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PAWSITIVELY A YEAR WE WILL NEVER FORGET! WARM WISHES AND DOGGIE KISSES FROM THE 2020 BUDDIES!
“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary jobs into blessings.” (William Arthur Ward)
2020—a year plagued with unrest, uncertainty, unhappiness. Yet, through the darkness, 2020 is a year that has brought to light so very much in life. It has given all of us a genuine appreciation of the simplest past times like going to school (crazy we know!), going out to dinner, going to Target without a face covering, gloves, wet wipes, and Lysol spray, going to a concert or your child’s sporting event, or simply going to the bathroom knowing that if the toilet paper ran out, you’d have at least 2 Costco packs in the garage! We have learned the power of positive perspective, being kind to ourselves and others, not wanting the bigger but realizing what we already have is even better, and that an attitude of gratitude brings great things! With that being said, our hearts are overflowing with endless gratitude and the deepest thanks for each and every one of you. Because of your continued support through fostering, adopting, transporting, donating, and simply sharing our Buddies on social media and with family and friends, we were able to continue saving sweet lives amidst a global pandemic
“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” (Alan Watts)
During such a different and challenging year, during a year full of such extreme change, we knew we had to turn up the tunes and get to dancing (socially distanced of course) in order to continue to be the change we wanted to be in the lives of Bostons in need. Although we did not have as many dogs come through Boston Buddies proper as in years past, we all came together, from near and afar, and put people together to ensure we had all of our Boston bases covered. Our director, Rachael, has always offered medical and behavioral advice and vet and trainer referrals to owners contemplating surrender (or anyone in need). But this year it seemed we had more owners open to listening, willing and wanting to work through any concerns to keep their fur babe in the family (so AMAZING)! We posted more Boston Terriers in shelters to our Boston Buddies social media pages which led to more adoptions directly from the shelter. Instead of having owner surrenders come through Boston Buddies, we arranged for surrendering owners and adopting families to come directly together and have set up more owner to owner adoptions than ever before. We are richly blessed by the beautiful souls who have opened their hearts and homes to fostering the few Buddies needing some extra TLC this year before finding their furever families. We take pride in providing a safe haven to any Boston, no matter the condition presented, and we truly could not provide the care we do without the generous donations made by so many of you. With the cancellation of the Boston Tea Party and all Holiday parties, our fundraising coordinator, Hereta, pulled out all of the virtual stops and held several successful online auctions and an awesome virtual Holiday Boutique. We also put a large focus on updating our website and online forms —a small pawsitive of having some extra downtime while working from home!
With souls full of humble gratitude and hearts exploding with joy, we here at Boston Buddies wish each of you a very blessed Holiday Season full of health, happiness, sparkle, sunshine, kindness, and endless Boston Terrier kisses.
Our Buddies are furever grateful.