Kenny Chesney's Story
ABTR Kenny puppy with prolapsed rectum and eye issues!
Read more about Kenny here.
Last Update 5/14/13
ABTR Moontini puppy with facial growths and skin issues!
Read more about Moontini here.
Last Update 5/6/13
Story: Pumpkin Spice the Momma dog and Puppies
ABTR Emergency In Labor Momma!
Read more about Our Little Momma here.
Last Update 11/25/12
Happy Tails: Dapper Dan - the survivor of Billie Jean's Family
Neglected Pregnant Momma
Read more about Billie Jean and her puppies here.
Last Update 4/23/13
Happy Tails: Angus Young
HIT BY CAR!
Read more about Angus here.
Last Update 4/23/13
Happy Tails: Mick Jagger
HIT BY CAR!
Read more about Mick here.
Last Update 4/24/13
Happy Tails: Remy Martin
ABTR Paralysis Puppy!
Read more about Our Little spinal injury boy here.
Last Update 4/29/13
Please be sure to select January from the dropdown list if you want your calendar to begin with January 2013. If that's not selected, your calendar will begin with November 2012.
The BRUCE project
Find out all about the dream shelter we at ABTR are trying to build. Please help us realize our dream.
Visit Wanda's Blog to follow "A day in the life of a rescuer...".
Last update 4/24/13
Photo of the Month Contest
Don't forget to enter the contest!
You have until the 28th of each month to send in entries for the next month.
Connect with us
American Boston Terrier Rescue
Follow us on Twitter.
The Legacy - Author Unknown
When humans die,
they make a will
To leave their homes
and all they have
to those they love.
I, too, would make a will
if I could write.
To some poor wistful, lonely stray
I leave my happy home,
My dish, my cosy bed,
my cushioned chair, my toy.
The well loved lap,
the gentle stroking hand,
the loving voice,
The place I made in someone's heart,
The love that at the last could help me to
a peaceful painless end
Held in loving arms.
If I should die, Oh do not say,
"No more a pet I'll have,
to grieve me by it's loss"
Seek out some lonely, unloved dog
And give my place to him.
This is the legacy I leave behind -
'tis all I have to give.
Do I Go Home Today - Sandi Thompson
My family brought me home cradled in their arms.
They cuddled me and smiled at me, and said I was full of charm.
They played with me and laughed with me, they showered me with toys.
I sure do love my family especially the girls and boys.
The children loved to feed me, they gave me special treats.
They even let me sleep with them all snuggled in the sheets.
I used to go for walks, often several times a day.
They even fought to hold my leash, I'm very proud to say.
These are things I'll never forget a cherished memory.
I now live in a shelter without my family.
They used to laugh and praise me when I played with that old shoe.
But I didn't know the difference between the old ones and the new.
The kids and I would grab a rag for hours we would tug.
So I thought I did the right thing when I chewed the bathroom rug.
They said that I was out of control, and would have to live outside.
This I did not understand although I tried and tried.
The walks stopped, one by one; they said they hadn't time.
I wish that I could change things, I wish I knew my crime.
My life became so lonely, in the back yard on a chain.
I barked and barked all day long to keep from going insane.
So they brought me to the shelter but were embarrassed to say why.
They said I caused an allergy, and then, kissed me goodbye.
If I'd only had some classes, as a little pup
I wouldn't have been so hard to handle when I was all grown up.
"You only have one day left," I heard the worker say.
Does this mean a second chance? Do I go home today?
ABTR encourages all our adopters to take their dogs to obedience and/or agility classes to bond with their dogs and bring out the best their dogs can be. The more time and effort you put into your dog and his training, the better dog you will have.
WHAT IS A TITLE? ?
Not just a brag, not just a stepping stone to a higher title, not
just an adjunct to competitive scores, a title is a tribute to the
dog that bears it, a way to honor the dog, an ultimate memorial. It
will remain in the record and in the memory for about as long as
anything in the world can remain.
And though the dog herself doesn't
know or care that her achievements have been noted, a title says
many things in the world of humans where such things count.
A title says your dog was intelligent, adaptable, and good
natured. It says your dog loved you enough to do the things that
pleased you ,however crazy they may have seemed.
In addition, a title says that you loved your dog, that you loved to spend time with her because she
was a good dog, and that you believed in her enough to give her yet
another chance when she failed, and in the end your faith was justified.
A title proves that your dog inspired you to that special
relationship, enjoyed by so few, that in a world of disposable
creatures, this dog with a title was greatly loved and loved greatly
in return. And when that dear, short life is over, the title remains
as a memorial of the finest kind, the best you can give to a deserving
friend. Volumes of praise in one small set of initials after
An obedience, agility or herding title is nothing less than
true love and respect, given and recorded permanently.