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The Pain of Another Loss…

Last weekend, we became the rescuers and fosters of five puppy mill dogs! I’ll blog about that whole deal separately, but this post addresses the almost-instant sadness that derived from one of these rescues.

A small tri-color (almost bi-black, but she had small amounts of sable around her muzzle) Sheltie girl came to us in obviously [...]

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Life without dogs

I found this very appropriate note on Sheltie Nation and thought all dog owners could relate. Unfortunately the author is unknown, but for those that have multiple dogs, I’m sure you could have authored this. Jim and Barbara I especially thought of you.

Sarah (aka Bella’s mom).

If I Didn’t Have Dogs…

I could walk [...]

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OK, It’s Officially Pouring!

OMG! We have seventeen – that’s 17 – you know, a one followed by a seven — dogs in the house right now. Five new ones are puppy mill dogs, three with serious emotional issues and others with health issues (including one with a paw that looks like it was savaged by another dog). And [...]

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

I wasn’t very happy when groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Feb 2nd and declared 6 more weeks of winter. This has been a long, snowy winter. I’m glad that we won’t have another drought this summer, but I’m tired of shoveling and having to scrape my car off every other morning. Watching the [...]

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When it rains…

Well, we’re officially overwhelmed again. Last night, two older puppy-mill girls joined our program. These girls were rescued (along with something like 115 other dogs?) from a puppy mill in Missouri a couple of weeks ago. A number of groups around the country volunteered to take in some of the dogs. One of the wonderful [...]

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Keeping Up With the Joneses

We try very, very hard to ensure that every Sheltie in the area we cover (Utah, Idaho, parts of Nevada, parts of Wyoming, and elsewhere as needed) who is in need of a new home gets one. But it’s not easy. We’ve rescued Shelties from all of the following sources (and probably others that I [...]

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An invitation…

We would like to introduce you all to our newest critter…”Spider” the mini. Here’s the url

Make a slideshow – it’s easy!

or try this url

http://www.smilebox.com/playBlog/4d6a51784e446b774d513d3d0d0a

Not sure which one will get you there but, please go see.

Julene

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A few dog quotes I found

If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer.
- – – Alfred North Whitehead

The dog was created especially for children. He is the god of frolic.
- – – Henry Ward Beecher “Proverbs from Plymouth [...]

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Lost Sheltie in Kaysville

I found this add on KSL’s website and I thought I would help get the word out:
MISSING MALE SHELTIE IN BLOOMINGTON AREA
Kaysville, UT 84037 – Jan 6, 2008
Missing Male Sheltie in the Bloomington Area.
He has been gone for several weeks, but we have had several sighting. They say that [...]

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Hey! Space Invader…Move That Muzzle!

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This is little Evie letting Sly know to back off of her Valentine’s Day bandanna. Believe it or not Evie is as sweet as they come, a real little Mama’s girl who I adore. But…don’t mess with her! – Barbara