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

Tess (now Chelsea)

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Hello Mary
I got your letter asking about Tess, the gorgeous dog we adopted from you last year.  We changed her name to Chelsea, and she is an absolute delight!  She is very playful and energetic, loves the snow, and loves her new yard.  When we got her, she had some skin issues which we are still dealing with, but the vet thinks by summer that will be over.  As a result, she does tolerate having a bath, and her coat is like velvet after!  She has brought us hours of fun and lots of laughs!  We could not have chosen a better companion to add to our lives.  We have friends with young children, and she is so good with the kids. 
I've enclosed a picture so you can see her.  Chelsea knows this is her home, where the 'dog treat' drawer is, and that her people love her.  She's a keeper!
Thanks for helping us to find her,
Lynne and Roger Webber

Roman

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Roman is doing very well. He gained weight and doesn't look like a skeleton anymore. Since I got him I have seen an increase in muscles and he has grown a shiny thick winter coat. He enjoys going to work with me being outside all day and going to a Agility class once a week. Yesterday we just had our "graduation" for the beginners class and I am planning on doing Level 2 with him.

When we are not at work or in Agility my boyfriend plays street hockey with him in the yard or he visits the bulls in the field trying to get them to run which never works because they just ignore him. 
Around Christmas time we finally introduced our cat and Roman to eachother and they get along very well and play when Roman is in the house.
Roman is still clinging but his seperation anxiety is not as bad as it once was. 



Shiro

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Hi, I adopted Shiro on August 11th, 2006, and therefore have had him for 2 and half years. Here is an update on how he's doing.

Shiro and I are living at my mom and dad's right now, where he has the company of two other kitties and a dog. He gets along with them except the female though he tries to be friends though she refuses. I have learned he's a lover not a fighter, as the male likes to beat him up and he cries for help instead of defends himself. Though he does get his swipes in when my dad's cat walks away, its quite cute to watch.
When I first brought him in to my apartment before we moved to my parents he was terrified of everything. He hid for two weeks and I was afraid cause he wasn't eating or drinking.. but then I conned him out by leaving a trail of food on the floor to the food dish. It took a long time for him to get over the skiddishness. He still holds on to some fears but we're slowly working at it. In the two and half years that he's been with me, and with the help of seeing how the other animals are being treated at my parents he has opened up quite a bit since.
He has attached himself to my dad when I'm not around, which was really surprising to me cause dad wouldn't have anything to do with him. Now that I have found a place to live on my own with him, my dad won't let me take him with me. Shiro had this huge fear of children cause they are often unpredictable, especially my nephews and niece, and he refused to have anything to do with them at first. Now he has taken to sitting on my one nephew who is terrified of cats. He has this thing where he will only tolerate one hand at a time, this past Christmas the kids were all over him, and he tolerated the many hands at one time. For him that is huge accomplishment. I am so happy and proud of him.
He still fears the bathroom, which I don't understand, but he's slowly getting brave, as at my parents house while I have his food and water in my room, the other pets of the house their water is in the bathroom with the dogs food. So he's decided that if the other animals are allowed in the bathroom, so is he. So he's started drinking in the bathroom, provided nobody turns on the light or goes in there. He's also terrified of loud noises, birds and anything smaller than him that moves. He's not a huge fan of mice, which is quite funny to watch.
He still has nightmares, and quite often I have to sooth him and wake him up, then he has to cuddle almost to reassure himself that he's safe. It's heartbreaking hearing him cry. He has a very mournful meow.
Our goal right now besides getting rid of the fear of the bathroom, is to teach him how to play. But after all this time his personality is finally starting to show through from the frightened cat I brought home those years ago.

Thank you for everything that you do! And I'm happy you allowed me to have Shiro. I can't imagine life without him in it.

