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Recent Updates .... What's New ....
June 2008: We're upgrading. This site will of course always be here and
I will continue to update it, but we're taking steps towards a
dream. To that end, we have launched Wiggly Buttz (http://www.WigglyButtz.com)
and hope you check it out. It will include links to this site
for all the lost pet tips and other information we keep here,
but the purpose of the site is an offshoot of this one -- Jocko
running away really reminded me how much our pets give to us,
more than we could ever give back. So I want to make sure that
owners always have resources to pamper and coddle their pets, so
we can treat them with love and affection and caring the way
they care for us. Please check out Wiggly Buttz, and there's a
lot more neat stuff there. If you have any tips or suggestions,
we always welcome them. WigglyButtz.com
March 2008: Well, Jocko's turning 8 next month, and he's still a lovey,
mouthy handful, cuddly as ever and vocal about his desire for
attention. Here is is demanding attention while Tanya shows off
and Omar roams around.
August 2006: ABMC
(American Belgian Malinois Club) is also involved in Malinois
Rescue, and always has rescue Malinois looking for forever and
ABMC is not a shelter, and can only place dogs in foster or
forever homes. They cannot rescue a dog from a shelter unless
there is a place for the dog to go. Even if it means a dog will
run out of time. Please open your
home and your heart to a dog in need.
August 1, 2006: It's so hard to believe that it's been a year already!! One
year ago today (to the day, to the date would be tomorrow, 8/1)
I spent the day in a bit of a sad fog. A decision and turning
point I had given myself had come and gone, and a promise I made
to myself was now coming due ... I had to let go. It was a quiet
I came home and did my usual rounds of playing with the doggies,
and then sat down to aimlessly stare at the computer and TV. I
checked into the boards to see what was up, but paid little
attention to what I read. I had no attention span to do the
freelance work I had, so I just vegged a little.
At around 7ish, the phone rang. That phone call changed my whole
world around. It was THE call. THE call I had been waiting for
for 173 days. It started out ... uh, I was just wondering if you
had found your dog yet.
Information was passed along, calls were made to verify and
double check info, and then plans to meet up were met. I went
off with my Dad to the designated meeting place, and sat there
in the car and shook the whole time I waited for them to arrive.
They pulled up and in the dark, through the window, I could see
that black pointy nose. A split second is all it took for him to
recognize me. He was back in my arms after all that time.
So thank you all for all your support and efforts!!
June 2006: Babeesh has a forever home. A family who had initially
decided to foster her instantly fell in love with her and has
decided to adopt her!! She has that impact on people. Babeesh is
a very sweet and special girl, and people who have met her and
heard of her are just soooo happy that she now has a home of her
very own! Thank you very much for following her story.
On another note, Jocko's Story is included in the
breed article for the Belgian Malinois in the
June 2006 AKC Gazette.
This month I found out that Babeesh, a rescue Mal Gal was ready
for her forever home. I met this girl when we pulled her from the
local shelter. She's an amazing girl who is full of energy and
drive. Please help us find her a wonderful forever home. She's
got a whole lotta love to give!!
also added the links to information about Vivi, the Whippet who
was at Westmister and got loose at the airport on the way home. If
you're in the area or can help, or just want to know the latest, click
to her website to stay updated.
I've updated the site with new links
and added a great funny survey
to determine if a Malinois is right for you. I've also set up a store
focusing on products that will allow you to have more fun with
When I learned of a lost dog, I immediately made Jocko's files
available for her to customize to help bring her dog home. I also
pulled all the tips, articles and suggestions others offered me
and to others in need together and posted them on the Lost
Pets Tips section. I do hope that this helps Jinks come
home, and that it brings others home, too.
I realize I haven't updated this recently, but I'm going to do
better. Each time I look into Jocko's eyes I remember the reason
this site exists, and that there are others out there who are
going through the pain and sorrow and desperation that we did
while he was missing. I have begun updating the pages here, and
will continue as the days go on.
will be coordinating the resources that I used in helping to
find Jocko, and will give more information and useable templates
for those who find themselves in need. I'll also be adding tips,
suggestions and links shortly.
check back regularly. Thanks for all your support and kind
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