April 29, 2015
When he had finished he delivered the body blow. We have to completely transform the old section, which effectively is the only part we can use while we try to complete the new section at the back. It's an enormous and costly job but he will only give us 30 days to do it in.
April 26, 2015
I emigrated to Belgium nearly two years ago and don't regret it. I have great playmates and my bosses look after me as if I were a king. They are very proud of me and consider me a big boy now. I also like playing with the cats - when I'm not chasing a ball or a ring. I also enjoy lying in the sun but I also like to lie inside, in the office or on a blanket. My bosses also like to take me in the car. I think car rides are great.
It's very nice here. I think I'll stay.
I sometimes get into trouble with my dad, because I am so small and frisky. Sadly on March 29th at the airport I had to say goodbye to my brother George. But I have been told that he has also had a happy ending, so I feel bettter.
April 25, 2015
Here are just two groups recently landed at Schipol Airport, Amsterdam.
On this flight there were four dogs, on their way to their new homes!
Fabri and Fabiola will stay together !! Furthermore Perla and Tomasso also landed to be welcomed by the safe arms of their new owners! We wish the dogs and the adoptive parents a very long life and a lot of fun together.
Just a quick note about my sponsor dog, Ineke, now called Ivy. No respect to your name, Ineke,
but we called her Ivy. Everything's going very wel. We go hiking, biking and running a lot with her. At the beginning she took a while to get used to things, she didn't eat very well but fortunately that's over now. She's very active and very playful.
She doesn't find it much fun to be left alone, so we try as much as we can not to let that happen. She enjoys playing with other dogs but can be dominant. She does do anything but she sometiems growls and not all dogs like that.
We absolutely love her and are really happy with the choice we made. We also go to a dog school with her and there she is doing extremely well and she likes it. She can be a bit stubborn but that's also a charanteristic of the breed.
Greetings from Yollin
At ACE Jazz was known as Fabio. He's been with me for nearly a year now and he's doing pretty well. He enjoys chasing balls and playing with the children. He's a very happy dog. Truly a dog you can take with you everywhere you go. He also gets on well with our other ACE dog, Zanne (formerly Basta.) She will always be a fearful dog child, but hey, she's great with me and with people she knows.
with greetings from Joyce ter Waskof
Fabienne says: MAGDA AND DAMASO are soulmates ... please, they ask, let us stay together ... DAMASO AND MAGDA ... found each other in the killing station. Since they have been with us they haven't left each other's side. We have often had enquiries about one or other of them, but we can't find it in our hearts to separate them. MAGDA is a frightened lady and her DAMASO is her idol, her leader, her male: it's a beautiful love story! Surely we can keep these two dears together? It would mean the world to them ... their love is beautiful to see. We can learn so much from these faithful darlings. Can you help - can you give them the world, a future together?
I can't help myself. I have to show you ... just look at our Stef ... soooo happy and soo forgotten in Spain a long time ago. Just look ...
For those of you who don't know his story a brieft summary. He was tiny, fragile and very disturbed. He was like a vegetable in the shelter. An unhappy, tortured little vegetable, snapping at everyone out of sheer insecurity and fear. We thought he might have nerve damage. What we did know was that he was deaf, blind and very, very old.
Please read his story. When you know his history you will appreciate even more the miracle that is Stevie Wonder, now called Stef. And you can read about his homecoming too.
These happy endings don't just happen. It takes love, devotion, care and determination. And Fabienne's policy that every dog is worth saving. No matter what their state of health, their problems. Miracles take quite a lot of help!
April 19, 2015
|We came across this very beautiful dog, still young, with his attractive colouring - a handsome honey with a particularly lovely nature... at the killing station. Tick, tick, precious time was running out... if no one claims you in ten days... Seeing him there was heartbreaking to Juani, one of our team, and she saved him from this doomed hell. Naming him was easy... 'Modest'... because he is such a calm, lovely, humble soul, who's on top of the world with even the quickest hug... a wonderfully endearing dog! |
I met Modest on my last trip out to El Refugio. Such a darling. A calm, humble soul who really suits his name. So happy to get a pat or a kind word. Yes, a wonderfully endearing dog. .
