Bambi's Foster Journey - Adopted 9/24/04 - Rainbow Bridge 5/10
New Foster Home Pic's
5/10 - With very heavy and saddened hearts we have to report that Bambi has passed. We can't express our grieve. She was our child. She brought us great joy. We wouldn't change that for the world. She had been diagnoses with an enlarged heart with fluid around it 2 weeks ago tomorrow. We were giving her some medication and hoping for impovement, but she just turned 11 and it was just a matter of time. The day before she died, we thought she was improving, but on Wed May 5th she fell asleep and didn't wake up. To try to put into words what Bambi brought to our lives is impossible. We loved her so much and she loved us. We will miss her so much...beyond words.
Today, we have had Bambi for 1
full year!! My how time flies. We are all doing well together.
Bambi is an absolutely perfect fit to our life. Since we have
moved to a house with more land, she has become a whole new dog!!! She
is more confident and independent. She roams the land, chasing rabbits
and squirrels. She loves to go on hikes
3/24/05 -Bambi has been with us for
6 months today!!! We are thrilled. Instead of hearing it from us
again...I thought you'd enjoying hearing it from the dog's mouth.
12/27/04 - As of Dec 24th, Bambi has
been with us for 3 months. She is a wonderful dog. She fits in perfectly
with our lifestyle. She is the center of our lives.
10/24/04 - Hi Everyone, Bambi has
been with us 1 full month today!!!! She is the love of our lives. She is
the center of everything we do. We just adore her.
9/25/04 - Hi all. We picked Bambi up
from her wonderful foster home yesterday. They were wonderful to us
(Carrie--thank you for the absolutely delicious apple pie!!). Bambi was a
bit shy when we first met her. She was shaking and nervous. She could
sense what was going on. But once we were in her foster home, she warmed
up and was begging for attention. Saying good-bye was hard for her foster
parents. They really loved her. And we can tell she was well taken care of
9/24/04 - Hi everyone. Bambi left today at 3:00. The family that adopted her are great and she warmed up to them really quickly. She didn't want to get in their car so she was helped in but I know in my heart she will be fine. My little girl cried and told them "no my Bambi" and of course I cried. Bambi turned out to be a really great dog with lots of personality and I will miss her. I made them promise not to forget the updates and as an added bonus to make sure they don't forget I presented them with one of my famous apple pies. Carrie
9/22/04 - Bambi is pending adoption.
9/15/04 - Bambi is a sweet girl and
I love her to death. If someone would have told me 5 years ago when I
bought my house that I would be fostering dogs I would have searched for a
bigger yard. I honestly would keep Bambi but I would like to continue with
my foster efforts. I cant even imagine the thought of her leaving us it
hurts to think of it because she really has turned out to be a loving
member of the family. Which brings me to one of her not so good points.
She loves one member of my family a little to much as she is still trying
to dominate my 6 year old. He just yells at her to get off and she does.
This is something we are working to correct.
9/9/04 - I decided to write about
our lovely labor day. Let me start by saying we hope everyone had a
wonderful and safe weekend. My family and I ventured to one upstate NY
beautiful state parks for the day. I along with my husband packed up the 2
kids and 2 dogs and spent the day there. Bambi loved it she enjoyed all
the people and hiking trails and just being part of the family. She was
excellent in the car her and Maddie shared the back of the subaru wagon.
As soon as I pulled out the leashes they both got really excited. Bambi
has been a great house guest her only bad habit is scrounging around for
food after we are done eating she was obviously used to being fed human
food and that is something we just don't do at our house. Bambi has stinky
breath but she does let me brush them.
9/3/04 - Well it's official we are over the 2 week hump with Bambi. Bambi was in her previous foster home for 2 weeks and in her adoptive home for 2 weeks before her incident with the male dog in the house. Things are going really well here. Bambi continues to be a great house guest not bothering anything. She is very excited to see us when we get home and is fine being left alone for the day. Bambi has free run of our house along with Maddie. Bambi is a very good girl I want to be very clear about that I totally trust her and love her to death. Bambi and Maddie get along really well and I would honestly keep her if I could but if I kept her I wouldn't be able to foster anymore and that would kind of defeat my purpose of trying to help as many of these babies as I can. Bambi is excellent with my 2 children and excellent with the cat. She doesn't bark much. She really is a super girl. She did sneak into bed with me the other night which I found amusing because I didn't even know she was there. My daughter was sick the night before so I was up a lot well the next night I must of been sleeping like a log and there she was when I woke up. Please consider Bambi for your very own. She doesn't play but she loves to take walks and she is very low key. She loves to just hang out. If your looking for a big lap dog and a sweet girl to take long walks with this is your girl. Oh I almost forgot Bambi let me brush her teeth last night I don't think it was something she was used to but she is so willing to please that she let me do it. I am going to try and make it a regular thing because she has stinky breath. Please think about making Bambi a new addition to your home.
