After a few weeks hiatus (sorry!) WE ARE BACK! And here to celebrate with a new blog post for Sunday Alum Day.
Remember to keep sending in your updates. Did you celebrate a milestone? Or have a fun dinner? Maybe you went to the dog park, or just snapped a cute photo. We want to hear it all! Shoot us a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have updates on some of our alumnae today on the blog. Check out what is going on with Nova, Penny, Liesel and Millie!
Nova, our 2020 alum, is helping her sister Ari (13 years old) wait for the results of her test for leishmaniasis (a parasitic disease spread by the bite of sand flies) and coping with the diagnosis of severe arthritis. Good girl Nova and we hope your sister is feeling better soon.
Millie, our 2017 alumna, recently celebrated her 11th birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Millie! Her dad Greg and family rescued her when she was 6 1/2 years old and he said she walks 2 1/2+ miles every day and enjoys destroying toys. LOL!
Vicki, a fabulous foster volunteer sent us this update: "I had the best surprise ever this weekend! Penny’s parents were going to a concert so they wanted to try Penny out with boarding at my house to see how she does just in case they ever needed to go out of town. I can’t brag on her parents enough for their patience, understanding and remarkable progress they have made with this amazing little girl. She is like a completely different dog and is the sweetest funniest little girl. She did absolutely amazing at my house, she sat on my lap, let touch her face and kiss her and even stopped hiding her feet. She loves all dogs and plays with them all perfectly. They were able to get her shots with a mobile vet that came to her at their house and she goes every where with them. She does amazing in public, loves breweries, hiking and car rides. She even went on date night with me and got her own cup of water and a doggie bag of treats and stuck her face in the bag to get the treats, those of you that knew Penny know how amazing this is for her. She walks on a gentle lead on her face and her parents can muzzle her now with no issues. I never in the time I fostered her got kisses from this little girl but this weekend I got them and I took full advantage of all the kisses she would give. THIS is why I foster!!!! To see a dog that was so broken, so untrusting even with me, thrive all because thanks to SEGSP we were able to take the time needed to find her the absolutely perfect home with the perfect family. She is exactly where she was meant to be and with a family that waited so long to find the perfect fit and even with all her issues they never questioned for one second that this little girl belonged with them. My heart is beyond full and there are no words that can express my gratitude to Allen & Heidi for giving their whole hearts to this lost soul. Thank you to the rescue and everyone that was a part of Penny’s journey as she has found her slice of doggie heaven right here on earth in Concord, NC."
From her foster mom (now sister!), Liz: "I wanted to send an update on Liesel for my parents! She’s had a great summer. We constantly marvel at how healthy and happy she is. I was her foster mom, so we saw how sick she was before and feel so thankful for her time with SEGSP. She loves to go swimming and trying to get her brother Henry to play with her. She stays very busy running around the yard and woods all day and has taken to bringing bird and rodent gifts to us in the house in her very sweet and gentle fashion lol :)"
Thanks for all the updates! Keep them coming.