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Monday, April 27, 2009

Keemo (Local Adoption - April 2009)

Hi Jennifer!
I just wanted to tell you that we adopted the most wonderful boxer!!!
We've had Keemo for only 10 days but it feels like he was always here with us.
He is getting along great with my daughter and is learning to tolerate my cat! We had our first obedience class today and he did great!

We go for walks everyday and he is very good. He also loves car rides!
Thanks for your great work finding a good dog for our family!
I already took dozens of pictures, but here is a few....

Keep in touch!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

TJ Update (BRLAs Tejon - Adopted Feb. 2009)

Good morning.

Here are a few pictures of TJ and Penny so you can see how well he is doing.

Thank you again. He is a wonderful, very funny addition to our family.

I hope Regina works out well for you.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Working Out with Sydney - Local Adoption (Adopted June 2008)

Just thought i would update you on Sydney. She now lives with a Bulldog & a Yorkie. The Bulldog has helped socialize her.
As you can see, she is very fit!



Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Play Hide & Go Seek with Lily & Winston (BRLAs Layla & Lucas - Adopted Sep. 2008)

Latest pictures of Lily and Winston. The sheet is for covering Winston's head and then they chew each others faces through the sheet. Lily is the instigator and always the winner.

This is their favourite game.


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Cali Update (BRLAs Sundae - Adopted April 2009)

Hi Jennifer,
Well Sundae made it to Kamloops and thru the drive to Kelowna. She's a real sweetheart. We are changing her name to Cali (for California). Cali and Bugsy were great walking together and then played in the back yard for awhile. Now everyone is getting to know one another in the house. Cali took a sniff of the cat, but nothing else.

So far everything is great. Thanks for all your work!!


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Chata - Adopted from BRLA April 2009

Hi Barbra,

Chata is doing great. We had a wonderful day with her, mom and I.. She is learning all over how to have fun. She will not play with any toys yet. Just looks at them not knowing what to do. Won't even play with a ball yet. She runs really funny as she is not used to running we had her in the school grounds off leash because no one was there and she loved it...she gallops like a horse lol. I gave her a bath last nite she looks great and smells nice too. She is sleeping now as she exosted herself and all that fresh air and sun was wonderful. She slept with me last nite and slept all through the nite.....was wonderful. Her cough is so much better now , hardly any coughing at all....her is a picture of her.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Another Great Buddy Update (Local Adoption March 2009)


Sorry, it has taken me so long to do this...I'm just getting the contract, neutering document and money order together to send off. Who should the money order be made out to? Do I send it to Chantelle Yates address? Buddy is doing great. He's doing better on our walks and all the neighbor kids love him. Our neighbor's have a huge backyard that is fenced. They let us use it to allow Buddy to run. Barry (he's diabetic) just had bloodwork done and his numbers are improved. He's been walking Buddy, too.

I've attached a few pictures.

Thank you

Sunday, April 12, 2009

URGENT - Medical Donation Requested

Tutu is only 8-10 months old, but has experienced more pain and grief than a boxer should in a lifetime. The medical bills are going to be extensive, but giving this little girl the life she deserves is priceless. Won't you please help Tutu?

This is Tutu. Tutu is too sweet for words and she desperately needs our help. We think she was hit by a car. She is only about 8 to 10 months old and deserves to live a full wonderful life.

She has a beautiful nature with people and dogs. She is a courageous little girl who is suffering and in pain but just wants to shower you with kisses and Boxer love.

Tutu's surgery is estimated to cost around $4,000. She has two horribly broken legs that have numerous breaks in different places and will need plates put in.

This girl will make a full recovery with patience and lots of love. Please consider a donation to help this young little girl find true happiness and to live pain free. Any donation would greatly help, no matter how big or how small.

