Pug - Adopted 7/30/06 - Rainbow Bridge 11/4/06
11/5/06 - Horrible news. The Boz man passed away Saturday! It was quite sudden and unexpected. I took the boys outside as usual right before supper and he lifted his leg and pee'd on the porch post like he always does, and then walked in a circle 3 or 4 times and fell down and couldn't get up. I carried him into the house and laid down with him on a blanket and stroked him. Within four or five minutes he was gone; no crying, no wincing... nothing! The doc told me it must have been his heart as it didn't look good to him on Boz's last visit.
Winston, needless to say, is heartbroken (as we all are). My 11 year old came over and spent Sunday snuggling with him and he's been sleeping in bed with me the last two nights, but he's clearly lost without his Boz! He hasn't been eating yet (Carol made some broth for him and that didn't work either), but I did manage to hand feed him some people food last night. I'll have to find a suitable companion for him soon, as he's clearly not a loner by any means!
I knew this day would come with all of them, but I didn't expect it so fast. I'm crying again as I'm writing this! These guys have been such little treasures for me! I'll keep you posted on Winnies progress as I know he'll recover from his loss. He's got a heart of gold, and despite his physical disabilities, the strength of a lion!
10/29/06 - I have to share an experience we had this morning
with everyone. I was awoken @ 4 o'clock this morning by a horrible
hacking noise which I knew immediately was Bozley.
The boys are doing fine. I think
they're completely comfortable that this is their home. Winnie has even
quit barking at other dogs in the neighborhood (I guess he doesn't feel
threatened anymore and knows this is his yard). He was quite taken back
when Lacey passed and spent the better part of a week sitting at the
back door staring out the window. I think he was waiting for her to come
8/30/06 - Just wanted to let everybody know, Bozley is fully recovered and all three are doing fine.
8/23/06 - Hi everyone! Well, it's been about a month now and it no
longer is the boys and Lacey, but truly the "gang".
Just a quick note to let you know
"the over-the-hill gang" is settling in nicely. While the boys are a
little finicky with their food thus far (definitely eat all their people
food), Lacey dives right in 'til her bowl is empty. Same @ potty time,
Lacey & Winston get their business done quick, and Boz, well he's Boz.
He's already marked every tree and bush in the yard. He had a marking
accident in the house when he got here, but nothing since. Everyone is
settling in nicely. Lacey keeps pretty much to herself and Winston will
follow Boz around from time to time, but Boz is like my
7/30/06 - Winston and Bozley, "brothers" for over 3 yrs, have been together while in Boxer Angels, were adopted out together, and when a life changing even forced them to have to be returned together, came back and were fostered together for almost 1 1/2 yrs. They were very dependent on one another (well, actually Bozley more so on Winston, but none the less dependent) and the decision was long ago made that they would not be split apart. Over the last 1+ yrs, we have had applications for one or the other, but we were not going to entertain that.
It is not everyday that we get applications for a senior pug, we hardly ever get an app for a pair. All were resigned to the fact that Winston and Bozley would remain in foster care together for the remainder of their days, which, quite frankly, was just fine. These are 2 of the gentlest souls you will ever encounter. They ask for nothing, are content with anything and everything you give then.
Needless to say, it was a quite a pleasant surprise when we recently rec'd an app asking for Winston and Boz. As the application process proceeded, the results could not have been better. It slowly started to sink in that maybe, just maybe, these two "brothers" were going to get a home of their very own. While talking to Will, their prospective daddy, we mentioned that recently we "found" Lacey, who was also looking for a home, and Will said...sure, I would love to have her too.
