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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Miranda update (BRLA Alumni)


I have attached pictures of Frankie and Miranda for you.  Please pass them on to LA if you want.  We have had Frankie to Doggie daycare and Miranda is having private lessons with a behaviorlist trainer. and doing not to bad.  I started them off playing while muzzled and then taking one off after a few weeks and then trying them for a few minutes together with nothing.  It was hairy for awhile but I think daycare taught Frankie more pack manners and understanding and the training got Mandy out with more people and dogs.  She is still scared but not as bad.  I don't think she will ever be able to go into a dog class with other dogs.  Keeping positive though.  Everyone just loves her including Frankie.

Billy Update (Oct. Placement)

Hi Chantelle, 
Just sent you a couple of pictures - hope you get them okay.   
Billy has settled in beautifully.  It's as if he has always lived with Zoey and Izzie.   
Thanks so much for allowing us to take Billy - he is a real sweetheart! 

Monday, October 27, 2008

Cash (BRLA's Tommy) update (adopted a few years ago)

Hello, we adopted a dog from your organization a few years ago. the dogs name at the time was Tommy. We have since renamed him Cash. This animal has changed our lives and our children's as well. this dog is the best dog I have ever had. He is obedient, loyal, and has quite the personality. See attached picture.
We are interested in getting another boxer from your organization.
Thank-you very much,
Jesse and Kristin

Billy Update (Oct. Placement)

Billy is settling in beautifully. He and Izzy were sleeping together on the couch this morning when I left. Her head was resting on top of his - I wish I had had my camera in my hand!!

He is a lovely, mild mannered, well behaved guy. With apologies to Chance - may we keep Billy?? John already went out yesterday to buy him some more dog food.......I knew I wouldn't have to do too much work to convince him!
I will get Jackie to email you a couple of pictures she has taken! 

Brody Update (WBBR Oct. placement)

Morning Kerri, 
    It's Wendy. I couldn't get into Larry's e mail so I'll send you one from mine. I just wanted to let you know what fun Brody had last night and how grateful we are to you guys for finding us the perfect mate for Pebbles, and our family. All they did ALL night was play. Twice we had to stop them to go out and dry pebbles off from the drool (they played so hard she was soaked!!!!) He is so good with absolutely everything and everyone. Brody loves to wrestle with Larry on the floor, it was SO cool. Matt (my son) took pics as they were wrestling so when he gets up I will get him to download off of the camera and send them to you this morning. There may even be a bit of video on the camera so I will get it to you today. I haven't heard a peep out if either one of them yet this morning which is weird because pebbles is normally up at 5 every morning. They were SO happy to got to bed last night which was about 9 because poor Brody was so tired and they both went right to sleep. I hope you don't mind if we send you up dates and you can pass them onto barb and Chantalle. We just got a new computer so it may take Matt some time to figure out how to send pics but weather it is before or after work we will figure it out today. Please apologize to barb for me not phoning her last night but I misplaced her phone number. Anyway I have a 16 year old to go and get out of bed (LOL) so I need to make some strong coffee and get going. How is Brody riding in a car? I will connect with you later and please let us know when you get the pics.
                         A million thank yous to all who helped  Wendy 

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Lievio Update

We're all very excited that our long time boxer boy Lievio has found his new forever home!  Congrats Lievio and Paul!!!

Good Morning Chantelle,

He's been great, an absolute charm. He seems very comfortable and at
ease in his new surroundings. We spent the first hour this morning
walking the building perimeter and practicing (for me) his commands and
just communicating. After breakfast we will go for a long urban walk and
get more comfortable. 

Thank you again for everything, not to worry Lievio's in good hands and
we'll keep in touch.


Friday, October 24, 2008

Update Dahli (BRLA's Rowan) & Diago (Scamper) (Oct. Run)

Hi, I wasn't sure whether or not you got the pictures I had sent the first week they were here.  We're all adjusting, some better than others but we'll make it through.  Dahli (Rowan) and Diago (Scamper) definitely have personality.  I took Dahli on a hike last weekend with my daughter's rotti and shepard/rotti cross.  It was two hours, one hour spent going straight up, at a high speed trying to keep up with my daughter, and the next hour wacking our way through the forest to find the trail down.  It was a lot of fun, and I'm pretty sure a new experience for Dahli, but she adjusted quite well, a little intimidated initially but full of life. 


