Sunday, December 26, 2010


It's the day after Christmas 2010. Most of the areas where BTRNC is active are blanketed with a powerful winter storm complete with high winds blowing blizzard snow drifts. Raleigh, North Carolina has over 9 inches of snow just as an example. The South and the East Coast got a white Christmas and then some. I bet most our members have at least one boston piled on or next to them under blankets. I do! He is completely exhausted from his big weekend of traveling.

So many things happen each year and I can't begin to hit them all or even remember them for that matter. A few memories:

Three BTRNC bostons or relatives of our bostons went missing during this holiday season and all 3 were recovered safe and sound. A Christmas miracle for their frantic families and foster families.

Peanut came into BTRNC at the age of 13 and stole her foster Mom's heart and the members who were able to share her pictures. She knew nothing but love and crossed the bridge late in 2009. We are privileged to be able to touch her life.

Santa Paws 2010 was another huge success. Here is Barney enjoying his haul.

Hope and Charity found forever homes late this year. A special needs pair who waited patiently for the right person to find them.

Maci and her puppy Aldo underwent successful heart surgery and have been restored to health. All Maci's puppies were adopted. Maci is recovering from the surgery and the stress of her litter but we know her forever home cannot be too far away.

Oscar and Willis continue to thrive in our Sanctuary and enjoyed another Christmas.

Trixie looks like a different dog than when she arrived in our care. Your donations have helped us to help her.

We cannot thank you enough for your support during 2010. This includes everyone from our Board members to anyone who made a donation or money, supplies or time to BTRNC. We would not be here without your support.

The four legged and two legged members thank you! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Saturday, December 04, 2010


Thanksgiving was actually late on the calendar this year which means there is less time between Thanksgiving and Christmas to get everything done. See, it's not your fault that you are so far behind. So much to do... trees to decorate, lights to put up, cards to address, cookies to bake, presents to buy, presents to wrap, holiday parties to attend and to host if you have that much energy.

While you are rushing around singing "Tis the Season, Grin and Bear It....", please take a moment to remember all those who are in need this season. The smallest of gestures can mean so much to so many people. Remember too all the homeless animals who are in need of food, warmth and vet care. Please donate your time or resources to the charities of your choice. It will probably make you feel better than trying to figure out how to wrap the hexagon shaped toy that your nephew wanted.

This season, I thought I would show you the out takes from one of our dear volunteers during her photo session of the bostons who she and her husband call the children that God blessed them with! Before you peek, try to picture how you would get 7 bostons or any group for that matter to all sit on a bench, stay there and smile for the camera. First you have to get them all up there without the first ones jumping down. Then you have to get them to stay there without 14 arms and an extra one for the camera. But before you do any of that, you for some reason have decided to put ties on the boys and bows on the girls. That in itself would have exhausted me.

Then you take the picture! Oh I wish it had sound. I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as our members did when they were posted to the group!

Two are so excited, they break into song!

Four are over it and have gone to sleep!

And continue to nap!

Two have escaped!
Merry Christmas everyone! May all your dreams come true!