SparkPeople Boston Terrier Lovers Team Messageboard This group is for those who love Boston Terriers. SparkPeople Boston Terrier Lovers Team Messageboard 2018 Here we are in a new year - and I sit and watch the snow and wind and the news - <BR> reading a new book DARK MATTER and can't put it down - also helping take decorations down - How about getting this site started again - <BR> altho my precious Sasha has died - I am still needing a Boston group !! <BR> <BR> What are you desiring for 2018 ? <BR> What have you done to get the year started? <BR> Have you made resolutions or goals? <BR> <BR> Once again I have put together my yearly no... Thu, 4 Jan 2018 13:06:50 EST Successes and Challenges Success - met some new people last night at Brownies - mom's and grandma's - Love going to scouts with sweet granddaughter - such a great program - They serve dinner before and even have day care for those who wish to drop the young ones off so adults can have an hour of errands or simply talking - In October there will be a Bible class for any adult who wants to go while kids are in scouts - <BR> <BR> Success - having great meals prepared by my DD <BR> <BR> Challenge - weight - gained a b... Thu, 7 Sep 2017 11:21:12 EST May 2017 - 31 day challenge <img src=""> <BR> <BR> New Month and I feel like I just started the last month - finally I have a handle on things so I guess last month was a prep month <BR> <BR> I am sticking to less sugar - this month I will allow i spoon of it a day - since last month I ended up gaining stuffing my face so I would not go for sugar - whole foods etc <BR> <BR> exercise - since I am packing and cleaning out every nook and cra... Mon, 1 May 2017 16:08:48 EST 30 day challenge - PUSHING YOUR LIMITS here it is -This is a push yourself challenge - and you can do it - DAY 1 <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> 1. pick one thing you want to do or give up for 30 days - I picked giving up sugar - I am adding doing tail chi each morning as well - so I guess that is 2 things ! <em>403</em> <BR> <BR> 2. get on this site and post each day how you did - accountability really works - we need each other - <em>361</em> <BR> <BR> 3.lift up others doing the challenge - <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> 4. ch... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 13:05:47 EST SELF CARE - F. L. Y. First Love Yourself !! <BR> <BR> name one thing you did for YOU today - <BR> <BR> Sat, 1 Apr 2017 11:53:04 EST Reaching New Heights - 2017 HAPPY NEW YEAR - <BR> let's make this the year of rising to new heights - reaching out and grabbing the good and positive for our minds and bodies - <BR> <BR> RISE - REACH - GRAB - this is going to be a great year ! <BR> <BR> so-- stop using the Moving Forward in 2016 and start on REACH .. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 2 Jan 2017 13:46:19 EST NIGHT EATING CHALLENGE Some of us are having trouble with night eating - whether due to boredom - stress - cravings - hunger - you name it - so here is a challenge to hold us accountable - I know that for 2 nights I do better knowing that I have to report in - <BR> <BR> <BR> what tips do you have for controlling night eating?? <BR> What goal are you setting ? <BR> <BR> <BR> I have found in the last 2 days that ice water helps me - also waiting 30 min after dinner and have a "desert" - meaning a few grapes or ... Fri, 5 Aug 2016 13:48:12 EST Eat and Exercise I've named this "Eat and Exercise" because I just read a book called "Eat and Run" by Scott Jurek. He is an ultra runner who follows a vegan diet. I feel this encompasses what we are trying to do. Eat for better health so we can run (walk, bike, garden, play with the grandkids, etc). Mon, 1 Aug 2016 12:12:10 EST Exercise Fun Come join us as we "walk" from Los Angeles, California to New York City, NY! <BR> <BR> Report the minutes you exercise each day (or report weekly if it's easier) and we'll "walk" together from the West coast to the East coast. <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Aug 2016 11:55:00 EST Moving Forward in 2016 <BR> HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!! Let's make it the best ever ! <BR> <BR> The winner for this year's theme is --- Moving Forward in 2016 <BR> <BR> Today I will start my year by figuring out what I want 1 year from today to look like - How do I want to move forward - What do I have to do to move forward - <BR> <BR> actually today I simply want to rest and read - even tho fireworks are illegal here - seems to me that some neighbor had a ton of them and for almost 2 hours loud banging kept going... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 12:30:36 EST YOUR WORD 2016 For all who pick out yearly words - this is for you <BR> And for those who want to give it a try - <BR> <BR> I pick a word each year - This year my word is FIERCE - I intend to live life to its fullest - be fiercely creative - - Of course I also intend on being fiercely kind-hospitable- FIERCE can be applied to anything including fiercely gentle - I am expecting some fierce magic this year bu fiercely taking care of myself - <BR> <BR> so here is the point - <BR> <BR> if you have a wor... Sun, 20 Dec 2015 13:58:08 EST 2016 theme ideas OK - It is time to start thinking about the 2016 new thread - so we are open to suggestions for our new year - Here are a few to start with <BR> <BR> Healthy New Me <BR> Fierce and Fabulous <BR> <BR> Jot down whatever idea you have - I will post them all - and we will vote - <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 15 Dec 2015 15:52:39 EST Spark Tracker any one else have the spark tracker? I just got mine recently and its really helped me realise how little i was actually active sure i was going to the gym 3 days a week or more but during the day ive been a lazy bum! Tue, 12 May 2015 17:35:00 EST Thoughts on Nutrition Baba was interested in the handout I provided for my class on nutrition so I thought I'd start a thread and post it here. I plan to post things here as I find them. <BR> <BR> I have been on a grand journey and found a whole movement out there that promotes health and vitality. I trust the people and what they teach because so far everything I have tried has improved my life. <BR> <BR> I know not everyone agrees with what to eat and what not to eat, but I encourage all of you to look at wh... Tue, 12 May 2015 16:25:27 EST I REALLY LOVE _______ I REALLY LOVE spring flowers. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:34:17 EST What's cookin" a spot for ideas and recipes and all things good - What are you cooking today?? <BR> <BR> black bean burgers - easy from scratch recipe <BR> swiss chard with orange <BR> <BR> for freezer made blueberry pancakes - <BR> <BR> Sun, 4 Jan 2015 17:53:59 EST NEW YEAR - NEW ME WE have a winner for our 2015 theme !!!!!!! <BR> <BR> NEW YEAR - NEW ME <BR> <BR> What are your plans to make a NEW ME the NEW YEAR ?? what are your challenges ? <BR> Let's get started ----- <BR> <BR> <BR> It is snowing here - really a surprise since reports said there would not be snow until Sunday - so I guess there will be shoveling to do <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 2 Jan 2015 13:17:48 EST Happy New Year I just wanted to take a minute to wish every one a Very Happy New Year, may 2015 be the best yet. <em>408</em> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 08:05:13 EST 2015 Theme ideas thought it would be easier to just have a thread for our ideas to name the 2015 theme - can't wait to see what you all think of !! <BR> <BR> so far - <BR> <BR> New Year - New Me <BR> <BR> Me Lean in 2015 <BR> <BR> I'm melting - MELTING ! <BR> <BR> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 15:21:18 EST Good good news! I just found out I am pregnant with #2 :) Gunnar is 2 years old now. We didn't have to do ivf! We got pregnant at home. And I'm still nursing him down for naps and bedtime! It's a little amazing miracle. <BR> I'll try and check in more often! Love y'all! Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:08:04 EST How did I not search for this group before?! I am a proud momma to Bingley, an almost 4 year old Boston Terrier. We live in the New Jersey suburbs outside of Philadelphia and he gets to come to work with me every day. I've been on SparkPeople for almost 3 years, and I just started maintaining after reaching my goal on August 29th. <BR> <BR> Nice to meet you all! Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:17:34 EST October Challenge Hi Everyone, hope you are all doing well. <BR> <BR> In an effort to get back on track I have decided to join in a work challenge called "Wintober". The challenge is simple starting on Oct 1 thru to Oct 31 we are to track daily our amount of walking we have done each day, then they will total all the people here at our VA against other VA's. <BR> <BR> So I thought why not see if anyone is interested in posting daily how many MINUTES you walked and then total at the end of the month to see... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:12:25 EST Shekirk of Joy Hey, all! I wanted to start this new sticky in honor of our amigo. I challenge everyone to find their 'shekirk of joy' each and every day...even if it is just one small thankful. <BR> <BR> My zumba class is doing a 21 day KARMA cleanse, which I am participating in . . .it has kinda fizzled with my zumba class, but I'd like for us to try it . . . <BR> Day 1 - with pen/paper - not technology - create a list of 20 things you are truly thankful for <BR> Day 2 - help a ... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:44:13 EST 10 minutes a day Challenge Let's see how far we can go - how many days in a row can you spend 10 min in any form of exercise? <BR> <BR> Sparkguy set a challenge for himself to do 10 min of exercise a day - non-stop - He is nearing day 100 - I have decided to join that activity with my starting date ---- <BR> <BR> JULY 19 <BR> <BR> hope you will join me !!! <em>381</em> <BR> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:50:28 EST In Memory of Shekirk In honor of SHEKIRK we would like to offer the team the opportunity to donate to the BTRET (Boston Terrier Rescue of East Tennessee) - Senior Center. The center primarily cares for terminally ill and elderly Boston Terriers, who have been surrendered to various shelters due to the age/health of the dog and/or the death, age/health of the owner (s). You can find this organization on Facebook. As their page details, they strive to provide a loving home, high quality medical care, and hospice ca... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 17:08:10 EST AN INSPIRATION A DAY We are all so busy and may not have the time or energy or health to even post - those times are all familiar to me - <BR> <BR> SO- I thought we could have a thread where we simply post a thought - poem etc. for the day - about any topic - dogs - weight - happiness etc. <BR> <BR> "Being strong means taking one more step toward the top of the hill, no matter how weary you may be." Joseph M. Marshall III from his book KEEP GOING <BR> <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 4 May 2014 12:17:48 EST Full Steam Ahead in 2014...all aboard! Hey, all! A new thread for a new year....I have been on Spark now since December 31, 2005....I want to hit the 100 lb mark so badly. I can, and I will! <BR> <BR> Here's to us on our new goals for the year! Good luck! Take care! Wed, 1 Jan 2014 16:51:34 EST Spark Tracker Just sharing with the team that there has been a new addition to this wonderful site. They have now a Spark Tracker that will keep track your personal workouts. Looking forward to getting to using the Tracker to help me with my changes to living a healthy lifestyle. Let me know if you also have started using the new Spark Tracker . Wed, 2 Oct 2013 07:52:08 EST Hi Sparkies! My name is Mary Catherine. I live in Pittsburgh. I am so thrilled to be on Spark People and sparking. Good luck to all of you on reaching your goals. Dont hesitate to send spark mail to me and I will try to answer each and every one. Mon, 20 May 2013 15:35:20 EST still here..with news.... Haven't been on sp for a while...I wanted to say hey to everyone..let you know that in July we had to let go of our 13 year old Roscoe...after a bout with Daibetes- a year of injections, his vision and hearing went..and he really couldn't get around was the hardest thinkg I ever had to do :. Thought we would wait a while but in August my 11 yo daughter asked if we could look at puppies..We went out and found a cutie- OTIS (wil be one in May). After that we rescued OZZY- who... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:59:49 EST CRUMBS - anyone game???? so - here is my idea- perhaps I need to keep busy - maybe my mind needs stimulation - better yet - I need a good laugh - BUT here is my idea. Years ago a ran a program called CRUMBS- it was to develop creativity and writing skills - but this time it is just for fun. A story is started - one or a few sentences - then another person chimes in and writes something - on and on - back and forth - we never know where the story is headed or how it will end - we have no control over the characters a... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 11:14:23 EST All Aboard! We're riding the Train to Thinville!!! Thanks Baba- loved keeping our train going! <BR> Happy New Year everyone!! Climb aboard - the 2013 Turtle train to Thinville is getting ready to leave the station. As always, the train will wait for you to climb on board!!!! <BR> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 00:24:15 EST Keeping our hopes up We may be adopting another Boston Terrier pup in the next couple weeks. Keeping our hopes up that we get picked. The puppy is a rescue puppy, not quite 4 months old yet. Her name is Penny and we get to meet her this Sunday, my daughter has already met her. One other family is on the list, but our hopes are high since we do not have any small children in the house and the other family does and once I told the rescue lady I had owned Bostons since I was age 5 and had belonged to a Boston Te... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 21:52:29 EST Proud Momma of Boston(s) I have 2 pups. One is a Pure Boston her name is Gizmo and she is 10 y/o. I have another he is a Boston Terrier/Chihuahua mix his name is Anikan (in my profile pic) and he is 6 y/o. Fri, 14 Sep 2012 19:27:03 EST September Successes I liked the idea of the August thread for daily goals and reporting although I didn't use it much. Since I need more focus I thought I'd start one for September. At least we can have a strong second half of the month! <BR> <BR> Hope you'll join me! <BR> <BR> My goal for today is no sugary snack in the mid-afternoon. Replacing it with any healthy food is fine. