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Max Image

We adopted Max in March of 2009. As requested here are some pictures of our twosome sleeping off their top speed tears around the house.

Today's was the funniest. Max had gotten inside a plastic red Zellers bag - very hard and very crackly! Somehow, he popped his head through the bottom and the bag was stuck around him like a skirt! The noise scared him. There was this black and red streak racing through the house, literally rattling the lamps on the tables being chased by a grey streak. When I finally caught up to them and took the bag off, both cats sat across from each other and
stared like they had been spooked by ghosts! It took them a good ten minutes to get back to normal again. So, Phys Ed classes are going swimmingly! No chance these two will be overweight with these kind of shenanigans going on!

Max is eating heartily, playing with Merlyn and our two dogs, Honey and Muffy. When we let the dogs out in the yard to pee, both cats follow along and "cat scan" supervise from the doorway until the dogs are done. Then everyone turns right around and trots back into the house for breakfast!

He is quite acclimatized to our little group here and I think we now have the perfect combination - two dogs, two cats, and four boys still at home so there's one for every lap when snuggle time comes along!

Thank you again for suggesting Max. He is loving, curious and loads of fun. And that purr! So loud from such a small fellow. It is pleasant to drift off to sleep listening to it rumble.

We sincerely hope Max's brother Loxley found his forever home that afternoon so he is not lonely and that mom Maggie will find a home where she is the sole queen of the castle, as she deserves to be.

The Burleys

Helen (now Elspeth)

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I lost my beloved seventeen-year-old cat Tilda just after Christmas and, while I knew I could never replace her, I was lost and miserable without any feline companionship. I found Elspeth (formerly Helen) on the NASAP website and knew as soon as I met her that she was the one. She has been with me for about two-and-a-half months now and, after some inital shyness, has settled in very well. She loves to play and often thinks I should stay home from work to play with her. She's also becoming increasingly affectionate as she gets more and more settled. She is a very sweet and funny cat and I'm very glad to have her in my life.

Thanks to NASAP for all the work you do.
Jeanne Wood

Jake (was Cassius)

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Its been a long time (August 2006) since we adopted Jake (then Cassius) a magnificent black lab. Just wanted to drop you a line and thank Genevieve and all the helpers for marrying us up with a greatdog and true companion. We didn't adopt Jake, he adopted us and we have never looked back. He has a fantastic, calm disposition and has been a great friend to us, our children and grandchildren both here and in Alberta (we moved to Ontario in 2007). He is a great traveler and is always ready for a walk, which we do three times a day, keeping us all young. He is an integral part of our family who has greatly enriched our lives. I have enclosed a current picture. Thank you again and keep up the good work. Kaye and Al


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Hi there I wanted to send you guys an update on Maggie. We adopted her in August of last year and we are so happy that she is a part of our family. She has turned out to be a wonderful dog with such a funny personality. She keeps us laughing all the time. We recently adopted a little brother for her named Spooner(the husky pup in the pictures)who came from SCARS. They fell madly in love from first site and have a blast playing together. I want to say thanks again to Tessa for taking such good care of Maggie before us and also to say thank you to the whole organization for doing the good deeds that you do. It means so much to all of the animals and animal lovers out there.
Thanks again,
Saharan, Jordan, Maggie, Spooner and the kitties ;)


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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,