Happy Endings - April 2021
GUS GUS WAS LIGHTNING
I thought I’d share our experience of welcoming Gus into our home, and family. He was in a terrible state when we brought him home, scared of everything, never having known a house or garden.
He turned to us for reassurance and enjoyed strokes and cuddles from the beginning and has always been the sweetest, most gentle, softest boy. Watching him grow in confidence, start to play with toys and to explore the house and garden has been so heartwarming. It’s been 4 months and he is showing his cheeky personality now, playing chase with our Millie, who he loved from the first day. He had a truly horrible first 4 yrs, but we are determined that every day, for the rest of his life, he will know he is safe and loved
LILY WAS LILY MAY
I adopted Lily..formally Lily May 7 and years ago.
In the large breed world she is now considered a Vet!..and was 8 yesterday.
She was such a wee skinny thing..but look at her now.
Continued good luck with all the great work you do.
NALA WAS CHARM
Dear Many tears team,
We've been meaning to drop you a note to thank you for allowing us to give Charm (now Nala) her forever home. We picked Nala up (see 'meeting Nala' photo taken at the rescue).
She was a shy and worried bundle when our daughter Lily (18) first got to hold her. Now at 7 months and 2 months on Nala is almost unrecognisable.
She has grown quite a bit and has settled in fantastically well. Nala is fully housetrained and loves her daily routines going to the park in the mornings and evenings making friends, wherever she can. She is incredibly sociable and fun and a fast learner. Although we have since gone through a few toilet rolls.... (see attached photo 'naughty Nala')....she is simply perfect and we feel so, so lucky to have been chosen as Nala's match.
She loves being outdoors, we've just come back from our first holiday with her in Wales; she loves the beach and we can't wait to take her back.
Please feel free to publish any images and our story on your webpage and/or elsewhere, we're happy with that, if you wish.
Thank you Kirsty, for originally reviewing our applications (there were a few...) and the entire Many Tears team, you are doing an amazing job!
Best wishes, Kerstin, Mark xxxxx
Lily (18), Noah (16) and Max (20)
SYDNEY WAS DONNA
Sydney has been with us for nearly four months she has settled and is enjoying life but still unsure of strangers and loud noises but everyday brings an improvement she has discovered our grandchildren are good for a game of tug and is loved by all
BESS WAS VERA
Bess, who you knew as Vera, has made a wonderful transition into her forever home. Just 5 weeks ago, today, we made the long trip to Swansea to meet a dog who has turned out to be a little gem. She has grown incredibly close to her best friend, Blue, and in just a month has lost all evidence of her Mange, has gained 1.5kg, has learnt to walk on the lead and is also able to play and run in a 200 acre park just across the road from her house as she returns when called. She even loves a cuddle, which is amazing progress for a dog that was reluctant to have any human contact, and leaps high into the air, bouncing like a space hopper, as soon as her food is being prepared. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have found a special friend for Blue and a heartwarming addition to our family.
I have attached two photographs taken this week, along with one from Many Tears.
Many thanks for giving us the privilege of Bess (Vera).
Geoff and Joanne.
LEXI WAS LADY DI
Lexi came into our lives on an icy cold and snowy January morning this year. After losing our beloved dog of 13 years just before christmas and not being able to see family, we were more than ready to let some joy back into our lives.
We saw Lexi (formally Lady Di) on the Many Tears website one morning and we immediately knew she was the 'one'. A few days later the garden was 'dog proofed' and we were soon in the car on the way to pick her up, how excited we felt to be meeting and bringing home a new member of our family.
Lexi is a somewhat different looking dog, but most people who meet her describe her as a German Shepherd crossed with a Basset Hound, whatever she is, Lexi moved in with us and stole our hearts.
The first couple of weeks were a learning curve for us all, but Lexi made herself at home very quickly and the improvement in her was fast and remarkable. Three months on I didn't think she would (almost always) ignore the squirrels playing their acrobatic games in the trees at the end of our garden.
Lexi has got to know all the dogs and their owners in our local area, she has found a playmate with our daughter's dog Charlie, and she has been wonderful on walks with our grandchildren.
Thank you so much to Joyce and Sharon and everyone at Many Tears for the wonderful work you do and letting us give Lexi a place in our home.
Ray and Hazel
PEGGY WAS FLOSS
We adopted Floss (now Peggy). At first she was so excited and into everything - it was sensory overload! Over the last 4 weeks she had really started to enjoy being part of the family and loves her cuddles and walks with her new Greyhound sister Wren. She particularly enjoys going to the doggie play paddock for lots of off lead adventures. We love her very much! Many thanks for allowing her to adopt us. Catherine
BETSY WAS JOAN
Hi It’s our pleasure to report that Betsy is doing amazing. She arrived home with us 7 weeks ago today and settled right in. It was as if she knew that she was safe and here to stay.
Our other dogs have shown her the ropes and she is a happy and well adjusted pup with such a zest for life! She’s such a character and we love her to bits!
Her training is coming on well, she is a very fast learner.
Thanks to Many Tears and the wonderful people who rescue these poor dogs in Romania. Thank you for choosing us to give her the life she so deserves.
The Moran family
Thank you so much for allowing Lolly to live with us in Shrewsbury.
Lolly is settling in extremely well. A very relaxed, happy girl. Lolly enjoyed her first walk sniffing new scents. Passing other dogs and people.
Lolly is the most beautiful dog and is enriching our lives and hers
Lolly’s new home and her journey to it. Much happier.
BETSY WAS BISCUIT
Hi all at Many Tears.
Wanted to say thank you to everyone but especially Sharon for our amazing Betsy (MT Biscuit).
Here’s a very beige Betsy on day 3, with new big sister Martha. She had finally entered the lounge after almost continuously standing in the doorway barking and growling at the tv (on or off).
Six months later. Martha had a bad dream and Betsy went to comfort her. Until we saw this photo we had no idea that Betsy’s tail was so big! We’d never seen it straightened out before.
This is the “I want a tummy tickle” pose. She does this frequently.
All those lost years in the confines of a breeders is heartbreaking to think of. But she’s been making up for lost time from the first day with us. She lights up our lives.
TEAGAN WAS NAOZUMI
Hello. We have had Teagan for just over 12 months and what a great year it has been. Far from a regular year, due to COVID-19 but we have managed a couple of holidays and lots of family building times.
Teagan is an ex breeder with no home experience. However, within a couple of weeks, she was clean in the house. She was bonding with her brothers and starting to trust her hoomans.
She has developed a particularly strong bond with Nigel, my husband, but is gaining confidence in me every day. She is far more relaxed around the home and takes great pleasure in checking out ”her throne” ie our bed.
We still have a long way to go. In the right circumstances, ie where she can access the car directly, she enjoys free running with her brothers. She will then get straight in to the car when asked.
Thank you Many Tears for rescuing Teagan (and all the other dogs you rescue) and for giving us the opportunity to become her forever family and her forever home
Kind regards Pip and Nigel Ostell
Dylan(MT Nobby), Charlie, Teagan, Kai, Sarah, Cilla, Suzie and Lizzie