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Maggie and Clara

Maggie and Clara Image

Hello Jayne,
Maggie and Clara are doing fine, and have become very sweet little companions for me.  They are both great cuddlers (when they're in the mood) and are continually playing or sleeping together or grooming each other.  I have attached a couple recent photos. Thank you so much for the care you gave these two.  Best wishes for the new year!


Nikita Image

In November 2001, we adopted a kitten called Nikita who was being fostered by Wendy Howard. The NASAP ID # was 01-527-C. She was estimated to be 12 weeks at that time. She is still with us, which is a good thing!  In August of this year, we adopted two kittens from a feed store, whose mother and 2 of the litter mates had been killed in a severe wind storm when the kittens were between 3 and 4 weeks old. So neither kitten was properly weaned.
Nikki was their choice of a surrogate mother, which came as a great surprise to her initially since she prefers to not snuggle with our other cats. But the kittens were persistent and now when they come to her in their own little kitten need of motherly comfort, she begins to wash them and everyone ends up going to sleep. The kittens are about 5 months old now, maybe more, but they still seek Nikki. I have attached photos for you--the kittens when they first arrived, and then a couple months ago with Nikki, and then today.
Best wishes for the holiday season,
Maja and Dave Bartesko

Taz (now Tiff)

Taz (now Tiff) Image

Hi Les, just an update on Tiff. She had her free check up and shots yesterday and is doing well. She is still a wickedly fun kitten and we are all happy  that she has adjusted so well. I think she is good for Charlie-they wrestle a lot and he is somewhat protective of her (she was playing with a toy and he was watching her- when the toy got stuck he got up and 'unstuck' it then went back to watching her play with it.) And if she starts to climb the curtains he will pull her down.

She goes for another shot in a month and then her spaying by the end of Feb. Will keep you posted.

Happy safe holidays from all of us to all of your family.


Jeremiah (now Bobby)

Jeremiah (now Bobby) Image

Hi Les,
Couldn't resist sharing this photo with you ... we look over last night and there's sweet Freddy with his arm around his new Pal.  I knew you'd appreciate this one!

Karma (was Bridget)

Karma (was Bridget) Image

Hello N.A.S.A.P.

  I’m coming up to my third anniversary of being with my new forever people.  Life is awesome for me. Here’s what I’ve been up to over the past few years…

   In my first summer with Mom and Dad, they bought a houseboat.  I had no idea how much fun this was going to be for me.  I spend my days swimming, running around the islands, chasing squirrels, birds and once even a beaver!  Once, when Mom caught a fish and released it back into the water, I tried to go in after it.  I just didn’t understand why she was throwing a perfectly good fish away.  Now they watch me closely when they catch and release the fish. I go for swims when it is hot or when I feel the need to do a lap or two around the houseboat; checking to be sure all is well. Sometime when Dad leaves in the little boat, I try swimming after him, but their on to me now, so I have to sit by Mom and stay.  Naptimes on the back deck in the sunrays are a most awesome way to spend a summer day!  It really is a dogs’ life!!! I love the outdoors and the lake, so this is a great summer home for me.

   Mom and Dad keep busy with me when we’re not on the boat.  We go to Penticton twice a year to visit the nice lady (Dad’s Mom) that feeds me scraps from her plate.  Mom and Dad keep telling her ‘If you’re going to give her scraps then you have to at least make her do a trick for it.’  So, I’ve learnt a lot of new tricks!  When I came to my forever home, I knew how to sit, shake a paw and lay down.  Since then, I’ve added to ‘my tricks I can do’ list.  I can now dance, roll over, give five (right paw) then give ten (left paw), speak (with my inside voice), speak louder (my outside voice) and lay on my side, just to mention a few.  They have lots more to teach me.  Right now, Mom is working on me weaving in-between her legs.  I’m getting it as I’m a quick learner.  They say that I’m the smartest dog they have ever owned!

   We go for our daily walks.  Mom and Dad know lots of forests, trails and fields to go sniffing in.  I tried all summer to catch a chipmunk, but their fast and hide well!  Now, I’m determined that I’m going to catch a mouse this winter in the fields! 

   I love running too!  Dad clocked me at 26 km/h.  That’s my fastest speed so far.  Most days I try to beat it.  Some days I just run around and chase the birds or the odd deer if I’m lucky.  It’s fun either way, as long as I’m running!

   That’s my life now.  I love it here at my forever home and I’m still grateful everyday that my forever parents love me as much as they do!  None of us can imagine our lives without each other! 

   Thanks again Nasap, for all your help in getting me here!

Karma Sorensen



Breeze (now Raider)

Breeze (now Raider) Image

Little Raider all snuggled up with her new best friend, Molly, in her new home.   A far cry from where she was found, abandoned in the cold with her two siblings.    Lucky puppy.


Hazen Image

Hazen is doing really good, plays really well with my border collie, Megan and jumps on the back of my old Yorkshire Terrier, who doesnt mind at all. Shes called Tabatha now and is a right character up to all sorts of mischief if she can ! I am a dog sitter and dog walker and she has no fear of the dogs and gets on with them all when they're here, shes the one in charge. The picture is of my dad who came to visit us from Uk, she loved him.  She is getting spayed on Friday so i will send a copy as soon as. Thank you.


Sadie (was Marjorie)

Sadie (was Marjorie) Image

Sadie is great!  She has turned out to be the perfect cat, and roommate.  She was very nervous at first, but day by day she came around and slowly has developed to become the kitten she is today!  She loves looking into fish tanks and enjoys playing with anything string like.  Don't know what I would do withuot her to be honest - I'm always greeted with a happy meow and cuddle when I get home everyday.