Floyd aka Donovan

Update: 4/6/07
We adopted Floyd a little over a week ago. He’s coming out of his shell now and he’s a great boy. He’s wonderful with our 8 month old baby girl and we’re looking forward to them being fast friends. He loves his new dog bed, toys and new healthy diet. His first bath showed everyone what a beautiful fluffy coat he really has. Thank you for brinigng Floyd to his family. We love him!
~The Blake-Rosenberg’s
Here are some pictures of Donovan, now Floyd. He’s doing very well. We brought him to the vet this weekend and they said he’s in good health, which is great. I worked with him on ‘sit’, ‘stay’, ‘come’ and the basics. He did well in the house, but needs more work outside. We brought him to a dog park and he didn’t do very well. There were only 3 other dogs there and he got scared when they tried to play with him. He showed his teeth a few times so we knew it was time to go home. He seems to do well with dogs on a one on one basis, but I think there were too many dogs for him. No one got hurt and we realuzed we’ll have ease him into a socialized situation a bit more slowly.
He’s a great dog. We love him a lot! Thank you!:)
~Michele

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Bear aka Dale

Bear is getting bigger and got his second clear on his stools this past Thursday, so we are now able to take him for a walk around the block and he loved it. We still have to be careful that he doesn’t come in contact with any dogs or puppies that do not have their up to date shots. He weighs 29 pounds and he is so cute. He has his moments when he can be a little bugger, but on the whole he is a great dog. He sleeps with us and he goes all night and has for quite some time without having to go out to the bathroom. I left him today for 6 hours and he never made any mistakes. We spoil him of course because we just love him. He plays with his pal Smokey, our cat( I sent you picture of him too). Brad has gone away for a week on a golf trip and he is already out of sorts because he isn’t here. But Erica and I will take good care of him. He is smart he knows his toys names, so when you tell him to get his tiger or his monkey he goes and gets it. He hides his little treats so you can’t find them. I found out yesterday he is really scared of loud noises, like big dogs barking, motorcycles and someone in the neighborhood was practice shooting with a beebee gun and he heard it and was scared, he came running, I had the windows open because it was so nice out. Guess we are going to have some snow, sleet and freezing rain tomorrow, I hope they are wrong. I am so ready for spring. Oh yes, Brad has taught him to sit pretty, so he sits and then he puts both paws up, it is so cute. When he is outside and he picks something up in his mouth, if you tell him to drop it, he does. He prances around outside carrying big sticks, it is hysterical. He loves laying in the sun wether it is outside or inside.
Erica and I went away to Florida the week after he came home from the Emergency Hospital and we didn’t know how Brad was going to deal with Bear, but he did good. He didn’t get much sleep with working nights and all, but he did a good job with him and he loves him so much. Bear gets a lot of love. He greets me at the door every night when I get home and if I don’t play with him for a few minutes he gets upset with me. Brad doesn’t even sleep all day cause he has to spend time with Bear he said and then when I come home he goes back to bed until he goes to work. He is so funny. The girls just love him. Erica spends a lot of time with him during the day as she is home all day as she works weekends right now waitressing. But she may be moving out in a couple of months so Bear will really miss her. He loves our neighbors next door they usually babysit our animals when we go on vacation. They will bring him right in their home and their cat likes him too.
Thanks for everything. I will keep you posted on Bear and send you updated photos.
Sincerely,
Karen Stevens
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Dixie aka Selina

Update 4/1
Dixie is doing very well – she seems to love her new home! We’ve taken her out in the car three times now and she seems to really like it. She’s very good in the car, and usually cuddles up to my Mother while I’m driving. She’s eating and drinking just fine – no problem with her appetite! And she loves being able to run around the yard with my other two dogs. She’s taken to chasing squirrels up the trees when she spots one, something her and the Westie Laci have in common. She’s also fond of watching the birds at the bird feeders, as is my Westie. The two of them just sit there and eyeball the birds coming and going from the feeders that are located outside of the fence.

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Dixie loves sleeping on the bed and is there with me every night.
~Cheers, Karen Gorman

Dixie/Selina is doing very well and adjusting to her forever home. Her and Ty-Guy (Yorkie) are playing very well together too now, and Laci and Dixie sleep together on my bed (I’ll get some pictures of them on the bed together with all the toys that Dixie has taken possession of!). All three of them like to sleep together under my PC. They are getting along just fine and Ty-Guy has a new girlfriend to play with – a real live playmate!

Dixie is getting chummy with my Mother – I’m still number one, but she will sit with my Mother now as long as she is getting petted. If we are both sitting in the den watching TV, she will likely jump up on my chair, but if I’m out of the house, she jumps up and sits with my Mother. Sometimes I will put Dixie on my Mother’s chair and she will stay there for a while (15-30 minutes), then she will jump down and come to me. So she is gradually warming up to my Mother. She is kissing both of us now but only on the hands. She’s gradually realizing she can trust us. Arthur was at our house yesterday for an hour or so and she was very good with him and friendly towards him – he’s good with dogs!
~Cheers, Karen

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