I was just browsing on Petfinder.com, and saw some of your listings, and thought of you.
It was almost six years ago that I contacted you regarding a lovely St Bernard dog named Rosie. We had a little Westie at the time, and were looking for a Scottie (to replace the one that had gone to her reward after 12 years of faithful service), and I saw Rosie's picture and fell in love. This August it will be 6 years since we brought Rosie home.
Rosie is still very much alive (at age 11), though a bit blind from cataracts, and a bit arthritic. She still walks about a mile each day (sometimes more, sometimes less), and is about as healthy as an 11-year-old St Bernard can be. She gets along with the two Scotties we adopted last year (ages 8 and 11), and is a wonderful member of our family. She is truly the best dog I've ever had, and I will cry like a baby when she goes to her reward.
I just wanted to say thanks for helping us to find Rosie, and to help so many others to find their own "best dogs ever." I wish I had some spare cash to make a donation (I lost my job last August), but the least I can do is say thanks, and keep up the good work.
Pompton Plains, NJ
I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know how wonderfully Fable-Sable as we call her is working out.
Firstly, she saved my life - I was walking her along the road where we live -along this road is a berm about 7-8 ft high about 2 ft from the road. All of a sudden I heard growling and look up and there was a bear about 2 ft away from me. Sable and I backed up slowly across the road showing (outwardly) no fear. Then the bear started following us-All of a sudden Sable started making very loud screaming ,chortling Basenji noises and the Bear ran away!!!!
Needless to say I bought her a steak! We love her so much!!!!! It's hard to remember what it was like without her. It is the highlight of my day when I come home from work and she greets me!
Thank You So much!
Dear Aunt Mary,
I'm writing this to tell you Hannah is doing. Today she was spayed and during the surgery they found that her little belly was filled with steel pellets from buckshot. Since they are steel they present no cause for alarm and to remove all of them would have been invasive. Benny, her new canine 'brother' keeps going over and licking her. It truly amazes me that given what this young pup has been through that she is so filled with love and trust.
After setting some ground rules she complies beautifully. Benny and her play very well together. She puts him in his place if he gets too rough. She engages him most of the time and he loves it. He is no longer sulking around the house. Within the first week she learned to sit. Having Benny makes it very easy for her to learn, "monkey see monkey do". She is also great with cats.
This beautiful, incredible creature has not only settled nicely in her new home, she also has forever moved into our hearts and we have you to thank for all of this.
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