Happy Endings - February 2017
I adopted Bonnie in July 2016. Initially she was nervous of the house, the car, traffic and open spaces. She didn't sleep in her bed to begin with. Now she has to ruffle up her blankets to get extra comfort! We have taken things slowly and she has come on leaps and bounds. Initially walks were an effort, but now she loves her walks and chasing her ball. Our first visit to the beach was SLOW. But we took our time and after 2 hours with the boot of the car open she decided to be brave enough to jump out. Now she willingly jumps into the car. She loves visiting new beaches. She wouldn't cross the road for weeks now she will. She is so much more confident and loves to explore on her walks which is a big improvement. Bonnie has gone from pacing the house all night long to settling into to domestic life. She still likes to wake up early!! (Must train her to lie-in on a day off!!) She is really quite mischievous now which is fun. She hunts down anything soft like socks! So we need to keep a sharp eye on her else they will be in holes! She loves training and gets really excited when she grasps the skill. Bonnie loved her first Christmas with us and was so good. She kinda got into the opening presents idea and also helped with unwrapping my birthday gifts. She coped really well on a weeks holiday recently in Cornwall. She was so relaxed. Poor old Bonnie had to have an operation back in November to remove her ear canals which were in such a state due to a previous lack of care but has recovered really well. Quite simply Bonnie wags her tail more than ever now and that says it all. I adore her. She is beautiful in appearance and character. I adore her.
MISSY WAS MISSISSIPI
We adopted Mississippi 1 year ago today. We call her Missy and this is what she looks like now. She had just been to the groomers when this was taken. We think she is very happy, she should be she rules the roost. Many thanks for letting us adopt her we love her to bits.
CASPER WAS BONO
It's Casper 's ( Bono) first Gotcha day. We are so grateful to you.
NUTMEG WAS NOSEY
It’s been almost 6 months since we adopted Nutmeg (was Nosey), our little shih-tzu x bichon. During this time, she has transformed from a shut down and scared little girl who would hide from us, into a sweet and affectionate companion. Nutmeg quickly learned to walk on a lead and this seems to have been key to her progress as she LOVES her walkies! We’re lucky to live in a rural area with plenty of quiet fields in which to walk and this is when we really see the happy, confident and carefree dog that Nutmeg should always have been. She loves tearing around and exploring with her brother Truffle, as well as rolling…lots of rolling (in anything, the smellier the better!!).
Nutmeg was initially wary of my husband Andrew although all this changed over Christmas when he was around a lot more. As you can see from the photo, Nutmeg (in the middle) is now only too happy to join Truffle and our cat Roo in piling onto Andrew for an evening snooze! She does remain nervous with new people and in busy places but given the progress she has made to date, I’m sure this will come in time. It gives us enormous pleasure to see the transformation in this little dog and we love her to bits. Thank you to everyone at Many Tears for rescuing Nutmeg and for all the wonderful work you do.
Sarah, Andrew, Truffle, Nutmeg and Roo xx
CONNIE AND DARCY (WAS TINY DANCER)
So, Connie and Tiny Dancer (Now known as Darcy) have been with us now for just over a week, and they have settled in brilliantly.
Upon arrival at the house, they both came in and made themselves at home as if they have lived with us for years and greeted everyone who came to visit them with wagging tails and a lot of fuss. Their first night was a little unsettled, as it was all new and unfamiliar to them. However that was short lived, and ever since then they know when it’s bed time and take themselves off to their bedroom ‘the family room’, where they both curl up on their sofa and we don’t hear a peep from them until the following morning. They get walked 2/3 times a day, in the morning, lunch time and in the evenings. We are extremely fortunately to live in such a beautiful part of the country, so they spend their walks either playing in the field, or exploring the woods behind the house.
I have attached a few photo’s for you, to show everyone what loving Beagles they are and how amazing they are with our children. They love nothing better than to follow the boys around the house, and they really like getting involved in the games they are playing with their friends. Connie and Darcy have captured the hearts of our neighbours children as well, so they regularly come around to see them and we usually have about 4 kids walking them with us during the evenings.
We will send further updates from time to time to let you know how they are getting on – but for now they are both extremely happy and content living in our home, they have been socialised with my in-laws family dog, so we look forward to spending time walking them together.
Kelly, Adam, Oliver and Rory Clark
Hi, we wanted to send you an update of Frankie we adopted 23 Dec 2016. Having never lived, or ever even been in a house, it was understandable he was excited he was for the first few hours. However we were amazed by how quickly he settled, after arriving home at just 2pm, by 7pm he chose to ignore his own new bed and climb in alongside our deaf Dalmatian Henry where he slept peacefully all night and has chosen to go ever since.
We have been doing some basic training and for a 9yr old dog his learning skills are unbelievable (especially as he only arrived from Cyprus in November so language also a challenge for him) sit, wait, down, come, no, GOOD BOY and sign language!
