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Rachel is great...and a definite keeper. Can't even remember what it was like without her. She is becoming more active, playful and less timid. She is the Queen in the house and so loved by us all. The boys take her on walks both in the morning and afternoon. She also likes to visit all the neighborhood kids....they love to pet her soft coat. Her hair is starting the grow out and we all enjoy brushing her. We got rid of the tapeworms with the first medication and she is starting to have a real appetite. We tried dry food only...but she really likes having dry mixed with some of the soft from the pouch. She knows the difference and will not eat the dry by itself....smart dog. She takes her treats and trys to hide them....gets nervous that they will be taken away from her. We are working with her on this beacuse she seems to get anxious and really want her to know that it is her treat and no one elses.
She has found her
area to use the bathroom in the backyard and we have not had an accident in
the house yet. She has been able to hold going out for up to 8 hours when
both the boys and I are gone for the day. She prefers us being home but
seems less stressed now when we leave since she knows we will always come
back. She has a bed in the living room but ends up most nights in the big
leather chair next to my bed. I know she would love to sleep with one of the
boys in their beds but they both have loft beds, so she stays in our bedroom
so she can be close.
We love her dearly and are so appreciative to you all for taking such great care of her.
She has found her area to use the bathroom in the backyard and we have not had an accident in the house yet. She has been able to hold going out for up to 8 hours when both the boys and I are gone for the day. She prefers us being home but seems less stressed now when we leave since she knows we will always come back. She has a bed in the living room but ends up most nights in the big leather chair next to my bed. I know she would love to sleep with one of the boys in their beds but they both have loft beds, so she stays in our bedroom so she can be close.
We love her dearly and are so appreciative to you all for taking such great care of her.
I was writing because I see all these success stories and I wanted to have
Cole's (also known as colt) success story on the web.
On Dec. 14 2005 was our five year anniversary. I could not have asked for a
better dog. It was rocky at first because anytime the door was cracked he
would jet out the door ( that why he was named colt after colt .45).
Now five years later when we go outside he is the only dog (out of 3)
that sticks to our sides. My husband and I love him very much and I just
wanted to thank you for giving me a wonderful dog (child). He has developed
some arthritis but we put him on medication because it is painful. In the
picture I sent you can tell how shiny his coat is after the mange.
I hope you have many more success stories like ours.
God Bless you all and have a very Happy Holidays!
|"If they could see me now, holy cow they'd never believe it! If my friends could see me now!" My neck is completely healed and I am a very special member of my new family. I give lots of kisses and hugs and I love having my tummy rubbed. It's hard to remember my other life on a chain. I even have an older "cocker sister" who watches over me to make sure I don't get into trouble. I love to explore, chase squrriels, and playtime is my absolute favorite part of the day. My Mom is so glad that she fostered and then adopted me and can't even imagine life without me!! I am such a happy puppy!|
We've had Comet for over a month now and wanted to tell everyone at CSR how happy and luck we are to have him.
Just a few days after coming home, Comet was already "on the job", something in which it seems he
takes great pride. At night if he hears a noise outside that he doesn't like, he will run upstairs and stand
guard in front of my six year old daughter, Ericka's, room, and he will only return to the sofa and watch
TV with me when he feels that the danger is past. Every morning he wakes me up ten minutes before the alarm goes
off to get extra tummy rubs, but he seems to know when it's the weekend because he waits for me to wake up on
Saturdays and Sundays. Little by little, Comet is becoming more playful and he loves going for walks. It seems
that everyone who meets our Comet boy says that he is the sweetest dog. We'd like to thank everyone at CSR and
especially Gail, Comet's foster mom, for saving this wonderful new member of our family. After my 13 year
old dachshund, I thought I'd never be able or want to love another dog so much, but Comet has brought back that
joy to my heart and is teaching my daughter about that special love only a dog can give you. Thank you
all so much.
Here are some follow up pics of Frazier. He loves travelling in the car and chasing squirrels. He also loves to cuddle up next to you. All is well and we can't get over the fact that you still had him for us!
|Here is Sandy, another one of our great success stories and her new family!!!|
I am having so much fun here! I've been to Dallas and met Aunt Lou and her Chester & Missy
(2 Bichons). I love to ride in the truck, ALWAYS in the back seat, and got to take all my
toys with me!! Chester and Missy shared some of their toys with me and I got to bring some
home. I sleep in bed with my mom every night, snuggled up close. If Mom goes on an
overnight trip, I sleep with my stepmom and Hobo. Now that I know I have a loving family
and a permanent HOME, I can relax and take naps during the day. Course, Mom usually works
from home and she laughs and calls me her "Velcro" dog because I follow her everywhere!
One of the perks of her job is that she can stop and play ball with me anytime I want. I
finally figured out these cat things and two of them like me now! The other two make
funny noises at me so I leave them alone. They got me a rubber ball with a bell in it so
I can hear it when we play outside. If anybody out there knows where to get a ball that
beeps or emits a sound that I can hear (and carry in my mouth), please let us know.