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:34:03 EST Watching The Pounds Fall off for Fall! New Season, New Hope - keep the dream alive!!! <BR> Wed, 5 Sep 2012 21:32:18 EST 3 Times BT Owner Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Nancy from Florida, and I am a BT owner 3 times in my life starting in 1979. <BR> <BR> My first BT, was Tobi...I had her as a little puppy when I was only 9 years old and she passed in 1991 at age 13. <BR> <BR> My 2nd BT was Pepper...I had her as a puppy in 1991 and she also passed at age 13 in 2004. <BR> <BR> My 3rd BT that I have now named Oreo was born in 2005 and I still have her today. <BR> <BR> I love all of them, and even all BTs. :) I am so glad to fin... Sat, 1 Sep 2012 20:54:53 EST August Actions Since I have gained - I need to check in daily - be truthful- be responsible - held accountable and be spurred on by the motivation of others - sooo I am starting this thread to post motivational thoughts and activities during the day <BR> <BR> Will you join me??? <BR> <BR> today :::: <BR> I will create a new meal plan <BR> look up exercises when sitting <BR> <BR> shoot for progress - not perfection <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Sat, 11 Aug 2012 12:48:13 EST Stella and Gibbs Hi my name is Krissy and I have two bostons Stella and Gibbs. They just turned 1 year old on 7/7. They are complete opposites but both are balls of energy. Stella is a people dog and will go up to anyone and want her belly rubbed and Gibbs is shy. I'm so happy their in my life and they're my encouragment to take walks every day :) Tue, 17 Jul 2012 10:58:03 EST recent passing of my Pugsie having a hard time with having to put my boston down on saturday. he was 13 and so sweet. He had a liver tumor that ruptured and he was dying in front of us. I wish I could get the vision of him like that out of my head but its so hard. It's so quiet in the house and going to sleep is next to impossible because he would lay at my feet on the bed. I miss him so much :( I hope that I will be able to function but I'm just not doing well at all. No appetite, no sleep, no energy. :( Anyone have an... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 09:32:09 EST Our new Boston Ollie My wife, son (almost 5) and I picked up our new BT today. His name is Ollie. He is a rescue and was a stray. What a wonderful sweet dog he is. All he needed was a good firm leader and he is just so good. <BR> <BR> When I put my son to bed, Ollie just crawled in under the bed until I left the room. I feel so blessed. We were wondering where he would sleep since we were not able to pick up our old dog's crate from my parent's house today. Something tells me he will be sleeping in bed.... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 23:38:04 EST Lacey and Chloe Hey everyone! Im Lacey and I have a beautiful Boston who just turned three in Feb named chloe, she a ball full of energy somtimes but she loves to cuddle. Looking forward to getting to know everyone and their fur buddy bostons! <BR> <BR> Thu, 24 May 2012 17:40:42 EST May Moving Moments A new challenge - make your own challenge based on what you need to accomplish in the way of exercise- <BR> <BR> I am choosing to dance 15 min a day with the dogs - <BR> <BR> Any kind of moving will do - any amount of time - be creative - I am anxious to see what you all come up with <em>294</em> <em>313</em> <em>335</em> Tue, 1 May 2012 21:35:26 EST Hey all! My name is Jessica, I'm new to SP and I have two Boston Terriers! My first Boston (Becky) passed about a year ago at the age of seven from Cushing's Disease :/ I currently have her little cousin, Brutus (he's all white with the typical black and white face) and he's three, and just got a puppy from the same breeder (so also a possible cousin) named Brooklyn. I also have a German Shepherd named Bree! Lol yup, all B's! Sun, 22 Apr 2012 15:15:44 EST Full Steam Ahead for a Slimmer Summer!! Thank you Sandilee!!! Great name with a positive message! <BR> We are off and running again. <BR> Baba- you have to continue being our conductor- giving that gentle push and encouragement. <BR> Climb on board everyone! We are off again! <BR> <em>67</em> <em>298</em> <em>340</em> Sat, 14 Apr 2012 18:22:39 EST April Accountability Adventure Welcome to a new month-- I find that when I check in and post about my diet and exercise for the day - it keeps me going - so here is the new month - a new start - <BR> <BR> Let's keep posting our daily progress with diet and exercise - <em>313</em> <BR> Sun, 1 Apr 2012 10:57:15 EST Meal plans, recipes and grocery lists In an attempt to save time in our meal planning - cooking - and shopping, this thread is where we can post our meal plans along with recipes and grocery lists. We can all adjust these ideas to our own tastes and preferences. My plans will have between 1200 and 1500 calories per day - Here's hoping that this will help us plan ahead so we can share - <em>4</em> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 16:12:04 EST Hi! I love my Ringo! My name is Becca. I just found this team. I have a Boston Terrier named Ringo. He is my baby. Tue, 13 Mar 2012 14:49:51 EST A blog to read My friend (we actually go to church together) is leaving Spark People because of what she explains in her blog. Maybe we can get SP to take a look at it! <BR> <BR><BR>_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4779069 Fri, 9 Mar 2012 13:00:11 EST MARVELOUS MARCH MADNESS Hi team - How about a March challenge for us Boston lovers???? <BR> <BR> Let's pick something and get it done - <BR> walking? <BR> no evenings snacks?? <BR> making meal plans?? <BR> writing one positive affirmation a day on the site?? <BR> OR picking what you need to do and accomplish ??? <BR> <BR> I am on a 21 day program with - I will commit to finishing it---along with whatever you all decide - <BR> <BR> no more fooling around - Let's get with it and do it and love it... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 20:40:54 EST Let's Renew and refresh for Spring! Whatever your pleasure! Let's take a deep breath and spring into action! <BR> Baba- a June Wedding! <BR> AJ - a wonderful adventurous trip! <BR> Grand and I - summer vacation not far off! <BR> Kayweb-doing fabulous and sending motivation our way with each blog! <BR> What ever your goal or future event - we can renew our goals and move ahead! <BR> I'm starting at 225.4 and will try to for 10 pounds by Easter Sunday which is in about 7 weeks. <BR> New challenge begins! <BR> For me- I know I ... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 12:09:27 EST Hi Boston is not doing great I am an old team member who came back after a year. My 12 year boy Roscoe was diagnosed about a month ago with diabetes....not easy. We are still trying to adjust his insulin dose, and he is back and forth to the vet a few times a week!! Poor little guy! Fri, 3 Feb 2012 07:03:07 EST I'm so excited I found this Team I did not know you were here. I've been a member of SparkPeople since November and just started looking for some teams I might enjoy. <BR> <BR> I'm from Illinois, and my beloved Roxie is 10 years old. She is having some issues with her blood counts so we will be back at the Vet in another month. However, the vet said she is so without symptoms, that if does turn out to be Cushing's, he will not treat her until she does have symptoms. <BR> <BR> As of today, she is still full of fire and I... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 14:18:13 EST Loving ourselves by losing a few by Valentines Day Hi all, New Year- new thread- <BR> I sure started off great, but ended not so great. So my starting weight is once again up and at 228.6. I will take this one day at a time. Try not to be lazy and go back to tracking my food. <BR> I'm still off this week so it will be a challenge, but there will always be something coming up regardless of the week. <BR> Valentine's Day is about 6 weeks away- so choose what you want to lose! Or if not, just what you set for your own personal goal- exer... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 11:43:58 EST Smelly question about my BT Morning! <BR> <BR> I am a little desperate to hear what others are doing. I know this has nothing to do with MY health.... <BR> <BR> Does your BT have god-awful gas? How do you minimize it? Play around with their food? I was told that dogs with the shorter snout have gas because of how they breathe. I was just curious if there was a way to ease my pain short of lighting candles all over the house. (which I will probably still do anyway :-) ) Tue, 15 Nov 2011 11:45:13 EST We're new! Howdy! <BR> <BR> Me and my 8 month old BT Samson joining from Connecticut!! Wed, 9 Nov 2011 14:45:21 EST We adopted her! We adopted the BT we were trying out. Since she was a stray we didn't know what name would work. We found out during a "Big Bang Theory" commercial when I was making fun of the character Sheldon who knocks on the door three times and says "Penny", that her name is Penny. I did that and she looked at me and jumped on my lap up on the couch! Penny is wonderful. The vet guesses that she's 1.5 years old by her size, development and her teeth. We can't believe someone didn't try to find her.... Mon, 3 Oct 2011 15:03:35 EST My baby girl has diabetes So I found out this weekend that my 9 year old BT has diabetes. It was actually kind of a relief, as the blood work took forever and so many bad thoughts went through my mind waiting on the results. Now, we are changing feeding schedules, our schedules, and our other dogs' schedules for feeding/insulin's wierd that I have to give my BT shots every day forever, but I wouldn't think of it any other way...she is my baby, even if at 9 years old, and still has a long time to go. <BR> ... Mon, 3 Oct 2011 13:46:38 EST New Puppy I finally found a Boston Terrier puppy, traveled to Illinois from Ohio to get her and she is a beautiful little girl. Name is yet to be determined. Her birth name is Dottie, sort of an omen. don't ya think. I will post some pictures later. Mon, 3 Oct 2011 09:26:16 EST We're meeting a new Boston tonight! My Boston in my profile pic was Sheba. I got her when she was 9 mo. old and she died when she was 13 years old. That was July 2009. We have a cattle dog (we raise cattle), but no house dog right now. <BR> <BR> I told someone from our vet's office that if a Boston came in that was being surrendered due to a move or allergies to let me know, we might be interested in adopting it. Well... we're meeting a little Boston Terrier girl tonight and going to baby sit her for the weekend as a trial... Fri, 23 Sep 2011 13:50:59 EST HI, me again Hello to all the BT lovers, been awhile since I have posted, a lot has happened this year with me and my family. Most of you know we lost our BT Juliette nearly 2 yrs ago now and last Jan we lost our white Boxer JoJo, both were 15 yrs at the time, so I know they had a good long life. The most horrible news is I lost my husband of 38 yrs in March, he had a stroke and passed just a few days after. What a year for us. We moved. Still getting settled in the new place. I have recently decide... Thu, 8 Sep 2011 22:09:25 EST Holiday Hopping on the Turtle Train. Hi guys! <BR> We are starting a new journey - with stops at various holiday stations! <BR> First stop- Halloween <em>431</em> <BR> 2nd stop -Thanksgiving <em>429</em> <BR> 3rd stop - Christmas/Chanukah <em>446</em> <em>500</em> <BR> 4th stop- Happy New Year ! <em>408</em> <BR> Climb on board! We are off on an exciting new adventure!!! <BR> <BR> Starting weight 225.8 <BR> First Stop - aiming for 213 <BR> Thu, 8 Sep 2011 19:27:43 EST Howdy! BT X 2 in DFW, TX Hey Y'all! <BR> <BR> Just wanted to say hi to all the bt lovers here on sp! <BR> <BR> We have been entertained by our 6 year old Buster and Zoe countless hours and also been stressed by these amazing critters, but would never look back. <BR> <BR> We recently rescued a mini schnauzer and silky terrier (like a yorkie) and our bt's welcomed them in to the pack. They fit like pieces to a puzzle we never knew we were missing. Molly and Avery love their BT's just as much as we do. <BR> <BR... Tue, 26 Jul 2011 14:26:18 EST All Aboard the Turtle Train to the Big Happy! OK, time to start again. Many of us had a difficult time during the last challenge, but that is behind us and we can board this train with confidence! We can do it and train is waiting at the station for all to climb on board!! <BR> Toot, Toot - we are off to the Big Happy!! <BR> This train will run until Labor Day- hope that works for everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm starting higher than usual- way too many meals out. <BR> This morning's weight: 234.6 I'm just going to take one day at a time. I... Mon, 20 Jun 2011 23:36:08 EST How do you deal with a dog's death? Hello Boston Terrier friends, <BR> <BR> Yesterday my beloved Boston Terrier passed away. I am lucky to have 3 other dogs, but the loss of Bugzy is overwhelming. <BR> <BR> Since we are all united for the love of Bostons, I wanted to put it out do you go on? I feel like I've lost part of what I lived for. I know it is better for her, but my selfishness is getting in the way. <BR> <BR> Any advice on how to grieve a pet and what is normal? I wasn't this upset when my grandmothe... Fri, 20 May 2011 13:23:50 EST Kay's Birthday Wish! Today is my big day ! I have a wish that I'd like to see everyone take a part in . For my wish, Id like everyone on the Team to enjoy healthy meal planning meals and to take at least 10 mins. to take care of some fitness for health! Hope I'm not asking to much from each of you! If you along for the Wish, just leave a little note telling me that you are on Board. Kay & The Pups <em>313</em> <em>313</em> We are heading out the door for our 30 min. Puppy Walk! May have to put swea... Thu, 5 May 2011 11:37:14 EST show them off! Hi I signed up a few weeks ago but I haven't really been on here. I wanted to say hi and ask if I can see pix of your bostons! I don't know if there is a page dedicated to pictures and I do not know how to post pictures on here or if it's even possible. So I posted on my blog page pictures of my delicious babies! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=SWEETPEADRNGLFY </link> <BR> <BR> here is the lets see yours! Sun, 1 May 2011 02:00:38 EST SPRINGING INTO THE BIG HAPPY!!! We are off on another challenge! For me it's still to lose a pound a week, drink 8 glasses of liquid daily (may not be just water) and exercise or walk for 30 minutes each day. <BR> Starting weight: 230.6 <BR> Challenge will run until June 21st - around 8 weeks. So I'm hoping for 8 pounds. (222.6) by then. <BR> Here's to the BIG HAPPY!! Sun, 24 Apr 2011 08:07:06 EST Sprained Back Paw So my poor little Mojo seems to have hurt his back paw while barrelling down the hall this morning <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> He was favoring his foot a little bit but a few minutes later was bearing weight equally on all 4 paws and went down the stairs with no issues. He seemed fine so we went to work but of course my mind continues to wander to my Mo Man. I would love to go home now but I know that he will only want to play if one of us is there because he is a Cuz-a-holic so he needs his r... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 10:49:02 EST Welcome DebbieBiShop Don't know any other way to let your know that your welcome to the Boston Terrier Lovers Team. I just have fallen in love with your Boston. Just got to love those little puppys! Thanks for coming to the Team ! Wed, 23 Mar 2011 15:08:18 EST New Hi! <BR> I am new to the site and decided to join this group!! I have a 10 month old little boy Boston Terrier!! He is a little ball of energy....I only wish I had that kind of energy! Of course he drives our 3 yr old pug nuts but one day they will learn to play! :) I am looking to get healthy and have some support! Wed, 2 Mar 2011 19:37:43 EST Support My Lucky in the Cute Pet Contest ALL BT TEAM MEMBERS - Lucky and I need your help. Please use the following steps to vote for him. His pic is my SP Icon! Thanks! <BR> <BR> LUCKY UPDATE - He is neck/neck with four other dogs on the contest. Here's easy directions: 1. Log onto <BR> 2. Click Cute Pet Contest (it is in the middle of the page) <BR> 3. Click New User: Register <BR> 4. Register (it asks for name, b-day, etc - not too much info - make up a name if you like!) 5. It will send an email to y... