Friday, March 30, 2012

Hard workers

Everyone knows that boxers are super hard workers. We have to keep our humans in line, supervise social interactions with other dogs, and be sure that our toys are regularly exercised and rotated. It's exhausting! But some of my LBR buddies work even harder than that. When their humans go to that work-thingy, they do it out of their very own houses! (Ahem, Momma, what's up with that?!) So the dogs of course have to work even harder supervising their human at their job.

LBR alums Sky and Saber have such a tough job, they have to tag-team to watch their human!

LBR fosters Klein and Harlee make their human take a quick break to check the LBR website!

"Any furever homes asking about us yet?"

LBR alum Durango is just exhausted by all this snoopervision.

LBR foster Bruno tries to convince his human it's time to take a break.

LBR alum Trinity found the best solution -- make them stop to look at how pretty you are!

Good job, my furiends! I'm kind of glad that my mom works somewhere else so I can take a well-earned nap during the day instead.

Oh, and if you're in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area, don't forget....

Roses for Rescue is in ONE WEEK!! Woohoo, let's rock this plant stand!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Watch the birdie!

When LBR dogs are looking for furever homes, we mark them as dog-friendly, cat-friendly, and kid-friendly. I think maybe we need to add a new category for bird-friendly.

LBR alum TyBo says, "Oooh, is this a snack?"

"I am not sure what to do with this thing."

" Mom, get it out of my face."

In other news, you may remember my momma's good buddy from pet fairs, LBR foster Pink. Isn't she pretty?

Well, Miss Pink has started her very own blog, Diary of a Deaf Dog. She's telling all about her life with LBR and how deaf dogs aren't really any different than hearing ones. Please check her out and leave her some nice comments on her first post so she'll keep sharing with us!

Friday, March 23, 2012

National Puppy Day

Today is going to make Maggie Mae swoon, because it's National Puppy Day! How else could I possibly celebrate that than with a post all about the puppies of LBR? First, the current lineup:

I didn't think Marilyn Monroe would be with us more than a week, but she's taking her time to find her furever home.

Bently got rescued along with his momma from the shelter, and he loves his new foster home.

Tulip sez, "Shh! Iz hiding."

Handsome Moby is all better after his fight against Parvo. Isn't he gorgeous?

And, of course, a few puppies from LBR's past. Who could forget little Tuna Roll (now Trinity), one of the Wasabi pups, LBR's most recent litter?

And, of course, her big brother Sake (now Bonsai).

Here's cute little Peter doing the boxer head-tilt.

Little Junebug is practicing her pouncing in the grass.

Clue is sharing his observations of the world with his foster brother, LBR alum Ivan.

And, of course, we can't forget the most famous pup in LBR's history, Baby Perseus. This little guy was surrendered to us at only 24 hours old, and his entire puppyhood was shared with LBR's facebook fans. He's now known as Huxley and is a completely gorgeous boy!

I hope you enjoyed your puppy post! But remember, these puppies may be cute, but shelters are full of dogs that used to be cute little puppies. Spay or neuter your pets, and prevent cute little guys like this from growing up abandoned or worse, being put down in some shelter.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

A lazy kind of day

I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm feeling like it's a laze around in bed kind of day. It's gray and dreary and the kind of day you just want to curl up in a blanket by the fire.

LBR alum Tyson and LBR foster Moby are sure feeling the snoozin' vibes today.

LBR alums Zeke and Alabama are enjoying their nap too.

The more nap buddies you have, the better! LBR alum Noel and LBR fosters Klein and Harlee agree. (By the way, Harlee just found her furever home last night! Woohoo!)

LBR alum Marshall says it doesn't matter if you're alone, all that matters is the pillow.

But LBR foster Lucca says that foster sisters make the best pillows!

And LBR alum Drake doesn't care what else is going on, it's snooze time.

Have a grreat day, everyone. And catch some zzzzzzzzzzz

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Keep away!

A game of keep-away with LBR fosters Alanna, Jacobia, and Boomer. Jake's suspicious of Boomer's intentions...

But it looks like he should've been watching Alanna!

Three-way tug. Who will win?

You can find all three of these great pups on LBR's Available page!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Erin go bragh!

Top o' the morning to all of you in Blogville! The boxers of LBR would like to wish everyone a very happy St. Patrick's Day! Mom told me she plans to start drinking her green beer very early tomorrow so I needed to get my post in now. Sheesh!

Of course, I'll start everyone off. You know, not everyone can make dorky shamrock ears look dignified.

My sissy Cinderella has decided she loooves to get dressed up. Or maybe it's the treats we get for smiling at the camera.

Our pretty little houseguest, LBR foster Marshmallow, got right into the spirit!

LBR alum Sophie looks like a very dainty Irish lady.

