Happy Sunday Alum Day!
Alumni Radar update from his mom Mallory, “He’s doing well. Still having some issues with the crate, but it is getting better. Radar started giving my husband hugs this weekend. We’ve introduced to new people and other dogs this week also and he handled that well.” I am so proud of this boy for giving it his all. He is having some kennel accidents when left alone which is something I dealt with when I first got him, I’m confident that once he gains the trust of being left out of the kennel this will fix itself. He is still medication free and as you can see his human siblings are his favorite play mates."
I heard from Olaf’s dad and got the sweetest update. Who would have ever thought Olaf would be a sit on dads lap by the fire kind of dog. He truly found his best friend in the entire world.
Message from dad Conor:
“We are doing good!! Olaf has been a really good boy and he’s sweeter than ever. He does have more energy than your typical 8 year old dog but we have fun playing together. In these past 5 months of having him we have memories together that will be with us for a lifetime he is the best dog anyone could ask for and wouldn’t trade him for anything.”
This is Bruno who I adopted last May from SEGSP
He is an awesome boy who is finally trusting people. He overcame a lot .
Loves to sleep… imagine that!
Loves to play and of course eat.
Doug (and more of Bruno!)
"Finally got all 3 to sit still," says Mom, Donna. Doug, Bruno and little Charlie. Doug is settling in nicely and working on his counter surfing; we are working on stopping it!
Cricket’s Dad wrote: Little Ms Cricket patiently awaiting her weekly ribeye steak. Lol. She is a loving girl.
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Happy First Gotcha Day to a couple SEGSP Alumni. We hope you and your families had a great time celebrating.
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Have a great week!
Lots to celebrate on the blog this week! We have gotcha days, milestones and just plain old good news!
It’s Lolly’s 1 year Gotcha Day
This time last year there was a huge hole in my heart from losing Otis. Now my heart is overflowing again. Lolly made everything better and we couldn’t love her more. She’s the biggest snuggler, wants a good belly rub anytime of the day, loves her blue rhino “Reba”, and loves bossing Scout around every day. We are so very thankful for SEGSP and Deanna Jones Herbert for picking us to be her forever family. This girl has filled our house with lots of laughs and big love!
2019 alum Ernie was found emaciated and nursed back to health. Fast forward, he now LOVES to dance with his mom Amy! What a great story.
Recent alumnus Saban is doing amazing and loving his new family, especially his new GSP sister Piper. He takes frequent walks to the local dog park where he enjoys his ball-fetching frenzy.
Dylann helped her mom celebrate a big career change! She’s moving from Naval Aviation to Navy Medical Service Corps to be an Aerospace Experimental Psychologist! Dylann is looking forward to mama being home at a regular time everyday and no more deployments (and so is mama). Dylann and her brother Tatum were honored guests at the winging ceremony, but were more interested in the birds on the bayou than in the pomp and circumstance on the dock!
We celebrated our one year gotcha day anniversary with Baxter last weekend! We like to think he is living his best life here in Pinehurst! Baxter spends his days chasing squirrels (he has caught one!), barking at everyone and everything that passes by his yard, and expressing his happiness with full body wags. We have kept in touch with Baxter’s foster momma, Kristy. Her Pointing Dog Collars make him the most dapper dog in the neighborhood! Baxter’s Instagram has about 600 followers (@gsp_Baxter_T)! We are so lucky to have Baxter - he was the dog we needed. He makes every day joyful!
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Happy Sunday Alum Day! We have great updates for you this week on the blog. We appreciate everyone sending in notes and photos. It is so wonderful to hear about our alumni.
Remi (and brother Grover)
Remi is doing great! From his mom, Lizzy, "I took him on a run yesterday instead of our normal walk and he did quite well... but when I tried to get him to sit for a picture, he was too distracted by a squirrel." LOL Remi. We understand! (Pictured snuggling with sibling Grover.)
