Saturday, October 30, 2010
ONE MORE DAY - OCTOBER 31st - to buy your discount ticket to Misha May's Moment for Mutts at the Mercury Cafe in Denver on November 14th
Fun Fun Fun on this beautiful fall Colorado day, October 30, 2010. Zeb, the Golden Retriever, has been adopted since he was 1.5 years old and is now 11 years old. Valentino, the beagle mix, and Twinkle, the boxer mix, were born in a shelter. They went to a Misha May foster home at 2 days old along with their mom SuzyQ and their 6 littermates. Valentino and Twinkle live with Zeb. Their mom and all of their littermates found fantastic homes too.
Not being able to afford a bird bath didn't stop us! The Misha May doggies donated their kennel cups to the birds for their drinking and bathing. They love dipping into the cups on the top of the fence. As you can see the birds have their own sanctuary in a fenced yard. The dogs are entertained in the adjoining yard, and help keep the squirrels out of the bird food (squirrels have food in the front yard), and the birds safe from neighborhood cats. Win- win-win, well, except for the cats.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Heidi was dropped off at an animal control as a 3 month old pup. They called Misha May Foundation because they wanted to get her help, but knew they could not adopt her out. Heidi seemed a likely candidate to bite someone as she had been pushed beyond her tolerance level. She was so terrified, that she had backed into the corner of the cage, growling and showing her teeth.
As you can see, Heidi has come a long way with time, love, patience and training from a great owner through Misha May's training programs.
You can set a reiki or behavior appointment through email@example.com. You can study training in the Understanding Dogs class or become Reiki Certified as an Animal Practitioner in January, 2011. http://www.mishamayfoundation.org/.
Amy had run out of time at a local shelter. Misha May agreed to pick her up and find a home for her. When we went to get her, she had tested positive for FIV. We took her to her foster and she was adopted very quickly by someone who only wanted one cat. FIV cats can live long and healthy lives. Amy landed very well and is doing great.
Amy is receiving a Reiki treatment from students in Misha May's Reiki Certification as an Animal Practitioner class at Doggie Pause in Englewood. For an appointment for your animal, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To become certified, register for a class beginning in January, 2011.
Corky, a 4 year old neutered male cream tabby, is receiving a Reiki treatment from students in Misha May's Reiki Certification as an Animal Practitioner class at Doggie Pause in Englewood, CO. Reiki treatments for animals can be scheduled at email@example.com . Certification classes will resume in January, 2011. Details can be found at http://www.mishamayfoundation.org/.
Corky is a super friendly, calm, easygoing cat. Since Misha May rescued him from a shelter where he had run out of time, he has never had a moment of unease - well, except when his dinner is late! He is truly a darling who would love to have his forever home soon, even though he can hang out, without worries, with Misha May until that happens.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
News from The Misha May Foundation
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Follow the link for more details: http://mishamayfoundation.org/MISHA_Nov14th_Flyer_v2.pdf
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
"The reason we have ended up with soooo many bones is that I work long hours and so we try at least once a month or so on Saturdays to take her on a "fieldtrip" to the pet store. She loves it. And like a child in a toy store she gets to pick out a bone. In fact, she perfectly understands the words: road trip.....and bone...."
Thursday, October 7, 2010
This class is for Introverts who want strategies, and information. If you have ever felt invisible, overwhelmed, shy, sensitive, or out of place, this class could be very helpful for you.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-239-0382.
Details at http://www.mishamayfoundation.org/events.htm.
It's only the beginning...
Our teacher, Sue, has us begin by using verbal commands and luring with a treat. This is perfect for us since we love the positive approach. Eventually, we'll stop using treats or hand signals, and come to rely on the verbal commands we are BOTH learning, like 'circle', 'rick', 'kick', 'lott', 'wiggle', and 'eight'.
It is really fun to spend this time with my beautiful 11 year old rescued Golden and see him enjoying himself so much. We may get smoother and more adept, but if we don't, so what? I'm in it for the time with him. But I do promise to practice and film again!
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Great food! Pizzas, sandwiches, soups & salads. Many vegetarian and vegan choices. Definitely gluten-free choices as well although they aren't a 'guaranteed kitchen' which some folks require.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Huck was adopted 5 years ago and lives a great life. Recently, his sister Millie passed away. Millie was a great companion for Huck. Being older and more experienced, Millie often set the tone and led the way with skill and wisdom. Huck was deeply affected by this loss of guidance and acted out. In this video, his owner is practicing some techniques to help them stay calm in stressful situations.
They are creating space between them, and potential triggers by 'arcing'. Dogs begin to anticipate this 'game'. They understand that their owner knows they need help feelling safe in order to not react. When Huck hears "Let's arc" he knows to follow his owner to a safer, calmer distance. This relaxes him since he knows what to do.
They are also practicing moving and turning together fluidly. When Huck hears "Let's go" he knows that he will need to pay close attention to his owner because they may move quickly. And it will be fun!
Huck also knows that each time he voluntarily looks at his owner he will be rewarded. He is learning that instead of making bad choices out of fear or ignorance, he can depend upon is owner to guide him.
Huck's life before this home included abandonment, heartworm disease, and most likely being attacked by other dogs. He has hit a difficult time with the loss of Millie but his family is seeing him through.
Contact Misha May FIRST for training, so you won't need us for rescue later. http://www.mishamayfoundation.org/
Jenifer, Sara and Elias
Buddy, Teddy and Sierra received lots of attention thanks to volunteers Ann, Barbi, Diane, Doug, Jenny, Lorraine and Patricia!
Contact us FIRST for training so you won't need us later for rescue. www.mishamayfoundation.org
Classes and in-home behavior programs.
Contact us FIRST for training, so you won't need us later for rescue.
Ginger, the shepherd mix, was adopted through Misha May 5 years ago, joining Sydney, the jester-faced Blue Heeler. She was extremely overweight, depressed and in pain. She acts and feels so much younger, and has a soft beautiful coat. It is wonderful to see the good care she has received, and to know she is enjoying her life.
Blue, the smaller Blue Heeler, joined the family about a year ago. He had run out of time in a shelter when Misha May rescued him. He spent almost 2 years with the organization while they worked on his anxiety and fear issues. He spent time in a boarding facility as well as several foster homes. Blue has settled in, smart dog that he is, and is enjoying the stress free life he always dreamed of. The Misha May video, "BLUE", was about him, but now he is home!
The Misha May Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dog (and sometimes cat) rescue serving Denver. Call us FIRST for training, so you won't have to call us later for rescue. http://www.mishamayfoundation.org/.
Doggie Pause, is a well run dog daycare staffed by trained employees. They also have space for holiday baording. http://www.doggiepause.com/