Thursday, February 14, 2013


At every holiday, one of our members shares the latest family portrait of her bostons, all decked out for the day.  At every holiday, I shamelessly copy the picture and use it for the blog.  Obviously, I followed that approach this year!

Left to Right:  Harley, Popeye, Millie and Bruser

All of us are not blessed with such photogenic and angelic bostons but these guys can serve as our Valentine logo.  Our bostons love us unconditionally with all of their hearts every day.  I am so fortunate to be worthy of such devotion.

You all may remember the blog on the loss and return of Bailey's soul.  Well the little man gave his Mom quite a scare last week when his age and past caused some health issues that were life threatening.  He is on the right medication and  he is feeling much better now and here he is in his brand new bright red Valentine blanket. 

If you have just a moment longer, please go to our home page and read Ruthie's story.  She is looking for some Valentines this year. Her ears have been cut off, yes cut, with little left to try to save, she is heart worm positive and she has luxating patellas in both her knees.  We can and will fix her however.  We may never be able to restore the cosmetics of her ears, but we can fix her knees and the worms invading her wonderful heart.  She can hear as the inner workings of her ears were left intact.  She is safe and showered with love in her foster home but we need Valentines in the form of donations to get this baby the treatment she deserves.  If you have not exceeded your budget for hearts this year, please consider sending a few to Ruthie.  She and BTRNC would be so thankful.

Hope everyone has a great day with all or even just a minute of love from the two legged and four legged beings that touch our lives.  Oh, and today, chocolate has no calories but just for the humans though please.

Thursday, February 07, 2013


Most Boston Terriers have expressive ears.  Some more than others.  My Riley was born with sattelite dishes on top of his head that he almost but not quite grew into.  He can wiggle them lay them back stand them up and do one of each.   Every movement indicates a different mood. 

This is our new rescue Stout.  He was picked up as a stray but wearing a ver nice collar.  Look at that face and the position of t he ears.  He is clearly terrified at the whole experience.

 Surely someone would come to claim this precious boy.  He was held for 10 days and no one came forward which I have come to accept as not that unusal but still very sad.  We were happy to step up for this big guy.

Turns out he is the "sweetest" boy his foster Mom has ever seen.  House trained, well mannered and gets along with other dogs and cats.  He is also a big boy at over 30 pounds.  Now look at his ears.  He is no longer terrified and so happy to be in a safe home.

We ran a facebook name contest which returned 131 likes and almost as many names.  His foster Mom got the honor of picking the winner and she picked Stout.  Seems like a pretty good name for a very good big boy. 

Stout will be making his debut on our Available Dogs Page soon but if you want to play a part in keeping Stout's ears up and happy face, contact us now.  This guy is truly an American Gentleman.