Happy Tails from previous years select from the list below:
Kerri, Ariel was a joy in the car. When she met Violet they gave
each other a sniff and started playing it was very cute. Maddie is
also enjoying her. She seems to love to explore. Has not really
warm up to us yet but I know in time she will. The funny thing is
though she seems to like following George around the house and
when he left for work she started to cry. H e won't be gone long
just a couple of hours at the hospital can't wait to see her
reaction when he comes home. She did do her potty on the pad when
she came in the house but later had a little accident. But I know
this takes a little time. She is such a sweetie. Thank you and I
will keep you updated on this little love.
Ariel is such a love. She is starting to warm up
to me. She let me brush her today and really seemed to enjoy it. I
think she will do very well at the groomer's when the time comes.
She is getting along very well with Violet and Maddie. Love to
watch them play. Ariel also started playing with a toy today, she
went and took it out of the toy box, something Violet will not do.
Quite funny to watch Violet looking at her with a such wonderment.
Then they had a little tug of war with the toy. So funny! I had a
appointment today and when I came home Ariel was so excited to see
me wagging her little bottom along with Violet and Maddie. That
just made my day! She is using her wee wee pads very well but
still working on the poo. Soon George will be home and she will
get more cuddle time. Very happy to report no jealous pups here!
She has a Vet appointment next Tuesday for her stitches. Update
soon Thank You, Dawn
5/14/15 Hi Kerri, Ariel
is such a sweetheart and I love her playful personality. She is
very slowly coming out of her shell. She is very silly at times
when she goes exploring. Her and Violet seemed to know right
from the moment they met that they were littermates. They love
to play together and sometime give each other a little kiss.
Maddie the shih-Tzu sometimes joins in the fun. George and I are
holding her the way that you suggested and she really likes
that. I think it makes her feel more secure. She loves to be
held by both of us but loves to follow George around the house.
I think he is more interesting. We took her on a little walk and
she seem to enjoy that. At first she did not realize she was on
a leash but watching Violet and Maddie she started to get the
hang of it. She also loves her doggy stroller. This will come in
handy when I take them to the Farmer's Market. She is going on
the wee wee pads and yesterday was her first poo on them so we
celebrated with a new dog toy! Loves playing in the backyard.
What can I say but Thank You so much Kerri she was the perfect
match for us. George and I will cherish this baby and I will
send pictures soon. Still learning on how to download them.
George & Dawn
Mothers Day Cathie! Well we are doing very good with Kiki!! She
slept all nite in our room on her blanket! Also did her pp and poop
outside!! She is eating well too. She seems happy can tell when her
tail wags. I think she's found a home here. We love her !! Have a
great day!! When is the heartworm pill due?? Diane
5/15/2105:Hi Cathie Just wanted to let you know I am doing very well
in my new home. I have been doing all my business outside and my
Mommy and Daddy get very excited and treat me with a few Cheerios!I
will be going to my new Dr on May 17th.Did I tell you I have a new
soft bed that I love!! Mommy and Daddy took me for a walk to check
out the neighborhood too. I met 2 new friends yesterday !They were
cute little girls Emmi and Abbi and boy they really liked me too!!
Mommy said I am staying here for good I hope so!! Tell all my
friends I said hi but I am happy here! Here is a picture of me love
Hi Cathie, Just checking in to give you an update...No
problems with Dobbs, he and Sandy are getting along so well. i
took this photo this morning as I am trying to teach them the
stay command. i have not had a chance to make an appt with
CCVS but will try today. I ordered the ex pens add they should
be coming in thus week and i will return yours. Thanks
haven't written she is keeping me busy. She is learning to sit on
command, gobbles her food with the 1/4 tsp wet food added. I
stopped the yogurt for 2 days and she barely honks. I call it
wheezing but almost gone. Will check with my vet. I have a call
into the Vet to set up an appt. Had her playing today with my
husband running back and forth barking at him. She met my
landlady of the park Stacey who has two yorkies who threw a bunch
of toys on the floor and Cassie picked out one she liked. Going
to get her one tonight after supper that and a gate so I don't
have to worry about her. Almost never uses a pee pee pad. and
sleeps all night in the big bed. Set up two huge pillows so she
can jump down till I can find some steps. I can't believe all
the things she does. She is definitely coming out of her shell I
think maybe she was intimidated by the other dogs. Besides I have
all day to play with her. She has been meeting all my neighbors
and has made a big hit. They all think she is just Beautiful.
