Please send your happy tails of NASAP animals to tails@nasap.ca.

Bartholomew

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Bart has settled in with us amazingly. After a week it was like he'd always been here. He acts more like a dog than a cat.  He is always underfoot, on someone's knee or simply in the room where Lara is playing.  He is incredibly affectionate and is always asking for cuddles.  He is obsessed by food (well who can blame him - he's on a diet!) and can be very vocal when it gets near feeding time.  He plays with his toys and always sticks around even when being mauled by several kids at once.  He has fitted himself in with our family and has been the perfect choice for us.  We love him! Keep up the excellent work you and the other volunteers do. 

Bella

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To Laura my wonderful foster mom,
 
Thank you for taking such good care of me, I just wanted to let you know that I'm doing great in my new home, and my Mom and Dad both say my training is going really well and they are so proud of me.  I love going for my walks and getting to visit my other dog friends with my Mom, she takes me everywhere which is so much fun.
 
My Dad and I love to play and run around the house and backyard, I'm not sure who gets a better workout...lol  But I know I am certianly tired afterward.
 
I enclosed some pictures of me in my new home, one of me posing for my mom and the other of me doing one of my favorite things, people watching from our front window :)
 
I just wanted to give you an update on how well I'm doing and to say thank you for finding me such a wonderful family to love and take care of me.
 
All the best
Bella

Lola

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Lola is doing very well, we have taken her for shots and the vet says that she is healthy. Lola is getting spayed on April 13,2010 as we have booked her with Tudor Glen clinic.We have  taken her to obedience classes and have enrolled her for another session. Lola is very smart and catches on easy, always trying to please us. Rick is retired and is happy to have a compaion with him at  home.  Kathy, Rick & Anthony

 

 

Tegan (now Honey)

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Hi Mary,
I never realised NASAP did a follow up but yeah, it's good to hear from you! Tegan - or Honey, as was her name change (!) is doing very well and is, as expected; a very "naughty", inquisitive puppy. She has a good temperament, seems good around children (plays with next door neighbour's children, chasing them, being chased and chases sticks/balls but isn't so good at giving them back!)
 
I sometimes wonder if she could be a touch dominant in nature or maybe she's just pushing the boundaries and trying to establish her place in "the pack". The housetraining was and is difficult at times but there is no longer any mess in the mornings and on occasions, when I get back from work but this is acceptable for now because she is inside most of the day, so she's getting a lot better. She likes going for walks and only pulls for the 1st couple of minutes but then settles into a good pace and trots alongside.
 
It's only been in the last month or so that she's discovered she can bark and it sounds pretty mean for a young dog! she's already learned that the doorbell or a knock means a stranger at the house and she lets them know she's around!
 
She was spayed (and microchipped) on the 26th Feb and my apologies for being slack in sending you the certificate. I will fax it over tomorrow.
 
Please see the attached files for a few of the many pictures taken since she was adopted. she has changed so much!! She destroyed her little bed and has also long since outgrown it anyway but she's happy with her big cushion. So anyway, all in all I think she will be a good, friendly dog and is making a lovely companion.
Kind regards,
Clive

Reba

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It's me, Reba.  I went for my rehab consult today.  Boy, were they thorough.  I saw Sandy who is a veterinary doctor who specializes in rehab for animals and some very nice technicians called Carrie and Rhonda who are going to work on me.  Sandy said that my left leg muscles have already started to atrophy so she has put a plan together to get me back on my four legs again.  They are going to focus on pain control first of all so lots of ice after they have worked on me and continue on the Metacam.  I go tomorrow night for my first treatment and then again on Friday evening.  If I need pain medication in order to do the treatment then they will contact my own vet and get a prescription.  Eventually I will be having some cold laser therapy, electrical stimulation of my muscles and I get to try out the underwater treadmill.   The big focus is building up my muscles again and controlling any pain I have.  Wow! Sounds exciting doesn't it.  I was on my best behavior at the rehab place today and everyone loved me. I was very cooperative.  They said it might take 3 to 4 months of rehab with a lot of that being done at home under the rehab vets's direction. Oh, well, I guess I will have to put up with the attention. My new family love me.  I get taken out for 3 short walks a day.  Only 5 minutes at a time.  The vet today said to continue with that and not increase the time until she tells us.  The food is good - I get breakfast and supper.  I have to take some pretty big pills called antibiotics but they should stop soon.  I behave in the house and I own the sitting room.  My mum whistles when she comes in the back door and I know she is home so I run to the door and we go out for a quick 5 minute walk.  I know her whistle anywhere now.  My dad always gives me a pet when he passes me.  I went in to visit him, Denise and Graham at their work today and everyone loved me.  They gave me a bowl of water because I was panting. I drank two bowls.  Well, I had better go now.  I will keep in touch and tell you how the rehab is going.  I am doing well in my new home so don't worry about me.  I miss you both but life is good just now despite all the ups and downs.  I think my mum and dad are going to take out my staples tonight.  I am not looking forward to that but I know it has to be done.

