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    Saying Good Bye Means Being Able to Say Hello Saying Good Bye Means Being Able to Say Hello

    Saying Good Bye Means Being Able to Say Hello

Saying Good Bye Means Being Able to Say Hello

Our last newsletter left a sad spot in many hearts reading about the passing of our dear friend Hershey.  But for every door that closes another one opens.  And in this case, two doors.  We won’t do the story justice though so we’ll let Dolly and Mugsy take it from here…

 

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My name is Dolly Madison Phillips and my second life began on a Saturday night in June.  I lived at a house in the country and stayed outside all the time. That night a car arrived and two ladies got out and I walked out of the garage and into a new life.  After a LONG ride through lots of rain, thunder and lightning, I got to what became my new and I hoped, forever home.  Even though it was late at night, this new lady insisted I get a bath (that was a new experience!)  The next day, she took me to a park and I got to go for my first walk.  THEN, I went to this place my new person called Happy Tails.  That sounded promising and WOW, what fun!  I get to run and play with lots of other dogs and there are people there that love on me all the time.  There is even a POOL!  I was pretty scared of lots of things in my new life at first: big doors, inside floors, so many new noises that I had NEVER heard before and so many people.  In my old place, I never got to go inside and only knew the three people who lived inside the house.

Well then, after a few days, my Mom told me that […]

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    A Romp with Rupert, Training Continues A Romp with Rupert, Training Continues

    A Romp with Rupert, Training Continues

A Romp with Rupert, Training Continues

 
Elementary school – aka my second week of training – went really well.  I learned things like sit-in-motion and down-in-motion.  It sounds really complicated, but all I really have to do is sit or lie down when Kari or my mom says so, even if she keeps moving.  Everyone says it’s very fancy and to be honest, I feel quite fancy doing it!  I’m continuing to work on my chill and lots of group work.  My classmates and I have to stay on command while Kari works with someone else.  Sometimes I get antsy and try to move and Kari has to remind me to stay.  And most recently, Kari began off-leash training with me.

I also have made a new best friend recently!  Her name is Daphne and she’s an English bulldog.  She isn’t in school like me so in between classes we just get to play all the time.  And then when we get tired, we just take a nap.  We wrestle a lot and she likes to chase me around the yard!  Even though she’s smaller than me, Daphne’s really brave and gets in the swimming pool.  Maybe someday I’ll get in there, too, but for now I just like drinking the water.

 

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    Dog Blog:  A Romp with Rupert, According to Stella Dog Blog:  A Romp with Rupert, According to Stella

    Dog Blog: A Romp with Rupert, According to Stella

Dog Blog: A Romp with Rupert, According to Stella

Hi, my name is Stella and I don’t know you but I love you already.  I love everyone and everything since the people at St Louis Pet Rescue saved me.  I don’t like to talk a lot about what happened to me before but let’s just say there are some really mean people out there.  My previous foster mom told me that I was on something called “the list” at Jefferson County Animal Control.  I don’t know what this “list” thing is but it sounded VERY bad.  Everyone at the shelter was so sad when they talked about it.  Luckily for me, STLPR granted my Christmas wish and pulled me from the shelter on Christmas Eve.  I was in pretty bad shape when I showed up at my temporary home.  I’d had puppies and those mean people dumped me at JCAC before I had a chance to feed them.  My skin was itchy and raw all over plus I was supermodel thin back then.  Jennifer nursed me back to health, rubbing lotion on my belly twice a day every day until I felt all better.  I suuuure do love my belly rubs now.  Jennifer was really sad when she moved into a new rental home that didn’t let her have three dogs, so she had to find a new foster mom for me.  That’s

when I ended up with Sandy and my foster brother, Miles.  She’s the one who immediately sent me to Happy Tails to work off what she calls my “ridiculous amount of energy”.  I say there’s no such thing as too much […]

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Dog Blog: A Romp with Rupert, Let the Training Begin

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So apparently, me (Rupert) chewing things up and jumping all over my friends isn’t an ok way to act.  So my mom recently told me I was starting school at DogWisdom.  She said I had better do well and graduate at the top of my class!  She knew I was smart and she said I had to use my brains for good.  My first day of kindergarten was great!  The first thing I had to do was show Kari and Shane, my teachers, that I could walk on a leash properly.  I knew how to do that a little bit because one time my mom took me and my brothers for a walk.  My family all said I was embarrassing!  My mom and my big brother Gunther practiced with me so that I didn’t make them look so bad!  Back at DogWisdom, Kari started to teach me all kinds of other things like sit, down, stay, and chill.  I was doing so well at my chill that Kari could leave me there and go get one of my classmates while I stayed on my bed.  On my first Friday of school, Kari and Shane told my mom that I was learning an advanced command called a “sit in motion” and my mom was really proud of me!  I love training – I get to learn lots of new things and show-off in front of my friends!  And I get lots of attention from Miss Kari.  Now I’m off for the weekend to practice at home and show my brothers what I’ve learned at school this week!  Can’t wait to learn more!mail copy

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    Dog Blog: A Romp with Rupert, According to Rupert

Dog Blog: A Romp with Rupert, According to Rupert

I, Rupert, don’t remember anymore how it happened, but somehow I got separated from my family when a lovely lady named Derica scooped me up and took me home.  And just in time too!  Later that week there was a huge snow storm.  She spent more than a week looking for my owner but couldn’t find them anywhere.  She was just about to send me to live on her parents’ farm in Arkansas when she had one last idea…some of her friends take their dogs to Happy Tails so she asked them to spread the word!  Just two days later, on a Saturday morning, we drove to meet a lady who said she might be interested in taking me home.  When we met, it was love at first sight!!  Her name was Jami and she told me I would have two big brothers when I got home.  But we didn’t get to go home right away; I went to work with her at Happy Tails for a few hours and met lots of new friends.  Everyone there was really nice to me – as if anyone could resist this face 😉  Finally it was time to go see my new home and family, and my new aunt Megan came home with us to help introduce me to everyone.  I was already pooped and took a nap on her lap on the way home.

First I met Gunther – a boxer like me!  Even though he’s almost eight years old, I guess he is used to being the baby of the family because he did not want me around.  Next I met my oldest brother Chester – he’s kind of a grumpy old guy, but he showed […]

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