For some reason I don't understand every time I call her I would
call Cassie not Tiffany so think I like it better. Better get it
right soon or she won't know what her name is. She unzipped the
tent again yesterday and met me at the door. She barks every
time someone comes to the door which I like but stops when I ask
her too. You can definitely tell this dog has had a lot of love
and care. I couldn't have picked a better match. I have chorus
tonight for an hour so will wee how she does but so far so good,
Hi Kathy: Cassie is doing just wonderful. Loves being out in the
yard with me. She barks at my neighbor till he says hi, then
watches him work. We are going shopping this afternoon to try to
find a car seat. Most of them are made for the front seat which
I don't think is safe in an accident. She absolutely hates the
crate she feels cramped. Am looking for one that will work with
my back seat which is a bench seat. She sure does love her
green beans and sitting on the back of the couch looking out the
window. Couldn't have found a better match. Have to pick up a
bag of Halo and some pumpkin and some canned Blue that she
loves. Well I am going to have lunch before I go and get my
chicken roasting in the oven before I go. I'll keep in touch.
She has her first check up Wed. and hope to get her license this
Hi Kerri, I am in love. We had a few treats, went for a walk, took
a rest in bed, the cat joined us on the bed and are now in car
going to pet store. Already ordered cute girl clothes on line. She
has snuggled up to my husband and his patting put her to sleep.
She is absolutely a treasure. I'm so grateful to have her with me.
Please tell her former owners that she will be loved more than
they can possibly know. Thank you for everything. When her clothes
get here I'll send you pics.
4/8/15 Hi Kerri, Take her off the website girl. She's not going
anywhere. We're having problems with her using pee pads (she's
improving) and going outside but I can deal with it. She's an
absolute love. And we both adore her.
Hi Kerri, I don't know how far away you live but I think that
one thing she misses is dog companionship. There has been
someone at home every day except one this week so she's only
ever been in the house alone with the cat for one day. She is
snuggly with us and loves us but I think she would LOVE to hang
out with some dogs. I was thinking that in her first home she
lived with a dog, in your and Lauren's house she had dog
company, but she hasn't had any here. I was thinking of trying
to approach some of the neighbors who have two Maltese nearby to
try to see if they'll play with her but the weather has been so
bad she HATES going outside. I had one dog pee in the back yard
so far and it helped but since it rained and it's worn off so
she looks at me like "what the heck am I doing here outside?" I
think she (and I ) would love to see her little Yorkie friends
if you're game. But please, if it's a long drive for you, don't
come. I'll be around Saturday afternoon all afternoon and Sunday
morning. Don't know if that works with your schedule but I think
we'd accomplish two things - a little fun for her AND pee in my
back yard. Let me know. Some of the clothes have come but most
have not. I got the cutest little dark pink winter suit, you saw
the watermelon dress (so cute) and a few other little outfits
which I'll show you if you come. Let me know.
Thank you, Sheryl
Cathie, just got ur message. Ru is awesome. He does get underfoot
but that's ok. We had a houseful today and he was wonderful. It
seems the more commotion the better with him. HE ABSOLUTELY loves
people and we had a few dogs here of all sizes and he had a great
time. So far so good, he seems to be finding his place and is
fitting in wonderfully. I kept him in crate overnight in living
room and i slept on couch just in case he got nervous but all went
well. not even a peep out of him. still waiting to hear his voice
but nothing yet. Potty training ok- he will use pee pad but had few
accidents but that's ok everything still new to him plus lots of
guests due to holiday. HE was the hit of the day with all the
relatives and significant pets. He is sleeping now- all pooped out
from busy day. I will send pics but I need my daughters to do it
since I'm not to savvy on computers. But so far his personality is
winning everyone over- he is a luv. Will keep u posted but so far so
good. Sincerely ,
had another good nite he got restless at 2 a.m. cuz he had to go
pee but i finally got to hear his bark (that is if u want to call
it a bark) sounds like a squeaky toy- to cute. He is doing good
with pee pad but only for pee, he doesn't poop on it so we are
going to work on that. Took him on leash in driveway but he was
very nervous, hopefully with the good weather coming we can get
him used to leash. I am going to take him to pet store today to
pick up some treats that you have listed and a few more toys. We
are absolutely in love with him. Will send pics soon but i need my
daughter to teach me how and im not sure if my phone can do it.
