Bio: Both Gunner and Stephi were fostered at different times by BSR, and although they were a few years apart for intake, both had similar needs for someone to be there for them and teach them basic manners and obedience. Stephi had had a sad change of circumstances when her former owner's health prevented him from caring for her, while Gunner had been kept outdoors and was tick-infested and lonely for human company. Both ended up being adopted by the same applicant, and below she shares her update.
2019 Update Thanks for the “Gotcha Day” cards for both of my BSR alums. Gunther (previously Gunner) has been with me for 3 years last May. Rosie (previously Stephi) just celebrated one year. Both are thriving and they get along well although Rosie would probably roll her eyes - if she could - at some of her brother’s boisterous antics. Gunther is extremely outgoing and known by some children in the neighborhood as “kissy boy.” He’s never met a stranger, canine or human. Rosie has gained confidence and is a ferocious lizard hunter in the back yard. I also discovered that she, although not totally deaf, is very hard of hearing. It took me a couple of months to figure this out and I’m not surprised that her foster mamma didn’t know. The vet and I suspect that she was born this way and has learned to compensate by keeping a close eye on her humans. Both dogs agree that the beach is the best place on earth and they share a passion for retrieving in the ocean. We are side lined at the moment as Rosie rehabs a hot spot (note the stylish headwear in the photo) but it should be just a matter of a few more days until we get out salt water fix.
Thanks to you and all of the BSR volunteers for introducing me to my best pals. They are truly loved.