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

Nell

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Nell is doing fantastic!  We love her, and anyone else that comes to our home.  She has adjusted very well, no issues with only having one eye.  One of her favorite activity is hunting flies is our garage, she cries and cries to go out there every night, and now that it’s cold out (and no flies), she still wants to “hunt” them.  Another favorite activity is fetching with her mouse (she’ll drop it right at your feet and wait for you to throw it again), we play every day.  She has been a great addition to our family.


Griffen (now Bogey)

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Bogey (Griffen) is doing just great. He loves life out on our acreage; plays with the two kittens we adopted; and follows my husband wherever he goes. He is a bit of a prankster - steals whatever he can - shoes, gloves, tools, you name it. But we love him to bits. He's so full of fun and energy. My daughter brings her 3 dogs to visit frequently and Bogey runs them ragged! He's so good-natured that he gets along with everyone. Bogey loves his toys and chasing balls, but he especially likes his blanket; he packs it wherever he goes. He's already on his second blanket as you can imagine they get pretty tattered being drug all over the place. Some times he runs with it; and it gets in his way; then he steps on it causing him to do a complete summersault. It cracks us up!

Jack and Nora

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Hi Ashley,

Jack and Nora are doing so well! They are best friends. Unfortunately Pickles doesn't care for either one, so we just keep them separate. As I am typing this Jack and Nora are flying up and down the hallway! I know Jack's foster mom wanted an update, so I thought I'd send you this and you could pass it on. Nora acts like his little mother and she loves cleaning him, although he doesn't care for it. He puts up with it for a little while and then gets annoyed and either swats her (gently) or just gets up and moves away from her (he's a boy and boys like to be dirty). Her reaction to this is either she just moves closer to him and continues or she pins him down and forces him to stay there while she finishes (sometimes biting him in the process - she's got to do what she's got to do). They sleep side by side in matching beds which we call their donuts. Jack has his moments where he is still pretty skittish, but nothing like when I first brought him home. He hid under my bed and got up inside the box spring. But now he's so good, he is vocal and has this squeaky little voice, guess he hasn't hit puberty yet. Sometimes he'll lay on my chest and fall asleep (although usually not voluntarily at first). He doesn't mind our dogs, he's never hissed or swatted at them (unlike Nora and Pickles), but they are very unsure of him. They are so used to the cats trying to attack them that they don't trust him completely. We put him with them often and although he stays put, they are usually the ones to get up and go, "I'm out of here". Jack likes to visit us at 5 o'clock in the morning and purr and rub up against us hoping to get petted. We took him to the vet for his check-up and the vet said his eye looks good. She was also quite surprised at his under-bite, she said it's quite rare for cats to have under-bites. I've also noticed that he doesn't just have an under-bite, but that his lower jaw is crooked. I think it just makes him all the more cuter!! She said that we should just keep an eye on it and make sure that he doesn't have any problems eating as he grows and his adult teeth come in. So far so good!

Thanks again to you Ashley, for all the work you do with NASAP. And a big thanks to Jack's foster mom! She did such a great job with him. He's the best kitten I've ever met (and I'm not just saying that because he's mine). He's truly the sweetest little guy.

I'm attaching some pictures, I hope they go through alright. I hope you can notice how he's a little bit of a walking hypocrite at no fault of his own, sporting a Harley-Davidson collar (from us) and a Prince tag (courtesy of his Auntie Sarah).

Trina

Ruby

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Hi all just a little update on Ruby who we adopted a couple of months ago….she is doing great. We just love Ruby she has settled in to our family nicely, she loves playing with our other dog and is extremely happy with our cat. Ruby is doing much better at play time she is learning patience , she loves our daily walks ( she lost 5lbs ) and loves the sound of the school bus coming with her brother Ryan.  It is an absolute joy to watch my 10yr son develop such a bond with her they are good buddies. Ms. Ruby can also be a grandpa ‘s girl must be the cookies.  Ruby is a great girl our family is so blessed thank you  Karen, Greg Bowler

Boo and Cleo

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Hi! Just a note to let you know how great Cleo and Boo are doing!

It didn't take long for them to rule the house. They are both good with our dog who is pretty old and blind. They don't take him too seriously when he barks and they just get out the way when he runs into them.

We had a busy summer of watching birds and chasing dragonflys. They just loved it! (But don't worry, the yard is fenced and they don't go out unsupervised!) Cleo would sometimes decide at 3 in the morning we should go out and play. She plays with those yarn balls until she drops! Boo loves to sit on the couch and snuggle and talk!

They are very loved! We can't thank you enough for taking care of them.

I have attached some pictures as well.

Thanks again,
Marnie and Sean

Buddy (formerly Circa)

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My family and I just wanted to say thanks again to Nasap.
We adopted Buddy formely Circa about 3 years ago and love him to pieces..He has such great characteristics and a personality to go with it..He is  very spoiled and very much loved..Soo thanks again..