Rose & Shiro


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Cola

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Cola is doing awesome,still fascinated by our 3 cats,she doesn't try to hurt them, as try to herd them.Cola is great with our 11 year old dog Misty. They chase each other around our back yard, which gives Misty the exercise she needs during the winter months as in the summer we are always at the farm or lake.  She loves water and was always playing with her water dish. Now we bought a new heavy duty self watering system she can't tip over. She will love the lake when the ice is gone.  I'm a shift worker so during the day she sleeps on our bed beside me. She loves the couch as well. She is an very affectionate dog. Last time I took her to the farm she was hilarious bounding through the deep snow and fetching the stick. She's awesome with the whole family except our oldest boy, she is sometimes  skiddish. All in all we are very happy with Cola as the newest member of our family and its so nice to see she has a new lease on life.
She love car rides, even happy to be in the covered box of my truck , with Misty. Of course on a foamy bed.
Thank you again
Very happy adopters Greg, Tracey and Family
Thanx for the work you do !!!

Molly

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Hello Mary - yes, we adopted Molly in November and having her with us 
has been a big adjustment but that is to be expected.  She is well 
settled into our home and into a routine.  We live close to the ravine 
which takes us to the off-leash area so we walk her there just about 
everyday.  She needs a lot of exercise and is content as long as she 
gets her 2 hours of walking every day.  We enrolled in obedience 
classes and she passed Intermediate level.  The classes were excellent 
and I can't say enough positive things about our teacher and the 
benefits of attending classes.  Molly really thrived on the mental 
stimulation of the classes and also the discipline.  We have been 
fortunate to be able to continue our relationship with her foster 
parents, Breann and Dave as we have met in the off leash area for 
"play dates" on three occasions and I believe that this is very 
beneficial for Molly.  All in all we're doing well and we love Molly 
as a member of our family now.....thanks, Colleen

Porkchop and Haddie

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We just wanted to send you an update on our two NASAP dogs Porkchop and Haddie.  We adopted Porkchop in July 2003 and Haddie (formerly Kiera) in September 2007.  We’re forever grateful to NASAP (and the foster homes of Lynn and Angela) for allowing us to have them.  They provide us with so much pleasure on a daily basis and we can’t imagine life without them.  Porkchop (almost 16 years old) is a basset/spaniel cross who lives for balls, bellyrubs and treats and Haddie is a 1 ½ year old golden retriever/black lab who loves cuddling, stealing Porkchop’s toys and, most importantly, playing with her friends at the Belgravia offlead park.  The two dogs are best friends and we’re sure that Haddie has given Choppie a new lease on life.  Porkchop was very sad when our previous NASAP dog, Lanai, died of cancer in August 2007 but Haddie rejuvenated him.  Porkchop visited his foster home this past fall where he was known affectionately as Mr. MacGoo.  They were surprised to see him doing so well.  Haddie has seen her foster mom and one of her litter sisters  on a couple of occasions and we hope to continue with these visits.  Thanks again to NASAP for enhancing the lives of the animals entrusted to you and our lives too.   Neil, Merrilyn, Porkchop and Haddie   

Bear

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Reveived your letter in regards to Bear.  He is doing great!  When we got
him he was underweight, afraid to eat (he had been bullied by another dog)
and scared to go down into our basement.

Now is shows no signs of fear when eating or going into the basement, even
when he is beside our other dog, he has put on a few needed pounds and is
happy & healthy.  He is so affectionate,  we are lucky to have found such a
gentle, loving "Bear".

Lynn

Tribble

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After the loss of our 17 year old Pommie a year ago we thought our hearts could
never be touched in the same way again. Tribble has proven us wrong.

Soon after she joined our family we drove south for the winter, and she has   become a real California girl, loving the sun and sand, and her two long walks a day. She is a little overprotective of us, and barks at anything coming our
way - people, dogs, cars, birds - but she's starting to learn that it's not always necessary.

Tribble was fairly subdued around the house at first. Now she has really blossomed. She takes inventory of her five little stuffed toys every morning and makes sure we get to tussle with each of them daily.

Soon we'll return to Edmonton, and probably some snow. It'll be interesting to see how we all adjust to that again. Meanwhile, we thank NASAP for Tribble. She has brought great joy into our lives and, more importantly, I think she feels the same.

Thanks again =
Wilma, Charlie and Tribble