Into the Heart…

Into the Heart…

The stately German Shepherd- …Protective, bold and smart, he looked into my eyes……And stole my heart. Courageous and endearing, a stand out of  his  breed, so proud and yet so loving, a steadfast friend indeed. Caring disposition, Faithful to the core.   If you have a Shepherd’s love, you can never want for more. Thanks – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Everything-German-Shepherd/142045142499674 My boy, Teiko.  I feel sad that I can’t give you more of me....

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Dog puzzles, who knew?

Dog puzzles, who knew?

Spent Saturday afternoon at Bad Dog Frida, a great local store for people who love their pets!.  They gave German Shepherd Rescue an afternoon of free publicity and a place to bring our foster dogs to meet new families. Of course, to support such a great local store, I bought/found a new toy for Teiko.  It’s a puzzle from a Swedish company – just like the dang educational toys and wooden puzzles I’d buy for the girls many moons ago. Basically, you hide treats inside the dowels, slide them down the row and the dog has to figure out how to move the dowel to release the treat. Teiko gets so excited when I bring the puzzle out.  He knows and smells the good and smelly treats.  He can move the dowels with his teeth and...

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Need a job for your heart?

Need a job for your heart?

Have a little time? Need some unconditional love? Maybe, just looking to give back a little in this life? Karma? Then now might be the time to be a Foster Mama (or Papa) to a dog one shot away from nothing. (Mira, my 6th foster dog and one I should have kept….:) I got involved in dog rescue and fostering in 2008.  I did it for a couple of reasons. One, to be honest, I was looking for someone to love, my kids had grown and I’m a nurturer at heart (even though I had never thought of myself as such) but when the house was empty of demands, schedules, homework, practices, etc. after 20 years, I found I had some extra attention to give and no one to give it to.   (Here’s Trixie, now known as Hailey, who my parents fostered through the...

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Meet Dakota

Meet Dakota

Meet Dakota, our latest foster girl. From what we know about this 3-year old girl , she was an owner-surrender to a Wisconsin county shelter.  It was a hoarding situation and the family had to give up a couple of dogs.  Dakota was kept in an outside pen behind a barn for three years with little interaction with others. And she was surrendered with a wolf.  Yes,  the family had wolves.  Are they nuts? What we know so far about Dakota is she is a just sweet girl who bonds with a person totally but is very skittish and afraid of the unknown.   This lack of socialization causes her to try to run away from new people and experiences, cower and bark if backed into a corner. But once she gets to know and trust someone, she is just a...

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Great Facebook conversation today… Doggy sat for Trixie today while my parents went to play in Baraboo at the Steam Engine show. I think it must have been payback for all the times I “dumped” the girls on my parents in the day…..:) Laura Tremain-Forbes likes this. Sandy Wedekind Remember what I have always told you – Don’t get mad – get even!! (Even if it takes years!!!!) 52 minutes ago · Unlike ·  1 person Rylee Wedekind Yep! Life Lesson Number 1…..Got it, Mom. What evil punishment you bestowed on me today….:) 50 minutes ago · Like Rylee Wedekind Sweet Trixie! What a great dog. Kind of like a grandchild, no? 49 minutes...

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Teiko meets some new friends

Teiko meets some new friends

Teiko has had an exciting and socializing Sunday.  First, we went over to reintroduce him to Trixie, the foster dog, staying with my parents.  After some initial excitement, the pups settled down and we went for a nice long walk together.  Trix likes to walk right next to Teiko – shoulder to shoulder.  When he turns, so does she.  It’s kind of neat to watch the Shepherds dance/walk down the sidewalk. Next, we headed to the Mounds Petfood Warehouse to find Teiko a new bed.  His are pretty beaten up and as Todd said, this boy deserves a new bed because he’s such a good dog.  After testing out four different kinds of beds, Teiko had his favorite – not too fluffy and not too hard. On the way home, we...

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