Happy Endings - July 2017

Hi all at many tears, just wanted to let you know it is Jin's 1st gotcha day today. He is a wonderful happy contented boy, who with his MT little sister Libby is very happy. We cannot believe it has been a year since we adopted Jin, I cannot tell you how much joy they both bring us. I have attached some pictures for you all at many tears to see how all your work and commitment to these dogs that you rescue really does change lives, not just for Jin and Libby but for us too. Love from Kim Andrew and big kisses from Jin and Libby xx

My name was Lazy Mae and since I was adopted that's changed to Nancy! I live with another Pug called Peggy and two schnauzers called Dolly ,two Bichons called Teddy and Lily and a poodle called Harry . This is me having a cuddle with Dolly .I love food and I follow my foster Mum all over the house . My house training is a little slow but coming along . I walk on a harness and I am getting used to it but find it a bit scary . Today I went to a park and saw little children everywhere. I love humans . Bye for now licks Nancyx

Dear friends at many tears rescue,
I came to you in June 18 from a breeder. I went to live with Aunty Jo in foster care for a week who helped me begin to adjust to my new life.
Aunty Jo is so kind and has lots of other dogs just like me which made me feel more at home.
I was adopted by my new mummy and daddy in July 18 and can't believe my luck! I have a new furry friend called Rosie who is very sweet and loves to play with me. I didn't really know what play was all about but daddy has taught me how to fetch and have fun - I just love it!
I sleep on mummy and daddies bed with Rosie and we all cuddle up together - its LUSH! I have got a lovely garden to run around in and I have taken a fancy to mummy's lavender and digging up the lawn - its great fun!
I have started to go out for walks - wow what a would out there! I just love sniffing and going through the long grass. I tried to chase a chicken but I am not allowed off the lead yet.
All the neighbours round here say I am a superstar and because they are all so gentle it is helping me to get used to people and enjoy being stroked.
I have learnt how to chew treats, sit, and come when called and I've only been here a month!
Apparently we are off to Cornwall in August - mummy and daddy keep telling me Im going to love the beach.
Im so happy my coat is all glossy and I feel safe and loved.
Thank you many tears for rescuing me. I hope lots more doggies get to find lovely homes and enjoy life just like me!
Ruby - King Charles Cavalier

Just thought we'd update you on Mazzy, known as Reindeer when she was with you! She settled in with us almost straight away and very quickly learnt where the treat jar is............and what to do to get one! She gets on really well with our other dog, Oz, who's a big softie anyway. They're both big softies together now.
There were some initial teething problems, mostly over food but it's not an issue at all now. It took a good 6 months to get her to a decent weight but the vet is really happy with her now.
She absolutely loves children and is brilliant with our nieces and nephews. The thing she gets most excited about is going for a walk and she loves to splash around in the river.
We got her from you in January 2016 and we can't imagine life without her now, thank you so much!
I've included a photo from when we got her, one now and one of her and Oz. Oh, she also loves going to the pub!
All the best,
Jools and Laura Sheppard

We adopted this little dude back in April from Many Tears and I can't believe how lucky we are!!
He is such a little character!! me, my other half, his new doggy brothers and the cats all love him very much!
He works with me in my dog grooming salon in my garden! He loves it! Meeting other dogs all day and a lovely comfy bed to share with his brothers and a woodland walk on our lunch break!!
He has been on 4 hydrotherapy sessions because the muscles in his legs weren't too good and he is now a hunky little pooch!! Although he has to wear a life jacket he doesn't need the hydrotherapists assistance anymore!!
I'm very proud of our little man and I can't thank Many Tears enough for our little dude!!! X

