Our squirrel-chasing friend, Baker

Posted by Sharkey

Meet Baker, Baker was adopted by Sarah Rutledge Gorman who is the Managing Editor, special projects group for MSLO. Sarah adopted Baker from the New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare Society in New Fairfield, CT. He is a 1-year-old mixed breed. We wonder if his name implies that he would be helpful in Martha's kitchen in Bedford. We also love that he shares one of our passions!

This is what Sarah had to tell us about Baker when we interviewed her:

"Baker comes from rural Tennessee, where he used to hunt squirrels (and, purportedly, dodge bullets when his owner shot at him). He rescued himself by continually running to the home of the president of the local humane society, who eventually took him in full time before shipping him to a shelter in Connecticut. My husband and I met Baker a week after he moved up north, and the minute he walked through the door I wanted to take him home. He's adjusted beautifully to city life—although he still tries to hunt squirrels in Van Cortlandt Park—and he loves to take naps with all four paws in the air."

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Comments (10)

  • I can't say what I really feel because I don't want to get banned but I cannot wrap my mind around "human beings" that inflict pain and torture on such wonderful creatures.

    Thank you Sarah and your husband for giving Baker the love he deserves. He's a sweet looking boy and I bet he's as happy as he can be to be with the both of you.

  • Hi Baker so glad your days of dodging bullets are over. You look like a happy fella and now has a nice home. I am so happy for you Oh how I love happy endings..
    Better watch out Baker, Franny & Sharkey are always getting into trouble with skunks and the likes if you play with them be careful or you will be running from the "stinks" not the Frenchies but the skunks LOL!

    Nice to meet you Baker,

    Until next time.
    Mrs. Bosley Chow Chow

  • Good Morning

    I agree with Sonya's comment, people who inflict pain on helpless animals make me sick. If Baker's owner use to shoot at him I think his punishment should be having him run thru a field and dodge bullets. Thank you Sarah for giving such a sweet dog a loving home.

    F & S - just got the keyboard away from mom - boy does she get pissed when she hears stories of people abusing animals. You should hear her when she starts on that football player - she can go on forever!!!

    Anyway, hope you both had a wonderful weekend, I did. Since it rained on Saturday mom was in the kitchen all day and I was right there with her. We baked cookies - my favorite, well they were actually dad's favorites but I love them also. Yesterday we sat out on the deck and enjoyed the sun shine.

    Mom is really excited about the premier of Martha today, she records it and we'll watch it tonight.

    Have a nice day.


  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    Glad to meet you Baker and a “high five,” or is it four--- three; oh whatever, on the squirrel chasing. With all the squirrels we have around here, it’s a full time job, next to sleeping, just keeping them out of the bird feeders. I’ve come close to catching them; got a little fur from one tail already. Now ladies, don’t you teach Baker to chase those skunks. I’ll bet Baker already knows all about skunks anyway.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Baker's life has been saved! and a Big Thank You goes to Sarah Rutledge Gorman and her husband...yes, I agree with Sonya, I can't verbalize my feelings towards human beings that have the capability of hurting animals (or children, as they are also capable of that)...I just can't comprehend that kind of evil. My heart swells with joy knowing that Baker will have a happy & safe rest of his life...the good thing is, animals live in the moment and can move forward with confident guidence.
    So from Kitty and me(mommie delia),
    Thank You for opening your hearts to this absolutely beautiful dog named Baker.

  • I'm so glad you were able to dodge those bullets, Baker. What a tough life! I don't understand humans, sometimes! I know you're young, but...pssst..leave the squirrels for the cats to chase. Dogs have more fun! Come over some time and play "Al Fresco Twister" sometime! Later, guy!

  • Hi Baker, It is nice to meet you. What a great home it sounds like you have. And Sharkey, what a great interview, Baker sounds like he is having the time of his life in his new home. It would be fun if Baker joined you in baking someday, huh??? Have a great Monday all.
    Love & licks,

  • Hello everyone: Hi there Baker. You sure are handsome. I see that you like to sleep just like I do with all four paws in the air. Also, I would like to chase squirrels but my momma won't let me. Phooey!!!! I would'nt hurt them or anything like that but still momma says NO! Glad you got adopted by some good people who won't shoot at you. Well, take care and have fun today, tomorrow and the next day too. It's time for a Gracie snack. See ya later. Love, Gracyn.

  • Hello Francesca, Sharkey, and Welcome Baker,

    Baker, you are beautiful! I am so happy you now have a wonderful home with loving parents. I know what it is like to be abused and I, too, now have loving home.

    Francesca and Sharkey, I know I've written this a million times, but thank you so much for using your celebrity to help all animals in need find kind, caring, and loving homes. You all are tops in my book and I am proud to call everyone on this site my friends.

    Baker, keep chasing the squirrels. There is one little squirrel that lives in my backyard. I've finally decided to befriend the little guy and now he waits for me on the fence everyday. Squirrels can be good playmates as I find running around the yard while that little guy just sits there laughing at me a fun way to spend the afternoon!

    Talk to you all tomorrow.

    Fisher Jimmy

  • Hi Girl Friends, I saw you on Martha's show today and you both looked beautiful with your new gold collars. This evening I saw Francesca on a local show called The Evening Magazine. The host talked to Martha about the show and for some reason he called you Doe Doe and said you belonged to Edsel Ford and was 143 years old! I asked my Mom about that and she said he was just kidding. Thanks so much for introducing us to Baker. He looks like a wonderfully happy rescued dog. I sure would love to play with him. He could probably catch all of those squirrels I can never catch. Love, Dudley Do Right xoxoxo

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