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Missy

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Hi to everyone at Nasap, just wanted to send off an UPDATE on Missy, who we adopted a year and a half ago FROM you. Since our last UPDATE she has changed quite a bit. She has learned so much, and is such a smart dog. Her favorite thing to do at the moment is run outside when I say the bus is coming to meet my brother and my dad coming home FROM work. She knows the bus brings them home and tries to climb on the bus. She is much better behaved as well, most of the time. Haha. She loves to play with other dogs and gets along with most of them. If she doesn't like something they are doing... like one of the male dogs in the building sniffing her she will whirl around, sit down, and smack him in the nose. It's hilarous!! To end my UPDATE I want to say again how thankful I am for NASAP and her foster mom for being there for her. And for giving my family the opportunity to be a part of her life. I do not know what I would do without her..even when she's stealing my steaks..the little rat. Your organization is awesome, HAVING foster homes for these pets instead of HAVING them sit in cages is such a great thing. Keep up your excellent work and thank you for bringing us our Missy. Nicole and Damien...and Missy

Jamie

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Well, it started out as an interesting year. Early in January, Jamie started to limp on his right front leg. After x-rays and consulting with a specialist in Calgary, it was decided that the most likely cause of the problem was osteosarcoma, or bone cancer. The only real treatment option was amputation. We decided to go for it, since bone cancer is a very painful ailment. Thank goodness for Vet Insurance! Fortunately, tests done on the leg after it was amputated came back osteomyelitis, or bone infection. That means no chemo! The first few days after Jamie's right front leg was amputated were quite unpleasant, but he adjusted quickly. Pekoe was a big help, too! Now, Jamie is just as agile as he was before. He has even figured out a few things that he can do now but he couldn't do before! The whole experience has given us a new appreciation for how adaptable and brilliant these cats are. We hope you can include Jamie's UPDATE on Happy Tails, so that people know that a three legged cat is just as happy (if not more so!) than a four legged cat! Also, anyone with any questions, or people going through something similar can feel free to send us an email at threeleggedjamie@shaw.ca. Thanks! James and Gillian, Jamie and Pekoe

Oakley

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Hi Everyone at Nasap Just wanted to give you a quick UPDATE on the two dogs we adopted FROM you. We adopted Oakley in June of 2002 at 8 months old. He is a partially deaf (about 80%) Border Collie/Newfoundland cross. Jenna was adopted in November of 2003 at 9 years old. She is a Shepard/Lab cross. Jenna is 13 years old now but still very active. She is starting to SHOW her age a little after a long walk or a run at the dog run park as she as some difficulty climbing the stairs back INTO the house or jumping in the car. However, she still plays with Oakley like she was a pup and she is the Mother Hen of all our family. Constantly breaking up fights between the kids or between the animals by barking and contributing her two cents worth. Oakley on the other hand is 5 years old and as goofy and silly as any animal I have ever met. He knows all his basic commands in hand signals but thinks that if he doesn't look at me than he doesn't have to follow them. He also will spend hours trying to groom the cats if they will allow him too. My oldest cat Zeus will put up with it for only a few minutes and then will swat Oakley across the nose (claws sheathed) when he has had enough. I cannot thank Nasap and all the volunteers enough for the wonderful work they do. These two friends have been such a wonderful blessing in my family life. Whenever someone is looking for a pet to adopt I always recommend they look at Nasap. Words really cannot cover how much Nasap and its volunteers mean to my family. THANK-YOU.

Jenna and Oakley

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Hi Everyone at Nasap Just wanted to give you a quick UPDATE on the two dogs we adopted FROM you. We adopted Oakley in June of 2002 at 8 months old. He is a partially deaf (about 80%) Border Collie/Newfoundland cross. Jenna was adopted in November of 2003 at 9 years old. She is a Shepard/Lab cross. Jenna is 13 years old now but still very active. She is starting to SHOW her age a little after a long walk or a run at the dog run park as she as some difficulty climbing the stairs back INTO the house or jumping in the car. However, she still plays with Oakley like she was a pup and she is the Mother Hen of all our family. Constantly breaking up fights between the kids or between the animals by barking and contributing her two cents worth. Oakley on the other hand is 5 years old and as goofy and silly as any animal I have ever met. He knows all his basic commands in hand signals but thinks that if he doesn't look at me than he doesn't have to follow them. He also will spend hours trying to groom the cats if they will allow him too. My oldest cat Zeus will put up with it for only a few minutes and then will swat Oakley across the nose (claws sheathed) when he has had enough. I cannot thank Nasap and all the volunteers enough for the wonderful work they do. These two friends have been such a wonderful blessing in my family life. Whenever someone is looking for a pet to adopt I always recommend they look at Nasap. Words really cannot cover how much Nasap and its volunteers mean to my family. THANK-YOU.

Charlie

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I wanted to write in and let everyone know how Charlie is doing. He was quite spooked when I first met him in February and he really liked to hide under blankets, behind couches and even under my bed when I adopted him. I thought my room would be comfortably his but he quickly made the back of my closet, on a pile of shoes, his home. It wasn't exactly how things would work out with Charlie as he seemed really apprehensive for the first few weeks. Eventually, after countless nights of backaches, sleeping halfway in my closet on the floor, Charlie began to cuddle with me. I think he missed our closet sleepovers as he eventually began to come out at night and sleep with me in bed, or bat a sock around my room for countless hours. Sometimes he even gave me kisses with his nose. We have made the basement his home now and he has plenty of adventures to explore. I can always hear his bell jingle as he moves about downstairs. He no longer runs FROM me when I enter the room and is running away less, when my big scary brother enters the room. Charlie has made a lot of progress and to anyone out there that is maybe doubting what their pet is capable of... give them a chance, go INTO their world and build some trust, I believe with time, they will come around. Michelle Lacher

Dottie

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Dottie has been adopted to a great family with 13mth old twins to play with on 5 acres! Dottie, who's name is now Maggie, gets to sleep on her "parents" bed and is loved so much already. She also gets to hang out with the cat when the twins are HAVING a nap or while her family is away on errands etc... This a great new home for Dottie who had such a rough start to her life.

Keeto

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I just wanted to give you an UPDATE on Keeto.Hes has become a big boy for sure. Big and beautiful I might add. Doing very well. He is quite the character too. Hannah and he have a great time FROM chasing each other around to curling up on the bed side by side. Defintely bonding. Thanks again for choosing me as Keeto's home. He's a great addition to my home & my clients love him. Some say they are going to steal him when I'm not looking. I could never part with him. He's everything and I could have asked for more. Thanks again. Glen.

Comet

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We wanted to write in to tell you how Comet (ID # 06-184-C) is doing. We love this cat! There is no sign of the respiratory infection that he had after being rescued by NASAP save the odd sneeze, and he is the picture of health. We even found out (through his tattoo) that he is younger than expected - just 5 years old - which likely explains that playful personality! He delights us with his antics on a daily basis, especially when he goes charging after a bouncy ball. He can dribble the ball and catch it in midair. We've never known such a talented cat. That, combined with his nerves of steel (he loves the vacuum in particular and is the opposite of skittish) and his love of snuggling with the kids when they go to bed, has made him the perfect cat for our family. We owe a huge thank you to Les for nursing Comet back to health so that we could adopt him. Thank you NASAP! We are attaching a photo that we hope you can use on the Happy Tails page. Regards, Christine Vogel & Family