Lacey had developed a cold, and was not responding to her antibiotics, so as we got closer to the end of the process, we were not totally sure she was going to be ready. A visit to the vet, a change of antibiotics and presto, Lacey's condition improved over the next day or so.
prospective home was in Binghamton, NY, and the trio was being fostered
on Long Island. Normally a home visit, the last step in the process
would be done by a local volunteer, and then, if approved, the adopter
would come down and get their new babies. That was not going to be good
enough for me in this case. So, Saturday, we packed up the convertible,
got everyone comfortable, and took a 3 1/2 road trip to do our very own
home visit and see if everyone was happy and sure that this was the
perfect place for them. It was a beautiful drive, beautiful day, and a
perfect trip. When we arrived, there was a sign out from welcoming the
"over the hill gang", with pic's of all three. Neighbors were clearly
waiting for our arrival. The home visit went very well, the guys all
checked out the grounds, and all gave the thumbs up.
7/30/06 - Bozley is pending adoption
- It's hard to believe that Winston and Bozley have been here for almost
1 year. They are such darling little old men. They love to cuddle
with each other and like to eat in the same area. They also like
to share their food. Bozley likes to eat all the people food
first, even if it means trying to steal some of Winston's as well.
Winston doesn't mind, but I usually don't allow it to happen that often.
4/27/05 - Bozzer man is back, and
what a pleasure he is. Yes, this boy is 11+, but you would never know
it. He gets around great, does steps, and is quite alert.
4/13/05 - Several weeks ago, one
of our previous adaptors had to make a decision that all of us hope
NEVER to have to make. She had to give up here beloved dogs. Dramatic
changes to her life including losing her home and being 7 months
pregnant meant she had to go live with relatives, and no dogs were
11/28/03 - Hi everyone, it is Friday the 28th of November and Mr. Boz is home here in CT! Our poor guy just shivered with nervousness during the two hour car ride even though he had little Win-Win cuddling him on a nice warm blankie with a couple of new stuffed, squeaky friends. His new and excited Papa kept an interesting conversation going with the two boys while keeping a warm hand petting them for reassurance. Mom did all the driving. Now that we're home Mr. Boz feels much more safe, he had a good meal and checked everything out even marked a spot or two. Winding down Boz came up on the couch to lay with Mom and enjoy the kisses and massage. Our little man Winston was a little nervous during the ride home but it seemed to be more of an excited nervousness than anything else. When we arrived home Winston just wanted to stay by Mom so we just walked around and checked everything out. He ate a good meal and went outside with Boz to check out the entire yard and of course to follow Boz around while he marked about a hundred different spots. At the end of the night we all went up to bed, of course all four of us were in the bathroom at once while we brushed our teeth. And once the boys were airlifted into bed as it is too high for them, they both claimed what seems to be their forever spots for bedtime. Boz digs his way under the covers and plops himself half on/half off Moms ankles, using my ankle as a pillow (how uncomfortable). Winston's spot however is cuddling into Moms armpit with the blanket only half covering him. Well, I swear these boys knew right away that they were home and I honestly could not ever imagine being without them. We will definitely write soon with more updates. All our love, Bill, Kevin, Angela, Bozley and Winston.
11/30/03 - Bozley has been adopted
11/26/03 - Bozley is pending adoption
11/14/03 - Boz here again. Not much has changed.
I am still the friendliest guy around. Get along with all the 4 legged
animals and 2 legged alike.
11/3/03- Hi everyone, my name is Bozley and I am forever grateful to Boxer Angels Rescue for helping to get me out of the shelter I was in.
You see I had this collar on and it was marked "euthanasia" along with my buddy Buzz's collar. Along happened BAR volunteers and they could not let this happen to me and my bud so here we are safe and cozy in a foster home in NY.
We have had baths, the collars were removed before we even left the shelter...no need for those anymore...YIPPPPEEEEE!!!!
I am an older gent but I still have lots of love left to give. When you pet me I like to roll around and act all funny. I snore when I sleep...foster mom thinks it is cute...the boys in the home aren't too sure about it. I have a slight heart murmur that will be looked at by the vet, blood work will be done then I have to have this thing done called a neuter if I am healthy enough...oh boy, I hope it is a good thing.
Mom says I do have to learn to stop lifting my leg in the house...can't help it,,,it's a guy thing but I am trying to get better at listening to her.
Well it's late and mom says I have to go out and then off to bed.
I will write more after my vet appt....think of me and taking me home to love...will write soon..Boz