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Licorice

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Licorice is doing great!   He has filled out quite well, and he is still as happy as ever.  We live is a very small community, so he is able to go outside for a bit everyday.  We were also able to bring my best friend's dog home as well, and they are very cute together.   I've attached a picture so you can see for yourself!
Alaina

Bear

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Hi Laura.  I thought I would drop you a line to let you know how Bear is doing.........which is just great!
He is a perfect addition to our family and has settled in really well.  He was at the vet on Saturday and was given a clean bill of health.  I had them test his eyes as a preventative measure for potential Pannus issues and everything is fine.  We are now getting oriented to the whole notion of doggy dental hygiene and getting used to this whole toothbrush thing!
Bear enjoys his daily walks, bike rides or off leash field trips.  We have never actually had to test his recall offleash as he never strays far from me at all.  In fact, if he gets out of sight, he will stop and sit and wait for me to catch up to him........with that "hurry up" look in his eyes!
I guess the only issue we have had is who is entitled to take up more space in our daughter's wading pool, her or Bear!
We love him to bits and are so glad to have him.  He and Chester are doing well, they don't play together at all but are well aware of each other and always seem to keep themselves relatively close.
Thanks again for all of the time through the adoption process. 
Hope all is well on your end!!
Angela

Galen (now Buddy)

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Hi Mary,Galen, who is now “Buddy”, is doing great.  He has turned out to be a real buddy for our other dog, Mira (female) – thus the name change.  As mentioned to you, Mira was very depressed after we had to say goodbye to Lucky (also adopted from NASAP) so we decided to try find her another friend.  Buddy was very rambunctious as first but has settled down considerably and likes to always keep us in sight.  I always find that it takes 3 to 6 months for each of us to settle into each other habits, wants and dislikes.  Jeannette mentioned that there is a dog trainer with NASAP available for advice or assistance.  If so, we would like to take advantage of this for assistance in some of our obedience training. Buddy has so much energy and is so funny at times.  He finds the heat more that Mira so we filled the wading pool for them to cool off in.  Mira walks through it or sits for a moment but Buddy actually lays on his back or rolls around in the water.  He really likes laying on his back even on the floor, with a slight twist in his body (his head one way and hips the other).  It doesn’t look very comfortable.  Even when we take him in the truck (SUV), he sometimes likes on his back travelling. We have added over 500 ft of chain link fence to our existing 20 x 30 dog run to give them a lot more room to run and to provide access to the treed area.  As you can see by the pictures, they get along great.  We took them with us last weekend to a family reunion on a farm in Sask and they both travelled well and got along very well with other dogs and people.  We also found out how much he loves the water. Some time ago I mentioned to you that I was planning on doing a little write-up about Lucky for NASAP; however, I have found that very hard to do as we miss him dearly.  But will keep trying.   Thanks, Mary, for following up with us.  We really appreciate your interest in how the adoptions work out.  We have had very good luck with NASAP.   Beryl

Abby (now Trixie)

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Hi Mary
Thanks for asking about Trixie :)
She's a joy and I can't thank NASAP enough for bringing us together. Trixie is no longer afraid of normal household activities (like a television, a dishwasher, a telephone ringing) and she now knows the command for "sit" is just "sit" not "Abbysit." :) She was an absolute angel during the July 18/09 storm, by the way, which was a great comfort and guidance for the rest of the animals here. Trixie 'adopted' my tuxedo cat right away; it took him three days to get used to that idea! Trixie is still "all lab" including the broken floor lamp and splashing her water in a 0.75 kim radius everytime she takes a drink. Right now she's sleeping in front of the floor fan and I couldn't ask for a better friend, rain or shine.
Hoping all is well with you, your fur family and everyone at NASAP,

Trish

Chiquilla

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Hi Mary
I just received your letter regarding Chiquilla (or as we call her ChiChi).  She is just awesome.  She gets along great with my other dogs and is very curious when I have doggies come over for hair cuts.  ( I am a dog groomer)  She is my little shadow and although it is very heartwarming to see her look up to me only, I am working on her to trust Dave my husband.  She is quite shy with him when he holds her and is always looking to me while he is holding her.  Yet Dave can feed her, and give her treats, but she just doesn't really trust him holding her.  But we are working on that.  She is a great little helper when I go outside to do yardword,  I tether her to my belt loop and she follows me where ever I go.  And she is always watching me to give her commands, etc.  She is just awesome.  I don't know what I would do without her.  Chichi's best friend is Molly, my other rescued 3 pound chi.  They chase each other around the house, and in the yard and they sleep together in t
heir kennel.  They are best buds.  I don't know of anything else I can tell you.  Please tell the exowner that she is very well loved and cared for and I will give Chichi a kiss for her.
If you have any other questions please call or email me.  I have attached some pics for you.
Thanks so much.  Leann Lingel Saskatoon

