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

Gigi

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Hi. I just wanted to give you an UPDATE on Gigi (now Cass). We adopted her at the end of January. Then, she was worried about everything, and she was very thin. Not any more! She settled in really quickly with our other three Springer Spaniels and Lucy the cat, and now she loves being part of a busy Springer family. We live in the country and she loves long walks and checking out the trails with her brothers and sisters. When she gets tired, she snuggles up with us, or lies in her bed, cuddled up with Lucy and the rest of the gang. We just want to say thanks to Nasap for taking care of her until she found her forever home with us.

Bianca

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Bianca has gone to a fabulous new home where she now lives with three other dogs and a menagerie of other animals. She will be the companion of a family of agility and flyball crazy people. Bianca will be the special training dog for the 13 yr old girl in the family and will soon become a superior agility and flyball dog! Good luck in your new home Bianca.

Ernie

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Hello, Just thought I would send you some pictures of Ernie and his new bestfriend Lexie. Ernie is getting along really good, our two minpins are still warming up to him but they are coming around. Ernie always trys to play with them but they run away haha. I'm very glad that I adopted him, he is very smart and learns fast. Ive already tought him how to sit and now im working at teaching him how to lay down. He's just about completely trained on doing his business outside he just hasnt figured out how to ask to be let out when he needs to go. I built him a nice big dog house on saturday that he can grow INTO and he already loves hanging out inside of it. Anyways, I will UPDATE you in a couple months time when Ernie has grown up a little more. Tom

Missy

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Hi to everyone at Nasap, just wanted to send off an UPDATE on Missy, who we adopted a year and a half ago FROM you. Since our last UPDATE she has changed quite a bit. She has learned so much, and is such a smart dog. Her favorite thing to do at the moment is run outside when I say the bus is coming to meet my brother and my dad coming home FROM work. She knows the bus brings them home and tries to climb on the bus. She is much better behaved as well, most of the time. Haha. She loves to play with other dogs and gets along with most of them. If she doesn't like something they are doing... like one of the male dogs in the building sniffing her she will whirl around, sit down, and smack him in the nose. It's hilarous!! To end my UPDATE I want to say again how thankful I am for NASAP and her foster mom for being there for her. And for giving my family the opportunity to be a part of her life. I do not know what I would do without her..even when she's stealing my steaks..the little rat. Your organization is awesome, HAVING foster homes for these pets instead of HAVING them sit in cages is such a great thing. Keep up your excellent work and thank you for bringing us our Missy. Nicole and Damien...and Missy

Jamie

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Well, it started out as an interesting year. Early in January, Jamie started to limp on his right front leg. After x-rays and consulting with a specialist in Calgary, it was decided that the most likely cause of the problem was osteosarcoma, or bone cancer. The only real treatment option was amputation. We decided to go for it, since bone cancer is a very painful ailment. Thank goodness for Vet Insurance! Fortunately, tests done on the leg after it was amputated came back osteomyelitis, or bone infection. That means no chemo! The first few days after Jamie's right front leg was amputated were quite unpleasant, but he adjusted quickly. Pekoe was a big help, too! Now, Jamie is just as agile as he was before. He has even figured out a few things that he can do now but he couldn't do before! The whole experience has given us a new appreciation for how adaptable and brilliant these cats are. We hope you can include Jamie's UPDATE on Happy Tails, so that people know that a three legged cat is just as happy (if not more so!) than a four legged cat! Also, anyone with any questions, or people going through something similar can feel free to send us an email at threeleggedjamie@shaw.ca. Thanks! James and Gillian, Jamie and Pekoe

Oakley

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Hi Everyone at Nasap Just wanted to give you a quick UPDATE on the two dogs we adopted FROM you. We adopted Oakley in June of 2002 at 8 months old. He is a partially deaf (about 80%) Border Collie/Newfoundland cross. Jenna was adopted in November of 2003 at 9 years old. She is a Shepard/Lab cross. Jenna is 13 years old now but still very active. She is starting to SHOW her age a little after a long walk or a run at the dog run park as she as some difficulty climbing the stairs back INTO the house or jumping in the car. However, she still plays with Oakley like she was a pup and she is the Mother Hen of all our family. Constantly breaking up fights between the kids or between the animals by barking and contributing her two cents worth. Oakley on the other hand is 5 years old and as goofy and silly as any animal I have ever met. He knows all his basic commands in hand signals but thinks that if he doesn't look at me than he doesn't have to follow them. He also will spend hours trying to groom the cats if they will allow him too. My oldest cat Zeus will put up with it for only a few minutes and then will swat Oakley across the nose (claws sheathed) when he has had enough. I cannot thank Nasap and all the volunteers enough for the wonderful work they do. These two friends have been such a wonderful blessing in my family life. Whenever someone is looking for a pet to adopt I always recommend they look at Nasap. Words really cannot cover how much Nasap and its volunteers mean to my family. THANK-YOU.

Jenna and Oakley

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Hi Everyone at Nasap Just wanted to give you a quick UPDATE on the two dogs we adopted FROM you. We adopted Oakley in June of 2002 at 8 months old. He is a partially deaf (about 80%) Border Collie/Newfoundland cross. Jenna was adopted in November of 2003 at 9 years old. She is a Shepard/Lab cross. Jenna is 13 years old now but still very active. She is starting to SHOW her age a little after a long walk or a run at the dog run park as she as some difficulty climbing the stairs back INTO the house or jumping in the car. However, she still plays with Oakley like she was a pup and she is the Mother Hen of all our family. Constantly breaking up fights between the kids or between the animals by barking and contributing her two cents worth. Oakley on the other hand is 5 years old and as goofy and silly as any animal I have ever met. He knows all his basic commands in hand signals but thinks that if he doesn't look at me than he doesn't have to follow them. He also will spend hours trying to groom the cats if they will allow him too. My oldest cat Zeus will put up with it for only a few minutes and then will swat Oakley across the nose (claws sheathed) when he has had enough. I cannot thank Nasap and all the volunteers enough for the wonderful work they do. These two friends have been such a wonderful blessing in my family life. Whenever someone is looking for a pet to adopt I always recommend they look at Nasap. Words really cannot cover how much Nasap and its volunteers mean to my family. THANK-YOU.

Charlie

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I wanted to write in and let everyone know how Charlie is doing. He was quite spooked when I first met him in February and he really liked to hide under blankets, behind couches and even under my bed when I adopted him. I thought my room would be comfortably his but he quickly made the back of my closet, on a pile of shoes, his home. It wasn't exactly how things would work out with Charlie as he seemed really apprehensive for the first few weeks. Eventually, after countless nights of backaches, sleeping halfway in my closet on the floor, Charlie began to cuddle with me. I think he missed our closet sleepovers as he eventually began to come out at night and sleep with me in bed, or bat a sock around my room for countless hours. Sometimes he even gave me kisses with his nose. We have made the basement his home now and he has plenty of adventures to explore. I can always hear his bell jingle as he moves about downstairs. He no longer runs FROM me when I enter the room and is running away less, when my big scary brother enters the room. Charlie has made a lot of progress and to anyone out there that is maybe doubting what their pet is capable of... give them a chance, go INTO their world and build some trust, I believe with time, they will come around. Michelle Lacher