A serene evening

One evening, I turned around from my computer after a longer session of saving the world from evil, to find this going on.

All aboard the sleepy train!

As usual, Emma didn’t stay put by the time I got the camera out. At least she didn’t try to leave the room before I got the pic.

Published in: Bonnie - Emma - Fostering - Remy on November 3, 2011 at 16:47  Leave a Comment  

We’re waiting!

Guess who wants to go for a walk… WE do!

No one shall pass until we get walked!

This it the view from the front door. The ‘airlock’ system is more of a visual deterrent, as Bonnie, the white lab, can easily crush the fence by leaning on it.

Guess I better get the leashes…

Published in: Bonnie - Emma - Fostering - Remy on September 2, 2011 at 09:13  Leave a Comment  

Clean and shiny

All three dogs got their baths, Bonnie yesterday, Emma and Remy this morning.

Since Bonnie had essentially been nuked 2 weeks ago, I just used baby shampoo on her. She didn’t seem much of a fan of it, and I’d have to agree with her, at least as to the smell. And it lingers! I’ll have to find something mild I can stand for next time.

This was Emma’s first bath in my foster care. As independent as she always tries to be, this must have been a little tricky for her to endure. She was most calm when she attempted to hide between my legs. Great, now I look like I peed myself.

Remy did very well this time. He didn’t try to sit, but still kept his head low which can be an issue when water runs down his neck into his face.

Apart from Emma almost immediately casting herself into the grass to roll on her back, covering herself with dry grass clippings, I think it went very well.

I still think I should get paid for this 😉 Ah, but I do! These dogs pay me back with interest to spare. Wonderful creatures.

Published in: Bonnie - Emma - Fostering - Remy on July 3, 2011 at 10:55  Leave a Comment  

And Emma makes three…

In addition to Bonnie’s arrival 2 weekends ago, Emma was in dire need of a foster as well. She had already been waiting a while to get into a foster home, so I thought I’d give it a shot with 3 dogs in the apartment (there is also my own black lab, Remy, in this communal gathering).

Emma wants to be your favorite!

There are a few more pics of her in the BrewPups Gallery. She’s pretty camera shy, but I hope to capture a few more pics before long.

She is a very affectionate young shepherd/lab mix, and also very sly. She almost immediately found the weak spot in my area, and nearly escaped as we were preparing for the first walk.

She’s been somewhat hesitant to play. Finally, in the last couple of days, I got her interested in one of those furry squeaky toys without stuffing. Wonderful to see her having such fun with it. She showed a little possessiveness toward the other dogs, but no problem when I got close.

In general, she hasn’t shown any issues with humans, and was quite well behaved when the local kids came to pet her. She loves being the center of attention, plain and simple. But then, all my dogs do 🙂

Published in: Emma - Fostering on June 27, 2011 at 23:48  Leave a Comment  

Bonnie, the forsaken pup

Last week, a good friend and dog lover found a white lab roaming one of the local FM roads. You can see some pics of her in the BrewPups Gallery.

This young female was completely encrusted in fleas and their droppings. She even still had stitches in her belly, no telling how long.

Bonnie says "Hi!"

She doesn’t look undernourished, actually a bit overweight. The locals said she’d been running around there for a while. Mystery! There are some markings on her upper snout indicating something was wrapped around it really tight, tight enough to have permanently twisted 2 of her teeth!

Well, she’s in better hands now, as I take her into my foster care. The vet thinks she may be no older than 18 months. She’s already adapted quite well, with only an occasional flinch resulting from the trauma days now past.

Published in: Bonnie - Fostering on June 26, 2011 at 18:24  Leave a Comment