Happy Tails 2016
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8/6/16: Hi Cathie, Don"t know where my anxiety came from. Rick
is a blessing but we have been married for 20 years and he
knows how to handle me. Anyway, Chase slept in his x pen
during the night right next to the bed without any fuss. We
all got up for a bathroom trip then slept until morning. I
placed an order with Chewy.com ust a couple of questions (of
course): You said I could use Frontline on him and you have
not put any on him yet? I'll be checking in with my vet on
Monday and may pick some up then. Also, You definitely gave
him his heart guard at the beginning of August? I need to mark
in on my calendar. I will probably have more questions and
will keep in touch. So far so good. He likes walks and likes
to play. Miley is warming up to him as well.
Hi Cathie, We are in love with Chase. He is doing
very well. Of course I have more questions: Is it ok for Chase
to run and play normally? He loves running and plays till he
is exhausted. Also can I have my groomer trim his nails? In
the paper work it says not to groom him until the adoption is
final. I have made an appointment with our vet for Friday so
everyone can get acquainted. I know they all will love him.
Will keep in touch. Phyllis
8/1/216: Hi Cathie,
Chase has worked out well. He met our vet today. Everyone
loved him. He weighs 4.8 lbs and doing well. Of, course we
plan to keep him and if alright with you can we can call
him adopted? I'll keep you up to date with pictures and
They are doing great. My mom has him walking every day on a
leash and he sleeps with her in bed. He is so happy. He went to
the vet Friday and did very well!!!
My mom is so in love
with him. I swear they were meant to be. She spoils him rotten.
is doing well getting settled in. We're been for a couple of
walks and car rides today. Already knows to use her fenced in
area. Eating well, slept through the night. We already love her
to pieces. I do have one question, I went through all of her
medical receipts and I was wondering if they ever tested her for
cushings disease. I didn't see it listed anywhere but some could
be missing. I have a gut feeling that this may be a possibility
but I could be wrong. I've just been through this before and she
seems to have similar symptoms. I'm going to make a vet app't and
have her checked out. Anyway, if you have any info that would be
great. I am also going to have the vet address the skin issue.
She's not to bad but sometimes licks her back. We haven't had any
anxiety issues so far, she is calm and relaxed. She is just a
sweetheart. Also, congratulations on you new grandchild.
have an appointment for her tomorrow at the vet. I just want to
see what she thinks, maybe get some blood work also address her
skin issue. The med bottle that Jean gave me was empty.
See if there is some allergy testing that could be done and get
some more medication for her. Want her to be as comfortable as
possible. She is one sweet girl. I will let you know what
happens. Not to worry, she is in good hands.
7/31/16: Hi, She is doing great. No thunderstorms but we had
some people shooting off fireworks one night, no anxiety. She
looked up a couple of times but no shaking or obvious
anxiety. She sleeps through the night, gets up between 7 to 8
in the morning. Eating fine, her skin infection is clearing
up on the medication, diet, medicated bath. Just had a bath
today, very cooperative. She is just the sweetest little girl
ever. We go out walking regularly and loves riding in the
car. I couldn't ask for a better dog. From everything I have
seen so far, she is very comfortable here. We will be seeing
the vet in a couple of weeks for a repeat blood test for her
pancreatic enzymes and skin check. She's a keeper. I'll have
to send you some pictures. Yes, please do consider her
8/1/8/16:Hi Cathie: A little update on Angel. She's
doing much better. We had to change some medications for her
skin. Different antibiotic and she was started on Apoquel for
the inflammation. Also an additional medicated shampoo. The
vet also put her on Solliquin for relaxation (herbal prep).
Her skin has cleared up nicely and she is not licking, biting
and scratching anymore. Very happy girl. We are still doing
outdoor training for potty breaks. We found that she has an
aversion to going outside of the house to do her business.
That is coming along well too. She is using her dog door more
and has had no accidents in the house. Sleeps all night
without needing to go out. We retested her pancreatic enzymes
and it has come down from last time, almost to the normal
range. We'll retest in a month or so. All things considered,
she is a wonderful dog. Can't believe someone gave her up.
Glad she was sent to me. Sending along some pictures from our
time on the walking trail in Wolfeboro. Also, did you receive
my check for her, I noticed it hasn't been cashed yet.
Cathie, We have had Oliver home for an hour and a half and so far it
is going well. We took all of the kids for a walk and now he is
napping (at the top of the picture) with the girls.
Marvin and Kreen
Hi Cathie, Of course we will keep you updated. He is
settling in. He loves attention and will paw our arms to get it. He
definitely prefers carpets. Our kitchen has tile floors and he was
hesitant at first but is now moving around in the kitchen with more
confidence. The dining room has a hardwood floor and he stops right
at the threshold and treats that room as off limits. The rest of our
home with the exception of the bathrooms are carpeted. The girls
have been very accepting of their new brother. E love his coat. It
is sooo soft and looks great. We have him scheduled for grooming
with the girls in two weeks and we are not going to give him a puppy
this first time and see how that goes. Thanks again, Marvin & Kreen
Cathie, Oliver continues to do well. He is becoming Kreen's little
buddy! He comes to me also but he is definitely a Momma's boy.
