Adopted Summer of 2006
Posted on March 29th, 2013
MISTY'S HOME SWEET HOME
"I saw Misty on your website back in 2006, and when we set up a visit,, oh my, what a bundle of energy she was! She was only 7 months old and still today is a pup at heart :)
You guys told me she didn't do well on car rides, and I thought "Yeah, she will be ok." Well, we went only a few pole lengths, and she lost her "cookies". This was a huge challenge and I was not sure if we would overcome it as I lived in town, but I'm from cbs and had a cabin out of town.
God love her, she would go with me each time I went for the keys, and no matter how she felt, she was happy to go. Wherever I could take her, I would - to the corner store, to CBS, to my cabin, wherever I went she did.
I started asking her where her leash was, and lo and behold, she would go get it!
I would ask her to get her toy, she would, then I stepped it up, and started spelling toy, and she would go get the toy or go to the door.
After a while I bought her a blanket and would put it on my car seat each time we went out, then started asking her where her blanket was and she would go to the closet barking.
I moved back to CBS about 3 years ago. My parents live arcoss the road, and take her for drives weekly; they're her Nanny & Poppy. She knows this and you can spell both, asking where they are, and there she goes, leaning over the back of the couch, opening curtains, looking across the road for her grandparents.
She sleeps in the bed most times, and when I leave, I put th TV on for her.
She watches TreeHouse. Her favorite show was In The Night Garden, but I cant seem to find it anymore, We would all lay on the bed and watch this everynight, but now she has to make due with all the other shows that come on.
I am so blessed to have found her when I did. Everyone around her adores her. She has been cuddled and loved everyday since the first, and will be forever and a day :)
Thank you to you guys for this blessing."
Walter and Willow
|Walter and Willow
Adopted Winter of 2013
I am so proud of the changes I have watched in my two little angels since I became theirs in Jan., 2013. Both Walter and Willow were extremely afraid when they first arrived at my house, they hid under anything and ran from me whenever I came near. I am pleased to say they have progressed in leaps and bounds! While I know they may always be a little skittish, the changes have been remarkable.
Walter is very vocal and loves to talk to me, especially when hungry. He loves to greet me at the door and to watch me leave. Walter, while nervous, is very curious, and will peek out from the bedroom when anyone new arrives. The way to Walter's heart, I have learned, is through his stomach, treats being his food of choice.
Willow can be very affectionate when she wants to be and loves to curl up in the bathroom sink while I am getting ready in the mornings. She loves to have her belly rubbed and when she purrs, it can be heard all over the house. While Willow is not a curious as her brother, she is more affectionate than he is, and allows me to take her up and cuddle her, but only on her terms ...ha ha.
Both of my darlings are very smart and have huge personalities, I am just glad they have accepted me.
Thanks Heavenly Creatures,
Walter and Willow's Mom, A.K.A Erin LJ
Adopted Winter of 2007
Maggie (who was called Blackie while with us) was turned into a local pound as a stray in November 2006. No one claimed her, so she was about to be unnecessarily destroyed.
Being a beautiful medium-sized mixed breed with two different eye colours, and a gentle disposition, we can't imagine why anyone wouldn't have been looking for her. We stepped in and put her into our foster care program.
Blackie had nine breathtakingly beautiful puppies on December 23rd - we realized shortly after her arrival that she had become pregnant before we got her.
Although she was a young dog who never should have had puppies, Blackie initially had trouble nursing, and then after the puppies were weaned and taken away she had a bad bout of separation anxiety for several weeks.
Thankfully, she had some very kind and patient foster people who helped her along the way. We are eternally grateful to them for helping us help her.
A few weeks after her puppies went to adoptive homes, Blackie found a home of her own, complete with a new name and a doggy "sister."
Her new Mom wrote in May:
"Maggie has made such a wonderful addition to our family! She and Cloe (our other dog) get along so well, it's almost as though they have been together their whole lives.
As you can tell by the photos, they are inseparable. The pic of Cloe with her arm around Maggie was taken right after we had Maggie spayed. Cloe could tell she was sick and didn't leave her side for days!
I have to say, I was worried about getting a second dog. I wondered if I would have enough love or enery to give, or if I would feel the same towards a new dog. To tell you the truth, I have a special bond with Maggie- but don't tell Cloe!
Thank you so much to the volunteers at Heavenly Creatures for making so many families complete."
Joanne, Jeff, Cloe & Maggie
Adopted Summer of 2012
Posted Oct. 23/2012
This comfy-looking boy is Hunter!
Hunter is a young male cat who Heavenly Creatures rescued this past winter when he and his three siblings -a stray litter of kittens from Holyrood - came THIS CLOSE to being needlessly destroyed.
We got to the vet clinic just in time to prevent a tragedy. We're terribly glad we did, as Hunter and his siblings are among the nicest beings to have ever had whiskers.
Instead of losing his life, Hunter just lost his "jingle bells" (Heavenly Creatures had him neutered), and thanks to a wonderful foster family, Hunter had a great place to stay while he waited for the purrfect adoptive home to come along.
And come along they did. He was adopted a few months ago, and will never be in danger again. He has a whole family to love him, and keep him safe.
Hunter's mom sent us this picture of him taking a cat nap, and the following note:
"Just sending a photo to look at whenever you feel down - obviously Hunter has settled in nicely and is running the household. We love him dearly and are thankful to you and Heavenly Creatures for sending us this angel."
Maggie (formerly Sweetie)
|Maggie (formerly Sweetie)
Adopted Fall of 2011
Posted April 29th, 2012
Maggie was an emergency rescue in September of 2011. Her "dad' took the time to write us this great update:
"Who names a dog “Sweetie”? Honestly?
We first heard of Sweetie’s story on the Heavenly Creatures' website. She had been apparently hit by a car and left to die on the side of the highway. A passerby noticed her and called Humane Services. He sat with her head in his lap in the early morning hours and waited for them to arrive.
Humane Services transferred Sweetie into Heavenly Creatures care, so that she could get the emergency veterinary care she needed. It turned out that her spleen and womb (she had a bad case of Pyrometra - a womb infection) needed to be removed, and she had a giant abcess on her chest that needed to be drained.
We followed the story closely and donated to help pay for her surgery. Several times we thought about volunteering to foster her, but already having three dogs, it seemed like a stretch. But after seeing her on TV as she was recovering, we finally relented.
We fostered her for two days and knew we had to keep her. All our friends and family think we are crazy to have four dogs, but they all love her.
Rechristened as Maggie (since everyone in our house was getting called “sweetie” to begin with, it got very confusing), she joined our family that includes two senior Labs named Elwood and Ben (who himself is an amazing Heavenly Creatures' success story), and a part Beagle, part Sheppard, part Cerebus named Abby (formally “Peanut”…don’t get me started), another Heavenly Creature from Natuashish, Labrador, that stole our hearts…and then proceeded to eat our furniture).
Maggie was a little shy at first with us and the other dogs. She was still walking with a slight limp from her surgery, and would routinely wake up in the middle of the night yelping in her sleep. As if reliving in her dreams what had happened.
With time though, all that seems to have passed. She is blending in nicely and loves playing with the other dogs, especially Abby. She is well-mannered, has a terrific temperament, and takes treats more nicely than any dog I’ve ever seen. Traits which have all lead to her just passing the testing to become a Therapy Dog.
That said, she’s still a dog and can be stubborn to get off the bed at the end of the night once she’s comfortable, and she’s never met an unattended trash can that she didn’t like. Minor annoyances from an otherwise fantastic dog.
I still would never name a dog “Sweetie”, but now I can understand why you would."
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