Happy Tails


Amy Gowertz - Wednesday, December 21, 2016

I want to give you a little bit of an update on our new family member, Sophia.

At first, I think she was confused as to what was happening in her life. She had been brought to a shelter while pregnant and landed up staying for 2 years. Then she moved to Canada being picked up by one person, passed to others and finally to me, then the two of us coming home to more pets and a new man, whom she did not like at first. She growled at Rick and snapped at him a few times, even after he gave her chicken, which seems to be her favorite food. (We raise our own free range chicken.) 

As you can see from the attached photos, Sophia is quite happy to be cuddling with Rick now. We arrived home late on December 5, so it's been barely a week and she has settled in very well and sleeping with us every night. Each morning we have a couple of hours of playtime before getting up for the day. Sophia loves playing, rolling around on her back and gently nibbling my fingers, rolling around some more, then getting down on her haunches to bark rapidly at the other dogs playing on the bed. It's hilarious and tons of fun.

She greets our friends at the door with a bark and a tail wag and gets super excited when Rick or I come home from town (too cold for her to come for the ride -8 today...brrr). She follows me all over the house. In fact, she was sitting here eyeing me as I sit in my computer chair, so I picked her up. Right now she is supervising my letter writing and licking my finger and my chin. 

Sophia doesn't like being outside in the cold, so she goes out the patio door, then she and Felix run like the dickens to get through the dog door back into the warmth...without doing her business. I'd say she goes outside about 80% of the time. Chihuahuas are not made for the cold.

Sophia is very food motivated and will steal our food. I have no problem training her to use her manners, but it will take a little bit of time and patience. Rick and I love Sophia and call her our little German Shepherd as her markings are similar. She's a cutie pie and a real cuddly love.

I want to thank you all and everybody else who made this adoption a success. I am glad that one more dog has a home until they day they die a natural or peaceful death. I just wish I could take more.

Keep up the good work.

Kind Regards,


Amy Gowertz - Sunday, December 11, 2016

I wanted to give you an update on Odie adopted in September 2016. He has been a great addition to our family and fits in remarkable well. He's no longer bossing Eddie (our black lab) around, they become good friends and sleep together often. Odie is the cutest little guy that we all very much love and adore.

Thank you for what you do!