Friday, July 25, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
103 brittanys were taken into rescue jointly by New England Brittany Rescue, National Brittany Rescue, American Brittany Rescue, Brittany Rescue of Texas, and Florida Brittany Rescue. I hope you enjoy some of the pictures and stories of our Magnolia Britts.....July 24, 2014.....
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Sawyer, formally known as "Peter", came into my life all the way from Missouri on April 5th, 2013 with a hardy case of roundworm and other parasites. Since then, life with Sawyer has been nothing but an adventure.
When I adopted Sawyer he was a 4 month old puppy who adjusted well and quickly to his new home. Immediately, Sawyer showed me how smart he was and learned many commands in a short amount of time. Sawyer also showed me how loving of a Brittany he is, when at the beginning of May my father was given just two months to live with terminal cancer. Sawyer became our source of relief with endless smiles, kisses and cuddles. The summer of 2013 was a rough one for everyone. In late May, at only 5 months old, Sawyer developed a mysterious abscess in his neck. It swelled so large in such a short amount of time, it complicated his breathing and I almost lost him. After emergency surgery and a four inch scar, Sawyer was on the mend and returned completely to his healthy and fun loving self. During his recovery, I packed up my bags and Sawyer's toys and moved in with my parents to help out with my father's illness. In late June, we lost our beloved 14 year old yellow lab Jolie, and Sawyer lost his first true friend. Then in early September, my father passed away with Sawyer right there as part of the family unit. At only 9 months old Sawyer had already experienced a life-time.
Now Sawyer is 16 months old and is a very happy, active, healthy little guy. He attends doggy daycare every week day while I'm at work and then when we get home we play together and then go for a long walk in the snow, rain or shine! Sawyer is a very social boy and must meet every man, women, child and K9 we encounter on our walks. And then every morning, when we drive back to doggy daycare, he whines uncontrollably the minute we turn down the street; he loves going to "work".
Before my father passed away he told me that Sawyer and I were meant to be together, and that we have a special bond created by love. And it's true. Sawyer makes me laugh with his goofiness, keeps me on my toes with his high-jinks, and melts my heart with his sweet and cuddly ways. We were meant for each other. I know my adventures with Sawyer will continue, and I look forward to the next one.
Thank you Christine, Karen and all the NEBR volunteers who helped unite me with Sawyer. Thank you for all the hard work and dedication it takes to match these wonderfully intelligent and unique dogs with their forever humans.
- P. Nadeau
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Life has so many mysteries.
Anyone that knew me knew of my Hudson. Hudson lived his life to the fullest… he loved his family, meeting other dogs, his yard, and his car rides especially the ones to New Hampshire. He loved his two recliner chairs, he loved to swim in the lake and the party boat.I have so many happy memories with my Hudsy.
I wish I could tell the person who
lived with before us that he had
a great life. Hudson
How old was he?,,,, His birthday?....What was his family like?.......Did he get himself lost? ..... Did the people love him?.....How long was he on the lam?
It's all a mystery, as it will remain that way.
Who would figure that a stray dog found in
was brought to the shelter. When rescue was called to pick up the
one had been reclaimed, one had been adopted (Hudson) and the other was put
into foster. A few days later Brittanys
was returned to the shelter. The foster mom was called went back to
the shelter to pick up and place Hudson in her foster care. What were the
odds of him being 777 miles from me to end up in my home? Hudson
God gave me such a special gift of having had
life, not many people get to experience the bond and
unconditional love we had. Those that have been given this special gift to
experience the love of a dog in their journey through life are "Dog
People" we have been blessed. Hudson
I guess I have to remind myself: Don't cry because it's over........Smile because it happened.
We will all be together again some day, love you baby boy.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Our NEBR rescue Butterscotch was the light of our lives. When she passed suddenly of a rare spinal stroke, I knew there would never be another dog like her. She was the town "mayor", well loved by all and always anxious to share her love of life and her joy.
Christine at NEBR contacted me and wrote that she knew we were not ready to adopt another dog, BUT, there was a dog in foster I really needed to meet. She emailed the dog's photo, and I was a goner.
I went over to meet Cody, who greeted me by climbing up on his Brittany foster sibling to give me a kiss. That was all I needed to see, and my husband and I adopted Cody.
Despite his initial greeting, Cody was a very fearful dog who vomited with fear everytime he was in a new situation. He initially needed a lot of space, and did not seek out much interaction. It was a tremendous adjustment after living with a dog who lived for intimacy and physical contact.
Fast forward to two years later. Cody channels Butterscotch's spirit, and is a joyful and playful boy. He loves to snuggle, and insists on goodnight and good morning play time. He is the only dog I have ever had who I trust 100% off leash when hiking; he never leaves our side.
Cody even got to meet Governor Hassan during NH PetSave week, although he feel asleep during her speech. There will never be another Cody and we are so thankful to NEBR for bringing this amazing little dog into our lives. We could not have adopted a better dog.