Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Fashion Statement

Hi all,

This is me after I used my magic powers last night and removed the white sticky stuff from my behind. The humans drugged me thinking that would put me in a disadvantage, so I had to put on my best performance yet, but I won! I WON!!!! So today's score is Ted 1 - humans 0. Ha! Anywayz, see how that wound is healing?

And this is what the humans did in response. They have to be kidding, right? Well, it took me full 30 minutes before I figured out how to get the skirt off. Hehe!

Love, Ted

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Solving puzzles

Hi there,

My name is Ted. They named me after the nice pilot that flew me to NEBCR. But I think I have a middle name too because the lady in the white coat sometimes calls me "Thebaneofmyexistence". So I guess my full name is NEBCR Ted Thebaneofmyexistence.

Anyways, I know what the humans are up to! They are testing me to see just how smart I am! First, they wrapped my whole butt in some white sticky stuff. I think they were wondering if I am smart enough to figure out how to get it off. Well, that was a piece of cake, let me tell you. I unwrapped it in no time. Then they put a HUGE suction cup on my head, probably wondering if I can get the white sticky stuff off again. That was easy! I just waited until the humans fell asleep and weeeee, off the white things went. The next day, I showed them! This time, I got inventive and I took both the white things AND the suction cup off my head thinking that would be enough and they would let me out of the cage. Nope, they increased the stakes. Now I have a suction cup AND some foamy stuff wrapped around the suction cup to hold it in place. I love puzzles, but really, can you just let me out?

Love, Ted

P.S. My butt is healing just fine so stop staring at it!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Busy week!

Yes, we have been very busy. This week alone, NEBCR has taken in TEN new rescue dogs. One older severely thunderphobic boy came from a private home, and an additional nine arrived on Sunday. These sweet nine border collies came from a puppy mill out of control where 167 dogs were turned over to the local Humane Society.

Our volunteers have been working around the clock (many using their treasured vacation days) to take care of these border collies.

All newcomers needed to be bathed and groomed.

Huge thanks goes to Dr. Whitney Pressler for volunteering several hours of her time to examine all of these pooches.

Unfortunately, some needed more than our volunteers could offer. This little boy whom we named Ted required an immediate surgery due to an injury he sustained during a dog fight before he came to NEBCR. Thankfully, he is recovering well under the watchful eye of a very special vet and person Dr.Michelle Gorbutt at Greylock Animal Hospital.

Taking in 10 dogs is a huge expense for a small rescue like ours. Despite the enormous discount we are getting from the veterinarians we are working with, Ted's care alone has already cost close to $1,000. Additionally, nine of the ten dogs will need to be spayed/neutered and all will have to be dewormed. Please visit if you can make a donation.

Thank you for making it possible for us to help these special dogs.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Hi, it's Kody again. My foster mom recently got a call from someone who was interested in their very first ever dog. One of the questions they asked was about how many toys a dog needs. So foster mom asked me and my foster brothersand sisters how she should answer that.

I jumped up on the sofa and began to ponder how I'd answer. In the meantime, Bek said that all a dog needs is a soccer ball. Then she remembered sometimes it is a fizz or a tug...
...but she was pretty sure that they only need one.

So I grabbed a bone and chewed as I pondered. As foster mom went from dog to dog, they each gave a different answer. So each time I grabbed another bone and chewed and chewed -- for inspiration. I wanted to make sure to answer the question the right way...since it is a very very important question. But I was getting confused by all the different answers.
It was finally my turn to answer...and suddenly I knew the answer.

I looked around and there it was. The answer was TWELVE!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Rusty's Wonder Family

Hey all! Remember me?? It's Rusty the Wonder Dog!!!

I know I have been kinda quiet for awhile but I have a good reason. I now have my very own forever family with Tom, Megan and my very own BC brother!!! We romp and wrestle all the time. How cool is that?

I'm already signed up for a class that will touch on all the things I love to do: agility, rally, obedience, etc. As soon as the snow melts I'll be headed out for some more herding lessons, too. Watch out sheepies here I come!!

All I had to do is sit like this and ask nicely.

Megan has been keeping me busy with lots of exercise and training.

Here we are playing a game called "101 things to do with a box."

My brother does canine freestyle dance, so I have been learning some of his moves like leg weaves.

Just thought you all might want to know life is good for Rusty the Wonder Dog!