Rio (now Scooter)

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Hi NASAP!

I am finally getting down to really telling our story with Scooter. He is the joy of our days and we can't imagine life without him now. He is a lovely companion on the trails by our home and loves the off leash areas where he meets old and new dog friends everyday. He is not shy with other dogs at all, but quite shy with people. We are meeting neighbors and new friends who are also out with their dogs. Not ever having had kids it is a nice treat for us to chat with people out and about. Scooter will let me re-leash him at the end of our off leash walk (most days). For those days that he is full of fun and teasing when it's time to go home, we tempt him with his favorite treat, yam wrapped with duck. He will do ANYTHING to get that treat. Now I feel very confident about getting him back on leash and we have great adventures on the paths and in the parks.
He is funny like any normal puppy and sleepy too. He still likes carrots and beans and will sit and stay very well. His leash walking is very good for a puppy in his first spring and I know it will only get better with time. Thanks to Angela and all the volunteers who have helped so many dogs. We are truly blessed to have Scooter in our home.

Nalla

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Hey NASAP!!!!!

 

 I am wanted to send you a quick update on Nalla (used to be Tabitha).  She is doing so well, she graduated from puppy classes last week (I have attached a picture) and we are going to be joining a agility group to work on that!!! I am sure she will do great in it, as she is awesome in everything else!!  She had her spay done a couple of weeks ago and that was a nightmare…she ended up ripping open all of her stitches the day after her spay and I had to rush her back in, they had to sedate her again and re-sew her up!!!  It was pretty scary and pretty pricy but she is worth every penny.  She also got micro chipped so now she is always going to be safe and sound, even if she gets lost.  She goes to the dog park every weekend and loves it there, I never had to worry about her being off leash because she just stays at my side the whole walk.  She loves sniffing all the people and playing with the dogs!!!

 

I want to thank you guys again for letting me have this wonderful baby…she is the bright spot in my life and I love her very much.

 

Monty

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Everything is great with Monty - my only annoyance, sometimes, is that he is too much of a momma's boy at home - can't go anywhere without him on my heels.  However, that said, I'm sure it is an advantage at the off-leash park we go to every day.  I am able to have him off leash right from the parking lot and we stroll (correct that - I stroll) for at least an hour if it's daytime, usually 1 1/2to 2 hours if in the evening.  He has TONS of energy - my 2 friends, one of whom you met, get a real kick out of him - he doesn't walk ANYWHERE, runs ahead then back to us, and goes off on short explorations for a few minutes then ripping back to catch up with us.  He was lightly harassed by a non-aggressive but rough Catahoula (bigger than him) a few weeks ago and has really become nicely cautious approaching new dogs out on the path or in the park.  He absolutely adores his squeaky alien-ball, as I call it.  It's my rescue toy to get him back when he starts to wander off a little too far or too long, and he plays well with all the other social dogs in the play field.  The odd time he'll get a little 'herdy' but less and less as the weeks go along and settles well when I pull him away for a walk before heading back to the group.  I wish I could have a dollar for every comment I get on his unusual coloring - I could go on a vacation!  We've come across a couple brindle boxers but that's it.
  Here at home, he's been excellent (being my shadow aside....)  He did start after one of the cats the other day when she ran up the stairs, but she quickly put him in his place!  She actually 'hunted' him down for a few minutes and we had to shoo her off when he had come to sit up on the couch with my daughter and I and she was still coming after him!  The other cat still isn't walking around freely but is getting better at coming out and down to the kitchen as long as he stays on the couch in the other room beside it - as soon as she hears his nails hit the floor, she's gone back into hiding. He hasn't picked up one item around the house that he shouldn't and will try to beg a treat when we are eating but goes away quietly and quickly when we say no.  He was stealing the cats' food but i put up an easy barricade and he respects it well.  He is protective of our yard - had his hair straight up and barking fiercely at the neighbour when he was putting his garbage out in the yard next to our fence line, but I'm sure he'll be fine once we get to properly introduce him.  Everyone coming to the house loves him, as do we.  Thank you so much for looking after him and for being interested enough to follow up and see how he's doing.  If you come our way, St, Albert, please email or call and we'd be happy to take a stroll with you!