Wednesday, February 24, 2010


The kind that hold that is! Arms to pet, lift, hug, and offer comfort. This was the call that our rescue coordinator sent to the volunteers last week. Six, count them six senior bostons, unrelated to each other were in need of rescue and sanctuary. Six senior fur babies, 3 boys, 3 girls found themselves either in a shelter or with owners who needed to place them in rescue or they would also have to go to a shelter.
Anyone in dog rescue will tell you that the chances of a dog over the age of 10, even in a no kill shelter has a very slim chance of being adopted. For these guys and gals, BTRNC may likely be their last stop on this side of the bridge and we were called to find room within our homes to offer them sanctuary. If you are interested in any of the dogs posed in our sanctuary however, please don't hesitate to contact us. We want what is best for all of our charges, whatever that may turn out to be.

Within 24 hours of the original plea, e-mail came across with such heart warming sentiments as, "I would be honored to provide a home and care for a senior." We have or are working on getting all these special dogs in foster care.

One little girl pictured above came to her foster Mom with pneumonia. She will require a lot of medicine, a lot of special care, including a nebulizer to help her breathing and she will require love and patience.

Her name is still up in the air but we are guessing some for of Lucie - loosey goosey maybe. Feel free to suggest a name through comments. She is now on medication, on a regular feeding schedule, is warm, and most importantly has continuous loving interaction. Love really can be the best medicine. Her foster Mom did comment however that the other resident dogs wanted to know why she is hiding a dog in the bathroom. She wants to give the newest arrival some quiet while she recovers before introducing her to the rest of the family. We all hold our collective breath and pray for her full and quick recovery. Whatever her medical condition, she will remain safe and protected.
One of the most popular blogs ever submitted was entitled "What is Rescue?" The story of one of our oldest sanctuary dogs who out lived even our most optimistic predictions and provided his foster Mom with years of memories.

We have shown once again that rescue means saving those who need it, regardless of age or health. To offer a port in the storm. These are just some of reasons why the Boastful Boston is so proud to be part of rescue and part of BTRNC!


At 11:13 AM, Anonymous Trula said...

I just love those gray faces, so much character. A wonderful blog for Miss newbie, what ever she turns out to be named, and a tribute to our seniors.

At 11:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a wonderful story!

At 10:27 PM, Anonymous Teresa said...

I think this little girls name should be Grace. She is sick and yet she is posing for her picture with a grace that only comes with age. I hope she feels better very soon.

At 11:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My prayers and hopes to a little sweetheart, coming all the way from Afghanistan. We don't know each other, but you look as sweet as my little girl who just passed over the rainbow bridge. And her name was Lucy too; here is to hoping you make it kiddo!

At 5:09 PM, Anonymous Bill Rice said...

She is a beautiful dog. My family lost our Boston of 14 years yesterday to cancer. I was just surfing the web and found Lucy's picture. Although Boston's tend to look different this one looks just like our beautiful Sara. We would have given anything for ours to only have medical issues like Lucy. I sent a donation through Paypal. You should add a link for a recurring donation as well. God bless you for taking care of her.
Bill Rice /

At 8:53 AM, Blogger Gibby said...

What a beauty! I had to have my Boston put down last week, due to cancer and kidney problems. Still grieving and am considering adoption. God Bless you for all you do for these precious animals.


At 7:56 PM, Blogger Mary said...

I, too, lost my Chloe on Nov. 22 2011 due to cancer. She was 15.5 years old and was a remarkably strong girl until one day... I took her for her last ride in the car and she passed very peacefully in my arms.

I adore the senior Bostons. The white faces are wise and ones and have dignity.

Thank you for appreciating them. It's hard work that I call a labor of love.



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