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Thought I would give you an update on our little Miss Vikka - she had ACL surgery on her back right hind leg last Wednesday and is now recovering nicely.  She walked strangely on her right hind leg from the minute we got her (guess I should have taken advantage of the free Vet Visit).   Anyway, it was very on and off all summer, fall and most of the winter, until about 3 weeks ago, when she became very, very lame.  So, off to the vet for x-rays and they determined that she had an old ACL tear as well as a recent meniscus tear - they figured this tore due to the instability of the knee.  Anyway, $2,000.00 later, she is so far doing very well and the vets give her about an 80% chance of recovering to full mobility.  Unfortunately, because of the length of time her ACL was torn, she already has arthritic changes, so she'll have to be on Glucosomine for the rest of her life.  They also said that her conformation would predispose her to blow out the other knee!  Let's hope not!  The good news was that her hips were fine - the vet said if she had hip displaysia, there would be no point in doing the ACL surgery.  She was pretty out of it for a few days, but is now getting back to her bouncy old self!  We do love her dearly - she really is a lovely dog! I've enclosed a photo of me and Vikka and my newest adoptee (Duke) - taken at Xmas time

Izzy (formerly Solo)

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Hi There. Thought I would just give you an update on Izzy (AKA 
Solo). She is doing great. We brought her to Canmore and she 
loves it here. She was so good on the way down. She  layed 
down on the back seat the whole way. We stopped twice to let her 
out for a pee and some exercise. 
She seems to love Canmore -lots of outside activities - lots of 
exercise. We took her to the vet today here and got her micro-
chipped. So we got the vet to check her over. She seems in great 
health. The vet thinks she is at least 8 months old as some of 
her teeth are in that don't come in until she is about 8 months. 
She was really good at the vets.
She sleeps really well and is really good in the house. She 
doesn't seem that keen on her kong so we bought her a kong with 
a rope attached and she loves that. Suppose to be like dental 
floss. She is getting good at retrieving. We got her a tennis 
ball and she retrieves quite well. Of course in Canmore - there 
are lots of places to take her. We have a deck that is on the 
second floor so she sits outside and watches the world go buy - 
rabbits, dogs, people.....There are domestic rabbits here all 
over the place - someone a long time ago let their rabbits out 
and they mutliplied, as rabbits do, and survive here. They are 
only in this part of town. She loves sitting on the deck 
watching them.
We are so pleased with her. And she seems to be bonding with us. 
She is truly a lovely dog. We are going back  to Edmonton 
on Monday - she will be back to doggie daycare on Tuesday. She 
was so tired after her last day there, that she came home and 
slept until we took her for her last walk at night. 
I hope you feel you have made the right decision about where to 
place her. I know that probably is never an easy decision. 
Thanks again for all your help. I think what you do for NASAP is 
great and a lot of work!!
Terry and Pete

Hammer (formerly Hudson)

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Sorry it has been awhile since I last updated you about Hammer. 
Well what can I say, he is growing like a weed. We had him 
neutered about a month ago, and everything went fine. The vet 
and the technicians just fell in love with him. They thought he 
was just the cutest thing ever (we hear that wherever we go! hehehe).  We had him weighed last week, and he was 41lbs!!!!  He is getting so big!!!
We are on our 4th week of obedience class, and he is proving to 
be a challenge.  He does really good at home with all the 
skills, but once we get him around other dogs he just gets so 
excited and forgets what he is supposed to do:) None the less he 
is a pretty smart dog.  He is just so happy all the time!!! 
He loves to play and run around!!! 
Hammer loves going in the vehicles!!!! He and Jon have a 
weekend ritual of going to TimHortons. Hammer loves 
looking  out the window..he is pretty nosey!!! 
We are all looking forward to the spring and summer, so we can 
introduce him to swimming, and take him camping with us!!!