Baxter

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 Just wanted to send a little note to let you know how Baxter is doing.  It’s been 6 years now since we got him from you and we can’t imagine life without him.  He was our first dog (the fourth pet though, he had 3 kitty sisters to get used to).  He is now one of 3 dogs and 2 cats (we lost one of our babies to cancer last year) but he is still the biggest baby of them all.  Baxter pretty much demands all the affection from everyone in the house.  He has even taken to playing a hypochondriac when you ask “are you ok?”.  He will cough and sneeze until you pet him!!!!  I have video of it and if I can figure out how to compress it, I will attach it as well!  Thanks very much for Baxter and for all the awesome work you do!  Thank you as well for our Chevi, our heeler/terrier X!  She was adopted from the Edmonton Humane Society in December of 2002 but after doing a little research we found out she had spent some time in one of your foster homes as a puppy.  We got her when she was 7 months old after many different homes.  The first thing she did was eat our leather couch!!!  Oh well, it needed to be fixed anyway!  Our last baby is from the Animal Rescue Foundation in Calgary but as you can see by the photos, they look like they are related (except for the photo with the black lab, he was a temporary visitor for a year while my brother built his house!). Reagan Blower & Mark Crichton

Lincoln

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Just a little update on Lincoln :)    He is doing really well!   He's getting bettter with seeing other dogs while on leash thankfully.  We now get him to sit/stay (on leash) and we wait for the other dog to pass.  This puts him in a more submissive position, and he's busy focussed on us, waiting to be given the next command, so he's not quite so "hyped" up.  He's still really excited, and he wants desparately to get off leash and go chase the other dog, but he's getting it under control slowly but surely.
As far as life around the house, he's pretty much totally at home and very happy!   He's great in the crate when we go out (rare). We give him peanut butter in his kong to keep him busy and it's the only time he gets that treat, so he's likes to go in the crate now :)  
His day has a very predictable routine and he really likes that.  He's happiest when he knows exactly what to do next - just like little kids!  Lincoln LOVES school time.  We have a schoolroom set up in our bonus room, and Lincoln is the first one in place for school!  :)  He especially loves read aloud time, he even has his own blanket just like the kids do for lying on while I read aloud from chapter books.  He loves to be where the action is!   He also really likes to hang out in the garage with Kelly.  We have a hook to tie his leash to if the garage door is open as we live on a rather busy road.  Not to mention, that he would take off if he saw another dog or a cat!  We don't him to get run over!!!!  He has his own mat to lay on and he has a ball out there with the kids and Kelly.  He LOVES to go out there and he gets really excited if you ask him if he wants to go out "in the garage".
Lincoln's routine is like this:
5:15am wake up
5:30-6:15 walk with me
6:15 breakfast
6:20 nylabone chew time on his bed next to me while I check emails etc. 
6:45 wake up kids (FAVORITE TIME -  he is PRO at blasting the teens out of bed and into the shower!!!!!)
Morning chore assistance (HAHAHAHA) more like follow Mom and Megan around getting underfoot :)
9am Schooltime!
10:30  playbreak outside with kids - ball toss, wubba throw, etc...
back to school
noon - lunchtime
playtime outside with kids and walk around block
chores/baking (he loves to "help" me in the kitchen, hahahaha)
truck ride for sports/activites circuit
5-6pm or so - supper
more playtime outside or garage time with Daddy
evening routine, little kids to tuck in (Lincoln is great at kissing them goodnight and he even gets his teeth brushed when the kids do - which he loves, by the way... he waits all excited by the toilet where we sit to brush his chompers!)
finally a snooze on the dog bed while we unwind and watch tv etc.
9:30pm bedtime
Lincoln insists on sleeping in our room now.  He was in with the girls, but because he is one smart dog, he KNOWS that Kelly and I "run the show", so he wants to sleep with the "boss dogs" at night.  Funny puppy.  Megan is ok with it, b/c she understands his need for his place in the "pack" aka - our family. 
He is fed 3 small meals/day and he gets lots of treats while training throughout the day.  We took your advice and we give him a little treat when he responds to coming right away or even looking up at us when we whistle or call him.  He's really reliable about resonding to that now even though we don't always give him a treat each time anymore. 
We haven't gone to the dog park a lot lately because we wanted to work on recall more with him first.  He is getting good at coming while distracted - we are purposely doing that - having him enaged in something interesting with someone, and then calling him.  We reward with a special treat (like steak trimmings or garlic sausage etc.) at those times so he is more programmed and inspired to come even if he's "busy".  Still a work in progress... but doing great.
  
He has had a couple accidents in the house, but INTERESTINGLY (ha, ha), only in select circumstances.  Once when I went away for the weekend, he pooped upstairs twice!  He was mad that I was gone, I think...  hahahaha.  The other time, was when Megan and I were out for a few hours and the teens were at home sick (rarely are they here without me home).  He peed on Megans' bed!  Again, he was mad that he didn't get to come with us, I think.  We did not leave him in his crate, b/c the boys were home to look after him.  What a little stinker!!!!!
Anyways, just thought we'd update...  he's great and we love him like mad!  He's so loving and unbelieveably sweet.  He adores being right where we are all the time, I can't imagine a dog of this personality being in a home where he was left alone in the day - he would be so sad and bored.  He thinks he's one of us!
Sherri