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#155815 My last night with the Twins

Posted by razzosmom on 31 March 2015 - 10:11 PM

Their new foster mom sent me an update and picture. They are doing okay, she thinks they miss having us with them all day ( the new foster family is a young working couple, not us old retirees😛).
But they are playing and eating well, which is great since it took them a long time with us to relax and know they were/are loved.
Two peas in a pod💞


#155735 My last night with the Twins

Posted by razzosmom on 27 March 2015 - 11:11 PM

Fostering these guys has been wonderful! They are so good and I am sad that I can't adopt them.
I made promises to myself and Gerry that we wouldn't adopt for at least a year after Razzo passed.
We have extensive travel plans for this year etc.
Now, it is time to head back to NY and they haven't gotten adopted yet. Shy (Sheyenne) and Dilly (Dillinger) will be going to another foster home tomorrow. They have blossomed so much. They now play with toys! They love meal time now too. They are so good, the only barrier to a quick adoption is the idea that we'd like them to stay together.
I will miss them so much

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#155490 Pretty Penny!

Posted by razzosmom on 07 March 2015 - 11:04 AM

She is so sweet looking, glad she found her way to an awesome foster family.

#154676 Urgent! Any Phoenix rescue reps on here?

Posted by razzosmom on 13 January 2015 - 04:50 PM

I posted contact info on the FB page. Hopefully they'll get the pup asap.
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#154658 I'm a foster...times two!

Posted by razzosmom on 12 January 2015 - 03:10 PM

You asked for updates, well here you go!

They had a great first weekend. They are super sweet, play nicely together, and are fairly low-key.

Dilly almost played with a toy...I can see him learning about them soon.

We went out for a few hours today (left them in the kitchen with toys and beds) they did very well on their own.

Came home to them very happy to see us but not anxious.

They are already doing well on the premium food...their breath smells much better and bowel movements are much better too. 

Shy knows how to sit, Dilly not yet. They are both doing very well with their potty habits and I expect them to know the words good boy and girl really soon...they get a treat after each outing so hopefully all this reinforcing will cement their good behavior.

I can't imagine these guys not getting snapped up as soon as they are ready to be adopted.

The first pic is sweet Dilly on his own.



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#154646 I'm a foster...times two!

Posted by razzosmom on 11 January 2015 - 08:16 AM

Thanks everyone for the lovely compliments of our fostering adventure.
I told some friends that these two are "the hook" that they'll make me think fostering is easy and then the next one will be a total terror.
The first day was great, they each got a bath and did wonderfully. Then I walked them separately to see how they are on a leash.
Dilly ( Dillinger ) is perfect! Walks by your side, not afraid of passing cars etc. Shy (Sheyenne) is not as good, pulls a little and very skittish when a car went by...but still better than I thought they'd be. I haven't past another dog yet, that will be interesting.
But what sweet loving pups. Shy and Dilly both give hugs, and already have a favorite spot on the big chair next to me....on a sad note I never realized how big my boy Razzo was, these two little guys take up the same amount of room as he alone did.
Trying to figure out what they know has been tough. Tried every version of "out, walk, treat cookie etc and no reaction. Well they are going to learn some important words in this house, like " good girl and boy, treat, walk" etc.

#154635 I'm a foster...times two!

Posted by razzosmom on 10 January 2015 - 09:38 AM

The first night went really well. Here's the report card ( below) I sent the rescue rep. Oh to tell you who is who in the picture , Dillinger is the boy ( with the blue collar) and Sheyenne is the girl in pink, of course.

We had a very good first night.
They both behaved very well at our dinner time, they sat quietly at a distance and watched. I have to make sure Gerry doesn't mess with that behavior ( my Razzo's nose was always in Gerry's plate).
They don't seem to know what toys are and not too sure they know their names. They both seem to react to Dillinger. Don't know if they know any other words or commands. They know the word " no" but don't react much to "good girl or boy". I'll try them one on one to see more as we go along. Dillinger tried to mark once or twice but stopped immediately with a simple "no."
For the first night ( and because they hadn't gotten theirs baths yet) I left them in the kitchen with lots of blankets and beds. Dillinger cried a bit and I think he scratched at the door/ gate once or twice but very tentatively. Then they settled down and I didn't hear a peep all night. I was prepared for a mess in the morning (7:30) but I was greeted by them both, cuddled up in the bed, and a very clean kitchen! They went right outside and pee'd. I'm waiting a bit to feed them breakfast ( maybe 8:30-9:00). They zoomed around for a few minutes and are now passed out by my side as I write this. They both are scratching themselves like crazy ( Sheyenne more than Dillinger) and the poor pups are obviously sore and red in spots that hard surfaces or cage bars would rub. Their remaining teeth ( mostly in the front for both of them ) stick out at odd angles, they had a very tough time with their kibble, I hated to add any of it to the new stuff. If they can eat plain kibble at all, Taste of the Wild is at least smaller....I had to wet the kibble down ( and I added some mashed sweet potato ) and then they were able to eat it. I hope we get some poo after breakfast ( no bowel movements except the one we witnessed ☺️ yesterday).
They are both loving and curious. Not in the least skittish. They both like Gerry ( no "men" issues there).
They are interested to know where I am, but so far not to the point of Velcro following. Neither minds being picked up and outside of Sheyenne snapping at Dillinger once for bothering her no aggressive behavior at all.
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#154626 I'm a foster...times two!

Posted by razzosmom on 09 January 2015 - 07:33 PM

Lots happened really quickly here. I offered to be a foster home and a week later here I am with....drumroll....
The Minesotta Twins! No they aren't twins or even related , we think, but they are from Minesotta.
They were given up by a family who drove them to Arizona so they could get into rescue in a warmer climate, and while that was nice the home situation was'nt the best.
They are now laying on the couch wrapped around each other like an Iggy pretzel.
They need baths and some dental care, the girl needs to be spayed too. We'll be taking care of that in the next few weeks....wish us luck as a foster family!
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#154534 One year without Gracie

Posted by razzosmom on 29 December 2014 - 09:11 PM

I can't think of Razzo without thinking of Gracie, Boo, Flex, Jet and the other sweet babes that left us this year .
I hope dear Izzie makes the sad anniversary a little easier.

#154505 One year today Flex is gone

Posted by razzosmom on 27 December 2014 - 08:27 AM

I was doubly sad yesterday thinking of dear Flex and my own lovely boy Razzo.
Their time with us is too short and the time they are gone too long.
Donna hug Cozett extra tight, for yourself....and for me.

#154249 Home visit

Posted by razzosmom on 09 December 2014 - 08:06 AM

Someday I hope to be on the receiving end of a home visit and it would be awesome if they were someone like you, Deb.

#153973 Tribute: To know where you are....

Posted by razzosmom on 25 November 2014 - 08:45 PM

I just peeled an orange and I waited for Razzo to come for his piece and I cried because he's not here, and am crying now...I miss him so much.

A lovely poem, Fonda

#151959 BooBooKitty 2004 - 2014

Posted by razzosmom on 27 June 2014 - 06:27 AM

I too, cried before I even read the details...she had a wonderful life and longer than she might have had under any other circumstances. You took amazing care of her.

My thoughts, and deepest sympathy, are with you...

#151254 Salieri

Posted by razzosmom on 21 April 2014 - 04:46 PM

Sali will be in tip top shape in no time. Can't get the picture of Amadeus out of my mind. ;-)

#151178 Sadie 12/2/96 to 4/16/14

Posted by razzosmom on 16 April 2014 - 02:13 PM

I'm so very sorry. Too many of our babies are leaving us...and always too too soon.