Monday, November 28, 2011

Boxers are a work of art!

My mom went to a really fun fundraiser for LBR last night. I would've liked to go too, but I can't quite manage to work a paintbrush with my paws! See, it was a painting party at a place called Let's Art in Plano, Texas. They sketch out a design on the canvas for you, then guide you through getting the colors and the shading and stuff right. Since this is LBR and our volunteers can't seem to think of anything besides their babies (and rightly so!), we got them to put together a cute drawing of a boxer. You could have cropped or natural ears, and then you could modify the colors and stuff to paint your own dog. How cool is that?

Everyone worked very hard to get it right.

This is our Pack Leader, Auntie Sharon, working on a portrait of her Booker. Isn't he handsome? (And if you look right next to her, you'll see my mom's masterpiece in progress!)

This is the whole pack! Wow, that's a lot of great looking boxers!

Here's my mom with her great masterpiece. Since she already has a big canvas portrait of me (from when I was in the calendar two years ago), she decided to paint my sissy Cinderella. I think she did a pretty good job!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Power of the Paw needed urgently!

Hello to all my furiends out there! I hope you had a good Thanksgiving, with lots of turkey and friends and things to be thankful for. I'm thankful for all the amazing people and dogs of Legacy Boxer Rescue! And right now, one of them needs our help really badly. Charity hasn't been feeling well since she had her surgery a few days ago. She had to go to the emergency vet today, and they found out she has a massive kidney infection. It's so bad that her poor little kidneys have shut down. :(

The vets are trying lots of things to help her, but they don't know if any of it will work. If she hasn't improved by tomorrow morning, then they're going to help her to the Bridge. I know that vets are awesome, but the power of the paw is even more awesome. Please please please keep Charity in your thoughts and prayers tonight. She has so much still to live for, and I know Santa Paws has an extra-special gift already prepared for her.

Please send up your thoughts, prayers, or good vibes for Charity and her foster mom and dad, who are really worried about her. We have four sets of paws crossed at my house!


Update: I'm very sad to report that Charity passed away this afternoon. :( She was very loved, and I know she has lots of LBR cousins ready to play with her on the Bride. I hope my Aunt Nina shows her around.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Another Charity update

There's not much new to report on our sweet girl, but I wanted to share some super-sweet pictures of her. You can tell she's getting used to the good life in her new foster home! Here she is with her foster sister, fellow LBR foster Miss Demeanor.

Here's the whole pack! The foster dogs Charity and Miss D with the two resident dogs, Bevo and LBR alum Stevie.

Charity says, "Ahhh, I could get used to this!"

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Update on Charity

I don't recommend this diet, but now that Charity's little "friend" has been removed, she's lost over three pounds! Yuck, what a nasty growth. She had another tumor removed too, plus started her heartworm treatment. She's going to have a lot of healing to do for a while, but you can tell she already feels so much better. Yay, Charity!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A special lady

You know, I think all the folks at Legacy Boxer Rescue pretty well rock. They saved me, after all, and a whole bunch of other handsome boxers like me. But every now and again, they do something that just makes me really, really proud to be their ambassador.

I want to introduce you to a really special lady. This is Charity.

Do you see that weird-looking thing behind her right leg? That's a H-U-G-E tumor! I don't know how she even walks with that thing on! I know that boxers are prone to tumors, but that's just ridiculous! Here's a video of her so you can see it better. YUCK!

Pretty miserable, huh? Well, her last humans let her get to that point, and instead of doing anything to help her they just dumped her at the shelter! She was really miserable there, and she was going to be put to sleep just so she wouldn't hurt anymore.

Well, that's when the pawesome folks at LBR stepped up! One of our volunteers went to pick her up just so that she could have an afternoon of cheeseburgers and love before being helped to the Rainbow Bridge by one of our vets. But then another of our volunteers said, "Wait a minute! This girl's got spunk!" They thought she deserved a chance to fight it out for as long as she could, so they agreed to take her as their very own foster for however long she has left.