Diago hasn't been getting along with other dogs, we actually had 2 full blown fights with my daughter's rotti Seth.  The good news is Seth is so mellow he pretty much defended himself and then wanted to play some more.  Diago is so sweet in most instances and gets along with smaller and younger dogs, but is ready to fight if the dog is the same size or bigger.  I know we can work through this though and he starts Growl Classes tomorrow night.  He is so good and listens in most instances, not to mention if he isn't leaning on me, I'm stepping on him because he is right there.  It is really cute.


We've had them to the vet about 4 times, but they seem to be doing great now.  Dahli really seemed to be struggling with an upper chest infection and Diago had his stitches taken out from his nuetering (sp?).  Made sure all shots up to date and a general check up to see that they were getting over the KC.  The vet could not get over how good they were.


Here are the pics again, I'll send some new ones once I download them off my camera.


Charmaine and Craig

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Zara (BRLA's Nipper) BRLA Alumni

Hi Chantelle,
     I just wanted to let you know how Nipper aka Zara is doing (as you could see we changed her name).
    She is really a great girl and we are so happy we got her into our lifes. We do not have to do much about her behavior because she is not that dominant as Tex is. We take her to our dog daycare every day where she has a lot of fun and exercises as well.Once she is tired she is nice litle girl ready to go home with us.
Here are some pictures of her and Tex at home and some from the daycare.
Best Regards,

Friday, October 17, 2008

Chica (BRLA's Cookie) Oct. Run Update

Sorry I didn't get to writing you sooner, Jennifer.  Chica is doing great and is very much settled into our life here.  She seems very happy with me and our routine.  She doesn't like sitting still for pictures much but I got a few and one of her and I together from the first night.  Another picture is of herbeginningto dig a hole in our yard; it has since grown considerably.

Chica has packed on the pounds since she got here.  The foster mother in LA said that she weighed 18 pounds but she had dropped a few by the time she got here - I guess with all of the stress.  Now she is more like 21 pounds even though she races around like crazy and has a good walk at least once a day.   



Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A tribute to Millie

After spending 4 years at BRLA waiting for a family to call her own Millie came to Canada.  After only 3 months with her new family Millie passed away this morning.  From all the volunteers of Without Borders Boxer Rescue and Boxer Rescue LA we would like to extend our sadness and our thoughts to Lori and her family during this hard time.  Rest in Peace sweet Millie.  


Thank you all for your support, thoughts and prayers. Sadly Millie passed on this morning (Wed) at 10:00am.

She went peacefully and quietly. Thank god for that small blessing. She will be extremely missed around here.

What a beautiful soul.

Rest in Peace were a very loved girl.

Tia Maria Update (Senior Placement WBBR)

Hi there,


Just to let you know that Tia is settling in well and it feels like she’s been here forever.  Introductions to my other dogs and cats went well and all are getting along very well.  She is super sweet and loves to cuddle on the couch.  The closer she can snuggle with me on the couch, the happier she is.


She did bust out of a vari kennel on her 2nd day here.  That would explain how all her teeth got broken in the past.  A very determined old girl.  So, I switched her to a wire crate (which I’ve reinforced with many clips) and she seems to like that better.


Tia still isn’t eating well (hardly eating at all).  Her blood tests late last week showed some abnormalities and yesterday we did more blood tests for Addisons. Results should be available tomorrow some time.


I had my vet remove Tia’s skin tag yesterday.  


Attached are some photos of Tia.  Thank you so much for letting her come into my home.  She’s a doll and has definitely stolen a piece of my heart!



Monday, October 6, 2008

Jax pics (WBBR/BRLA Sept Run)

Jax visiting with Barb and Allan (WBBR Volunteers) boxer pack.  Jax is the plain fawn in the front.

