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Success Story "Rooster" (a.k.a. Joker)

Success Story "Rooster" (a.k.a. Joker)

When we got this update about sweetheart boy, Joker, now named Rooster, we were overjoyed! We hope this brings a smile to your heart too:

Wanted to send along an update on Joker (we’ve renamed him Rooster and he’s responding really eagerly and well to it.)

All I can say is that I can’t believe it’s only been a week. He’s become such an integral and welcome presence in our lives, it’s hard to remember what it was like before he was home.

Our children, especially our daughter Charlie, have become immediately smitten with him and he is so gentle and tolerant and loving with them. It really is quite amazing.

He’s such a lovely dog. Eating well. Sleeping well. Great on walks. We’re still working on stairs. Sometimes he seems up for it, other times I just carry him up.

So a huge thank you to everyone who helped make this happen.

I wish I had a picture of all us, but the universal rule about small kids and dogs never standing still at the same time has been in effect since he got home.

Thank you again,

Ryan, Aria, Charlie, Jun and Roo

PS: Any fears we had about his aloof nature have disappeared already. His whineosauraus greetings are pretty epic as are his hugs. He’s incredibly strong for a tripaw!



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mariem3 | 11.26.14 | 2 comments

Success Story "Bonnie Blue"

Success Story "Bonnie Blue"

This beautiful lady brought joy to us at Muttville, and eventually to her forever family:

Our beautiful and beloved Bonnie Blue sailed away to her final forever home on Oct.18. Since adopting her last March she had been doing great, especially once all her medications for her severe arthritis in her back legs and constant UTIs had been sorted out. But early last week her back legs gave out for good. We did all the requisite testing and trying additional medications but it didn’t help the poor girl. The vet said it was neurological. Sadly we were at the end of the road, her quality of life would never be what she deserved.

We had a most memorable summer with Bonnie. Eight camping trips including three national parks. She absolutely loved the great outdoors. She got along great with everyone and was just happy to have a loving family including her two siblings, Sierra and Sophie.

Thank you and to everyone at Muttville for bringing Bonnie into our lives. She will always be in our hearts and will never be forgotten.

Sincerely,

Isabelle and Steve



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mariem3 | 11.19.14 | 1 comment

Success Story "Lovey"

Success Story "Lovey"

We’re saddened by the news that Lovey (formerly Lovely Lambchop) has passed away.

Beautiful words from her mama Gail:

I loved Lovey the minute I saw her in the Christmas storefront for Muttville 2 3/4 years ago….wearing a red sweater…We lost Lovey last week. I never expected she would live even that long. How could anyone love a dog as much as I loved that little dog? I have no idea….It was beyond words. I never even looked at dogs like her, only shih tzus…


She was very senior when we got her. 17 maybe? When she had trouble standing up, we figured it was time. She passionately loved her food (and I finally got the food right thanks to Dr. Adam) and her beds. She was a warrior dog. She would have kept going if I let her….falling and getting up….There was no stopping her. In the beginning, she was found in a ditch bleeding from all her orifices….(can’t imagine that she was even outside by herself and lived).Rescued as a stray and thank goodness for Muttville who took her and for Marie and Russell who fostered her, took care of her when she was sick and nursed her back to life.


She would do laps around the house till she was fed or would get under your feet so you knew she was waiting for her food. No walking on a leash for her. Not a lapdog. Not her style. Maybe she would last 5 minutes with you. Not a mean bone in that dogbody. I think they call it equipoise (in human terms)


She was very much here and now she is not. There is a huge void now. But her soul will linger with me forever…..

In the words of Chet Baker:

“Yes, I may dream a million dreams,

But how can they come true,

If there will never ever be another you….”


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mariem3 | 11.12.14 | 4 comments

Success Story "Hudson"

Success Story "Hudson"

Hudson is fondly remembered here at Muttville, so we were sad when we received this message on October 30. Our thoughts and condolences to Bea and Len, who gave him a most wonderful, loving life:

It is with great sorrow that I am reporting the loss of Hudson. We only had him with us for 5 months but he brought so much love and joy to our home. He was noble, gentle, kind and so happy all the time, a joy to be around. He loved life at our little hobby farm home, fed the horses and goats with us every night and enjoyed friendships with all our other animals. His arthritis meds. and acupuncture treatments were helping him a great deal and he loved exploring our pasture.


Unfortunately he experienced a sudden brain/central nervous system problem Monday night, very unexpected and sad. He developed a head tilt but it was not the vestibular syndrome old dogs can recover from, it was possibly a brain tumor. Hudson went downhill within a day, he was hospitalized but just kind of left his body, he had no awareness of his surroundings and would not move or respond. It was so fast and he had been his happy self just the day before. He was slipping away so fast the doctors and we agreed the kindest thing for Hudson was to put him to sleep peacefully and gently. We are shocked still that he is gone. There will be a huge empty spot in our hearts and home for a long time. Thank – you all for allowing us to adopt Hudson and to have shared our lives, though way too brief, with this wonderful dog.

Keep well,

Bea and Len


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mariem3 | 11.05.14 | 1 comment