Sunday, February 10, 2008


In many cases, BTRNC does not know the actual birthday of our rescue babies. One of our volunteers, who fostered and eventually adopted sweet Demi, renamed Thumper decided to celebrate Gotcha Day. Each year on the anniversary of the date Thumper came into their lives there will be a celebration. What a wonderful idea!! Rather than assigning a birthday, celebrate the date that is known... the day a fur baby enters foster care or is adopted into a forever family. The Boastful Boston hopes that everyone who is fortunate to adopt or foster a rescue dog of any breed, will carry on this idea and make it a tradition. Here is Thumper's story as told by her forever Mom.

On January 20th, 2007, an underweight and bald little Boston Terrier named Demi came into our lives. Demi had demodex mange so bad she no hair but for a patch of white on the scruff of her neck.

She dropped into our lives as our "temporary" foster dog. After two days I asked BTRNC if we could be her permanent foster parents. Thankfully we were allowed this privilege. Demi did not know what a toy was. She did not know where she was supposed to go to the bathroom. She didn't know when she'd get her next meal. She needed time and love. We were willing.
So we fed this starving and quite pitiful little girl - and she ate that food so fast it took her less than one minute to eat an entire cup of food. We bathed her and gave her medicine. We clothed her because she was always so cold! We gave her our bed. Then, slowly she grew her fur back.

She learned what a toy was and what a joy it was to play with her new foster sister Clover. She learned that we'll come home at the end of a long day and we'll give her hugs and share kisses. We asked BTRNC if we could adopt her. We had fallen hard for our little girl. They said yes, so we renamed her Thumper for her silly antics she did - pounding on the ground to get the cat to play with her. Today Thumper knows she's home and she knows she is loved. Not only is she loved by us but she is loved by so many who helped Thumper and us through the rough patches. She is always going to have a special place in both of our hearts. Thank you BTRNC and Happy Gotcha Day, Thumpy!!

BTRNC is very glad Thumper got "got" too. Happy Gotcha Day to adopted babies everywhere!


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