I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.

For me they are the role model for being alive.

~ Gilda Radner

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I believe in angels, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and unicorns.. Just name it, I now believe!!!

Or The (late) Weekly Berner Report (July 3 - July 14)

I've been working on a post since Monday, but I just can't stand it any more.

I know you will share my joy when I introduce you to Alfy's new sister, Sophie!

I've got a story full of willing rescue organizations and amazing people that I will tell over the next few days, plus Alf's progress report (yes! he's jumping in the car to go for a ride, now!)

I split my day between crying with happiness over Alf's good fortune and feeling bad for myself and Stumpy for how much we are going to miss our boy. I KNOW, without reservations, that this is THE PERFECT home for Mr. Alphonso Bernard Jacob Scout Billy Bob Berner. Ha! Stumpy and I should be so lucky to be adopted into a home like this!

And look, here's Alf, as brave as can be in the back of the pick-up, for the first time! That smile tells me this whole time he was just in it for the hotdogs!

No, sillies! Of course he won't ride back there without protection (or at all) It's a confidence booster and a trust builder.

Here's a video of Alf riding in the car.

Our breakthrough came when we were out for our 3rd short ride and some bunnies and quail ran down the road in front of us. All of a sudden Alf figured out that the truck was a critter chasing machine! You could almost see the light go off in his head!

The Berner (now known as Alphonso Bernard Jacob Scout Billy Bob Berner)is/was a semi-feral dog trying to survive in the Mohave Desert.He's ready for his new home and will be delivered there shortly

If you're a new visitor to our blog, the Berner's story can be read in the posts listed below, in chronological order. Updates are posted on Saturday.

#1 Who's been sitting in my chair?
#2 Runnin' with the big dawgs
#3 There's a Berner in my living room!
#4 He's everywhere!
#5 He's gone
#6 The Berner: coming and going
#7 Berner News
#8 The Weekly Berner Report (March 28 - April 3)
#9 The Weekly Berner Report (April 3 - April 10)
#10 The Weekly Berner Report (April 10 - April 17);
#11 The Weekly Berner Report (April 17 - April 24)
#12 The Weekly Berner Report (April 24 - May 1)
#13 The Berner (aka Alphonso Bernard Jacob Scout Billy Bob Berner) Report: May 1 - May 8
#14 The Weekly Berner Report: May 8 - May 15
#15 The Weekly Berner Report: May 15 - 22
#16 The Berner Report: May 22 - May 29
#17 The Weekly Berner Report: May 29 - June 5
#18 The Weekly Berner Report: June 5 - 12
#19 The Weekly Berner report: June 14 - 19
#20 The Weekly Berner Report: June 27 - July 3 (Experts weigh in, please)


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Mom is making THAT face -

AND her eyes are doing THAT thing they do -

Khongrats to all -

Dang he looks like a pro riding shotgun now!

We khan't wait to read more!


Sandra said...

So you are teasing. Let us know, where is he going? Inquiring minds want to know.

Anonymous said...

OMD! OMD! OMD! I'm just wiggling and waggling with happiness all over! I'm so very much proud of him for being so brave and so very much happy for him that he founds his Most Perfect Home That Ever Was! Thank you, thank you for helping him along his journey.

Joyful wiggles & wags,

Wyatt said...

Oh happy day Alfy! Where are you going? Who is Sophie? C'mon, We want to hear about your new furever home!!!! :)

Wyatt and Stanzie

Sam said...

Oh god - I have tears in my eyes! She is gorgeous! He is lucky! YOU are amazing!!!

Life With Dogs said...

Oh hell I'm getting all sentimental. I'm going to miss the weekly report!

WoofWhinnyWhisper said...

Congratulations on a job well done! Being a guardian angel is tough work, but you've done well =) I know you will be sad to see him go just as we will miss seeing his progress on the blog but you have mucho karma points my dear! You know this wonderful dog would have died without you.

Well done dear one, well done.

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Khyra, I'm doing the leaky thing, too. and have been for days!

Sandra, patience my dear, I'm working on it!

Mayzie, Its been my pleasure and an honor to be able to help Alf.

Wyatt, Sophie is the GORGEOUS Bernese Mountain dog who will be sharing her home with Alf.

Sam, I'm not so amazing, but my faith in the beans has been restored by some amazing people.

LWD, Alf's new family has told me they will us updated and unindated with photo's and adventures.

WWW, I', pretty sure it's another case of "who rescued who!"

Anonymous said...

You are such a HUGE Tease!
I am not supposed to be online the rest of the weekend (long weekend) but now I have to find a way to get back here and learn more.
This is fantastic and a little tearful.

T said...

I'm smiling from ear to ear, and happy tears!!!:))))
Be sure to give him lots of hugs and kisses from me, please!!

Brenda's Arizona said...

We have been bouncing up and down since reading that Alfie has a new home! My heart is heavy for you and Stumpy, learning all over to be without him. But hurrah! Good job in raising such a beautiful friend. (Thanks for missing me - not heatstroke, but Meniere's disease. Still not fun)

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

OMD,we are so glad we didn't do the mark all as read thing or we would have missed the joy of this post. Bittersweet but so happy. We know how much you have given to this dog, it will be hard to let go, but you can do so knowing he will never ever forget what you have done for him. Congrats!!!

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

OH we know how much you are going to miss Alfy. We know you found him a great forever home.. Now you can take your little trip and know he is safe..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Dogsmom, I really meant to post the whole story. but it was taking to long to get it right!

T, Seriously, I don't know if I can manage to squeeze in one more hug or kiss onto his squishy, kissable self. If I can, it's got your name on it!

Brenda, We're bouncing right along with you!

Ack! My sister has Meniere's. It's taken a looooooong freaking time to get to a point where it's managed with some success. You're in my prayers!

OP Pack, bitter sweet? Yes, for quickly passing seconds. All it takes is a second to realize that Alf is going to be living a life most of us only dream of!

Heelers, Our Mr.B is definitely going to be living happily ever after.

tula monstah said...

WOOTIE WOOT! Alfie's got a home! you're hard work, perserverance and luv (and hot doggies) paid off!

luv the photo of stumpy & alfie in the truck:)

big kissies,

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Tula, Alf's new home is the stuff dreams are made of!

Pat Wahler said...

I am so excited for Alfie! Truly a prayer answered!


Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Pat, MANY, MANY prayers answered!

Calsidyrose said...

CONGRATS! And what all the others above have said! I just love a happy ending! Can't wait for the details!