Happy Tails 2017
Happy Tails from previous years select from the list below:
Morning Cathie and Kathy, I am blessed with yet another snow
day to bond with these amazing pups!! We are having so much fun!
The girls are settling in beautifully. They follow me everywhere
I go and their playful nature is now emerging. We play and snuggle
and run together. We even built a snowman and watched several
movies all together. Tiffany has been very good. The girls are
still a bit intimidated by her. But all is fine and I know they
will all be good friends. I can’t thank you enough for blessing me
with these lovely girls. I am so excited to spend more and more
time with them. Thank you for all of your advice too. I will
keep them healthy and loved! They have a vet appointment set for
the end of month and a grooming after that. I would love to stay
connected with you both and support your wonderful work with these
amazing dogs!! with gratitude,
Soooo happy with our sweet baby. THANK YOU. Our daughter is coming home
from NY. to meet her. She went to the vet for her check up yesterday
and all looked good. Her teeth had lots of tartar even though they were
just cleaned several months ago. But other than taking care of that we
LOVE her❤. Sherry has been great. Hoping to stay in touch with her and
get together when it gets warm. We love your organization and have told
many people about it. We hope to have many years with our new baby.
Hi Kerri, Bowen is doing great.
He’s doing great with his house training and loves the snow. We
just think he’s so funny, he’s such a character. We love him, picture
to follow. He has an appointment with the vet on Saturday just to be
checked. Just wanted to let you know.
Cashew & Macadamia
Deb w/Mia & Janet w/Cash
Hi Cathie. She played with Theo
yesterday and they enjoy walking together. She loves going on the leash
that's in our front yard with him too. She slept well in her crate all
night. Just cried for 15 minutes but we remained tough on her. So far
so good. She slept all night in her crate (cried for 15 minutes
then was done). Perked up a lot late afternoon and Theo "taught" her
his favorite fetch game and how he drops the ball down the stairs
for us. They love walking together. Is she house trained? She has
about 5 accidents in the house yesterday but i think it was excitement.
If not just give me a heads up so we know to train her. It seemed to
only happen when she was excited so probably what it is. Ill send a
video of them playing.
Theo and Yoko have been playing for about 20 minutes. They
were chasing each other earlier. They also went to my neighbors fenced
in yard and played with their 2 dogs. I think they will sleep good
11/3: OMG. They played for 1 1/2
hours last night. Chasing, wrestling, tug. I have NEVER seen Theo play
like that. They both looked so happy. Jealousy from Theo is no
longer an issue too. It is so much fun!
Hello, Cathie, I couldn't resist
this update.....after you left, Rufus settled into his bed with your
blanket. Before he jumped in, I took his diaper off, had the pee
pads down, and then he jumped into my lap. I pet him for a bit,
didn't hold tight in case he wanted to be free, and he stayed on my
lap. Then he settled into his bed. I went out for a little
over an hour to Ocean State, picked up he new doggie palace, see
photo attached, and well, there he is, calm, quiet, and I think a
bit pooped from the day. He was calm as I came and went from the
kitchen. He has not barked once....
I will update you again tomorrow and see how the night goes. I
bought a pooch purse, looks just like a tote with netting and a zip
closure on top. Can't wait to we are ready to use it.
Cathie, thank you so much for all the wonderful information, tips, and
especially your dedication and love to these needy innocent canine
souls. Till tomorrow......
10/27:Hi, Cathie! Well, lil Rufus is a dream!!! Not a peep, stayed
in his palace. He had BM on the pee pad overnight, but, I noticed
he peed on the bed you provided. He did it twice, so I had to
wash it. Yesterday after you left, we went out into the yard and he
peed twice, gave treats and right back inside. Today I was up around
6:30am, and took him outside, peed like a good boy, lots of praise and
treats. So, I am doing this every other hour. The second time
out, he had a major BM outside, lots of pees as he sniffed around the
yard. The little Pom upstairs is a male, and I think he goes in
the grass outside so that helps little Rufus. The third time out, he
went back to the same spots, and when he came back in, I put the diaper
on and let him run in the house. He had a blast! So happy!
