Happy Tails

Have you adopted a cat or dog from us and would like to share your pet’s story? We would love to hear how your special pet has touched your life. If you would like to share your story and/or a picture of your pet with us, please email happytails@lostdogrescue.org.

Kingston aka Juan’s Update

Posted on: Tuesday April 15

sm family photoWhen we walked into PetSmart over MLK weekend we had no idea we would be taking home a new family member that day.  Honestly, we don’t think Kingston knew either considering how nonchalant he was with us on the drive home.  Well… as soon as we got home we learned that out little guy is a cuddler and we all fell in love with each other over the next couple of days. Who knew a little 30lb brown furball could bring such joy to our lives?

We hope Kingston has it easier these days than in his past life (all we know is that he is a rescue from Puerto Rico). He loves cuddling on the couch and bed.  He absolutely lives for his daily walks especially when we go exploring our neighborhood lake. He often gets spoiled rotten with treats, fortunately we were able to teach him a couple “tricks” to earn them.  When my husband comes home from work, Kingston goes wild with excitement.  It’s the cutest thing to see them both greeting each other!

We are extremely happy Kingston is part of our family and can’t picture it any other way.  Thank you Lost Dog for making this possible!


Nena aka Sofia and Vincent aka Mittens’ Update

Posted on: Monday April 14

We adopted Nena (formerly Sofia) from Lost Dog & Cat Rescue in June 2013 after I went full time freelance and was able to work from home. We named her Nena to reflect where she came from. In Puerto Rico, there’s a little island right off the east coast nicknamed “Isla Nena” which means “Little Girl Island.”  Nena is a term of affection meaning “darling little girl,” which we thought was fitting.
She’s a loving and friendly pup and made lots of new friends quickly in our neighborhood. It’s amazing seeing how much they have grown together; if one is outside, the others will bark until they are let out to play! Now that it is warm again, we’ve resumed our long daily walks and she is fascinated with watching birds. She plays fetch with her buddy, Lucy, a golden retriever who lives across the courtyard from us.
I often tease that she’s my quality assurance helper in my studio…when really, she spends the day playing and napping. I often find her and her brother, Vincent, cuddling together on the couch.  Vincent (formerly Mittens) was adopted from Lost Dog & Cat Rescue in 2008.  We’re so glad that they are part of our lives! Thank you, Lost Dog & Cat Rescue, for all that you do!
Thanks!

Professor Butterscotch aka Sampson’s Update

Posted on: Wednesday April 9

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Sampson (now Professor Butterscotch, or PB for short) is doing very well.  He’s a great addition to our family.
PB is very affectionate — he loves being near his humans.  Like all cats, he’s sleepy during the day.  We’ll often find him in a chair or a cabinet. (He’s figured out how to bat open the cabinets with his paws.)  At night, he loves to play with his scratching post and mouse toy.  Sometimes he’s interested in the laser pointer, but it’s not nearly as fun for him as toys that have tails.photo1
He’s a great eater, although he shows little interest in wet food. We’re still working on that — trying different brands and textures, putting it in the microwave for a few seconds to increase the “stink factor,” something that’s worked well with other cats in my life. He drinks a fair amount of water, so we’re not overly concerned. No problems whatsoever with the litter box.
photo3Professor Butterscotch has been wonderful for our boys too (they’re 11 and 13).  It’s very cool to see them interacting with an animal.  We’re working with them on reading PB’s “signs” for when he doesn’t want to be picked up or cuddled.  We haven’t had any behavioral problems.
Thanks to you all for helping us with the adoption process.  He’s a sweet cat, and we love having him in our lives.
Pictures attached.

Miss Bella aka Amelia’s Update

Posted on: Wednesday April 9

WP_20140317_001She is doing so well. She has been renamed, Miss Bella. Your advice on introducing Miss Bella to her brother was most helpful. It also helps that she has claws and doesn’t let the dominant male cat push her around.
She also met her vet, who says Miss Bella is off to a great start.
WP_20140317_002When she first joined our home, she didn’t want to be petted or held. But she has taken a strong liking to being brushed and the brushing has led to trust. She now sleeps touching me and likes to be petted and rubbed. She loves to play with the myriad, neglected mouse toys laying about the house. Upon making the bed, I usually find she has brought several to bed with her. We love our new kitty. She has worked her way into our home and hearts. We have returned the crate you loaned me, but we are keeping the Bella puss.

