Wednesday, February 28, 2018

FAREWELL SWEET KATIE

 Louie and Katie came into rescue in July 2011. 
 They came from different shelters, but both went to Paige's for fostering.
 They became best friends there and has the great blessing of going to the same home together.
 It's wonderful to be adopted with a best friend because you have someone to play with and it also makes the transition so much easier.   They didn't really need help because their new mom and dad were so wonderful.   They had a Peke before and welcomed these two to their home.
 Katie loved being outside, but not necessarily when she had to trudge through the snow. 
 She was on hand for cook-outs.  She loved helping her dad-- of course, she hoped something would fall down. 
 Katie developed health issues and her parents did all they could, but things were happening fast and Katie was in pain.  It's so difficult to let them go, even when we know it's time. 
Letting them go with out help is such a loving, but painful, thing to do.
Run free now, sweet girl. 
💗

CAMP RUNAMUCK IS RUNNING AMUCK

 Floyd says, "Who is the new one?"
 It's Dash!
 Dash just came into rescue yesterday.  He's an old boy, about 14 and just weighs 12 1/2 pounds.  He's a sweetheart.
 BeeBee has been checking him out.
 Nala has, too.
Are there more coming?  I hope not! 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

SUPER HEROES

Have you ever thought of being a super hero?   I've met a lot of them.  They are called FOSTER PARENTS.   They see a need (to help a Peke in our group for instance), and they know someone needs to step up and help.  A Super Hero is needed-- and they become one.
 Foster parents can have a hard time when we foster.   We get very attached to the Pekes in our care, and love them like our own.  We often nurse them back to health from serious conditions, having them for a long time.
  Some people don't know how we can let them go-- or how hard it is to do that.   But, if we don't let them go, we cannot continue to foster.  So, we love and let go, over and over.   (Furby and Rocky-- available for adoption)
 This is my granddaughter several years ago, but it shows me a "super hero"-- one who will climb a huge barrier to stand on top-- to save a dog.   Fostering can mean there are many hurdles to cross and climb.   It can mean there are problems (health, behavior) we have to conquer. 
 When our fosters are adopted, our hearts can ache, and we worry about them for at least the first few weeks.   And then we hear they are adjusting and we feel better.
 Fostering means we have the opportunity to love so many!   Sometimes, they have medical issues, like the seizure disorder both Nala and BeeBee have.  We are trying to stabilize them, and so far they are doing well. 
 As foster parents, we get to see the "after" stories where the new Peke means the world to a new owner.   Like Blossom (Poof) who has brightened her mom's life.
 Sometimes, we foster those who will not go on to a "forever home"-- because they have medical issues that mean they just need a place to be, a place to be cared for and loved.  Princess is one of those.
 We give them safety-- something so important to so many who have been abused and neglected.  Duke in the middle was one who had suffered a lot.   Rocky on the right was simply not cared for.
 Some we get have not had the beginning they need to be stable.   Oreo was severely neglected as a puppy until he was about 2.   He learned that people could not be trusted.  He has come so far, but will need a special adopter who will take time to win his trust and show him the world is a good place. 
 Fostering is not for everyone, but for those who do foster, THANK YOU!   You are the heart of rescue.  (Furby, Rocky's dad)
We foster parents are made of mush-- but we are also made of steel.   We are steel if we need to defend these dogs, if we need to stand up for them, if we need to come between them and someone who does not deserve them.  We are mush when they give us a kiss, climb in our laps and begin to see the world is a good place.   So, if you are fostering or have fostered for us-- you are a Super Hero.   You have made a difference-- whether you fostered once, or over and over.  If you know a foster mom/dad, tell them thank you.   They are Super Heroes!  (And please list their names in the comments if you know a foster mom!  Even if they are not part of our group.  It will be like a pat on the back for them--)

Monday, February 26, 2018

BEEBEE AND FLOYD

Floyd is old.  He was old when I got him 2 1/2 years ago, and he's still old.  It happens. :-)
He loves to meander slowly around the yard.  He checks to see if my sister's dog is out next door (there she is!) and he checks out his normal path, around the perimeter of the yard-- something he has done for over two years.  He goes at a very slow pace.  That's okay.
When we had snow, he changed his route a little, but still tried to check things out.
When BeeBee and Nala arrived, BeeBee was interested in Floyd.
"Who are you?" he said.
"I'm looking at you with my one eye.  It's old, but I can still see you there."
"I'm sure he likes me." said BeeBee.
This past week-end, BeeBee and Floyd played!  WOW. 
He's never done this.
Nala tried to join in, but she eventually just left them alone.
They moved from the kitchen to the family room.
Floyd was having a blast!
"This girl is kind of cute."
They went this way.... and that way. 
Floyd had a great time!  So did BeeBee.  💗

Sunday, February 25, 2018

CHI CHI

 Chi Chi came into rescue in last month.  She is over 15, but acts much younger.
 She is absolutely adorable.
 She has a special seat/bed in her foster mom's truck.  Love it!  I think she is very comfortable there.
 She is so comfortable at her foster mom's home and she lounged in front of the fireplace.  Oh, I wish I had been there.
 Her "brother" Nicky is an older boy, too. 
Her foster mom, Robin, decided Chi Chi, at her age, did not need any more changes.   She's not going anywhere.  Welcome home, Chi Chi.   She says Happy Sunday!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

FAREWELL KACI

 Kaci came into rescue in July of 2010.   I'm not sure how old she was, but the "owner" was determined to get rid of her quickly.  I don't usually check Craigslist, but someone sent it to me and I had to help her.
 She was a precious little girl and she was adopted quickly.   She already had some grey, so she wasn't a youngster, but she was full of love.
 She had begun to have issues related to age-- dimentia, not eating, losing weight.  Her pancreas had problems which effected her sugar levels.....  She was beginning to suffer and that was not okay.  Her owner, Linda, loved her and wanted peace for her.   It's the last gift we can give these little ones. 
 As much as we want them to stay, sometimes, we have no options.  She was loved immensely for almost 8 years.
Run free now, sweet girl. 

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