Jumping into my lap and even gave kisses. He is at my feet most of the
time, so after about an hour of play and investigating, we went out
again, good boy, and back in for a rest, back to the kitchen. He does
not bark!! Even when the kids upstairs trudged in! He's so laid back,
but alert and super smart. I love him soooooo much! I
cannot believe my luck Cathie! So, what is the name of the spray
for his teeth? I am about to order his food online and the rose
geranium, since we seem to be getting good at being on the leash for
pees! Thanks for checking in and I will keep you posted on our
10/28:Hi, Cathie, We are progressing nicely,
moving in the right direction. He pooped twice outside yesterday
and no poop on the pad overnight last night and went as soon as we got
outside this morning. So, he seems to be holding it until we go out. At
least, it seems that way. But, he is still missing the pads with
his pee overnight. Seems to be marking in the same place (close to his
second bed, near the radiator) even after I used a Clorox clean up. So,
I need to address that somehow. One thing last night I noticed, though
he may have done it the first night and I was too sound asleep to hear.
A low moan, almost like he was going to 'mooooo" or even howl, but, he
did it a couple of times. He was out of his crate, sitting by the
barricade. He only did it a couple of times. Could be he heard
the Pom upstairs, barking, for 2 hours straight at 3 am. He kept
me awake. I don't know how they stand it, it must keep everyone
up there awake. So, after he comes in from his major outing, I put the
diaper on and let him roam around. Today, he was more tentative about
coming into the living room. Dashed into the bathroom and my bedroom,
jumped around for just 2 minutes and booked it back to the kitchen. I
called him and he stayed in the kitchen. I went into the kitchen, he
jumped up and I carried him into the living room and held him on my lap
where he rolled on his back and let me pet his tummy and he fell
asleep. But, then back to the kitchen and into his crate, rolling
around. It's still his safe haven and I will let him take
it slowly as he gets comfy with the space. I'll check in
Still making progress. I forgot to tell you one of my girlfriends
stopped by yesterday evening and he went right up to her, sniffed,
wagged his tail. Very curious. He does not bark. But, he's
alert, hears everything, yet calm, and collected.
We just came in from our evening walk around the yard. Good boy all
around. He's getting used to going out often. No poops in the house
since day one. Let him have run of the house with his diaper on, came
into the bathroom while I showered, but, is still not fully comfortable
coming into the living room unless I pick him up and put him on my lap.
He stayed on my lap on his back for a full hour while I pet his
tummy. He was on Cloud 10!
CHat tomorrow. Hope all is well with you!
10/29:f I'm not being too
premature, I think we can say this is a done deal. He seems so
happy. Soooo affectionate! He jumps in my lap, rubsI his face all
over, rolling around in my lap. Giving more kisses. Still does not
bark. Quiet last night. Eats so fast, he scares me. When I came home
from work this morning, he had used the pads, pees only, missed,
but always in the same spot. We were outside for a good 30 minutes,
pees only. I stayed out long waiting for the poo, but, I guess he
didn't have to do it. Came in, and fully expected him to poo
indoors but he didn't. Just went out again after his
dinner, and big poo outside. Good boy! Our routine is, right
after his major poo outside, his nappy goes on and I give him run of
the house. Slowly getting comfy. I'm not pushing him. Just
allowing him to quietly sniff around. Keeps returning to home base,
but, comes back into the dining room, living room to
investigate. Thanks, again, Cathie. I'm so very happy
with this little guy......
The boys are settling down
nicely. I brought out a bunch of puppy beds and we had a slumber party
in the living room. We all took a little siesta! After napping
together we pretty much all became best friends....
