Tuesday, October 1, 2013


And Deli (now Ruby) and Hubbard and Zuke and Nugget and Summer and Acorn and Patti and Peanut and Pumpkin - aka The Butternut Squash Kids (or Lucy Loo's pups).


Major had to send me an email to remind me he is three years old today - shame on me for not remembering!  And he is in training with his dad as a St. John's Ambulance Therapy Dog, preparing to bring happiness to people in assisted living situations.  What a great vocation for an SPCA alumni.

Wow - three years since those little tiny wiggle butts appeared courtesy of their butternut squash mama. What a fostering experience THAT was! If you missed those posts, here's the post of the day they were born  (well, actually the day after, as the day of their birth was rather - um - busy!), and here's the post the day they left.

And this one is Major Bo's own very, very, very special story. Have your kleenex ready. It is quite possibly my favourite story on the whole blog.

I smile every time I think of those pups, and I hope they are all doing well - and Lucy too, of course!

Lucy, two weeks before delivery -
the shape of a Butternut Squash

Pups on their Birth Day.

Major Bo at about six weeks old
(c) Jean Ballard 2010

Major Bo January 2013
(c) Jean Ballard 2013

They are always in my heart.


Caroline A said...

I was just thinking of them yesterday and meant to ask you if you had ever heard from the other little squashes.
3 already? Hard to believe.
Happy birthday Squash gang!

georgia little pea said...

I had to read. Bo's story again and you were right about the Kleenex. Sadly, there's none here so I had to use toilet paper.

I love the picture of butternut Lucy! She looked ridiculously comfy for a dog about to pop.

Dawn said...

It was meeting Lucy at the SPCA that led me to your blog, Jean. Bo's story is so special; I am glad you were able to stay connected and even meet!