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8/16/10 - Hi from Suge,
Pam & Bob!,,This Saturday is Suge's one year
anniversary in her new home. All of us think we
are very lucky to have found each other. This
past year has been one of many changes for Suge
and us. My mother was in a nursing home when
Suge arrived and became the best medicine anyone
could want. Suge was to have been her home
companion but instead she went with me every day
to work until January when my mother returned.
It took a week or so but Suge soon adapted to me
leaving and her settling right down on her bed
in Mother's room. She is a
lucky dog with a dog bed in every room in
the house. She is snoring on her bed in my home
office as I write this. Suge was also good
about going in and licking Mother's hand each
day to wake her up and waiting patiently for
Mother to give her an end of the day treat. In
June I left my fulltime job to take care of my
mother who passed away on 6/27 at home. Suge
still goes into the bedroom to nap but there is
no more excited chatter to get her to toss her
squirrel in the air. Suge is now taking lessons
to help her socialize while on leash. From day
one in our neighborhood she did not play well or
meet and great other dogs without trying to
nip. She walks with the dogs, but at a
distance. So a people person she is - doing so
well at the nursing homes with all the residents
and at parties in our home with adults and
little children. And on vacation - trips to
Boothbay Harbor and
Lake Sunapee this summer. She is so
attentive and wants to be part of the pack that
we are expecting good things from the training.
We don't often visit the BAR website because we
would be inclined to adopt every single
available dog. We are so happy we were able to
include Suge in our life! Thank you.
8/22/09 - Well...after 6
months my Suge has gone to her forever home. I
think she is going to be very happy in her beach
front home in Plymouth, MA...although her new
family did say they were going to buy her a red
sox jersey.....i told them she will look
terrible in one :o))
We had a pretty tight bond my
suge and me, with all the time we spent together
at home and at work....and she was one of the
FEW who looked back from the back seat of the
station wagon and followed me the whole time
they pulled off the block yesterday.
I called today and she is
starting to settle...she was a wonderful girl
and i will miss her, but i know she will get the
attention in her new home that is difficult to
get here. Good luck suggy girl!!
7/13/09 - Suge is pending
7/5/09- I just wanted to send in a
quick note on Suge....I had the pleasure of spending
the weekend with this super girl...I have 13 dogs
here...big and little and she was amazing with ALL
of them...we went for a long hike in the woods on
Saturday and she ran around (off lead) like a pup
with Mona (my foster)...there were a couple of large
streams that she went in and was wading around just
having a grand ole time...this girl is so super
sweet...I was sitting on the couch afterwards and
she came over, cuddled next to me and laid her head
in my lap and went to sleep...I have to say, anyone
getting this girl is getting one very special pup.
Sure she may not be the best looking dog on the list
but if you want an active, fun, sweet and all around
great dog...suge is it...you fall in love with her
in a heartbeat. Another plus from the weekend...she
is good with cats!
6/29/09 - Our
Suge is still here, waiting patiently for her new
forever home. She is such a pleasure to have around.
She has the most soulful eyes, she often comes up to
me and gently nudges me with her nose and looks up
at me with those eyes. Trust me, those eyes will
melt you. She is, without a doubt a very special
girl. She gets along with all dogs in the home, both
big and small. She never ceases to amaze me....we
have several geriatric foster dogs in the home, and
Suge seems to develop a very special relationship
with them. She will sit next to them and lick them
for long periods of time. Almost as if she has taken
on a mother role. Yet she will also take the
younger, wild pups in the house and run laps with
them. Like I said a very special girl.
I have been taking her to work with me for the last
month and a half, and this girl is perfect. Last
week we bumped into the bosses pit girl, who is not
the nicest dog to dogs her own size. I was expecting
a bit of a confrontation, but I quickly said "Suge,
lets go" and she followed me right out of the office
to go on one of her walks. Any my bosses pit did not
make a move toward her, probably sensing that she is
not a threat, and does not want any trouble.
She loves her routines, and learns them quickly. She
does stress a bit on the 1 hr ride up to work, she
tends to pant while she sits in the back seat. She
does not not try to climb into the front, just pant
and finds it a bit difficult to settle. Once in the
office, she quickly settles and takes a nice nap.
