Tales of Kaos

Happy Birthday Kayla

by nycgadgetgirl on March 19, 2009 · 3 comments

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I received this email yesterday from Rick and Colleen, who adopted Kaos/Kayla from me a year and a half ago. I wanted to share it because so many of my blog friends helped with rescuing Kayla from Miami Dade Animal Control and taking care of her for six months until she was adopted. HAPPY BIRTHDAY […]

Happy Anniversary Kayla :)

by nycgadgetgirl on September 27, 2008 · 4 comments

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I received a welcome and gratifying email today. Kayla (the doggy formerly known as Kaos) has been with Rick and Colleen for over a year now. They sent photos, a video and a note saying that she’s happy and healthy and they couldn’t be happier that she is part of their family. Stuff like that […]

Benedict Lives!

by nycgadgetgirl on July 5, 2008 · 3 comments

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Almost a year and a half after Kaos landed in the Miami Dade shelter, Benedict finally called. He didn’t call me, so I wasn’t able to ask him what the hell happened to him. He called one of the other people from the neighborhood that helped him and Kaos get to Florida back in Nov […]

Kayla (aka Kaos)

by nycgadgetgirl on September 19, 2007 · 10 comments

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Kaos with Colleen

Kaos has a new life and a new name. Colleen felt that Kaos didn’t really fit her loving nature and I agree that Kayla is a much sweeter and more feminine name! She is doing really well with Rick and Colleen. They are socializing her and exposing her to new situations slowly and she is […]

Now That It Is A Done Deal

by nycgadgetgirl on September 3, 2007 · 6 comments

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I have to tell you all that Kaos has moved AGAIN. Erin love, love, LOVES her, but there was a bit of a problem when one of her friends came over with their seven year old daughter. Kaos was a total sweetheart until the little girl reached for her mom’s hand and then – for […]

Pictures from Erin :)

by nycgadgetgirl on August 18, 2007 · 6 comments

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Kaos at home

Pictures of Kaos in her new HOME. They speak for themselves… (ps… click to embiggen) I also want to say thank you to Erin’s friends and family for commenting on the Celebration Time post so we can all see what a great new family Kaos has. ๐Ÿ™‚


by nycgadgetgirl on August 14, 2007 · 20 comments

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OK, so I was trying to wait until she’d been home or a day or two, but my sister won’t let me. She tried to scoop MY GOOD NEWS today by posting it on her blog first! Therefore, she’s forced my hand and I must make the public announcement NOW… Exactly six months after Benedict’s […]

I’m Afraid to Celebrate Just Yet

by nycgadgetgirl on August 13, 2007 · 2 comments

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The I’s are not dotted and the T’s are not crossed. but it’s about Kaos… sshhhhhhh

Kaos is STILL Homeless

by nycgadgetgirl on August 9, 2007 · 2 comments

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So… Kaos has been living in a boarding kennel for months now. My sister has graciously been paying for it, but at $13.50 per day, there is just no way to keep it up. We’ve talked to a few rescues about taking her and haven’t had any luck. We’ve had ONE inquiry from her petfinder […]

Boarding for Kaos

by nycgadgetgirl on May 21, 2007 · 6 comments

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Thanks to those of you that have donated to help keep Kaos safely boarded while we search for a new home for her. Boarding is costing $13.50 per day. Clicking the button below will allow you to pay for as many days as you are willing and able to donate. You can pay by paypal […]

Will Kaos Ever Go Home?

by nycgadgetgirl on May 18, 2007 · 2 comments

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Adopt Kaos

Kaos is in a boarding kennel now. She’s been there since Monday afternoon and that is where she’ll stay until we find her a new foster home or her forever home. Or we go broke. Right now, my sister is footing the bill but that can’t last forever. Kaos REALLY NEEDS A HOME. In the […]

Kaos is Not Dog Aggressive

by nycgadgetgirl on May 3, 2007 · 4 comments

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Dakota kissing Kaos

I’ve realized the last couple days, from emails that I’ve received about Kaos, that I’ve apparently given people the impression that she is dog aggressive. That is NOT the case. The disagreement that ended with Dakota’s eye being banged up the first day Kaos got to Ami’s was over food and it’s actually Dakota that […]

What To Do About Kaos

by nycgadgetgirl on April 18, 2007 · 7 comments

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AAAAUUUUUUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s how I feel. I can’t describe it any better than that. I’ve emailed and called everyone I can think of and I’m getting N-O-W-H-E-R-E on finding a new home for Kaos. When she was in danger, friends and strangers alike were willing to move heaven and hell to save her and that’s awesome. […]

