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!