Tuesday, June 12, 2007

One BIG Happy Family

We don't have to tell you that our volunteers are proponents of rescue. Why buy from a breeder, or worse, support a puppy mill when there are dozens of homeless Bostons out there waiting for doting new parents and comfy new quarters.

Volunteer Trish along with husband Tom practice what they preach. Trish and Tom have four adopted "children", each one rescued.

In 2003, their first bundle of joy arrived via Carolina Boxer Rescue. Here is Kiki with her little sister playing tug with what looks like Dad's sock. Uh-oh, we know what dad needs for Father's Day this year.

In 2004 the BTRNC stork dropped off 8 week old Piper. Trish admits, "she is the one that got me hooked on BT's ... her little personality is wonderful, she rules the roost ... bosses sweet little Bandit around, has a boxer wiggle and greeting with a toy in her mouth."

Bandit arrived into the home in 2005 as a foster dog. Trish explains, "...his clownish personality won us over, [we] failed Fostering 101. He is a talker, he woohoo's you everytime you walk up to him, he begs Piper for toys and when she will not give them up he rolls over her and the toy, which cause her to go after him and then again the race is back on."

Last, but not least came Pugsley in 2007. He also entered with foster dog status. That didn't last long. Trish says, "Puglsey came into our life as a special needs.. he is 100% deaf. I was very apprehensive about fostering a deaf little one. BUT, it just came naturally what to do. And, it is so rewarding .... he just keeps giving love and of course, he has the silly BT personality. For anyone out there afraid or apprehensive about a special needs dog, don't be, just treat them like your children with love and tolerance and the love given back is ten-fold. So Puglsey was my second failure at Fostering 101."

But what is it they say about failure? "It is on our failures that we base a new and different and better success." I think we can all agree that this is a story of success, certainly not failure.
We'll let Trish end this BLOG in her own words. "One day I suddenly realized, I have 4 dogs! They are all rescues, and I love them all, the key to our successes (and sanity) is a good and firm routine. Now I cannot even fathom not having theses babies. They each have their own personality and quirks.. all loveable!"


At 8:30 AM, Anonymous Jen, Pip & Boo said...

What a beautiful family!

At 9:32 AM, Blogger Spider said...

It's wonderful that otherwise homeless dogs were adopted and given a second chance at life. And what a life! knowing this family personally I can honestly say it works and everyone is happy. Love you Mom.

At 7:10 AM, Blogger MsPamela said...

All four dogs are great but Bandit is my favorite. He is a person pleaser who loves to "steal" a toy and then tell on himself. Trish and Tom are indeed shining examples of how to love these rescued darlings. (Spending time with them, though, has made me wonder if it isn't Trish and Tom who have been rescued by their Fab Four! *wink*)

Auntie Pamela

P.S. Adopting one (or more) of these babies would enrich anyone's life.


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