Archive for the ‘rosie’ Category

Mini-rosebuds & puppy breath

March 18, 2012

Remember Momma Rose & her adorable little pile of mini-rosebuds?

Well our little rosebuds are growing up!

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Check them out now at 4 weeks old!

Happy 4 week birthday, babies!

(Bobby, male)

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(Patches, male)

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(Ricky, male)

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(Muffin, male)

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(Rosie, female)

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(Merle, male)

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(Happy, male)

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(Spring, female)

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(Sophie, female)

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(Waylon, male)

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No post on this tiny (but BIG) little family can go without a couple of HUGE THANK YOU’S!

First big thank you is to Rachel  — Rachel is the one who saw sweet momma Rose in a shelter and advocated on her behalf (aka: worked her ass off to get Rose out before she gave birth at the shelter!), who sat up night after night with one very sick Rosie, who has cleaned up more poop, and pee, and vomit than any one person should have to in a life time (let alone in a 4 week span), who has made several mad dashes to the vet clinic (& ER vet) – and who has done this without complaint while 6-7 months pregnant. To that same Rachel (she’s a superhero, in case you didn’t know), who has bottlefed several of these sweeties day after day when their momma wasn’t interested in them, or didn’t have enough of a milk supply — bless you. I know your days are long and nights likely longer, but this family is alive because of you. One million thank you’s from us to you. ❤

To our amazing friends at PAWS NELA who have pitched in to help bottle feed, puppy sit, and love on these babies. Thank you! To Jennifer who has worked tirelessly to make sure that they were cared for and fed, and taking on some bottle feeding of her own (in addition to all that she has going on) – thank you! To those who have signed up to sponsor these little pups & their sweet momma, to offset some of the incredible vet bills that they incurred the first few weeks of their life — thank you, thank you, thank you. Rescue simply would not be possible without you.

Working together to save this family has reminded us that there is an entire community out there behind us, behind these tiny pups and all of the others that we save. And that? That is an awesome feeling.

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These little ones are not quite ready to leave their momma & find their forever families BUT they will each be looking for foster or foster-to-adopt homes in the next 4-5 weeks.

If you are interested in FOSTERING one of these sweet pups (when they are old enough to leave their momma), please fill out our foster home application online here:

If you are interested in ADOPTING one of these pups (when they are old enough), please fill out our adoption application online here:


168 (& welcome 2012!)

January 11, 2012

With the help of our shelter-rescue partners, short-term fosters, long-term fosters, transporters, crossposters, supporters and friends ….

2011 was an absolutely awesome year for Bonnie Blue Rescue!

But before I share our AWESOME NEWS with you …. let’s take a look back!

In 2009, Bonnie Blue Rescue had 5 foster homes and rescued 52 dogs.

In 2010, Bonnie Blue Rescue had 14 foster homes and rescued 93 dogs.

And 2011? 2011 was an even more amazing year than that!

In 2011, Bonnie Blue Rescue utilized 32 foster homes and rescued 168 dogs!

Even cooler than that? Of those 168, 36 were special needs pups –

5 came from a cruelty case in Mobile, AL

6 required major surgery while in the care of Bonnie Blue Rescue

22 were heartworm positive & went through heartworm treatment

15 were super seniors.


I am so very proud to be a part of the Bonnie Blue Rescue crew. I am proud to be a part of an organization who helps all pups regardless of breed, age, disability or special needs status. Who goes above and beyond to save the pups that other rescues walk away from, or ignore. And I am so, so proud of the incredible volunteers who work tirelessly to continue to support our small organization with your volunteer hours, crossposting help, networking assistance, donations, love and support.

From the bottom of my heart — THANK YOU — rescue would not be possible without you.

We cannot wait to see what is in store for 2012!


Considering fostering? Join us in 2012. The more fosters we have, the more pups we can save!

Email us at for more info!

Jaylen’s Big Day!

April 6, 2011

Jaylen looks guilty in this photo.

I think it’s probably because he just ran across the yard with this …

or because he got caught chewing on this:

Either way, you can hardly get mad because this sweet guy is just too cute!

Did you know that Jaylen is still available for adoption?

It’s true! If you’re interested in adopting this sweet boy just email us at to request a copy of our adoption application.

Jaxon’s Easter Photos

April 5, 2011

Can you believe that this cute little chick dude is still available for adoption?!

That’s right! This hoppy happy little snuggle bug still needs a home of his own!

Do you have room in your heart, home, or Easter basket for this cute little bundle of love?

Jaxon is almost 11 weeks old. He is mostly cratetrained and housebroken and will be up to date on his vaccines, neutered and microchipped prior to adoption.

