We also thought Dunkin khould help khool us down since we've been reading all about the wikhked hots being bakhk with a blast this week fur many of our furiends
What a stunning sunning former Xterra passenger
This was him in the spring of 2009 - and here is the post Mom shared about him - you'll rekhognise 'Little John's' travelling khompanions as Roxy and that LASKA fella Dunkin's furever furamily sent Sam these pikhs along with this update about him:
It's hard to believe it's already been over a year since Dunkin has come to stay with us. I can't remember what is what like not to have him around. His physical appearance has changed so much that I can't believe it when I see then and now pics of him. Compared to his original web photo, and even the couple I had sent shortly after we got him he looks so different.
First, he has gained 15 lbs. putting him at his optimum weight. Second, with some dedicated grooming (he has that double coat and is constantly shedding) his coat is beautiful and he prances like a show dog!
We walk 3x a day and I often try to hit different routes and still can't believe how many people stop to ask me what kind of dog he is or comment on his appearance. My favorite answer is that he's a great dog!
His personality was good right from the start but now that he knows the family's ways I can't tell you how blessed we are that he is so obedient. He is also the "king" of our block with neighbors who come out to give pets and treats.
Here are a couple of the latest pics. Coming from North Carolina I don't think he knew what snow was but it didn't take him long to figure out it could be fun. Then it's his resting place for the morning after his 2 mile hike. He has free reign in our open back yard since he is not interested in going anywhere (except after squirrels!).
We want to thank and praise you again for all the work you do at The Last Resort.
After Sam shared the pikhs and update with those on his transport that day, one of his driver's shared this about him:
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He's the one who was pulled from Gaston and privately adopted in Charlotte, to a guy who turned out to not be a good adopter. He said Little John jumped out of his car and he couldn't find him. One of us immediately went to Charl/Meck Animal control once we found out what happened, and there he was!!!!! What a blessing it turned out to be that he ended up there! WOW!!!!! He looks amazing!!!! What a lucky boy to have landed in such a wonderful home!!!!! Thanks so much for the update!!!!!!
SO, some GREAT news, eh?
Ready fur more???
Rudy with his kindler gentler dog whisperer Andrew
Rudy will go home Thursday. He is doing great. All of his tests and bloodwork have come back perfect, and they have tested for everything. We saw him yesterday, and he had SO much energy. He was soooo skinny, but he didn't seem sick. He was loving on all of us for a half hour. He kissed and hugged (okay, humped) the entire time.
His mom couldn't believe how much energy he had--more than before! lol He is SO happy to be around people now and is starving for attention and affection as much as for food. He will be thrilled to go home!
The family is amazed and so excited. They are still in shock. She told me her husband named him after the movie "Rudy" with a football player that never gave up...and made it. How perfect. And, you won't believe what his collar says (the collar he has had on since the beginning)--"Back to the Wild!"
This pup really amazes me!!! I thought Rocky was a miracle, but Rudy has him beat!
Here is a press update.Ryan and Rachel (Bear's Mom and Dad) have been interviewed by channel 4, 11, and 45 (Baltimore Stations) today and will be on the news at 5pm today.The story has all been picked up by USA Today.Also if you check facebook, you can see that one of the AA Co. councilmen have stepped up and demanded a full investigation.Thank you for fighting the good fight for Bear!
HERE IS THE LINK TO THE CHANNEL 11 STORY THAT OPENED THEIR 5PM NEWS
AND HERE IS THE LINK TO WBAL AM RADIO'S COVERAGE
I will update as I can - but right now, I'm just overwhelmed by it all - I was up late and didn't sleep whilst there - my heart and head are running on full Siberian on Coffee speed - I think each time I see the words 9mm hollow point bullet I get even more angered - Bear's internal organs stood no chance against such violence
The same friend that shared the info about the contacts for the area went to the park Wednesday night and posted this on their FB page:
Just returned from visiting the Quail Run dog park where Bear-Bear was killed. Talked to locals who bring their dogs there every day at 6:30pm. Very disturbing to hear how the "officer" acted. That Bear lay in the dirt dying for 20-40 minutes while police and animal control stood outside the fence, and how the police acted all chummy with the shooter afterwards. We put up a sign, flowers and a dog toy.
Most of you know my mantra of things happening for reasons - this one is quite a challenge to that one BUT I'm terming this Bear's Legacy - and he's going to make a difference from Beyond The Rainbow Bridge
WE JUST SAW THIS ON OUR GOOGLE READER (1:15PM) - SORRY FOR MORE BUMMER NEWS BUT DR. DRE IS NOW PLAYING WITH BEAR-BEAR - THEY MIGHT HAVE MADE THEIR JOURNEY TOGETHER IN FACT - PLEASE PAW SOMETHING IN SUPPORT
Hugz and Khysses from Khyra's Khorner
PeeEssWooP.S. We are woefully behind with some THANKINGS we need to do - along with sharing and such - we are hoping very much to get back on track in the coming week or so - we are attempting to keep our paws from the MARK AS READ button but...........................