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In Which Tofu is Adopted and Lives Happily Ever After

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Part 1: Tofu the Baby Husky

Part 2: Tofu the Baby Husky Continues to Recover

Part 3: In Which Tofu is Adopted and Lives Happily Ever After


Those Ears!

Say a prayer for the foster families.

Foster families love with their whole hearts knowing if they do not adopt, they send their charge to their new home with a piece of their very own heart and their spirit imprinted on that little being, giving him or her the tools they will need to thrive, but at a very deep cost.

Worthwhile, but deep.

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Becky with Tofu

Say a prayer for Becky, the foster Mom of Tofu, who has loved with her whole heart and sent Tofu to his new home with a piece of her very own heart and her spirit imprinted on him, giving him the tools he will need to thrive.

And he is indeed thriving.

Would you like to see more pictures?

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Tofu with Becky’s Daughter, Hailey

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Tofu and his foster Mom Becky Christ and adoptive Mom Diana Nyffeler

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Tofu was finally able to come in for wellness care – like a normal puppy!

Please support the rescue group who saved Tofu’s life, Taysia Blue Husky and Malamute Rescue. We cannot say enough good things about this group!

In a neat small-world twist that often happens in the world of Pet Savers, the members of the family who adopted Tofu, Diana and Warren Nyffeler, are wonderful Taysia Blue Husky and Malamute Rescue volunteers, AND their other amazing dog Tay was also adopted from Taysia Blue Husky and Malamute Rescue!

I remember when Jackie Roach found Tay at the Nebraska Humane Society as a (literally) mangy, scrawny puppy and asked me if she should take a chance on him. YES. Always yes! Sometimes it is good to have friendships in which you do not balance each other – Jackie and I will always bet on the underdog – ha! And now Tay is a big, gorgeous dog (with fur!), and Tofu is his new baby brother. Yay! We could not ask for a better family for Tofu. Good puppies happen to good people.

On Tuesday, May 12, 2015, we started puppy vaccinations and discussed Tofu’s wellness care from here out, including finishing treatment for neospora and more acupuncture with Dr. Jones.

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Tofu was so happy to see all his friends again!

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He told Trey all about his new home!

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He is such a little entertainer!


Home with Mom


Tofu’s adoption was just finalized this week!


Completely, 100% Healthy with No Mobility Issues!

He is walking, running, playing and doing stairs – a normal puppy.

MORE Pictures…

Photos of Becky, her daugher Hailey and Tofu taken by Michael Roach of Michael Roach Photography


Tofu and his Forever Family – Diana and Warren Nyffeler and dog-brother Tay

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Nebraska Humane Society Walk for the Animals 2012

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Happy Anniversary, Us

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Not US, that is in June.

We had ten year old girls spend the night last night and they were sugared, caffinated and completely wound up.  I closed our bedroom door at 2 am because I could not sleep.  It muffled the chaos but did not silence it.  I must have slept some because we woke up four hours after I shut the door realizing Max the Cat had peed on our bed.  I suppose it seemed like the second best option since he could not get out to get to his litter box.  Do not judge him too harshly – It is only the second time in two decades that he has done that.  I am up (and showered, laundry running – not by choice).  And the kids are STILL wound up and yelling.

Remember when Jodi said this?

“Any day you can say, ‘At least no one peed on me,’ is a good day.”

Even so, today I woke up in a good mood.  Today is a good day.

I have been officially working at Gentle Doctor Animal Hospitals for one year today.  It is my favorite job I have ever had.  (Dr. Munger – working at Companion Animal Veterinary Hospital is ALSO my favorite job I have ever had.  Yeah, it’s that good.)

One year and ten days ago, I called Dr. Bashara and asked if I could come work with him.  I called three hospitals, including one where a classmate works.  Her boss offered me a job too.  I knew it was a great hospital also, and I would love working there with her.  I said, “Anne I really think I would love working at Gentle Doctor.”  She said, “I know Pete.  I really think you would too.”  We were right.  I told Pete during a working interview before he offered me a job that I would like to retire from his company.

Do you see all the extroversion in this story so far?  All of what is for me reckless, crazy, dangerous behavior??  Pete, if you are online reading this :) stop here.  I don’t want you to know that…

I was desperate.  I was wounded.  I was done with working in veterinary medicine.  I told Russ that I was going to call the three hospitals I knew from growing up in Omaha were awesome, follow through wherever that led, and then basically come home, curl up and recover.  Then start over in a new direction.

I am so glad I was wrong.  I was also wrong about there being only three hospitals in Omaha that are awesome.  There are way more.  Apparently, it is the norm in veterinary medicine?  Now I remember!  I did start over in a new direction, but it is within the career and calling that I love.

I know things could change.  I know I may not retire from this hospital.  I hope it lasts, and things are truly great here, but no matter what, my love of veterinary medicine and my faith in leadership have been restored.  And for me, that is huge.

I know (as you may recall, I needed to remind myself at the beginning of this year) that James said THIS…

Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.  Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow.  What is your life?  You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”  James 4:13-14

But remember too that Jesus said THIS…

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own.  Matthew 6:34

Thank you friends and family.  Even good stress is stressful, and you have walked right beside me through all the emotions of this past year.  Thank you coworkers.  I love working with you, and you have become dear friends (yeah, you!)  Thank you clients for coming with me, and thank you new clients for making me feel like I have been here forever.  It’s been a good year.