From her mom, Mary Ann, "Tilley (right) had her last heart worm treatment on 8 Dec and is doing fine. I'm just waiting for the green light from the vet to allow her to run around again. She's fitting in great with the family and everyone loves her. She gets along really well with my new GSP male, Trigger, also. She's definitely the boss!"
Alum Dudley (left) was adopted in August of 2022 (foster fail) after undergoing heartworm treatment. He was just neutered and his mom, Katie, says he is a great addition to the pack.
2022 Alum Henry is having a blast with his family! From his dad Norm, “He is an absolute handful. But he is so much fun and he loves his mom and dad very much. He is a goofball for sure. He has energy for days on end. He loves the pool even when it's freezing out. Henry is so smart that it gets him in trouble. I try to let him do his thing but I have to temper his curiosity, so he doesn't get into trouble. He hasn't met a dog yet that he hasn't made friends with or at least try too. He would rather roll over and be submissive if they get mad at him. He now follows me everywhere! He just wants to go where I go.”
Thanks for another great week of updates!
With all the excitement of the holiday season, we neglected to post December's First Gotcha Day pups! Our apologies for the delayed recognition. We hope Buddy, Ranger, Gunner, Doc Ford, Gretta, Hank and Dug had a wonderful year with their forever families!
Happy Gotcha Day Buddy, Ranger, Gunner, Doc Ford, Gretta, Hank and Dug!
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Happy New Year to everyone! We hope the holidays created wonderful and lasting memories for you and yours.
From her mom Cindy, an update on Chick: "Chick saw oncologist today. No sign of metastasis, ultrasound says lungs spleen heart all clear. Just have to stay out of sun and check for more bumps, 70% probability of the spots recurring but they can be removed with surgery or cryo so we have to be diligent about checking for them! Keep your light skinned pointers from sunbathing and check their bellies and inside of limbs for blood blister like bumps that are solar/suv induced! Yeah! Good news. Back in 6 months for follow up. Also advised to give her fish oil to prevent!"
Here is a super cute photo of Captain celebrating the holidays with his portion of the turkey! haha. Thanks for the laugh Captain.
One of our resolutions this year is to beef up this blog a bit, but we cannot do it without YOU! Please send us your updates, photos, funny videos... whatever you would like to share! Thank you for a wonderful 2022 and cheers to an even better 2023.
It is time for more alumni TAILS to celebrate Sunday Alum Day here at SEGSP Rescue. It's been a little bit since we had alumni updates, but we have some great ones for you to check out today!
Gator '22 (by dad) has a new family & sister Delta to be thankful for this year. I hear it took lots of squeaks of his ball & treats to get him to pose. His mom Hannah says he been busy learning his new house this week.
Bobby G '22
Bobby G (formerly Glen, one of the 10 puppies adopted earlier this year) has had one barn hunt lesson and now he thinks he's an expert! What his expertise consists of at the moment is destroying his mommy's hay room!
Izzy (adopted in June 2022) has been doing fabulous and is settling into her forever home so well! She found out that she can be the boss of her little brother Crash, but he doesn't mind! They play, snuggle, chew on sticks, and bark for extra treats together! As you can see, she also thoroughly enjoyed the cucumber garden this summer, and the pumpkin garden, and the tomato garden.....she is a healthy dog with all these vegetables she is sneaking! We love having Iz in our family and could not be more grateful! She brings so much joy to our lives and we could not imagine not having her! Thank you to everyone at SEGSP for all you do!
Murray Update from his Dad Daryl: He's doing great! He loves napping by the fireplace and running around in the woods! Training is going well. Girls love him and he's particularly attached to Sarah (his Mom)!
Two adorable photos are included. He waits for Sarah to return when she leaves. As you can see in the one picture.
From running as a stray in Walterboro to living the good life with an awesome family.
As we promised, we have great updates for you this week from alumni all over the region.
