Saturday, January 9, 2016

The Christmas countdown is definitely upon us...with baking to do, shopping to finish, gifts to wrap and plenty of entertaining ahead of us (all good stuff), we have a little confession to make. We have already received our Christmas gift.

 As many of you know, Hampton was diagnosed in October with lymphoma. After shedding many tears and contemplating a treatment plan with our vet, we made the decision to start Hampton on chemotherapy. We are thrilled to report that after two full rounds of chemo, he is in remission.  An added bonus was that he did not get sick from the treatments, he hasn’t lost any weight (in fact the added venison, treats and table scraps have added a few extra pounds but the vet says that’s a good thing) and he hasn’t shown any signs of lethargy or slowing down at all. That news is the best gift we could receive and we have no regrets that we didn’t wait until Christmas to get it!       Here’s to Christmas miracles.

So, many of our reflections and thanks this holiday season center on things that Hampton has taught us through his actions. We’d like to share those with you…

  • Wake up each morning filled with happiness and share that with all of the people around you. 
  • Be thankful for all of the great food you get to eat. Cherish it when people spoil you with tasty treats and a home cooked meal.
  • Play.  Be sure to get out and enjoy each day with your family and friends (furry and human). Hike, play ball, swim and wrestle with your buddies if that suits you.
  • Give and receive hugs and kisses often.  They help you heal and they just plain feel good, like a nice belly rub.
  • Be loyal and faithful. That’s what your best friends do.
  • Take naps.  When you are feeling physically or mentally tired or if that little patch of sunshine looks like a nice place to lie down… indulge. It will refresh you and brighten your perspective.
  • There’s no place like home. That’s where you are safe, have a warm bed and are surrounded by people who love you.
  • Make the best of every day since no one knows how many days you will get. 

So we present Hampton’s list of dog wisdom as words to live by. And we wish you all the best for a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and Happy New Year.  

With love, hugs and kisses,

Hampton, Russ and Sue        2015

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Hunter is home!

Hunter was an 8 year old brittany that lost his family.....the owner passed away and he unexpectedly found himself in a shelter.....thanks to the folks at New England Brittany Rescue, Hunter has found his new family.  Today, Hunter the Pack 47 Brittany is sleeping in his own bed, in his own home, with his own people!  Look at the smile on everyone's face!

Hunter is going home!

Hunter, the Pack 47 brittany, has arrived in Maine.  He was met by Cub Scout Jordan Sheppard whose dad and mom drove the transport from New Hampshire to Maine.  Welcome to Maine Hunter!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Dixie had a marvelous time at the pack meeting!  She was happy to have head pats and belly rubs AND to share her journey from beginning to adoption with the Cub Scouts!  Thanks to all who participated in the bake sale and are donating on behalf of New England Brittany Rescue.  We are so excited to share our passion with you!
Here are some additional pictures of Hunter!  He loves to play with his foster sister Jazzy and looking for squirrels!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Meet Hunter, the "Pack 47" dog!

Hunter's owner passed away and New England Brittany Rescue has stepped up to help!  Follow his journey!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Note from an adopter to a foster family.....kleenex alert!

I drove back home from a visit to my daughter in Philly a week ago. Came back via Newburgh and Poughkipsie early on a Sunday morning. As I passed by the Hampton Inn, I smiled as I saw the parking lot where we met you and Buddy.
I thought a lot about your kindness and your care for Buddy. Thank you so much!
The pups got their summer haircuts this week and both were very proud of themselves as they strutted their new look about this little town.
Buddy is heartworm free, as you know. Our walks not include some jogging and the pups are up for that! He's building a bit more endurance and that's great.
Buddy and Lady are just so close. He has a forever home and a true love. I'm so happy for both of them!
That said, he's such a funny funny boy. Those eyes and those facial expressions are amazing. And, he sleeps while sticking out his tongue. What a loveable goof.
All's well here. I hope you, your family, and the amazing bionic dog are all well too.
Here's to a great summer