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Success Story "Jax"

Success Story "Jax"

A rockin’ New Year’s Eve greeting from success story Jax, formerly Buddy!

I wanted to provide an update to everyone about Jax who I adopted from Muttville back in early April. As you all remember, Jax was very underweight and could not be put under anesthesia for teeth cleaning/extractions. I am happy to report that Jax weighs in at 45 lbs. and his latest senior panel of blood work looks great. Jax is a very active senior that constantly needs a activity to do which must be the Australian Sheppard personality. Jax has never met a ball of any kind that has not become his best friend.

Thanks so much for bringing us together and for all that Muttville does for senior dogs.

I wish everyone at Muttville a very happy holiday season.

Mark



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mariem3 | 12.31.14 | 1 comment

Success Story "Lonny"

Success Story "Lonny"

Holiday cheer this week with Success Story Lonny! Thanks to Tracy and Richard for this happy holiday tale. Enjoy!

Lanny, re-named Lonny, was our Valentine’s gift. Adopted on February 13, 2014, he is the love of our lives.

Lonny is the happiest and friendliest of dogs. He greets people with an enormous smile, and he he doesn’t just wag his tail…he wags his entire body. His mellow, sweet, and jovial nature have made him a neighborhood favorite. He is greeted with a smile and a hug by everyone he meets, including the little boy who lives down the street, who smashes into him and cries “Pillow!”

Lonny comes to work with me nearly every day where he’s also a workplace favorite. My co-workers greet him every morning like Norm from “Cheers”. He spends his days moseying from desk to desk hanging out with his human friends, attending all my meetings with me, and playing with all the other dogs who come to the office.

Lonny’s shelter paperwork indicated that he was 130 lbs when he arrived at Muttville. With a target weight of 90 lbs, Lonny had some work to do to get healthy. After months of medical care, proper diet, and a much more active lifestyle, Lonny is now just under 100 lbs and still losing weight. The change has been remarkable. When we first brought him home, he could barely stand up and could only walk a short distance before needing a rest. Now he takes 2 mile walks! He runs, cavorts, scampers, and swims.

Lonny has many hobbies.

• Swimming. In any body of water. If he can fit in it (or even if he can’t fit in it), he’ll be in there, splashing around.

• Chasing squirrels.

• Fetching tennis balls.

• Cramming himself into places he’ll never fit in.

• Pretending to object to the cat.

• Stealing food off the counter, or right out of people’s hands! (He’s fast!)

• Chillin’ in a shady grassy patch.

• Making friends everywhere he goes.



Thank you, Muttville, for doing everything you do for these beautiful, sweet old dogs. I am so happy that Lonny found his way into my life. He makes me smile every single day.



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mariem3 | 12.24.14 | 2 comments

Success Story "Annabelle"

Success Story "Annabelle"

Although Annabelle has crossed the rainbow bridge, Anna and her daughters forever hold a special place in their hearts for their special senior gal:

We adopted Annabelle from you almost five years ago. She was arthritic, grumpy, partially blind, mostly incontinent, and 100 percent deaf, but she could nap like a champ and do a mean impersonation of a duck’s quack. We loved her a lot.

Last winter, when Annabelle started to fade, my daughters and I had a difficult time hearing what the vet had to say: “I’m looking at this dog’s lab work, and I can’t figure out how she’s still alive.”

“She still enjoys barking and urinating on the floor!” We responded. We refused to put her down.

Annabelle hung on till spring, when even the girls and I could see it was time. We took her to the vet. She had a few treats, lay on her favorite blanket, and we encircled her as the vet did his job. She’s buried now in the yard. Her buddy Sunshine has a new puppy friend we adopted in October, but none of us will ever forget Annabelle. Thank you for bringing her into our lives.



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mariem3 | 12.17.14 | 1 comment

Success Story "Sir William" (a.k.a. Walter)

Success Story "Sir William" (a.k.a. Walter)

Karen reminded us about the moment she came to Muttville to meet Walter. We hope you enjoy it, too:

Over two years ago, I went to Muttville headquarters to meet Walter. I sat on the floor, and he walked over with his three good and one gimpy leg and plopped down in my lap.

That’s all it took, and he came home with me that day. He instantly became friends with my other Muttville dog Rosie and my cat Walter! Couldn’t have two Walters, so he was renamed Sir William.

He is a sweet and wonderful spirit with a naughty streak and a lovely low and resonate bark. He has also proven to be an excellent traveling companion as we make our way cross country to our new home in Florida. We love Muttville!



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mariem3 | 12.10.14 | 1 comment

Success Story "Bernie"

Success Story "Bernie"

With a heavy heart, Barbara let us know her little Bernie had crossed the rainbow bridge. We appreciate Barbara sharing with us their love story:

Bernie was not the dog of my dreams. Affection illicited a respectable Satan impersonation. He never gave up on trying to train me how to walk on a leash. His barking could create an earthquake 2.5 richter scale reading.

Yet I remember the moment we knew we were bounded by love. It was a soft gaze on the way to the vet. He accepted and trusted me as his human.

Aside from his looks, Bernie did have his charm. Even in the last days every walk out the door began with a courtesy, song and dance.

The walk to the park was enthusiastic. Bernie was not a partying kind of guy. His public demeanor was more Zen-like. He enjoyed the feel of wind creating waves on his long golden coat. He had a way of walking around the park study everything and everyone in a quiet, thoughtful manner.

Muttville gave me over five years that were blessed with Bernie.

Despite our “issues”, wherever you are today I need to say, “You’re the best. You really are the best. I love you. I really do love you.”



Are you the proud parent of a Muttville dog? Send us your story! Include 3 of your favorite photos and send to success_stories@muttville.org with the subject line ‘Success Story’.

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mariem3 | 12.01.14 | 3 comments