Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Pauley's Playground

The princely Pauley is in foster care pining his days away, waiting for his invitation to join a new family. He is smart, he is loyal and he is nimble! Yes, we said nimble. Pauley has a steely mind and a courageous heart. When Pauley's pre-schooler foster sister disappeared each day to the top of her playset, Pauley would sit forlornly in the grass below gazing adoringly at the cute blonde child giggling above. Left behind, day after day, an idea grew in Pauley's head. He watched the child scramble up the wooden ladder to the platform above. If the small child could so easily perform such a feat, surely so could he!

Surely! Had his foster mom not witnessed Pauley carefully climb each rung paw-by-paw, we may never have believed it. Here is Pauley enjoying the company of his favorite child and his adoring foster grandma from an elevated vantage point in his backyard.

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

Surely, not

The Bashful Boston

Monday, April 23, 2007

A Little Bit of Nelly

New to foster care is ten-year-old Nelly suffering from none of the indignities that sometimes plague our elderly Bostons. She is active, playful, fully housetrained and a bundle of sweet, sweet love. She is a foster mother's dream.

"She is extremely quick and learns rapidly...She absolutely loves car rides but prefers to return home and play in "her own yard" rather then going somewhere else to "visit". Her favorite things are cow hooves, chew bones, soft rubber squeeky toys and to lie along side of you with your hand resting on her little body anywhere! She will turn over belly up to show you how much of herself she is willing to give you. She is very appreciative and enjoys lying in the sunshine on the back deck. She entertains herself nicely, if left alone to do so. Nelly is an absolute little doll baby and whoever adopts her will be totally delighted with her. The little lady is delicate and, like a true Boston Female, is not enamoured of the rain but will take herself outside in it if you insist."

Nelly is the kind of dog that forces us to wonder what could possibly have happened to her people that could have forced them to drop her off at the shelter or let her go astray? How could someone voluntarily give up this dog?

If an adorable senior gal is your cup of tea, we are happy to inform you that Nelly is still available for adoption. Click on this link, spend another moment gazing at Nelly's adoring face and then get to work on that adoption application!

Time is a wastin', exclaims,

The Bashful Boston

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Ringing in Spring

Bostons everywhere are rejoicing in the sweet smell of spring. The long winter has passed and the fleece sweaters are folded neatly away. Sitting, whining and pawing at the door are our four-legged friends begging to go outside. Out to bask in the warm sun, out to dig in fresh dirt, out to smell the budding flowers and out to roll in the freshly mowed grass! Spring awakens the mind and the body. So much to do and so little daylight. Where shall we begin?
Pictured first is spunky sweetheart Thumper (adopted 2007) with her pal, Turtle. Thumper graciously offered to give Turtle a tour of her backyard in bloom. But first, she must cajole someone to open that door!

Our most endearing foster dog, Pauley, pauses in the cosmos under a flowering dogwood to take in the change of seasons. This heavenly hearthrob has been making his foster family laugh for nearly 3 seasons now! Pauley would love to spend the summer with a new adoptive family. Hint, hint!

Libby and Maggie (adopted 2006) raced top speed around the backyard before settling for a game of tug. Sister against sister, who does mom root for?

In the state of Connecticut, where spring has come strolling rather than racing in, Minna (adopted 2004) is anxious to see what the earth will unveil. First out are the beautiful yellow crocuses. Minna will check back every day to monitor the progress of the daffodils and hyacinth.

Oliver (adopted 2006) doesn't care about the blooming flowers, he has one thing on his mind. Hamburgers. The overpowering smell of sizzling patties brought him out of his bed and onto the deck where he sat drooling. Would dear old dad do a dog a favor and drop a mouth-watering morsel. Oliver was sure he could snatch it up before mom noticed a thing. Hallejulah for grilling season!

A burger sure sounded good to poor Kirby who was stuck in a flower bed posing for pictures. Foster parents could be so cruel. A dignified dog such as he didn't want to hear how "adorable" he looked or how "beautiful" the blooms were. Kirby wanted outta this picture and onto that deck with Oliver to beg for meat.
Clearly, spring has arrived! Whatever your desires may be, spring has dutifully arrived to fulfill them.
So, what are you doing still sitting in front of the computer? Leash up your Boston and go for a romp in the park or a walk around the neighborhood. It's a beautiful season, enjoy it.
Powering off,
The Bashful Boston