We saw Ruby advertised along with Clover a black lab at Kidderminster fosterers. Having been a dog trainer in the army for many years and having seen active duty I was suffering with PTSD along with diabetes.
We got her mainly so I could get out and meet more people and give a lab a home who could have had a similar experience in dog terms.
She wasn't very social and was fearful of strangers, not aggressively but moved away. She adopted the bathroom as her safe place and was allowed to go there whenever she needed. Which for the first two weeks was her almost constant home except for walks.
She would go downstairs when we were upstairs and vice versa. After the two weeks something just changed with her and she had to be with me. Now I can't even go to the loo without her. She picked up on my diabetes and started nudging and pawing me when I needed to eat. At first I thought it was Ruby just wanting a walk but soon realised it was my sugar lows. Even at night a couple of times she's asked me.
The PTSD anxiety issues I have she picks up on and comes and comforts me. Makes me snap out of it.
I went to visit my dad who was suffering from ill health after being in intensive care after an aneurysm the first time of visiting she had to sit with him head on his lap. We thought there must be somewhere to go and see if this was a thing and found Pets As Therapy, we registered and started visiting the local dementia home where she was in her element.
We are looking for another dog especially a dog with similar issues and it seems you're the go to rescue organisation.
Mark Smithson

Hello All,
This is Angelica one year and a bit on. It's such a happy picture I thought you would like to see it. It would seem obvious that she would bond with Gracie but it was Pip she looked to at first. Gracie and she are now a pair though and snuggle down together. Angelica (Sacha) is quite a character bossy, loving and very keen on her dinner, a bit like me really, I would like to think!!!??
Love to all our friends
The Bennettsxxx

I thought I would send you an update on our gorgeous boy Beau, we adopted Beau in February this year and since then he has grown into our handsome boy, now 7 months old. We have had a interesting holiday camping in Yorkshire over the Easter holidays, and more recently we drove through France over to Spain, he was really good considering his longest journey had only been a couple of hours. I have attached a couple of photos of him, in his travel crate in the euro tunnel, playing on the beach at Biarritz and then in Spain and relaxing in the shade from the Spanish sun, hopefully the last one will show you just how big he is now as he reclining on the same footstool as his first photo. Thank you for bringing him to us. Best wishes Marian and Paul

All is going really well. Lua has been angel from day one, never puts a paw wrong. She is our world and I don't know what we would do without her, she makes us laugh every day
Thanks for everything

Hi just thought you would like to see how our dear and beautiful girl Holly(mt Merindah)is getting on, well what can we say she is the most adorable sweet girl ever, when she first arrived at our home with Joyce her fosterer she was such a timid fearful soul who jumped at the slightest movement or sound and whose tail couldn't have gotten any further between her legs, our heart's just went out to her and all we wanted to do was scoop her up in our arms and tell her that all would now be well and she had nothing to fear, but we knew it was going to be a long time before all the horrors that she must have witnessed in her young life gradually faded. Well what can we say in the few months we have had her she has come on leaps and bounds which we give a lot of credit to Buddy (mt Elton) who became her partner in crime and he showed her all the ropes, bless him!!!!!!! She has now got bags of confidence and tonight 19th july she sat in front of me with Buddy and gave paw for a biscuit, we cried with happiness. She still has a long way to go but she will get there with the love and guidance of the handsome Buddy, oh and of course us mere humans!
Hollys tail is forever wagging and she runs around with Buddy playing chase and tearing around the garden like a couple of pocket rockets, she loves her belly rubs and ear tickles. Thankyou Many Tears for letting us take these two funny, adorable and mischievous bundles of fun into our lives and home. Angela and Mick Reekie.

We rescued Holly ( Caline ) on new years eve , 340 mile round trip in the fog , we had a few problems
but Steve the behaviourist helped us on the phone and all sorted quite quickly. ( Big thanks to him ! )
She settled in really well , picked up toilet training fast and house routines.She is now more confident on walks and can be left without howling now.
We basically now have the sweetest , most perfect dog we could have hoped for.
Big thanks to you all for the great work you do and good luck for the future , we will be rescuing from you again .
Julian and Jenny

Dear Many Tears
Peggy is a very placid home-loving dog - she doesn’t like going out in the morning, sometimes has a ‘funny five minutes’ but, most of the time, likes walking quite slowly with Stan, preferably on her lead. We can leave the front gate open and she will not make any attempt to leave us. Peggy hardly ever barks and, when she does, it sounds really rusty ….
She likes to be with us a lot of the time but, having said that, she and Stan spent two weeks recently with our dog sitter ‘Auntie Dorreen’ and they both enjoyed being part of a larger pack.
Everyone loves Peggy as she is so adorable and, together, she and Stan are very much admired and petted.
Although we lives by the seaside, neither dog likes going in the water. But they do enjoy walking along the beach as you can see from the attached photos.
When the tide is out, I walk them round the headland and there are generally rock pools which I can persuade them to paddle in. But not the sea …
Stan is 12 now and we are wondering how we will manage if anything should happen - he and Peggy are lovely together and everyone remarks on how well-behaved they are.
Best Wishes and Thanks
Geoff and Jan