He has met our two grandsons. That went well. He snuggled between
Kreen and the youngest. The boys are used to small dogs having been
around Coco all of their lives. He has done all of his #2's outside
yesterday and today so far! Marvin and Kreen
Yes, you can mark him as adopted! He is an awesome
little guy and as you said, he is a very sweet boy! We know what you
mean by the haircut. When we get him groomed next weekend we
originally were going to leave his hair longer than we usually do
for the girls, but now we are thinking of going shorter to try to
get everything more symmetrical and then see what happens after
that. As a minimum we would like his face and head to look more like
Coco, whose picture we attached. Thank you, Marvin and Kreen
Cathie, Here is a phony of Oliver watching the Olympics. He is such
a funny guy. Sometimes he makes a noise that almost sounds like a
purr when he is getting scratched behind the ears! How are your
newbies Rio and Lola doing? It really sucks that anyone could treat
their dog like Lola was treated. We love the photo where just her
head is peeking out from the blanket. Marvin and Kreen
Cathie— things are good here. He’s great with Roxie, Luke and
the rest of us and although he still doesn’t love it when people
leave a room, we haven’t really had any big trouble with that.
He is quite settled in to the routine and seems happy. He’s a
good boy and barks to go out most of the time, and he is
listening to me and not stealing Roxie’s food the second I put
it down. At night he goes right up to my room and walks into his
crate… no barking, just settles in for the night.
Still having big problems with other dogs when I take him
outside for walks. Haven’t tried again with big Teddy yet, but
yesterday another neighborhood dog came over to him and he
went crazy charging, growling and biting. When the other dog
moved away, Teddy was so wrapped up in his fit that he
actually turned on Roxie for no reason at all. I picked him up
because I couldn’t get him to calm down, and he was still
growling. After a few No’s he settled down and we moved on,
but I’m not loving the behavior! Im so surprised because he
has been with a pack of dogs at your house…. but we haven’t
encountered any small dogs yet so I’m wondering if it is a
size issue. Unfortunately, the couple friends that I have who
have smaller dogs are very overprotective and don’t want to
experiment. We’ll just have to wait and see.
5/26/16: Great— will try squirt bottle on walks before
anything else. Haven’t been out with him on walks this
week— absolutely buried at work so not much play time. He
will get desensitized eventually (if anybody will trust
him around their dogs!) I’m determined to correct that one
for sure. For other stuff he seems to respond really well.
He had been going for Roxie’s food as soon as I put it
down, and I was telling him to ‘leave it’ and now he’s
good and waits for his instead. It’s super hard to make
Roxie the alpha when it’s just not in her at all. She
could care less. We just keep giving her the status anyway
and hope that he gets it. Meanwhile, Teddy and Luke just
keep duking it out for first place while Roxie sits on the
sidelines. My money’s on Luke. The whole thing is pretty
interesting to watch. We are careful not to bring Teddy up
on the sofa (where they’re allowed) or our bed at night
just to reinforce his position in the pecking order for
now. So hard though… he has that irresistible face! He
definitely knows I’m in control and other than the
walk/other dog issue he’s been great.
7/13/16:Hi Cathie— he’s doing awesome. I absolutely adore him.
He really is the perfect fit for this household. I wish I hadn’t
missed out on his first 8 years! Still not great with the big
dogs but gets on fine with small ones that are able to put him
in his place after he tries to dominate.
Hope all is well and you are enjoying your summer!
Hi Kerri, He's doing really good actually. He'll
come up and sit with us on the couch. Cuddles has to be
there initially, but he stays now even if she gets down.
He actually got on my lap and sat for a few minutes but
jumped down for supper time. Still having some issues with
the pee pads, not as many, but he goes out for his other
duty. I think I figured out his que, he'll go to the back
door a couple times and looks out the door, as soon as he
gets out he goes. He still likes his bed, he'll roll
around in it and the fur on his head is all static so it
sticks up all over. Cuddles still sleeps in hers, he'll
get up on the back and thats how they sleep at night. He
gets up on the couch arm and greets us with Cuddles when
we get home now too. I've attached another pic of the 2 of
them snuggled up with each other. Tried to get some of him
sitting up but when I go for the camera he gets up and
follows me. All in all, he's fitting in with us. Feeling
very confident he's "approved" us.
