Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Imagine two dogs that had a family, a home, and each other. Through no fault or control of their own, they lost their family and their home, but somehow still had each other - the last anchor to their former lives. A familiar face in a sea of new people, smells and other dogs.

Such was the fate of LouC and Desi when they arrived in foster care. BTRNC knew they had to place them together, they had lost enough. Placing 2 dogs in the same home is challenging, partly because many of our adopters already have 1 or 2 dogs adding not 1 but 2 more, doubles the expected financial commitment of a family looking to add 1 more dog.

Along came a wonderful family in Pennsylvania, who saw the pair on our website. Pennsylvania is far from our usual area and a great distance to provide transport but it was an opportunity to keep them together, so with the help of other rescues in the area, the home visit was completed, and after numerous telephone calls with the foster home, LouC and Desi had found a new home, a new family and 2 more boston siblings!
BTRNC recently received a letter from their new family which reads in part:

"These two needed to be adopted together and the fact that they were older
dogs told us it was important that they get a home soon. We know how hard it is
to get people to adopt older dogs, which was one of the reasons we chose to look
into adopting our two bundles of joy. They are very attached to one another, but
they have also become attached to our other two Boston Terriers, Daisy and
Rosie. Whenever we look at Desi and LouC we feel good knowing that these two
have a safe and caring home to enjoy the rest of their days.

Our dogs are not just animals but members of our family. We treat them as though
they are blood. We wrap them up in blankets when they’re cold and pick them up
and put them to bed when they are too tired to jump up. When Desi and LouC first
arrived, it was still warm here in Pennsylvania. Since then, it’s gotten much
chillier and we could tell that they were not used to the cold. We bought them
sweaters to stay warm. Each night we look forward to Desi crawling under the
covers and LouC pawing at you to pet her. We only hope more people realize the
joy in adopting animals who so desperately need a caring and loving home.
Sometimes our dogs have accidents and sometimes they make mistakes but so do
humans. It’s important to remember owning a pet is a lifelong responsibility.
Too often, animals are taken to shelters because the owners don’t realize all
the responsibility that comes with owning a pet.

I hope this letter convinces more people to look into adopting your Boston Terriers or any other animal looking for a home. Since they arrived, LouC and Desi have become much more playful and active. They play with our others dogs and chase each other in the backyard. It takes time to get adjusted and it’s been well worth it. We love our two new Boston Terriers and we can’t imagine our lives without them. As I am writing this letter to you, Desi and LouC are lying next to each other and LouC is lying on my foot. All these two wanted was a place to call home and owners
who don’t mind sharing their bed and their love.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to bring these two special dogs into our home. We are so very fortunate to have them in our lives."

This entry is long but was a story worth telling. It is the type of story that keeps our rescue and its volunteers going. On behalf of bonded pairs everywhere and all those that help them - we thank you!

The Boastful Boston


At 6:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was such a beautiful post. I was moved to tears. LouC and Desi's parents are so right--we need to make room in our homes, lives and hearts for babies in need--no matter their age!!

At 6:54 PM, Anonymous Claire said...

Such a beautiful post, I was moved to tears. LouC's and Desi's new parents are right on the mark--we need to open our lives, hearts, and homes to babies no matter how old or young they are!

At 9:54 PM, Anonymous The Diefenderfer Family said...

This is a fantastic story. Thank you for writing about our new additions to the family. They are wonderful dogs, and we love them so very much. We now have four amazing Bostons and we can't imagine our lives without them. Keep up the great work! They are doing very well and getting adjusted to the cold weather here in Pennsylvania.


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