8/31/04 - I just did an update on my Bambi girl but thought I would do another just to drive home the point that she is such a good girl, so sweet and loveable. Bambi will have been with us 2 weeks tomorrow and this seems to be the time she makes it to without any problems so I am keeping my fingers crossed that all continues to go as well as it has been. As I write this Bambi and Maddie are sleeping on the loveseat together. They do everything in unison now. Go outside, eat, get up to bark at the mailman (ups man, fed ex guy) anyone of the delivery profession. It still is just a co-existence but it is nice. Bambi still doesn't play with Maddie in fact she really doesn't play she is happy just being with us humans large and small. I really wanted to write and tell you all that she is really good about staying in the yard. We have left our back gate open when we had some things to do in the driveway and she would come to the gate we would simply say stay in the yard and she did. Yesterday when we got home we let both dogs greet us in the front yard again we told Bambi to stay in the yard and she did. We decided to stay out front and she simply plopped herself down on the front porch and stayed there until we told her it was time to go in. She is such a good girl. Please consider Bambi as your permanent (only) boxer baby.
Just wanted to send everyone a quick note on our Bambi. What a sweet
girl she is doing really well in our home. She and her resident fur
sister get along great after a couple grumbles for affection (no
altercations) and a brief tiff outside things are great. I would like to
explain the small tiff no one was hurt. Maddie our resident boxer was
running around the yard like a nut and she bumped into Bambi who was
just standing around and Bambi went to get on top of Maddie and Maddie
turned around growled at Bambi and showed her teeth and now they have a
new found respect for each other. I'm not nervous with the two of them
together. I still think (unless you can clone Maddie exactly) that Bambi
should be the only dog in the house. I think that is the kind of life
she is used to and at 5 it is probably best to keep it that way. She is
getting a lot better when we come home she sits and waits for us to pay
attention to her. She is not a big barker and only barks when someone
comes to the door. Bambi is not trying to get in bed with me at night
she goes right to her ottoman or just plops down on the floor. She
sleeps all night and doesn't wake me up in the morning like my last
foster lol. All in all Bambi is a really sweet girl she is happy just
hanging out. She is not an outside dog she is perfectly content to stay
inside. She has proven herself to be a very
Beautiful golden girl, big brown eyes, full of love in search of a human
companion. My ideal match would be someone that would want me as their
only canine companion. I love children and the resident kitty her so I
don't mind if you come with a couple of those. Someone who likes to go
for long walks and likes to cuddle(both in bed and on the couch). Just
looking for someone to love!
8/18/04 - Bambi is in her new foster home near Troy, NY. Update coming soon.
8/17/04 - Bambi was adopted out to a family that just loved her to death, but she did not like their existing dog one bit - a yellow lab, that she just could not get along with, so Bambi has been returned to BAR.
7/28/04 - Bambi is doing great! She actually picked up a bone today and ran into the kitchen with it! But, lost interest in it. It was exciting to see. She is getting along great with the other dogs. Last night my 4 year old nephew was over and she didn't seem to mind him. She's such a wonderful dog. She will make her new parents very happy!
- Bambi is coming along wonderfully. She shows more and more excitement
when we come
home every day,
and is still such a delight to have around. Again, she just can't seem
to get enough affection. She's
starting to play a little more with the other dogs and she could care
less about the cats.
Unfortunately, my sister has been very busy and has not been able to
bring my 4 year old nephew over, but
I foresee Bambi not having a problem with children because of her laid
back attitude. She has
not had any accidents in the house, so she is fully housetrained. She
shows nointerest in any
toys, and has not gotten into anything in the house or has chewed
7/21/04 - Wow! I just gave Bambi a toe nail trim, she was absolutely wonderful with it- gave me no problem what-so-ever. And to top it off... when I was done, she got up and pranced around and everything. She was so excited.
7/20/04 - Day #3 Bambi is doing great. She knows to "give paw" and knows to "sit" and to "come". She is fully housebroken, is great with the other dogs, but I think she might like to be the center of attention. She has no interest in treats, bones or toys. Has no problem with me taking her food dish away, walks very well on her leash, with the exception of a couple of slight pulls here and there. Overall, things are going very well.
7/19/04 - Day #2 with Bambi... I think she is just wonderful. She has warmed up to us so quickly. Not interested in treats or toys yet. If she catches you laying on the couch... prepared to be slurped!
She's a real love and loves to get attention. She hasn't really barked. She is fully housetrained and even wines to go outside. I feel she should have no problem finding her forever home, and I know when she does, I will miss her so.
7/18/04 - Bambi's first day with me has gone pretty well. She has really seemed to cling to myself and my boyfriend. She is very loveable, does not mind to be kissed or hugged or pet. Introductions to my four have gone mostly well with the exception of my dog Jake, who does not like anyone near me- but he will just have to adjust. She is a real pleasure to have hear with us, and there should be no problem (that I have seen so far) in finding her a home. She also could care less about the cats!