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Cash&June

Johnny Cash and June Bug (April 2017)
On March 22, 2016, we adopted two Tibetan Terriers, Johnny Cash and June Bug, from the National Mill Dog Rescue Organization. They were two of the many dogs picked up as part of a rescue run on December 5th, 2015.

In February after the rescue run, Johnny and June were placed in foster care via the Rocky Mountain Tibetan Terrier Club regional group in Loveland, Colorado. In the same month, we contacted the national rescue coordinator looking to adopt another Tibetan Terrier. We had lost our two 16 year old rescue pups, Kate and Allie, in late 2015. We consequently travelled to Loveland in late February, 2016, for a meet and greet with Johnny and June and returned on March 22nd to bring them home.

cashNever having adopted a male dog before, we were initially anxious about doing so. But Johnny and June had spent their whole lives together and NMDR wanted, if possible, to adopt them out as a pair. It didn't take us long to realize what a blessing Johnny Cash is, and how much we enjoy their relationship with each other. Thanks to all those involved in connecting us with these two wonderful beings! By the way, Johnny Cash turns 9 in April and June Bug turns 9 in June (but of course!).

Dick and Judy Howard

Senior Dogs Rock

charleyMaxCharlie & Max (December 2016)

eliEli (August 2016)

jazzHannahJazz and Hanna in Seal Beach (June 2016)

Jack
Jack (March 2016)

rescuemaddieMaddie (May 2015)

sanford indi
Indi and Sanford  (January 2015)

Kate and Allie Turn 15 Years Old
Dec. 10, 2014

We adopted Kate and Allie (litter mates and tightly bonded) from TTCA almost 4- 1/2 years ago when they were 10-1/2 years old. On December 10th, the girls turned 15 and are doing great. Kate (the Bear) and Allie (Little Iodine or Hip Hop, depending on what she’s up to) act like pups most of the time, bounding up a set of 15 steps, 3 at a time, and racing around the deck at breakneck speed, stopping on a dime.

When we adopted the girls, Kate had a thyroid condition (easily managed), and Allie had heart issues and a serious pancreas condition called exocrine pancreatic insufficiency , or EPI. Allie lacked the digestive enzymes needed to properly digest food, and as a result, her body couldn't absorb the nutrients she needed, with resulting diarrhea, loss of appetite, and weight loss. She was essentially wasting away.

When their foster dad, Roger Hall, picked the girls up following their surrender, Allie, whose normal weight was 23 pounds, weighed around 13 pounds and most thought she wouldn't make it. Roger did God's work with Allie, giving her an enzyme replacement supplement that supplies the digestive system with the missing enzymes, and encouraging Allie to resume eating once again. She gained a few pounds then, and now 4-1/2 years later and with continued care, Allie's weight bounces between 18 and 20 pounds.

Both girls have brought great joy to us and we are so grateful they are in our lives.

Dick and Judy

radcliffeRadcliffe, Paynesville, MN
Adopted November 2014