Thursday, May 26, 2011

Update on Vicki

I am always happy when I receive updates of the dogs who have visited my home, but I was especially happy when I recently received an update on Vicki (to read her story, click on her name).  It seems she has fit into the home of her new family really well.  It appears that camping is in their future and I'm sure having Vicki along will add to the adventure.

Vicki was a true success story for my blog and I am so happy to be part of such a wonderful adoption.  If you are looking for a great story about a great pitbull, don't forget to read all about her.

Many thanks to Vicki for leaving a mark on my life and thank you to Vicki's new family for keeping me updated.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

BHS is part of Simon's Birthday

How did Simon's Birthday Party end at the Bangor Humane Society? 

It seems that Simon's birthday wish was for his friends to contribute items to help homeless cats and dogs.  They actual went to the Bangor Humane Society's website and checked out their  Wish List (if you click on the words "Wish List", you will also find items needed by the shelter).  It appears they not only brought in food and treats, but also homemade toys filled with catnip.  If you look closely, you will notice that the house cat was very excited to see such great donations. 

After making this generous contribuation, Simon and his friends (Abby, Charissa and Roger) went directly to visit the cats residing at BHS - well that is after Simon spent a few minutes playing with Austin and his newest cat toy.

Thank you Simon for being so generous at such a young age and thank you Abby, Charissa and Roger for being part of this gererous party!!!  Lastly, a huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you.

On such a happy occasion, I am sorry to pass on the sad news that Daisy (a.k.a. Mama) and Grimley are still available for adoption.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Day Out for Daisy (a.k.a. Mama)

What a great day this was!  A bit rainy, but this was my day out for a little R&R.  I have been residing at the Bangor Humane Society for quite some time:(  Why? you ask - because my previous owners were not the responsible type and it kinda rubbed off on me.  I will let you know that things for me have changed and I have been spayed and will no longer be adding to the problem of unwanted dogs.  You guessed it, I had a litter of the cutest puppies.  They have all been adopted and here I sit just waiting for my forever home. 

A little bit about myself before we talk about my day.  I am a Chihuahua and am very calm.  I love to be held and would give you a kiss if you would like.  Now I'd love to tell you about my day and how I behaved. 
To begin with we went for a walk and it is Spring and there is all that nice, new grass that had rain drops all over it.  YUM!  I was able to try just a little and then we had to continue on our walk.  I walk very politely on leash.

Once in the house, I did a bit of exploring before the Littlefield's dog Lola arrived home.  Boy, was she excited to see me.  Almost too excited - it took her a while before she could settle down.  I don't mind dogs once they are calm - like me, but she was a bit overwhelming at the beginning.  Yes, I am fairly calm and just like to hang out.  While Lola played tug with the Mrs, I found a little toy to bat around.  I will say that I don't enjoy toys as much as some dogs.

All this excitement made me just a little bit tired.  A big yawn and I was sleepy.  Lola also needed a nap while the adults in the home did a bit of puttering.  I think I would like to live in a nice quiet home.

 Once I woke up, I was ready for a belly rub - remember this was a day of Rest and Relaxation.  Oops, I may not be the most attractive from this angle, but FYI it hasn't been that long since I was nursing a litter of puppies.  That's why they keep calling me Mama Dog.

  Did I say the adults were puttering.  Well, the Mrs was in the kitchen making chicken salad and saved a few pieces for Lola and me.  Again, YUM!  Lola and I got along just fabulously sharing turns at receiving morsels of chicken.  No spatting for us.  We just waited patiently for our turn.

The drive back to the shelter was great.  I am small enough that I would love to sit in the driver's lap and help drive, but realize that would be an irresponsible thing to do.  So sitting in the passenger seat went just fine.  I do like to have a little reassuring pat every once in a while.

If you are looking for a very small, very cute, very calm and very, very responsible dog, please check me out by either stopping be the Bangor Humane Society or going to PetFinder.

If you are NOT looking for a dog that resembles a dog like me, don't forget there are other dogs available.  There are other small dogs, a beautiful german shepherd, a beagle and sad to say many more.


Monday, May 2, 2011

Grimley walks for Austism Awareness

If you missed Sunday's walk for Autism Awareness, you probably missed me.  One of the volunteers at the Bangor Humane Society walked and took me along.  What an exciting day!!!

I am an Airdale Terrier Mix and would like to take a few minutes to tell how I behaved on this special day:

  • The car ride went really well.  Love to ride almost as much as I love to walk.

  • That's correct, I love walks and yes, I walk very politely on leash - no pulling for me.  Not even in the crazy crowds of folks walking for such a worthwhile cause.

  • The crowds were incredible.  It seems I really enjoy children, adults and adults dressed as dogs!  In fact my previous owners said I lived in sweet harmony with other dogs and children.

  • Treats are not that big of a deal for me, but I love rawhide and tug toys.  If you would like to play tug with me, I will wag my tail for you.

So now I will answer the question you have been asking yourself - "Why, oh why, is such a great dog here at the Bangor Humane Society sitting behing these bars?".  Well you see I have a tendency of being an escape artist and my last episode out I encountered a porcupine.  With a muzzle for of quills I was surrendered.  It appears my previous owners did not have the funds to care for me, so thank goodness that the nice folks here were able to come to my rescue.

If you are looking for a great dog and don't mind keeping me on leash or in a high fenced in yard, come check me out at the Bangor Humane Society or on Pet Finder.  Hurry - because hopefully I will not be here long.  If you miss me, don't forget to check out the other dogs just waiting for that forever home.