Less than a week ago, we travelled from Cardiff to Southwell, Nottinghamshire to meet Princess.
I do believe that Princess adopted me. She is the sweetest little dog that I have ever been privileged to meet and am truly blessed by being her human. Yes, she has adopted me!
To start she travelled beautifully and was completely unphased by the 3 and 1/2 hour journey home. Settled in immediately and promptly wrapped us all around her little paw.
Sunday, we took her for a picnic in the park - dogs and miniature humans alike, she greeted all and offered them a burst of her sunshine personality.
Yesterday we went for a pamper pooch session at Parklands Dog Grooming, Angela had initially introduced me to many tears and she works very closely with rescue dogs and their humans. Such care and attention. Princess took it all in her stride.
She has definitely decided I am her human and follows me everywhere like a little powder puff. As long as she can see me she is truly content.
She walks beautifully in a harness with no pulling, preferring to be alongside me in my left, knows where to potty and settles down well at night, although we do t need an alarm clock at 6:30am as she decides it is time to get up with a few little barks so that we can let her out to potty and stretch in the morning sunshine.
Thank you Many Tears for giving me the opportunity to have Princess in our lives. Thank you Princess for rescuing me!

This is my Beagle I adopted last week. Until the last couple of years I've always run a pack of four plus a MT foster, or two. Circumstances changed and I could no longer foster, then my pack started to run over the bridge. In March this year I lost my princess and started to look for another dog. Being a fan of terriers and mastiffs I was drawn towards them, however terriers don't normally 'do' cats and mastiffs are too large for where I live. So I started to look at MT pages with a broader mind, as I fostered all sorts I was well equipped for ex breeders, huskies, and bundles of terriers; however I'd never fostered a Beagle. In fact I'd never considered a Beagle. Then Petal, (now Molly) was spotted, the forms were done and visiting day arrived.
I've now had Molly a week, she's loving, cheeky, and very pleased to have a home. I can not understand why Beagles find it so hard to find a home. Yes she sniffs when she's out walking, no she doesn't raid the bins, pull on a lead or mess on my floor. I don't have to pay to have her groomed, she's not too big; neither is she too small. She's beautiful and gentle and so well matured with all she meets. For anyone looking for a dog there are so many Beagles at MT, so many beautiful souls ignored because of bread. Honestly I realise she has yet to fully develop her personality, but there is no reason at all that she will be any less cheeky, or any more cheeky, than a Labrador , a cavalier or a cross breed.
Please do look seriously at the Beagles...they have been through hell too xxx
Much love Molly and mummy x

Here are our 2 Many Tears dogs. We adopted Molly the chocolate lab almost 7 years ago as company for our cocker spaniel who had gone deaf in her later years.
Molly has to be the kindest and most patient dog ever born-she is a truly special girl. As she is getting older we wanted to adopt another dog from you for her to mentor and so on Easter Sunday we all made the long journey to your kennels to hopefully bring home our chosen dog. Tally you called him, an ex stud dog from a breeder. He was introduced to Molly and all went well so he became ours. We call him Teddy.He came to us bewildered,frightened and very submissive but craving a gentle hand and soft words of reassurance.
He has now blossomed into the most affectionate little boy who would be happy to be stroked and cuddled all day long. Since we've had him he has had surgery to remove a bladder stone and now that is behind him he loves his walks especially if he can take a tennis ball to chase. His fur is growing back nicely making him even more handsome than ever. He's slotted into our family and snuggles up with Molly on the same bed. He hasn't bothered our cat,rabbits or chickens. but is very interested in the 3 guinea pigs (I suspect he thinks they're puppies).
Thank you Many Tears for rescuing these poor souls and rest assured Molly and Teddy have a kind and caring home here with us.
Viv and Steve.