Kerri, I was going to email you this morning. Baxter is the
SWEETEST boy I ever seen! We are so in love, specially Adam
since now he feels he finally has a dog he can play ball. Baxter
is exactly like you said, loves to play, when we take him for
his daily walk he charges at other dogs (but never does with
Liberace unless Liberace goes for his food so I am supervising
their meal time since they have a tendency to eat each other's
food). They are not BFF's yet (mostly because Liberace is a
weirdo) but they sleep close to each other in the couch when I
am working. We are taking Baxter for a 20 minutes walk to work
on his bootylicious figure I want to thank you for all the work
you do and to make it possible for people like me to not have a
pet but to feel in the longest time that I have a family. Adam
and I would be honored to have Baxter forever with us and I am
sure Liberace deep inside thinks the same. Again, thank you and
please make it official otherwise I will kidnap Baxter! :) I
will keep you posted on the progress and send you pictures. Have
a great week and please let me know if Baxter can be forever
mine and if there is anything else we need to do!
Cathie, The newbie's are getting along just great. Each day they
are getting used to being here. It is easy to see they will be so
and we will be so happy to have them. We are very grateful to
have them. Thanks so much!
w/Boo & Kent w/Ike left and Bentley right
for checking in with us. Bentley is doing just fine. The other two
dogs seem to have accepted him and there is no problem there. We
were a little worried last night because he didn't eat or drink
all day. New environment, nerves? But this morning he had a good
breakfast and drank some water, so all good. He loves being
outside in the yard. He is a real sweetheart! Thank you so much
for all you have done for us. I called my vet yesterday and left a
message. She will be getting back to me probably tomorrow and I am
going to have her come, check him out and give her all his paper
work on his shots.
Kent & Nina
would like to make it official that we are adopting Bentley. He
has fit right in with our other two dogs and are so happy that
he is now part of our family. We cannot thank you enough for
everything you have done. We will keep in touch with you, from
time to time and let you know how he is doing. Again, thank you
for bringing him into our lives.
Kent and Nina Thomas
5/2/16: Hi Cathie! Just wanted to let you know that "Mr.
Bentley" is doing fine. We, and he, couldn't be happier.
He fit right in and has developed a real bond with our
other two dogs. We took them all to the groomers and
thought you might want to see a pic of this handsome guy.
We want to thank you again for bringing him into our
They are doing very good. They sometimes share a bed. They go
outside together and wait for each other to come back in. Rosey
hangs out on the first floor except when she goes to bed at night
but Lola goes all over the house. She is a little love bug and is
friendly with everyone.
Hello, from the Girls!
Kerri, Jerry (now Rocky) was very good. He was good until 6am then
and then he let me know he had to go out. He slept with me and
gizmo all night. He is so sweet He is doing fine. He is eating and
checking the place out. I think he knows he is in a good place. I
speak softly to him so he will not be afraid. Thank you,
1/11/16 Hi Kerri, I think Gizmo is a little jealous, he does not
come and sit with me like he used to so I pick him up and give him
kisses and the three of us sit on the chair. One on each side of
me. Jerry (now Rocky) and Gizmo like each other though. We all
slept together last night. The two of them follow me all around
the house . Rocky is doing well going out side too. He goes to
the french doors because he knows that is the way out. I think he
really likes the yard. The snow is gone now so he does the
perimeter with Gizmo. They are so cute together. When they get to
the end of the fence Rocky waits to see where Gizmo is going and
then he follows.
1/12/16 Hi Kerri, Yes all is well. I think Jerry (now Rocky) is
doing well. He seems comfortable with us and we all sleep together.
Rocky loves everyone. My daughter in law and grandson came over
today and he went right up to them and put his paws on their legs.
He let them pay him and then he went off to the chair. Thank you
Cathie! Rick here. It was very nice to meet you as well. Things
seem to be going well here. Dori seems to be comfortable, happy
and affectionate. No issues to speak of so far. Panda's Facebook
page is under Panda Foley. You can also find her as friends in
both of our Facebook Friends groups. Thank you for spending so
much time with us today and answering all our questions. We will
check in several times over the next few days. Best, the gang at
Bob, Rick Panda & Dori
1/4/16:Hi Cathie, Just checking in with you about Dory. She's a
sweetheart and a goofball and Rick and I already love her
dearly. She and Panda seem to be getting along better every
day--they are now both comfortable sleeping in the same bed at
night and Dory has (nearly) stopped stealing Panda's food lol We
took Dory to our vet Dr. Stillman this afternoon at the Court
St. Animal Hospital here in Plymouth and he removed her stitches
and gave her antibiotics and an ointment for an ear infection.
We'd noticed she's been scratching both her ears for long
periods (and it was also mentioned in the paperwork you gave
us), so hopefully this will make her feel better in a few days.
Otherwise, all is going very, very well. We'll send you another
update later in the week. Happy New Year!
1/6/16: Hi Cathie, Don't worry about reimbursing us for
the antibiotics--Rick and I are just happy Dory has stopped
scratching her ears and is feeling better! I just saw
your post for little Eddy and I'd rather the money go to his
care. What a little sweetie. I hope Tufts can figure out
what's going on. Definitely mark Dory as adopted! She is
already a loving and loved member of our family. Here are a
few pics...we'll send along updates soon!