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 16:02:54 EST What is your favorite thing (s) about Boston T.'s? Besides their adorable inquisitive little faces, I like their little confident walk. I can spot a Boston from far away just by recognizing that little walk they have. I don't own one (yet) but I take every opportunity to pet one when I see them being walked on the street, and am rewarded with a cute nuzzle from their face to my hand. That always makes my day-lifts my spirit! Sun, 6 Feb 2011 01:03:19 EST My 4 year old Boston that needs to gain weight!!! Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> First of all I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and all the best in 2011!!! <BR> <BR> Upon my return from my trip to Romania, I was shocked to find my dog so skinny that it just makes me cry every time I look at him. He was boarded at the kennel for 2 weeks and he went from 29 lbs to 21.8 lbs. He is all skin and bones. He looks like he hasn't eaten in forever. They couldn't give me any explanation which made me really angry. They didn't try to feed him ... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 00:06:20 EST Adorable Boston Terrier Slide Show - So sweet! This has volune so turn it up if you have speakers. <BR> <BR> This is one our BTRNC's foster dogs. Her name is Princess Pua (not sure where the name came from). The slideshow is a happy one. Pua is such a cutie! ENJOY! <BR> <BR> NOTE: I'm not sure if the link is working. I can't seem to access it from here. I have no problem getting to it from my email but for some reason it can get to it from SP. <BR> <BR> <BR><BR>x?i=1&db=1&pw=meZPDzjy&a_id... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 10:02:44 EST Persistence NOT perfection CREATES a positive 2011 Wanted to make the title: Persistence NOT perfection CREATES a positive 2011 direction, but it was too many words. <BR> <BR> Let's take this one to Valentines Day. That gives us about 6 weeks. I'm going to aim for 1.5 to 2 pounds a week. Since I have so much to lose it may come off faster in the beginning. I'm back to drinking my water, eating more fresh fruits and veggies and will start up my exercise class later this month when it begins again. <BR> I can't believe how excited I am this t... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 20:09:44 EST Boston Terrier Rescue of NC Christmas Tree Hi fellow BT lovers, <BR> <BR> The BTRNC foster dogs have their tree ready to decorate but none of them are tall enough to put the ornaments on the tree! Can you help? Please choose the ornament that you would like to donate and it will be added to the tree for them <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> Tue, 7 Dec 2010 15:21:39 EST Boston Terrier fascination with small animals? Does anyone else's Boston Terriers have a fascination with small animals; squirrels, chipmunks, mice, birds, fish? My Boston knows the kind of animal by name. <BR> <BR> "Wein farah" (Where is the mouse in arabic)... <BR> he'll go to the woodpile. <BR> <BR> "Where's Chip?" (Chipmunk)... <BR> he goes to the tree <BR> <BR> Where's Woody (Woodpecker)... <BR> he'll go to the tree at the back of the yard <BR> <BR> It's insane how smart and curious my little man is! Sat, 27 Nov 2010 01:44:35 EST Best toys for Boston Terriers? My little man is the king of destruction. The only toy I have successfully given him without mass destruction are kong toys. He loves things that squeak! I once gave him a wubba and he ripped it apart in no time. I have to keep stuffed animals away from him as he loves to pull the stuffing out. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thu, 18 Nov 2010 18:07:24 EST Boston Terrier Rescue of NC 2011 Calendar If any one is interested, Boston Terrier Rescue of NC has a 2011 calendar made up entirely of rescue dogs. The pictures are so cute!!!! October is my favorite. <BR> <BR><BR># <BR> <BR> Fri, 12 Nov 2010 07:57:56 EST From Spectors to Stuffing to Streamers Challenge!! OK folks! <BR> We are on the last leg of this year- so let's welcome in the New Year with whatever loss you are looking for. <BR> We can do it!!! Mon, 1 Nov 2010 19:53:37 EST Agility brag Maggie got her MACH, she's a Master Agility Champion. Plus she is invited to the AKC National Agility Competition of 2011. This invite has to due with double Qs and MACH points in a given time. Sat, 25 Sep 2010 12:13:21 EST Hello Hello! Popping in to introduce myself. I'm Tammy. I'm 46, Live in Scottdale,PA with the love of my life JR and my 2 babies Princess and Angel (Boston Terriers). Sat, 11 Sep 2010 23:42:56 EST NEW TO GROUP - BOSTON TERRIER LOVER OMG!!!!! I'm so happy to have found this group. I rescued my first Boston Terrier, Boris, 2 years ago. He was 9 years old at the time and in an abusive home. Besides my human son, he is the love of my life. I am so enamoured with the breed that I am now a member of Boston Terrier Rescue of NC. I also have adopted another BT named Zig Zag. She was my first attempt at being a foster mom. I failed miserably. Within 24 hours we had adoption papers filled out and a check in the mail! LOL... Thu, 9 Sep 2010 15:55:32 EST E Boston Terriers on line This is an on line Boston terrier Mag <link><BR>ston_Edition2.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> A girl from my breeding is on page 5. From puppy class she beat the cover dog that is a Grand CH. (a new title for CH dogs that continue to show) Wed, 8 Sep 2010 15:34:45 EST Trick or Treat! Losing weight is sweet!!! OK turtles let's head towards Halloween gaining strength from each other to fight off the hoards of candy heading our way! <BR> I'm going to aim for 8 pounds. <BR> I went to Costco and bought an 80 pack of mini-Playdohs to give out. No candy in the house this year! <BR> Let's go Team!!! Wed, 8 Sep 2010 00:25:02 EST HELP!!!! Dog aggression So here's the deal,I have a two year old Boston Terrier,who is very head strong and dominant.I just took in a one year old male Beagle/Puggle mix,who is sweet as pie!But my Terrier is constantly on him trying to dominate.Any tips?Also they are both used to being in the bed and the four of us can't fit and i got about an hour of sleep,ugh.So any tips on getting dogs out of the bed?I'm hoping they will adjust as soon as they get used to each other.They aren't biting nasty,nobody is yelping,Just... Mon, 30 Aug 2010 10:44:57 EST Getting a Second Boston Hey Everyone! <BR> My Husband and I are thinking about getting a second Boston Terrier.We have a two year old boy now and we want to get a baby girl.Anyone out there with two Bostons have any advice or hints for me?Thanks J Mon, 9 Aug 2010 13:09:46 EST Newbie Hi Everyone! <BR> I was thinking about making a Boston Terrier page and low and behold here it is!Im so excited!I love my baby boy Jace.He is Brindle and white,and he is two y/o.We are going to get him a sister soon.We lost one a few years ago,he was hit by a car at about a year old.To this day I still cry over it,It was like losing my Best Friend.But this little guy has brought so much joy,and we will never forget our little Gizmo.Can't wait to see eveyone's pic's J Fri, 6 Aug 2010 13:51:27 EST New Hello everyone. I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Ashley, I currently live in Des Moines. The little adorable pup pictured with me is Winnie Cooper she has an older pug brother named Nixon. Hope all is well with the other Boston terrier lovers out there! Thu, 29 Jul 2010 01:17:00 EST My son is a Boston Terrier Hi Everyone, <BR> Glad I found this site. I am mama to a sweet 9year old Boston named Woody. Love Boston Terriers!!! I just wish I had his energy!!! If anyone is in the metro detroit area I would love to get together with our dogs for a walk. Best Regards Thu, 8 Jul 2010 18:42:57 EST New to Bostons, not new to trying to lose weight Hi all! Hitting rock bottom with the weight and general lack of fitness. Been on Spark before but as usual did no stick to it. Reaching out for any kind of support and or encouragement. <BR> <BR> I am 36, and about 70 lbs overweight. I have an awesome 6 year old son and great hubby. I am involved with a lot of activities (horseback riding, motorcycling, volunteer for State Park) but none of them are very physical. And I sit at a desk most of the day. <BR> <BR> Now on to what brought me to y... Wed, 2 Jun 2010 11:36:56 EST Boston Lovers Patriotic Pushing away the pounds! Tried to put too many words in the topic and it wouldn't let me. So let's try to go from today until Labor Day with a stop at July 4th to celebrate with Patriotic Pride whatever our individual victory may be. <BR> Today I didn't walk, but boating required a lot of up and down -in the cabin on the deck, out on the front and back. Also decided to swim a few laps in the pool- now relaxing! <BR> I plan on trying to walk either inside my house (if too hot outside) or outside for at least 30 minute... Mon, 31 May 2010 20:16:06 EST Another newbie with a Boston & Boxer Amazing Duo Hi I am new to your group and excited about joining SP-What an amazing site! Both my husband and I were diagnosed with diabetes in the last couple years and need to get the weight off, get healthy and active, and control the blood sugar! I need to loose a minimum of 50Lb to feel better. I used to raise and show Boxers and I now have a Boston that I would like to show myself. Bostons are truly amazing and I am so glad to be owned by one! Electra is the sweetest, most stubborn little angel you ... Wed, 12 May 2010 13:54:17 EST Samples Needed NOW for Cleft Study Clemson needs more samples ASAP to complete Phase 1 of the study on cleft palate, cleft lip (harelip) and spina bifida. They need samples from ALL dogs right now, that means dogs that are NOT affected, dogs who are suspected carriers (parents who have produced affected) and affected dogs if possible. For phase 1 of the study, they need blood samples. Most vets will do the blood draws for free when submitting the samples for research. <BR> Clemson will cover the shipping costs as long as they ... Wed, 5 May 2010 08:05:55 EST Hi, Scooter & I are newbies!! Hi, I'm Deb. Found this AWESOME site on the 18th, bought the book on the 19th, and it's almost like crack, I can't get enough! <BR> <BR> I'm 45, work full time, married w 2 teens, daughter is 19 and away at college. Son is 16. Our Boston Terrier is Scooter (pic on my page) and he will be 2 next month. <BR> <BR> I've lost 18 lbs since Jan. I had physicals with both my primary care dr and gyno. My gyno looked me straight in the eye and said that I needed to exercise more. <BR> <BR> At ... Wed, 21 Apr 2010 05:39:35 EST hI I am Chere from Cudahy Hi everyone! I am Cherie a 42 year old mother of 2 adult children. I work as a veterinary receptionist by day and a dog walker (for my own clan in the evenings!) Aside from my Boston I also own a Beagle and a Husky. <BR> Maddie, my Boston came to me about 3 months ago as a foster and she is here to stay! She is the funniest dog I have ever owned! Like her new mom, she is also over weight, she weighs about 25 lbs and needs to lose about 5lbs! She isn't the biggest fan of walking but she is g... Sun, 21 Mar 2010 20:40:15 EST The Boston Bunny Walk to Memorial Day Weekend The name was too good to pass up! <BR> So let's get our sneakers on and start walking. AJ you're right that Easter is only 2 weeks off, so maybe this walk can be the jump start to Memorial Day. <BR> Let's enjoy ourselves. I just wish I had my Roxy to walk with. Thu, 18 Mar 2010 20:06:28 EST How about a team Challenge? how about a 30 min walk the dog twice a week or once a week? Mon, 15 Mar 2010 13:14:08 EST Hi everyone! I everyone! I have been on Spark for almost two months, and love the website! I have a BT that is 7 1/2 years old, and she is the sunshine in my life (my husband even understands this). <BR> <BR> I am excited to have found Sparkpeople and to have found a team that loves BT as much as I do! Sun, 14 Mar 2010 18:08:47 EST Hello!!!! Hey everyone! My name is Aundrea and I have a two year old Boston Terrier named Murphy. I am so in love with this breed. He is my little walking buddy and is definitely motivation to get my butt moving! Mon, 22 Feb 2010 18:10:55 EST hello from North Carolina! :) Hello! <BR> <BR> My name is Kasey and I joined a few weeks ago. I have lost about 16lbs on my journey here and 120 left to go. <BR> <BR> I have two boston terriers (I've had a total of.. 7 since I was little) named Roxy (2) and Bugs (1). My parents have one named Molly (3). I love them to death! <BR> <BR> :) Sun, 21 Feb 2010 11:13:33 EST Need the luck of the Irish to Lose!!! Well everyone. Let's refresh and start again. March 17th is St. Patrick's Day. <BR> That's about 4 weeks and I will hope for about 6-8 pounds. I'm not Irish but sure hope for some luck here! <BR> Let's go team!! Fri, 19 Feb 2010 19:18:44 EST Boston Terrier Health Survey The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) has an online health survey for Boston Terriers, which was developed with the Boston Terrier Club of America. You can complete the survey for every Boston you have owned from 2000 to 2010. I think it is sooo important for everyone to fill this out. It will really help get a more accurate picture of the health issues affecting our breed. Now's your chance to contribute to the future health of the breed! It doesn't take long to complete this online su... Wed, 17 Feb 2010 08:06:21 EST Greetings BT lover, newbie from Glens Falls, NY What a surprise to see that Sparks has a BT Team. Been here since 2/5/10! Hope to get to meet everyone. I expect to be around for sometime seeing that I have some extra pounds that I want to drop and I can't do agility to help lose the weight. <BR> I will be back! Mon, 15 Feb 2010 23:52:45 EST Boston Lover--Can't wait to get my own! