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My name is Tori, and I'm a Cocker Spaniel Rescue Alumnus. I was adopted by my foster family on July 1, 2002. I was less than a year old at the time and quite a handful. Over the past six years I've grown, matured and settled into my forever home. My family continues to foster cocker kids, and we've seen a lot of dogs come and go through our house. Some of the foster dogs that have lived with us have been great playmates, while others. . . well, I didn't mind seeing them go. But no matter how good or bad the dog was, the humans in Cocker Spaniel Rescue are always glad to hear about our alumni. The old Success Stories page has gotten stale and outdated, so I think it's time to evolve that page into a site where we can let our on-line community, know what's gone on in the lives of the Cocker Kids that have passed through the Cocker Inn. If you've adopted one of us, let us hear how you're doing. Stories are great and stories with pictures are even better. Don't worry about space. If your story is too long, the webmaster will summarize it and link to (as Paul Harvey would say) the rest of the story.
Let us hear from you! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and it will get to me.
|We got a great letter from Emmilou. She was adopted in 2006 and is doing great. Click this link to read Emmilou's letter and see some photographs.||This is Elphie (formally "Drew") sunbathing after a day at the spa! Adopted in 2010, her family says she's just a delight.|
|Remember Ralph? Ralph checked into the Cocker Inn back in October 2010, and in almost no time at all Ralph had a new forever home. In early May 2011, Ralph sent us a nice letter telling us how good his life has been since his adoption. Click the picture of Ralph's letter to read how he's doing.||
Walkin' in a Cocker WonderlandIt's November. Down in East Texas that means hurricane season is over, football teams are nearing the end of the regular season and the weather is starting to cool down. Of course, cooler weather is a matter of regional perspective.
Regular visitors to this site may remember Guinness, the 3-4 year old red and white male with the bubbly personality who hops into your lap to give lots of great kisses. This East Texas Cocker moved to a new forever home IN ALASKA. November weather is certainly different in his new home, and he loves it!
|Trio got a nice letter from Lisa's mom. Lisa has been a real world traveler! She's moved with her mom from Road Island to the Pacific Northwest and even lived in Ohio. Click this link to read Kimberly's letter and view some pictures of Lisa living the high life!||Here's a picture of Hailey and her Mom out making a new friend. In 2002 Haley was in Cocker Rescue but her foster mom was so taken with her that she adopted Haley as one of her own. Haley and her brothers keep their Mom busy performing at dog shows in the agility, freestyle and rally competitions. They also serve as therapy pets for Faithful Paws. Haley frequently visits hospitals and retirement centers.||We've heard from Bravo, who is now know as Riley. He's really living the life of Riley. Click this link to read the letter from Bravo's new family.|
Just after Christmas 2008, Sassy's Mom wrote us,
"Sassy" came into my life May 2007 from the great folks at East Texas Cocker Spaniel Rescue. Her sweetness and fantastic companionship are just priceless! We moved to northern California a few months ago and Sassy made a wonderful transition. She is just a joy and delight!
It looks like Sassy had a big Christmas, and had to take a post-holiday nap, just like the rest of us.
|Milo is getting along great in his new home and loves his toys.|
To: Cocker Spaniel Rescue
We wanted to send a picture of our "Cocker Kid", Jackson with his success story. Our beloved 14 year old Cocker, Bubba had recently died from Cushing's disease in June 2004. Our 6 year old Cocker, Katie was having a very difficult time being alone since Bubba had been there for her since she was six weeks old. Katie went into depression and nothing seemed to help. She was totally lost without her companion.
A friend suggested we look for another pup at East Texas Cocker Rescue! We dragged our feet as we were not ready for another pup. Our friend came for a visit with a mission in mind - look at www.cockerkids.org website and take a real close look at a boy named Jackson who was 8-9 years old, hard of hearing, stubborn and who can't be trusted near the dining table, food pantry or trash!
To make a long story short, we took a leap of faith. Jackson was delivered
to us by foster Mom, Pat Moore in September 2004. It was truly love at first
sight when Jackson arrived at his "forever" home. Jackson and Katie
immediately took to each other. He is Katie's rock and they now are sharing
a wonderful life together! We could have searched world wide and not found a
more wonderful Cocker and loving companion. Jackson has been a "perfect" fit
in our family.
We would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to all of you at East Texas Cocker Rescue. Jackson has enriched our lives beyond measure. He is truly our special boy! Because of your care and dedication, many Cocker Kids now have "forever" homes.
Sybil Kerry & Lissa Davis