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MSPCA Shout-Outs (6)

I haven't done this in a while, so I have two shout-outs to make this week!  The two kitties I'm talking about this time have been in the shelter for a while, and they're both older girls, over 9 years old.  First up:

Here's Baby!  Like I said, she's been here for a while and she's over 9 years old.  But she's a sweetie.  She's a volunteer favorite.  Baby is such a sweetheart who loves attention and to be petted.  She's a pretty easy-going girl, so I hope she finds a good home soon.

And this is Duffy. At twelve-years-old, she's my favorite.  If I thought the little monster (AKA: Toki) could handle her, I'd totally take her home.  She's an absolute sweetie who loves a good cuddle.  Even though she's an older cat, she wants attention and love.  She loves to be scratched and petted.  Someone, take her home so I don't come home from college with an unexpected surprise for my parents.


Shibas in Boston (5)

So. I miss my baby boy.

I haven't posted in a while. Oops. My bad. But there's a reason. Not really.  Mostly, I've just been too lazy to go to the MSPCA these past few weeks, so I haven't had any updates on my adorably furry little friends.  I went home for spring break a while ago, as well.  Got to see my Tokidoki.  He's doing pretty well, although he got banned from the dog park (not really...it's a long-ish story that I'll complain about another time, probably).

Anyway, the reason I'm posting now is because the Boston Shiba-hunt continues!  I haven't seen a Shiba in the city for a while, so I was super excited to see one today.  He was a gorgeous little boy who reminded me so much of Toki, even though they look nothing alike.

Maybe it's the fact that he didn't want to sit still and listen to his owner that reminded me of my little boy.  Lol.  Anyway, I can't wait to get back to the MSPCA and see all the adorable little guys there.  And most of all, I can't wait for summer vacation when I can go home to my own most adorable little boy. =)

MSPCA Shout-Outs (5)

Here we go! Another shout out for this week!

This is Raja.  She's an older girl who's been at the MSPCA for a while.  She loves naps, but when she's awake, she's a sweet, cuddly, lovable little girl.  She loves to have someone pet her, but is also perfectly content to just sleep and keep you company.


MSPCA Shout-Outs (4)

Okay! So, I haven't updated like this for a while, and I should have!  I've just been super lazy by the time I get back.  It's great to go into the MSPCA and to that lots of the older guys (and girls) who were there when I started are gone now.  But it's sad to see that there are always new animals coming in or, sometimes even worse, that some of them are still there.  At any rate, I'll keep doing what I can to help whoever is still at the MSPCA.  So, here are this week's shout-outs (by the way, all the ferrets that we had are gone, I think they went to a ferret rescue so go find them!~)

Here's Sookie!  She's been here since I started at the MSPCA last semester, so it's definitely time for her to find her forever home!  When I first started, Sookie was super shy and would never come out of her hiding place.  Now, she's gotten a lot more confident, even though she's still shy sometimes.  She loves to sleep, but she also has energetic moments when she's moving around and ready to play.

And this is Meecho. Look at that adorable face!  Meecho is a 9 year old cat, but an absolute sweetie who just loves to have someone pet him.

MSPCA Shout-Outs (3)

So, I'm back in Boston after a wonderful few weeks with my adorable puppy.  I miss him so much!  It was so great to see him, and to see that he hadn't forgotten me.  I miss waking up and having him so excited to see me when I open the door to let him out.  Or, if someone else is home and has already let him out, seeing him wait for me at the gate tio the hallway or hearing him cry if I'm taking too long to wake up.

But, like I said, I'm back in Boston now and I'll be here for a while again.  Still on my hunt for Shibas, but when I don't see them, I'm also still planning on doing my MSPCA shout-outs.  I was so happy to go onto the MSPCA this morning and to see that some of my favorites (AKA: Spot and Sandy) aren't there anymore.  They've finally found themselves good homes.  Here's hoping that more little guys from the shelter get good homes!

Here's the adorable Rufio!  I'm pretty sure he's new.  He's only 4 months old, so I hope he'll find himself a good home soon. He's just so cute that I couldn't resist taking a picture of him.  He's playful and curious.  Even though he was sleeping when I came in, as soon as I opened the door he bounded over and did everything in his power to escape.  He's a bundle of energy and a bit of a handful, but he's also a sweet little guy who would make a great playmate.

At the Dog Park

Okay, so, I'm home and we've been going to the dog park almost every day.  Which is great for Toki because he loves going to the park.  There have been some days when there wasn't really anyone else there.  I suppose it's too cold for most of the smaller dogs - it always seems like there's someone in the big dog pen, though - but the temperature doesn't seem to bother the little monster, so we take him anyway.  Just to give the beastie an opportunity to run around, burn some energy (and some calories).

We took him to the park today, and there were a lot of dogs there! Even in the little dog pen!  This leads me to today's rant.

