Saturday, January 29, 2011

Chubbs in his new home!!!!!


This is me Yoshi on my first visit to Dr. Alex Weber my new vet...and this is my new sister, Katie, after we got done playing.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Chubby Cheeks aka Chubs. The newest feline addition to one of our foster homes. He showed up at the right house and saved by the angels : ) now he is neutered, has his vaccines and will never want for food or water again!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Yoshi Update

Hi foster mom,

Mom just read my letter to you from the facebook page. Thought I would catch you up since this is now day five.

I'm doing great. Get about 4-5 nice walks in the park daily. Get a nice treat when Katie and I get home. Not a single accident in the house. And guess what?? When Mom goes out the door and tells me to stay I do - maybe that is because I know she is coming back. See what a quick learner I am. She still goes out the door backward and has her hand down to catch me if I should try to run (and will probably do that forever because she never, ever wants to lose me
:-)) but now I usually just stand still with no running toward the opening. I love my new bed and sleep on the pillow right by Mom and put my head on her shoulder. My snoring does not seem to bother her. I've found the stash in the toy holder and I can take one out and run and toss it and play any time I want. Mom said today that it is too bad I'm a dog and can't put the toys back - I must have had twenty or so scattered about the house. Katie and I are getting along 99.9% of the time. She did growl at me a couple of times but it was my fault because I was running and throwing my toy and ran right into her. Since I'm smaller than her, I bumped her belly. She's just fine but must not have liked me hitting her. Anyway Katie forgave me right away because once I got my energy out we curled up on the bed under Mom's desk while she did some work.

Katie is getting her stitches out tomorrow and I'm seeing Dr. Weber too. Mom dropped off my paperwork to his office yesterday and made arrangements to have someone come out to the car tomorrow to carry me in when we get there so that she could lift Katie down from the car. She drives an Element and the seat is really high up so she didn't want Katie jumping down from a height until she gets her stitches out and couldn't lift both of us out. I've gotten to go for a couple of rides and really like it.

Mom said I have been a good influence on Katie because she doesn't pull on her leash when walking now. You should see us when we go for a walk...we are literally glued together side by side. It is too cute. I really like Katie. Noel sometimes curls up with us too. He comes over every so often and licks Katie....and me!

Anyway, I am sooooooo happy here. Mom picks me up all the time and says mushy things like: "Yosh (or sometimes Yoyo) you are such an angel"; "How did we ever get so lucky to find you?", and "You silly little guy." In human terms I think that all means she really, really likes me.

Anyway time for another walk in the park with my sister and Mom...I like it when Mom gets bored because she says "OK you guys want to go meet some friends?"....

Love to you and all the kindness you showed me while I was with you. And thank you for finding me the best home ever. I miss you and my favorite playmate there - you know the tan dog who is five times my size

Yoshi aka Yoyo aka Yosh
Note to readers: the favorite playmate is a staffy/hound mix