While I was pleased to see his video gracing the front page of the website in the last couple of months, I was very surprised to see that he had still not been adopted. Such a gorgeous character would make a family very happy.
That was one of the reasons I wanted to feature Modest on the blog today. But when I looked at his page again, I saw he's been reserved. Yay! How wonderful. I do hope it goes really well and that soon sweet Modest will also be boarding that big sky bird and flying off to his golden basket and his forever home.
On December 24, 2014 we got our "Christmas dog". For this, we had to make a trip to Belgium to pick him up. It was exciting but also the worry - would we click? My worrying was totally unnecessary. From the first moment it was love at first sight from both sides. We gave him the name "Prince" (formerly Printeps) and he responded to his name immediately.
He quickly took his place and after 2 nights he went to sleep peacefully. He is very attached to his mistress and crawls sweetly into your lap as often as possible. It is like getting a hug ... .a joy to be able to enjoy such a loyal animal. At the beginning, I was recovering from shoulder surgery and I found it wonderful to have him with me and later to be able to walk in the forest with him.
No one could have suspected that on April 7 I would break that same shoulder and again have to stay at home. There was someone who didn't mind though ... .Prince enjoyed seeing more of his mistres and his extra trips to the forest.
Prince can run free in the woods and makes sure he can see me and knows where I am. He will occasionally run off to do some 'research' but his nose always brings him back to his mistress. Every day Prince walks for a kilometer or even 5 through the forest. He thoroughly enjoys sniffing about but also playing with his dog friends.
We are very pleased that we have took the step to adopt a dog from ACE and have been able to give him a good home. The organization takes good care of the animals and we find the aftercare particularly good. We hope we will be able to have and to share these experiences for a long time.
Greetings from the family Geers and a 'paw' from Prince
This morning I was watching the replay of Irene Moors and Carlo Boshard. There were many guests and there were many questions. It was a promotion for their new single, which is all about how important friends are.
I was partly watching to encourage myself. And yes, who should be sitting there in from of me, two of my best friends for life. Two Bodeguero contemporaries from ACE. Male (Pocoloco) and Friend (foxyfoxtrot). I want to emphasize, once again, what fine dogs they are.
My two Bodeguero contemporaries would have been destined to hunt, they probably do still but this time it's for the balls I throw for them and which they have no problem fetching and bringing back to me. During walks on the beach, people are silent, watching, filming because for the dogs the ball is sacred. Yes, and so is the boss of course.
Look, just in front of my nose. True friends for life.
Greetings from my two little friends, and of course from me.
Click on the link to enjoy this beautiful day in Algeciras - http://ace-charity.org/en/diaries/puertas-abiertas-algeciras/
He has really exceeded expectations. He lets us put in his eye drops, without growling. And also he does not itch or hurt any more more. Whether he actually sees better, I do not know. But he's pain and itch-free, which is the main thing. His ears are still fine.
The only thing that needs to change now is that he is as comfortable with John and Bear as he is with me! If Bear comes over to me Boelie will growl. But I'm going to get that sorted - 100%. And next year hopefully he will feel the same way towards John as he does to me. That's our goal.
Flappy was also anxious around John, for a long time. He is still, sometimees, to be frank. But he also he sometimes go up to John all by himself and put his head on John's lap. It took a year for this to happen, but we have to recognise that he had also been through a lot. And his gratitude shines out.
Boelie still growls when he's in his bench and John approaches. But when I say it's OK, he stops.
If I ride the quad bike in the evenings, I put Boelie on the saddle and he 'drives' it. He thinks it's quite fun! I will see if John can take a picture of it.
April 12, 2015
Ana Granada brings our Lucero to the airport. After 3.5 years refugio he can go home !!!! We are more than happy for dogs that finally find happiness. Thanks to everyone, together we are strong hey !!!!
Unique moment, Michael and Samantha persuade a taxi driver to let them take two dogs to the beaches for a walk, Melleke and Michel ... unbelievable but true, because taxis NEVER accept dogs on board !!!