Friday, July 15, 2011

Previous Pups - numbers two and three

Polka Dot was the name Maggie gave our second foster pup. We took her to an adoption event at Petsmart the day after we got her, and discovered that her littermates were parvo positive, but she was not, so they gave her a booster. At the same time, we ran into a lovely woman who had lost her dog sometime earlier, and while she had been fostering cats, she missed having a dog. I asked if she wanted to hold Polka Dot, and she fell in love.

We ended up having to keep her for two more weeks until she was fully clear of the possibility of parvo. Below are two pictures of Polka Dot at her forever home.

 After that we got another really great dog...a mix of Aussie shepherd and weimaraner. Again we met up with a prospective adopter the day after we got her, at an adoption event. It was a couple who already had a few dogs, but she fell in love with this pup and even said she was going to call her Lucy. They filed their application, and were approved, so we started calling her Lucy. But then they backed out. So we kept her for about three weeks. At that point, we were really considering keeping her. We had modified her name to Luci-fer, because she was really quiet and sweet, but then if you weren't looking, she'd be getting into something! She was very smart, and she and Teddy were great playmates. But along came an adopter who wanted TWO puppies from the same litter. That hardly ever happens, and we agreed that it would be great if Luci-fer could stay with her sibling forever.

Another happy ending, but we'll miss that little girl!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Bobbie the Bobtail Puppy

 To say "good with kids" would be an understatement. This precious little mutt (no telling her makeup) is the friendliest little girl! She just wants to LOVE everyone, but especially my daughter. Usually our foster puppies stay in my room, but this one has set up residence in Maggie's room. That's a good thing, because Teddy Bear (aka Teddy Monster) is the only one who doesn't like her. She did fine with Mom & Dad's whippets, and she did fine with Butterscotch the cat, who even rubbed up against her chest to let her know she was duly owned, and she even did well with the guinea pig. But Teddy is having none of this friendly dog stuff.
This is not how we expected things to go, and I was mightily disappointed because I thought she'd be a great playmate for Teddy. But we're working with it as best we can. Our little bobtail already has an appointment to check out a forever home this afternoon, but in the meantime our house is divided by a baby gate and Bobbie is lapping up as much attention as she can in the little girl bedroom.

Here she is crashed out on the end of Maggie's bed - that's one tired little girl after two very long days of transport. (I would say two tired little girls, but you know Maggie is not tired - ever.)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


This is Bobbie. She is from Greenville, South Carolina, but will be moving to the Jersey Shore soon, to live with us while awaiting her forever home (which I am hoping will be my neighbor!) Somebody thought she would look cooler if they cut off half her tail, which they did with less than medical precision. So she wasn't the prettiest dog in the shelter. In fact, nobody was even interested in looking at her even though the shelter staff thought she was just the sweetest thing on the planet. So maybe I root for the underdog sometimes! Watch for news of her arrival in future posts!