Kaos and Cats – not a good combination

by nycgadgetgirl on March 12, 2007 · 6 comments

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or feisty little Shiba Inus, either, for that matter. Kaos isn’t settling is as well as we’d hoped she would at Ami’s and it is looking like she needs to (1) not live with cats and (2) possibly not live with other dogs. Although she seems to get along great with other dogs when she’s […]

Kaos is Home

by nycgadgetgirl on March 11, 2007 · 5 comments

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Kaos met her new forever family this afternoon. I got some very excited and happy text messages from Ami and then I disappeared into the hell that is Microsoft. (I had to go to work to patch computers for DST – yes, I know I’m LATE – and do various other updates.) Ami assured me […]

Transporting Kaos

by nycgadgetgirl on March 5, 2007 · 5 comments

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UPDATED March 09, 2007 9:41 AM ESTalmost there!!! Anyone who can help get Kaos to her new home this coming weekend, please let me know ASAP! Sat Mar 10 Leg 1: Orlando, FL to St. Augustine, FL 105 miles 2 hr FILLED THANK YOU CHRIS Start 7:30 am Arrive 9:30 am Leg 2: St. Augustine, […]

Please Help Transport Kaos

by nycgadgetgirl on March 1, 2007 · 3 comments

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We need help getting Kaos from her foster family in Orlando, Florida, to her forever home in Pennsylvania. It’s been too cold to make plans to fly her and her foster family has folks moving in soon. Her forever home is anxiously waiting for her to arrive. We’re trying to set up a transport for […]


by nycgadgetgirl on February 24, 2007 · 7 comments

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woohoo! Kaos is going to a great, great home. I couldn’t have asked for anything better for her. My blog friend, Ami, is going to adopt her. Go visit her blog to get to know Kaos’s new family!!!

Maybe She is Mellow Yellow

by nycgadgetgirl on February 23, 2007

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I think we can safely say that Kaos still gets along fine with other dogs. ๐Ÿ™‚ I was planning to have her temperament tested by a trainer, but I’m realizing that really isn’t necessary. What a sweetheart!    

She’s Never Had It So Good!

by nycgadgetgirl on February 22, 2007 · 4 comments

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This is clearly a dog enjoying her new found non-homelessness. ๐Ÿ™‚    Latest update from Jeanette (foster mom) says: We really need to change her name from KAOS to MELLOW YELLOW! lol She is so mellow. I can take her bone and/or her food away while eating and she does nothing! That is the sign […]

A Post About… KAOS! (imagine that)

by nycgadgetgirl on February 21, 2007 · 3 comments

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OK, so here’s the latest update from Jeanette: She is doing great! Her cough is getting a little better, she did not cough much last night but when she gets excited I notice she coughs more. As far as adjusting… WOW what an awesome dog! Housebroken for sure. When she needs to go out you […]

All Kaos, All the Time

by nycgadgetgirl on February 20, 2007 · 3 comments

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Apologies to anyone who (you know who you are, my Israeli friend) thinks I need to write some non-dog posts… you’re RIGHT, I DO need to do that. Right now though, I need to do this more. We’re just having so much fun in the comments on the post before this, but it’s time for […]

Next Up: Kaos Needs a Home

by nycgadgetgirl on February 19, 2007 · 39 comments

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I got a call awhile ago from the transporter that dropped Kaos with her foster family. They will send pictures later. Just now, I got an email from the foster mom.. We have KAOS and she is a very sweet dog. She does listen to commands like sit, no and she loves affection! She came […]

Kaos is on the Move Again

by nycgadgetgirl on February 19, 2007 · 2 comments

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In about twenty minutes, Kaos will be picked up from the veterinary hospital and start her trip to Orlando to her temporary foster home. While we’re on the subject… I have to say that dog people – rescue people in particular – are the most amazing people on earth. What giving, selfless people! You want […]

Kaos is Safe and Sweet

by nycgadgetgirl on February 17, 2007

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I received this email earlier this afternoon: Jenna, Tom and I picked Kaos up from Animal Control in Miami this morning and delivered her to the vet. She was happy to leave that place, She took the time to smell all the blades of grass and trees she could manage to get close to… She’s […]

The Daily Kaos Update pt3

by nycgadgetgirl on February 16, 2007 · 4 comments

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We have a WINNER folks and her name is Kaos! Woohoo! I just got off the phone with the volunteer that will be picking Kaos up from Miami Dade and transporting her to VCA!!! More information later after I’ve had a chance to rest my weary brain, heart and fingers. There will also be a […]

