New Beginnings 2008

Phelps

 

December 31, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Phelps!

January 3, 2009 – Phelps has had two great big days!  He had all of about 1 hour to explore the house and settle in before our guests began arriving for a low-key New Year’s Eve party.  He was beyond expectations.  I’ve never seen a dog that has the confidence and calm demeanor that Phelps has. He took the attitude that this was his home from the moment he stepped through the door.  Phelps spent the night winning everyone over as he just wanted to love on all of our guests.  He even fell asleep in the middle of the floor at one point.  He has had no accidents in the house and appears to be housebroken (we’ve already established his “area” in the backyard).  He spent the entire day today with Daisy.  We played in Bruce and Dawne’s backyard twice… playing fetch and just chasing each other… and went for a walk in the afternoon.  Otherwise, they laid in the family room stealing each other’s chew toys.  He’s staring at me right now from his new bed next to the fireplace… he’s worn out!

I want to thank you again for everything you did for us.  I’m very impressed with LFS and we will take a serious look at what we can do to help with the organization (fundraising, transporting, etc.).  I’ve attached a picture of Phelps in his “downstairs bed” where he passed out.  I hope your New Year’s plans worked out and I look forward to seeing you again.  Thanks again for everything.

March 8, 2009 – Mr. Phelps…. he is a happy dog that loves his older cat brother.  They each take turns rubbing up against each other when their paths cross.  Phelps is learning wait at doorways and doesn’t bolt like he used to. We like to think tht he now knows how good he has it here  and why leave? He is so at home that when he thinks we are not looking will hop on the couch for a quick nap. After all the cat does!

Again, I can not thank you enough for taking the time to match us up perfectly. Although puppy pictures are adorable, knowing what the dog’s personality and likes/ dislikes has made his assimilation to our family enjoyable.  So I hope our stories encourage older dog adoptions. We will be taking Phelps out for his first major excursion today as he now responds to commands.  I will send pics later.

Rosie

December 20, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Rosie!

Debbie

December 20, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Debbie!

Macon

December 20, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Macon!

Magic

December 19, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Magic!

Linus

December 6, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Linus!

October 22, 2009 – I know it has been awhile, almost a year. But, I wanted to share some pictures of Linus and give you an update.  Well, he has come a long way since adoption last November. Though he is still playful and likes to chew stuff (boy does he like to chew!) his training has gone superbly!!! He is a gentle dog with an outstanding personality. He loves to play ball with the boys and anxiously awaits his morning walks and trips to the bus stop. He has filled out beautifully, has a glowing coat and a majestic gate! We truly love him!!!   Enjoy the pics. We are guessing he is now about 2-2 1/2 years old.

Chelsea

December 6, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Chelsea!

Bear Bryant

December 4, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Bear Bryant!

Sanibel

December 2, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Sanibel!

Butterscotch

November 23, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Butterscotch!

Edward

November 15, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Edward!

Maggie

November 15, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Maggie!

Batman

November 15, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Batman!

Esme

November 15, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Esme!

Alice

November 15, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Alice!

Rosalie

November 8, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Rosalie!

Cullen

November 8, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Cullen!

Rena

November 8, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Rena!

Luca

November 8, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Luca!

Pumpkin

Paco

October 18, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Paco!

Star

October 18, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Star!

Fripp

October 18, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Fripp!

Emme

October 11, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Emme!

Tybee

January 14, 2009 – I didn’t know if you would want more recent pictures of Breslin.  She is doing WONDERFUL!!  I never knew I could love her this much. Thanks!

Pawley

Dixie

September 28, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Dixie!

Snoopy

September 20, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Snoopy!

Woody

September 20, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Woody!

Blondie

September 20, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Blondie!

Todd

September 20, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Todd!

March 21, 2009 – See how handsome I’ve become!!

 

Shawna

 

September 18, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Shawna!

September 20, 2008 – Kobe and Shawna seem like they want to play but haven’t quite figured each other out yet.  Kobe barks at her and that startles her right now.  Shawna slept through the night (in her crate) after a few minutes of whining.  One little pee accident in the house (on a rug) but she’s been going outside the rest of the time.

September 18, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Shawna!

September 20, 2008 – Kobe and Shawna seem like they want to play but haven’t quite figured each other out yet.  Kobe barks at her and that startles her right now.  Shawna slept through the night (in her crate) after a few minutes of whining.  One little pee accident in the house (on a rug) but she’s been going outside the rest of the time.

Misty May

September 14, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Misty May!

February 15, 2009 – We are long overdue on sending you recent photos of Josie (formerly known as Misty May).  She’s such a great girl!  She’s really smart, loves to play, and is the biggest cuddle bug!  She sleeps under the bed covers at night! I attached some cute recent shots of her so you can see how big and happy she is.  She is about 37 pounds now and so healthy.  Everyone always marvels over her gorgeous, shiny fur.  In the attached pictures you can see her hanging out in some of her favorite places, with some of her friends, on her first hike last Fall, and there is one with a message for you guys.  🙂

Josie is really well trained now and has mellowed out a little since getting spayed, and so we are starting to think she might be ready for a brother or a sister.  She LOVES other dogs and gets so excited when she sees them, so I think she would be happy having someone to play with every day.

