Kya who came into the Haven on December 7, 2015.
She was a stray from the North Bay area. Kya is approximately 12 years old and has osteosarcoma. She likes to play ball but has not learnt to give the ball back yet. She will walk into the house with it still in her mouth and not give it up until a good time has passed. She loves running around the yard with the other dogs, greeting visitors and getting cuddles.
Kya who came into the Haven on December 7, 2015.
Prince came into the Haven on October 23, 2015 from the Oakville and District Humane Society.
Prince is a 16 year old Shih Tzu who is blind and deaf. This has not stopped him from figuring out our home and yard. He manages the stairs to the yard very well and will find them most of the time when he wants back in. He is a happy little dog who will bark along with the other dogs and wag his tail.
Darla was found wandering the streets of Toronto and a Good Samaritan brought her to Toronto Animal Services. The Good Samaritan was worried that if no-one claimed her, she would be put down given her age, 12+, but BOB came to the rescue and Darla came into the Haven June 6, 2015. She came into the shelter with both eyes but the pressure in one was very high. The pain the little darling must have been in. It was removed.
Darla was named after the feisty little character from Little Rascals, and feisty she is! She is managing with her one eye. She is very slow walking having a bad hip on one side and a bad knee on the other, but it does not stop her from going on a little walk around the back yard.
Joe Cocker was a stray from the Niagara Falls area. Other than needing dental and being nearly blind, he was healthy and we thought it would be good for him to have his own forever home. Joe found Mary, the best soul ever to adopt him. He not only had Mary but a wonderful extended family. Unfortunately Joe Cocker was diagnosed with cancer and passed on, in Mary’s loving arms on April 17, 2015. Our hearts, prayers and tears are with Mary and her family at this difficult time.
Taz came to Sheba’s Haven as a stray from north of Toronto. He has Cushing’s, an adrenal gland disease which causes bald spots on his coat and which always leads to other medical problems. His medication protocol seems to be improving his loss of hair. One look in Taz’s eyes and you will know that he is a gentle old soul. Taz loves attention but tends to watch from a distance instead of following you around.
Grandpa Louis came to us as a foster from Big on Beagles. He was named after Country Music Hall of Famer “Grandpa Louis Marshall Jones,” born exactly 100 years ago, who was a banjo player from Niagara, Kentucky, and a cast member on Hee Haw! Louis is strong willed and a loner, who will howl if another dog tries to lay on his bed with him. He needs his space and if anyone stands too close to him, he will also howl. On the flip side, he will plop himself down on any bed he chooses, no matter who has already claimed it. From years of living in a kennel, he walks with small, quick steps, which looks as though he’s walking on his tippy-toes.
We lost our sweet Carlton Snoop Dawg last weekend. We had been fostering him since July 2013 for Big on Beagles. Marna could not have said it better;
Our Carlton. Our funny, bow-legged beagle from Ottawa, still so young at approximately 10 years old, could no longer carry himself on those wonky legs. He was our Tiny Tim. We wanted to fix him but we couldn’t in the end.
And now his little spot on his favourite blanket at Sheba’s Haven is empty. Sometimes, things don’t work out the way we want.
JThe day you hope will never come, came today. We kissed our Jerry Maguire for the last time; he went so peacefully. Jerry came to us on October 9, 2010; we were fostering him for Big on Beagles. I appreciate the special tribute Marna, founder of Big on Beagles has written about our Jerry.
He wasn’t exactly a football star. Never enough meat on the boy to be a Quarterback. He preferred the sidelines, cheering on the team while sitting on the lap of one of his many admirers while gulping down a ballpark frank…if he could get his paws on one.
Jerry was scooped up off the streets near Belleville by the folks at the Quinte Humane Society exactly 5 years ago. He instantly won their hearts. Jerry had a way with that, despite his fish breath. He had an effortless way with making you fall in love with him, plain and simple. Maybe it’s partly in the way he would crawl into your arms while purring like a kitten. Maybe it was in the way he trusted you completely within seconds of meeting you. Maybe it was just those eyes.
Jude Paw came to Sheba’s Haven as a stray from the Mississauga area, and is being fostered for Big on Beagles. Red, as we call him, is a very, very affectionate dog who greets everyone with joyous enthusiasm. Judy, our other nickname for Jude, has had two surgeries for a perineal hernia, which has since returned. Unfortunately, his heart is not in good enough shape to withstand more surgeries.
Yukon was an old soul when he came to us in the spring of 2014. He enjoyed investigating the back yard and liked watching the world go by in the front yard. Yukon passed on, gently, with Bill and I by his side.