Lila and Venus – the frien-emies!!

I realized that it has been quite some time since I have submitted an update about Lila, and I don’t know that I have ever provided one for Venus.  I adopted Lila from POA in March 2011.  At the time, her age was estimated at 15-17 years old.  As you can see from the 2 attached photos, she is still going strong, more than 2½ years later.  She is an absolute age-less wonder.  She has some bursts of energy where she runs around chasing a toy, which is just amazing.  She loves her treats, and she loves to snuggle.  Her favorite spot is lying on top of me while I’m sitting in the living room chair.  Other than her chronic (but managed by medication) hyper-thyroid condition, she is a picture of health. It took some time, but Venus has adjusted to being in my home since I adopted her from POA in April 2013.  She is the neighborhood watch commander.  Her favorite spot is in the front window, where she watches birds, squirrels – and humans.  I think that she probably knows everything about everyone who lives in my neighborhood.  The photo that I have submitted is of one of my other cats, Dusty (on the left), and Venus (on the right).  Both are on neighborhood patrol.  I love this photo because, for years, Dusty would not come out of my bedroom.  She is now moving around the home with more confidence, and she and Venus are “frien-emies.”  They can share space, as long as they don’t get too close to each other.   I am so happy and so blessed to have these cats in my life! Best Wishes and Happy Holidays, Sara Taylor

Elena (Bianca) and Her New Home

“Just wanted to send an update- I adopted Bianca in September 2010, renamed her Elena Kathryn.  While she likes to bark a lot and has been a bad influence on our adopted cocker spaniel that showed up a month later, she is doing really well, and we still love her to pieces!! She sleeps in bed snuggled up with me every night. I have been fostering kittens for Our companions, and I am so thankful to adopters who send updates, so I thought I needed to send an update to you.  I LOVE my little girl.”  

Sir William (Sheldon) Goes Home

“Willie is doing much better – we are using a training collar on him and it is working very well. We took him on his 1st camping trip. He loved all the activity with the dogs, kids and people. He took a liking to a female poodle named “Lucky” and met another Corgi named “Penbrooke”. He even slept in his own bed (like a rock) after all the exhausting days! We  were happy & relieved at how well he did.”

Benny (Gogi) and His New Home

“ We just wanted to let you know that our little Benny is doing great!   He fits right in and seems to be very happy.  He gets along well with Mackie.  When he plays, he bites Mackie and Mackie puts him in his place, but he bounces right back.  He hasn’t used the crate since about the 3rdday after we brought him home.  He has free roam of the house and we often find him sleeping (and snoring) happily on a pillow somewhere!I bring both dogs to work with me once or twice a week and everyone just loves him and he loves the attention.   We found out that he does not like to travel in the car.  As soon as we put him in the car, he starts to drool profusely.  Even before we are moving he starts drooling, so I’m sure it is not a motion sickness, he is just afraid of the car.  We’re trying to get him used to it because we want to take both dogs on vacation with us in October.  I hope he gets over it soon.He is getting trained this weekend on the Invisible Fence and then he will be able to run free in the yard with Mackie.Thank you again for our little bundle of joy!   He’s so cute and so loveable.  He truly is bringing us so much enjoyment.”  

Update on Morocco!

“Morocco is finally relaxing more and more! He loves the bed and ruffling up the covers when you aren’t looking! And he loves looking out the window to see what’s going on! I’ve put the photos in order of his first night with us until tonight. He needs some work in areas, but he really is a great dog. We are so happy to have him as part of our family.  :)”