Hi, We adopted Shazam ( now Rosie) on 01/05/2017. She has settled in so well that I am astounded, but I think it is down to the time her foster Steve spent on her. She was in foster for 1 year and knows now that she is in her forever home. She is so part of our family.
She still has her morning run and a run later in the day, keeping us both fit . We very live near 3 parks, a nature reserve and 2 beaches so have plenty of choice for walks. Rosie just loves her squeaky ball and returns it most of the time and has to sniff all the smells about. We take her to Sandbay often as she loves playing in the sea. She says hello to other dogs, then walks on to finish her walk. We call her Nosey Rosie as she is interested in everything we do and checking anything else she can find!
She has her own toy box and takes them out to play daily. When the weather gets too hot we put her paddling pool out and play with her many balls and keeps her cool at the same time.
Lesley and John xx

Hello to everyone that was following the story of Fire, the little dog that was left for dead at the side of the road.
Here is an update from Fire….
I was adopted by a lady and her grown up son, Kyle.
I fell in love with Kyle instantly and didn’t worry one bit when Joyce(my foster mum) forgot to take me home with her.
I have the most fabulous garden to run around in with lots of places to explore and lots of things to bark at.
I have another dog living with me, her name is Sam and she came all the way from the Philippines. She used to live on the streets and was run over by a car.
Because of that she has a bad leg, but that doesn’t stop her trying to keep up with me on walks.
Sometimes she growls at me if I am being a bit playful, but we do sunbathe together on the decking..
I now, no longer have to go in a pet carrier when we go out in the car, I have my very own seatbelt and lay very nicely so my human mum can drive safely, that is until we arrive at our destination and then I go crazy and want to get out as quickly as possible to search for field mice or squirrels.
There is a large common not far from my new house that we visit regularly and we meet lots of other dogs.
I do tend to growl at them because I like it best when it is just me and Sam having a sniff at all the new smells…I did get told off yesterday by my human for rolling in dog poo… Sam wasn’t too impressed either.
I have met the vet, which I was a little unsure of, but I’m sure I will get to like Cathy, best thing is Michelle (Kyles sister) works at the vets so I get to see her.
Michelle has 2 dogs from the Philippines. Smoke and Chestnut. Smoke used to live on the streets and had boiling water thrown over him. Michelle lived there and rescued him. I like Smoke, but me and Chestnut still have to get to know each other.
We all go for wonderful walks out at Chew Valley, where there are yachts sailing on the lakes and lots of places to explore. I love going out there because there is long grass and Michelle and mum laugh at me when I jump through the grass like a kangaroo.
I love my new life and my incontinence doesn’t faze mum one bit. She does laugh when she picks me up and a poo drops to the floor.
I do miss Joyce and her partner but I will always be grateful for all the hard work they and Many Tears have done for me.
I am now starting on a new journey in my life and it’s a good one. I BELONG, at last I have found my forever family..
I am going to meet Dillon and Cameron soon (mums grandsons) and they have lots of pets even a snake, whatever that is…
Mum will keep you all updated on my progress and upload photos soon.
Bye for now Fire (Enya) xx

We adopted one of the 'R' named 7 week old puppies in May 2015. We fell in love with Reggie because of his one very bright blue eye. We renamed him Paddy.
He was a bit poorly for the first couple of weeks but recovered and has become the most amazing dog. He is absolutely devoted to us, particularly my husband.
He loves people, riding in the car, going to the vets, swimming, his toys, games of fetch and frozen carrots. He doesn't like baths or having his teeth cleaned and his naughtiest habit is stealing kindling from the bucket and shredding it all over the floor.
We are so grateful that we were trusted to give Paddy his forever home. He is loved and absolutely adored by the whole family, he makes us laugh every day and we couldn't imagine our life without him.
Suzane Simmons

Hi Many Tears
Well it's been 11 weeks since Oscar the whirlwind entered our lives and he has fitted in so well.
He is a cheeky chap and loves being cuddled, loves balls, loves his walks with his new best friend Eddie and lots of other dog friends, he likes to chase sheep (we found that out quite early on so he has to be on lead when they're about) and pheasants and loves running through the woods too. We can't remember our life before he came, we love him so much, we can't believe how quickly he stole our hearts almost instantly (it took at least 10 minutes).
Thank you so much Many Tears for giving us the gift of Oscar we shall love and treasure him for the rest of his life.
Lots of love
Mary and Ben

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