10/16:They did wonderful!!! I'm
amazed at how comfortable they are here! You'd think they'd been living
here a year. No anxiety, no barking; it's great! Donny has given me his
trust and now wants to be held continuously. Oliver is doing better
with Munchie and loves to be cuddled! Also, my parents are already in
love with the boys from their pictures (did I mention they're over the
top animal lovers?) and want to replace our fence as a housewarming
gift for them!
10/18: Cathie, We had another good night together. We
had a slumber party again and slept on the living room floor. At around
5 am Donny got out of bed and starting circling by the back door. I got
up, took him out and he pooped! It was so exciting!! And now the
neighbors think I’m crazy because I was dancing and singing with a dog
in my pajamas. Oliver has got pooping outside figured out now as of
this morning. However, he will come inside and immediately pee on the
pee pad. I don’t want to discourage that behavior because he is being
good using the pee pad. I’m just waiting till he pees outside and we’ll
do a big celebration.
They play so sweetly together and snuggle in their beds together
when they’re tired. It’s so joyful to watch. They are both extremely
loving lap dogs and give tons of kisses. Donny has completely come out
of his shell, and they both turn me to putty.
0/19: Good evening Cathie, So
today was the first time the boys were left alone. I went to work for
my 12 hour shift, but Brian came home in the afternoon. They did
great! I blocked off the back hallway/bathroom area of the main
floor with a baby gate and filled it with beds, toys, water, and pee
pads. They used their pee pads and had no accidents and Brian said they
seemed happy and stress free when he let them out. They slept well
through the night, this time in our bedroom on the floor with me. In
the morning they followed me to the bathroom and sat in a dog bed while
I got ready. After they get more practice with the puppy stairs, we’ll
be ready to try sleeping in the bed. I was so happy to come home from
work and be greeted with sloppy puppy kisses. I ordered the Artemis
food and extra pee pads on amazon prime. I’m hoping they get here
before the weekend!!
10/31:Hi Cathie! The boys are
doing great! They had their wellness exams and are fit as fiddles. They
made quite an impression at the vet’s office... everyone was quite
taken with their sweet faces, and we gave our permission to put their
pics on the office website. Munchie is obsessed with her new
brothers already, especially Oliver. She will let him lick her face,
which blows me away. And she is also sleeping in the bed with us, so
our bed is very happy and crowded! I’ve started on night shift already
and I think it’s been great for the boys to always have someone at
home. I’m surprised at how quickly they’ve settled into their
surroundings. My in laws visited this past weekend and they were
perfectly comfortable with house guests. We’re still working on potty
training and teaching the baby what he can and can’t chew, but we’re
very happy and we know we’ve made the right choice in adopting two
pups. Here’s a pic of them at their vet visit...
Thank you so much for the
beautiful addition to our family. We couldn't of asked for a more
perfect dog. Jewel is loving and so cuddly. She adores
being the center of our attention. In turn, we love giving her
all of this attention. This is the most gentleness dog I have
ever had. We just returned from our vet with an A+. The staff in
the office just fell in love with her. They are so happy for Tom
and myself that you blessed us with this beautiful dog.
When asked about our dog, all I
have to say that her name says it all. She is a true Jewel. Thank
you so much for making our family complete again.
Tom and Mary Jane
Hi, We adopted Theo little over a month ago from his foster
mom, Kerri, at Yorkies placement service. We had been reading about him
and following up on his progress through Pet Finders since the
beginning of the year when he was saved by Yorkies Inc. after he was
hit by a car. We fell in love with him instantly when we saw his
pictures and what he had endured. When he came to meet us with his
foster mom, Kerri, it was love at first sight and I knew from that day
that I wanted him to be part of our family. Although he is afraid of
meeting new people and noises he is starting to learn to overcome these
things and that we are always there for him and love him dearly. He
walks twice a day, enjoys playing and riding in the car. When he
is not doing these he enjoys snuggling up with us on the couch. Since
my husband is home all day with him he calls him his buddy! We are so
thankful that we had the opportunity to adopt him and that he will be
able to live a long happy life with us!
