Welcome to the St. Louis Senior Dog Project Blog. We're an all-volunteer dog rescue organization specializing in older dogs (but taking dogs of all ages). See our adoptable dogs at our website. And keep on reading.
Macie is a little dog with a wise old face. She was one of last year's calendar dogs. After reading the email from her new owner, I think Macie is growing younger. But the picture shows a lady who still knows the joys of a good nap.
Jennifer tell us Macie, adopted in October of 2006, is "the best little dog I could have hoped for. She'll sit on your lap for hours on end without getting restless (She's curled up sleeping in my lap as I write this), but the minute you get up she's ready to play. She loves playing fetch with her toys or just making a big pile out of them and then curling up with them for a nap. I've taken her with me to visit family in Colorado and she's gone on hikes in the mountains and even ridden in a backpack when I went snowshoeing. Recently I bought a special basket for my bike and now she loves to go for rides, sniffing the world as it goes by.
"She is so sweet tempered and quickly warms up to people. I've had several people tell me that they don't consider themselves "dog people" but that they love Macie. I have wondered what her former owners did to so severely repress her barking. She barks occasionally in her sleep, so I know that she can, but she never barks when she's awake. But overall I'd say she's happy and adjusted and I can't imagine life without her now."
Laura updated us on the two cocker spaniels she adopted two months ago
"They are both doing wonderfully. Belle has lost 3 pounds (she still needs to lose about another 6 or 7) - they both are happy and healthy and have adjusted to their new home quite nicely! Just days after bringing them home, I had some re-modeling done in my home - even though Belle and Bailey were still adjusting to their new home. They took it all in stride and did far better than I anticipated."
Laura also thanked foster mom Amanda for all her assistance in adopting these two dogs. "Even though I never met Amanda face to face, I must say she is one of the loveliest ladies I have ever met."
We also heard news of Ruby, the red miniature pinscher.
"It has been one year since the wife and I adopted Ruby, our adorable Red Min-Pin. She is "a welcome addition to our family and our two four year old grandsons love her. She goes with us to our weekend retreat in Southern Missouri where she gets to run the woods and swim in Big Creek."
And Cheryl tells us that Rayna, the pom puppy is doing great.
"Rayna (we call her Foxy) is doing just great. She gets along well with our other dogs and the cats for the most part although there is one cat she is having a little difficulty with (his fault not hers). She is so funny. She has so much energy. She runs so fast that her little rear end can’t keep up. She loves the yard. At first she wouldn’t take the two steps off the deck to get to the yard but she soon got over that. She will now jump up into my lap while I am sitting in the rocking chair. She is such a sweetheart. Katie and I love her a lot. We are so glad we have her."
So much for today. More next time.
St. Louis Senior Dog Project