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I am not new to spark but I wasn't nearly as committed before as I am now :) I LOVELOVELOVE boston terriers but right now I can't afford to buy let alone take care of one because I am in college. However, I plan to get a boston as soon as I graduate and get a good job :) Sun, 7 Feb 2010 16:08:11 EST New to this group and love Bostons! Hi everyone!! I am new to Sparks too, just learning the ropes slowly. I had my First boston for 13 1/2 years and just fell in love with the breed. I now have Buddy 6 years and Buster 4 1/2 years. Looking forward to getting to know you. Mon, 4 Jan 2010 15:52:06 EST We will be looking thin in 2010!! New year, New you, New us!! <BR> We can do it gang. <BR> Good luck everyone, slow but steady we will make it! <BR> Fri, 1 Jan 2010 21:21:27 EST Lucky Christmas pics I just tried to uploaded Lucky's Christmas pics with wouldn't let me; it kept saying it had to be a digital image..we scanned them into the computer at work and I emailed them to my home computer..Anybody know how to get them to upload to SP????..these were taken in Gatlinburg. Lucky and I headed there as usual the first weekend in December; we had a great time. In one pose, he is looking straight at the camera - posing in his Christmas sweater. In the 2nd pose, he turned around and... Sun, 20 Dec 2009 13:59:49 EST Let's end the year, with holiday cheer challenge! Many of us have struggled these past few months with so many different stressful situations. For some of us(including me) this has resulted in weight gain. I'm now looking ahead and hoping to just maintain, enjoy this holiday season and then start back up for the new year. <BR> So,whatever each of you choose to do, let's have fun with it and enjoy this wonderful time of year! Sat, 28 Nov 2009 11:24:03 EST New to spark and a new boston mommy! I got my boston 7 months ago, she is now just over 10 months old and I am in love(for the second time, the first being my fiance). I can't imagine life without her! My goal is to get healthy so I can keep up with my crazy little fur baby and hopefully have so fun along the way. So hello from me and of course, the fantatic Chloe Awesome(that's her whole name)! Tue, 24 Nov 2009 23:19:19 EST Hello from Upstate NY Hi all! I'm Tasha - a proud owner of an almost 2 year old Boston Terrier. I love her, but she also is a little terrorizer, which makes her hard to love somedays, hehe. Sat, 14 Nov 2009 08:54:37 EST Slowly coming back Hi everyone, some of you may remember I had a planned Disney vacation in September, well it did happen and all was well until I came home. While we were gone, my husband stayed at home and worked, it was just the kids and my mother and myself. While we were gone his car broke down, that was frustrating enough to come home and not have access to a car for some time as my car is in need of transmission work. To get to the point, a few days after we returned home my Juliette had some kind of ... Sat, 31 Oct 2009 21:46:48 EST "Unstuffing" the Turkey Challenge! OK guys, November 26th is Thanksgiving Day and I'm hoping to not be mistaken for the stuffed Turkey. <BR> I'm not going to be able to look thin, but I'm hoping to just take off the 5 pounds I put on this challenge. <BR> My starting weight is 230.6 right now, but it may be higher by tomorrow morning- too much candy in the house. I couldn't get PlayDoh. Sat, 31 Oct 2009 17:57:39 EST 2 puppy girls Stella (x Othello) had two girls c-section on October 5. One weighed over 8 oz the other under 7 (not super small it is the smallest we've ever had) The little one took some work to pink up but she made it. Today little girl opened her eyes. Big girl is now 2x her birth weight while little girl should be there at tonights weigh in. Goal is to 2x in weight in 10 days. Big girl is bridle/marked like Othello the other is darker/marked like Stella. <BR> See pictures <link> Tue, 13 Oct 2009 14:37:27 EST so frustrated!!!! i'm beyond frustrated. the scale hasnt moved in over a month. my target line says i should be ten pounds lighter than i am right now. im doing everything i should be doing and nothing is working. ive upped my workouts, two to three times a week 47 minutes on the elliptical, than the other two or three times a week ill do a jillian michaels video. last night i was so frustrated i did a 30 day shred video, twenty minutes on the elliptical cardio setting and strength training. i just have no id... Tue, 6 Oct 2009 11:26:27 EST Has anyone solved the Boston Jumping bean problem? Mojo is 10 months old and is a pretty good puppy although if you have read any of my blogs he is still the spawn of Satan. The one really annoying issue is his insistence on jumping at people, not just at the door but when you are just walking down the hallway or the backyard. Right now we are laying down marshall law because, admittedly, he is spoiled and has been allowed to play a bit more aggressively than he should have (but who can resist those little Mohammad Ali jabs they throw your ... Wed, 9 Sep 2009 14:56:36 EST Trick or treat, watch what you eat!! Ok everyone. We are off again. The turtle train will leave the all aboard! <BR> For me, this is a rough road. I am a chocoholic and it's everywhere! I just can't put it in my house. For Halloween I most likely will give out Play Doh again. <BR> It keeps the food out of my house and mouth. <BR> My last weigh in was 226.8. I hope to lose just 1 pound a week until Halloween. If I get more off, it will be a bonus! Mon, 7 Sep 2009 16:58:44 EST Grey hairs Hey guys! I just joined this team. I have a beautiful 2 year old Boston, named Teddy. I have noticed that the black around his mouth has started to grow some grey hairs and it's got me concerned that the people I got him from might have lied to me about his age. <BR> <BR> At what age did your boston start to turn grey around the mouth? Tue, 1 Sep 2009 09:01:33 EST Help!!! Ok so I have two bostons, both older in age (11 and 10 years old). We were on vacation this past week and towards the end of our stay they started pooping on the floor as soon as we got up in the morning. We changed their food so maybe that was it but we didnt wake up any later than we would on a weekend and one would poo then the other right afterwards, and they did it when we were not looking. Now that we are home, for the past two days when my husband and I have come home from work one or ... Tue, 25 Aug 2009 20:03:22 EST This is too cute NOT to share... I received this link that was just too cute to NOT share. No, it's not a Boston, but a Boston could do it easier. LOL <BR> <BR> Hope you enjoy <BR> Have a great day <BR> Tony, in STL, MO <BR> <BR> Co-Leader of THE CALORIE KILLERS team <link> </link> Tue, 4 Aug 2009 15:43:40 EST Found this on youtube and thought you'd like it... <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Although I'm sure most of us know all this, it's still fun to watch :) <BR> <BR> Angela Wed, 29 Jul 2009 16:55:59 EST How old are your Boston's? I thought I would find out how many Bostons are in their golden years? <BR> Cheyenne is 15 yrs old and <BR> Brody is 2 yrs and a ball of fire! LOL Sun, 26 Jul 2009 12:42:34 EST saying goodbye to Sheba... Sheba had a big long seizure last night and still can't walk right this morning so I'm taking her to the vet. The kids are saying I love yous and I'll miss yous to her. It's gonna be a tough day... <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance for your thoughts and prayers for my family while we lose our "oldest kid". Fri, 17 Jul 2009 09:13:00 EST Hello from PA Hi everyone! So excited I found a group for BT lovers. I have two bostons; Mugsie who is an 11 year old female and Pugsie who is a 10 year old male. I love them and really would like another! They also enjoy watching me work out :) Thu, 16 Jul 2009 21:08:22 EST Possible Allergic Reaction? I noticed last night that Mojo has these hard little pea sized bumps on his hind leg and several on his belly. Then this morning as I was doing my daily examination (I'm not obsessive at all - LOL) I noticed he had a couple more throughout the rest of his body. He doesn't seem bothered by them in the slightest, nor does my husband, and he is not experiencing any shortness of breath of swelling around his face but I am a little freaked out by them and made an appointment for the vet for Mond... Fri, 10 Jul 2009 14:38:06 EST Jake's birthday I brought Jake home last year on the 4th of July...I can't believe it has been a year already. He looks so beautiful now; I can't believe he was in the horrible shape he was in when I found him. I'm counting today as his birthday - the vet guessed his age between 2 and 3 last I am going with 3..he is turning 4 today. Lucky turns 3 on July 15. I bought him bones, extra dog treats..he won't play wiht dog toys of any type. And of course when we grill - he will be eating some good people... Sat, 4 Jul 2009 13:05:44 EST Hello from Ontario, Canada Hey there fellow Boston Terrorist lovers! I am from Ontario, Canada and am the proud co-owner, along with my husband, of a 7 1/2 month old Boston Terrier, Mojo whose enormous pointy ears hide his devil horns! I am on Sparkpeople in an attempt to finally rid myself of not on the excess physical baggage but the emotional carry-on that comes with it. I hope to get to know you over the course of my journey. Ciao! Tue, 30 Jun 2009 15:19:17 EST Cats and Dogs skinned alive in China.sign petition <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Please visit this link to get informed and sign the petition to put an end to this horrible practice occurring today in China. 500 dogs and cats are tortured in this fashion every day in China. I hope many of you will join me in putting a stop to this atrocity. <BR> Sun, 28 Jun 2009 00:52:44 EST Alice's lips are bleeding :( One of my Boston's, Alice, her nose isn't as wide as Angus's and he doesn't have this problem... but her lips kind of hang more "loose" than Angus's (so the bottoms kind of fold out & over and sometimes on the sides you can see the pink insides hanging out) and she's been scratching at them & I tell her to stop & she listens... but she must have done it last night cause when I woke up this morning her white fur around her mouth was blood stained. It's just write in the corner where the top & ... Wed, 3 Jun 2009 12:16:14 EST LOVE BOSTONS - New to posting - Need Help My name is Carla Jo Richards and I am 47.9 years old. I have been up and down with my weight problems since 1982 when I married an abusive Marine and started having an extreme emotional eating disorder. Long story short: I went through a divorce and ended up marrying my high school sweetheart (15.5 years already!). In 2002 I lost 125 lbs. and was able to keep it off until I was in a near-fatal accident in Nov, 2004. Since then, I am severely limited in what physical exercise or activitie... Sun, 31 May 2009 05:26:34 EST Sail,swi m,splash and sun let's get fit for summer And we are off on another challenge! <BR> Let's have this one take us to Labor Day- this will get us through the whole summer. <BR> Let's try for a "pit stop" around July 4th weekend - to check ourselves halfway through the summer! <BR> Let's have fun getting fit this summer!! <BR> I am starting at 228.0 <BR> 6 pounds by July 4th weekend- 222 <BR> 15 pounds by Labor Day weekend- 213 <BR> Mon, 25 May 2009 13:57:50 EST My Boston's having bladder problems My Boston will be 13 on July 4. She is such a good girl, but back in December she started having accidents once in a while. They aren't every day, but you never know when it will happen, and it can be as soon as 10 minutes after she's been outside. At her yearly check up about a month ago we put her on some medicine to help her control her bladder. It hasn't helped, so today I took in some urine. She was borderline with the amount of White Blood Cells in her urine, but since the original... Mon, 11 May 2009 15:10:28 EST Welcome to the Team Welcome to RICHARDSCARLA. The best Boston Terrier group in all the land....from Dayton OH <BR> <BR> Nancy Wed, 6 May 2009 08:27:32 EST Pics!!! Hey everyone!!! I finally got some pictures of my Chyna May up!!! Check them out!!! More to come later! Wed, 22 Apr 2009 23:34:05 EST Tears of Joy For Susan Boyle... Please Watch!!! Hey everyone! If you want so see a dream come true, true magic appearing before your eyes, please watch this: <BR> <BR><BR>ZY <BR> <BR> I was just blow away!! Literally, I cried so many tears of joy over this video!!! Miracles do happen!!! Just to see the contempt the audience had for this lady and the just the overwhelming joy they shared with her…AMAZING!!! <BR> <BR> Mon, 20 Apr 2009 23:22:15 EST Shedding some fur for better summer fun! And away we go! Let's take this one to May 31st. That gives us 7 weeks to shed some fur and have some fun! <BR> I am going to try to shed about 7 pounds of fur. <BR> Starting at 227.8 <BR> Aiming for 220.8 on May 31st. <BR> <BR> Let's start shedding!!!!! Sun, 12 Apr 2009 10:49:28 EST I'm back Hi all: I've been away from SP for a bit, figured I could do it without keeping track. NOT....I gained a couple of pounds, so I came back to where I know I can get some support. Just too many carbs for me, that is my downfall. I have conquered my need for sweets, however, so that is good. Our Bostons still the light of our lives. They are so intelligent. Missi got into trouble with hubby, for not coming when called She is very stubborn, but you can't stay mad at her for long, she is so s... Mon, 6 Apr 2009 12:14:25 EST Exercise and gear mishaps Hey... I thought it would be great to share exercise/clothing mishaps. This past Friday I had an agonizing experiment with duct tape on my thighs. It's all outlined in my blog! Please read and share!!! <BR> <BR> Tue, 31 Mar 2009 00:03:52 EST Getting a new puppy! Hey, I am getting another Boston this will be ur third. I have to beautiful black and white babies (spoiled rotten) and My husband and I have been watching litters for 2 years for a red and white that was exactly what we wanted and my breeder had a litter this year that has our baby in it. He is so beautiful and is going to fit in perfectly with our others. I am so excited. I will post pics on my page. Thanks for sharing my excitement!!! Mon, 30 Mar 2009 11:49:11 EST Hello from South Central Pennsylvania I am fairly new to SP. I am a wife and a mother and a fellow Boston Terrier lover! I fell in love when my parents got one and then another. I am please to have been able to find my own and her name is Oreo and she just turned one earlier this month. She likes to help me keep in shape by going on walks and playing keep away with her toys. Looking forward to improving my life and tracking my results on SP! