Sunday, May 18, 2008
Irelynn formerly Patsy is a 7 month old Orange and White American Field Bred English Pointer. When I was contacted about this pup the rescuer relayed to me that the original owner was going to shoot her- but the neighbor interveened and moved her to the county pound where she may have a better opportunity to find a new home or be euthanized humanely. Luckily IBR was able to pull her.
Here is what her foster mom wrote at the time: "Irelynn is settling in wonderfully at our home. We couldn't keep calling our little girl Patsy, it isn't a pretty enough name for such a lovely girl. She is settling in at Camp Seeling like she has always been here. She had a little steak and baked potato with her kibble and seemed to think that was pretty good stuff! She joined her foster brother and sister for a nice walk and did just fine-tail wagging and head held high the whole 3 miles. I doubt she has had much leash walking in her former life, but she walked in a pretty good little heel chugging along next to her gsp sis. She had a little sponge bath in the kitchen and help pretty still, even for her ear cleaning. She is an eager to please young lady, comes in from outside when called and knows "sit" pretty reliably.
Irelynn is a gentle dog who is a polite houseguest. She already has made herself at home on the couch, curling up in a tight little pointer ball. She is a charming young lady-gives hugs and buries her head in your chest-too sweet. She knows "go potty." So house training is going just fine too. She met alot of dogs today, and seems to want to be friends with everybody. Irelynn is a sweet tempered, well mannered young dog who really enjoys the company of people she is a real lovey dovey girl!"
Irelynn found her own special home. Lynnie is a very loved little girl in her new home in Boone county, IL. She is described by her dad, as the "soulmate to their pup Teeka."
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
2 dogs that no one wanted,.....
He's been easy to train. Although he has a lot of drive he isn't stubborn. The fact that Rusty has so much point in him made it easy to staunch him up on birds. He retrieves well also. All I had to do was throw some bumpers in the yard for him and call him back. Done. He makes me look like I can train. He's 5 years old now.
Gypsie is a year old and I got her as a 14 week old pup from IBR.
I dropped one for her and she retrieved. Earlier that day I had shot a limit of 3 roosters over 3 Rusty points and now a covey for Gyp.
P.S. Rusty is not a finished dog. He is not steady to wing and shot, but he is as staunch as the day is long. He is not force broke. Most of the birds are deposited on my toe. But I'm fine with that. He's just my personal hunting dog and I think we both like it that way, although Rusty would probably hunt for anyone that will take him.
Monday, September 17, 2007
Upon arrival to Illinois and into foster care, Marbles seemed to be struggling. She also had a raging infection, although we were not sure where it came from. Her white blood cell count was very high but her tick panels were inconclusive. It was discovered thru chiropractic care that she had severe pain and issues with her lower back. It was finally established that she had blasto, an extremely nasty fungal disease that can be fatal if not diagnosed in time. Once diagnosed, Marbles could go through her treatments and fortunately has been recovering from the illness.
Update from Marbles Forever home:
Just wanted to give you all an update on Marbles, now named Polly. She
is doing just great! She came in yesterday for her follow-up chest xray
and her chest looks totally clear. She definitely recognized me but ran
right back to her daddy Mike which made me happy. She is definitely
"Home." She is best friends with her brother Zeke they play all the
time and Mike says he is teaching her to catch and she is teaching him to point birds and chipmunks in the yard!
Older sister Kaiya is a bit crabby in her old age and is fine with letting the young ones do their
own thing and leave her alone to enjoy her golden years. Polly has all
different things for breakfast each morning, one day oatmeal, the next
day quinoa mixed with yogurt, then for dinner she eats the Primal Raw
she was eating at my house. Mike says she LOVES raw chicken wings and
backs which she had never had at my house because Audrey is allergic to
chicken. It sounds like she has settled in just fine and took no time
at all to learn the Invisible Fence. I knew she wouldn't have a
problem, she is so smart. She is going to stay on the Sporanox for one
more month for the Blasto just to be sure it is totally gone. Attached
is a photo of Polly, Mike and Zeke.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Check out her own foster blog: http://gertiegirlpointsetter.blogspot.com/
Update: Gertie, now called Daisy, has been at her forever home for over a year now. Here's a message from her family:
Daisy's fur brother Wolfgang.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
She has been going to my sister's doggie daycare once a week and likes that too, plus it wears her out a little. I started running a couple miles with her.
Still trying to get her to gain a little weight. She is so skinny she can slip through the side gate on one side of our fence. We are working on her barking and ability to get into the garden, but otherwise she is a great dog. Here's some pics!
Update from Teddy's forever home:
Wanted to give you an update as Mark and I moved a few weeks ago. We bought a home in Logan Square. The best part about the home is it is on a 250 ft lot and has a great big fenced yard for Teddy . He is loving his new fenced in freedom!
I've attached some recent pictures of Teddy (our camera has been broken for the past year!). Some of them are in one of my colleague's yard with his dog 'S prite' and the others are in our backyard with my friend's dog 'Vu'.
Hope everything is well with you.
Best,Carryn & MarkTeddy with best friend Vu
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Gypsy grows on you. She loves to be loved and shower you with kisses. She enjoys sleeping with you or lazing on the couch. When she is grumpy she will voluntarily go and sleep in her crate. She also has a bad habit of leg humping, but this is ONLY because she loves you. Gypsy loves to chase squirrels in the yard, rough-house with Winston, eat bugs and enjoys demolishing stuffed toys within an hour. I call her my Goofy Gypsy! Gypsy doesn’t like thunder storms but loves to point birds, to watch her in the field is seeing another dog.
Gypsy Update: Gypsy found a loving home with IBR volunteer Julie---who subsequently decided to move back to Australia where her family resides. After figuring out all pitfalls of quarantine regulations, she was able to have Gypsy flown to her. She's doing wonderfully.
Gypsy with sister Bella in sunny Australia.