After a couple of hrs, she knows we are going to get
ready for her walk.
Suge is great on the leash. She know she is not
supposed to pull, so she stays as close to my left
hip as she can. She will sit on command, and will
stay when told to.
She has an absolutely wonderful appetite, finishing
every last drop of food. She is around 50 lbs, and
we make sure she keeps her wonderful girlish figure.
Well, what can I say but that this girl truly is a
gem. A wonderful companion, she will do great in
just about any situation. If you are looking for a
dog who will make you the center of her universe,
yet give you the space you will want once in a
while, this is the girl for you. If you have kids,
Suge will be the kind of dog that your kids will
call their best friend. She loves people, and dogs
of all sizes.
So what are you waiting for, you are not getting any
younger, ya know :o)). Ask for this girl, the sooner
you make her a part of your family, the sooner your
family will be complete.
6/9/09 - Video's of Suge
Hi there, it's Suge
again. Its a bit
easier to get on this computer now that foster dad is
only doing the extended tax returns :o))
I can't believe that since I wrote to you that no
one wants me. I
heard a rumor (I
overheard my foster dad talking to my foster mom) that
people didn't think I am all boxer. My
foster dad said he has been doing boxer rescue for a lot
of years,and YES, I AM PURE BOXER. I
heard him say, yes my face is a little long, and
yes I also have a tail, but
that being said, I AM 100% BOXER.
I heard him say that I have all the boxer antics, I am
the SWEETEST girl, I LOVE my people, just like all the
boxers you have come to love. He told me that the family
that will adopt me will not care if I am not the classic
looking boxer from the dog shows. They will love me for
ME.....and it will be unconditional. I always feel
so much better after he talks to me.
So, I wanted to tell you about some cool stuff since my
last update. My foster daddy
now travels to Westchester to work, and he has
been bringing me and my foster sister, Shelby the
Boston to work with him.
I am so good there. I hang out with Shelby, and
daddy feeds us and takes us for walks a couple of
times a day. Sometimes other people come into his
office to visit, and I am so happy to see them. I
get lots of petting and of course, I just love it. We
leave the house at 5:45 a.m. and take a long drive
(foster daddy said it's about an hour in the morning and
up to 2 hours at night). We don't get home until 6:30
at nite. I don't mind the car ride, because I
look around and then fall asleep. I just hope that my
foster daddy can stay up!
When I come home, I say hello to all my 4 legged
brothers and sisters. I let the 2 legged people eat
dinner, and then I get fed again. I play with everyone
after dinner, and then it's
time for a nap. I like to chew on bones as well, so I
will do that in between my napping.
You see, I'm a very good girl. I will do whatever you
want, and will go anywhere you want me to go.
I do like it here, but with all these other dogs, I
don't get the attention that I deserve
Does anyone want me? I will give you unconditional love
and happiness. Promise!
4/27/09 - Hi, this is
Suge. I decided to grab a bit of computer time, as my foster dad
has been totally monopolizing this thing during what he calls
Anyway, I have really enjoyed my stay here. I get to stay up
late, usually around midnight, I have several great pillows and
beds to lay on during the day. I share very nicely with all my
buddies here, a bunch of pugs, pekes, a Boston terrier, a big
French mastiff, and yes, even a boxer named....you guessed it,
Rocky :o)) All very nice dogs and I love their company.
My foster dad lets us all out to do our business when he gets up
in the morning, usually around 5 AM. A bit early, cause I don't
have to go that badly, but I go out with the rest of the
sleepyheads and do my business, then back in for some more
snoozing. Foster mom then comes down around 9 AM and makes us
all a very nice breakfast. I usually get some nice stuff added
to my kibble...turkey or chicken strips, some veggies like
carrots or string beans, some yogurt, sometimes a bit of
spaghetti, potatoes....like I said, a nice breakfast. I am
always the 1st one done, but I wait for the others so we can all
go out together to do our business again. During the day, there
are lots of toys and marrow bones to chew on.