People...pick up after your dogs.  How hard is it to do that?  You take out a plastic bag, bend down, pick it up, and throw it away.  The garbage can is right there, too.  They even provide bags at the park, if you don't have one.  It's disgusting.  I have to constantly watch where I'm walking.  People bring there children there, you know?  It really isn't all that hard to pick up after your dog, people.  Why have a dog if you're not planning on taking care of it properly?  Yes, I went there.  If you don't pick up after your dog, I don't think you're taking proper care of your dog.  It's part of the responsibility of having a pet: cleaning up after it.

I think that's enough of my ranting.  Toki, it's your turn~


I like when Angel's home.  We go to the park.  A lot.  Every day.  And I get to run around.  I don't like it so much when there aren't other dogs there.  But sometimes, there are lots and lots of dogs and it's a lot of fun!  I love going to the park.  I hope Angel stays home for a long time so we can keep going to the park every day.

Happy Holidays!

Okay, so I had an entire post and my computer decided that it hates me. So, here's the second try!~

This is a special time of year for me.  Around this time of year, we first adopted Toki, and now it is our first holiday season with him and our first every Christmas tree.  There have been a lot of 'firsts' this year, I feel like.  At any rate, we set up our first Christmas tree, my brother came home, I have my wonderful puppy and my family.  This, to me, is what this time of year is all about: to celebrate what we have and to make others happy as well.

So, as I've said, we set up our first Christmas tree.  Toki loves the decorations we have hanging off of it, a little too much in fact.  We probably shouldn't put anything within his reach, but we do anyway because the tree looks really odd with nothing on the bottom.  At any rate, we just keep an eye on him when he's in the same room as the tree to make sure that he isn't eating anything that he shouldn't.  Which, by the way, is really hard since he likes to eat anything and everything he can reach.

We set up a train underneath the Christmas tree.  We've had this train for ages and we set it up every year. Minus the tree, of course.  Toki has no idea what this strange thing is, so he is both curious and horrified.  Whenever we start it up, he comes running, barking like mad and sniffing at it.  He even chased it around the track a few times.  It's hilarious and adorable.

Anyway, here's Toki!  Wishing you all a happy holiday season~


Lots of things are happening!  Everyone's running around.  There's this big tree in the house and it's weird.  There's lots of shiny stuff hanging from the tree and it looks fun to play with.  But when I tried playing with one of them, it broke and Angel's mom got mad at me.  There's this thing that moves under the tree.  It goes around in a circle.  It's weird.  I don't know what it is or why it moves.  But everyone seems happy and excited. I want to know why they're excited too!

MSPCA Shout-Outs (2)

So, I have three shout-outs from the MSPCA this week.  Why?  Because there are three adorable animals that I want to see go to good homes.  That, and I won't be volunteering for a few weeks since I'll be home with my little Toki, and I figured that I'd give these guys some love before I leave.  This week, I have one bunny and two cats for you all, all of which are in desperate need of good homes.

This little guy is Rocket, and he's been at the MSPCA for quite some time.  He's a sweet little guy looking for a family after being at the shelter for a few months already.  He's friendly, curious, and active.  He's also adorable.  Who can resist that sweet face?  He loves his veggies and will love anyone who gives them to him, especially his carrots~!  He is a realy sweet, fun, loveable little guy.

I've only recently decided to start creeping on the cat room, so I don't know Casey all too well, except to know that this cat has been at the MSPCA for a while and needs a good home.  9-years-old and deaf, this kitty is still a sweetie who loves relaxing on the couch and being petted.  Casey's been witn us for a long time and is ready for a loving family.

Here's my last shout-out for the week, and possibly my favorite cat in the whole shelter: SANDY!  And no, your eyes do not deceive you, her eyes are really dilated.  Sandy has a lot of vision problems, and she's 10 years old, but that doesn't stop her from being one of the sweetest, most sociable cats in the shelter.  She has the softest fur I've ever felt, including the kittens I've gotten to play with at the shelter.  She feels like a stuffed animal, and as you can see from the picture, she loves a good ear-scratching.  Sandy loves attention and can never get enough of it.  Sandy hasn't been with us as long as Rocket or Casey have, but I have a feeling that people are going to have a hard time getting past her eyes and her age to see how wonderful and loving she is.

I really want these guys, and some of the others I work with, to get good homes!

MSPCA Shout-Outs! (1)

Well, the Shiba hunt hasn't been going to well.  I haven't seen many Shibas around lately, and I haven't been home in a while so I don't have any updates for here on my sweet little boy.  Instead, I thought I'd do something else that I think is really important.  I'm going to do MSPCA adoption shout-outs.  I know that not that many people read this, I don't expect too many people to be reading.  However, what I want is for the few people who do read it to tell the people they know about the shout-outs and hopefully those people will tell the people that they know....  What I want is for the guys that I'm shouting out about to get adopted, because all of the animals at the MSPCA need and deserve to have homes.

I adopted Toki...well, Toki adopted me.  I'd like to think that he is happy and has a good home.