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Thu, 26 Mar 2009 09:14:29 EST Gizmo is doing better She still is having the occasional accident but other than that she's doing great. I on the other hand am a bit tired. Going to have a hot soak. Did two different nature trails today (total steps 12420) so legs a little sore. <em>502</em> Sat, 21 Mar 2009 19:49:15 EST I loaded the new pictures of her puppy!! HI guys just wanted to let you know that I loaded new pics of her puppy. She had two but one didn't make it he came out breech. "( But we have a precious baby girl and she is doing so good. Mama is doing a great job, I am worn out but we made it through. Gotta love those Boston's Just wanted to share with you guys. <BR> Thanks <BR> Aj <em>171</em> <em>187</em> Thu, 19 Mar 2009 20:40:45 EST Sorry Guys I haven't been too much into posting that past few days. As Gizmo has been sick. Been giving her the home rememdy food. All it is, is diarrhea. It's been a few days now. Pray for her that it passes soon. <em>46</em> Mon, 16 Mar 2009 05:20:29 EST Cute treat! Ok, now I know to many this sounds silly, but I came across the cutest Easter treats for dogs at Walmart, they were $2 each, some with many small treats, some with one larger treat. <BR> <BR> Ok, I am one of those people who by dog treats for their dogs for all holidays, and I have never seen anything for Easter before, so I am tickled with my purchase. Now this year my dogs and my brothers dog will receive a doggie treat for Easter. I always by peanut butter flavored bones for our dogs, a... Sun, 15 Mar 2009 15:23:53 EST Puppies are almost here!!! Hey guys, <BR> I took Shelby in to the vet and they x-rayed her and said atleast 4 pups are coming soon!! Oh I can hardly wait I am soooo Excited she is so adorable walding around she looks like a little pot bellied pig!! I'll let you know when she has them. It is just a matter of days now. <BR> Smiles, <BR> Aj <em>244</em> <em>24</em> This is me!! Ha-ha Sat, 14 Mar 2009 03:20:19 EST Hello to everyone from the Phandle of Texas Just wanted to say hello and let everyone know I am new at this and need all the suppost I can get. I aslo have a year and a half male boston terrier. He is such a joy. Wed, 11 Mar 2009 16:10:14 EST Sorry I disappeared I was gone for a little while. You know the addage no money no fun. Well, I had gone without the net for so long. Also being able to afford to good stuff. We've been living on M'D's. I know bad. I ended up gaining 34lbs. But back now and raring to go. Wed, 11 Mar 2009 11:12:55 EST Hello from Oregon Hello everyone, my name is Andrea and we have 3 Boston's, Sidney, Reba and Boomer. I was just thrilled to find a Boston Lover team on Sparkpeople. How cool is that!!!! Tue, 10 Mar 2009 18:33:05 EST General Boston Questions Do all Bostons play with their food ? Mine always has. She likes to grab a piece of whatever she is eating and throw it into the air then go chase it, or just catch it and eat it or throw it again and on and on. She loves to have food thrown to her to catch. She'll chase pieces of food all over the kitchen floor before she eats them. <BR> Also, I would really love to have another Boston but I worry my first baby will be too jealous. She loves to spend time with other dogs at the park o... Tue, 10 Mar 2009 13:15:59 EST March Madness challenge This is being done on one of my other teams and I thought we could give it a try. This is NOT meant to take away from the "Hoppin' and Droppin' to Easter Sunday" challenge. I only thought is could help keep us focused as we work towards Easter. I hope you find it beneficial. <BR> <BR> March Marathon: <BR> Log the minutes you exercise each day and then add them to the total for the team. <BR> <BR> For example... <BR> My fitness mins. today: 30 <BR> Team totals: 150 <BR> <BR> This is just... Mon, 2 Mar 2009 01:09:55 EST We are having puppies!!! Hi guys I know it has been forever and a day since I have been on this thread. But I just had to share with you guys about my Shelby Lynn and my Romo. They are having puppies!! My Romo has champion blood lines on both sides of his parents. He was a real expensive Christmas present from my DH in 2007. Then for Valentines day 2008 he got me my little Shelby Lynn. :) I already had my little Zoe that he got me for Halloween 2006. <BR> My shelby is such a lover girl she was spoiled before... Sun, 1 Mar 2009 02:33:38 EST Acai Berry and Colon Cleanse DH was reading about this the other day and wants to try doing this and eating properly. When I went to work the other day, I found my guidance counselor, her secretary and the 7th grade Assistant Principal discussing something and started laughing when they held up the Acai Blast and Colon Cleanse pills.. it seems they read about it too and are trying it. <BR> I researched on line, and found that both items can be healthy but really not for weight loss by themselves. You still need to follow... Sat, 14 Feb 2009 10:57:10 EST Let's Get Hoppin' and Droppin' to Easter Sunday! OK. We are at the new starting gate. It's time to start hoppin' and droppin' those pounds. By Easter Sunday we should see less of ourselves! <BR> I'm starting at 232.6 and reset my tracker to reflect the true me. <BR> This challenge for me will be difficult because Passover and a cruise will both happen during this time. I'm going to try for 8 pounds anyway. <BR> Good luck all! Sat, 14 Feb 2009 10:47:41 EST Hello from Arkansas! I was surprised to find a BT Lovers group. I have 2 rescued BT's right now. Missy is 13 and Hercules is 8. Our first BT (Bo) adopted us when he showed up on our doorstep. We looked for his owners but no one claimed him. So he became ours. I decided several years later that he needed a friend. I started looking for rescue groups in our area. We ended up driving to Oklahoma to adopt Missy. After Bo passed away from heart problems we adopted another rescue, Hercules. He is the smallest ... Fri, 13 Feb 2009 17:15:01 EST Hi from Wa. state! Hi everyone! My name is Stacey and my Boston is Javier. He will be 6 in April and is such a sweet boy! So happy to find more BT lovers! Mon, 2 Feb 2009 14:28:08 EST Hello from Texas I did not know there was a Boston Lovers team. I have two both girls. Sammy Davis is the oldest she will be 3 in July and very high strung, then I have Mackenzie Davis she will be 2 in July she is laid back. Mackenzie is scared of every thing but Sammy. They are a hoot, and a lot of company for me. My husband drives a truck so they are my company during the week. I will have to post some pictures of them on my spark page so everyone can see them. Wed, 28 Jan 2009 23:11:55 EST hello from Norman, OK I had no idea there was a Boston Lovers page .. i am so excited .. i have a 2 year old Boston, my first pet .. he is my baby !!!!!!! Fri, 23 Jan 2009 13:41:46 EST Boston lover here on the Jersey Shore! Hello everyone, I am proud to join this group. My husband and I have a 12 year old Boston Terrier named Cody. We adopted him 4 years ago and he is absolutely SUCH a wonderfully amazing dog. He really is our best friend. <BR> <BR> Here is a picture of our sweet guy: <BR> <link><BR>oSka/Cody109.jpg </link> Sun, 18 Jan 2009 22:23:32 EST Hello from NC Hello from Charlotte, NC I am the proud parent of a boston named Webbie! Sun, 18 Jan 2009 20:08:36 EST New Vaccine Protocol Don't over vaccine. These article show the new vaccine protocol adopted by ALL 27 Vet teaching schools. Copy and carry with you on your next vet appointment. Jean Dodds DVM wrote an article in the recent Winter issue of The Boston Quarterly. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ACC-PROTOCOLS.HTM </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ule.htm </link> Fri, 16 Jan 2009 10:17:26 EST Need help choosing car insurance. DH has been pricing car insurance. We've been with Nationwide for years, but this year, for no reason, no accidents, no claims- it jumped up really high. <BR> In calling around he found out about Allstate's Platinum plan which seems very good and one called Mercury that our current insurance agent researched and said is AAA backed. Not sure if you guys know of one you are satisfied with or if you know or have dealt with Allstate or Mercury. All info would be great. I need to make a decision s... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 22:29:11 EST Help with motivation!! I am having so much trouble staying motivated and actually getting started on a program!! I do not have any friends here that want to join me in the weight loss journey so I am on my own. I am a stay at home mom so honestly I have plenty of time to exercise and to do the things I need to do, but I have the worst habit of making excuse. I am trying to face my demons and stop the excuses. Any help with what you guys do for motivation or any information will be greatly appreciated!! <BR> Tue, 6 Jan 2009 16:28:15 EST Hello from the cold north! I am so excited that SHEKIRK told me about this team! Thank-you! I have been on Spark for about 6 months and I never thought to look for a BT team. I have a mostly white BT named Maggie. She will be 5 at the end of March. I picked her out when she was a week old and she came home to me when she was 8 weeks. Most people think I'm crazy because I treat Maggie like my child. She is a tough thing full of personality and she is very stubborn. <BR> Maggie and I live in Minnesota about 25 miles sout... Sun, 4 Jan 2009 23:16:36 EST New Year Blessings I'm grateful for a chance to change and a chance to make this year a good one. <BR> <BR> AJ Thu, 1 Jan 2009 20:08:09 EST Cupid's Arrow Shooting the Pounds Away Challenge!! OK. New Year, New You! New Us! <BR> The Turtle train is leaving the station so climb on board. Slowly, but surely we will be successful this year! <BR> This challenge will run until February 14th and our hearts will be filled with pride with our achievements! <BR> We can do this and we will. So choose how you will challenge yourself, set a goal you feel you can obtain and let's get going! <BR> I know I have a lot of losing to do. I'm going to try for 6 pounds by Feb 14th. That's a pound a... Thu, 1 Jan 2009 01:09:05 EST Clean Eating Hi everyone! I am trying to eat better this coming year and have read a lot about eating "clean". If you haven't heard what it is, it is simple...eating real food without the extra junk in it that comes from processing, additives, etc. <BR> <BR> Some clean eating foods are: <BR> oatmeal, chicken, brown rice, fruits, veggies, etc. <BR> <BR> There is a magazine called clean eating ( <BR> <BR> Is anyone else interested in clean eating? Just curious. <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 31 Dec 2008 10:38:35 EST Alli?? Any info appreciated?? I am looking for a little help in my weight loss journey! I do not want to take any pills or diet aids that work on your heart or anything and I have read several good and bad things about Alli. <BR> I just want to know any info you can give have you tried it, did you like it? Did you not like it? <BR> <BR> Any info is greatly appreciated!! <BR> Tue, 23 Dec 2008 21:36:45 EST Hello! Hi All! <BR> <BR> I am Liz from Houston, TX. I have a 9 week old brindle and white Boston named Dixie. I look forward to meeting fellow Boston lovers! <BR> <BR> Liz Thu, 18 Dec 2008 10:47:38 EST Lucky/Ducky I just posted a couple of the pics from my Tenn trip...Lucky with the ducks!! Sat, 13 Dec 2008 21:15:40 EST TV signal going digital In case you haven't heard (tongue firmly planted in cheek here)the TV ads, broadcast will go digital in Jan. My one (and only) TV in the house is not digital and we have rabbit ears. The one in the RV is also not digital but some campgrounds offer cable (we tend to use RV at dog shows so no cable there) I plan to do nothing to get the TV ready. <BR> <BR> As of the change over date in Jan we will live by DVD movies alone. I will probably pick up a digital converter at some point or maybe get ... Mon, 8 Dec 2008 10:11:24 EST New and from VA I'm proudly owned by one spoiled rotten Boston Terror named "Ditto" . . . named that because he's my second (my parents owned the first . . . before they had me, actually) You can see a baby picture on my Sparkpage. He's three now, though. <BR> <BR> He's my faithful walking partner, although now that it's gotten so cold here in VA . . . we don't go outside nearly as much. Sun, 7 Dec 2008 17:49:36 EST holiday gone wild Man looses life because of holiday greed! What is up with the shop-a Roma that goes on during the winter holiday season. <BR> <BR> Okay, I don't have kids so I have never done the Santa thing. But to stay true to the story St Nick only stuffed a stocking (which were hung to dry) not a whole room. And that stocking had just a few goodies not pricey diamond earrings or iPods. <BR> <BR> It is insane that our entire economy rest on people spending too much the last 6 to 8 weeks of the year. Th... Mon, 1 Dec 2008 20:13:16 EST Holiday Cheers I liked having encouragement to see the good in a day, too. <BR> <BR> I'm thankful that our trip went well. <BR> <BR> AJ Mon, 1 Dec 2008 01:36:57 EST Hope for the Holidays -New Year, New You Challenge OK everyone. WE are off once again. I'll weigh in tomorrow. I know I'm more than I was the last challenge. Hopefully I can get on the turtle train and find some success to start the new year. <BR> Good Luck everyone! Thu, 27 Nov 2008 23:28:42 EST I'm going on vacation, and leaving my babies!!! Has anyone left their babies to go on vaca? We are going to Hawaii for a week, tomorrow. I am so sad that I am leaving them!! I just can't get over how much I am going to miss them!! They are staying with their gramma and grampa so I know they will be in the best hands and safe! I still just can't get over it!!!! <BR> <em>24</em> Mon, 24 Nov 2008 12:00:58 EST Lucky's new Halloween pics Hey, all. I finally got Lucky's new pics up..he is a hot dog, Dracula, and a KY Fried Chicken..he is so cute. I uploaded one of me I just took - praying for a snow day tonight..a buddy on another team wanted to see what I looked like..I told her it would be down tomorrow. I don't like putting up my own pic since I found out how it easy it is to access SP stuff from internet. I guess, she wanted to put a face with the name. <BR> <BR> Lucky will make you baby is the world's most ad... Fri, 21 Nov 2008 00:30:26 EST Hello from Tennessee Hi to everyone. My name is Debbie & I live in West Tennessee. I'm a dog lover in general, but especially fond of "Bostons". Check out my little "Hannah" on my Spark page. She is the best dog - does many tricks and is a loyal friend. I'm looking for "animal lover" friends to support me in my "get fit" journey. Thu, 20 Nov 2008 01:08:32 EST New Challenge Group <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=27329 </link> <BR> <BR> Hi all, <BR> <BR> Above is a new group I started to add daily challenges into our workouts and to put list our goals for every month. If your interested I hope you join, and I hope you enjoy the challenges. Thu, 13 Nov 2008 18:01:18 EST Hi from MN! Like everyone else on this page I thought it was so cool when a BT group came up when I searched! My Boston, Apollo has been mine for 3 years, but we think he is about 6. I got him from a shelter and we just can't pin down the details of what happened to him before that - he didn't even have a name! Now he and I are lamenting the snow in Minnesota today - time to break out his little coat! No more super long walks outside... Sun, 9 Nov 2008 01:29:24 EST Hello My first post! Hello everyone! I'm Star from Virgina and have 88lbs to lose. I was searching through the teams and thought, wouldn't it be cool if there was a boston terrier group... and there you were! <BR> <BR> I have two BT's Cash is 3 and Chopper is 2, they are my babies! <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to chating with you all and getting rid of this extra weight! Mon, 3 Nov 2008 09:20:36 EST Thanksgiving list I thought it would be great to have a thread where we tell each other the things we are grateful for. So, let's try to share one thing per day during the month of November. <BR> <BR> I'll start today. <BR> <BR> I'm very extremely grateful that the halloween party is OVER! <BR> <BR> AJ Fri, 31 Oct 2008 22:50:36 EST Thankful to lose anything Challenge! I really thought this is how most of us are feeling. So let's be Thankful for whatever healthy progress we make. <BR> Good luck all! <BR> I'm going to challenge myself to walk each day for 30 minutes and just eat smartly. Fri, 31 Oct 2008 21:47:34 EST Hi from Alberta Discovered this team yesterday! Approximately 30 years ago my husband received a 3 week old Boston Bull Terrier bitch for his 18th birthday whom I also fell in love with when I met him a few years later. This year his birthday present was another one (6 weeks old) - who is now 7 months old. I inherited a computer a year ago and joined SparkPeople. This website has not only helped me