Banjo

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Dear NASAP,
Thank you so much for providing me with an awesome foster home with Kelly and her family until I found my forever home with Josh, Arthur, and Angie.
Arthur/Dad brought me home and since he was the only human in sight we bonded right away, and then to my surprise Josh came home--I wanted nothing to do with her; after all my day had already been pretty exciting. When my new dad left to run errands I got to spend some with my new mom, I decided she was okay too and what the heck--the more people to dote on me and scratch my little belly, the better. 
Now I have got to tell you about all the cool stuff I've done.  I spent the May long weekend camping!  It was so much fun--there were lots of dogs and kids and humans everywhere.  Mom and Dad are really cool about making me feel comfortable in new situations and  I'm not half as hesitant about new things as I once was. 
They also take me to this awesome place called the offleash park!  Holy smokes, it is the BEST!  I love to follow Angie, she's my big sis, everywhere and she's really outgoing and loves to meet new friends, so I meet a ton of new playmates! I have this one friend who is a lab/Pyranese cross--he's humongous.  I'm fearless when it comes to doing everything the big dogs do.
I have got the greatest set up at home ever.  There's beds for us dogs in the family room and the bedroom--not that I ever really use them cause our family is big on cuddling. 
It's so much fun to crawl under the blankets by my mom and wiggle my way all the way down to her feet, when it gets too warm I pop out at the end of the bed and run back up to the top and wiggle down all over again.  I think mom likes this cause she says in a really sleepy voice, "Oh, Ben."  Angie and I love to wrestle.  We do that tons and tons--she's super cool because she sometimes lets me win, and sometimes I let her win.  The best time of day to do this is in the morning on the bed when mom and dad are waking up!
My mom and dad laugh at me because I love catching flies.  I listen for them against the picture window and I zoom over and I get 'em.  Then I spit it out on the floor and play with it until mom sucks it up in the vacuum or Angie eats it on me.
I think it must have been take your fur baby to work day in June because mom took me to her school.  I had a great time running around her classroom during exam week and there were other fur kids to play with too.  I think I must be quite handsome because all the ladies took turns passing me around and giving me pets.
That's all the news I have for right now!  Life's great.  I'm having lots of fun and learning lots.  Thanks again for giving me the chance to find my forever home. 
Sincerely,
Ben--oh yeah, they call me Ben. 

Kermit

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Hi Mary. Kermit is doing really well -- it didn't take him very long to settle right in and take over the house. I'm attaching a picture of him with his stuffed squirrel that he loves batting about. He also really enjoys playing "chase the string" with just about any type of string, shoelace or hanging cord that happens to be around. He is very talkative in the evenings and also at 5:00 a.m. when he thinks I should be getting up to give him his morning ration of soft catfood! He isn't a "lap cat" but does like to be near where I am, so will sit on the footstool or beside the chair when I'm watching television. When I'm in the bathroom, he'll lie right outside the door and wait for me to come out. He has loads of personality and is very good company. The only battle we have is that he thinks he would like to be an outside cat and I want him to be an inside cat. So far I've caught him every time he tries to make a break for it, and everyone who comes in the house knows to watch out for a large black streak! I'm very glad we adopted Kermit from NASAP.
Best wishes,
Keltie Tolmie

Trevor (now Joey)

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Just a quick note to reply to yours of 20 July concerning the welfare of one Joey!   I could not help but notice that you displayed no concern whatsoever for MY welfare!
Young Joey is an absolute little monster.   He is smart as a whip; a real charmer but completely conniving and sly; possessed of extraordinary energy and can spend all day chasing a "chucker-ball" and swimming; his name is now "Tub of Lard" as he eats like a pig; he seems to think that my prime purpose in life is to (a) throw toys around my house for him to chase with total disregard for my furniture and/or body, and (b) to throw himself onto my lap and expect me to rub his tummy for ever and several days; he has this awful habit of coming roaring at me in my armchair and just launching himself at full speed into my stomach  -  with one leg stuck out like a pile-driver; then, having intruded (frequently painfully) into MY space, he gets his knickers in a twist and growls fit to bust a gut if I try to get his toy to throw it for him!  We have had a couple of occasions when he has gotten completely out of hand and snapped at me   ...  which results in a ringing slap up longside his ear'ole (did I mention anything about sulking?). It is a nightly struggle to get him off my bed and into his own and he sulks until he falls asleep ... snoring like the pig that he is  -  I thought I was living in a train station!   I could go on.   He is absolutely shameless and utterly two-faced.    He sucks up to anyone he comes across and I suspect that's how he got to Leduc in the first place.   I have had to get him out of several cars to date.   He puts on a show of undying devotion if there is an audience, but treats me like chopped liver if I am being of no use to him!   His only good points are that he barks like a banshee if anyone comes near the door; has selective hearing but will eventually come to heel; has not messed the house to date although my neighbour keeps bitching about her well-fertilized flowers; and having lived for many joyful years with Gordie, my son and heir, a superb Boxer blessed with the ability to clear any room with an ear splitting and nose cauterizing fart apparently at will...Joey seems to have better manners in this (sole) respect.   Do I hear an "Amen!"?
I am sure I have missed a lot, but you can probably fill in the gaps for yourself.   I try to give him away several times a day,but so far have had no takers!
And to think that I believed Elizabeth when she sold me the bill of goods on the pooch ... what a sweet and adorable little darling he was   -   just wants to cuddle up on your lap etc etc yadda yadda!   Talk about "buyer beware"!   And Elizabeth you should be ashamed of yourself (just teasing!).
Oh, how is he getting along?   Just fine, thank you for asking......
John
PS   Would you like a lovely little doggie...?   Thought not.