Lyndsay, Jonathan and Hammer

Jack and Nora

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Jack and Nora are both doing wonderful.  Nora has pretty much adopted Jack and takes care of him like he's her kitten.  He's just had another growth spurt and is much bigger than her now.  Our other cat, Pickles, that we adopted from NASAP before Nora doesn't get along with either Nora or Jack, so we just keep them separated.  We have a system that works well for us, and they don't seem to mind it either.  Jack doesn't seem to mind our dogs, and Nora is starting to get along with them, she rarely hisses anymore.  But the dogs have also learned that they should just keep their distance and do their own thing.
Nora is a very active cat.  She loves to jump around and play.  And like I said, she love being Jack's 'pseudo-mommy'.  She loves bathing him, and he loves it even more.  We were worried Jack wouldn't be able to care for himself if Nora wasn't around, but we have since discovered that he does actually know how to bathe himself...he just prefers Nora do it for him.  Nora doesn't care for our other cat Pickles, which is unfortunate, but it's kind of neat to see how she protects Jack.  She has such a sweet disposition and she purrs the moment we pick her up.
Jack is still very shy and he hides a lot.  But he's definitely come out of his shell.  He has recently discovered how much he likes sleeping on our bed at night.  In the mornings he is our little alarm clock, walking all over us, purring and rubbing his head on our faces, making sure we know it's time to get his breakfast ready.  He has the cutest little voice...and because of it he'll stay our little kitten forever.  He's the sweetest little boy and wouldn't hurt a fly. 
We are so thankful we got such wonderful cats.  And we appreciate all the work NASAP and their volunteers do so that these precious animals are safe and get placed in good homes.
Thank you so much,
Kiel and Trina,

Toots (now Archie)

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we couldn't be happier.  First of all we did change his name to Archie.  We were undecided but it stuck when our just turned 2 year old daughter could actually say it.  He is a very active and loving cat that has fit into our family very well.  I have had cats all my life and this one takes the cake.  I have never in my life witnessed a cat take to a very young child as much as Archie has.  They are playmates that are always together.  He is very gentle and has never left a mark on her.  He has never scratched or hissed in his life.  We love him very much.  Thank you for all that you do at NASAP.  I have attached a few photos of him now.  He is a beautiful boy whose blue eyes have turned green


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Gecko is doing well ... in fact he is on my lap as I type this ... he has the run of the house ... digs in my plants and generally is a cat.  He loves to play when I point the laser pointer on the floor ... and sits in the bedroom every morning while I dress and meows until he has had some playtime.   We are very happy we have him ... thankyou for letting us take him home!


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Hi Mary,
I received your letter today. I apologize for the wrong email address. I'm not sure what the problem is with that. I have not changed my email address recently. Anyway, Andy is doing absolutely fantastic. I really couldn't ask for a better best friend. He has come so far in the short time I have had him. He no longer spends his days hiding in the corner of my living room. Instead he has become quite the social butterfly. I live in a condo, and our floor is known as the " cat floor" . There are a total of  6 cats on my floor and on a regular basis they play out in the hallway with each other. Or in each others homes.  It's a safe environment and everyone on the floor ( cat owners and not ) watch out for them to make sure they don't wander into the elevator if it stops on our floor. It's such a cute scene.
Andy has become more comfortable with other people as well. Of course he's still has his skiddish moments, but that is to be expected. But for the most part he is more than happy to see visitors. It warms my heart to see how much progress he's made. He just needed some TLC and a stable home that he could call his own. It also doesn't hurt that I spoil him rotten with attention and 
He has also become quite the chatter box. I love the way he and I can carry on a conversation for hours on end. I am indeed the crazy cat lady :).  I am looking forward to a long and happy connection with Andy. I do want to thank your organization for giving me the chance to have Andy as part of my life. I will forever be grateful.


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I just wanted to give you an update on Socks.  We adopted Socks on August 11, 2008.  She has been a wonderful addition to our home.  We were a bit unsure of how Socks and our othr dog Nyla would get along together but they are truly best friends. Socks and Nyla bring out the best in eachother.  Socks spends most of her time at the dog park or lounging around the house.  She loves to cuddle and brings new meaning to the term "couch potato"   Socks is about 90lbs but she thinks shes a lap dog.  Socks has a heart of gold and we are truly lucky to have found her.  I have attached some pictures of Socks.
Thank you