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Yoshi's New Home

Hi Foster Mom,

It's me - Yoshi. Mom thought I should dorp you a line and tell you how my first full day went. So far so good. I slept on Mom's bed with Katie - Katie on one side toward the bottom and me glued to mom up by her head. I didn't budge all night. We slept till 6:30am and then Mom took Katie and me out for a quick pee. Then she made her coffee and Katie and I went for a long walk. We only did the first big circle because Katie was spayed on Thursday and Mom doesn't want to overdo it. Then we all had breakfast and I took my pill. Mom put it in a Greenie pill pocket so I didn't even know it was there. I've already figured out a few rules - nice ones that I like. For example, as soon as we get back from a walk and Mom takes our leashes off, we run into the kitchen and sit looking at the cookie jar. Then Mom gives Katie hers first and me second - I guess that is because Katie was here first. Katie told me when Sophie was alive, Sophie got her cookie first. So as they say, "fairs fair." Katie and I curled up together under Mom's desk when she was on the computer. Mom took me out for a long, llloooonnnggg walk in the park by myself and I met Charlie, Tiny, BUffet, and Muffin. I was very good with them and all the people I met (Bert, Valerie, Bob, Fran, Brad, Susan, etc.) really seemed to like me. I think Mom is taking me to Dr Weber tomorrow because I keep scratching around my ears (both of them). She said there are no fleas and she wants me checked out. She says I will like him very much. She says hei s very gentle and explains everything.
I seem to understand Katie had surgery because I've not done any rough housing with her. Mom took me out to the back yard adn I ran and ran really fast. Mom said Katie couldn't run there yet but there was a cat there (not Momma Kitty who lives under the house) but another one Valerie across the street takes care of called VC (for Visiting Cat). Anyway I ran after the cat and it climbed up the fence and leaped onto the tree on the other side. Now just so you don't worry about me and cats, Noel and I get along great. I was licking his ears and he was licking me.
I did get into a little trouble tonight but so did Katie. Mom served supper and she was over by the sink and Katie and I got into it a bit (growing and barking). It looked to Mom liek Katie was putting me in my place for something. Mom told both of us to "knock it off" and she doesn't know what promted it. We've both been there with the food before with no problem. Katie immediately lay down by the door and I lay down by Mom's feet near the sink. Mom wasn't mad at either one of us but didn't want us developing any bad habits.
Mom is doing something weird! She goes out of the house for a few minutes and then comes back in. I do have a tendency to want to charge out the door when it is opened and she said she doesn't want to lose she wants me to get used to the fact that I won't be left alone and she will come back. At first I would run to the window and scratch on the screen to let her know she left me. She said she doesn't want me feeling anxious so she is using something called intermittent reinforcement. She explained that the mroe she goes out and comes back with varying intervals the more I get comfortable.
I am being a really, really good boy. I walk on my leash very, very well and even Katie doesn't pull as much as she used to. Katie seems to like walking with me. I have not had a single accident in the house. I haven't stood up on the bird cages (I was just being curious anyway because I didn't know what they were) at all. I eat my breakfast and dinner. I think I have a forever family here and everything keeps doing things to show me they are glad I'm here.
Thank you for taking care of me and for helping me find my forever family. I'm very happy. I would sign this but for two things: my paws can't hit the right computer keys and I'm sound asleep (and snoring) glued to my sister, Katie, in our doggie bed under Mom's desk.

Say hi to my buddies - especially my favorite playmate.



Friday, January 14, 2011

Spoiled Dog : - )

Happy New Year! Here are Sprout pics. She is one spoiled Tampa Girl....she hates the cold...hahahaha



It's been 4 or 5 days now and we thought you might like to hear how Lucy is doing in her new home. She seems to be happy, although she is still easily startled by loud noises. She and Bear get along fine, and twice they've had merry chases all around the house!
She has an odd habit... she follows me everywhere and is very affectionate when I call her, but she will NOT rest near me. I've even tried enticing her with treats! She will either go to the far end of the couch, or go to the room's doorway to lay down. But as soon as I move her eyes are locked on to me, and if I leave her sight she will come find me. What do you make of this??
She had her vet appointment, we should get the results of her blood work tomorrow. Her heart is enlarged from the heart worms, as well as her veins and arteries surrounding the heart and in her lungs. They said her case could be classified as moderate. Aside from that everything looked good. Her stool sample was clean, and she weighs 48 pounds now. I attached some pictures for you guys if you want to see them. :)
Thank you for her, she has been such a joy to have in the house. She's gentle and sweet and lots of fun. ~ Sara

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Little Sleeping Belle

Little Belle (not so little anymore) is a real joy. She is playing and giving us "kisses" now. She is doing well with her sisty Bitsy during the day. The girls are gated in our room and they do really well together. She sleeps in her bed in our room every night. She has very few accidents as she is able to hold on until we get home. She has learned to use the piddle pads that Bitsy uses if she has to go during the day, which is what we want her to do. SHe is smart, as she goes to the door to let us know she wants to go out. We love her like all of the others.... Thanks, Meredith

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Hope you've been enjoying the holidays. Wanted to pass along tihs picture of little Simon Claus on Christmas morning posing in my dad's lap. He was apparently a good boy this year because Santa brought him plenty of goodies. :)
Happy New Year!!
Patty & Simon