Nancy & David
Update:9/24/17:Hi Kerri, He is
doing much better with eating! I read the flyer that you gave me
on what add ins I can use. He usually cleans his
bowl. He is the highlight of our day! He loves to walk, play
and cuddle with both of us! He also loves to ride in the car! Just
trying to work on his paws
getting wiped when wet. He is usually patience with brushing him also.
I will bring him by the groomers and see when she wants to trim him.
said to hold off for awhile until he gets used to everything. She also
does dog training so we are going to have some lessons. Has he been to a
groomer and if so ,did he have any fear problems? PS Sent some new
photos but don't worry the one in the back yard is my neighbors fenced
in yard playing. I would never let him loose.
Hi Kerrianne, I wanted to give you an update and couple of photos for
Happy Tails! Haley, formerly Dancer, is just such a precious girl!
She sleeps in bed next to me and Levi every night. She loves exploring
the yard especially checking out the bunnies !! She's doing great with
the house training. The only accidents have been in front of the
door so she knows where she's supposed to be heading. She and Levi love
cuddling up on the couch together just like old friends. I'm taking her
for her suture removal in a few days and her incision looks great.
She's been pretty good at leaving it alone. We couldn't be
happier!!!Here are a couple of photos. One of Haley & Levi hanging
out on the sand area of the yard being dirty dogs!!
thanks so much for everything!!! Sara
Dancer front & Levi rear (also adopted from
Chris w/Jasper & Ashling
w/Tommy (also adopted from Yorkies Inc.) & Peyton (front)
Hi Kerri & Laura, We are so happy to have found "our little girl." Payton
mapped our home within 2 days. She loves her time outside in our yard
and family cuddle time on the couch. Her brothers: Tommy and Jasper
weren't so sure when we first brought her home, especially Tommy due to
having to share mommy's lap, but now Tommy falls asleep with her on
mommy's lap with one paw resting over her. The first few days Payton
wasn't so sure about her biggest brother, Jasper, as he is 80% blind
and mostly deaf, due to his senior citizen status, surprising her
unintentionally when walking by or near her. Payton and Jasper love
exploring our yard together. Now, if Jasper is nearby she checks her
location to him using her nose. Even if she doesn't need to go to the
bathroom, she begs to go outside and lay in the sun. She lets the boys
know when someone is at the door and her humans know when treats are
taking too long. She and Tommy compete to see who can give their humans
the most kisses before bedtime. She has brought so much happiness to
our home. Thank you Yorkies Inc. for saving and caring for our little
girl. Ashling & Chris
Ron w/Tia & Margo w/Mason
Well good morning. I was
just coming up to the computer to jot you a quick note letting you know
that all is well here. Believe they have settled in very nicely,
we have a routine now, and boy do they know what is coming next!
:) First thing we do in the morning (around 5 am) is go outside
to potty, both are doing exceptionally well in that area, next is
medications, and then breakfast. After they have eaten, then curl
up in my lap as I’m eating, and we snuggle for an hour or so, then I’m
off doing my thing, Ron is up and they are with him until he get’s
busy, then they have the run of the whole kitchen. We have gotten
additional gates so we can block off the big kitchen and they have free
reign to move freely about. I still keep their little pen up for
them incase they want to go inside for “quiet” time, and I put them in
there for night time as that is what they are use to and seem more
comfortable in the smaller space. They are eating well, drinking
well, playing and acting like they have been here for years!
Whenever Ron and/or I are sitting, they are in our laps.
Both are going to be groomed on
Monday. I took them both for a meet and great with Sam my
groomer, and she was very comfortable with Mason’s issues, in fact she
does a little Pomeranian who can’t stand at all, and she and another
groomer do her together, which is what she is going to do with
Mason. I feel very comfortable leaving them with her, as I have
known her and used her services for years. On the 23rd we visit
the new vet, anxious to see what she things and says.
