Wednesday, July 19, 2006 

Full Circle


The time has arrived when all of our efforts in rescue come "Full Circle".
Meaning that all our hard work, triumphs, sorrows, and all that lies between come down to this.







Miss Ahley Hobbit now has a home of her very own!
We have watched as Ashley, along with many others, were rescued off that terrible mountain down in Arkansas, taken in by many wonderful people along the way, and nurtured along, to be able to live long and happy lives as they were meant to do!!
To Ahsley, ..... you little cutie!!!
Live the good life , sweetie pea! and stay in touch! You will live in our hearts fur-ever, and be an inspiration in many more rescues to come!!
Love,
Susan(blog-maker)
Krisitne (blog maker & long term foster home)
Lisa-IBR/ President - founder

Monday, July 03, 2006 

The Effects of Nurturing Shine Brightly

I do feel honored to have little Miss Ashley Hobbit here. She is a NORMAL doggie now.












She is confident and playful, and as she is just a kid- herself, she is really a silly character and will bring so much joy to the lucky person who gets to adopt her.












Just for fun I will bring her to Agility class next Saturday and maybe let her work on upland birds on Sunday.










What a little Blessing she is!!

When I found out she was pregnant- I just couldn’t let her be spayed and the puppies aborted. Kristine and Jonah were my rescue angels that helped Ashley and her kids have a safe place to live for a few weeks. I will forever be grateful to them!!

 

Camp Lucky Pets


I have been so taken with her since the moment she came to Camp Luckypets back in March.
My first memory will always be of her little brown face- hiding in the back of one of the cages in my garage- frightened to death.
I can recall the next day her gaining some courage to come out from under the porch and hang with the rest of the pack.
She finally came to me and took a treat out of my hand

 

Sweet Ashley Hobbit

The heartwarming story of Ashley Hobbit has been one of the brighter moments in saddness of the "Boat Mountain Clan" Story.
Each and every dog IBR was able to pull from that wreckage has been given a new lease on life.














Without the continued help of all IBR's members and newly adopted familys, these dogs would never have made it.
If they were to be adopted out under normal shelter conditions, chances are very high they would have been returned, due to the special attention they require, through no fault of thier own.

 

Ashley Heads For Auntie Lisa's House,...


Ashley Heads For Auntie Lisa's House,... remember, the lady with the cheese?....

Monday, June 26, 2006 

The Adoptions Begin!



Luna is the first hobbit to be officially adopted--Yay! This picture is the first of many, I'm sure, at her wonderful new home. Here is an update from her new furever mommy:

She is such a sweetie: spunky, brave, responsive, playful and quite the food hound. BeBe's doing well with her, Boone and Pike, are having some adjustment issues, but Boone seems better today.
I think things will work out.
Luna's napping right now--so I've got a little break. She cried for about 5 minutes yesterday on the way home and then slept. What a good puppy. She's gone potty outside, too!
Christy

Saturday, June 10, 2006 

For information on how to adopt, go to illinoisbirddogrescue.org

Ashley and her Pointer Puppies
These 2 pictures were taken when the puppies were 5-6 weeks old. The baby hobbits are now 7 weeks old, and weigh between 5 1/2 and 7 pounds, give or take a few ounces (it's pretty tough to get an accurate measure of bouncy pointer puppies). Momma is finished nursing, but still has fun playing with her babies out in the yard. She likes to tackle them and tease them, helping them to build their confidence. She has been a natural, protective, but loving mother all along. Good momma, Ashley!

(For more information on how to adopt, go to illinoisbirddogrescue.org)

The following individual pictures were taken this week. Happy 7 weeks old, puppies!


 

Ares

Ares, the God of War...

Ares was the first born, without any human help at all! He decided to make his appearance while his foster mommy and daddy were mowing the lawn!
He's the only pup with a partially white face mask. He also has a cute little kink at the end of his tail.

Ares is such a little bud--he just loves to be loved. He also loves to start wresting matches with his little brothers and sisters and show them how it's done. Ares is going to make someone a fantastic little loyal buddy.

 

Kora

Kora, the Goddess of Spring

Little Miss Kora is slightly more petite than the other gals. She has 2 spots on her back, and a larger spot that is conjoined with her dark head.

Even though Kora is a little smaller, she is just as bouncy and energetic as the rest. It's hard to get a picture of her, because she's either bouncing around, or running up to my lap for a cuddle. She's a sweet little kissy face!!

 

Helios


Helios, God of the Sun...

Helios has a lot of markings around his neck, like he's wearing a scarf! He also has a little spot on his tail.

Helios is perfectly content to go off exploring, or to be curled up on your chest or in your lap. He is pretty happy either way. He is the puppy most likely to be hanging out, patiently waiting his next journey outside, or dish of food.

 

Wings

Wings Hobbit...

Wings was the very last baby Hobbit to be born. He is named for the markings on his neck, which look like angel wings. He has no other markings on the rest of his body, unlike the other puppies.

Wings is definitely an attention hog. He loves to be with people, and he's not afraid to tell you so! Wings has always been the first to outgrow (or outjump) the whelping pens we set up. Every time we modified it as the puppies grew, he was the first to use his spring-like legs to hop right over. Stinker Hobbit! I like to think he only did it to be closer to mama or us! :0)

 

Luna

Luna, Goddess of the Moon...

Luna's name came to us for two reasons. One, she has only one big spot on her back, in the shape of a full moon. She was also born as dusk was approaching, and the moon was coming out.

Luna is Ms. Curious about everything. She loves to wrestle with her brothers and sisters, and is not shy about initiating a little play time!

 

Ceres

Ceres, Goddess of Earth and Harvest...

Everyone asks how we tell them apart. I always remember Ceres by the 3 spots on her tail that run together, just like a Cirrus (pronounced just like her name) cloud. The hobbit puppies were also born on Earth Day!


Ceres is a bouncy, happy pointer. She has discovered that she loves to eat bark mulch when we're not looking! She is an explorer and is not at all afraid to go check out everything is the yard (or eat foster mom's irises).

Friday, June 09, 2006 

Helios Hobbit

 

...mmmm grass tastes good!!


Ares Hobbit

 

Wrestlers




 

Brothers

Wings and Helios Hobbit

 

Run, Lucky, Run!!

The little guys love Lucky, but Lucky doesn't stay near for too long!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006 

Ares and Momma Ashley

 

Stop and smell the roses...or peonies!

Ares loves to smell the flowers...then pick off the petals and eat them one by one!! Silly boy!

Sunday, June 04, 2006 

Luna, Pointer Extroadinare

I'm amazed at the natural point the puppies have. Luna found something that smelled awfully good!

 


Little Puppy Buds!!