Email us at to request a copy of our adoption application!


March 29, 2011


This cute guy is littermates with Jaxon and Jared

and is one of Momma Rosie’s miracle pups.

Jaylen is a 9 week old Catahoula Leopard Dog mix pup.

Jaylen is a little more reserved than his littermates,

and is definitely the most thoughtful and cautious pup from his litter.

Jaylen also has the coolest coat in the litter ….

it almost looks like he has a merle pattern laid on top of a brindle patterned coat — it’s really cool!

Jaylen is learning about housebreaking and cratetraining while in foster care

and is just starting to get the hang of using the doggy door to let himself out to “go”

— we consider this MAJOR progress for a 9 week old pup!

If you are interested in adopting sweet Jaylen, please email us at to request a copy of our adoption application!


March 28, 2011

Meet handsome Jaxon!

Jaxon is one of our miracle pups from Momma Rosie’s litter!

Jaxon is 9 weeks old today and is available for adoption.

Email us at to request a copy of the adoption application.

Wordless Wednesday #16

March 23, 2011

Subtitled: High Five!

When it rains …

February 2, 2011

It definitely pours!

What an eventful day.

Our facebook followers got the latest, but wanted to update here, too.

Our sweet Momma Rosie started hemorrhaging last night. And not in the “normal post-puppy bleeding” kind of way. Her foster mom, J, rushed her straight to the vet this morning and Momma Rosie had surgery today to figure out the cause of the hemorrhage.

She is doing well after surgery. Resting well, healing. And we’re sitting here hoping that this means that our luck is finally turning around.

For those of you who have already donated to the babycake’s care (babycakes = Rosie’s litter) – THANK YOU. You have absolutely no idea how much of a difference your donations make.  Updates on the puppies HERE in case you missed it the first time around.

Puppy photos coming soon ….


Babycakes update

February 1, 2011

I’ve started typing this post at least 10 times in the past few days, but can never get past the intro.

We try to focus a lot of our energy on the warm-fuzzies and the happy-endings of rescue, but there are a lot of sad & heartbreaking things that come along with rescue, too. This past week has been full of those heartbreaking moments.

In the past week we’ve gotten countless emails asking about Momma Rosie’s (previously named Momma KitKat) litter of puppies. Since you all shared in this momma’s last-minute rescue and transport from a shelter in LA, our anticipation & countdown to their birth, and bump watch, it’s only natural that you would want to hear how they are doing now, too.

Last Monday, Rosie gave birth to twelve gorgeous puppies. Some of the puppies (like puppy #1) were quite large, and others were really small. Rosie was a good momma to her babies early on and seemed to know exactly what to do and how to love them and nourish them.

A couple of days after giving birth, Rosie abruptly sat on two of her puppies when they were separated from the puppy pile. When their foster momma, J, went in to check on the puppies and do the night’s “head count” she found two puppies literally under their momma. J jerked Rosie up and checked on the puppies. They seemed okay and startled at first, but then they started going downhill rapidly. Both of these puppies passed away on Thursday night. Our hearts were shattered, but we also knew to expect that we might lose a puppy or two from such a large litter.

Rosie was a bit distraught, but then started focusing on her other puppies again.

On Friday, she plopped down on an entire pile of puppies (4-5 of them). J was in the puppy room supervising and immediately jerked Rosie back up, and redirected her to lay down next to the pups so that they could nurse. The puppies seemed fine and unharmed.

Sadly, we lost another puppy on Saturday morning,

one puppy Sunday night,

one puppy Monday morning,

and one Tuesday afternoon.

Our hearts keep breaking, and breaking, and breaking again.

Our babycakes have been to the vet for checkups and all appear to be fine other than some mild dehydration (treated w/ sub q fluids). Unfortunately, the vet believes that each of the puppies died due to internal bleeding and possibly toxic milk from Rosie. At this point, we are taking ZERO changes. Rosie is officially no longer allowed to nurse the remaining puppies and is only allowed supervised visits with them. Because the puppies are only one week and two days old, they will be handfed by bottle and syringe around the clock for the next two weeks.

I’m sure it goes without saying but along with this heartbreaking news also comes some major bills. Puppy formula (just like baby formula) is not cheap and in the next 2-3 weeks, we’re going to feed our babies as much of it as they can handle. We are aiming for fat, healthy puppies! We have set up a chipin for Rosie’s litter, and encourage you to donate a dollar or two, if you’d like to contribute on behalf of these sweeties:

Any money raised above/beyond their vet bills and formula bills will be put towards vetting these little loves.

Thank you, friends, for sharing in the good and the bad of rescue with us.

It isn’t always easy, but it is always worth it.