8, 2014 | Hunt and Boswell
Spring weather would most definitely make life around here easier but
I have to tell you I am celebrating with glee regardless of the snow, rain and cold. Not only did Glacier find a wonderful
new home where he will go to work with the owner of a gym everyday but Raffle is where she belongs now too. We didn't stop
there though as a dog that hadn't even been posted, and just came down yesterday ,found the place where he was most needed as
well. To celebrate the delight and happiness of all these dogs I went out and treated myself to an armful of tulips!
Placing three doesn't
mean we have a shortage though or that our work is done. We still have Cole (below) who is the most wonderful dog I have met
in a long time. He makes my heart swell and knowing what he has overcome makes me just about as proud as he is of himself.
Cole was bought from a backyard breeder in either Timmins or Cochrane and taken north to breed in Attawapiskat. He was accompanied
by a female chocolate lab and a female yellow lab. Our best guess is that Cole is between three and five years old. He was
chained up in Attawapiskat and possibly in his previous home as well. He was vulnerable and at risk at all times, never
really able to defend himself, and as an intact male he would have been challenged daily by other male dogs. We know kids
threw stones and sticks at him and all he could do was suffer the shame of each attack. He really had no life experience and
certainly no sense of kindness or care. When Cole came down to us he was unsure and cringed if anyone moved too quickly or
if he heard a sound that was unfamiliar to him. He had lived chained up in dirt, so everything else was new to him. Floors
terrified him and it didn't matter if they were hardwood, tile or linoleum - they posed a threat to a dog who felt he needed
a good grip to escape harm at a moment's notice. When we had him neutered it was discovered that his scrotum had been frost
bitten and that he had suffered great pain for some time because of it.
Despite the human race, Cole is a proud
and noble dog of character - a throw back to the original labs who were strong, stocky and sturdy with hearts that were soft
and sweet. How
he stifled all he was for so long is unimaginable to me. This boy has come a long way and he has managed to forgive more than
I ever will.
out we didn't need to worry about having Cole join in the Easter egg hunt with our four grandchildren. Having
the nose of a clever and skilled lab in the house for the first time will brought out a whole new meaning to the word
hunt. Turns out, our youngest granddaughter Simone, who is three years old, would stare down the biggest of all
the dogs if it meant keeping a Princess sticker or shiny piece of candy for herself.
CP24 TV FEATURE | APRIL 22, 2014, 7 PM
Moosonee Puppy Rescue is very happy
to announce that we will be sharing Television air time with the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog program. Because the waiting
list for a certified therapy dog can be so long the northern dogs are being recognized as an alternative choice because they
are so intuitive, calm, smart and remarkable. I could not be more proud. The segment of Animal House Calls will air on CP24
on Tuesday, April 22nd at 7pm. Please tune in to see Cheyenne who is both a northern dog (while not from us) and a certified
therapy dog. Steadman and I will be the back up and he will represent the Moosonee Puppy Rescue dogs well I am sure
as he is confident and possesses a bit of star quality already. Apart from the spay and neuter clinic, this could be one of
our finest moments.
SPRING FUNDRAISER | THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2014
This year's Spring fundraiser will
be held on Thursday June 19th at Artscape Yonge Studios. The address is 180 Shaw St. Toronto and the hours are from 6Pm till
10Pm. We are very excited to be in a new and bright venue with many more people contributing to the silent auction. There
will be a presentation on our rescue work and all proceeds from the event will go towards the spay/neuter clinic we are hosting
again in Attawapiskat in August. The ticket price will be $35. Would love to see you there. Sharron
BarkBox | Goodies for Dogs
Online Fundraiser for Moosonee Puppy Rescue
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