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Rascal (now Jasper)

Rascal (now Jasper) Image

Jasper (was Rascal) is a sweet baby and growing up into a wonderful cat.  He is a big boy and has taken over ownership of the house.  The other two cats,Jade (formerly Echo) and Willow are sisters and are also a great joy (I adopted them a couple of years ago from NASAP as well).  Jade and Jasper have become best buddies and can often be seen hanging out together, wrestling or even sleeping together.  Willow is a more solitary cat, enjoying her own company, yet even she will come out and play with Jasper, who has added a  new dynamic to the  household, much more playful.
Jasper came through his surgery last Friday and has recovered quickly and is as playful as always and loves to cuddle on my lap or shoulder surf, tickling my ear.  He enjoys his large playground and adores playing with his various toys in the kitchen where, because of the laminate flooring, he can slide across the floor, or bat his toys around and race after them as they slide a long distance across the floor.  He is a jumper and will leap twice his length up in the air to catch the mouse on a string that I use to play with the three of them.  He completely throws himself into playing and leaping and has landed several times on the other two cats!  He is a boy and has no fear.  he is a complete and utter joy.
Thanks for helping out these wonderful lifelong companions who bring such delight to the lives of the people who adopt.

Missie (now Tashi)

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Missy (we've given her the honorary Tibetan name of Tashi, which means lucky which we feel both we are, in getting her, and she is, in being rescued by your Organisation) is getting along quite well.  She is still learning (and probably will be for quite a while) proper etiquette and boundaries with both people and other dogs, but she has come on leaps and bounds in the past month or so.  Our dog, Kaya, has taken on the mothering role and is extremely tolerant of her antics, but can really put her in her place when needed.  Mo is warming up to playing with her but is firm when she gets out of hand or has the gaul to take one of her favourite toys!  Seba, the oldest dog, tries mainly to stay out of the way but puts up with the silliness.

Missy recovered well from her spay.  She had a urinary tract infection so she has just gotten off antibiotics and is still on special food to help with the crystals in her urine, but she is great now.  Our vet just loved her!  Actually, she gets lots of compliments on how pretty she is ... those big eyes and that tongue always hanging out are irresistible.  She gets lots of comments on  how she looks like a cartoon dog.  We have her in a dog training course in Calgary (Street Safety Training) that is twice a week or 1 and a half hours each class.  It is conducted in different locations all over the city and outside so you can deal with real life situations.  It is a fantastic course, the best and most realistic one I have ever taken.  No treats are involved with the training and it works extremely well.  Missy is responding very well.  Our youngest daughter, Katie, is coming to class and working with Missy as well.  I feel it is important that she establishes herself as alpha as well.   Anyway, we are loving the new addition to our family and thank you very much for bringing her into our lives.

Kahlua (now Caidin)

Kahlua (now Caidin) Image

Hi ... remember me?  I was called Kahlua when you wonderful people saved me.  I just wanted to say hi and let you know that I am a very happy girl in my forever home.  My mom calls me "Caidin" now because she says I am so unique and I should have a unique name.  She loves me so much.  I was pretty busy when I moved in here, but I settled down a lot.  My big sister, Kismet, a beautiful Golden Retriever, taught me so much.  Kizmit went to live in Heaven last month and I miss her so very much.  My mom and I keep very busy when she isn't at work.   Mommy doesn't quite trust me offleash yet when there are distractions.  She says I have to learn the word "come".   I guess I'll find out what that is in time!!   I walk on the leash like a real lady and am learning real good manners.  I didn't know what manners were when I moved in here, but I am so happy now that I just want to learn everything.  I try to keep everyone happy and I think I am doing a good job of that.  My tail just never stops wagging!  Just wanted to say thank you for finding me a happy place to spend my life.  My mom and dad say thank you too.  Please just ask her to quit combing my hair so much 'cos I don't really like it!!    Thanks.

Sadie (formerly Whist)

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Whist is doing great.  Her new name is Sadie and she is the perfect puppy for us.  She and her sister Saffy are doing wonderful.  Sadie is a miracle puppy, never does anything naughty like most puppies.  We are very happy with both of them.  It's like they have always been part of our family.  They both love the farm life and are great additions to our place.  I sent some pics of Sadie and one with our older dog digger. They get along very well together.  Thanks for the great experience of adopting our puppies!!

Mitsy (now Tanzi)

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Tanzi and Navarro are now happily living together  and enjoy one another's company very much.    Tanzi is a delightful little dog and loves playing outside with Navarro.


Navarro Image

I had quite a problem to get Navarro to sit still so that I could take a photo of him.   He runs away as soon as I pick up the camera!   He is still quite a timid little dog but has learnt to play with the toys now.  He is not too crazy about the toys that squeak though!    He just loves looking out the window.

Fips (now Finnegan)

Fips (now Finnegan) Image

It's been a GREAT few months with our new friend Finnigan (formerly Fips) and I wanted to take a minute to write an update on his life.
Finnegan instantly became one of the family.  He is a GENIUS!   I couldn't have asked for a smarter, keener, more PERFECT dog.  From day one, the love from his foster home really proved to be positive.  He took an instant liking to the cats and a gentle respect for his big brother Munky, the shih tzu/poodle.  Never making a mistake in his housetraining (so lucky!!) and sleeping (almost) through the night on our bedroom floor.   You warned us that he may need some time to come out of his shell after his rocky start in life, but there was definitely no shell to come out of for this little guy!  He went from being curled on my lap to bounding around the house, fetching balls and waking us up at 7 every morning!  He mastered his basic obedience in his first week with us and is now enrolled in Sentry Dogs obedience classes to continue his education and become an even greater citizen.   Finn and I take the bus to work every morning and he has become quite the local celebrity!  The busdrivers know him by name and many nice ladies know his favourite treats!  We get recognised everywhere we go.  Finn STILL gets people asking "is he the puppy from the NASAP website?"!!   He definitely touched more than just our hearts with that picture!   Every Sunday at noon he joins his friends at the offleash park.  One day,we ran into his brother Austin at Terwillegar Park!  It was quite the happy reunion.   This summer is going to be a blast.  He is so quick and eager to learn.  As soon as he's physically ready, a hobby in agility is definitely in order.   He takes a bath and brush-blowdry really well.  His ears, after some hesitation, have decided to be "up" ears and  his little head is working hard to grow into them!   He has also doubled in weight from 12 lbs to 35 lbs.   I have such big plans and high hopes for this fuzzy clever puppy.   Thanks for seeing that ours was the home for him.  He certainly completes us and makes us better people.  We are so lucky!

Ruben (formerly Vince)

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Ruben (a.k.a. Vince) is a fabulous cat. He's doing very well and seems happy and content. He's so precious and I love him dearly ... we all do. He's a very active cat that likes to play and although he's the only cat, he has lots of human company and many human playmates. He keeps us all amused with his little antics and the mischief he gets into. When he isn't playing, I bought him a huge cat tree and placed it by my bedroom window. He can be found perched on the top shelf looking out at the world. He is an inside cat but is allowed outside in the garden ... as long as he is with me and wering a harness. I certainly have no regrets about adopting him. In fact, I feel like I've won the feline-lottery! Thank you so much NASAP!