Wednesday, January 25, 2012


This adorable little bundle of cuteness is Miss Daisy. Everyone that meets here falls in love with her. If you have read her bio on the available dogs page, you know she is a ball of fire with two, very fixable bum legs. In fact, we are happy to report that she has come through the surgery on the more severe leg very well and is currently at home recuperating in the loving care of her foster Mom. She is already putting weight on that leg and after recovery, her leg will actually be stronger than if she had never required surgery at all. We want you to know what you would be getting into with Daisy which is why her bio continuously stresses her energy level. Like Murphy, a previously blogged long legged wild child, Daisy is a very compact short legged 12 pound doll baby wild child. Without slowing down, she steals hearts. Even the vet where she had her surgery did not want to let her go home.

Look at it this way, she is tiny enough to pick up easily and carry around if you need to get some work done that does not revolve around her.

Her foster Mom had some challenges convincing Missy Daisy that she should be a big girl and do her business outside. Much to Daisy's dismay, it came down to tethering her to Mom's ankle so she could constantly be watched. Here she is, not at all happy about this proposition.

As if she wasn't energetic enough, she also has a taste for coffee. Shown here in the act of getting her caffeine fix.

You have heard about our Santa Paws program each Christmas. She was thrilled with her presents and only had a hard time deciding whether she wanted the pink stuffie or the white bone.

Finally, here is the angel recovering at home after her surgery and enjoying her heat therapy.

If you like bostons enough to read this blog, can you really resist this face? Please re-read her lengthy bio to get more insight on our little flower. We thank you.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


At least from his former life anyway. Apparently our canine Rhett Butler is every bit as charming and persuasive as Clark Gable was in the movie. He was pulled from the pound, named Rhett Butler and transported to his Foster Mom's Mom, yes you read that right. Mom delivered him to Daughter's door and within 10 days, made Rhett her own and adopted him. She started talking about wanting to keep him almost from day one. She said he was too precious and charming to let go.

So our Rhett never made it to the website but that is just fine with him. Here is a chronicle of Rhett story in pictures:

Rhett preparing to get sprung from the pound.

Rhett riding in the car on his way to foster care.

Rhett making himself useful by becoming the corner deck guard at his foster home.

Rhett today, in his foster turned forever home.

Through the power of social media, we learned that Rhett's original owner knew he was at the pound,having escaped once again from his property. We also knew that he had frequently been on the lamb and offered shelter in a neighbor's home. Unfortunately, his owner chose not only to not come claim him, they did not even call the shelter to release him so he was held in the pound for 10 days waiting...

So, regarding Rhett's former life before the car ride above, he says, "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn!"

Congratulations Rhett and family!

Monday, January 02, 2012


This is Bullwinkle, 3 years old, house and crate trained and laid back

His name seemed odd to me when I first heard it. I couldn't hear " come Bullwinkle", sit Bullwinkle", good Bullwinkle" without tripping over my tongue. Then when I saw his picture, I had to admit that I did think about Bullwinkle, Rocky's side kick in the cartoons and I understood. However, just between you and me, I think I would change his name if he lived with me. I could see even just Moose....

Anyway, you see, this fine young man was adopted in late 2011 but a very nice gentleman who thought he was doing the right think by giving our boy a home. Unfortunately, he took Bullwinkle to a dog park where the dogs run off leash, and have a big time. Confession time.... I am scared to death of those places but I am an admitted control freak. Also, my Riley decided that recall was the one command, he was always going to ignore. Well Bullwinkle's new Daddy became alarmed when he thought that Bullwinkle was showing aggression at the dog park and decided that it would be best to return him to the safety of BTRNC to find another home. As always, we take our rescues back, that is our promise to our fosters that they will always be welcome here.

Bullwinkle is back with his foster Mom who has reported no aggression issues. We wonder if Bullwinkle may have been overwhelmed by all the dogs, the running, the barking, etc. When he first came to rescue, he was very skiddish and would not make eye contact or join you in your lap or on the sofa. What we didn't know is that his original owner required that he wait for a pat on the sofa to let him know it was o.k. to come up. What nice manners! He came a long way during his first stay with his foster Mom and he will continue to learn more manners and trust on his return trip.

But... it is hard on these babies to be moved around. They, just like we, need to know that we are finally home for good. Won't you consider adding this adorable moose to your family. He promises that if you don't take him to a dog park, he will be the model boy!

Thank you!