Special thanks to NEBTR member for raising $300 for NEBTR from her sale of Easter candy. Thank you so much, Traci, for the wonderful donation, which will certainly help with our foster Boston’s medical expenses.
In memory of Scout and Bailey, loved by Jennifer and Mary Welsch, who lost both of their deeply beloved Bostons this year and who are helping other Bostons in need.
Congratulations to Meredith Festa, who is the recipient of a check from JP Morgan Chase Foundation honoring her volunteer work in the amount of $1000! Meredith and Matt Festa are tireless workers and foster parents for NEBTR, and what they have done for Uncle Fester is a story unto itself. Thank you very much from all of us!
Thanks to Jodi Groff, who has made a gift to the NEBTR in memory of a very special girl, Molly Moo, who was the forever foster of two even more special people, Vicki and Nick Rowe. Below is the tribute they wrote to Miss Moo.
Molly came to NEBTR in Aug 2009 two weeks shy of her 11th birthday. She was diagnosed with Cushings and due to those medical complications we kept her as a permanent foster. She spent the next year and a half with us learning how to snuggle and be an important part of our family. She yodeled and danced like a little dancing queen when she wanted a cookie. She was a pleasure to sing with and she even filled in end of phrases for me! When we took in Ori, our 3-legged puppy mill mama, Molly taught her how to be a dog. Ori watched Molly’s every step and action and it was Molly’s confidence and ways that helped Ori to relax and “learn the ropes.” Molly never gave up on being a part of our family. She loved to chew on bones, bully’s and later zuke z ridges, always enjoying what was given to her. She traveled with us often and was a model doggy citizen loving time in nature and time with a pack of other dogs. We thought we were here to help her, but as usual, she helped us in more ways than we can ever express. Sweet dreams Miss Moo, we will always remember you and the love you faithfully gave to our little family…
Nick and Vicki
Jerrilyn Walter is passionate about Boston Terriers. She is a tireless volunteer for NEBTR, wearing many hats all with love for the breed. She is also the Mom to world famous Vivienne, Boston and model extraordinaire.
So when Jerrilyn turned 40, what better than to celebrate and to benefit NEBTR at the same time. She requested that in lieu of gifts, donations be sent to NEBTR. Her friends honored her by contributing over $1500 to our organization. Special thanks to Katherine Kerr, Sandra Lubicz, Stan Klasek, Dawn Palo, Nohemy Plascencia, Ashley Dolan, Leslie Gilbert, Denise Meekins, Robert Meekins, Brendan Barr, Scott Edwards, Mary Wright, Natalie Baxter, Thomas Pellegrino, and Jerrilyn’s Mom, all of whom made birthday gifts in her honor.
And a great big thank you to Jerrilyn, for including NEBTR in her special day!
Molly Belle was a very special Boston girl who owned Jim and Alyson Thelin Davison. They had her from her puppy days, and she brought much love and joy with her special wiggle, her beautiful face, her intelligence and her unique Boston style. She loved to play with her litter mate and twin Bob, who found his way to Alyson, Jim and Molly by a quirk of fate, and the two red and white pups were inseparable. Sadly, Molly had every gift but the gift of time, and she went to the Rainbow Bridge from lymphoma when she was only 7. A gift to NEBTR in the amount of $1,000 has been made in Molly’s memory, in the hope that it will be used to better the lives of other Boston Terriers. Molly would have approved.
Thank you so much to Carolyn McCarthy for her generous gift in memory of her former foster Brody. Carolyn writes, “Brody was the most forgiving and loving boy. Although he was only with us for a very short time, we miss him every day!
Brody was a senior stray with a most severe case of a perianal hernia when Carolyn opened her heart and home to help him. She brought him through two surgeries to try to fix the hernia but it was so far gone his organs were coming through and beyond salvage. Each day the bond between Carolyn and Brody grew as each day he slowly declined.
For Brody, his journey ended with Carolyn but embraced with love and gentle care while she battled to help him recover. It is she who grieves for him, not the people who left him to fend on the streets. For all of our other fosters, with all of their quirks and differences, or just fallen on hard times, we all are committed to making sure they will never be unwanted again.
We would like to thank Julie Klam, author if “You Had Me at Woof” for a very generous donation to NEBTR from the proceeds of her book sales.
Thanks so much to Mickie Kennedy for her most generous gift of $500 in honor of Bob Ricca. Her donation will go to the fund for Tucker’s surgery, and, thanks to people like Mickie, Tucker is doing fabulously well and getting ready to start a new life.