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Nikki and Winston, The Pit Bull and Sheba-Enu Rescue Dogs (He Said, Part 5)

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“The best thing is having them both together.

It’s rewarding watching them complement each other.  Nikki has made Winston more affectionate and Winston has made Nikki more playful.”

The worst thing is that we travel a lot and there is nothing worse than walking into an empty house.”

Nikki and Winston, The Pit Bull and Sheba-Enu Rescue Dogs (He Said, Part 4)

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“The first year of his life was difficult.

He was sick with pneumonia.  He was indoors for 5 months, so that stunted our ability to socialize him for a while.

At first Nikki didn’t know what to do with puppy Winston.  She looked at me as if to say, what did you do?

The first year, Nikki was intent on being an only child.

Eventually Winston wore her down and now they are the best of friends.”

Nikki and Winston, The Pit Bull and Sheba-Enu Rescue Dogs (He Said, Part 2)

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“I went on Petfinder (which is like online dating).

She had a great profile photo and first person story.  So, we went on a first date, which was a walk in Central Park.

She was standoffish because she had a really tough start.

She was found pregnant, roaming the streets of the Bronx and taken to a kill shelter.

They gave her an abortion and she was going to be put down that week.

A foster family rescued her, but couldn’t keep her, so she bounced around 3 or 4 homes before I got her.

Her last foster home was with a pit bull activist who helped her socialize and become more at ease.”

Preston, the Failed Show Dog Rescue, And Scarlet, the Black Labrador Mix, Rescue (Part 5)

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“We rushed him to the Blue Pearl Animal Hospital.

It turned out that he had eaten rat poison.

We got there just in time, because he was hemorrhaging internally.

I thought I was going to lose him because he had bled out too much.

The vets said he had a 50/50 chance of surviving.

I prayed and prayed.

He made it..”

Preston, the Failed Show Dog Rescue, And Scarlet, the Black Labrador Mix, Rescue (Part 4)

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“The most difficult time was at the end of the summer of 2016.

Preston got up one morning and was lethargic.

We knew something was wrong and took him to the veterinarian.

They did some tests for Lyme Disease and other illnesses but they didn’t find anything in his bloodworm.

They thought it was an orthopedic injury.

Over the next two days he deteriorated rapidly and one morning he coughed up blood and his chest was all black and blue.”

Preston, the Failed Show Dog Rescue, And Scarlet, the Black Labrador Mix, Rescue (Part 3)

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“We went online looking for a Vizsla to rescue and came across a site that had a Vizsla mix.

That dog was adopted, but we saw a photograph of Scarlet and we decided to rescue her from a kill shelter in North Carolina.

We didn’t want to bring Scarlet home right away so we introduced her to Preston in a neutral zone in Brooklyn and within 15 minutes they were playing together.

They have been best friends ever since.”

Gracie, the Chihuahua and Boscoe, the Pit Bull Terrier, Rescues (part 5)

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“I love being with my animals, especially my little one.

She brings me such peace that I call her my therapy dog.

Boscoe is a big snuggle bunny and he is a very sweet dog.

Obviously, I can’t take him everywhere with me because of his size, but he is a great dog.

I am thankful that I have never had a difficult time since having them, but the hustle and bustle of selling real estate can be stressful and clients can be difficult, so coming home to Boscoe and Gracie is therapeutic.

It’s either red wine or fur-babies, and sometimes both.”

 

Gracie, the Chihuahua and Boscoe, the Pit Bull Terrier, Rescues (part 4)

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“She was infested with fleas and heart worm.

Someone who saw her littermate wandering the streets gave him to a friend.

She was a pound and half, sitting in my hand with bugs jumping off of her.

I took her to our vet right away where she had a flea bath and got pills for her heartworm.

I since sold the trailer park and took an $80,000 loss, so I call Gracie my $80,000 dog.”

Gracie, the Chihuahua and Boscoe, the Pit Bull Terrier, Rescues (part 3)

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“Our vet wasn’t sure he could save Boscoe’s leg because the bullet was lodged in the elbow of his leg, making surgery difficult.

I found a specialist and he had surgery the next day.

That was two years ago and he is fully recovered and trots like a horse.

The second time I moved to Texas I bought a trailer park as an investment and there was a tenant who just let his dogs run amok on the property.

One of his friend’s chihuahua mated with a neighbors’ terrier and Gracie was one of the puppies.”

 

Gracie, the Chihuahua and Boscoe, the Pit Bull Terrier, Rescues (part 1)

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“I rescued my big guy Boscoe, from a shelter in Texas outside Dallas, called It’s Raining Cats and Dogs.

It was a rescue group based out of Cabela’s, a sporting goods store.

I had seen a white Pit with blue eyes the year before.

I remembered that dog and inquired with the group to see if they still had the white Pit with blue eyes.

The head of the rescue group said they had two white pits with blue eyes, so my husband and I went down and looked at them.”