Huck Finn '22
From Marko, Huck Finn's dad, "It has been a fun filled year with our boy by our side. Trish and I have brought him on so many adventures. Western North Carolina has made him a true mountain dog. He loves hiking through the woods, stopping along the way to take in the beautiful views and the wildlife all around. Finn loves to swim, which is why we always have to make sure that each hike has a creek near the trail. Rivers, lakes, pools, the ocean, you name it he's jumping in. One of the great things about Finn is that he is an incredible road trip companion. As a result, he has been on many trips to visit friends and family. Finn has become especially popular. It is impossible not to fall in love with him whether you're a bypasser on a trail or a close friend. Trish and I are incredibly lucky to be his parents. We say that every day and truly can not imagine our lives without him."
Chick & Grace
Chick had her last sutures out recently at Community Vet Center! She has one spot a little inflamed, meds and cream for 10 days (and cone) and she will see the oncologist on 12/27 to make sure the hemangiosarcoma has not metastasized beyond her skin! She is living her best life chasing down the beach bunnies every morning with Grace!
Peaches came to rescue earlier this year in TN and was flown to Florida to be fostered. She is 12 and somewhat deaf and blind. She lived on a farm in TN but her owner died. But fast forward to now and her mom, Pat, says, "As you can see Peaches is doing great. She has gained a little weight. She loves the doggie park. She has enriched our lives and Rylee and Morgan's too. Peaches has blossomed and came out of her shell. Her eyes tell you everything."
Mocha (formerly Mandy) '22
Mocha, formerly Mandy, was one of the several puppies rescued from the hoarding situation in Arkansas in April. From her Dad, Pierre, "She's doing great and loving the backyard and her brother."
Jager has been the absolute light of our lives for these past almost 2-1/2 years. His rambunctious spirit is matched only by his sweet and endearing nature. He fit seamlessly into our growing family like he was always meant to be there, and has put smiles on our faces that have never left. His big brother, our Weimaraner named Houston, has loved having a little brother to bark at mailmen and delivery trucks with, snuggle with on the bed or couch, and play/swim with in the backyard! True to his name, Jager is an incredible and persistent hunter! He is the scourge of all backyard critters, and has spent many a day rooting out, chasing down, and catching mice, lizards, frogs, toads, and even the occasional bird! One of his biggest challenges was learning how to walk on a leash, but he mastered that and soon we began taking walks all over the neighborhood, to the local park for playtime, and he had become my running companion too.
Jager has become a very well-traveled pup! From vacations to the Emerald Coast in Florida to visit friends to road trips to the Northeast to see family, he did it all. He is such a great car companion and road-tripper! He would just prefer we not spend too much time in the north during winters, as he very much prefers sunbathing in warm weather to playing in the snow.
Over the summer my (Peter/Jager’s dad) work in the military required us to relocate and move to Omaha, Nebraska. Jager handled the move like a champ and immediately set out to tame his new backyard, which has bunnies and even an occasional possum to chase and hunt.
Thank you for all the great updates this week. We are excited to share them and are looking forward to getting more emails soon!
Happy 1st Gotcha Day Anniversary to these very special pups. Gertie, Camo, Flint, Josie Wales, Peppers, Marty and in memory of Milo who we lost earlier this year. What wonderful families they have all found. Here's too many more memories.
We have great PUPdates for you this week for Sunday Alum Day! See how Chick '22 is doing post surgery, check in on Rumble '22 after heart worm treatment, see how Olaf '22 looks with his toy Olaf, and drop in to find out what Brynn '18 is doing in NYC!
Chick '22 is feeling better after having several lumps removed. In fact, so much better that she is back to giving the side-eye waiting for breakfast each morning!
From foster mom Vicki: "I got a text message from Olaf’s dad and he is doing great. They are best friends, Olaf goes everywhere with him and his dad could not love a dog more. You can even hear the love through his text messages. He said he and Olaf are both living their best lives together."
From mom Julia, "It’s been a while since I shared an update about my favorite girl Brynn . She is now 11 and still holds 1st place dog x4 years now in our yearly turkey trot. We moved to NYC last year so have been exploring together w new running routes and of course always escaping to go to the ocean and boat rides. Love this girl so much!!"
Keep those PUPdates coming!! We love hearing from you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org