Roxy aka Rosebud’s Update

Posted on: Friday April 4

IMG_1951 IMG_1949Many thanks for the opportunity to adopt Rosebud (now Roxy). She settled in beautifully and very quickly started playing with our other LDCR treeing walker coonhound, Scout.  She sleeps with our daughter every night and bonded with her almost immediately.  No accidents or any destructive behavior–she’s an absolutely perfect girl and was exactly as you described her.
Here are a few pictures of her in her new home.
Thanks again for Roxy and all the work you do!

Stella aka Smidge’s Update

Posted on: Wednesday April 2

Smidge aka Stella Zelda & SmidgeHi! Stella, now known as Smidge, is fitting in well with our other cats. Speck, our 12 year old male, adores her. They are often times snuggled up together. Zelda, she was adopted from LDCR about 4 years ago, loves her as well and they are often playing together. Cricket, another LDCR cat, well, she is tolerant. She is still hisses at Smidge, but that’s it. When we got Cricket it took a while for her to get out of the hissing phase, so I know in time it will be fine. I’m glad you guys exist. 3 of our cats are rescues from LDCR and we couldn’t be happier. (Speck is also a rescue, but he is from the MSPCA-Angell Boston).


Junior aka Boots’ Update

Posted on: Tuesday April 1

We cannot begin to express what a joy this dog is to us since we first got him back last August.  It had taken us 4 years from when our pug had passed away and the moment we saw Junior (BOOTS) we knew he was the one.  I think these wonderful ears drew us in.

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He has adjusted so well to us, our home and even our cat Merle!

His foster parents did such a nice job with training him and giving him such love because it shows.  Thank you for all that you did and continue to do to help these dogs.

Junior makes us smile and gives us such love!  He is such fun whether we take him for walks (he is so good on the leash too!) or he is running through the house with his latest toy in his mouth.

Here is a picture of him with his favorite winter jacket which he just loves showing off.  Coming from Georgia he definitely liked to stay warm with this this winter.  !!

Thanks again…


Peaches’ Update

Posted on: Friday March 28

Cute faceWe adopted Peaches at an event in early February, or should I say, she adopted us!  We love Peaches and couldn’t be happier to have her in our lives.

At first, Peaches was a very shy, submissive girl.  And while she is still very sweet, we’ve seen a more playful, silly pup emerge.  We’ve enjoyed watching her bond with our 8 and 11 year old daughters.  And we’ve also enjoyed seeing our daughters accept responsibility for Peaches by feeding, walking and crating her.  This adoption has been great all the way around.
Close-up of PeachesOver the past month and a half, we’ve seen that Peaches has some things she really, really loves.  They are:
 - chewing, especially on shoes
 - hiding shoes and bones all over the house
 - going for walks.  Sometimes she’ll sit right in front of the door waiting for us to walk her (see photo).
 Peaches by door- playing in the backyard
 - snuggling on the couch.  She really is a cuddly girl.
 - making new friends with some of the neighborhood dogs
 - greeting us when we come home.  She has earned the nickname, “Princess Wigglebutt” because of her enthusiastic tail wagging.
 - us!
Thank you, Lost Dog Rescue.

 


Winnie aka Whoopie’s Update

Posted on: Friday March 21

Winnie had her annual checkup yesterday and she’s in great shape.
She gets lots of off-leash runs through the woods and in or neighborhood of three dead end streets. Our neighbor got a puppy last year and she is the love of his life and he’s a great playmate for Winnie. She’s spoiled by my parents whenever she has an overnight at their home. Life is good.


Brandy and Louis’ Update

Posted on: Tuesday March 11

IMAG2764 IMAG2737Me and my fiance adopted brandy and Louis this past weekend from the event that was held at petsmart. We actually went in not expecting to find a baby but came out with 2. They are so sweet and beautiful. Lois follows Ivan everywhere and brandy follows me everywhere. Brandy was shy at first but now she wants me to hold her all the time. They are very spoiled..we have bought them so many nice things and they are so happy. We love them both. Thank you for giving us the chance to share our beautiful home with the sweet babies.


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