Miles & Brocky
In August 2004, after loosing two Irish Setters within three days of each other, we decided to adopt a Spinone. I got on the internet and stared making calls, Tino who wouldn’t hunt, came via a breeder in PA joined our family on September 4, 2004. A great little puppy at only 6 months old, he is our best pal, ends up he has water on the brain and epilepsy, that just makes him that much more special. He is shy and likes to stay home, and so do I!!! Tino loves to swim every day in his very own pond.
We had made a few more phone calls and it ended up Sam a male was in OH and needed a home, he was one of 10 and being kept outside. He arrived on 9/19/04 at age 6, a great looking boy, who came with ear problems, but we were used to that having had Irish Setters. He had his ear surgery and just loves his life on the farm.
Then on October 2, 2004, we got a call that Phil has said he would take Tiramisu? Who? Oh yes, about a month or so ago, Tara, a Bracco Italiano, age 10, needed a home, we said at the time, we already had adopted our Italian, but if she needed help we could take her. So, her comes Tara, a sweet older lady, we tried to find her a home, but at her age, we decided she could stay with us.
We got a call from a shelter in NY on May 18, 2006, a Spinone was there. Phil drove to meet Massimo. I let him know that we could contact rescue to place him, but after that 2 hour drive home and those Spinone eyes, Massimo stayed with us. He had ear troubles in both ears and also had the surgery done. He is age 6, and just a very special boy, one who does nothing wrong.
Another call came November 26, 2006, two girls in PA needed help. They were being kept with 10 dogs and were fighting with the other dogs there. We drove and picked up Gina and Bingo. They both needed to be spayed. They took some work, were very scared and growling at people. Bingo was only a year old and Gina was just 2 years old.
On November 23, 2007, another Bracco graced our lives. He was at a shelter in MA and Chris Zaberto and Irene drove him to us on his four state adventure. He is supposedly age 7, his owner went into the hospital and was unable to keep him. He needed to loose some weight, which was easy here on the farm. He makes our 7th Italian and we do have 13 dogs now, many over age 10, they are all the love of our lives and make us laugh every day. He loves to tear up toys and can always be found with Tiramisu.
We lost Tara in December 2009, so in February 2010 Miles, a male age 6 came to live with us from Washington, DC. He had a skin condition, now cleared and seizures, we are working on those with acupuncture. Then, in July 2010, Minnie from GA female age 5, needed a new home and she joined our family, she was treated for heart worm and is doing well here with us, such a sweetheart!
We lost Miles in September, 2010 on a Friday and on that following Monday, Duce, a male Bracco, age 6, is in NJ and needs a new home, how can that possibly be? His family lost their job and home and had a young child to care for, we are adopting Duce and keeping him in NJ, so they can visit him.
Mario joined our family in December 2011. He was in NJ and the folks have his mother and couldn't keep him. He is just a year old and a great addition to our family.
We ended up adopting another dog named Gina, she is just what the doctor ordered and arrived on July 29, 2012. She became a therapy dog and is just the best dog ever!
Rocco needed a new home due to being too much for his family with four children, he came to us on March 26, 2013 and it ends up he is Mario's brother, sure is a small world.