Help get those dog tails wagging and those cats purring by attending Orphans of the Storm®’s Annual Benefit Dinner, Wags and Whiskers. It’s this Tuesday, April 9, at 5:30 p.m. I hope to see you there!

Norman the two-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix is a happy boy. I haven’t walked such an attentive dog in a long time! Norman likes to check in often with the person on the other end of the leash. Sometimes he stopped and looked up at me to get a reassuring pet, and sometimes he’d just look over his shoulder at me as he walked. He can pull a bit when he’s excited, but for the most part he’s a nice walking companion.

Orphans of the Storm Dogs: Norman 1

Norman checking in

Norman is also affectionate. He joined me on the bench a couple times and gave me some doggy kisses. He enjoyed exploring the off-leash run but wasn’t particularly interested in playing fetch. Norman does well with other dogs and goes to play group often. He was even enlisted to help a new puppy learn appropriate play group manners. Come in soon to see if Norman is the pooch for you!

Orphans of the Storm Dogs: Norman 2

Norman investigating a toy

Sox the eight-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix is a super-sweet girl. Any time I knelt down to her level or she hopped up next to me on the bench, she covered my face in doggy kisses. Sox is also an excellent walking companion. She didn’t pull on the leash at all during our walk around the woodland preserve and was happy to walk at whatever pace I went.

Orphans of the Storm Dogs: Sox 1

Sox is very appropriately named, with her four white socks

Sox loves toys, especially stuffed animals. She can happily keep herself occupied by tossing the toys in the air and gently chewing on them. She liked having at least two toys to alternate between. Sox is looking for a special, caring home. She was diagnosed with mammary malignancy when she arrived at the shelter, but her prognosis is good and she still has time to warm up someone’s heart and home. If you’re looking for a lovable senior, come in soon to say hello to Sox!

Orphans of the Storm Dogs: Sox 2

Sox preferred the hedgehog, but the lamb was fun too

I also saw Barney, Big Boy, and Daisy.

And here are this week’s play group participants:

Play group 1: Brutus, Elijah, Hamilton, Huckleberry, Jack, John Boy, Lolabell, Luna, Maggie, Maya, Norman, Peepers, Pippa (Gia), Pony Boy, Prince, Quinn, Sasha, Trent, Whizzer, and Wombat.

Orphans of the Storm early April Play Group 1

We’ll need to add more puppy pools as the weather gets warmer! Elijah, Jack, and John Boy enjoying a break (with Sasha, Quinn, Maya, Jax, Huckleberry, Trent, and a couple others in the background)

Play group 2: Apollo, Elijah, Gracie, Hamilton, Huckleberry, Jack, John Boy, Luna, Norman, Pippa (Gia), Pony Boy, Quinn, Sasha, and Trent.

Orphans of the Storm early April Play Group 2

What a group! Jack, Maggie, Luna (?), Huckleberry, Pippa, Jax, Brutus, Trent (?), Sasha, and Elijah

Play group dogs who I haven’t profiled yet included Bodie, Cocoa, Jax, Mr. Brown, Polli, Rose, Rufus, Tiger, Tootsie, and Whiskey.

Orphans of the Storm early April Play Group 3

John Boy, Jack, Huckleberry, Sasha, Maggie, Quinn, Elijah, Pippa, and Jax

6 responses »

  1. […] the Heeler (who just wants to spend all of his time snuggling with you), John Boy, Pony Boy, Sox, and YoYo […]

  2. […] Daisy, Elijah, Gia (Pippa), Huckleberry, John Boy, Karla, Maggie, Polly, Pumpkin, Sasha, Sawyer, Sox, and Whizzer, as well as not-yet-profiled dogs Amadeus, Baby Girl, Bach, Bart, Billy, Chance, […]

  3. […] Sox the eight-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix. Sox is a sweetheart. She loves to give doggy kisses and will happily join you wherever you’re sitting. Sox also loves toys, especially stuffed ones, and will proudly carry one around or toss it in the air and chase after it. Sox attends play group but mostly keeps to herself, so she would probably be most comfortable as the only dog in her new home. Sox has had a few mammary tumors removed and will probably need future monitoring, but that doesn’t slow her down. […]

  4. […] also saw Blush, Chance, Sox, and Turbo (who is talkative in his kennel, but really calms down once he’s out on the trail […]

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