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More About the National

Well, I started trying to write a brief update on Friday (I think), but the nearly-useless wireless networking available on the show site just made it impossible to finish. Somewhere on this blog site, not visible to you, is a draft of that effort, but it’s so out of date that I thought I should [...]

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A Quick Update

Not much time to write today, but I thought I’d brag that the Sheltie Rescue booth here at the National has finally broken $11,000!!! There is a (very) slim chance that we might break $12,000, but that’s going to be a stretch. That’s a long way from the $16,000 we took in last year, but [...]

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Greetings from the 2009 ASSA National!

Here we are, in Perry, GA, at the 2009 ASSA National Specialty Dog Show ("the National"). And we’ve been very, very busy…not getting a lot of sleep, either.

We got to the Atlanta airport Thursday late afternoon, rented a car (out of sheer luck, we got a Jeep, which carried a fair amount of cargo—very helpful, [...]

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Top ten reasons

At work, we all were visiting while we groomed and were laughing about the reasons why people delude themselves about why their dogs may be matted.

I am going to attempt mind you, attempt to re-create that list because perhaps someone will read it and either change their way’s or (please) don’t at least [...]

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Off To The 2009 ASSA National

It’s already mid-April, isn’t it? And that’s when the annual ASSA National Specialty is normally held (this year included).The National is one of Sheltie Rescue of Utah’s biggest fundraising events (which is one reason we are willing to go every year and run the rescue booth). We take lots of product to sell, and that’s [...]

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SHELTIE RESCUE OF UTAH IS NOW A 501(c)(3) CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION

Sorry for shouting in the headline for this post, but this has been a very, very long time in coming. Some of you know that we tried a few years ago and the IRS lost our application — twice ! What with being discouraged by that, plus our rather over-full lives, we didn’t get around [...]

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The Grey Muzzle Organization

I’ve been meaning to write about this for several weeks, but kept forgetting. OK, so you all know that my mind is nothing but mush!

Our readers will know that Barbara and I have a very special place in our hearts and home for senior Shelties—all senior dogs, in fact.

Well, I recently (alright…not that recently) ran [...]

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A New Rainbow Bridge Story

Many of you are probably aware of the story-cum -poem about the Rainbow Bridge. In my daily digest of messages from the national Sheltie Rescue list was this new version of the story. To the best of my knowledge, the author is a fellow named Benny Archuleta, who is the president of The Dachshund Rescue [...]

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Dakota’s New Adventure

Well, we’re down to 13 dogs (for today, at least — we may get another one tomorrow). Dakota just left with a fantastic retired couple from near Twin Falls, ID. For the moment, it’s a "foster" situation, but everybody believes that it won’t stay that way for long…it’ll turn into an adoption. (In fact, the [...]

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Stoked with Sheltie

My parents bought me a Sheltie for my first birthday.Chiffon or Chif for short was a perfect sable girl.When I was in 7th grade me and my dad mowed the yard.We even took down the boards from the low spot under the gate and mowed under it .When we were done I went to put [...]