I get to go out several times a day,
and then when my foster dad gets home, I get another great meal,
which I always finish every drop. I do have a great appetite,
and I haven't met a food I haven't liked yet :o))
So, with this great gig, you must be wondering why I would want
to leave. Well.....I don't want to sound a bit selfish, but I
really want a family I can call my own. My foster mom and dad
love me VERY much, I get lots of petting and belly rubs, which I
love, and my foster dad does this thing where he rubs his
fingers in a messaging motion right at the base of my tail,
which I could hang out and receive FOREVER....but there are lots
of dogs here, and it is tough for them to give me more time,
which I would really love. My dad tells me every night that the
home he will find for me will give me everything I get here,
PLUS more attention and love. He tells me I deserve the best,
and he will find it for me. I cant wait. If you are reading
this, maybe you are the one he is talking about? I hope so...I
do love my foster mom and dad, and I know I will love my forever
mom and dad...(and kids?) just as much, while getting more of
that attention he told me about.
I'm waiting....please come and get me.
Love your soon to be forever baby, Suge
3/16/09 - Wow...my
apologies..I am way behind on updating my suggy girl. Tax season is
in full swing, but that is no reason to make Suge wait for her
Suge has really fit in so nicely here, but she is the kind of dog
that is best with a nice young active family, other dogs would be a
bonus :o)). She loves to play with any dogs that will play with her.
We have a slightly older crew here, but she has found a few young
pugs that can keep up with her. The weather has been getting warmer
here on long island, so suge has gotten to spend more time outside.
Now, as soon as she has gone out, she starts bouncing around looking
for someone to play with, and it is usually our 7 month old black
pug Archie who will accommodate her. She is so happy when Archie
runs up to her and starts pounding his paws into her side...boy,
that does sound like fun, doesn't it :o))) ? They run throughout the
yard, bouncing into each other, having a great time. This girl is so
spunky, you would never believe she is 5. I could definitely see her
in a home with a younger dog, and some young kids to run around
Suge is totally housetrained, and although we started out crating
her, we have not crated her for quite some time now. She is totally
trustworthy, and really doesn't need to be crated. She gets along
with everyone she meets, 2 or 4 legs, doesn't matter. Last month we
added a French Mastiff girl (Dogue de Bordeaux) to our pack, and
Suge greeted her like like a long lost sister. She is really a very
special girl, one who will make some family extremely lucky to get
her. Hopefully you have asked for her, I would hate to be an "I told
you so" :o))
2/18/09 - It is time to
introduce Suge, who was an owner surrender to a shelter. Her family was
moving, and could not take her with them. According to them, she is 5
years old. She must be prematurely gray, which I can empathize with :o))
Her teeth are in VERY nice condition, with minimal tartar.
spayed prior to coming in, and had all her vaccinations, and heartworm
test in the shelter. When we picked her up, we noticed that she had a
slight cough. The shelter sent her with antibiotics, and we started
them right away, she already seems much better.
appetite was not that great on Saturday, but by Sunday, she was inhaling
her food. She is first one finished, and then has no problem going into
our boxer Rocky's food. He allows it, but we do not. We now send her
outside, until everyone is done.
bark at all the fist day, but last night as we were preparing the food
bowls, she found her voice. She doesn't understand that it takes a
little time to prepare 12 bowls of food. She was a little more tolerant
of the wait this morning.
is a sweet girl. You don't even know that she is here most of the time.
the soft beds, and doesn't mind sharing it with the other dogs. We have
fostered lots of dogs in this home in the past, and I have to say how
impressed I was with Suge, how she seamlessly walked into our home and
made herself comfortable, and how accepted she was by all the resident
and other foster dogs. (11 in all!) This goes right to the core of how
super this girl is.
not play with toys yet, but she had a lot of changes in the past week.
love the human touch. She would love a home where someone can give her
lots of belly rubs and attention. She is good with people, children and
animals. So if you are looking for your 1st boxer, or have some already,
Suge is going to to make a GREAT addition to your family.
applications in now, you do not want to miss out on this gem!!
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