Written by Mom
|Bea, Neha, and Zander Celebrate their Triple Gotcha Day!|
We adopted Bea and Neha together on 9/24/2008 after they bonded in foster care. Bea was an owner surrender and her family could no longer afford to take care of her and Neha belonged to an elderly woman who died. They were fostered in Virginia. Neha was grief stricken for several months, barely lifting her head to eat and not interested in much around her. Bea changed that and when she came, Neha got back her vitality. Neha chased the soccer ball around her foster mom's yard and Bea bounced into her and played with her and her foster brother. Six years later, Bea is 14 1/2 and blind and Neha is 12 1/2 and they are still fast friends. Bea still manages to find Neha to bump into and play with.
Zander found his way to us as our first foster on 5/4/2009, I saw his picture on the CRM page and actually asked to foster him by name. We were told he was a puppy mill rescue and estimated to be 7-10 years old. He was in such bad condition that he barely survived his transport to us. He weighed under 11 pounds and had a severe cough when he arrived. Our housecalls vet put him on medications and he was diagnosed hypothyroid with chronic yeast issues. He suffered from fear aggression, resource guarding, and fear biting. He had a failed 19 day adoption and we took him back and decided to adopt him. We saw a behaviorist and worked on his issues. He still needs a muzzle at the groomer and the vet, and lacks bite inhibition, but we are one and a half years out from the last bite. We dated his paperwork 9/24/2009 so they could share their gotcha day. At the time we were sure that we would wake up one day and he wouldn't. He has really beat the odds and our vet re-aged him and she thinks is close to 10 years old now. They are wonderful additions to our 'furmily'.
Read About our 1st Triple Gotcha Day!