The Daily Kaos Update pt2

by nycgadgetgirl on February 16, 2007 · 3 comments

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OK, here’s where we stand: Kaos is still in Miami Dade Animal Services (7401 NW 74th Street, Miami). She’s safe there until tomorrow (Saturday) at 4pm. Here’s her current photo from the shelter. She looks so sad. ๐Ÿ™ An animal hospital 45 minutes north of Miami (4181 West Hillsboro Boulevard, Coconut Creek) is waiting for […]

The Daily Kaos Update pt1

by nycgadgetgirl on February 16, 2007 · 1 comment

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She’s still in Miami Dade Animal Services. They agreed to hold her until Saturday afternoon. Through a jillion emails and phone calls (I swear my friends and I have talked to every rescue organization in Dade and Broward Counties.) I’ve located a veterinary hospital that will take her in and board her for a reasonable […]

Update on Kaos

by nycgadgetgirl on February 15, 2007 · 1 comment

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Well, I have someone 500 miles from Miami that will hold Kaos for a week and a group of transport folks that will coordinate moving her up there. I even have someone in Miami that will go get her out of the shelter. HOWEVER, the transport can’t happen for a couple weeks and the person […]

Need A Foster Home in the Miami Area

by nycgadgetgirl on February 14, 2007 · 3 comments

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OK, Kaos is in trouble and I need your help. Most of you probably already know about Kaos… the homeless dog that I took under my wing. (If not, go here to read about her.) Well, yesterday I got the call… Kaos is in the shelter. Miami Dade Animal Services. They’ve had her a few […]

Kaos the Beach Dog

by nycgadgetgirl on November 16, 2006 · 3 comments

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Benedict just called Bettina! Part of her email… Kaos did really well on the plane, so no problems there. He said it’s really warm and that he’s on the beach, so that’s good. He says hello to you. He also said he hasn’t hooked up with his cousin yet and that the cops have hassled […]

Leavinโ€™ on a Jet Plane!!!

by nycgadgetgirl on November 13, 2006 · 5 comments

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subtitled Bye Bye (for now) to Benedict and Kaos Benedict and Kaos have a 3pm flight out of LGA to Miami. TODAY. They’re getting out of here before it gets cold again!!! I’m so happy for them. They were sleeping in various places (like ATM vestibules) that couple weeks when it was so cold. The […]

Last Chapter of The Tales of Kaos?

by nycgadgetgirl on September 17, 2006 · 3 comments

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Kaos getting a belly rub!

The pictures to the right are (1) Kaos getting a belly rub from me and (2) Kaos hanging out later that same day. These are from the last day that I saw them in the neighborhood. I think Benedict and Kaos took off for Florida. It’s been 3 weeks and a day since I’ve seen […]

Sorry it has taken a week to get around to writing this post. I’m working too much and sleeping too little. I think my brain is too tired for anything coherent, so I’ll just bullet point the vet visit and what I learned about Benedict last Saturday. K? K. The vet said Kaos is quite […]

Benedict & Kaos

First, it turns out that Benedict spells her name Kaos and it’s not just a cute misspelling. It’s an acronym! Kicks Ass On Spot, which is just that much cuter to me really because she’s such a sweet dog. Secondly, here are a couple pictures of the two of them. Click to embiggen, as Lachlan […]

You Asked What You Could Do

by nycgadgetgirl on August 12, 2006 · 8 comments

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Alright gang, a few of you asked what you could do to help Benedict and Chaos. I’m going to tell you. On Saturday, August 19th, Chaos is going to the vet for a checkup, her second distemper/parvo shot, her rabies shot, a fecal, a heartworm test, and 6 months of heartworm preventative. The receptionist at […]

Chaos’ New Clothes

by nycgadgetgirl on August 1, 2006 · 1 comment

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I ran into Benedict and Chaos this past Saturday and gave them the new harness and Snick’s old leash (a nice mountain lead I got this winter, but it was too heavy for Snick). I saw them again tonight and Chaos looked really nice in her new black gear. The "Realfeel" is supposed to get […]

Benedict and Chaos

by nycgadgetgirl on July 24, 2006 · 2 comments

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Snickers and I met a homeless man this weekend named Benedict. He has a 6 month old puppy named Chaos. Chaos is one well-kept, good looking dog and she is clearly devoted to Benedict. He said he took her from a man that was training her for the dog fights. (For those of you that […]