I have noticed that when Tia pee
pees she only goes a small amount, is this normal for her, or should I
have the vet do another analysis, she is drinking well. Other than
this, we have no issues, they love Andrew, and seem to love being here,
and goodness knows, we love having them. Thank you for allowing
us to take them as I know it was a very difficult decision for you and
John to let them go. We will send some new pictures soon.
Have a wonderful weekend,
and hugs to you both.
Margo & Ron
Pam w/Theodore & Snickers
Hi Kerri, Theo continues to do well and we
are happy with his progress. Guess we all just needed some time to
settle down and also to do more grieving for Shyanne. Theo has fit in
so well to our household and likes to do all the things that we like.
He is a good dog and really is well behaved. You were so right that he
is a people dog and he especially loves other dogs as well. We were so
lucky to get such a great dog and we love him so much already. Thanks
again Yorkies Inc. for all you did for us all. Theo is a keeper for
sure!! Our best to everyone and the pups, Pam and Brian
Prince w/Joe & Lucy
Daisy Mae now Nora
We are so delighted to welcome
Nora to the family! She fit in immediately. After losing our beloved
Finn in 2016 (Maltese just shy of 10 years old) we all felt a huge
void. Our 9 year old Bichon-Maltese mix loves playing & our 11 year
old Yorkie Jackson loves napping. Nora loves doing both things with
both! We have never had a female so trying to get used to not always
saying, "ok boys!" Nora's sweet personality is so great! She's happy to
see everyone and is getting spoiled rotten! Needs work with potty
training, but with the nice weather approaching & crate training
she will catch on soon enough.
Yorkies Inc again (our 3rd adoption)
and her favorite buddy Wally
Jackson & Wally Snuggling
Hi I am Eddy and this is my
foster brother Rio, we just got adopted to a very nice mom and dad. We
have a nice yard to play in with lots of toys. We go for walks and car
rides, we also keep mom and dad warm in a nice big bed. Rio likes to
steal shoes and moms glasses and I kind of like to torment my brother
but mom and dad love us just the same. Daddy is teaching Us how
to sit for a snack, I think we're going to be very happy here. I hope
all the other rescue dogs gets a nice home too. And Rio and I would
like to thank Kerri, our foster mom for taking care of us until we
found our forever home. Hugs and kisses❤️
Thank you Yorkies Inc, for our
new Furry Baby Tyson. We love him so much. Tyson is a
love bug, and we can't help spoiling him.
Keith w/Rianna(Reddy) & Lisa
I don't know if you can see these
very clearly but our new baby has been on her bed next to the fireplace
for well over an hour. She fits right in. Has already been trying to
jump on the chairs and the couch to get up to be with Alma and she
started spinning around so I thought maybe that meant she wanted to eat
and she did. She ate every bit . She knows where the water bowl is. She
did do PeePee on the rug but that's OK we're working on that. She lays
next to Alma. So I think this is a wonderful match. Thank you so much.
I will be in touch. I am so happy I just wanted to send you this now.
3/23:We are calling her
Rianna and she already knows her name. I read about how to help a pet
recognize a new name. I love when she lifts her head high when she
wants to be pet there. I love her and I am thrilled that Alma loves her
too and Keith of course. Alma loving her so much was the topping on the
3/25: Is it Official??!! Am I officially Lisa & Keith's baby
and Alma's Little sissy now? Love, Rianna
Yes! Yeah! Woot hoot! Ruff Ruff!
I know it's official because I heard Rianna bark today and a little
growl while having fun playing with Alma and Keith, the first time that
we ever heard her make so much fun sounds - just a little bark or two
and some fun growly sounds. Thank you so much I will still periodically
send you pictures.
She was terrific on the flight.
She is starting to really feel at home. Been using the potty pad and
loves to sleep with her Blankey. She's just lurking around the house.
Sir peanut is still a little flipped out but they're starting to get
along quickly. Thank you so much for allowing us to adopt Willow.
Willow/w Rich & Jody w/ Sir (also adopted
from Yorkies Inc.)
