Happy Tales Josie, Scamp and Trusty: Happiness Comes in 3?s on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 Josie, Scamp and Trusty: Happiness Comes in 3?s Suzette Compton, our Foster Coordinator, Veterinary Care Coordinator, and Foster Extraordinaire shared these stories with us about her 3 Cockers that are in our 2014 RMCR calendar. Scamp is 3 or 4 years old. He is my first rescue dog who came into my life as a foster for a companion to my Trusty dog whose close friend Mariah has just passed away. Scamp was a stray from New Mexico and was found along a truck route in the cold of December all matted, dirty and filled with weeds. He was about 1 ½ years old and found himself homeless and afraid. He was wearing a blue jacket that was stuck to his long hair. After his shelter days he came to me aggressive and fearful of both people and dogs. I was committed to helping him and today have a wonderful, warm and loving companion and the reward has been great. Josie is around 5 years old. She was a pregnant stray from Missouri who was put into a shelter. She came to me as a rescue 10 days after having had 9 healthy mixed breed puppies in 2012. Josie was heart worm positive at the time and also had a uterine and bladder infection. She was a wonderful mom to all those puppies. Once the puppies were adopted out Josie was treated holistically for the heart worm and is heartworm free today. Falling in love with her was so easy because of her beauty, her dignified and compassionate composure, and her big brown eyes. I am proud to be a foster failure again because I just couldn’t give her up. Adoption was the only option for me and Josie so she joined Scamp and Trusty has brought warmth and joy to my heart and into our home and now I have a three pack. Trusty is 3 ½ years old and is my mascot. He comes from a long line of champion Cocker Spaniels and carries the blood of my previous five cockers. Through Trusty I have been able to keep that connection alive. He is as gentle as a butterfly. Trusty welcomed Scamp into our home and then they welcomed Josie into their pack. Now the three of them teach all of the other foster dogs who come into our home what love is. The stories they tell each other only they will know. Christina’s Happy Tail on Monday, August 5th, 2013 christina’s happy tails Hello! I’m Christina and these are my happy tails. I started fostering a year and a half ago. My second foster dog was One Eyed Jack (yes that is what was really on his transfer papers!!!). The moment I met Jack I knew I was in love and that he would make me a foster failure. Jack was abused before he came to us. We are pretty sure a man abused him. He was okay around women, a little skittish, but was terrified of men. The vet told us he was probably hit in the face and that is how he lost his eye. How sad! Jack is the sweetest doggie I have ever met! He is a total love bug and has slowly come out of his shell and now has very few problem women and will even start to approach men to check them out! I love him more and more every day! And then.. here I was almost a year later and I go to pick up my 15th foster! His name is Ozzie. Ozzie too had to have one eye removed and we are told he is 100% blind in the other eye. Ozzie is such a handsome little guy and just totally amazed me on how well he adjusted in his new foster home! He had the lay of the land, the stairs, the doggie door (that he found on his own by the way) and my bed all figured out in the first 2 hours! WOW!!! The next day I took him to an adoption event and again I was amazed at how well he did. There wasn’t any snapping or being startled when anyone approached him. He curled up in people’s laps and just wanted love. Even though I may not have known the moment I met him I did know that night (my second night with him) that he was to be part of our happy little family. I can’t even begin to express how happy these two have made me. RMCR.. thank you for the opportunity to volunteer with you and adopt two of the most amazing little guys ever! I look forward to many more years with my two little sweet babies and volunteering with RMCR! Joey’s Happily Ever After Tail

Happy Tales Josie, Scamp and Trusty: Happiness Comes in 3?s on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013  Josie, Scamp and Trusty: Happiness Comes in 3?s   Suzette Compton, our Foster Coordinator, Veterinary Care Coordinator, and Foster Extraordinaire shared these stories with us about her 3 Cockers that are in our 2014 RMCR calendar.  Scamp is 3 or 4 years old.  He is my first rescue dog who came into my life as a foster for a companion to my Trusty dog whose close friend Mariah has just passed away.  Scamp was a stray from New Mexico and was found along a truck route in the cold of December all matted, dirty and filled with weeds.  He was about 1 ½ years old and found himself homeless and afraid.   He was wearing a blue jacket that was stuck to his long hair.  After his shelter days he came to me aggressive and fearful of both people and dogs.  I was committed to helping him and today have a wonderful, warm and loving companion and the reward has been great.  Josie is around 5 years old.  She was a pregnant stray from Missouri who was put into a shelter. She came to me as a rescue 10 days after having had 9 healthy mixed breed puppies in 2012.  Josie was heart worm positive at the time and also had a uterine and bladder infection.   She was a wonderful mom to all those puppies.  Once the puppies were adopted out Josie was treated holistically for the heart worm and is heartworm free today.  Falling in love with her was so easy because of her beauty, her dignified and compassionate composure, and her big brown eyes.  I am proud to be a foster failure again because I just couldn’t give her up.  Adoption was the only option for me and Josie so she joined Scamp and Trusty has brought warmth and joy to my heart and into our home and now I have a three pack.  Trusty is 3 ½ years old and is my mascot.  He comes from a long line of champion Cocker Spaniels and carries the blood of my previous five cockers.  Through Trusty I have been able to keep that connection alive.   He is as gentle as a butterfly.  Trusty welcomed Scamp into our home and then they welcomed Josie into their pack.  Now the three of them teach all of the other foster dogs who come into our home what love is.  The stories they tell each other only they will know.  Christina’s Happy Tail on Monday, August 5th, 2013  christina's happy tails   Hello! I’m Christina and these are my happy tails. I started fostering a year and a half ago. My second foster dog was One Eyed Jack (yes that is what was really on his transfer papers!!!). The moment I met Jack I knew I was in love and that he would make me a foster failure. Jack was abused before he came to us. We are pretty sure a man abused him. He was okay around women, a little skittish, but was terrified of men.  The vet told us he was probably hit in the face and that is how he lost his eye. How sad! Jack is the sweetest doggie I have ever met! He is a total love bug and has slowly come out of his shell and now has very few problem women and will even start to approach men to check them out! I love him more and more every day!  And then.. here I was almost a year later and I go to pick up my 15th foster! His name is Ozzie. Ozzie too had to have one eye removed and we are told he is 100% blind in the other eye. Ozzie is such a handsome little guy and just totally amazed me on how well he adjusted in his new foster home! He had the lay of the land, the stairs, the doggie door (that he found on his own by the way) and my bed all figured out in the first 2 hours! WOW!!! The next day I took him to an adoption event and again I was amazed at how well he did. There wasn’t any snapping or being startled when anyone approached him. He curled up in people’s laps and just wanted love. Even though I may not have known the moment I met him I did know that night (my second night with him) that he was to be part of our happy little family.  I can’t even begin to express how happy these two have made me. RMCR.. thank you for the opportunity to volunteer with you and adopt two of the most amazing little guys ever! I look forward to many more years with my two little sweet babies and volunteering with RMCR!  Joey’s Happily Ever After Tail