Temperament: Rosie is a very gentle and not aggressive dog. She listens well to her foster mom and follows basic commands, is crate trained, and generally very calm. She gets along well with other dogs, though she can be territorial about her food. She does not seem to be very gentle with cats, though, and will chase them if not supervised! She is very good with people – even small children. Emlyn was all in her face, giving her kisses and touching her ears and she was just fine with it. Even when Emlyn touched what is likely a sensitive spot on Rosie’s back, she didn’t react and let Emlyn just pet her. She walks well on a leash and happily rides in cars.
Medical issues: Rosie was found to be heartworm positive, though she appears to be asymptomatic which is good news. She has received two treatments and will need to get rechecked in a few weeks. She tolerated the treatment well and is expected to be just fine. When Rosie found us, she was very malnourished. She is gaining weight well and has a good appetite. She had fleas and some flea dermatitis that was treated. The hair on her back has grown back and is looking shiny and healthy! When she was spayed in July, they found a litter of puppies, some of whom were already deceased, and the rest could not be saved. The vet suspects she’s had several litters in her short life. She is now up to date on her vaccinations, and had a microchip placed when she was at the shelter.
Best environment: Rosie would do well in a home where she receives lots of attention from her people. She would make a great “office” dog for those who may be able to have a pet with them at work. As mentioned, she would do best in a home without cats, but she does well with other dogs. Being a bigger dog, a fenced yard would be nice for her to run around in.
If you or someone you know is interested, please call Maggie Moore at 404-641-7142 or email email@example.com. Rosie is a very special pup and we want to find the very best home for her we can! We are able to assist with transportation to other states, so please don’t let location dissuade you from sharing this widely!
We had a terrific 2 week vacation! We’re happy to be home but kinda bummed to be back to the reality of work, school, and schedules.
We started it off with 5 days at Tybee Island, GA. We’d never been before and it’s really beautiful. We rented a cottage a block from the beach. It was quaint, clean, and really lovely. We will definitely go back! Our friends Jonathon and Melissa, and their 2 boys Eli and Gavin, joined us for a few days. We had a great time playing on the beach, lounging in the house, and exploring Savannah.
We headed down to Orlando for the National DS Conference at the Coronado Springs Resort at Disney. I haven’t been to Disney since 1984…let’s just say it’s a lot different (and a LOT bigger LOL!) It was overwhelming just driving into the Disney complex. The hotel was very confusing at first – it took a long time to find our room – but it was a great place for a conference. The resort food was actually pretty good, and there were plenty of dining options.
It was awesome to see friends we’d met in Boston and online, as well as some Atlanta friends who came down for the conference too. The actual sessions were very good – better than the last one – and I have all kinds of feelings and thoughts about those that I won’t ramble on about here. The highlights were definitely the 2 dances – E LOVED dancing with Brian and her friends!
My friend Jen (from PHPS) and her family live in Tampa, so they came out Sunday to go to Disney with us. Her son Spur is just a few months younger than E. We got after 4pm Disney tix (way cheaper, and cooler!) and that worked out great. The kids got to ride the carousel, Dumbo, Pooh, It’s a Small World, and Peter Pan and loved them all! The fireworks were the best we’ve ever seen by far, and the parade was pretty cool too. E had a good time, despite the ridiculous heat and humidity.
On Monday we decided to cool off and head to a waterpark – Typhoon Lagoon. GREAT place for kids. E loved the kiddie waterslide and the lazy river. We ran into lots of friends there which was nice. We could’ve stayed all day!
On Tues we had a relaxing day running errands and hanging at the pool, followed up by dinner with Tara, my friend from HS. It was great to see her, and our dinner was terrific at the Irish pub in Downtown Disney. E loved Lego Land and the magic show there too. It was a nice way to end our Disney trip.
On Weds we headed north toward Panama City, where we’d see Brian’s family. We stopped in Tallahassee for the night to rest up and take a break. In Panama City we got to see Emyn’s Aunt Lindsay, Aunt Andrea, Nana and cousin Tripp! We took the kids to Pier Park in PC Beach to have dinner, run around and ride the carousel. I was great and a nice end to our vacation!
Now comes the not so fun part – unpacking, laundry, and cleaning up! Enjoy the pics!
This sweet Rottweiler showed up on our lawn on 6/29. She is malnourished, has some skin irritation from mange and fleas on her back and tail, and appears to have had several litters. She is suspected to be at least 5 years old.
Her personality is warm and very friendly. She wanted to cuddle and stayed close to me once we met. She responded well to people of all ages, even a delivery person! She was not aggressive toward my 2 smaller dogs. She follows basic commands and happily allowed me to put a leash on her and drive her to a local vet’s office.
She is currently residing at the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter in pen 113. Her safety is only guaranteed through July 5 – we can put a hold on her that would buy us a few days, but this shelter will euthanize if she is not rescued. Several friends have offered to contribute toward her medical expenses if we can find a foster home for her.
Please contact Maggie Moore for more information: 404-641-7142 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s Buddy Walk time again! This year’s Atlanta Buddy Walk takes place on Sunday, October 18 in Duluth, GA at 1:00 PM. Emlyn’s Entourage will be participating in our 3rd walk to show our support for the more than 350,000 individuals with Down syndrome in the United States. This year Miss Emlyn will actually be walking!!