for help. There is no doubt in my mind that Augie had an angel looking after him. That angel has brought Augie to our family. But that angel had a lot of help from good people here on Earth. As I have told Richard, it seems like there is more at work here than just chance. Augie's story is one for the ages, and the best part is that there is a whole new chapter about to be written!.....
> Suzanne, Michelle -
> Greetings! Today
> marked the one week anniversary for Augie at our home in New
> It has been a
> very exciting and busy week for all of us here!
> Augie arrived
> home with us last Saturday afternoon. We gave him all the
> time he needed to sniff around inside and outside and become
> familiar with his new home.
> By the following
> morning, he was much more active and actually gave us a few
> barks! Since then, he has become more and more comfortable,
> and his transition to his "forever home" has been
> seamless. Augie has been exploring
> inside and outside all week - he is young and curious!
> Augie has a fascination with doors. If there is a closed
> door, he will sit and stare at it - he wants to know what is
> behind it! If he cannot open it, he barks until he gets a
> chance to explore some more!
> We bought Augie
> two large doggie pillows, one for upstairs, one for
> downstairs. We also got him a new leash and collar. To be
> safe, we also bought a harness that fits him properly. If he
> is out front, he is always
> in the harness so that he is not pulling on his collar and
> choking himself. The harness is a 'mesh fit', which
> is comfortable for Augie and also very safe. This harness is
> great for walks!
> I registered
> Augie with Lehigh County by getting a dog license. I also
> have him scheduled next week for an exam at our vet, Country
> Doctor. Augie is current with all his shots, but I want to
> get him "on the books"
> at our vet and set up a schedule for heartworm medication
> and annual visits to ensure that Augie has all his shots
> when they are due.
I have attached a word document with several pictures of
> Augie in our home over the last week. These are pics of
> Augie on his new doggie pillows, Augie barking in the back
> yard, and Augie sleeping on my bed (yes,
> I am spoiling him rotten!). Please feel free to share this
> email and pictures with Save A Sato in Puerto Rico. Augie is
> a miracle, and the hard work and dedication of the
> volunteers at this rescue were the first step in making this
> miracle happen. I think
> that the people there would love to know that Augie is
> doing just fine, and that he has found a loving
As for my new
> friends at Mid Atlantic Basset Hound Rescue, I can only say
> this - THANK YOU.
> Richard, you
> have been incredible from the beginning. MABHR is lucky to
> have such a caring and devoted man working for them.
> Suzanne, Michelle - I never had the honor of meeting you,
> but I want to take a moment and
> thank you for what you are doing. I am sure that there are
> days when all three of you wonder if all your hard work is
> making a difference. Today, I can tell you that your
> hard work DOES matter.