Charity lurves her new foster daddy!

So now Charity is a Legacy dog, and that means she's part of our family forever! She has a foster home that will love her and take care of her for as long as we can. She's never going to know what it's like to be scared and alone again. And that's why LBR people are the very bestest humans anywhere in the world.

I think Charity agrees!

Charity is going to the vet today to get that nasty tumor looked at, plus a bunch of other ones she has too. Please send her lots of warm fuzzy thoughts that everything goes well. I know that now she's found out what it's like to be part of the Legacy family, she wants to be in it for as long as she can. We love you, Charity!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Dog of the Day; Meet ZsaZsa!

Rescue Me Week may be over, but it's always rescue time here at LBR! We have over 100 available dogs, and more coming every day. Right now there are a lot of dogs in shelters that really need a foster home, but most of ours are full up! Do you know the best way to get a new foster place? Get a dog adopted!!

So today I want to introduce all of you to the lovely and fabulous Miss Zsa Zsa!

Zsa Zsa was named for the equally fabulous Gabor, but I think she's even prettier than her namesake! She's 4-5 years old and loves to play and snuggle in equal measure! She lives with several other dogs right now and gets along fine with them, but she really loves to be the center of attention, just like any diva!

Zsa Zsa would do best with slightly older kids, but basically she loves anyone who wants to pet her ears and make her the center of their world! Don't you think you need a Zsa Zsa of your own?

If you're interested in learning more about Zsa Zsa, check out her profile on If she's the one for you, fill out your application and ask for the fabulous Miss Z today!

Monday, November 14, 2011

A sad update to Rescue Me Week

Last week for Mayzie's Rescue Me Week and Adopt a Senior Pet Day, I posted about a sweet old gal named Ruby looking for a furever home. Sadly, just a few days later, Miss Ruby passed away. She'd been listless for a few days and was having tests run, but before they could figure out what was wrong, her foster dad came home to find she'd gone on to the Rainbow Bridge.

Her foster daddy and the rest of us at LBR miss her lots and lots. She was always a sweet sight at pet fairs, an island of serenity in an ocean of eager young boxers. Godspeed, Miss Ruby. We won't forget you!

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our 11-11-11 fundraiser, whether monetarily or by helping us share the news. LBR raised over $4,000 in just one day! That's a lot of help for the dogs!

Friday, November 11, 2011

11-11-11 is HERE!

Wow, I have such an awesome post for you today! There are so many amazing things going on today. First off, it's Veterans Day. Now, even though they have that yucky "v-e-t" in their name, this kind of vet is the amazing kind who serves our country to defend all our freedoms, even at the cost of their own lives. LBR would like to raise a 21-paw salute to all the brave veterans, both two-legged and four-legged, who have served or are currently serving. Thank you for all you do!

Next, today is the last day of Mayzie's Rescue Me Week! Mayzie is honoring her Grampa J by encouraging all bloggers to share pictures and information about all the amazing animals out there that are still looking for their furever homes. And as if that isn't enough, she's going to donate $100 to five different charities that are featured during the week! I think Grampa J must've been a pretty amazing guy. Thanks, Mayzie!

So our dog today is the incredibly handsome ALDRIDGE! Aldi is about two years old, and he's a very good boy full of boxer energy.

Aldi loves to run and play. He would be a great running partner for you! He's very strong, but he's been working really hard to let the humans lead on the leash. He would probably do best with kids over 5 because of his strength and energy. But he knows "sit" and other commands, and he does well in his crate. He loves to hear "Good boy, Aldi!" :)

Aldi loves to play with other dogs, especially his foster brother and sister. But like most boxers, he's a wonderful snugglebug at the end of the day.

Aldi is dreaming of his furever home. Is it you? Check out his bio at Legacy Boxer Rescue today!

And finally.... 11-11-11 is here at last!!

