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Three happy adopters and four happy Shelties!

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We are so lucky to have some of the world’s best Sheltie adopters.  They send us photos of happy Sheltie Moms and their Sheltie kids!  This is one of those great photos taken by Bobbie’s husband, Todd Blackley.  From left to right are Bobbie Pyron and her rescued, handsome Sheltie-boy Teddy , Linda Broussard and [...]

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Evie and Jackson – Partners in Crime!

Evie is very happy these days to have another youngster here as curious and as intrepid as she is when it comes to investigating the unknown.  Thanks to Evie, Jackson is learning that when Jim enters the room it’s cause for running and barking at the top of our lungs.  Sound the alarm!  Things are [...]

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Google Page Rank 5!

I guess I’m exposing my inner (and outer!) geek, but I just have to brag a little. This blog has finally received a Google Page Rank, which is a number from 1 to 10 that indicates how “popular” a web site is. The rankings depend on many things, like the number of “hits” a site [...]

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That darned cat!

I’m allergic to dogs, and even moreso to cats. Naturally, we always have about a dozen to 18 dogs around. (Hey, what are allergy medications for, anyway?!) Years ago, when Merlin died, his Sheltie-sister (cousin, actually) Ellie was really lonely. I worked about 18 hours a day (some things never change!), so I knew that [...]

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Too funny!

Here’s another laugh-’til-you-cry story from Hondo at the Wild Bunch (as always, unedited, just as John wrote it), told from the viewpoint of a stray dog:

I was walking down the road and it was raining. I have spent many a day and night walking on the road since I’ve been a stray but not [...]

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Adoption Day: Gigi

Sometimes, things just come together.

A week or so ago, we took in a new rescue, a pudgy little sable-and-white girl named Gigi. This adorable year old was a bit overweight (but not obese) and needed a dental, but she was sweet as could be and loved to cuddle. We assumed that she’d be easy to [...]

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Sheltie stolen from Kansas in 2002-still missing-have you seen Racer?

My name is Katie Roberts-Gilliam and I am still desperately looking for my blue merle Racer. Our 3-yr old boy was stolen from our ranch in September 2002 in Overbrook, Kansas. He was intact, had 2 piercing blue eyes, full white collar, had a Home Again microchip registered with AKC. We have no idea where [...]

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The Ellen Show, or Rescue Organization Policies

Disclaimer: I did not actually see the episode of The Ellen Degeneres Show that has created such a controversy in the dog rescue community. My observations about those events are thus based on what I’ve been told. That, however, doesn’t really affect the principal thoughts in this blog entry.

Background (about the Ellen Show episode):  Apparently, [...]

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When it rains, it pours

I’m currently in Vancouver, BC (CAN) on a business trip.

When I left the house (I always have to qualify my answer when somebody asks me “How many dogs do you have now?”), we had 11 dogs in the house. Before I got to Vancouver, we had 13! In fairness, one of those 13 is a [...]

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Adoption Day: Laddy

Last night, Laddy’s new mommy and daddy, newly-married and newly-honeymooned, came over to complete the adoption. When I brought Laddy into the room where the couple were waiting, his face lit up like a kid at a birthday party. I’d been telling him all day that “Today’s the day, your new mommy and daddy are [...]