Thank you for your consideration.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Lilly & Winston (BRLAs Layla & Lucas - Adopted Sep. 2008)

Hi Jennifer
Just thought I would update you with current picture of the 2 lovely California dogs that we adopted. Both very in love with each other. Lilly is the boss but Winston lets her be & just turns the other cheek

Bob & Lena

Update from Paprika (BRLAs Doodle - Adopted Feb. 2009)

Hi Jennifer,

I am working from home this afternoon and Paprika is being a good girl, chewing on toy. She is such a sweetheart, and a real favourite with the other dog owners down at the dog park, because she plays nicely and helps tire out the other dogs and puppies. She is getting more respectful of the cats, and I am sure in a few months they will be, if not buddies, then at least they will not be as cautious with each other. Here are a couple of recent shots. We have completed the first round of obedience classes, and have another handful that we will sign up for.

A couple of questions for you;
Do you have any good tips for getting her to stop jumping up to greet people at the dog park? Unfortunately her friends she her and they call her excitedly, so of course, she bounces up with hugs and kisses. Will she out grow this? I always call for her to stay down so the other owners know not to encourage her, but it’s equally hard to train the people!!
Do they at some point stop using their paws in play – I am concerned with her pawing at small, small dogs, as I am afraid she might hurt them.
Do your dogs shred their bedding? If so, have you found an indestructible solution?
She loves water, which surprises me…goes running in to the river, likes a shower when she comes home to warm up - is that typical?

We’ve had a great month, she was at the “spa” last week for a bath…I had her in my car with me all day and she was stinky and I wanted a couple of hours to myself, so I thought, what a plan, take her in for a bath – it’s a daycare with clean! She was an angel for them and again, everyone loves her. I think, too, that the more we can take her places, leave her for a short time and then come back she will become more secure in the knowledge that we will not be leaving her and not returning.

I’m off for a couple of weeks starting Friday and am going to slowly transition her to a raw diet…have to refresh my memory on some of the not good things. I know onion can cause anemia, chocolate is toxic…but I think there might be a couple of other things that should be avoided (junk food of course…)

Sorry Jennifer, guess there are quite a few questions in there…have a wonderful Easter weekend.

Best regards

P.S. I forgot to say – Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! We really, truly appreciate you and the other WBBR volunteers.

Update from TJ (BRLAs Tejon - Adopted Feb. 2009)

and good spring morning to you...

Yes, indeed TJ is getting better all the time. Recently as the snow was melting, he learned that snow was actually frozen water and so stopped to eat chunks of it. He still thinks that there is a shortage of water so he would run away (over all of the snow) with his chunk, afraid he would not have enough. He no longer thinks that.

For the most part, he has stopped peeing in the house, although he still has accidents on occasion. We found that putting him on his leash and tying him to one of us worked. Of course, when we were sitting on the couch, that rapidly became TJ sitting on the couch with us. So now every night, he snuggles on the couch with me. I rub his belly, and he makes little grunting noises. We find that in the evening is when he pees. He does not like his crate, but Penny, our other dog, does.

Outside, he doesn't respond to his name so we are registered in obedience classes later this month.

He had a first last week while walking with my husband. He caught his first gopher- I'm glad I was not there. My husband said he walked around with his gopher in his mouth with his head high and was very proud. Now my husband has created a monster, because that is all TJ wants to do. He goes to the door 30 minutes after having come in and cries to go out.

He LOVES my nieces and nephews. He LOVES our cats and feels the need to kiss them all the time. They don't like it. TJ is still afraid of stairs- perhaps it has something to do with his bad leg so he has not gone upstairs to our loft or down stairs into the basement. He is very cute and very sweet.

We are happy and love him very mich. Thank you.

When we have pictures, I will send you some- without gophers.


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Lenny Update - Adopted from Idaho (Feb. 2009)

Hi Kerri, Barb, and Chantelle,

Here are a couple of pictures of Lenny. We are enjoying him so much! He is a great dog. We are having some wonderful walks with him now the better weather is here.
His allergic eye reaction has settled down, we have moved on to a chicken rice food which seems to agree with him.
These photos are of Lenny in our living rm., he likes nothing better than lying in the sunshine.
All the best!