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Success Story "Apple" 2406

Success Story "Apple" 2406

With happiness comes tears. A story that makes our hearts sing for the loving family she found, and saddened to hear she has crossed the rainbow bridge. Thank you Susan for sharing Apple’s story:

Apple moved in with us June 28, 2014. Us being Peggy, Susan, Dinky, Gussie, and Tansee. . .two humans and three dawgs. She quickly established herself as the eldest matriarch who loved scolding the other three for making too much noise.

Apple was devoted to Susan and Peggy; she was always in our laps under the blankets all nice and cozy. Apple was often very fickle; during the day time she cuddled with Peggy. At night it was Susan through and through. Apple was a chihuahua through and through! At bedtime her favorite place to sleep was in Susan’s left armpit. Don’t ask me why!!! She may have had no teeth but that never stopped her from enjoying her meals and cookies or giving daily kisses. Her tongue hung out on the right side, and only the right side. Like her mommie (Susan) she loved sunning in the backyard, often staying outside when everyone else went inside. We had to bring her inside from time to time. Going to places excited her; meeting new laps thrilled her; hiding under blankets soothed her. Her trademark pose was peeking out from under a blanket; we have millions of pictures of her in this pose. The two years, four months, and five days were full of experiences, laughter, kisses, and amazement.

Apple died on November 02, 2016. She was very clear that it was time. She went for her last walk that morning and made her last deposit :-). We were all with her when she died. She is home and has her own altar. In the two months since her death we feel her absence so keenly. Apple was and still is the queen.

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It is not our differences that divide us.
It is our inability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences.

Audre Lorde

Tu eres mi otro yo. (You are my other me.)
Si te hago dano a ti. (If I do harm to you.)
Si hago dana a mi mismo. (I do harm to myself.)
Si te amo y respeto, (If I love and respect you,)
Me amo y respeto yo. (I love and respect myself.)

Luis Valdez

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

mariem3 | 01.25.17 | 0 comments

Success Story "Muffin" 2712

Success Story "Muffin" 2712

Muffin has passed on, but not before giving and receiving a lifetime of love:

Hello friends at Muttville,

We said a very sad goodbye to our beautiful dachshund, Muffin (Muffin 2712), whom we adopted in Dec. 2014. Just before Thanksgiving, she developed pneumonia. While our amazing vets at Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center tried everything to help her through it, Muffin was not able to recover.

We miss our sweet girl immensely. Muffin was an absolute love to everyone she met and transfixed them with her gorgeous brown eyes. Formerly an indoor dog (her previous pet parent was 102 years old), Muffin loved exploring rose gardens, parks and most of all, Lake Tahoe. She was a calming presence to all, and shared her wonderful spirit with us and her 14 year old doxie “sister” for the past two years, thanks to Muttville. Muffin 🌹 Dec. 2006 – Nov. 2016.

On Dec. 4th, I submitted a donation in honor of Muffin to Muttville via my employer’s Corporate Giving program.

I also want to thank Sherri, who personally coordinated our introduction to Muffin on a cold, rainy night before any photos were available. How lucky we were!

Kind regards,

Karol & family

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mariem3 | 01.25.17 | 0 comments

Success Story "Rudy"

Success Story "Rudy"

Rudy was adopted in 2009 and is still going strong! Mom Patricia gives us this wonderful update:

Rudy Nureyev Jr. is about 16 years old now and a lot has happened since 2009 when Muttville rescued him. For several years Rudy was the “gallery dog” at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts in Alameda. After I stopped working there I sensed he was bored so I took him to classes and he passed his Canine Good Citizen Test with flying colors. He’s a really smart dog as well as a sweet, quiet, lap dog. His most favorite thing is being picked up and carried around. He sinks into your arms and rests his head on your shoulder. After passing his test he got a weekly gig at a local nursing home. With Rudy in their lap some of the patients, who appeared almost catatonic, would come alive. He also modeled a tux in a fashion show. I couldn’t have a more perfect dog and he has brought such joy to not just me but hundreds of others coming into the art center and at the nursing home. Thank you for saving him for me.

With Gratitude,

Patricia

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mariem3 | 01.25.17 | 0 comments

Success Story Missy

Success Story Missy

Who knew Missy was such a music and TV fan! Read this wonderful update sent in by Leona and John:

I just wanted you to know that Missy is doing well. She is a most active eleven-year old. She wakes us up at 6:10 every morning so that we do not miss our morning walk with her (not as if we could not sleep in and walk her later, as we are both retired). Missy makes sure that our cats get their exercise, as well. Whenever someone is that the door, Missy is sure to announce it for us. Missy is a big Warriors fan. She is the first on the sofa in the family room when it is tele time. She also likes House Hunters, especially if the home buyers have a dog. Missy is faithful company (again on the sofa) each evening when I do my exercises. She likes listening to the music; I think that The Essex, March, Little Peggy, The Ronettes, Chiffons, The Chiffons, Betty Everett, and The Crystals are her favorite artists.

Thank you for all that you do,

Leona and John

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mariem3 | 01.18.17 | 0 comments

Success Story "Mandy" 3537

Success Story "Mandy" 3537

Mutt mom Kelly’s short and sweet note about her senior gal Mandy says enough to warm our hearts:

I adopted Mandy in July 2016. I’m seeing her blossom more every day. She leaps in the air at dinner time, makes Scooby-Doo noises randomly, and snores like the little old lady that she is.

I love her to pieces, and she is an asset to my world.

Thanks to Muttville, for pulling Mandy from a high-kill shelter so I could adopt her.

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mariem3 | 01.11.17 | 0 comments

Success Story "Sadie" 3048

Success Story "Sadie" 3048

Last week, we shared a wonderful tribute written by Carolyn to her daughter and her Muttville dog, Daisy. This week, it’s Carolyn and Sadie’s turn! Enjoy our first success story of the new year:

Happy New Year from Sadie and her family. I know she is thankful to have her forever home with us, and the feeling is a thousand times over for us.

We love her so much, she is my little shadow, likes to follow me, and keep me in her sight, and of course I love it too.

Many thanks for taking such good care of her, and allowing her into my life.

Lots of love and big thanks

Carolyn

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mariem3 | 01.03.17 | 0 comments