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Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:42 pm quote
peabody99 wrote:
thanks for the update. this fella went from so down on his luck that he almost did not make it to in a matter of days toward a life of promise and love. No matter what happens I am sure he and his foster mom and dad will never forget this special time.Not to be dorky but his story shows that with bad times good can one day come....so anyone going through bad times hang in there.
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Foster Parenting...takes special people...if Frosty is kept by Jim I know it will be fine...but if Frosty is adoptied I know that he will also be in good hands with the stringent interview process in place.
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Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:43 pm quote
I was at the Pet Supply depot today, picking up some organic kitty litter, and I saw the cutest camouflage patterned doggy coats, on sale yet! Made me think of Frosty and his little jumpers.
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Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:34 am quote
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Me thinks Frosty should stay home but what do I know ?

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Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:45 am quote
Jim,
I knew you had the heart and the determination to help the needy, but coming out and showing your heart and your feelings is a wonderful trait you are displaying.

I applaud you!
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Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:44 am quote
I'm just the story-teller - Kristin's the rescue heroine here. Let's not make this too mawkish a thread either...
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Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:21 am quote
Too late for that Jim. But if it helps I still think you are an ass...just one with a heart.
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Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:22 am quote
That I can live with.
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Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:18 am quote
Glad I could help. I will throw more if the thread starts getting too gooey again.
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Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:30 am quote
I'm relying on you!
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Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:03 pm quote
Just getting to this thread now. It's so great you and Kristin stepped into this little guy's life. He's a lucky dog.

We had our own minor rescue incident over the holiday as well.

Our neighbors went out of town and left a sister in charge of housesitting for their elderly Shiba Inu. Around 1 AM on the 24th we awakened to blood curdling screams outside so pulled on clothes, jumped into shoes, grabbed flashlights, and went to investgate. We quickly realized there was an animal in the neighbor's pool: their poor dog had fallen in and was thrashing around, screaming like a banshee, unable to get out.

I dragged her out - there are no dog-useful steps, just a ladder - and she could barely walk. The poor thing had scraped her hind feet bloody trying to get out of the pool. We got towels, wrapped her up, and carried her up the hll and back to our house.

She's normally a skittish dog and doesn't like to be touched, but she cuddled in my arms and let me hold her and stroke her head. Once she was calm and stopped shivering, we snapped on a leash and took her outside to see how she moved and to assess if it was time for a trip to the all-night vet. This also gave us a chance to talk to one of the other neighbors awakened by the screams as well as the local sheriff who'd been called because yetanother neighbor worried that someone being murdered in the canyon.

I got her all cozy and warm in an extra dog crate lined with towels in a guest room then went over and left a note for the housesitter. In the morning the housesitter wandered over to retrieve the dog, saying she'd slept through the entire thing.

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The relationship between dogs and humans is, to paraphase something we saw on TV years ago, the best deal mankind has ever made. We've altered them through centuries of selective breeding to fit both our needs (the working,herding, and hound breeds plus most of the terriers) and our whims (toy breeds). Because we've created them we're responsible for them: I wish people would realize that having a pet - be it a dog, a cat, a hamster, or a fish - is a responsibility and a committment. I simply don't understand how people who can neglect or abuse any creature, be it a child or an animal.

Over the years we've shown and bred dogs, and when a litter was born each puppy was already assured a home. We made the same promise to each one: we will be responsible for you from the day you're born until the day you die...which is why we ended up bringing a dog back home 12 year after we'd initially placed her when the person we'd entrusted with her care gave her up. She lived with us for the rest of her life and she died in my arms just as she was born into my waiting hands.

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I applaud the two of you for being this little guy's Christmas miracle! He's looking better with each photo, and you're positively radiant!

Giving is the spirit of the Holidays. All the best to you both!
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Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:17 pm quote
Treacle Index off the charts
stickyfrog wrote:
Glad I could help. I will throw more if the thread starts getting too gooey again.
The Treacle Index has been dangerously high in this thread. The management may have to intervene if normal levels of curmudgeonliness aren't re-established in short order!

Jim, listen up! Frosty, and your lovely lady friend, are putting your Grumpy Old Git status at serious risk!

With sincere concern

~Deborah

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Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:45 am quote
Well we've handed him over to a friend to 'baby-sit' for the next few days as we get some riding in heading south. So no more updates for a while. That should help get the sugar:acid ratio reduced.
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Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:10 am quote
brrrraaaapppp!


ruin our fun, will ya!
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Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:08 am quote
jimc wrote:
Well we've handed him over to a friend to 'baby-sit' for the next few days as we get some riding in heading south. So no more updates for a while. That should help get the sugar:acid ratio reduced.
What's gonna happen is when you come back you are going to gush as to how much you missed him and you couldn't stand being apart.
Then you'll make a little dog carrier (not pet carrier!) and take him along with you on rides...

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Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:31 pm quote
Jim you are great wish I lived closer, well if you are out cash would love to make a donations , I have two chihuahuas love them to pieces
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Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:26 pm quote
Back from our travels, and Frosty has thrived with the baby-sitters. He's not put on much more weight, but looks fiitter than ever - still very bony though. Loads of exercise to build up the muscles now required!

The three or four plans of varying degrees of cunning haven't panned out, so now we're looking for a local foster/adoption situation. Ideally a retired person/couple - we'll see what transpires.
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Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:59 pm quote
jimc wrote:
Back from our travels, and Frosty has thrived with the baby-sitters. He's not put on much more weight, but looks fiitter than ever - still very bony though. Loads of exercise to build up the muscles now required!

