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Bart

Bart

Bart

Bart

Bart

Bart

 

Bart was rescued at an auction in Missouri through the dedicated efforts and generosity of private donors and a determined rescue team in Spring 2009. 

  We have since learned that he was born in Russia, has a pedigree, and was shown in that country for a period of time.  His owners sold him to a  mill operation in the United States, where he was bred.  Bart is the father of at least 2 dandie girls, Jenny and Daphne.  As of this writing, he is four and one-half years old.

     After Bart was rescued,  he and other rescues Jenny (his daughter), Carmen (Jenny's mother), and Maybeth were cared for by Forest Ridge Rescue House in Missouri until they were healthy, clean and ready to go on to their forever homes.  Having lost our beloved senior Beagle, Sam. We knew it would be a matter of time before we once again we were ready to bring another companion into our home. We learned that Bart was available to be adopted from our friend and neighbor, Jean Olivier-White.  Immediately, we applied to adopt him.  Our first pictures of him were of a thin, long haired small dog who looked like a monk in long robes.  We fell in love with him on the spot!

     Bart came to us in June via the ground transport of Gail Calver.  When we first met him, he was small, thin, sleepy, and very shy.  Gail told us he was a sweetheart and had been a good traveller.  For his first few days, he slept alot in his crate and flinched if we tried to approach him.  Slowly but surely, he began to eat and stay awake for periods of time, retreating to his crate for comfort breaks.  He did not respond to his name, but we kept calling him Bart.  We thought maybe he didn't understand English words, but we persisted.  One thing he did do rather consistently was roll to his side to have his tummy scratched.  In that position, he allowed me to pick him up and wipe the crusts from his eyes.  With gentle approaches at his level, he began to increasingly trust me, and other family members. 

     Bart needed to be taught to walk on a leash and the Whites helped me get him used to doing that.  They gave me so many useful tips and I am so grateful.  Bart learned quickly.  Almost from the beginning, he enjoyed socializing with the White's dandies, Wynter Rose, Skippy, and Morgan.  We got him used to being around them and other dogs, and found he likes other dogs.  Wynter Rose, Skippy, and Morgan are his favorite pals, and he is quite the lady's man!  Bart is also attending "school" and is a wonderful, determined, stubborn Dandie student.

     Bart also loves to ride in the car and 'asks" to get into the car.  He took a short vacation to Vermont with us, and had a wonderful time!  He keeps my elderly mother company during the day and sits right next to her, so she can pet him.  He greets me with zest and jumps excitedly whenever I come home, and sits next to me to be petted and brushed when I read.  He lets us kiss him and hug him, and does funny things like grab onto a piece of laundry to play while I move it from place to place.  Bart has come out of his shell, big-time, and loves exploring our house and neighborhood.  New people think he's a puppy!  I call him my "lovebug" and he is truly that.  He is adorable, and we feel very blessed that he is a member of our family.

-Submitted by Barbara

 

Bart and Barbara

Bart and Barbara

 

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Angel the mom

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