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Oscar Lets Loose

Last week you saw how my foster bro goes a little crazy sometimes after his bath.  Well did you know that I’ve been known to let loose every once in a while too?  Probably not, since I’m usually so refined. 

But every so often, I just go nuts.  I usually try to do it when nobody is around, because honestly it’s a little embarrassing showing my wild side like this.  But last week, momma caught me…

I mean, it’s a lot of responsibility being such a wonderful foster brother, I can’t be expected to hold it together all the time, now can I?

Oscar’s foster brother, Cooper, is available for adoption! If you’d like to add Cooper to your family, please fill out an adoption application with Agape Animal Rescue.

…and don’t forget to VOTE for COOPER!



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Post-Bath Cooper Crazies

Cooper is such a champ in the bath tub.  He doesn’t love it, but he takes it like a man and let’s us do our thing. 

But when it’s over, this happens:

Happy Friday everyone!

If you’re interested in adding Cooper to your family, please fill out an adoption application with Agape Animal Rescue.

…and don’t forget to VOTE for COOPER!



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How do you sleep like that??

I’m pretty sure that if Cooper somehow managed to fall asleep outside in the rain, he would drown.

This wouldn’t have been nearly as funny if he hadn’t heard the camera, turned to look at me, then go back to snoozing in this position.  This dog, I swear…even in his sleep, he’s a comedian!

PS. The polls are open…don’t forget to Vote for Cooper in Agape  Animals Rescue’s first ever Democracy for Dogs campaign!

Cooper is still looking for his furever family.  If you think you’ve  got what it takes to be Cooper’s People, please fill out an application with Agape Animal Rescue.



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Friday Fun: Caption This!

You guys were so creative and I had so much fun reading you comments on last week’s “Caption This” post, I just had to do it again!

I was looking through old pictures for another fun one, and I found this gem that we took last fall.  This is Oscar playing in our friend’s backyard with our first Agape foster pup, Tucker.

I had almost forgotten how much fun these two used to have together.  So now it’s your turn: what do you think they’re saying?  Leave your comments below, and we’ll share our favorite(s) Monday on our Facebook page

Happy Weekend!

Tucker has found his furever, but Cooper is still looking for his!  If you’ve got enough love for the Coop, please fill out an adoption application with Agape Animal Rescue.



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The Best Day of Their Lives (alternate title: Three Little Pigs)

As it has been previously determined, Cooper is Pig, and Roxie is Piglet. Not to be outdone, over the weekend Oscar reminded us that he will always be King Pig.

We discovered a new dog park over the weekend, and what it lacked in engineering foresight (ahem, horrible drainage planning) it made up for in pure unadulterated joy. 

Three dogs + one muddy dog park + one beautiful sunny day = bliss.

Seriously, I have never seen three happier dogs in my life.  This was our second trip to the dog park in two days, and if I thought they had fun the day before…man, it was nothing compared to this.  We hit the gate and it was like the previous day’s exhaustion had never happened, they were off to the races.  These were “zoomies” on a whole different level – these were Mud Zoomies.

So needless to say, it was Bath Night again, just four days after the last time.  And again, the Sirius Republic collars got a thorough cleaning, this time with a good old-fashioned hand-scrubbing with dish soap.  But man, oh man, it was so worth it!

If you’re interested in providing a Furever Home to Pig or Piglet (sorry, King Pig is taken), please contact Agape Animal Rescue.



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Cooper Being Hilarious

I admit, I’ve had a little trouble finding inspiration for thoughtful, insightful, interesting blog posts lately.  So while I search for it, here is a picture of Cooper being hilarious:

Yep, he’s sleeping like that.

If you want to laugh at Cooper all the live long day, please contact Agape Animal Rescue for inforamtion on adoption.



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Spoke Too Soon

I believe I had mentioned in the past something about Tucker not chewing anything with his vicious chompers that was not a sanctioned canine toy.  Well Tucker has been doing so amazingly awesome that we’ve started experimenting leaving him out of his crate for short periods while we’re out of the house.  something tells me we may have moved to quickly to that step…


Well, we tried.  Looks like it’s back to the crate for you, Sir Tucker!

To adopt the Chompers of Destruction, hide your valuables and fill out an application at Agape Animal Rescue.



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Tucker Sees a Ghost

I’m not sure what other explanation there could possibly be for this Halloween behavior: 

I just hope it’s friendly. 