The three or four plans of varying degrees of cunning haven't panned out, so now we're looking for a local foster/adoption situation. Ideally a retired person/couple - we'll see what transpires.
I am putting out feelers amongst my pet-rescue type friends, Jim. I'll let you know if anyone bites.
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Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:06 pm quote
Thanks Leia.
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Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:31 pm quote
organic kitty litter? is there any other kind?
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Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:34 pm quote
Another cunning plan is in place - but in the meantime...

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Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:21 pm quote
I would totally take the little guy if I could get to him! I have an older Chihuahua who likes the company of other Chis.
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Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:01 pm quote
chi
i'd be happy to donate towards a plane ticket to get him to another vepa owner, have two chi's myself
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Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:02 pm quote
chi
that was for the colorado post
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Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:30 am quote
Squeal!! Oh, I require a small dog, and a transport bag for the curry hook.
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Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:24 am quote
Chihuahua hook.
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Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:17 am quote
jimc wrote:
Another cunning plan is in place - but in the meantime...
Oh, thud. That's pretty sweet.
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Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:31 am quote
Better: Frosty hook.
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I would totally take the little guy if I could get to him!
its only a tiny dog ... pop it in a box n post it
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Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:42 pm quote
It's now as near as damn it official, so eff-it - we're (ok, it's Kristin, I'm merely a co-conspirator) adopting the little tyke.

A different coloured lead (leash) has been obtained though, I'm glad to hear, YAY!!!! (and PHEW!!!)

There are feverish knit-ins as I write apparently potentially providing him with custom un-piss-on-able sweaters. Doomed to failure say I. A mere matter of biology and physics...
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Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:10 pm quote
Good for you Jim, early on I knew you had no other choice really...and now a poem for the dog lovers.

(and a favorite of mine)


There is sorrow enough in the natural way 
From men and women to fill our day; 
And when we are certain of sorrow in store, 
Why do we always arrange for more? 
Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware 
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.

Buy a pup and your money will buy 
Love unflinching that cannot lie-- 
Perfect passsion and worship fed 
By a kick in the ribs or a pat on the head. 
Nevertheless it is hardly fair 
To risk your heart to a dog to tear.

When the fourteen years which Nature permits 
Are closing in asthma, or tumour, or fits, 
And the vet's unspoken prescription runs 
To lethal chambers or loaded guns, 
Then you will find--it's your own affair-- 
But ... you've given your heart to a dog to tear. 

When the body that lived at your single will, 
With its whimper of welcome, is stilled (how still!) 
When the spirit that answered your every mood 
Is gone--wherever it goes--for good, 
You will discover how much you care, 
And will give your heart to a dog to tear. 

We've sorrow enough in the natural way, 
When it comes to burying Christian clay. 
Our loves are not given, but only lent, 
At compound interest of cent per cent. 
Though it is not always the case, I believe, 
That the longer we've kept 'em, the more do we grieve: 
For, when debts are payable, right or wrong, 
A short-term loan is as bad as a long-- 
So why in--Heaven (before we are there) 
Should we give our hearts to a dog to tear? 

The Power of the Dog
by 
Rudyard Kipling


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Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:24 pm quote
jimc wrote:
It's now as near as damn it official, so eff-it - we're (ok, it's Kristin, I'm merely a co-conspirator) adopting the little tyke.

A different coloured lead (leash) has been obtained though, I'm glad to hear, YAY!!!! (and PHEW!!!)

There are feverish knit-ins as I write apparently potentially providing him with custom un-piss-on-able sweaters. Doomed to failure say I. A mere matter of biology and physics...
Most of us had no doubt......
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Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:40 pm quote
jimc wrote:
It's now as near as damn it official, so eff-it - we're (ok, it's Kristin, I'm merely a co-conspirator) adopting the little tyke.

A different coloured lead (leash) has been obtained though, I'm glad to hear, YAY!!!! (and PHEW!!!)

There are feverish knit-ins as I write apparently potentially providing him with custom un-piss-on-able sweaters. Doomed to failure say I. A mere matter of biology and physics...
A fitting and joyful decision that'll bring you (us) much happiness!
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Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:43 pm quote
Was there ever any question? Destiny, I say! Good on you, Jim.
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Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:47 pm quote
You know, of course, that we will now require the occasional update on Frosty, pretty much forever, along with random pictures of him sitting on scooter seats.
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Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:04 pm quote
Awesome. Just awesome. I love my Doggies, this little guy will bring you much joy and pay you back in spades for what you did for him.



You do realize Jim this does somewhat tarnish your reputation though.

Best,
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Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:23 pm quote
Like any other outcome was even remotely likely. Good job you.
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Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:34 pm quote
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You know, of course, that we will now require the occasional update on Frosty, pretty much forever, along with random pictures of him sitting on scooter seats.
that is exactly what I was thinking. Congrats on the new addition!
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Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:34 pm quote
Yet another foster failure... It's ok. We won't judge y'all too much. Just a little. It is a little dog after all.
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Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:25 pm quote
Very Ren
It was just a matter of time really wasn't it.

Well done you two.

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Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:57 pm quote
So I suppose this means you & Kristin'll go & get a puppy pram now that there's no more pretense that you're keeping domesticity in check!

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