LBR alum Roarke doesn't look too pleased about the holiday.

LBR foster Aideen looks much happier about the whole thing!

Can dogs have green beer too? LBR foster Patch looks like he might have gotten into some. Just sayin'.

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Legacy Boxer Rescue!!

PeeS: I'm going to enter this last picture in Bunk's St. Patrick's Day Contest! Like I said at the beginning of the post, St. Patrick's Day is such a pawsome holiday for me because, well, who else can make shamrock ears look that good?! Cinderella and I both look great in green, and we love beer! Isn't that all that's required to become Irish for the day?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

(From left to right, that's my sissy Cinderella, ME!!, and LBR foster Marshmallow, the cutest little pup in the world who's staying with us this week. And evil Mom standing behind the flashy beast with our treats.)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Definitely a Keeper!

Thanks to everyone for all the nice responses to my post about my sissy Cinderella. She's getting a big head with all the things people were saying about her! But that's okay, I think she deserves it. :)

Today I'd like to talk about another sweet little silver belle. Her name is Sofi.

Isn't she just bee-YOU-tiful?? I love those silver-faced gals. They've seen so much of life, and they're so sweet and loving. Sofi is what we at LBR call a Keeper. That doesn't just mean that they're incredibly pawsome, because all LBR dogs are! No, a Keeper is an LBR dog that can't be adopted out. Usually it's because they have a serious medical condition, but sometimes it's because of a behavioral problem that means we can't adopt them out to another home.

Sometimes we know when we bring a dog into LBR that it will be a Keeper, but sometimes we don't know until they have some tests done and we realize that they're very sick. What I think is so amazing about LBR is that they keep all these dogs as long as they can and give them all the same care they give to an adoptable dog. Some places would just euthanize these dogs as soon as they realize they can't be helped, but LBR thinks that they deserve to live as long, full, and happy of lives as possible. Sofi sure appreciates that!

Sofi was one we weren't sure about when we first pulled her. She was a stray who turned up at a local shelter. Since she's an older gal, about 10 - 12 years, we knew that she wasn't likely to be adopted even if she was completely healthy. But she was tugging at a lot of heartstrings, and we thought she deserved to live her golden years in comfort. She had a yucky mass on her side that she had to get removed at the vet. When he tested it, he told us it was a "malignant adencarcinoma." I don't know a lot of medical terms, but what that means is it's the yucky c-word all boxers dread -- cancer. :( She may not have a lot of time left, but Sofi is loved and welcome in her foster home until it's time for her to go on to the Rainbow Bridge.

You can go here if you want to learn more about Sofi (or any of our other Keepers) or make a donation to her care.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Grrrl Power!

So apparently today is International Women's Day. Hmm, when is International Handsomest Guy Alive Day, I ask you? I demand my own holiday! But fine, today's all about women and grrrl power. So in honor of the day, I decided to tell you about a very important grrrl in my life -- my sissy Cinderella!

This is how LBR first met Cinderella. She was a stray at a shelter, and she was in rotten shape. She was pregnant and had her babies in the shelter, and from the look of her they were definitely NOT the first litter she'd had. She had a really bad case of heartworms, so bad they caused a heart murmur, and then she had a bad case of fleas and allergies. She was kind of bald and lumpy. But she still had her pretty smile!

So Cinderella found a fairy godmother who saw through her sad tale and knew she could be a beautiful princess someday! That's how she got her beeee-YOU-tiful name. :)

Momma wasn't her fairy godmother, but when that lady ended up not being able to keep fostering, Cinderella came to live with us instead! She was Momma's very first foster dog, and she fit very well into our home.

Well, Cinderella got all healed up and beautiful. She got spayed to make sure she didn't have to have any more puppies, she got a chance to regrow her fur, and she got all those yucky wormies out of her heart. It was time for her to find a furever home! She found a wonderful home with kids who thought she was the most beautiful princess ever, and Momma was very happy that she'd found such a great happily ever after for her.

...But then she came back!

I know, who could ever not want such a pawsome grrrl? It turns out she had a wicked stepfather who didn't love her and was mean to her. So she got returned to LBR about a year later. Momma was so sad and promised that she would find her the best and most perfect home that ever existed where she would never, ever, ever, EVER be unwanted again.

And she DID! Except it turned out... well... nobody could love Cinderella as much as we already did! So Momma told her that she was going to be part of our family furever and ever.

Momma doesn't foster regularly anymore because we're kind of full with two full-time dogs, but we thought that Cinderella was worth it. (And sometimes we take in another dog if it's just for a little while.) Cinderella is a wonderful sissy. She's fun to play with, and she takes some of Momma's attention with the flashy beast, which is just fine by me! She's always happy, and she has the sweetest nature of any dog you'll ever meet.

And we're all living happily ever after!