But it breaks my heart to go into the MSPCA week by week and see all of the animals there.  Some of the sweetest ones are still there, have been there the longest.  So I'd like to talk about some of the animals that we have that need homes and to hope that someone out there will read this or will hear about this and will know that one of the animals I talk about is exactly what they're looking for.

So for this post, I'm going to talk about Spot, the bunny.  He is by far my favorite rabbit, and if I thought that Toki would be able to handle living with a rabbit, I wouldn't hesitate to take Spot home.  Unfortunately, Toki doesn't like to share, and definitely would not like to share with a rabbit that looks a lot like one of the toys he's chewed up in the past.

This is Spot.  He is, quite honestly, the sweetest bunny we have right now at the MSPCA, and like I've mentioned he's my favorite.  He is a friendly, curious little guy who has been with us for quite a while.  He loves his veggies and will take them right out of your hand if you give him the chance.  He is happy to be petted, will come right up to you, and will jump all over you if you give him the chance.  He is a loveable little boy who has been waiting for a long time for his forever home.  Much as I love seeing him and playing with him every week at the MSPCA, I want to walk in and not see him there.  I want him to find a home and I hope he finds one soon.

It's Thanksgiving! (sort of)

So, I'm late, but I've been busy.  I'll say it now, though. Happy Thanksgiving, all!  It was Toki's first Thanksgiving and I went all the way home from Boston to see my little boy.  And the rest of my family too, I guess.  I hadn't seen Toki in months, so I was so excited to see him.  I was convinced that he had forgotten me.  It turned out that he didn't, which I was so excited for.

I came home and even before I made it up the stairs, I heard him start barking.  Of course, he does that for everyone, so I guess it's not a big deal.  My parents let him out of his room - they had picked me up from the train station and had to put him away while they were out of the house - and he came bounding right over to the gate and started jumping up and wagging his tail.  Wagging his tail!  Yes, that was right.... Toki rarely wags his tail, even when he's happy, so that was incredibly exciting.  He wouldn't leave me alone and kept trying to play with me all night until eventually my parents decided that he should be put to sleep.

The next day, I woke up to him barking at the gate to the hallway where my room is.  As soon as he saw me, he started crying, and spent the rest of the day by my side again.  Which was interesting, because it was the day we were getting ready for Thanksgiving and there was food everywhere!  For a day, I was more important than food!  It was a miracle!  Took him to the park early Thanksgiving afternoon, saw a Shiba there - we've seen him before, and they usually got along but for some reason they just weren't having it that day - and a lot of other dogs that Toki played with.  I had to chase him to get the leash back on and take him home.  Something needs to be done about that park.  It's so covered in leaves that some of the more disgusting, and less considerate, people have decided to ignore their dog's poop and let it sit in the leaves for unsuspecting victims to step in.  They need to rake some of the leaves, get rid of some of the mess so those awful, rude people are accountable for their dogs.

Anyway, he didn't like Thanksgiving as much as I thought he would, but I guess that would be expected.  Toki has gotten a lot better with adults, even sometimes letting them pet him after a few minutes of them ignoring him.  But kids, it seems that he has a problem with kids.  I blame myself for that time a group of small children surrounded him at the park.  I don't know what it is, but children scare him, even more than other people.  My uncle brought his three kids: 15, 13, and 8.  The 8-year-old apparently has issues with the word 'no' and was convinced that even though we said to leave Toki alone, he was growling, his ears and tail were down, and he kept running away from her that he wanted her to pet him.  The logic of spoiled children amazes me.  Toki got so scared that he started vomiting, so I put him in his room and closed the door before distracting my cousin with other things.  Of course, we felt bad, so eventually we let Toki back out and he wandered around a bit, hiding in places my cousins couldn't reach him whenever they started getting closer.

I wonder what goes through a child's mind when someone says 'no' and they are confronted with a growling puppy backing away.

Normally, he likes when my family comes. They try to sneak table scraps to him.  Not this time, obviously.  Anyway, he stayed in his crate for the rest of the night, even after they left, but we made it up to him by giving him treats and making him feel better.

The next day was my last full day home.  Again, he spent most of the day with me, although he did leave my side more often than the other days, particularly after I gave him a bath.  He hates bath time, but loves the afterword, when he's all clean and gets to play with the towel while I try to dry him off.

Today was my last day with him. I wonder if he knows when I'm leaving?  Because he was crying and barking at me again all day, spending part of the day running away from me and part of it staying as close to me as he can.  I just left him today and already I miss him.  But I'll be home again in about a month for the one year anniversary of when we adopted Toki.  We're going to celebrate!  For now, I'm back in Boston, once again on the hunt for the city's elusive Shibas.

Angel came home!  Angel came home!  I was so happy! Angel came home!  She played with me and gave me treats and fed me and rubbed my belly.  She gave me a bath too, which I didn't like, but I guess it was alright because we played after that.  A lot of people came one day and I didn't like that.  There was a really little person who kept trying to come over to me, even though I growled and ran away.  Angel put me away and sat with me for a while, so I guess it was okay.  I got to spend lots of time with Angel.