Saturday, 02 April 2011 04:28

Ava

When I first picked up Ava in mid December in MD, I thought, "Oh, she's small and dainty, not a rough & tough fox terrier at all", but she soon proved me wrong, having an attitude.

Fortunately the resident dogs thought her adorable & let her get away with much more than they usually tolerate. She was soon playing away with the springer and getting along with the grumpy Welsh terrier male. Christmas came & went, with Ava making herself at home, playing with wrapping paper, running around in the snow.

She got adopted locally (SE PA) by a wonderful woman who knows enough about WFT's to challenge Ava's intelligence by giving her things to do, as well as love, cuddling and enough outfits to keep her warm.

Now as spring is showing up here finally, emails like this one from Ava's

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Saturday, 02 April 2011 04:27

Baby Face Nelson

Baby Face Nelson and CW Moss arrived in Atlanta December 22, 2010 - and they were so cute that it was love at first site!  True to their namesakes, they "stole" many hearts everywhere they went!  They arrived in Atlanta after traveling from Omaha to Chicago to Long Island to Baltmore and finally Atlanta.

They made the trip just fine and both were happy to sit in laps and be cuddled all the way home from the airport. We didn't mind holding them!  Baby Face Nelson loved snuggling on Terrys lap, and giving little kisses. Does it get any better than that?

On first blush, it is easy to see that Baby Face Nelson, the smaller of the two, called all the shots between he and CW Moss, who was larger. Baby Face Nelson was the more self assured of the two, but CW Moss warmed up to hugs and snuggles

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Saturday, 02 April 2011 02:06

Franklin

Franklin left Missouri and flew to Baltimore MD along with Ava, Hermann, Pretty Boy Floyd, Sissy, and Sugar on December 15, 2010. A sweetheart from the start, Franklin loved being part his foster home’s pack. He progressed quickly in housebreaking and leash manners. Gentle and lovable, Franklin routinely showed squeaky toys who was boss by specializing in squeakerectomoies. Final tally was Franklin: 10 Squeaky Toys: 0.

After having lived his whole live in an outside pen or crate, Franklin adapted well to life as a house pet. He snoozed by the fire, hopped on the couch to cuddle, and played well with his foster dogs. Having a fenced yard was a particular delight for him. As he “lapped” the perimeter, he’d run faster and faster until he was just a blur! When he was done with his work out

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Saturday, 02 April 2011 02:05

Hermann

Hermann came to us on December 30, 2010. He settled in like a dream and has just been loving life here in Arlington, VA. He was house-broken in just a few days too. We became his "forever home" a few weeks later.

He is just such a joy to be with...curious, smart and affectionate! He also likes to chill on the sofa.

He has moved from being in his crate while I'm at work, with a break at noon, to staying out of his crate all day. I still come home at lunchtime to let him run around outside and play with him. He even lets me have my lunch! Hermann loves to take walks and is great on the leash...where did he learn to "heel" so naturally???!

Thank you, Celia, this April update on Hermann:

Here's the latest from Hermann, our very own from the MO 11 gang!

Yesterday Hermann was so funny I

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Saturday, 02 April 2011 02:05

Minnie

Minnie is one adorable and lucky little girl. She started out life in a puppy mill, but little did she know how much her life would change in December 2010!

On December 15th, Minnie went from being a little midwest farm girl to becoming a City Slicker! She boarded a flight in Missouri and winged her way east to the Big Apple - New York City!

The day she arrived, we scooped her up from the Pet Airways lounge with all of her collars and leashes firmly placed, and tried to let her paws touch the ground of the airport parking lot for a bit of a wee, but she didn't seem too keen on producing anything right then and there, so we all hopped in the rental car to make the trip back to Manhattan where she fell right to sleep in the back seat. We took a quick stroll around my two favorite and

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Saturday, 02 April 2011 02:01

Sissy

From the time she arrived from Missouri, three year old Sissy was the social butterfly and the "girly girl" of the Missouri 11. With her cheery disposition, sweet temperament and “happy dance,” this darling girl charmed both of her foster homes and then her forever family. When she arrived on her Pet Airways flight, it was clear that life in a puppy mill didn’t snuff out her joy or curiosity. Despite bearing litters for profit, Sissy was never afraid of people and thought that everyone she met would love her … and we do!

Sissy was fostered with Franklin for the first month after she arrived in Baltimore. She made excellent progress in her leash manners, ability to get along with other dogs, and being comfortable riding in a car and visits to the vet and pet supply stores. Like many puppy

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Saturday, 02 April 2011 01:37

Sugar

Sugar is one of the Missouri 11 dogs - and sadly, the most traumatized. Sugar spent the first six years of her life in a cage bearing puppies and based on her reaction to people especially men she was mostly definitely abused. She was terrified of everyone and everything. Though Sugar has made great progress with love, patience and medication she still has a long way to go. Sugar will be visiting a Veternarian who specializes in Behavior Modification next month.

She was introduced to squeaky toys which made her feel more secure. I would watch her sneak by Casey(when he wasn't looking) and steal all the toys and bring them up to my room and put them on my bed. She now feels more secure and does not have a need to hoard all the toys anymore.

Sugar's fears of pretty much everyone but me

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Friday, 04 February 2011 02:01

Sasha

Sasha is one of the Missouri 11 who stayed a bit closer to home. She made her way to Oklahoma to fostered and turned into a happy pet for a lucky family.

Sasha came into her foster and just seemed to know her old life was over and she did great from the start. She's a sweet girl, not aggressive towards my other dogs, is using the pet door, is healthy and is just a real joy.She was timid around strangers, but not aggressive towards them. Some common household noises would startle her, but she got better with each passing day. She discovered the full length mirror in my bedroom and is fascinated by it. She loves to run and play, and in true wire fashion will see what she can get into!

I gave her a spa day when she got here - bath and a hair cut - and she seemed to know just how pretty she

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Friday, 02 April 2010 04:27

CW Moss

Baby Face Nelson and CW Moss arrived in Atlanta December 22, 2010 - and they were so cute that it was love at first site! True to their namesakes, they "stole" many hearts everywhere they went! They arrived in Atlanta after traveling from Omaha to Chicago to Long Island to Baltmore and finally Atlanta.

They made the trip just fine and both were happy to sit in laps and be cuddled all the way home from the airport. We didn't mind holding them!

On first blush, it is easy to see that Baby Face Nelson, the smaller of the two, called all the shots between he and CW Moss, who was larger. Baby Face Nelson was the more self assured of the two, but CW Moss warmed up to hugs and snuggles more and more every minute.

They were among the youngest of the Missouri 11 at only 12 months old, and they

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