Baloo and Jessie update Friday, October 24, 2014
By: Jean Olsen
We can't imagine life without them
Update for all those followers of Jessie and Baloo.
Even though they have only been part of our family for four days, because of their loving personalities, we can't imagine life without them. They fit in like they've been with us for years. We are finding it takes longer to walk through the house now since they are constantly around and go where ever we go. Baloo likes to remind me in the middle of the night that he is still around by pressing his nose against mine followed by a big wet kiss on the face. I certainly can't be mad about his affection. Don't plan on giving one attention without the other wanting equal time. Stepping over Baloo takes a while because he will immediately roll to his back for a belly rub. As you can tell by the pix, they are constant companions. We are so grateful for all of the work NHS does for all of the creatures they care for. We are blessed by the new friendships we now have.
How much Nelly has already changed my life Saturday, October 11, 2014
By: Sheala Greene
How much Nelly has already changed my life
Affectionate dog is a blessing
We adopted Nelly about a week ago. I needed an Emotional Support Animal and we felt that she would do good for me. So far she is a perfect match. She loves to cuddle and get as close to you as she possibly can. She plays with her ball and even brings it back to fetch sometimes. Having Nelly my anxiety level has already gone down. Since I am home alone a lot she has been such a blessing to have.
Snickers Friday, October 10, 2014
By: Jessica Gray
I was looking for a pet but ended up with a great friend
Snickers is the most loving and affectionate cat I have ever met. He truly is my best friend. I'm so blessed to have him.
Brown Dog Checking In Thursday, October 9, 2014
By: Shane Jenson
Thanks for giving me a family!
Hello. This is Brown Dog checking in. In this picture I am traveling to Wisonsin to swim in a lake. My best move is the cannonball. Thanks for giving me a family!
P.S. I am glad mommy has a Suburban.
Bubba, formerly known as Cletus Thursday, October 9, 2014
By: Olivia Wackernagle
Bubba formerly known as Cletus
Prefect addition to our family
We have been looking for a dog for a while and after meeting Bubba, we found the prefect addition to our family. Bubba is very mild-tempered and loves cuddles, he'll even cuddle with our cat. He is amazing with our 5- and 4-year-old children and they love having Bubba around. He loves going on a car ride and feels that he needs to take and pick up the kids at school everyday.
He has already made friends with almost all of the dogs in our neighborhood and has been on several doggie playdates. He loves his walks and his alone time with me but he loves it when we're all together in the backyard playing ball or just snuggling on the couch. He knows that we'll make room for him. I don't rightly know who rescued who at this point. I'm so glad that we brought our Bubba home though.
Our Eagle Has Landed Tuesday, October 7, 2014
By: Jennifer Skibbe
Our Eagle Has Landed
14-week-old Eagle provides new life and infuses play with our 5 year old and our 11 year old
We have an 11 year old, Elliot, that I adopted from NHS in 2003. He was estimated to be 6 weeks old at the time. He came in to my home as the only kitty so he became spoiled. Earlier this year, we combined homes and therefore combined kitties. So Elliot was joined by Bogey, a 5-year-old longhaired talkative kitty. Elliot and Bogey had their moments at first and became very tolerable of each other, almost chummy.
Then about two months ago, Elliot had a stroke. He is now blind in his right eye and much like a person with a stroke, has trouble with his mobility getting going with his right side impaired. Bogey needed him to play more and be more active with him and Elliot just could not any longer. Bogey began to talk to anyone he would hear in the hallway. We decided to adopt a new kitty, a girl, to add to our mix. On Tuesday, September 9th, we walked in to NHS and immediately my boyfriend said he wanted to see Gracelyn, Eagle's name at NHS.
When the volunteer brought her in the room, we were both committed and she won our hearts. Since that time, she has acclimated amazingly in to our family. She keeps Bogey on his toes and keeps him active so he does not feel the need to chat with everyone in the building. Even our old man, Elliot, has warmed up to her and allows her to hang out near him every once in a while. We are so greatful to have her in our family and would not have changed anything for the world.
