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Rutherford (now Comet)

Rutherford (now Comet) Image

don’t get many pictures of him being still.  But I thought I’d send you an update to let you know that he is fitting perfectly into our family!  He is the sweetest dog and is a pleasure to have around.  Although he came with a pretty cool name that I really liked – we had a dog named Astro, and our 6 year old boy was adamant that he needed a space name to go with Astro… so his new name is Comet.  At first it seemed to plain, but he’s bringing the personality to the name.  He gets noticed everywhere we go for his rugged handsome good looks and his sweetie pie temperament.  He loves playing with his two 2leggers and is very patient with them as they crawl all over him and occasionally try to ride him.  He loves to play ball still, fetch and loves to play soccer with the family.  He’s a great goalie.  And tug of war is a new favorite of his.  And he has just learned to swim and loves it.  We think that he might actually be part fish.  He’ll swim around in the deep water for almost an hour without any desire to touch land.

I have decided he is the perfect creature for me too in my house– because he’s a real momma’s boy (and I’m the momma) and it would seem that his only goal in life is “make momma happy” “get lots of lovin from momma” and it works!  He is my little sucky baby snuggler, and loves to wrestle and play fight too. And his just so happy to see me, that he can hardly contain himself – oh wait, he doesn’t contain himself, he pees all over when he’s that excited.  But he’s only 6 months… He forgets I’m not a dog sometimes… but our other dog Astro is quick to remind him that she wants in on the game playing too.  He seems pretty happy here.  His days are filled with good food, his dog-best friend, his children best friends, momma & daddy too.  He’s getting to go swimming almost every day, lots of walks usually 2 a day  and running too.  It takes the running to get him so tired he drops on the floor as soon as he gets in the front door.

We are just so thankful to have him.  And want to thank you for helping us find the right dog for our family.  We adore him.

Rooh (formerly Alice)

Rooh (formerly Alice) Image

Rooh is a super kitty, she is sweet and like a little princess, if you cuddle too long she lets you know with a sweet meow! She's very gentle, loves Tigger to death, she creeps up behind him and jumps on his back then they roll and roll and play its quite a cute site to watch. I think tigger knows shes going to jump on him but he lets her anyways. when they eat they have seperate dishes and food, but tigger always waits for her to finish. hes a true gentleman. We love Rooh and have no idea how we lived without her!!!!!!!


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)

Missie (now Tashi) Image

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)

Sadie (formerly Whist) Image

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)

Mitsy (now Tanzi) Image

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.