Frankie saw our Vet for the first time yesterday. He weighs 12.6 pounds. He was great – well-behaved and very friendly. Everybody loved his personality and found him very handsome. We noticed that he didn’t like to go out with the other dogs when it got too cold. They have these natural big heavy duty fur coats, and poor Frankie was shivering with the cold (although, he didn’t mind the snow when it got warmer). We were using some of our dogs’ old coats, but they just didn’t fit right and kept sliding around on him. We tried shopping for some, but found no good fit anywhere. One lady at PetSmart said they don’t seem to make coats for his length with his small waist and “barrel chest”! I guess he’s just a MOOSE! So, Georgette picked up some materials and patterns and made him a coat and knitted him a sweater. These are some pics of Frankie with his new wardrobe. He’s lucky to have such a crafty mom.
First of all we want to thank you Laura, for what you are doing for unfortunate animals and for people like ourselves. Know that, for us, you’ve brought together a great spirit and a family that needed each other. After just a couple of days, we’ve all become attached to each other.
My wife and I adopted Sophie in January, 2012. We couldn’t take her home immediately due to our new home being renovated, but we would walk her every weekend where she was boarded so she would get used to us. As long as we had her beloved cheese, she was happy as a clam! The day we brought her home was so funny; she walked into the house and ran directly into her bed! It is if she knew the house was already hers. We even had the added the bonus of Sophie’s colors matching the room! Today, Sophie is still vibrant and lively as ever (though a little bit heavier). She has proven to be quite the security guard with her constant roving of the house checking on things. She loves basking in the light through the sliding glass door and running outside in our large back yard; however, she puts up quite the fuss when dealing with the cold. She will whine almost immediately and if there is a space heater in operation, she will take complete control of it. In addition, if the weather permits, she loves to go in my work truck when I go to plumbing calls. Sophie has become an integral part of this family. My wife and I can’t imagine not having her with us. Thank you Protectors of Animals for giving us another member of the family.
Buddy and his sister Rainy (Video!!)