Monday, October 22, 2012

Basco Update 10/22/2012

October 22, 2012 - Basco Update.  Basco received his heartworm treatment and is doing fantastically well.  He traveled from Kentucky up to Pennsylvania on an overnight transport from Friday to Saturday.  He rode shotgun as my transport buddy when I picked him up and enjoyed himself greatly attempting to climb into my lap while I was driving on the highway.  Luckily he was tethered so the whole ride pretty much consisted of my driving and him sticking his rather large boxer face as close to mine as possible.  While it had been reported to me that he is a very friendly dog, and I generally have little to no fear around any dog, there is still a small amount of fear that creeps in when a dog just stands with his face right up next to yours for over an hour.  I could feel, and of course smell, his puppy breath on my cheek.  He never barked, never licked my face, just stared at me and out the window beyond me.  Occasionally he would turn around and try to sit and then decide he preferred watching me intently.  A family with another boxer was introduced to him that day for foster and possible adoption.  So far we are told all is going well.  Basco, who was slated for possible euthansia at a shelter, is now healthy and in a home, safe and happy.  He is really a gorgeous dog.  Everyone comments on how gorgeous a boxer he is and what a great personality!  We are still raising money to cover Basco's medical bills.  Thank you to those who have already donated, to those who drove transport, and to those who worked to find Basco a foster home with potential adoption. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Please Help Basco

October 12, 2012 - Basco is a rescue from a kill shelter in KY. He is currently safe in foster care but he is heartworm positive and we need to treat him before he can go to his forever home. He is an awesome dog. To read up on Basco, go to

Monday, October 8, 2012

October 8, 2012 - I check the ING Charity site daily, but still no postings with information on how to register TOC for the marathon.  I'm hopeful it will be up soon.  In the meantime we are continuing to put together Tails of Courage: Run Your Race and to train for marathons and triathlons.  I for one, run with my 2 year old daughter in her sport stroller.  In a few weeks, I will start with bike training and will get a kid seat to attach to the back of the bike for her.  Hey, we train how we can, and it's inspiring.    We will be participating in Barktoberfest at Willow Street Vocational Technical School in Willow Street, Pennsylvania on October 20, 2012 from 10 AM-2PM.  There will be a low cost vaccine clinic, adoption event, microchip clinic, games, food, t-shirt sales, etc.  Should be a good time.  We hope to see everyone there.  And keep up your training!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

October 3, 2012 - My posts have been scattered lately I know.  We are working on some new projects in the rescue and it's more time consuming than I realized.  It's now after 10 PM and I'm up writing the blog, texting volunteers and chatting on facebook.  The rescue has some amazing dogs at the moment, and several litters recently born if you can believe it.  Shouldn't puppy season be coming to a close?  Apparently not as we get daily calls for help.  We are starting up two new programs in the CT chapter of the rescue.  The first is Traveling Tails of Courage.  Volunteers go with or without dogs to local nursing homes and the VA hospital.  We currently go weekly to a nursing home in Stamford.  Anyone interested in volunteering with that program can shoot us an email. The other program is for runners and marathoners, triathlon and ironmen competitors.  It's called Tails of Courage: Run Your Race.  This one is dear to my heart.  I am currently completing my first month of training for a triathlon.  I have lost 15 lbs and have added weights to the routine.  It's intense.  I'm getting advice from some people who compete and am training with an experienced marathoner on one side and a U.S. Marine in the other corner.  TOC will pay the entry fee for any runner but they must wear the TOC RYR logo somewhere and try to raise funds for the rescue.  We are still putting together the logo but should be able to laungh it very soon.  I can't wait to release it to the website!  On a tougher note, a foster dog has run off and we can't seem to locate her yet.  Her name is Lady and she is posted on our site.  She is about 7 years old and a lab.  She is very sweet but hard of hearing.  She was last seen in Strasburg, PA.  Well, the computer battery is blinking.  If anyone is interested in either program, I look forward to hearing from you!  Also, if anyone has suggestions for triathlon training, I really look forward to hearing from you!!