Will keep you posted.
Cathie, Ru is fitting in and adjusting just fine. He thinks he
owns the house. He sure is a character with a huge personality.
We would like to adopt him and give him a forever home. He will
be meeting my vet this coming Monday as I have to take Belle in
anyways. I did go on Norberts websites (he is so precious) and
saw the pics of Ru and all the interest you had in him. I truly
feel blessed that we have been chosen to be his family and i
promise you that we will do everything possible to give Ru the
home that he deserves.
Cathie, Just wanted to touch base. Polly and Thor are getting
along great!! So funny! She has already been sitting with him in
his bed. He wants her to chase him, it is a riot. We are trying
to get it on film. I have a couple questions. What do you say
when you want her to go to the bathroom some place? Do good girls
etc? She has had a few accidents and I wanted to know what to say
when I put her on the pad so she will know where to go. Also the
food Thor eats is Nutro for toy breeds. No corn, gluten, wheat or
soy protein. Have you heard of it? It was vet recommended , but
wondering what you thought. It is supposed to be good for skin
and coat. I will send photos later of Thor and Polly together.
Just wanted you to know she is doing good so you could relax and
enjoy Friday night.
of a long night. Thor did not want her near him at night.
Jt slept with Polly and I slept with Thor. This morning he
is back to thinking she is cool. They are both napping together on
my lap now, as you can see in the photo. Think it is going fine.
Still working on new pee pad concept Calling her Polly
puddles. Lol. She is such a little ball of love. I will keep
3/22: Our little smarty pants has now figured out the pee pad! We
made a big deal about how good she was and gave her treats! We
used a couple pieces from the sample bags of food you gave us so
it would be something different! I napped with the two of them
1/2 the day. They chase each other around like crazy and then
jump up to snuggle with me. They are very funny.
3/23:Hi Cathie, Sitting on the couch with my tired dogs. They
have been running around the house all morning. Very cute. I
got Polly's food through Amazon. I have Amazon Prime so I have
2 day free shipping. Petsmart says they will start carrying it
in the store in July. Polly has decided one of Thor's toys is
now hers. Very cute. Thor does not mind and has even played
with her with it and let her put it in her bed. I was wondering
the name/brand of spray you said you put on her teeth. I would
like to get some.
3/24: I can not imagine her leaving! Yes, please mark her
adoption pending! we love her! She already has 3 nicknames.
I call her princess Polly, Jt calls her Pollywog and my
husband calls her Sweet Polly Purebred (showing his age). My
son that lives in New York spends hours training Thor. He has
taught him many tricks and can't wait to start training Polly!
What is the next step to complete the adoption?
Kerri, All is going well. After you left, they had an active couple
of hours. I finally gave Rummie over to the care of my son and took
Cubby into my room where he immediately made himself comfy on my
bed. While I read he took a nap. When we were all together again
Rummie still wanted to play (he's like the energizer bunny!) and
Cubby would play a bit and then run to me for protection (or
relief). When I was watching TV, Cubby came and laid on my lap while
I tossed a ball for Rummie to chase. Finally Rummie laid down and
napped for about a half hour. The both went out and they are very
mellow at the moment. Rummie is laying on the floor watching and
Cubby has taken possession of my hassock I'll take Cubby in my room
for tonight so he is not left alone in a strange house with a
strange dog who is trying to force him to play in the middle of the
night. Rummie usually starts out downstairs with my son but often in
the morning, I will find him upstairs in one of his beds.
