 minutes from our house. I've attached a couple of pictures.
Lewis is welcome there any time he wants to come for a good run and play
session with Rudy so we take Lewis there about three to four times a week
and he is loving every minute of it. Rudy has let him know who's boss of
the place though and Lewis complies and they are having great fun. He's
done incredibly well off leash on the farm and comes almost every time we
call. He gets braver and braver every time he goes there and loves to
explore the fields. He's been especially curious about the cows and sheep
in the other fields, but hasn't been able to get to them :) That may be a
good thing for now.
Anyways, that's a quick update for you ~! I trust all well!
was the sickest of all the pups when she came into care. With advanced
generalized mange, kennel cough and a heart murmur, we were all pretty
worried about her. Thankfully an ultrasound revealed that her heart
murmur was harmless and her mange continued to improve with care.
Thank-you so much to Adam and Cheryl for helping Molly regain her
health! She has now found an amazing family to call her own! Frank,
Lisa, their 17 year old daughter Eleni and resident cat were looking for
the right match to join their family and Molly became the chosen lucky
Bella also had generalized mange, but not quite as bad as Molly's. She
was fostered by Kendra and Brian (thank-you!!!), before heading to her
new home in the Fraser Valley. Here is an early update from them:
Everything is going FABULOUSLY!! We are sooooooo completely in love with
our little fur-face...getting furrier by the second, lol! She has been a
complete angel...no accidents (knock on wood, lol), tons and tons of
kisses, just a peach about her crate, she is just perfect!!!!! We went
and bought her a big ol' wire crate that has tons of room for her now
and will be plenty big when she gets bigger as well. We are using the
smaller crate (the one she came with) as her downstairs bed...she likes
to be able to take a time out there once in a while after playing :) And
of course in the evenings she is all about snuggling with(on) Kris,
I have attached some pics of her that I have taken over the last few days :) Feel free to share them with anyone, post them on the sit/blog, whatever you like :)
Oh, and she starts puppy classes on Friday night :) I know she will just breeze through everything...she has already nearly mastered "sit" and has started working with me on "down"...she will have it in no time, lol!
Talk to you real soon!!!
Jeanette, Kris, Aiden, Carter and Bella :)