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A Tribute to Merlin Upon His Death

The following is a tribute that I wrote the day after Merlin died on August 13, 1987. I posted it on the Canine VAXnotes conference on Digital Equipment Corporation’s internal network. For many years, I presumed that I failed to keep a copy of this tribute, but today (November 29, 2013) I found it.

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Yesterday, I [...]

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Breakfast Rituals, Cereal, and SIT

Hi Aunt Barbara…I'd like to give you a good morning kiss but Uncle Jim is handing out cereal! Gotta go!

Jim is a cereal lover.  Every morning he has cereal for breakfast.  For years he’s had a ritual whereby when he pours his cereal into his bowl he then hands out one kernel of [...]

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Guy Gets Bladder Emptied of Stones – Warning – One Photo May Be Too Graphic for Some

WARNING!
This post contains one photo that may be too graphic for some people.

Our eight year old handsome Sheltie-boy, Guy (technically Sir Guy) stopped being able to urinate during a weekend stay with us while his foster Mom, Lorrie Roemer, was out of town for a couple of days. It was [...]

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Sienna, Zen-Cat, and Rio Visit Cottonwood Animal Hospital Monday Afternoon

Sienna is being prepared to spend the night at the hospital.

It’s true that sometimes nobody has a medical condition to address but more often than not in rescue, somebody needs medical attention for something. Sometimes there are multiple dogs needing attention. It can range from anything as [...]

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Arthritic Bailey and Asocial Shelly Become Playmates!

Bailey’s arthritis is so bad that she can barely walk.  When Bailey does walk, it’s with a very lopsided gait.

Shelly has always had weird relationships with other Shelties here…never really friendly, frequently unfriendly.

But Shelly has decided that she really likes Bailey which in itself is just wonderful!  Check out how they play together and decide [...]

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Happy Adopted Rescue's

With my new assignment as Foster Coordinator, I have been receiving lovely replies to my introduction email checking on the status of all foster homes that are list on my list.

Here is one of the replies I received from Char Pierce. She had started out fostering these beautiful sheltie’s — three fosters at first, [...]

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Two New Sheltie Boys from Cedar City

These two handsome guys are Shoutzy on the left and Bear on the right.  We got a call from Cedar City notifying us that their owner had to relinquish them due to health issues.  We were told that they would be euthanized if not rescued.  Marie Lister’s husband Randy drove to their rescue and picked [...]

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Pumpkin – Ancient but Beautiful – Getting Cutting Edge Cancer Treatment. This is a great story.

Indomitable

by Eva Saks on 07/09/11

To some, courage is a thousand men landing on a distant beach. To others, courage is a mother. To me, courage is a small brown dog soldiering on despite every obstacle known to dog and man.
Pumpkin is bravery personified. I pulled this dauntless 14-year old Sheltie from LA’s East Valley kill [...]

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A Lovely Evening with Shelties at Dusk – video

Gosh, Jim and I actually went out for dinner last night.  Totally by accident because we had a meeting to go to that was canceled just as we were getting ready to leave the house.  Jim suggested we go out anyway…we’d already taken the 15 minutes or so that it takes to settle everyone into [...]

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Bobbie Pyron's Book Launch for A Dog's Way Home

These photos were taken before the book launch actually started. Standing at the door opening on one side of the doorway (photo on left) into the presentation room is Bobbie and on the other side of the door frame is Susan Hamada, who introduced Bobbie.  Susan is the proud owner of a rescued Sheltie named [...]