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Celebrating Boone's short but big life
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30 March 2017 - 10:05 pm
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Oh how wonderful! You don't know how much I needed to see this, how happy it makes me, for you!

Paula and Nitro

Nitro 11 1/2  yr old Doberman; right front amp June 2014. Had 6 doses carboplatin, followed by metronomic therapy. Rockin' it on 3 legs!  Follow his blog entitled "Doberman's journey"

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Awwww...I know it feels good to have a dog around, even if he is a foster
He's such a sweet looking boy. Looks kind of similar in colori g...........just sayin'!

Can't wait to hear more about him and if he as any Bad to Da Boone traits!

Do you think Boone is sending you thus pup to keep "Red Boy" company'? Boone wants to make sure you have plenty to focus on to bring some joy back to you!

So good to hear from you. You are in our thoughts here all the time. We know it's still not easy, that's for sure. But having a dog sharing your "space" with you helps things feel a bit more noraml...a little less gray.

Love and hugs always

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Thank you Paula and Sally 😊

My hubby and I have just been so incredibly lost without Boone's big personality that when we saw Tuck on the rescue group's Facebook page asking for a foster, we knew Boone had something to do with it.

We still feel like we aren't ready for another dog but we can be a temporary home for a dog in need.

Tuck is a character. We see a little bit of Lexi (our 13 year old Rotty that we lost 2 years ago) as well as some Boone-isms. 😉

I'll share those tomorrow 🐾

Jeanette, Angel Boone & Foster Tuck

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Fostering is a great way to get back in the fur-baby game! He's adorable!!!

Shelby Lynne; Jack Russell/Shiba Inu mix. Proud member of the April Angels of 2014.

October 15, 2000 to April 8, 2014

Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife

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I promised to share a little of Tuck's personality that lets me know Boone's pawprints are on this (and that he's laughing from the Bridge). It's a long post....

I never really shared about how Boone came to be called our Bad Dog Bundle. But from the time we saw him at the shelter to his last days, he seemed to inherit every bad habit of every dog that blessed our lives. He was demanding, a counter-surfer, a shoe-stealer, a paper (and money) shredder, and was an expert at making beds "explode." And we loved him for all of it.

I pulled out one of my journals from 2010, and found where we'd brought him home from the shelter. My entries were something along the lines of, "Oh my gosh, will this dog EVER stop screaming at the top of his lungs because he's in a crate?" My neighbors once told me they could hear him howling and carrying on when we left. And it would go on for a couple of hours before he would settle down.

We went through puppy class, beginning obedience classes, and Rally classes. He was truly the class clown. Believe it or not, we did actually compete in AKC Rally events - Boone even earned 3rd place on his final "leg" of his Rally Novice title. Then we retired from competition ;-).

Boone stayed at a friend's house whenever we travelled. She has a nice indoor/outdoor kennel set up and is the breeder whom we got our sweet Lexi from (Lexi was 7 when we adopted Boone). My friend told me more than once, "If anyone else had this dog (Boone) they would have returned him to the shelter after a day or two." He was an expert at making every bed she put in his kennel explode. She would head out to the kennel only to find it filled with bed stuffing. Boone grinning from his accomplishment.

Knowing that brief history of Boone...here is a recap of our first few days with Foster Tuck and why I just know Boone is laughing hysterically from the Bridge.

Maybe I need to share a sweet picture before you read - this was Tuck in my office this morning 🙂

Tuck's Tails (Tales) - shared from a Facebook Post so you'll see reference to Boone's puppy/beginning obedience instructor who offered us a 50% discount on her next class.

Pick up day, drive home:
Screamed from the back of the car because I dared install the pet barrier for a safe 7.5 mile drive back from the rescue. About mile 3 he'd had enough, pulled the pet barrier back just far enough to squeeze through and attempted to raid the grocery bag in the back seat.

By mile 4 or so, he'd worked his way to the front passenger seat. OK, I thought, no biggie. Then my car started that annoying beeping and light flashing of "Hey! There's someone in the passenger seat without a seatbelt on!" For.The.Rest.Of.The.Drive.Home

Sigh.

Feeding dinner, first night:
Put Tuck in a crate with his food so he could start getting used to the safety and "goodness" of crate training. Ate his dinner and promptly began screaming at the top of his lungs at the injustice he was enduring. A pattern is forming here....
Let him out only after he stopped screaming for 5 continuous minutes. Left the crate door open so he could come and go as he pleased. He didn't.

Bedtime, first night:
Not looking forward to a full night of Tuck's screaming, we opted to try and let him sleep loose in the house. "Let's put baby gates up to keep him out of our room."