Hi everyone, 

Here are some of the pictures I've managed to get.  I'd send more but our four legged endless friend thinks it's play time, like every other minute of the day.


Lucas and Layla Update (Sept. WBBR/BRLA Run)

Hi Jennifer

 Well, its been 3 weeks today since our new kids arrived, & I have to say after our initial scare with Winston’s Sever bronchitis episode, it seems like  both dogs have been

Part of our lives all year. They are really in Love with each other, which is the greatest part of the enjoyment, & Lilly has been running ( chasing each other ) Winston off his feet around the house. They are fun to watch, but when they ( Winston) has had enough, Winston just comes to us for protection from her constant need to play. They have both fallen nicely into OUR routine &  we will send the next batch of PIX when we have some good ones.

 As I am sure Lena told you though, we nearly LOST Winston though, as he was ( VET ) hospitalized with Chronic Bronchitis  2 days after they arrived. FOTUNATELY Dr Dave Marlow ( Langley ) our vet & friend,  was able to put him into Isolation room & give him intravenous drip for 4 days, Drugs & care for extra day, until he was safe to return home. Lilly picked up a mild strain ( fortunately ) from him presumably, & only needed a few days of drugs to overcome the cold. The poor boy was wrenching, couldn’t keep his food, or water down & was in pretty bad shape for a while.   It appears that Winston picked up this ailment a few days before flying out of L/A  as our vet said it usually takes 5 days incubation period. The stress of the flight probably didn’t help.

 All in all now though he is Fit & both are enjoying the LOVE & care we are giving them, & we enjoy the joy they are giving us. Things are  just meant to be I guess. ANYWAY Lilly is deffinately Lena’s Pal, & Winston took to me. Not that they don’t give each other of us TOTAL affection, it’s just the Male / Female thing of  human & animal nature. It appears ( from papers enclosed in the package ) that Lilly had a $2,000 Eye operation only a MONTH prior to her departure, so obviously the decision to part with her by the previous owner was a sudden one in everyone’s best interest. It also appears that we are in fact her 3rd owner, as the previous owners got her from a rescue centre. Anyway after her initial nervousness she is loving her NEW Canadian life. Still a bit nervous around new comers, but once she has met them & got a feel that they are not there to harm her, she takes to them.

 Hope all is well with you, & that there are a lot of boxers still being shipped into Canada, from down south. Still amazes me how anyone can let these precious pets go from their lives. Winston really is not too hard to handle. Has most of the basic training, just  slow at the SIT & Stay command, but as for walking, he is right by my side, Until he sees other dogs that he wants to play with ( like all of them )

The NEW owners & I am sure relief to the previous owners that their pets have found good homes. Please pass on ( if they ever ask ) that they are both living Happily in the great white north.


 Bob & Lena

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Radcliff Update (Sept WBBR/BRLA adoption run)

Hi Sheri, 
Sorry it has taken me so long to give you another update on Radcliff.  I've sent a few pictures that Matt took a couple of weeks ago.  I hope you can open the attachments....I'm not the best with a computer. 
He is such fun!!  What a good dog!  I took him to the vet about a week and a half after we got him, just to be sure he was in good health and didn't need any other vaccinations, etc.  He will need to be tested for heartworm in 6 months because he came from an area where it is common.  Here, it's fleas, so I've got flea stuff for him.  He is a good eater, has a great temperment, wants to please us, loves to play and go for walks.  He has made friends with some of the neighboring dogs, but not with the cats.  He just wants to chase them.  We've discovered that bunnies make him crazy!  He was on "Planet Bunny" when he saw them and there was NO communicating with him.  He has gotten used to water ie: rain, puddles.  He goes up and down stairs now, no problem.  The other day Jake asked "Why is Radcliff so awsome?".  
If ever you are in Nanaimo and would like to come over to see Radcliff, please give us a call.  We'd love for you to meet him.  He is great!  Take care and thanks again for your help in getting Radcliff to us!