To adopt this little ghostbuster, fill out an application at Agape Animal Rescue



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Tucker’s Big Adventure

Fully aware that I have been a slacker in the posting department this past week, I’m sharing an old story that I wrote a few weeks ago, but wasn’t sure I wanted to share.  This little event happened the very first weekend Tucker was with us.  At the time, it was a very traumatic experience, and I thought it painted us as horrible, neglectful foster parents.  Looking back, it was really quite funny, and since no harm came of the entire ordeal, I thought what the heck – at the very least it can help Tucker’s future People make sure they’re prepared from the beginning… 

Remember how I’ve shared that Tucker is an escape artist?  Well this weekend he reminded us that you can’t take your eyes of him, even for a moment, if the door is open.  He’s sneaky, he’s curious, and he’s FAST.

This past Sunday morning, as we were about to leave for breakfast, Tucker made a break for it.  The door was open for a split second and out he went, through the yard and up the street and out of view.  My heart literally stopped.  As Foster Dad followed him, at a casual pace as not to lend to the game of “chase,” calling his name cheerfully, I flipped out.  Oscar knew immediately something was wrong as I went tearing to the back of the house to get my shoes, threw them on my feet (not bothering to care that they were from two different pairs), grabbed the leash and the dog treats and ran after Foster Dad.  By the time I caught up with him, we were in the yard of what we call the Cat House, three houses up from ours.  These folks have feline friends in numbers that I can only estimate to be somewhere in the double digits, who come and go as they please through a cat door cut in their front porch.  Well it might as well have been Christmas for Tucker – the smells!  The freedom!  The CATS to chase!!  Looking back on the incident, after my heart re-started, it was absolutely hilarious watching Tuck literally bound like a deer around their yard, chasing after cats he had no prayer of actually catching. 

“Tucker!  Come!” (At this point, Tucker barely responded to his name, let alone “come.”) 

“Want a treat??”  (While Tuck is fully aware of what freeze dried liver is, and that he LOVES it, he certainly did not know it as “treat.”)

While he was distracted by the felines we thought we might have a shot of catching him, but he saw us and turned on his little paw and bounded off towards the back of their house, and over a drop off in their back yard to the street behind our house.  At this point, I am FREAKING OUT – he’s gone for good, no one will ever be able to catch him, we’re going to get black balled from our rescue’s foster list, ultimate foster fail. 

Foster Dad, thank GAWD, kept a clear head.   In situations like this when I am a complete basket case, I respond best to direct orders, so when he turned to me and said, “Go get the car!” I jumped to action.  I took off running in my mis-matched flip flops.  I ran to the house to grab the car keys and back to the front porch.  Thinking twice, I turned around to grab Oscar to bring him along, thinking maybe he could entice Tucker back to us.  Like I said, Oscar knew something was wrong, so he obediently sat while I clipped his collar and leash on him with shaking hands, and ran with me to the car.  Now Oscar doesn’t really care for the car all that much – while he’s very athletic and can leap to the top of a picnic table from a stand still, the back seat of my Accord poses a huge challenge for him.  Not today – jumped right inside, and I made a mental note to reward Oscar with the biggest peanut butter stuffed Kong he’s ever seen if we successfully get Tucker back in one piece.

By the time I got Oscar in the car, Foster Dad had gotten back too and jumped in the drivers’ side.  The Hollywood driving outta him I saw that morning was nothing short of impressive.  We tore around the block to the street behind our house, to where we had last seen Tucker disappear to.  Foster Dad spotted him darting between two houses.  We pulled into their driveway, tires squealing, he jumped out and ran to the back yard while I grabbed Oscar.  When we got to the back of the house, there was Tucker, having the absolute time of his life.  As soon as he saw Oscar he ran right up to us – Foster Dad gave him a treat and scooped him right up. 

The entire ordeal couldn’t have lasted more than 10 minutes, but it felt like hours, and definitely took at least a year off my life.  Thankfully, Tucker got home safe, and perhaps this little event will help Tuck’s People to always remember to guard the door with your life – Tucker’s might depend on it!

To adopt this little Houdini, please contact Agape Animal Rescue.




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Dreamin’ of Furever

Tucker completely zonked out after his big day on Saturday.  Here he is, dreaming of…hmm…probably meeting his furever family and giving them lots of kisses.

To adopt Tucker, visit Agape Animal Rescue.


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