Sunday, December 26, 2010

A special announcement

The power of the paw helped him through scary surgery and clean margins. Now Atom Ant would like to announce that he got his Christmas wish -- his very own furever family! Atom, his new mom, and his new sister Brea got to spend Christmas together, and they're hoping for many more happy Christmases. Hooray for Atom!

Friday, December 24, 2010

We're about to head to my Grandma's house for Christmas, so I just wanted to take a moment to tell everyone who reads the Legacy Chronicles


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Ho ho ho!

LBR alum Huey (L) and foster Aldridge (R) got to meet Santa Paws yesterday! How exciting. I hope Aldridge was a good boy so Santa will bring him a forever home for Christmas!

Hmm... not exactly.

Umm... still getting there....

There we go! Good boy, Aldi! I know Santa will bring a wonderful forever home for a good boy like you!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Deck the hallsdogs!

LBR foster Sassafras would like to wish everyone a holly, jolly Christmas!

Okay, we're done now. :)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The pups here at LBR are getting our lists together and writing to the Big Guy to let him know what we want for Christmas. A few of our dogs got their wishes granted early -- a whopping five LBR foster dogs found their forever homes this weekend! Here's hoping a whole bunch more find their new families by Christmas. We want to give Santa a helping paw!

And remember -- pets are for life, not just for Christmas!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Rainbow Bridge is getting full.

RIP Denali

It hasn't been a good week. :( We lost another LBR baby to the Bridge yesterday. This sweet little boy, Denali, was battling illness the whole time we had him. But in between, he was the cutest, spunkiest little guy you've ever seen! He stole all our hearts, and we will miss him very much.

Denali died of distemper, a horrible disease that has no cure but can be completely prevented by one inexpensive vaccine! Please vaccinate your pets. We guard your houses, make you laugh, and snuggle with you when you need a friend. But we depend on you to keep us healthy. Please don't make anyone else suffer like Denali did.

Godspeed, little guy. You will be very missed.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Another sad farewell

This is HalfTyme. She was born into LBR's care after we rescued her momma from a shelter, and she was adopted by one of our wonderful volunteers. This week, she somehow got out of her house. Half of LBR went out looking for her, but sadly, we weren't able to find her before she was hit by a car. She is missed very much by her mommy, her brother Shadeaux, and her entire extended LBR family. Run free at the Rainbow Bridge, HT!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Godspeed, Shera

We here at LBR would like to bid a sad and very fond farewell to a very special girl, Shera. Shera and her BFF Molly waited for a very long time on our boxers-in-need page. Their mom fell on hard times and had to give them up, even though it tore her apart, and she worked very hard to find them a perfect new home. They ultimately weren't adopted through LBR, but they found a home together where they were loved and safe.

Sadly, Shera passed away today, curled up on a soft bed with her best bud by her side. I guess that's a pretty good way to go, when it's time. We at LBR just loved Shera to bits, and my mom just loved playing with her at pet fairs. Run free at the Rainbow Bridge, Princess of Power! You had so many people love you.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A great holiday thought from an LBR volunteer:

"An earlier post made me start thinking about the true meaning of this holiday season. So, I decided to make some Christmas magic of my own and played Santa's elf today when I picked up my foster from Midway and it felt FANTASTIC!

While I was waiting for my foster to be brought out from the back, a young (maybe mid twenties at most) guy was trying to hold back tears for his little dog that had been at Midway for days ~ she'd quit eating on Thanksgiving and had been sick ever since. He was trying to figure out how to pay for treatment (which he clearly couldn't afford) and asked the girl up front if he could make weekly payments. His total to date was $147 without boarding. When they went to check with Doc about payments, I asked the guy how his dog was doing. He went right into a treatment room and walked out like a proud daddy with some sort of hairy mixed Heinz 57 and then introduced me to Sapphire. I couldn't help the tears in my eyes. We have been right where this poor guy is. Sick dog, no money, little skin kids with holidays coming up. Front office person came back and told him he'd need to put half down and could then pay out the rest. He looked so defeated and I could tell he was having to make a very difficult decision.

So....I told him Merry Christmas and paid enough of the bill that he could keep the dog at Dr. C's until Sapphire finished treatment. I wish ya'll could have seen the look on his face. The poor man was speechless and almost started crying (he was doing the "manly thing" a guy like him would do and was holding the tears back) but then said very quietly, "God Bless you, lady" as I walked out with my foster.

The reason I'm telling this story is that I'm hopeful that there are more elves out there ready to do some magic, especially on the BIN page. I can't stand the thought of so many babies in a shelter or worse at this time of year."

See why I love LBR volunteers? They're the most awesome anywhere! So please take our elf's challenge and create some holiday miracles of your own! And if you're in the DFW area, please consider making that miracle taking one of our Boxers in Need. There are a lot of dogs that need a foster home really badly -- ones that are about to die in a shelter or who are waiting outside in the cold. Please be a holiday angel today!