Fail #1: Short baby gate was easily cleared. Twice.

Fail #2: TALL baby gate not easily cleared, but by golly he climbed and jumped and pushed and pulled 'til that gate fell over and he was in our room.

Thankfully, he only jumped on the bed twice before we convinced him the floor was his friend. He slept through the night (phew!). Or at least 'til 4AM when he thought he could stealthily sneak out to the living room for a much more comfortable couch. Hubby got up to "ask" him to hop off the couch, after which Tuck made a beeline for hubby's spot on the bed (tail wagging).

Day #2:
Neuter appointment in Chugiak. Load crate in the back of my car (no repeats of the drive home, thank you very much). Put Tuck in crate. Let the screaming commence. Earplugs would have been a smart move on my part.

Have to be there between 7-8AM. No problem, a 30-minute drive. When the weather is good, that is. It wasn't. Spring snowstorm and we Alaskans ALL forgot how to drive again. 15-25 MPH on the highway for several stretches.

Tuck did variations of the screaming/howling for intervals. 10 minutes of screaming, 10 minutes of quiet. 10 minutes of screaming, 10 minutes of quiet...you get the picture.

Back to pick him up around 3:30 that afternoon. Loaded a somewhat sleepy Tuck into his crate. Hoping that the somewhat sleepy would translate into a peaceful drive home. Nope. Had to call Lenard so he could hear what I was enduring (he laughed uncontrollably, by the way). Me, not so much. Really kicking myself for not grabbing earplugs.

Back home, sleepy Tuck curled up on Boone & Lexi's old orthopedic mattress.

Night #2:
Tuck slept peacefully in our room on the floor. He prefers the floor over the $100+ orthopedic dog bed.

Day #3:
Time for vaccinations at the local vet clinic. Load the crate in the car, this time grab treats to make crates and car rides FUN!! It started out that way, then I closed the door. And the screaming commenced. Thankfully only a 10 minute or so drive to Palmer. The screaming came in shorter bursts this time.

I thought Tuck was going to be adopted in the waiting room. A retired couple really took a liking to him. The husband said if he'd seen Tuck in a shelter he would have brought him home. Tuck responded with a tail wag and a little wailing that he wasn't given free rein to roam the waiting room.

We got home and I head back to my office to work. Tuck decides he needs to go outside at least 8 times in an hour. I think he just wanted to play in the snow.

And he decided that after leaving the rugs alone in the bathroom, they might make good chew toys. So now the bathroom is off-limits.

By the way, he really is up for adoption. A super sweet boy. We are working on manners and if he hasn't been adopted by next week, will be in Lynn's basic obedience class (get ready for Boone 2.0 Lynn).

Hope you enjoyed this little tale of Tuck. heart

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Jeanette, Angel Boone & Foster Tuck

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31 March 2017 - 7:34 pm
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HAH!  LOL.  Seriously?  He's up for adoption?  You have your hands full and it seems you are loving it....just sayin'....  Glad you have some joy in your life since losing Boone.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with that.  I have a puppy now and we have spoiled him - and our "spoiled" is waaaaay different than I think others' version of spoiled is.  But we love him and he brings us joy - he is not Ted by any means - but he is a sweetie and we have dog joy again.  I hope "someone" adopts Tuck....hee hee hee....

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I am sitting in my backyard in the sun and all my neighbors just had to hear me laugh out reaaaaally loud!! 😂😂

what a character!! I'm sure the screaming in the car is hard to endure but 😂😂😂

Manni never screamed, he would always throw up 5 minutes before we reached our destination. No matter how far that destination was. If the drive was 10 minutes long he would throw up after 5, if it was 1.5 hours, you get the picture. (On the upside: at least the three of my panties that he stole off the clothes line and ate whole showed up again that way...)

Manni was equally difficult to keep off all furniture. We would put chairs on the couch when we were gone (yes, really) only to find him rolled up really tight so he could fit comfortably between the chairs ON THE COUCH... 

it sounds like you're definitely occupied to keep you from too much dwelling and that is for sure the best decision you could've made. And yes I'm sure that Boone is having a really good chuckle 😊

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Manni was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in Dec '15 and immediately had his right front leg amputated, followed by 5 rounds of chemo. Manni's real name is Manfred and he turns 10 on Jan 28 2017. So far we are mets-free...

