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 email@example.com
Biz, Fritz, Cash, Willow, Dottie, Saban and Nova are all gathered here to share updates with you this week!
We haven’t heard from 2019 Alumna Dottie in a couple years, but we see she is just as spoiled as the day she came to rescue and was fostered by the Sasser family. Her forever mom Sherry says this is a typical nap pose for Dottie…poor girl LOL!
Dottie came to rescue with 5 other GSPs that ended up in a shelter in NC for not being good hunters: Lady, Harnett (who sadly passed away last year), Harvey, Hector (now North) and Haynes (now Glover).
From Saban's mom Christine, "I just wanted to update you all that Saban is an absolute doll and he’s adjusting to life with his new GSP sister, Piper. Although she’s a lot younger (and a little on the wild side), he keeps up with her and is very patient with her juvenile ways. I can’t say thank you enough for bringing this sweet guy into our lives!"
From Nova's mom Ellen: Nova at high tide on Sullivan's Island. A quiet moment before she took off to play in the surf... Sh'es fascinated with the tidal pools and loves to run back and forth.
Fritz '20, Cash '21 and Willow '22
One of our longtime foster volunteers, Darrin, has some sad news that was tempered by some happy updates on 3 of the GSPs he fostered. From Darrin:
It’s with sad news that our beloved senior crossed the rainbow bridge a few days ago. Although he didn’t come from SEGSP, he was a rescue from Kansas and he is the reason we started fostering. Remmi was the perfect foster brother for many of the rescues, Fritz, Cash, and Willow. Along with some others that didn’t stay as long, Colby, Archie, Fergie. On to some happier news I have alumni updates on 3 of the dogs that Darrin fostered:
Fritz (2020 alum) is loving his dual state living situation. It’s about the time of year when he comes back to SC from CO. He enjoys all the freedom and adventures out west, then gets to kick up his feet for the rest of the year.
Cash (2021 alum) is doing awesome in the mountains. Last year he saw his first snow. He is still living the puppy GSP life. The entire family adores him.
Willow (2022 alum) made the furthest trek to Alabama and had some adjustments to be made. She fits in like a glove and is so spoiled. You can’t help but to smile when her butt wiggles. She also lives the adventurous life of hikes, boat rides, and ATV runs.
Our 2010 alumnus Biz (aka Biscuit, Bizzy) just turned 15! From his mom Kate, “He can’t hear much at all and doesn’t see well but he still dashes to guard the fence line to warn us of all passing dangers - trucks, bikes and butterflies! He‘s not eating much anymore and I worry if this means the end is near. As much trouble as he has been in the past, he has wrapped his soul about my heart and I shall be “undone” when he leaves. He and new hubby, Doug, are special pals.
Keep those updates coming! Send a photo and short update to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can't wait to hear from you!