So far, so good. I think I'm more exhausted then they are! Thanks
for bringing him. Your little guys are so cute - to small for me I'm
afraid I'd hurt one by accident - but cute as the dickens! I hope
your friend didn't mind the wait in the car. Hope you had some time
to visit and explore Portsmouth despite the rain or at least stop
along the way home for a nice lunch. Thank you again
Kerri, I had to work today so the pups were alone for 5 hours. I had
my son separate them before he left for work at 11. To save Cubs
from Rummie wanting to play all day and still getting to know each
other, we put Rummie in the hallway with some of his toys, and Cubs
in the kitchen/den with his bed and toys. I was a little
apprehensive but they did fine. In fact better than fine. We just
went outside. I was tossing snowballs for Rummie while the Cubs was
exploring. He wandered quite a distance away and when I called him,
he came running back along the maze at full tilt. I think he has
found some of his doggie spunk! Right now they are sparring in the
middle of the den having a high old time, for a little while, go get
a drink of water, and come back and spar again. I am so surprised!!
And Cubs is often getting the better of Rummie. I think this
exercise will work off some of the weight he has to lose I put down
some plain kibble last night as his evening meal and he gobbled it
right up. He left a little surprise package on the kitchen floor
yesterday when I left for about an hour to go to the store, but
these things happen, a new house, feed schedule different, etc. No
accidents today. I think we are doing quite well so far!!
3/16:Hi Kerri, They just had a riotous time in the back yard. I was
tossing a tennis ball and Rummie discovered he is faster than Cubby
and if he had the ball firmly in his mouth he could run all over the
yard and Cubby would chase him. They ran up and down the snow maze
lanes for several minutes. Along the back fence, all I could see of
Cubby was his ears flying up above snow level as he ran full tilt.
Working off those kibble calories! Now they are both mud puppies!!
Bath time! I have put a halt to treats when they come back inside,
as it seems to cause some serious arguing over who gets a treat
first. Oddly there is no snarling about food bowls, Cubby can
approach Rummies bowl and vice versa with no snarling. but I
continue to feed them separate so each gets their fair share.
Between times they rough house, and seem to be having fun. It's just
the treats, oh, and when I get home from work, there is some
jealousy too. Today we left them alone together in the kitchen/den
and there were no bloody fur or ripped up furniture. :) All in all I
think he has made himself at home and is happy here. Please deposit
the check he has a forever home with us! Thank you again!
are lucky to have her. I brought her in my room and put her in
the red gate from my living room. She slept all night. Tried
to get her to potty this AM but was not successful. I caught
her at the end of her pee in the LR and took her to the pee pee
pad but she has finished. She did poop on the pad in my
bathroom, not sure if she did it knowingly and just happened to
be there. She needs time and I am sure she will do well.
Thanks again Carol
3/30 What flavor Fromm is Abby eating???? I am going to get
her some tonight after work. We just adore her and they both
sit with me on the couch. She loves her new daddy too!!!!
She has found her Forever Home and we will keep her safe,
happy and loved. Thank you so much for your help in placing
her with us.
Cathie, Stella is doing well and warming up to us. She is starting
to follow us around a little bit and is curious about us. She even
went and sat on Sherry's lap today on her own. When I came home
from school, I sat down on the floor and she willingly came over to
me for some pets. She slept in her own bed right next to ours last
night, as she seemed more comfortable to have her own space. She
did get up a couple times, as you mentioned she would. We are
letting her take the lead on where she feels safest sleeping. She's
had a few accidents, but we anticipated that and know it is common
when you bring a dog into a new home and environment. We are not
worried about it and I'm confident with positive praise and gentle
re-direction we will work it all out. I've attached a picture from
today. Would you like an update again tomorrow? Our plan this
weekend is to just be home with her and let her get to know us.
Thank you again for making the trip in the weather. We are just so
thrilled to have Stella with us! Hope your ride home was okay.