We hope you are doing well!  When people gush over how sweet Josie is we tell them that she had the best foster family to get her life started out right!

Tiger Lily

September 12, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Tiger Lily!

Hutton

September 6, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Hutton!

September 8, 2008 – Hutton is doing great!!  He was very tired when we got home on Saturday and pretty much slept the whole day (See attached pictures).  Yesterday he explored everything with Cocoa, got a bath and went on a walk.  He is very good on the leash.  He sleeps all night (in the bed with Ryan) and has not had any accidents in the house.   I will send some more pictures soon.   Thank you for Hutton!!

 

 

Jake

September 6, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Jake!

Melissa

August 29, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Melissa!

Mack

August 23, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Mack!

Queenie

August 23, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Queenie!

Musso

August 16, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Musso!

Roscoe

August 10, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Roscoe!

Gabby

 

August 9, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Gabby!

August 11, 2008 – Here are a couple of pictures from the first day.  We absolutely love her, she is just so sweet and well behaved, thanks again.

  

 

Annabelle

August 2, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Annabelle!

Storm

July 26, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Storm!

July 30, 2008 – Storm, now known as Jax is doing great. He is a wonderful, loving and playful happy dog. He follows his new sister, Lainey almost every where. Lainey loves having a brother. The first few days with us were a breeze, no accidents, no messes and he bonded to us instantly. We couldn’t have hoped for a better dog and companion. Jax loves playing in the yard, grabbing sticks and chasing Lainey. He is definitely a cuddler.  Jax loves any attention you give him. We are teaching him to walk on a leash – he just gets so excited and loves to pull. But when Lainey is beside him, he seems to do better. Thank you for taking the time to find the perfect dog for us and such a great companion for Lainey.

Paisley

July 19, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Paisley!

Venardi and Sabato

July 18, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Venardi and Sabato!

I took some really good photos of Digby and Gryphon the weekend before last.  Thought you might like to see how big they’ve gotten.  On Sunday, Gryphon weighed 41 pounds and Digby weiged 37!

I just started Obedience Training with Gryphon last night – he did very well.  We’re taking them at Jabula in Decatur and I’m hoping to be able to use the knowledge that I gain at home on Digby.  If I feel like she needs more than that, I’ll bring her to another session.  Hope you are doing well.

 

 

 

 

Mango

July 15, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Mango!

May 16, 2009 – Just stopping by for a quick visit!

Seven

July 11, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Seven!

Puppy Green

July 9, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Puppy Green!

Decka

July 2, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Decka!

Ruby

Wiley

June 21, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Wiley!

Lucky

June 21, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Lucky!

Teeny

June 15, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Teeny!

Dooley

June 8, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Dooley!

Eddie

June 7, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Eddie!

Ivy

June 7, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Ivy!

Tennessee

May 23, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Tennessee!

Jasper

May 10, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Jasper!

Ronde

May 8, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Ronde!

Santana and Adonis

April 26, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Santana and Adonis!

SamSam (Dylan)

April 26, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, SamSam (Dylan)!

Kipper

April 19, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Kipper!

Guiness

April 12, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Guiness!

Calypso

April 12, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Calypso!

Sugar

April 12, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Sugar!

 

Buckley

April 12, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Buckley!

Snow

April 9, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Snow!

Cinnamon

March 29, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Cinnamon!

Aphrodite

March 29, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Aprhodite!

Athena

March 15, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Athena!

Pandora

March 15, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Pandora!

Orion

March 15, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Orion!

Mugsey

March 15, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Mugsey!

Lisa

March 15, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Lisa!

Malcolm

March 12, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Malcolm!

Salsa

March 6, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Salsa!

Daisy

March 1, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Daisy!

Princess

March 1, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Princess!

Chavine

March 1, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Chavine!

Jet

March 1, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Jet!

Tango

March 1, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Tango!

Cypress

February 28, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Cypress!

Mater

February 27, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Mater!

Millie Chocolate

February 27, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Millie Chocolate!

Chance

February 16, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Chance!

Elsa

February 9, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Elsa!

Honey

February 9, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Honey !

Bowen

February 3, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Bowen!


Dave

February 3, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Dave!

Nell

February 2, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Nell!

Gabby

February 2, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Gabby!

Justin

February 2, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Justin!

Kona

February 2, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Kona!

Amy and Jo

January 27, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Amy and Jo!

Diesel

January 27, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Diesel!

Oliver

January 24, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Oliver!

Ebony

 

January 20, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Ebony!

  Me and my new roommate, Murphy (formerly known as Malcolm!!)

Christie

January 20, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Christie!

Lily

January 19, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Lily!

Fletcher

January 19, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Fletcher!

Motley

January 19, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Motley!

Jane

January 19, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Jane!

Isabella

January 18, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Isabella!

Gracie

January 12, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Gracie!

Cookie

January 11, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Cookie!

Shelby

January 8, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Shelby!

Darla

January 6, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Darla!

Molly

January 5, 2007 – Happy Gotcha Day, Molly!

Sassy

January 5, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Sassy!

Blitzen

January 5, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Blitzen!

Prancer

January 2, 2008 – Happy Gotcha Day, Prancer!