If you have a rescue and would
like to honor him/her with a picture and a short story about where they
came from and where they now live. Any aspect of rescue is welcome.
Special Rescue Puppy March 2000
Cinder at the end of this week - week 5 - weighs 18 pounds, quite a bit different than the 7.5
pounds she weighed at 4 months. She has gained an average of 2 pounds per week - is
really solid and muscled. Plays sometimes for two hours non-stop. Actually it is sometimes a
relief when her blood sugar drops to 65 and she goes off to sleep. See the bit of snow in the
grass. We had a lot of snow but then rain and it melted. She weighs 18 pounds now at just over
5 months. From 7.5 pounds 5 weeks ago. She is all dog and all puppy - now going through the
ankle biting , leash biting - biting everything stage. Ornery and funny but still quite sweet
and bright and the makings of a great retriever. She also loves water and tips over all the
water bowls and buckets. Has been in the Rio Grande -several times - wading.
Majie and Moosies ~~~~3/31/00
she arrived - emaciated and pathetic and about 2 weeks later when she had gained almost 4 to 5
pounds. She has gone from 7.5 pounds to 15 pounds this am. She is growing like a weed. Her
blood glucose levels are doing great. Her blood work which was awful before she came is almost
totally normal - done last Friday. She is a doll - quite smart - knows sit, is housebroken 95%
of the time, fetches with great abandon . She has tons of personality
- but then I guess that puppies do. I have not had puppies for 16 years - and I forgot how much
fun they can be. How silly and funny and endearing.
picture of her after she was here for about 10 days. She is fat and sassy and smart. Has all
the makings of a service dog. Brings me my shoes after having a good chew. ~~~~~~ Majie Powey
Here is Yogi, the 38 lb.Elkie from the Ohio shelter that the Nelsen Fund
rescued last year. It has been almost a year since then and he has been in
his new home for 6 months or thereabouts if memory serves me right. As you
can see he is no longer in the 38 lb. range and Gary tells me he is more in
the 50 lb. area. As usual he was not too much on the idea of being held when
he went to PetSmart to get his picture taken with Santa which by the looks of
things was good for Santa as I don't think that she really could have handled
him (Mrs. Claus was filling in that day). Yogi did however announce his
presence to a couple of Rottweilers as they were going into the store and
it seems that they decided that discretion was indeed the better part of
valor. Sort of makes it all worthwhile to get a picture like this.
Part of email from new owner Gary, sent by Dennis Moser
This dog traveled from Minnesota to Ohio. "Here is a picture of Bram in the
snow, also one of him with our son, Christopher. These two have become fast
friends,even fighting over toys and food. I hope they have a long time
Nicki, one of the pups Candace rescued.~~ "I'm sure those who "rescued" wonder
if they went to good homes. You could add that Nicki is pretty spoiled.
She is allowed to come in every night (if she wants) and sleep in the house
and also sleeps inside during the winter. The other thing I would like to
comment on is how very affectionate and smart she is. She will play rough
with Dale but never does with me as she knows I don't like it. She thinks
the horses belong to her -- and they have accepted her. She runs in and out
of everyone's stall, touching noses and playing and even the stud will
tolerate her being in his stall. I can't imagine my world without her now.
Peg, her new owner."
Tryg's owner passed away, and he found a home with the people who had wanted
him as a puppy! He actually isn't a rescue, but could have been. Marlene writes
"I visited with him today - he's living only a few short miles from me. He
met me at the door with his tail a wagging. Sara said he came in the house
the first day and it's as though he's been with them since puppyhood. Unless
told, one would never suspect he is 9 1/2 years old. Sara and Steve's dearly
departed Thor was Tryg's great uncle and the family characteristics are
readily noticeable. Tryg, in true Elkhound fashion, made short order of
becoming a much loved and treasured member of the household. They love him
dearly and aren't one bit sorry for taking in an "old dog".
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Edited 21 July 2000