LBR is trying to encourage all its fans and supporters to donate just $11 today. That's not much for just one person, but when you add it all up it becomes a whole bunch of support for our wonderful dogs! To encourage donations today, we're having our first-ever live chat event. Just go to and follow the 11-11-11 link. We'll be chatting from 11am to 11pm, and each hour will feature a different topic and spotlight different LBR success stories. Yours truly will be available to answer questions and share pictures and stories from noon to 1pm! Please stop by and donate your $11. You could win a prize too, like LBR t-shirts or our 2012 LBR calendar! We'd love to see you and aaaaaaaaaaall your friends. 11-11-11 rocks for the dogs!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Good Golly, Miss Molly!

Wow, it's already Day 4 of Mayzie's Rescue Me Week! Visit Mayzie's blog for the loooooong list of rescue dogs that have been featured already. It's inspiring to see so many people trying to help dogs in need!

For Day 4, I have a really special dog to talk about. Her name is Molly. Isn't she just bee-OOO-tiful?

Molly has been with LBR for a long time -- over two years!! Hard to believe that a gorgeous girl like her would have such a hard time finding a furever family, but she needs a really special family and has been working hard to be the perfect dog for them!

Molly is a three-year-old boxer mix, and she's a barrel of fun! She has lots of energy and loves to play, so she needs an active family that will get her the exercise she needs. She isn't a good fit for young kids, but she'd love some active pre-teens and teenagers to chase and run with. She loves loves loves chasing her ball and is completely tireless when it comes to fetch. But at the end of the day, she loves to be a little snuggle-bunny and curl up in your lap.

What about other dogs? Well, Molly likes other dogs once she gets a chance to get to know them. She gets a little nervous and needs a good introduction with them. So she wouldn't do well with dog parks or a lot of strange dogs around. But if you're patient with her, she can make really good friends.

Does Molly sound like the perfect fit for you? Go visit her bio at Legacy Boxer Rescue to learn more!

Don't forget, our big fundraiser for 11-11-11 is tomorrow!! It's going to be so much fun! LBR will be encouraging people to donate just $11 each, but that all adds up to a whole bunches of money to help the pawesome boxers of Legacy Boxer Rescue. We'll be doing a live chat from 11am to 11pm on our website, Every hour, we'll do a prize drawing from the people who donate that hour. You can win LBR t-shirts, our brand-new 2012 calendar, and more. It's going to be fun, and yours truly will be available LIVE to answer questions from noon to 1pm! Come and join us, and be sure to tell all your friends!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


It's Day 3 of Mayzie's Rescue Me Week, and I have a very special boxer to talk about.

Meet ARETHA!! Isn't she just gorgeous? I just love her. She's a sweet little 1-year-old puppy who had a hard lot in life. Just like me, she had to fight through yucky demodex mange, a skin disease that makes you lose your fur. But she's a tough chick, and she is now certified healthy and ready to go! Just look at that pretty fur. :)

And did you know that she's cat-friendly too? Not a lot of boxers get the whole "cats are friends, not food/toys" mantra, but Aretha has it down pat!

If you'd like to learn more about Aretha, just visit Legacy Boxer Rescue and take a look at her bio! Then fill out an application and say you want to give Aretha the R-E-S-P-E-C-T she deserves!

PS -- Aretha just lurves her foster brother Denmark. They play and play and play all day. If you were thinking about maybe getting two boxers, they would love to find a furever home together!

And don't forget....

Here's the scoop! LBR is doing a special fundraising event this Friday, because it's 11-11-11 and that's just cool. :) We're encouraging everyone to donate just $11 to LBR that day. It's not a lot -- Mom said she's going to skip eating lunch out that day and it's covered! --but when aaaaaaall the pawesome LBR fans do it, it adds up to a LOT of money for the dogs!!