After initially trying to chase every bird that flew by, he started to calm and grow used the daily walk sights and sounds of Pembrokeshire. His recall has become so fantastic we have briefly let him have a run with a ball on secluded beaches, where he comes bounding back for a fuss and treat . He has also become very perceptive towards Henry whilst out - particularly if he is on occasion off his lead .
He is like my little shadow and always eager to jump back in the car or charge back through the front door of home. We have not had a single accident, nothing has been chewed or touched (okay, perhaps the odd stolen bra from a pile of dirty washing!) even when on occasion left for a couple of hours.
He is such a responsive, loving dog who gets along with everyone he meets - cats included.
Thank you so much Many Tears for entrusting gorgeous Frankie into our care, he is such an adorable addition to our family and always will be loved.
It is 12 months since Anwen came to her forever home and it has been lovely to see her develop into the happy little lady that enjoys life and we cannot wait for the better weather to arrive so we can spend even more time in the local common. It has given us so much pleasure to watch her develop and become such a happy girl many people who we meet on our walks say that she always seems to be smiling, they seem amazed at how she has changed. We are having so much pleasure being with her and being part of her life, christmas day was a lovely time she had never had a wrapped present before and did not know what to do, it did not take long to find out now she wants to unwrap everything. Thank you many tears for giving this little girl a chance to be a happy and lovely member of our family.
RALFIE WAS PRESLEY
It will be six months in a few days since we adopted our Cocker Spaniel who is now called Ralfie (A bit more about that later), he was chosen from the website and we travelled down with our female little staffy cross, the final decision was hers and although we had taken her to meet a couple of dogs locally none seemed to have the knack with her. (She herself is rescue).
On arrival we were shown to Ralfie by a very helpful and caring lady, we were greeted by a very noise and scared dog, who wouldn't even come for a treat. Despite his nerves we took him out for a walk with one of kennel mates and after a reluctant start, we had a walk.
Perhaps a walk is not quite the way to put it, Honey our dog walked with him, they buffeted and sniffed which was unheard of, we smiled. She had just chosen him and as shown in the photos below they have become best pals. He was Alfie, but my Mum said it was the most common dogs name and he was not a common dog so I added an R!!
Ralfie has been the perfect addition to our family, he has been a fast learner and food is a great motivator for him. He does his basic commands, and is good off the lead in the local area, but we don't let him off anywhere new. He seems to like hi sown company sometimes, and doesn't always hear us !!.
There have only been a few wee accidents in the house, and once he learnt he was going to get let out there have been no more problems. He enjoys his walks and his muscles have firmed up, he rubs against our shins when he sees his lead, really he is like a puppy in a a big dog body. He is adored and people often admire him, he loves our other dog and is her shadows though he goes out on his own and jumps up on the bed for his own cuddle now.
So if you are reading the happy endings like I did before we met Ralfie, please look at the dogs, Many Tears are so helpful and friendly. The dogs all deserve a second chance, why spend hundreds on a dog that you know nothing about, and develop health problems. The Many Tears dogs need love and care thats all, the results are amazing in a short time. I don't know that he will ever forget he previous life but I know that being part of our family will heal him and he has enriched ours.
Ralfie has been our Happy Ending, and I would say if you can offer a dog a home then please consider one from Many Tears.
I have not been on the site really since we had Ralfie, and I read Sylvia's Diary today. If anybody has any doubt about Many Tears then visit and see the place, its not a 5* kennel, but full of love and care. Its not the team at Many Tears that should be the subject of anger but the people who lead to the dogs getting put there in the first place. Anything and everything counts here ,from talking to the lady who was looking after Ralfie it is apparent that every penny goes to the dogs and not to line any body's pockets.
P.S. If you do get a dog then ask to go to the second hand container, its an Aladins cave.
Best Wishes to you all and many many thanks,
Ralfie, Honey-Bean, Liz and Troy. XXXX`
DAISY WAS LUCK
Hi, just thought we'd give you an update on Luck (now Daisy) who we adopted from you 2 weeks ago. She's proving to be a superstar:-) she managed the long journey to Plymouth with ease and has been clean in the house from day one.
She quickly got the hang of walk on a harness and now a collar too. I've attached some photos of her enjoying a gallop on the coast overlooking Plymouth sound today.
WINTER AND WHISPER
Hi, Just sending an update on our dogs that we adopted in 2012. Winter was fostered by Cheryl and Whisper (Reggie) was born in Terry's home with his four siblings we would love to know how they all are. Winter is fine now even though she has EPI she is a little terror if someone knocks door butlooks like an angel. Whisper is a very energetic Cav and loves his ball will run forever he is a very loving dog they both get on really well with our Willow another Cav. Many thanks for letting us have these lovely dogs. Carole Jones
Crumble aged 11 months. In comfort after a busy day, and playing with his little 'cousin', my daughters 6 month old Jack russell, daschund cross. The little one is smaller than Crumbles head, yet Crumble allows him to climb all over him, even pull at the hair around his mouth, they are devoted to each other.