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2008 Merry Kerry Rescue Teddy Bear


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Teddy Bear (Formerly Little Blaze), male

From: Janet Joers
Subject: "Little Blaze"--Merry Kerry Rescue Pup
Date: December 13, 2007 11:40:49 AM PST

"Little Blaze," one of the 3-month-old puppies from the Merry Kerry Rescue, was transported all the way from Kentucky to Buffalo, NY by Kathleen & Ron MacFarlane (adopters of Maggie [Rocky Comfort #379] and Cavan). Both have graciously fostered this little boy until his family can pick him up and take him home to the Toronto area.

We wish to thank the MacFarlanes for so generously offering to help this puppy, and Linda Grisley, our Canadian Rescue Director, for finding him a home. Thanks to them, Little Blaze will be home for Christmas!

From: Linda Grisley
Subject: Little Blaze - Merry Kerry Rescue
Date: December 29, 2007 8:42:06 PM PST

Mack & Lucy Cameron in Ontario have adopted Little Blaze – now renamed Teddy Bear.

Teddy Bear, a 3 month old male, left the rescue with Tracy Campanello and was brought to Buffalo, New York area by Kathie & Ron McFarlane who kindly upset their own home to foster him for us. He was a spirited boy right off the bat and we were afraid he would terrorize Kathie’s Maggie and Cavan. Apparently they didn’t try to put him in his place, even though he ran all over them. By the next day, he settled in well.
Mack was actually very excited to receive a spirited pup. Although he was placed with them on a foster-to-adopt basis, just in case, they were committed from the start and had no qualms about adopting. Mack started working with Teddy right away and reports that he is quick to learn and walking well on leash. He’s been groomed to a lovely puppy trim and is enjoying the snow in Ontario.

From: Mack Cameron []
Sent: December-16-07 7:08 AM
To: john@kerryblues; Linda Grisley;
Subject: Teddy Bear, was Little Blaze

Hi folks,

To bring every one up to date on Teddy Bear (Little Blaze). We arrived home in Brooklin Ontario, Canada safe and sound about 4:30 pm Saturday Dec. 15. The trip from Buffalo, New York, to the outskirts of Toronto was bare pavement all the way with the traffic moving reasonably close to the limit. Across the top of Toronto was another story, bumper to bumper at less than 5 mph. The saving grace about bumper to bumper traffic was very little chance for a pile-up. Once past Toronto and into my home turf, the roads were bare pavement again with clear sailing for the last 1⁄2 - 3⁄4 hr. Teddy Bear cried once or twice when he was first in his cage in Buffalo, then settled down for the rest of the trip.

We had a slight delay at the border, -- importing a dog Classification # 0106.19.00.90 (ha ha) pure bread(sic) Kerry Blue. They converted the $50 US rescue value to $50.69 CDN and charged me GST & PST (14%) for a total of $7.10. My treat KBTF.

He learned to sleep in my arms in bed very quickly after a 5 - 10 minute play last evening, and finally did his # 2 twice this morning out in the snow. No accidents in the house yet. We go out every hour or so, sometimes yes more often no # 1.

We just got back from our 1⁄2 hr walk through the neighbourhood. We didn't meet anybody. I guess they were all locked in from the snow. He walked reasonably well on the leash, all over the place though. Well for the first time on a leash, (I think) he did very well. He doesn't fight it at all, chews it a little bit and then gets walking.

Out of focus picture of him in the snow in the back yard enclosed. I'll try to do better next time.

I found out last evening he has Kerry paws, very big Kerry paws that work great in the snow. Tomorrow (Monday 12/17/07) we have a vet appointmant and we'll stop at our groomers on the way home to show him off.

Ron & Kathie; thanks for looking after him till I could get to Buffalo. All the best with your guy & gal. They are beauties.

Linda Grisley, Thanks for everything and especially the chance to foster/adopt Teddy Bear. He'll get all the love and care he can handle in our home.

Mack & Lucy Cameron

December 24/07, Teady Bear Reporting

Hi Everyone;

Just a quick note to let you all know that I have things well under control in my new home. I have trained my new people to let me out for a pee when I go to the door.