But wait, there's more! We're not just going to take your money without giving something in return. That's why LBR is going to have a day-long online event! If you go to, we're going to have a live chat set up from 11am to 11pm. We'll feauture a different LBR success story every hour, with our volunteers sharing stories and pictures about the various dogs. PLUS we're going to have prize drawings for stuff like LBR t-shirts and our new 2012 calendar! It's going to be a really amazing day.

By the way, yours truly will be the featured dog from noon to 1pm! My mom will be on hand to share stories about what an amazing dog I am -- and I'll be there to make sure she gets everything right. ;) We really hope you'll stop by, and please donate your $11 and encourage your friends to join in as well! Let's make this a big success!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Rescue Me! - UPDATE! Lucky Gelato!

It's day 2 of Rescue Me Week, and I've got a special treat for you!

Here at Legacy Boxer Rescue, we have lots and lots and lots of dogs looking for their furever homes. So you get TWO dogs today!

This is handsome Hancock, a two-year-old big boy who loves to play! He loves little kids and other dogs, and he does really well on a leash. He's even crate-trained! How could you not love this handsome face??

Then there's his beeee-U-ti-ful foster sister, pretty Miss Gelato! She's only 1 1/2, and she loves dogs and kids as much as Hancock does. They play together all the time! She's housebroken and crate-trained like a proper lady. And she has the most awesome soft fur, so she's wonderful to snuggle with!

You can read more about Hancock and Gelato on our website, and fill out an application if you decide you just can't live without them! They just can't wait to find their furever homes, and I bet their furever homes can't wait to find them!

PS -- It's almost here!!! More details to come soon.

UPDATE: Wow, what great news!! Gelato was adopted today! How's that for instant gratification? :)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Rescue Me Week

It's always rescue week here at the Legacy Chronicles, but this week is a special "Rescue Me Week" on Blogville, in honor of my furiend Mayzie's Grampa J. She's asking us to feature adoptable pets in need of rescue every day this week. LBR has plenty of those!

Since it's also "Adopt a Senior Pet" Month, I thought I'd choose another of our sweet seniors looking for a home of their own during their golden years. So please meet the jewel of LBR, sweet Miss Ruby!

Ruby is 8-9 years old and comes jam-packed with all the wisdom of those years. that means she already knows things like "don't potty in the house" and "don't chew on the human shoes, no matter how yummy they look." Hard stuff for some of those younger pups, but she's got it down! She also isn't crazy-hyper like those younger dogs, especially boxers, can be. Senior dogs are wonderful choices if you love a boxer personality but aren't quite up to the energy level!

Ruby gets along beautifully with the other dogs at her foster home, so if you were wanting a companion for an older or calmer pet, she would be a wonderful choice. She also loves to be the center of attention, so if you don't have any pets that's fine by her too! She's happy to sit and snuggle with you as long as you want.

All Ruby asks is for a nice soft bed to curl up on and a human to give all the love in her great big heart to. If you're interested in Ruby, check out her bio on Once you've fallen in love with her, fill out a Legacy Boxer Rescue application and say you want to add Ruby to your family!

P.S. -- It's coming!!

Get ready....

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Join the Silver Paws Club!

Hey, did you know that November is "Adopt a Senior Pet" Month? Senior pets can make a wonderful addition to your family. They come to you with a lifetime of experience, meaning they already know important things like where is appropriate to potty and what is appropriate to chew on (not Mom's shoes!). They still love to play, but they're not as energetic as those crazy puppies are. That makes them champion snugglers! Plus, they've seen the big world out there, and they know what a good thing they have with you. Senior pets can be the most loyal and loving ones out there. Please don't overlook a wonderful pet just because of a little gray on their muzzles. Adopt a senior pet today!

If you're looking for one to adopt, here is LBR foster Roxie, who's looking for her perfect furever home. Is it with you?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A sad few days...

It's been a sad few days here at LBR. We've lost three great old men who showed all of us younger dogs what living life was all about! Godspeed, Mater, Buddy, and Enzo Ferrari. You've earned your rest on the Rainbow Bridge.