Update 4/18:Dear Cathie, Here is a picture of Richard holding our
new daughter Willow, and me holding Sir Peanut. Willow I believe is the
4th Happy Tail in our love story with Yorkie's Inc. This note is sooo
long overdue. Willow is just one little lump of love. We are so very
happy to have her. My Vet, who adores Yorkies, said she is about the
most perfect one he's ever seen... no knee problems, no health
problems, as sweet as can be. What else could you ask for.
When Rich first brought Willow home, she was very scared. We didn't
know why. She resisted touch and I was concerned that someone or
another dog had mistreated her in the past. Initially, Sir Peanut was
none too happy to see her either, and for the first two nights, Sir
Peanut, another Yorkies Inc. alum, literally slept on top of me cuddled
up tight shaking and Willow attached herself to me or to Richard, going
back and forth during the night for comfort. She peed our bed, but it
happened only the once. Willow soon found her niche in our family and
became increasingly comfortable on the bed that she shares with us and
the space that she shares with Sir, who sleeps on bean bag pillows and
baby blankets. While Willow enjoys cuddling with Sir, she also enjoys
cuddling with me or with Rich. We are all very much a pack.
During the day, Sir Peanut enjoys going out onto our screened in lanai
(that's Florida talk for "fancy" porch) and sunning himself, then
running back in and getting a drink of water. Willow loves to run
around in the protected outdoors with Sir. Willow is not as much a sun
worshiper as Sir Peanut. Willow likes to find some shade on the outdoor
carpet and nap, or better, find a lap. Willow also enjoys riding in the
dog carriage with Sir around the neighborhood. She is naturally curious
from afar. Rich and I have always worn front packs and carried our
Yorkies in them. Willow loves being carried in a front pack. Rich and I
each have one. Downtown Delray Beach is a very dog-positive community.
We can dine outside with the dogs with each of us carrying one. We can
also shop this way too. There are many fancy dog shops. I would have
purchased this beautiful dog bed that was shaped like a black sports
car if I thought the Willow and Sir Peanut would have slept in it.
Instead, we bought a king-size temper-pedic bed for the family. Willow
and Sir also have a huge temper-pedic dog bed too. Willow is every bit
part of the family. Rich put it best, "She's my little girl."
Willow's favorite pastime is getting a full on belly rub. She
especially likes having her armpits and her tushie (behind) rubbed.
Willow is not a kisser, but she likes to put her nose to yours and
Willow has the most gorgeous eyes. When she looks at you, it's as
though she can read your mind, or look into your soul. We are all a
pack at this point. Willow unlearned her potty pad skills, but she is
quickly retraining and is currently going to basic training with
Richard so she can teach him how to behave! Thanks Cathie for
everything! Jody Abrams & Rich Rosenstein
Ruben w/Yoyo now "Diego" &
Julio w/Patrick also adopted from Yorkies Inc.
Diego has been
with us for two weeks now. His adjustment has been fast. I
think it helps Patrick is around to show him his new “accommodations”
and “patterns to follow”. The first day he went outside to
the patio, he could not understand it and he was afraid, by the second
day after he realized what Patrick was doing, he just followed his lead
and now he runs out after Patrick and they both do what needs to be
done. He has been trying to make Patrick play with him for two weeks
but no luck so far. He will engage for 1-2 minutes and then he
goes away to do his own stuff. He adjusted easily to food
schedule, at first he did not make sense of the “raw vegetable snacks”
but within two days he started enjoying his carrots, zucchini and
broccoli, he actually likes it.
I am not sure if he had spend a day without people in the house but the
first couple days we could see in the security camera he was running
around from the moment we left to the moment we came back. By the
end of his first week, he learned to take “naps” during the day.One
more time, thank you for letting us take Diego and I will keep you
posted in our future trips (he needs to start filling his little
passport to catch up with Patrick).
Quintana-Rizzo & Ruben Montano-Lopez