That's all for now -- I'll keep you updated. Thanks for all your love and prayers!
|Here is Noelle, another one of our great success stories and her new family!!!|
I win the blue ribbon of my new owners heart! My original owners abandoned me at a dog show, leashed to a pole when I didn't "ribbon"!!. My new owners love me whether I win ribbons or not.
Here is Zack with his favorite toy!
Hi to all the cocker kids,
Well here I am in my new life partner's home. I love my chew toy that my new daddy has given me, I keep it close to me all the time. My daddy loves me even though I have allergies and need special attention and food. Probably cause I'm such a love button and a love sponge. I love the king-size bed so much I've darn near kicked out my daddy and his first cocker Sandy, but I think I'll share it with them cause their both so nice to me. He keeps telling me he has enough love for the two of us and I'm keeping a close eye on him cause I'm his new shadow when he's home. I have a big back yard to run around in and squirrel's to chase on the fence cause he feeds them too, but they never want to come down and play with me. My new dad is so nice he even has a doggy door so I can go outside whenever I want to, but I never leave his side at night and wait until he gets up in the morning to go. I keep forgetting that I don't need permission to go outside, or is I just want my daddy to watch me romp and play in the yard and I'm doing a good job of keeping the squirrel's from getting in the yard.
Dear Everyone at Cockerkids,
We wanted to thank you! Ginger has settled down and is a wonderful addition to our family. She seems to know that she has a home for life and has relaxed! Beth (10) and Ailsa(8) adore her - even although she ate Beth's parakeet (with help from the cat!). Ginger loves her new pack - you can see it in her eyes (she thinks the cat (is something between a chew toy and a puppy and, amazingly, the cat doesn't seem to mind - much!). I cannot imagine life without her now. Even when we have spent 2 hour fishing a stinky wet dog out of our local lake, she makes us laugh! She was exhausted from chasing the ducks, her back legs were shaking but she couldn't resist having another try when they flew past. Luckily, I caught her just as she launched herself back into the water - stinky me too - we all went home for a bath.
Thank you for the new wonderful dimension that Ginger has added to our family life and thank you for all you do.
Lucy, David, Beth and Ailsa Robertson
At Last The Man Of My Dreams
For the last 15 years I have been the proud owner of 3 cocker spaniels. I currently have a 6 year old rescued female cocker, who is the light of my life. We have been playing the sport of flyball for the last 4 years. The sport was new to me as well as my little girl so it took us about 14 months to really get trained (thatís me as well as her). We have appeared at the Astroworld now The Reliant Dog Show for the past 3 years. We travel to other cities for tournaments about once every other month and have a ball, excuse the pun.
Iíd been looking for a little brother for her on the cockerkids web site and I kept going back to the same precious little boy, Jim-Bob. He has the same markings as his sister, but is a little smaller, about 19 lbs. He is ball BALListic. A small dog as well as a ball crazy dog can either work for you or terribly against you in flyball training. I met Jim-Bob and discovered he was everything I ever wanted and even more. If the flyball thing didnít work out, he would still be a great family member so I requested to adopt him. Jim-Bob came to live with us the later part of August 2004.
I took him to flyball practice the next week and worked with him at home and within 4 weeks he knew the pattern and was a socializing with all the dogs on the team, another very important part of training. He was invited to a pool party by a team member and entertained everyone with his non-stop belly flops into the pool after the ball.
I changed his name to Jett so I could call him back over the jumps with ďFly Jett FlyĒ. He attended his first tournament in November 2004, although he knew the pattern he was not ready to run with the team, part of the training is attending tournaments and getting use to the sights and sounds. He loved it. Jett will be running in the January tournament with his team during the warm-ups and if successful he will be able to race. I can hardly wait.
Jett has a huge backyard to chase the squirrels and 4 cats. He adores his sister, Chara (ChaCha) and follows her everywhere. Jett doesnít like to be left alone. He suffers from separation anxiety. Jettís foster mother of 5 months, Karen Temple, was extremely conscious of the severity of his problem and made me fully aware. I solicited help from my Vet, all my dog lover (trainer) friends and of course the internet. Some remedies have worked and I am able to leave him for longer and longer periods of time totally un-medicated. He still canít be crated. I bought one large soft crate for ChaCha and him to share and Iím trying to get him acclimated to it. He lies on top of it instead of getting inside. He is such a little clown.
He came to me with such a repertoire of tricks. He entertains everyone especially when Iím getting ChaCha to do tricks and heís responding to the commands Iím giving to her. am so blessed to have found such a perfect little guy. I canít wait to send pictures of him running in his first tournament next month. I do expect to see some of the cockerkids cheering him on at Reliant Dog Show in July 2005.
Here is another one of our success stories. Way to go THEO!!!!!!!!!
|(Note from Webmaster)|
We at Cocker Spaniel Rescue get quite a few cockers that owners have decided to abandon at shelters instead of paying for heartworm treatment. We take on the expense ourselves to save THEIR dogs from being put down! Then, we adopt them into families that will take better care of them. This is a preventable disease. Keep your pet on prevention and save yourself a lot of money in the long run. Not to mention the discomfort the dog goes through during treatment.