A 3 year old's best friend Saturday, October 4, 2014
By: Kryssi Laflin
Never believed that the pet picks the owner until I saw my 3 year old with our new cat Pumpkin
My daughter started kindergarten this year and so my son has been at home with me during the day. He will get so lonely and our current cat does not care for all the energy that a 3 year old has to offer. So I took my son to Nebraska Humane Society in search of a new four-legged friend.
When walking through, none of the cats were really catching his eye until we got to the cat alley. We where greated by a very fluffy orange kitty but there was meowing off in a corner. My son went around the corner to find out where that meowing was coming from and there sat the prettiest Tortie just meowing away. When my son got closer to her, she moved right up to him for her to pet him. I just had this feeling she was the one for him. When we went into a room to get a little more private with this kitty, that's when I knew for sure she was it. When the volunteer brought her in, she went right up to my son and rubbed all over him and he would pick her up and she would take it with no scratching or biting. We have now had her home for a few days and she is the most easy-going cat. She had no problems with our current resident and loves to play with my son. Thank you so much Nebraska Humane Society for finding my son his furever friend!
Making Magic All Over Again Friday, October 3, 2014
The real questions is who rescued who?
I adopted this pair of senior dogs two days ago (Oct. 1). They are so sweet and gentle. My beautiful, friendly, and all too trusting German Shepherd, Magic, died from poisoning four months ago. I still haven't confirmed the identity of the person who killed him. I was so full of grief that I retreated from everything and everyone. Yesterday would have been Magic's sixth birthday. I wanted to bring home a brand new German Shepherd puppy until I accidentally happened upon a web page with this pair.
Now my home has Magic all over again. As soon as I brought them home I let them out in my yard. They were hesitant for only a second. Then they began running and jumping for joy like ecstatic little puppies. For intermittent short bursts it was almost like watching a pair of gazelles. They rolled in the grass. Then they repeated their ode to joy dance again and again until they dropped from exhaustion. I gave them new names. Zowie is a nickname for Zauber, the German word for magic. Tana is a nickname I made up for Tanaquil. I had recently seen a documentary about Tanaquil LeClerq. She was an illustrious American ballet dancer who led a tragic life. Her name means "gift of God." It was the name of an ancient Etruscan queen. Magic. Gift of God. That sums it all up. You can scarcely imagine how overwhelming my grief and depression were. I feel it's already lifting now and I'm getting a little more sleep. The dogs sleep deeply and quietly all night long.
They will have a great home for the rest of their lives. The real questions is who rescued who?
Perfect Ending Friday, October 3, 2014
By: Tiffany Berney
Freya is full of beauty and love!
We went to the Nebraska Humane Society to look for the perfect dog. After looking at a few dogs, we didn't feel a connection with any of them ... Then little miss Sabrina walked into the room and we instantly fell in love with her! She is a beautiful, loving, calm, affectionate and well-behaved girl. She is fantastic with our 3 year old and 7 year old, she doesn't jump or bark! She is the perfect addition to our family and we are blessed that we could give this sweet girl a loving forever home!
We changed her name to Freya. Freya is a Greek goddess name that means love and beauty, which is what she is ... full of love! She loves to cuddle and follows me around the house every time I move! Her favorite toys are anything rubber and her bones! She enjoys going for walks and does not pull when on a leash, especially when my 7 year old is walking her. She is so well behaved! She is completely housebroken and has not had an accident, and is fully trusted to be loose in the house when we are not home, as long as we make sure our shoes are put away haha.
Thriving in my new home! Wednesday, October 1, 2014
By: Michele Houser
Jesse loves to play and tussle with her new sibling, Jake
We recently lost our Golden Retriever, Yeller, to cancer. While my husband and I wanted to wait, our 12-year-old Black Lab/Newfoundland was moping around, not eating and definitely sad. Jake had always wanted someone to play, and Jesse fits that to a T! We have for the last 11+ years and continue to support the good works of the Humane Society. Jesse and Jake appreciate living in the country and being able to "hunt" on our twice-daily walks. Jesse is learning the ropes (and boundaries to her new country home) quickly and with so much energy. While we continue to mourn the loss of a really good dog and family member, I know this was a good decision for us all. Thanks to everyone at the NEHS for your patience and help.