Monday, March 30, 2009
Hugo the Heeler
Sherry the Lab/Cattle Dog mix
Bane the Pittie
Sierra the Lab mix
It was a slow weekend for No More Homeless Pets adoptions, except for the wonderful official adoption of Bane by Jaima. I was so happy to have been a part of it, and I know Bane is a very lucky girl. Another foster experiment failed! I give a lot of credit to foster families that can actually foster and then see the dogs they have helped be adopted out. Most of us seem to get attached and that is that. Either way, it's a win-win situation. Bane is a beautiful girl, and she will have a happy, wonderful life with Jaima and John and Loc, the little thug-muffin.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Honey was officially adopted today, and is a permanent part of our family. We couldn't be happier. On site to welcome her to the brood was her Grampa Lipani, Tiggs, Adam and I, and Amber Randall of No More Homeless Pets.
We initiated Dad into Utah Gymnastics Fan Mania for his visit. We brought him to the Utah/Florida meet Friday night, which Utah dispatched with ease (well, after a slightly scary bars rotation). It was super cool because it was senior night, with two of the most favorite, successful gymnasts at Utah, Nina Kim and Kristina Baskett, compteting for the last time at Utah. Over 15,000 people came, and Dad learned the cheers. Here's us doing one of the cheers. Also in the crowd to support Nina Kim was her best friend, Olympic All Around Gold Medalist Nastia Liukin.
Pics from the Salt Lake Tribune.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Today I took Honey back to the the vet that cared for her for 3 months. Dr. Hassinger of Mountain View deserves the Nobel Peace Prize in my opinion. It was a happy reunion, as all of the staff there were elated to see Honey, and they couldn't believe how healthy and happy she looked! They said it was so far from where she started- abandoned there by her last owner, who refused to treat her medical needs, bathe her, and wanted to put her to sleep. When they got her she was bald and filthy. They nursed her back to health for 3 months until they could find a suitable situation for her. It was evident how much they loved her, as everyone took turns coming to give her love and meet her new family- me and her new Grampa Lipani (too bad Adam was at work and didn't get to meet everyone)! Her new 'forever' Grampa, my dad, loves Honey, and she loves him. They took a snooze together. Later today I gave Honey a frisbee I bought her, and she looked like a flower when she put her face through it. She made me laugh! I'm so glad her story has a happy ending. We got her one month ago today, and she fits right in. Tiggs loves her, and Winnie still wants to kill her...we're working on it!
Sunday, March 08, 2009
Ok, so I'm not doing so well at fostering, as Honey will most likely be a permanent addition over at our house.
But, I did convince my good friends John and Jaima to give fostering a try, since No More Homeless Pets is swamped with dogs right now. Our program is no kill, and we can only save and pull as many animals off of euthanasia lists at other shelters as we have space and foster homes for.
John and Jaima decided to give it a try since their sweet boy Loc has been lonely since their angel Ky crossed the rainbow bridge last Spring. Yesterday they picked up Candy, aka Bain (perhaps her new name?!). You can read about Candy/Bain here.