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Sweet sleeper

October 7th 2013 6:04 am
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Burli is home, happy & healthy.



September 9th 2013 2:52 pm
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Congratulations to me & Mom! She and I completed therapy training and now I'm officially a therapy dog. We studied hard & attended all the necessary classes to make it happen. Mom says I'm a natural but we had to prove it and we did!

Both families are very proud of me and I cannot wait to start using what we learned.


All's well

March 22nd 2013 5:13 pm
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Burli traveled along with 'mom' to see us today. Our visit was brief but oh so sweet. She is healthy and happy with her family. It's wonderful to see her.


Sweet Memories

February 11th 2013 4:26 am
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The last vestages of Burli are now put away. Her bowl and rug are washed, her food stored for transport and her bed freshly laundered.

Burli's mom is happy to report that Burli is getting sweet cuddles from her family again and doing well when last we spoke. Can't help ourselves; she will be missed.


Farewell to a friend

February 3rd 2013 8:35 am
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As quickly as she entered our lives, she virtually disappeared. It's been a week without that gentle spirit.

From the first time I spoke with her mom, Burli felt a part of us, even temporarily. She was in need of a short-term safe haven and we were privileged to be selected to help. She was here within days and we were happy to have her.

It was abundantly clear why she is so special to her family and I'm sure they missed her a great deal. It's our turn now to be missing her. There's one less shepherd running with dad and one less puppy muffin to serve each morning. But Burli is safe and happy back at home. Much love to you baby.


Days drag

January 30th 2013 5:02 am
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Its midweek and we are still feeling the effect of Burli's absence. She’s only been gone four full days but she was such an integral part of our family that it’s hard not to miss her.

It’s all I can do not to call and check in on Burli but it’s important for her family to have uninterrupted time with her. As much as we want to know how and what she’s doing, it’s no longer our place to impose. It saddens us even more that with her unexpectedly not coming back that we were not really able to say good-bye. Of course, there are photos galore to remind us but it doesn’t compare to seeing her tail wag or her soft smile.

Fostering is tough. I applaud people and families that make room in their lives to regularly and temporarily provide love and care to homeless pets. Emotionally, it’s one of the hardest things we’ve done. It could be because of the sweet tenderness that we found in Burli too. She is very special and has a lucky family caring for her.

I don’t know if her mom will be able to continue maintaining her page so this will remain as a memorial to the gentle soul that touched our lives so profoundly. We love you Burli.


Message to Burli

January 28th 2013 7:50 am
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On Saturday, January 26th, Burli went for a stay/visit with her home family. It's interesting how much you miss something when it's not there. We realized just how much a part of our family she had become in such a short time.

We find ourselves doing a nose & tail count but she's not there. Abby is missing her shadow and not quite sure what to make of Burli's empty bed. The labeled container with her food in it caught me quite unexpectedly and made me very sad that I wasn't feeding her today. It was particularly tough when the pups got their morning muffins. She loved them so much.

It is our fondest wish that the circumstances that brought Burli to us are no longer an issue and that she will once again be happy and healthy at home. But, just as I kissed her every night with "love from mama", I hope that she is reminded occasionally of how much we love her and miss her.



January 28th 2013 7:40 am
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I'll teach those rabbits. Finally nabbed one last Friday. I think I must be part Beagle. Funny, his friends haven't been back since. Hmmmmm.



January 21st 2013 9:14 am
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Fourteen below? Who orders this stuff? OK, it's really not so bad. Jack, Abby & I still get to go out for 10-15 minutes at a time. NO MORE. Dad even thought twice about our walk. Just too darn cold. We are all taking it easy on this our third day of a four-day weekend all together. The fire blazes with dry oak and the house is warm. Especially so if we're all on the bed at night. Dad's making chicken for lunch, treats all around. It's a good day.


Happy New Year!

December 31st 2012 2:41 pm
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Yesterday was a most fun day. The foster-parents took us all for a walk in the woods. I was Rin-tin-tin for a day. We tracked rabbits, deer and other critters and had a blast.

What was the best though was that mom & the kids came to visit. We were all very happy to see one another. I got to run and play with the kids in the yard; we had a great time. Mama & I got some snuggle time in. We all said good-bye after dinner with big hugs and hopes to see each other again very soon.

Peaceful new year for us all.

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