in maintaining a healthy life stlye but has also helped me alot in my computer skills! Fri, 10 Oct 2008 23:11:51 EST Let's Scare those Wicked Pounds Away! We have 31 days till Halloween. So let's get scary!! <BR> I'm going to try to lose 8 pounds this month. It will be a nice dent in what I've gained back. <BR> Starting weight is 225. To think I finally had gotten down to 201 and still didn't make it to One-derland. There I said it out loud!! <BR> I really need to work hard to try to get this down again. <BR> Good luck everyone! Tue, 30 Sep 2008 17:38:19 EST Hi From MA! Hi Everyone! <BR> I can't believe there is a BT lovers group on here! I just joined Spark yesterday. I have a 2 year old BT named Gracie and she is the love of my life! She keeps me very active which is a good thing. I can't even remember what it was like without her around. Tue, 16 Sep 2008 17:01:04 EST Another pet food recal 9/14 <link> </link> Sun, 14 Sep 2008 10:33:33 EST hi everyone Oh my gosh, I didn't realize that there was a Boston terrier lover group until tonight, when I happened to see it on someone else's sparkpage!! I will just introduce myself here, and hope to post regularly. I am the mom to 2 wonderful Boston's, Missi who is 2 and Bobby who is 6. We have had Missi since she was 6 weeks old, and she is just wonderful in every way, and we adopted Bobby as a rescued boy from the BTCC. He had been in a puppy mill for his first 5 yrs., horribly abused, etc, etc. ... Mon, 1 Sep 2008 22:32:54 EST Turtles on a Mission-See the pounds fall in Sept! OK guys. I tried to combine Sept and Oct using the challenge names recommended but could only make the title this long. So, we will start with Sept. and the next part of our mission will be to Trick or Treat the pounds off for Halloween! <BR> So Turtles if you wish to except this mission... we are off! <BR> Let's hope for no self-distruct!! <BR> Mon, 1 Sep 2008 17:03:20 EST This is great and I wanted to share it Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish <BR> Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their <BR> little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping <BR> for a miracle. <BR> <BR> I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we <BR> couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia <BR> procedure for the old dog in their home. <BR> <BR> As we made arrangements, R... Fri, 29 Aug 2008 11:11:25 EST Hello from Upstate New York!! Hi Everyone!! <BR> <BR> My name is Tasha and I'm the proud best friend to a beautiful nearly seven month old Boston Terrier. She is the best thing that has happened to me in a very long time! <BR> <BR> When I saw this group I could not resist. <BR> <BR> A little about me and my weight loss journey...I've been overweight my entire life, I'm 23 years old now and have about 100lbs to lose. <BR> <BR> So, that is me in a very very small nutshell! I look forward to getting to know some of y... Sun, 24 Aug 2008 19:31:25 EST My friend found this on craigslist.. attn wash st. <link><BR>3637.html </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> I dont know them or anything, but I thought I'd share the ad. Thu, 21 Aug 2008 17:00:42 EST Dog food in the news Aug 2008 <BR> <link><BR>08/pet_food_recalls100.html </link> Tue, 19 Aug 2008 13:49:49 EST New pics I just uploaded some new pics of Lucky - some old and some new. I have a before/after of Jake. .one is the night he came home in the garage, and the other is just the other day outside. I have one of Casey on the patio. Casey needs shaved badly, but where she isn't technically mine..I am afraid if I take her in to be groomed...and she reacts badly, bites someone..I'd be sued. Sat, 16 Aug 2008 21:14:48 EST Mangy mutt So the puppy has been scratching up a storm so I took him to the vet. He has demodex mange, plus scratches in both eyes, plus scabs in/behind his ear, plus a skin infection....all from the scratching. Got him some antibiotics, antihistimines, allergy medicine (think its just the omega3/6 fatty acids), eye ointment, and promeris (every 2 weeks to treat the mites). <BR> <BR> At least being around him right now can help clear your sinuses (promeris smells like eucalyptus I think). Thu, 14 Aug 2008 19:35:08 EST Hi there! Hi, I'm Meg and I am the proud owner of a 5 month old Boston named Roxy. She's a spitfire! I don't have any pictures of her up yet, but I do have one of my parents' Boston, Sophie, and my old lady baby, Phoebe, who is a pugahua (pug/chihuahua mix.) I'm glad to find another group of people devoted to the Boston breed. BTW, does anybody else's Boston love to play with milk cartons? Both mine do! Wed, 13 Aug 2008 23:21:16 EST Hello! Hello! I just wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. My name is Rayanne, I am a busy mother of three kids and one Boston puppy named Mortimer. I have just restarted sparkpeople after a long break, and recent eye opening experiences. Hoping this time to stick to it and make it work! <BR> <BR> Look forward to getting to know ya'll. <BR> <BR> Hugs! <BR> Tue, 12 Aug 2008 10:14:33 EST luxating patella aka sleeping knee cap My friend's Boston Terrier, Oreo. Is suppose to be going in for surgery for her knees. Has anyone ever gone thru this, or known anyone who has, or know anything about it. She wants some feedback. About knees and the surgery. Anything would help. Thank you. Wed, 6 Aug 2008 12:47:08 EST How do I change my goals? When I orig set up my goals SP asked me what I wanted to loose in what amount of time and da da da.... Well I want to change it... All I can figure out is going to Nutrition tracker and specifically changing my own cal intake, but I want it to tell me what I should change it to.... <BR> help Tue, 5 Aug 2008 19:54:20 EST Let's Lighten Up for Labor Day Challenge! And we are off once again!! <BR> I took an honest look at myself, got on that scale this morning and saw I have gained another 3.2 pounds! <BR> So I am up to 216.9!! I need to lighten up! <BR> My goal is to lose 6 pounds by Labor Day. Would love it to be 8, but with the boys still here until the end of August, that's wishful thinking. <BR> So let's Lighten Up everyone!! <BR> Fri, 1 Aug 2008 08:25:02 EST Hello everyone Just wanted to give myself a quick introduction and say how happy I am that there's a Boston Terrier group on SparkPeople! I was so happy when I found it. I have one BT named Iggy. He's still a puppy at almost 10 months and a great joy in my life. I joined SP after a friend told me about a few weeks ago and I'm very happy I did. I'm getting married soon and hope to not be embarrassed by my photos in the years to come. Starting slowly with my focus so far being mainly on keeping a good l... Tue, 29 Jul 2008 18:07:25 EST Morning or Afternoon When do you like to workout? & why? (& why not?) Mon, 28 Jul 2008 13:42:20 EST I have a new nickname for Angus! So, as some of you know my lil mister Angus is a mama's boy and I'm always thinking of new nicknames for him (and well for Alice too). <BR> So I thought of a new one..... <BR> <BR> Pussy Willlow <BR> <BR> lol <BR> I just had to share. <BR> Wed, 23 Jul 2008 14:43:30 EST I have all of 19 whole weeks - but I'm lazy Hi all my BT SP friends!!! <BR> <BR> Ok, so I've totally been slacking!!! <BR> I've been eating healthy & trying to go on walks and have been drinkin lots of water - but I'm not making a big enough effort to loose the weight I want to loose before I go to Hawaii in November! <BR> <BR> I'd like to loose 15 pounds. I've lost about 10 since I started SP - but it's not much to bragg about.... <BR> <BR> So, what I need from you is your ideas on some small changes. <BR> <BR> I need to get u... Mon, 21 Jul 2008 14:56:56 EST Hi everyone! I just found this group and thought I'd join in. I'm Ann from Boise, ID. I'll let you read up on my sparkpage for most of the details. I was never an animal lover as a child so having a dog is an experience for me. It's been good. <BR> <BR> Our Boston is named Buffee. She is 10 years old now, but most of the time still acts like a puppy. She was owned by a 94 year old man who decided she had too much energy and he couldn't keep up with her. So he decided to give her to us. She was five year... Wed, 16 Jul 2008 12:46:21 EST Backwards Sneezing - Bane of Brachycephalic Dogs If you have a Boston, you've probably experienced the scare of backwards (reverse) sneezing. Wikipedia describes it well: <BR> <BR> "Reverse sneezing (also called backwards sneezing) or inspiratory paroxysmal respiration is a phenomenon observed in dogs, particularly in those with brachycephalic skulls. Its exact cause is unknown but may be due to nasal, pharyngeal, or sinus irritation (such as an allergy) or the dog's attempt to remove mucus. It is characterized by rapid and repeated forced... Sat, 12 Jul 2008 17:51:23 EST Ways to include your boston in your exercise? Other than of course walking/running/biking with them, anyone have ideas on how to include your dogs with your routine? I saw a link once (but didnt read it) about a mommy and me strength training program...I had the impression of using the baby as a dumbbell and thought....I wish I could use the dogs like that sort of. And at 34 and 25 pounds, I got some pretty heavy potential weights. And with their muscles....who knows what the tension equivalents would be. <BR> <BR> But I guess it wo... Sat, 12 Jul 2008 08:59:13 EST Howdy Hello, I am a new member to sparkpeople, just found it today. I am a proud mother to two boston terriers, 2 years old and 10 months old. They are the second pair that I have been blessed with, our first pair passed away at 10 years old Sept 2006 and 11 years old Oct 2007. I am a member of the Woof board under the name Rainessa if anyone else is a member of that board. Thu, 10 Jul 2008 12:07:09 EST Melting Our Way to August Challenge!! And we are off once again. Let's see those pounds melt away!! I have an awful lot of melting to do just to get back to my lowest point. <BR> All the way back up to 213.7...ugh! <BR> Sat, 5 Jul 2008 19:17:40 EST Hello, I'm new here I wanted to introduce myself and my son Doobie-doo he's 9 years old and the lite of my life. He has a sister she's a terrier also but not a Boston, we love her just as much, her name is Tinker-bell and she is a mess I really belive she keeps doobie young. I'm so glad I found this team. Tue, 1 Jul 2008 21:08:02 EST I'm Sophie and Caleb's mom from Orange County! Yayyyyy!!! I'm so glad to have found this board! My two Bostons are my little loves! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-fit-plan-day-2-success.html </link> Thu, 26 Jun 2008 17:59:58 EST Hi from Saskatchewan! Hi everyone! I am new to the team and just started spark people the 2nd week of June! Really excited to see all these Bostons and will be checking out all the pics! I have two male Bostons, Rupert is 4 and Petey is 3. i have a pic of them together in my gallery on my sparkpage! I'm also thankful to have found this website packed with info and tremendous support and motivation! See you all around here! Thu, 26 Jun 2008 11:43:52 EST Good Morning Finding this team made my day! Any team who loves BTs are my kind of people! We have Zoey who is two, the first little dog I have ever been owned by. Up till now I was hooked on Labs, in fact our two elderly labs (11 & 13)have never fully forgiven us for bringing this bossy little girl home! Really - she rules the house! Our daughter has a BT named Molly, my sister has three. Who could resist getting a BT of their very own. I'm a newbie to this site, but not to the struggles of weight lo... Tue, 24 Jun 2008 11:27:17 EST HI from SC I just wanted to say a quick hello. I love that this team is here..I definitely love my bostons..I have 4 Boston Terriers. Rollie is 16YO, Spot and Millie are both 8YO and then there is Abby she is about 1 1/2 YO. They are all very sweet, however Abby is my challenge. She is great but HYPER!!!! <BR> Look forward to getting to know you guys. <BR> Rhonda Sun, 22 Jun 2008 16:36:41 EST Inching Our Way to Independence Day! This will just be a short trip and maybe we can shave off an inch or two in the next two weeks! <BR> Let's go everyone! Let's light the fuse and blast a way to looking leaner on July 4th!!! <em>283</em> Fri, 20 Jun 2008 21:19:10 EST A quick Hello! Hey guys! Just wanted to introduce myself. I am Lisa and have wonderful Bostie named Demi. She is a little over a year old! She is my heart dog, and love her tons. She is one spoiled little girl. <BR> One thing that makes her special is that she still has a ton of pink left on her nose, it is very very very slowly turning black. I love her butterfly nose and give it lots of kisses daily! <em>212</em> Mon, 16 Jun 2008 22:04:24 EST Teaching not to jump up - help! Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> One of my Bostons, Angus, has a really bad jumping up problem. I've tried to teach him not to, but I guess my ways of doing so are not right.... <BR> He knows the command 'gentle' but doesn't seem to listen to it if I say it when he's jumping up. I've also told him "down" - it will work SOMETIMES! But he just gets so darn excited!!! Thu, 12 Jun 2008 18:49:17 EST Hello! Hello! If I could have anything in the world I would have a Boston terrier I think these are the most adorable dogs ever! My Grandma had one when I was younger named Opie and we had a close bond; I have loved Boston terriers ever since. Once I move to a place where dogs are allowed I will get one instantly! I just joined this group and I just wanted to say hello to everyone and to say that I wish all good luck in accomplishing your weight loss goals. Fri, 6 Jun 2008 10:48:44 EST See Less of Me this Summer Challenge! OK turtles....poke your heads out of your shells and let's head towards the first day of summer-June 21. <BR> <BR> Here's to summer time and looser fitting shells!! Mon, 26 May 2008 16:40:22 EST New Chair Workout worth looking into! Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> Jason, as you know, is in a wheelchair, and he is heavier than he should be, so besides pushing himself around which can be monotonous, he has no way to do cardio workouts. <BR> <BR> He just bought some videos off Ebay called "Chair Aerobics for everyone". We just did the "Chair boxing" and it actually made us sweat. I stood up for it because I can get better punches in when I stand, but you dont have to stand, and it really is a good workout. <BR> We also bought 'ch... Sun, 25 May 2008 11:03:23 EST Hi everyone! I am new to SparkPeople (well - about a week now), and so happy to have found this team. I am Mommy to two kids and two Boston Terriers, Olive and Maddye. We fell in love with BT's when we got Olive,almost 9 years ago. Maddye came into our lives through some strange and sad circumstances in December. They are two very great little girls - so wonderful with my non-furry little girls <em>41</em> ! I'll get some pictures of them up very soon! Sat, 24 May 2008 11:40:57 EST Accidental dog bite My son David (15) got bit by a Boston Terrier, David was at the neighbors to my mother, about to cut their grass for them and was knealing, petting the dog, normally very friendly, the dog was excited to see David, in the excitement the dog jumped up and caught Davids lip with a tooth, in the process it ripped a large gash from his lip down towards his chin. It took 10 stitches to put it all back together, 5 in the lip area and 5 on the skin area. David was very upset needless to say, I let... Tue, 20 May 2008 11:47:45 EST My New Baby!! Went to visit our new baby Wally last night. He's only 5 days old so we picked him because he was crying the most (I know, real scientific!!)