The man takes me down stairs to his workshop, but I know how to climb up stairs now, so I don't have to stay with him all the time. I also do a lot of protecting around this house. I like to bark at any of the strange noises around here. That keeps those things away that are making the noise.

They don't celebrate Christmas at this house until Boxing Day. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! If you ever get to Brooklin, come and see me. I am going to be a Big Boy.

Love to all
Teddy Bear & Mack and Lucy

From: Mack Cameron []
Sent: May-05-08 9:10 AM
To: Linda Grisley
Subject: Teddy Boy!

Teddy BoyIt's been sometime since I messaged you about our Teddy Bear. He's now grown into a magnificent 40 lb. Kerry boy. He has also changed his name to Teddy Boy, it's more grown-up.
Even though he has grown up, his 8 mth. old brain is still functioning at the 8mth. level sometimes, especially when he thinks he's a lap dog. At times Lucy & I forget he's still a puppy.

Teddy BoyHe hardly leaves Lucy's side ever. He might come down to the workshop to get a treat but he's got to get back upstairs in case she's not there when he gets there. He guards the bathroom door when she's using the facilities, and sleeps on the floor beside her if she falls asleep on the chesterfield, unless he decides there is room beside her. When she goes out for her smoke, he decides he has to go out at the same time. Jealousy is his middle name. Don't get caught petting Maggie, our Boston. He can wheedle his way in to be sure he gets his pets as well.

We are in our 2nd 10 week class of training. He heels on a lightline on our twice a day walk around town. His stand stay isn't very good, since he would just as soon sit stay, or down stay. Come isn't his favourite command as well.

I was hoping to send a better pics, but it's the best I can do. He has the most beautiful soft wavy silver coat, enhanced by 4 black legs. He probably wouldn't place in a Kerry show, but he's #1 in our hearts.

Best regards
Mack, Lucy, & Teddy Boy

From: Mack Cameron []
Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 12:12 PM
To: Linda Grisley
Subject: 54 lbs of Teddy Boy


Well it was a year yesterday that I went to Buffalo and picked up a 13 lb. Teddy Bear. He's now 54 lbs, a big lad.

He's his Mommy's boy. He won't leave her side and must be touching her at all times. He guards the bathroom door until she comes out, and sits on the window ledge if she happens to go out shopping until she gets home.

He's turned a gorgeous silver colour with a black muzzle, feet and tail. Hope you like the pics.

All the best of the coming New Year to you and yours

The Camerons
Mack, Lucy and Teddy Boy!

Subject: Teddy Boy
Date: August 22, 2010 6:04:04 AM PDT

Our "Little Blaze" who is now Teddy Boy was rescued by me on Dec. 12/07 from an Ohio Puppy mill as described by Linda Grisley. His DOB is shown as Sep 07, 2007.
I've att'd a couple of pics. The first one is the day after he came home to us, the 2nd is this past April at 54 lbs. He's nearly 60 lbs. now, a great Big Boy!

Mack Cameron

From: Mack Cameron <>
Subject: Up date on Little Blaze (Teddy Boy) Dec. 2007 Rescue
Date: December 24, 2011 6:44:22 AM PST

[...]Teddy Boy has grown into a very handsome young Kerry weighing in at over 65+ lbs. now. He is still very much his Mommy's boy, and has to be touching her whenever the situation allows.

We installed an invisible fence around our backyard a couple of years to curb his propensity to see any person or other dog walking by on the front street. He learned very quickly where his limits were, and now most days can go out without his collar on.

He loves his pack runs twice a week with a lady dog walker that takes him and 5 or 6 other dogs to a dog park. He comes home pooped after a couple of hours. His annoying habit of humping every dog he meets has slowed down immensely since an older female lab in his pack run took exception to him, and put him to the floor in the blink of an eye. She drew a little blood, but that healed up very quickly and he is no worse for the beating she laid on him.

He loves when company comes. He thinks everyone is here to see him, and barks very harshly until they give him the treat he thinks he deserves whenever anyone comes to visit.

Kathleen and Ron MacFarlane started him on a very bad habit when they looked after him for a couple of days 4 years ago. They spoiled him with "Cheese Nip" treats. This terrible habit has been allowed to continue to this day, and Teddy Boy wishes to thank them!

The Cameron's
Mack, Lucy, & Teddy Boy



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