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Thought Inheard a bitmof thundernover here a mintue ago. WRONG! That clearly was Boone, Bad Bundle Boone, ROARING WITH UNSTOPPABLE LAUGHTER! 🙂 🙂 🙂 A s all of us are doing who are reading this post! 🙂

BTW...the picture of the "Failed Foster Bundle of Rascal" is adorable sleeping in your office. Clearly you need to get him a beauty mask so he won't have to use his paws to keep the light out of his eyes!! 🙂 🙂

Yes, Boone sent you THE best dog he could come up with to make you laugh...and to make you rremember them through smiles and not through so many tears.heart

I thorughly enjoy hearing more about Boone through the "Bonne Wannabe" he sent you! 🙂

Grinning ear ro ear over here! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Love!

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Oh my dog you bet Boone is laughing! He sent you Tuck not only because he thought it would be fun to watch you relive all of his old antics, but because he also knew you were the very special people who could handle the action with a smile. Any dog who crosses your path is so very lucky! 

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Thanks everyone 😊 Tuck is really helping us through the grief process. 

Today we took our first walk with my friend and her yellow lab. Tuck needs some leash manners but otherwise he did well. 

And....he met Boone's favorite little girl today. He was so sweet with her and she gave him a hug. She was all smiles and I think Tuck was, too. 

Beginning obedience starts Wednesday evening!

Jeanette, Angel Boone and Foster Tuck 💕🌈🐾

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LOVE the "signature" you have with the Rainbow, the hearts and the paws! Special, very special!

And Foster Tuck met Boone's neighbor and ...Aubrey? Was that her name? Anyway, the fact that the crazy boy was so gentlenwith her is very special!! Another little sign from Boone!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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benny55 said
LOVE the "signature" you have with the Rainbow, the hearts and the paws! Special, very special!

And Foster Tuck met Boone's neighbor and ...Aubrey? Was that her name? Anyway, the fact that the crazy boy was so gentlenwith her is very special!! Another little sign from Boone!  

Yes, little Audrey 😊. She ran out with her mom yelling, "Audrey, that's a new dog!" In other words, please don't run towards a dog you don't know. She's such a good mom. Audrey didn't listen 😉. But I asked Tuck to sit as best he could and he wagged his bushy tail. He had about as much patience as Boone did when it came to sitting still but he was gentle.

My hubby said tonight that he really likes little Tuck...starting to wonder if this is going to be a foster failure...

Jeanette, Angel Boone and Foster Tuck 💕🌈🐾

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Okay, I just got goose bumps head to toe!! And when that happens, it's the Universe's way of validating something that was just said (or written)! And just the fact that you added his name to the signature I thought was rather telling! And it may soon read Failed Foster! 🙂

And just like with Ollie and Kathi and her hubby, There are no bad dogs, they just need to find the right people to.love them!

This is gping to. E very interestw to watch how this u folds.! And his ....er....quirkly personality makes it fun to watch!!

Let us know where Tuck tucks himself in to ight! Got a feeling hubby may be sleeping in the floor while Tuck is in his spot 🙂 🙂 🙂

HUGS!!

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Over the weekend hubby and I realized we failed at fostering. 💕

I submitted an adoption application for Tuck to the rescue group today.

I think Boone would approve of this new little brother ☺Image Enlarger

Jeanette, Angel Boone & Foster (Failure) Tuck 💖🌈 🐾

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OHHHHHH JEANNETTE!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 I'M CRYING TEARS OF JOY! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 I literally said OHH YAAAAAAAAAY out loud!! 🙂

Tuck is the luckiest ldog jn the world!!! 🙂 🙂 And that's exactly how Boo e felt when he picked you!!:-) 🙂 🙂 And now he wants little Tuck to know what it feels like to be loved and to have joy too! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Look at that face.....that sweet, sweet face!!! And those paws! Biiiig paws!!! And of course his coloring is beautiful and soooo similar to Boone's! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Pretty sure I can speak for everyone here. Once we saw the list of Booneisms as you compared his "Bad to da' Boone antics to "Tuck's Tails"...and we could "feel" your laughter and "hear" the joy back in your voice...WE KNEW TUCK WAS HOME!!!!

A d Jeannette said: "By the way, he really is up for adoption." Just a little over a week ago she said that!!!!!!! 🙂 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA 🙂
And we weren't the only ones who knew how ludicrous that statement was, BOONE KNEW TOO!!! The script was already written the day you went to pick up Tuck and he was channeling his inner Boone child! 🙂 🙂

CANNOT WAIT TO HEAR MORE AND WITH MORE PICTURES!!!! He is sooo darn cute!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Lots and lots of love

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

PS. Where do you live???? Can you bring him to the Virginia & Beyond Pawty??! 🙂

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