! He's adorable and we can't wait to bring him home! I put a couple of pics on my Spark Page... Tue, 20 May 2008 10:35:09 EST Newbie Hi everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> I am not new to sparkpeople but I am new to this group! I have a 6 year old Bosten Terrier girl and her name is Piggy. After having adopted Piggy I am in love with Boston Terriers. I plan on adopting another Boston Terrier boy in the future. <BR> <BR> My name is Josie <BR> I am 23 years old <BR> I love animals, outdoors, photography, music and anything fun. <BR> I live in Chicago <BR> I am getting married October 4, 2008 <BR> <BR> Hello to everyone! Sat, 17 May 2008 18:27:34 EST What food? What kind of food do you feed your Boston? I use Enova, but it's kind of expensive. My step mother cooks for all her animals (one dog, four cats), but I really don't see that happening in my house. Sat, 10 May 2008 13:12:07 EST What toy? What toy or treat does your Boston love best? I collect beanbag pooh toys, and Yoda absolutely loves to steal those when I am not looking. He also loves ice. What about your babies? Sun, 4 May 2008 17:57:55 EST commandments for pet owners I'm sure this has been posted before but I just received it and wanted to pass it on to all of you. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 'Ten Commandments for a Responsible Pet Owner' as <BR> dictated by the pet. <BR> <BR> 1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. <BR> Any separation from you is likely to be painful. <BR> <BR> 2. Give me time to understand what you want of me. <BR> <BR> 3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being. <BR> <BR> 4. Don't be angry with me for long and d... Tue, 29 Apr 2008 20:46:46 EST What day of the week? Does anyone know what is supposed to be the best day of the week to weigh in on? I know they say Monday is good because then you are more apt to be good over the weekend. Any other thoughts? Thu, 24 Apr 2008 20:32:55 EST Boston Terrier Property Laws: Boston Terrier Property Laws: <BR> <BR> If I like it, it's mine. <BR> If it's in my mouth, it's mine. <BR> If I had it a little while ago, it's mine. <BR> If I can take it from you, it's mine. <BR> If it's mine, it must never have been yours. <BR> If it just looks like mine, it's mine. <BR> If I saw it first, it's mine. <BR> If it's edible, it's mine. <BR> If you have something and put it down, it's mine. <BR> If I chewed it up, all the pieces are mine. <BR> If I get tired of it, it's yours.... Mon, 21 Apr 2008 20:26:05 EST Photos needed Hi - I posted this on the general discussion section as well <BR> <BR> I am writing a brochure for my piano studio and need photos of dogs and/or cats at the paino - or playing the piano or something around a piano - I have spent over 20 hours trying to find free photos to use - even public domain doesn't seem to be that public or offer that much - There are some really cute pictures out there but I cannot pay and have no idea how to get something on the computer and then over to the broch... Thu, 17 Apr 2008 12:20:10 EST SAD Have you signed the petition for that poor dog I'm not sure I want to present this to all of you, because it is so sad, I just want to forget about it!!! But something HAS to be done!!! <BR> <BR> For the softies: Please just read below, and sign the not watch the video! It's just too difficult to watch! <BR> <BR> <BR> Fwd to me: <BR> <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>------------- <BR> <BR> Video: <BR><BR>jg&feature=related <BR> <BR> Petition: <BR> Message me ... Wed, 16 Apr 2008 15:27:34 EST My poor Boston My youngest Boston, Baby was outside and she is a few crayons short of a box (and I mean that nicely) somehow she decided to attack the bottom of a wire fence and got her paw all cut up. She limped in and her foot was all swollen. I called the doggy hospital and they said to give her benedyl and clean it with peroxide. It is better and she is now walking on it. Sat, 12 Apr 2008 18:18:39 EST LOST BOSTON TERRIER IN SEATTLE, WA Hi fellow spark members.... <BR> <BR> My grand daughter, Daisy, has come up missing. <BR> Last seen in the Admiral district of West Seattle. That is also where her home is. <BR> <BR> She is about 13 pounds, usual black and white markings, and very friendly. <BR> <BR> Her mama has been doing everything possible to find her. Called every number she can find online and in the phone book. Has called many vets, the Seattle Animal Shelter, King County Animal Control, etc.. I have also posted a ... Sat, 12 Apr 2008 00:55:01 EST One of my favorite Boston sites I dont know if you have seen this one or not but here is a favorite of mine. The videos are great too. <BR> <BR> <BR> Tracy Fri, 11 Apr 2008 14:58:49 EST very cute website You guys may have seen this before but I just discovered it so I thought I'd share! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 11 Apr 2008 11:15:21 EST hey! I'm not new to sparkpeople but i just stumbled across this group! glad to find other BT lovers :) <BR> I have an 8 month old boy named Dexter... hoping to get a girl too in a year or so. Curious if anyone here frequents If not, check it out! Anyway, just wanted to say hi everyone! :) Thu, 10 Apr 2008 23:57:06 EST Vote for my babies, please I entered a few photos in a contest thru Its an online photo developing company. <BR> <BR> See the pics and vote, please :) <BR> <BR> I really appreciate it!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>estname=babypets/contestentryoid=12366<BR>46/a=105228602 </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>estname=bestfriends/contestentryoid=12<BR>36645/a=105228602 </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>estname=... Thu, 10 Apr 2008 17:48:33 EST BOSTON TERRIER Screen Saver! <link><BR>en-cleaner/ </link> Thu, 10 Apr 2008 12:27:45 EST BT on treadmill clip <link><BR>feature=related </link> <BR> <BR> The boy we placed in upstate NY runs on a treadmill and he looks great, all muscle. Wed, 9 Apr 2008 13:07:03 EST Gotta Question Now that Spring is in the air, I took the girls outside to play amd Sadie grabbed a stick and started chewing on it and running around with it. <BR> <BR> How safe is that? I fuss at her to quit chewing on the stick, but you know how hard headed Bostons are. What do you all suggest? <BR> <BR> Shannon Tue, 8 Apr 2008 14:11:35 EST Hello Hello <BR> I am new here and happy to find this group. We have three Boston Terriers and we have French Bulldogs as well. Hubby says he is going to move out if I get anymore and....I told him I was going to miss him! lol <BR> Seriously....Love this site, glad to be here and with others with the same interests. <BR> Tracy Sun, 6 Apr 2008 01:06:30 EST My Boston has an owie.... Is it a bruise?? Take a look at my pictures... there is one of Angus with a bruise looking thing on his tummy. He was attacked by a dog last Friday. But this didn't show up until Tuesday when he was rough housing with Alice... And at first we thought it was a rug burn... but now it looks more like a bruise.... do dogs bruise like we do? I've never seen one before. It doesn't bother him at all. <BR> When he was attacked last Friday, the dog (much bigger that he) wrapped his mouth around the top of Angus's wai... Fri, 4 Apr 2008 12:52:00 EST A snowy HeLLO from Canada! Hi everyone! Obviously, I'm new to the board & equally as obviously, I love BT's! I rescued my 2 year old, 37 pound BABY, Oscar almost a year ago & have absolutely fallen in love with him... and with the breed! <BR> <BR> I wish everyone luck with their weight loss/healthy lifestyle endeavours!! It really is nice to find a supportive community to turn to! <BR> Wed, 26 Mar 2008 12:51:28 EST I'm new! Good morning all, I just found this team! My name is Mona and my story is as follows; I had to let my daughter adopt my B.T. Sugar when my hubby and I moved to a sm. apartment. My daughter and her family love Sugar and are making a great home for her. I spend time with Sugar 3 or 4 times per week,but it's just not the same! Anyway,she is a sweet dog and I love the chance to talk about her and to learn about your's. Thanks for being here,I have a couple of photos of her on my SparkPage! Mo... Tue, 25 Mar 2008 08:22:05 EST Marching our way to Memorial Day OK Turtles!! Start your Engines!!! We are off on a new challenge, so let's start Marching!! Summer is just around the bend and I am hoping to see a little bit less of myself by then! <BR> So, today I am 202.1 and by Memorial Day (9 full weeks from now) I hope to see another 10 pounds gone. I will pitstop towards the end of Passover April 26th and hope to have 5 pounds by then. Definitely want to be in one-derland. Sun, 23 Mar 2008 12:08:56 EST Easter side dishes? I need some ideas for side dishes for Easter. Healthy ones that everyone will like (even ones who aren't on a diet). Thanks everyone! Fri, 21 Mar 2008 14:12:18 EST Does Your BT Eat Strange Stuff? My husband often peels potatoes in his recliner while watching TV. Buster started gobbling up the peelings and now expects them. Today I was peeling sweet potatoes and he was doing flip flops and yes, he ate sweet potato peelings, too. Sun, 16 Mar 2008 20:41:54 EST Where does your Boston sleep? Both of mine LOVE to sleep under the covers. Angus - sleeps way down at the bottom near my feet. Alice likes to sleep under the covers, but with her head in between the pillows. Fri, 14 Mar 2008 12:48:27 EST first time Boston owner with questions Hello. Murdock Merlot was born last Sept., so he is still a puppy. He is a liver instead of being black/white or brindle. I know that the Bostons are a fun loving family dog, but ours seems to be aloof. He plays w/us and the other dogs a lot, but only sits w/us when he wants to sleep. He's not big on cuddling like our chihuahuas. He also makes a "Mrrr" (like a growl) when we pick him up. It's the same type of sound he makes when we play tug of war w/him. Is this typical? He doesn't s... Fri, 14 Mar 2008 10:16:39 EST does anybody Else's BT ..... I would like to know if any other Bostons out there throw up a congestion like substance. And if so do you know of anything that helps. <em>29</em> Wed, 12 Mar 2008 20:02:04 EST Hello from Bean and Bitflinger Bean, my Boston, is happy I've joined this team. She sometimes gets a little overwhelmed by my Parson Russell terrier, Ruckus, who is all boy and all about playing ball. <BR> <BR> Bean likes to jump in her inflatable boat and float around the pool. Other than that, she spends lots of time sleeping and being cute. Wed, 12 Mar 2008 09:49:02 EST Very sad news! My mother had to have her Boston put down Monday. He was about 13 yrs old the liter brother of my female. He has been having epileptic seizures for years now, but they have gotten so much worse, then at the vet appt it was confirmed he had gone deaf and had several tumors that could be felt in addition to having gone blind in one eye. My mother just felt it was time with all the problems plus his walking into things. Sometime Prince would just stand and his whole body would shake and shiv... Tue, 11 Mar 2008 14:49:27 EST Silly Bostons Our Bostons, a blk/wht male 1.5 yrs and brw/wht female 8 months are the silliest dogs I have ever seen. <BR> <BR> Yesterday they were chasing each other around the house with a toy. First the Lola would have the toy and run around the house and back outside with Scout following her. Then Scout would come running in the house with the toy and Lola followed him...They play like this every day. <BR> <BR> Also, Scout is a big male Boston-he is tall and skinny-twice the height of the female and ... Tue, 11 Mar 2008 13:34:12 EST Weight Comparisons I got this from another team and wanted to share it. I thought it was hilarious! I've lost an air conditioner and on my way to losing a small horse!! <BR> <BR> "Here are some weight comparisons... <BR> <BR> Now.. What equivalent have you shed and what will you be shedding? <BR> <BR> 1 pound = a Guinea Pig <BR> 1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts <BR> 2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs <BR> 3 pounds = an average human brain <BR> 4 pounds = an ostrich egg <BR> 5 pounds = ... Sat, 8 Mar 2008 14:47:04 EST The details of March being tough one I'm not sure where to begin or how to keep it short. A few weeks ago, out of the blue, a young women(aged out of Jr handlers in 2007)that I know from shows gave me a call. Handled O's 1/2 brother Z via sire against my O at a number of shows, & took Z to Westminster. Very nice young women, I'm old enough to be MOM. She knew nothing about Bostons before handling Z and she loved him. Well, she asked if she could take O to 4 shows in York, Pa (3/13-16) then 6 shows in Raleigh, NC (3/18-23). The o... Sat, 1 Mar 2008 08:48:21 EST Turtles Hopping Each Day to Easter Sunday OK, and we are off and hopping! Easter Sunday is March 23rd. So pick a goal that is comfortable and doable for yourself and lets get hopping! Fri, 29 Feb 2008 21:26:14 EST Hello all! I have been on sp for awhile. Just noticed this group and thought I would join! I have a 6 mo. Boston Terrier. Addorable. Unfortunately, we are still house training. Hopefully, we will get through it very soon. He is having trouble communicating... If we stay on our toes he is okay. But, if we don't get him out in time he has an accident. Part time kennel right now. We also have a Sheltie. I was really hoping he would learn from him but, perhaps with more time. Its so funny how different they... Wed, 20 Feb 2008 11:30:59 EST Hi everyone I've been on SP for a while, but decided that it was time to get more active in the online community. I was thrilled to see that there was a group for Boston lovers. I grew up with BT's and I have two now. I just recently made my page public, and I don't have any pics yet, but there will be some soon! Thu, 14 Feb 2008 22:58:28 EST New to SP! Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I just joined SP 5 days ago and it is going really well so far! I am almost 23 years old, I am recent college graduate and now work in finance. <BR> <BR> My Boston's 1 year birthday is on Sunday! I have an addiction to taking pictures of my lil girl so check out my page, there are lots of em! (although not nearly as much as my don't even want to know!!) <BR> <BR> I am trying to lose 10-15 lbs by June! Stop by my page, I would love to have some ... Wed, 6 Feb 2008 22:28:37 EST New to SP! Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I just joined SP 5 days ago and it is going really well so far! I am almost 23 years old, I am recent college graduate and now work in finance. <BR> <BR> My Boston's 1 year birthday is on Sunday! I have an addiction to taking pictures of my lil girl so check out my page, there are lots of em! (although not nearly as much as my don't even want to know!!) <BR> <BR> I am trying to lose 10-15 lbs by June! Stop by my page, I would love to have some ... Wed, 6 Feb 2008 22:28:10 EST A great surprise I have a new puppy! My husband surprised me with her on Saturday. I have spent the last couple of days off the computer getting to know her. She is very smart (typical Boston) and is already learning to let us know when she needs to go out. She is very protective of the grandbaby. They love to play with each other. We have named her Penelope. I can't believe how lucky I am to have her. Mon, 4 Feb 2008 20:56:13 EST "0" Calories!! I found this interesting - thought I'd share. <BR> <BR> A great way to determine the value of a certain food is by its generosity. The best foods are the ones that make you work the least and give you a whole bunch of nutrition in return. The nature of these wondrous foods lies in their extreme simplicity. Think lots of satisfaction with little calculation. When it comes to counting calories, they let you take your thinking caps off. They are calorie-free foods, and while they may be every ... Mon, 4 Feb 2008 15:31:13 EST Weight loss helpers!! Stoke your metabolic fire and burn calories faster with diet-friendly foods and beverages. Post this list on your fridge next to the photo of you in your "skinny jeans" and make a copy to bring with you the next time you shop for groceries. <BR> Just remember: calories count, portion control rules and there's no substitute for a well-balanced diet and regular exercise. So get moving! <BR> Here are the top picks culled from some of the latest research: <BR> 1. Water! A new study seems to in... Mon, 4 Feb 2008 15:30:26 EST Going Camping Hi, <BR> <BR> I am going camping this weekend, and bringing my little fur baby with me. I am wondering about bugs and other protection for him. He is on Revolution, but I don't want mosquitoes to bother him. <BR> This is my first time camping, and I have received a lot of people camping tips, but I have seen almost nothing for pets. <BR> Does anyone have some good info? <BR> Thanks Mon, 4 Feb 2008 13:04:16 EST Hi All! I am a brand new boston mommy. I couldn't be happier with my little puppy Yoda. He's so cute, and seems to learn so fast. <BR> He has so much energy, he makes a great walking partner. Tue, 29 Jan 2008 19:51:39 EST Hi from Georgia I found this team today. Sadly, I don't have a Boston Terrier right now. I have been owned by three Boston Terriers in the past though. I got Peanut when she was a puppy and she was my constant companion for 15 years. I've been without her for several years now and truly miss her. Jocksir was a rescue dog and he was more my daughter's dog than mine. He was a very well intentioned dog and completely devoted to my daughter. Our smallest Boston was Snuffles. Snuffles was with us the shor... Tue, 29 Jan 2008 12:23:55 EST Should we be concerned about dog toys from China? So I was thinking... hannah's toys are mostly made in china. Who is to say there isn't lead in the paint they use or the rubber? I would imagine it wouldn't make headlines. <BR> <BR> I was just concerned because many of you may remember she gets the shakes at least once a week and now I'm being paranoid and wondering if its a heavy metal buildup in her little body. <BR> <BR> I've already tossed all her plastic toys, especially the really cheap ones from walmart. Now all we have are tennis b... Fri, 25 Jan 2008 19:44:57 EST Hi everyone!!!!! Hi my name is Kim and I just started Spark pages a few days ago. I'm looking to lose about 50 pounds with the help of everyone that will help me. BTW my boston's name is Makenzie and she is probably one of the best things that has been put into my life. Wed, 23 Jan 2008 13:07:56 EST Need your advice.....HELP I have 2 Bostons and one of them was bopught from a breeder that I think she was over bred. Well, her poor toenails ar splitting and breaking to the quick. What can I do to help that or prevent it. <BR> <BR> I have tried nail polish, clear. and fish oil. I sure could use your advice Tue, 15 Jan 2008 15:08:54 EST My first post Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I just joined Spark People yesterday. I had never heard of it until this week and I saw a show about it on TV and read an article in Woman's World about it. Well, I thought that was a sign!! I wanted to join this team because I LOVE Boston Terriers. We have one named Casey (he's a big boy--about 30 pounds!!!). I'm excited to get to know people on this site and maybe even lose weight!!! Mon, 14 Jan 2008 08:25:52 EST Hi from Ohio Hi, I'm pretty new to spark and have found a few great groups already. But to find a group of Boston lovers is great. Can't wait to talk to others about our boy! Actually our Boston is my husband's dog (a birthday gift from me. He wanted one sooo bad and I could not imagine why. I love terriers but didn't see the attraction to Bostons.) Needless to say three years later -I can't imagine my life without one! Chubby is the cream in our coffee! Sat, 12 Jan 2008 09:23:12 EST hi boston terrier lovers I am new to SP and cannot believe I have found a BT site here! Our 'child' was born on July 3, 2003. Can't believe he is already 3 1/2 years old. His name is Bogey, and of course, he 'rules the roost'. What a character. He is happiest when everyone is home and he is either playing with, or snuggling up to one of his beloved family members! I could go on and on - I am sure you would all understand:}- but a little bit about me now... <BR> Having just found SP, I am eager to meet some frie... Tue, 1 Jan 2008 18:46:28 EST Leaping Turtles to Leap Day Challenge Well here we go! Another year and another challenge! <BR> Let's get Leaping! <BR> I'm going for 8 pounds by Feb 29th! <BR> <BR> We can do this! Let's take each other by the hand and Leap into this challenge! <BR> Mon, 31 Dec 2007 17:26:21 EST Dog Winter Wonderland Dog tags ring, are you listenin'? <BR> In the lane, snow is glistenin'. <BR> It's yellow, NOT white, <BR> I've been there tonight, <BR> Marking up my winter wonderland. <BR> <BR> Smell that tree? That's my fragrance. <BR> It's a sign for wand'ring vagrants; <BR> "Avoid where I pee, <BR> It's MY pro-per-ty! <BR> Marked up as my winter wonderland." <BR> <BR> In the meadow dad will build a snowman, <BR> Following the classical design. <BR> Then I'll lift my leg and let it go man, <BR> So all ... Sun, 23 Dec 2007 15:57:58 EST Sick baby My brother has a Boston named Mickey, he is in real danger of losing one of his eyes. It has an ulcer, the doctor says if it does not turn around soon, he may loose the eye. My brother is desperately trying to save the eye. He has spent over $500 this month alone on meds and such. The have had to even take away all his toys so he does not play rough with them and accidently injure the eye further. <BR> <BR> If you do pray, please pray for this Boston, he is so precious as all of our Bos... Fri, 21 Dec 2007 09:11:26 EST Celebrity Boston Owners I admit it; I love QVC. I saw a portrait of Joan Rivers and a Boston! I'm shocked. Do you know of any other celebrities that have such good taste? <em>198</em> If Britney Spears has one; please keep it to yourself. Sat, 24 Nov 2007 09:05:16 EST Santa's Turtle Challenge to the New Year Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the day . .your family, your friends, and the food!! <BR> <BR> The day after Thanksgiving. . .we, turtles, begin. .our new challenge!!!! On our weigh-in after Thanksgiving - If we lose weight awesome, if we maintain awesome, if we gain - that is okay. . . we trek ahead - no looking back!!! <BR> <BR> My goal is to be at 225 by New Year - 6 lbs - but if I can get half that - just 3 lbs - with the holidays. . I'd be very happy, too! So . . I am at 231.8 - my goal i... Wed, 21 Nov 2007 20:57:36 EST Saying Hello I am owned by a 4 (almost 5) year old boston terrier named Albus. After Albus moved in I lost a lot of weight and we spent most of my days off walking the trails at a local park. Then three years ago I decided I needed a career change and I quit my job and went to law school. I put on a LOT of weight back to my original size plus 20 or so pounds. <BR> <BR> A couple months ago I went to the hospital with chest pain, and a few weeks ago had some abnormal heart test results. The doctor said... Sat, 17 Nov 2007 07:23:21 EST I am not dead Hi guys... <BR> <BR> It has been so long and I am sad to report that the months have not been kind. I have gained weight. I am so disapopointed in myself. I have been doing a lot of reading about health and obesity and I think I am finally ready to make the change for good. I went to Trader Joe's last night and stocked up on healthy stuff as well as some vitamin supplements. <BR> <BR> I am so sorry I have been such a flake. So much has happened - I am so embarrassed that I let life g... Mon, 12 Nov 2007 15:25:41 EST The Turtle's Turkey Challenge I agreed with you guys that the Halloween challenge thread was a GREAT source of support so I thought we definitely should continue it here. I took the initiative to start it! Tomorrow everyone should post their goals and we'll check in with the group as much as we can! Here's to a healthy November! Wed, 31 Oct 2007 23:15:35 EST Pet Treats I know you all love your babies.. as I do mine.. so I was wondering if any of you have some recipes for pet treats? I have a couple of friends who also spoil their babies rotten and am thinking of making some for christmas. I also wonder if you all know where I can get some cute cookie cutters for these treats? I may do a little gift bag with the treats a recipe card and a cookie cutter. <BR> thanks so much ahead of time! <BR> Lisa Fri, 12 Oct 2007 00:37:22 EST Reward Ideas I thought this would be a good topic. .to help us stay motivated. Let's all list some ideas and/or goals to work toward! <BR> <BR> For me, I am going to work toward these: <BR> 230 - buy a new CD <BR> 220 - buy a new movie <BR> 210 - buy some scrapbooking things I want <BR> 199 - buy new NIKE shoes - ONE-derland - my feet may be more size 10 instead of size 11! <BR> 180 - Pedicure/Manicure <BR> 174 - Shopping! Shopping! Shopping! and more shopping! Sun, 7 Oct 2007 19:09:34 EST Snack Ideas A man posted this on the 'mill team. .I thought I would share it. He had gotten the info from a dietician. <BR> <BR> <BR> Here are 22 portable and healthy snacks that make the list of dietitian's favorites: <BR> <BR> 1. Half a peanut butter sandwich on whole-wheat bread <BR> 2. Low-sugar, whole-grain granola bars that have at least 3 grams of fiber <BR> 3. Whole-grain crackers or whole-wheat tortilla with hummus or nut butter <BR> 4. A handful of unsalted or lightly salted dry-roasted ... Sun, 7 Oct 2007 18:59:49 EST Hi everyone! Hi! I'm Michelle. I just got my very 1st Boston Terrier 2 weeks ago. He is almost 13 weeks old and his name is Cooper. He is my new little darling. Up until recently we had a pug but his original owner (my now ex-friend) decided not to give him back after my family came home from vacation. I think it was meant to be though, because we would not have gotten Cooper. Unfortunately lifes lessons aren't always easy. I am looking forward to meeting everyone in this group and to find out more info a... Fri, 28 Sep 2007 11:20:08 EST Recipes Chicken & Green Chili Soup <BR> w/ Tamale Dumplings <BR> SOUP <BR> 2 Poblano Chilies <BR> 2 tbs canola oil <BR> 1 onion, chopped <BR> 1 red bell pepper, seeded & diced <BR> 1 carrot, chopped <BR> 6 scallions, finely sliced(3/4 c) <BR> 3 cloves garlic minced <BR> 5 cups defatted(low sodium)Chicken broth <BR> 1 canned diced tome drained <BR> or 2 ripe peeled, seeded, chopped <BR> 5 tomatillos husked, rinse, & diced(opt) <BR> 1 Tbs fresh basil <BR> 1 cup shredded cooked chicken <BR> Salt and... Wed, 19 Sep 2007 10:32:13 EST Newbie w/2 Bostons Hi All, <BR> <BR> I was thrilled to come across this group. Our family has two Boston Terriers. One is 8 and the other is 6. We also have Boxers as well. Seems like a lot of people have both. <em>20</em> Very cool! <BR> We live in Florida, about a mile from the beach. I'm still getting used to that fact, as we just moved from Western NC 2 months ago. We lived in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains so this is all new to me. <BR> Well I'm married have two great kids and a grandson that... Thu, 13 Sep 2007 22:43:04 EST Bring your dog to work Does anyone here bring their dog to work with them? Are you allowed to? Today I brought my guy Sampson to work with me because I had no bosses around and it's been awesome. It made me so much happier & productive to have him with me. He even sat on my lap while I was working on the computer at one point. Just wanted to share how much I loved work today. The added benefit to bringing him to work was that I also took him for a half hour walk on my lunch, extra exercise for me today! I'm thinkin... Wed, 5 Sep 2007 16:10:31 EST Halloween Challenge- 20 by 10/31 Hey everyone! I know a good chunk of us want to try and get serious for this halloween challenge so I thought I'd post a mini thread here for us to also weigh in on and keep each other posted. <BR> <BR> This morning my scale said I weigh 146. <BR> I'm aiming for 129 just so I can get into those 120s, but realistically I'd like to see 135. Sat, 1 Sep 2007 08:15:14 EST Second Boston...I think I am addicted We just got our second Boston Saturday. She is brownish red with the white collar. She is just lovely. We named her Lola. Our oldest Boston is just a year and he loves his new sister. <BR> <BR> We just love Bostons and love everything about them. <em>26</em> Wed, 22 Aug 2007 01:12:01 EST Thinking of Getting a Tattoo of my baby Hi all, <BR> I was thinking of getting a tattoo of my dog Hannah Bananas. She is the best dog that I have ever had and I was wondering if anyone else in the forum has done this and how theirs turned out. Also what other tattoos do you have? Wed, 15 Aug 2007 15:08:02 EST Hi newbie here!! Hi everyone!! I have a 9 month old boston girl!! She is just the sweetest thing ever!! I also have 2 boxers. Boxers and Bostons are alot alike personality wise! There's never a dull moment around here! I can't wait to get to know all of you better!! Thu, 9 Aug 2007 10:25:11 EST Is there... Is there a place on here to record your measurements ? <BR> Mon, 30 Jul 2007 22:18:33 EST I am getting a Girl named Sadie Hi my name is Lisa and I live in Southeastern Colorado and we are getting a Boston Terrier named Sadie. She has gotten nothing but wonderful reviews from a friend of ours Im not sure if that was to convince us that she needed a new home ours.. They tell me she is 2 and she loves to play and snuggle.. which fits in good with us (well thats what I like to do). We just lost our Min Pin RAscal. My heart is still broken over that. Hubby felt we should take Sadie so Missy could have a friend. M... Mon, 30 Jul 2007 03:45:18 EST HI YA'll Hi Yall my name is lisa and I live in Alaska. <BR> I have a Boston T and a Shish Tzu that's ROWDY over there to your left. isn't he a doll! <BR> He's so photogentic and loves to pose for the camera. <BR> He just turned 3 this week and was the ALPHA male of the little so he THINKS he runs the house. <BR> <BR> He is a bit spoiled but he's the only one who loves me no matter what heheheheeh. <BR> <BR> I just love him to pieces. <BR> Fri, 27 Jul 2007 16:29:54 EST YEAH!! Oh my gosh I am so excited that I found a group for Boston Terriers!! I have one named Mannard, and we also have Prissy but she is a Shih tzu, they are inseperable!! But anyways I am happy to be a part of this group!! Fri, 27 Jul 2007 13:01:21 EST