Monday, February 18, 2008


Baxter came into foster care in September 2006, terrified and shaking. He was nutured in foster care and quickly found a new forever home. His new family understood that he needed special care. Baxter was featured in a November 2006 blog with pictures showing his progression from a cowering dog afraid to come out from behind anything he could find to the more confident and handsome boy he was to become.

We re-visit Baxter now to remind all those who are considering adopting a rescue of the many rewards which come with teaching a dog love and safety when they have known fear and danger in their past. It has been said that a dog will lick the hand of the master who has just hit him because they are by nature forgiving and loving beings who want nothing more than to be in the company of their human companions. Why though would anyone want to raise a hand to a dog with anything other than a pat or a scratch?

Our volunteers look into those eyes so full of hope and we find the promise of what could be and work to find the spirit within. To those who adopt and offer a forever home, we trust that they will continue the work we have begun and that every dog will become all they were born to be.

The Boastful Boston wanted to share a recent picture of Baxter - no longer hiding, no longer afraid. He has found his spirit! This is one of the rewards that reminds us all of why we do what we do and that it is oh so worth it!

Fly Baxter Fly!


At 2:25 AM, Blogger K said...

What a very nice and happy ending letter to start the day with!
There is so much cruelty to animals going on in the world and it's so uplifting when we can do something about the cases we come across.
The last photo of Baxter and the caption "fly Baxter fly" says it all!


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