Hi Cathie, Stella had a great night. She is still preferring her
own bed, which is totally fine. She has a nice soft comfy bed right
next to ours. Our friends are here for the day (the ones who we
were dog sitting for.) Stella is amazing with them. She went to
them for pets, let them pick her up and even sat next to one of them
on the couch. She is doing great peeing on the pad, but still
having trouble pooping there. We are working in it. She seems
relaxed and comfortable. I've attached 2 more photos. We'll send
you a photo of the three of us tomorrow. Thanks! Leigh
3/8: Good Afternoon Cathie, Stella had a great night until about
3:30 am, when she got restless and paced around. I waited a bit to
see if she would settle down. When she did not, I held her for
a while and she seemed to like that. She went back to bed for a
little while then started being restless and pacing again. I
thought she might be hungry, so gave her a little bit of food,
cuddled with her some more and that seemed to do the trick. She
went back to bed after that. She seems to be doing just fine
today. She is doing much better on her pads and seems relaxed. She
enjoys being where we are and comes to us often for a pet or to be
held. I've attached some more photos for you. We love her so
3/11: Hi Cathie, Stella had a great day! She slept through
the night last night, had no accidents today, and enjoyed a car ride
today to the beach. She is really enjoying going outside in the
yard too! She is really relaxing. Now we are working on having her
wear her harness, and will eventually work on walking on a leash.
We'll get there. She has made remarkable progress so far! We will
let you know how the vet appointment goes tomorrow and are hoping we
can make her adoption final after that. Leigh
3?12: Stella was great at her vet appointment today! We just love
her!! We can make the adoption final. Thank you for everything.
Fondly, Leigh PS: The vet was very impressed with how
organized and complete her paper work was.
Kerri, Cutty has his fur-ever home with us. Yes. we are foster
failures for him, and if foster failure is wrong... then we don't
want to be right.
come such a long way...still the Alpha boy, but we wouldn't change
a thing. :)
Kerri, Maurice is doing fabulous settling in and our bonding
continues. He is a very sweet boy. He is quite the jumper and we
find him jumping everywhere. His legs are longer than any one of
my other yorkies so we are learning not to leave papers and
magazines on the coffee table unless we want them shredded :).
Love him so much. Will send more pics after his grooming on
Friday. He will be my sweet valentine :) Thank you for everything!
Cathie, It was nice meeting you and John yesterday! Iím about
to head off for work, but wanted to give you a report on how the
girls are doing. Lola seems right at home, at ease exploring
and following us around. Poor Livy is nervous on the hardwood
floors. She feels she has to move fast and hasnít realized
that if she slows down sheíll be fine. The floors donít bother Lola
in the least. Is your home carpeted? Right now Livy is
staying on the family room rug where she feels safe. Jim and I
have quietly and gently coaxed her off the rug using a few cheerios,
but she scoots right back to the rug. Weíll work on it slowly.
They slept together in their bed last night, no problem whatsoever.
I put their pads near their bed and they went on it during the
night. Where can I purchase more of the washable pads? They
donít seem to realize what the disposable pads are for. A few
accidents, but weíll get the hang of it. Iíve decided to return the
car seat I purchased and showed you yesterday and would prefer to
buy a larger crate for when the two are in the car. I feel
they will be safer with a crate belted in. They are both such loves!
Will send pics, but have to dash! I do have some questions and will
be in touchÖMany thanks!
1/30/15:Hi Cathie, The girls are
adjusting to the size of the house, know where to go for their water
in the kitchen from the family room and have also successfully
"powdered their noses" several times outside. We won't mention
any "accidents" because I feel like we won megabucks with these
girls and that will pass (no pun intended,) I feel we are quickly
getting in sync with one another, love them both so much!
Their little jackets are adorable, you were so generous with all the
nice things you gave us to start our life together! I'm so
grateful for your wonderful care and compassion, thank you for
everything! Nikki xo
Cathie, By all means, please mark Lola and Livy as adopted! They
have restored my heart to a happy state. Even though it has just
been a couple of days with these beautiful little souls, we are
family now! I have made a vet appointment on Feb 5. I'm sure Dr.
Mansfield will be thrilled to see them. I will let you know how
that goes. Two of our boys are coming to see the new additions to
the family this weekend, very excited! Have a nice weekend...go