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noworriesjake
07-18-2009, 09:17 PM
R&R had it's second birthday party today and we had a blast! We met up early in the morning for the CGC testing to begin and SIX obedient dogs came away with those wonderful three little letters behind their names. Lolly and I spent quite a bit of time photographing the dogs who are ready to go up for adoption and those in need of a photo worthy of the 2010 calendar. Of course, we stopped for tons of doggy smooches along the way but you'll see a few familiar faces in the pictures below. It was cattle dogs everywhere you looked and Lolly will post a group shot later. It was hot, hot, HOT outside and we huddled in the shade trying to stay cool. I think one of my favorite things was listening to Jake start the whole gang howling. :naughty: A wonderful lunch in the shade topped off the day before we all packed up to drive home.

As of today we have rescued 60 fabulous ACDs. We are proud of what we have accomplished and appreciate the support we have received from those on this forum. We couldn't do it without you!

Handsome Finn:
http://www.aucado.us/photopost/data//553/medium/Finn_11.jpg

Finn sampling the koi pond slime:
http://www.aucado.us/photopost/data//553/medium/Finn_21.jpg

Finn loving on his foster mom Christine:
http://www.aucado.us/photopost/data//553/medium/Finn_Christine.jpg

Huckleberry aka Huck sampling the fine koi pond water during his photo session:
http://www.aucado.us/photopost/data//553/medium/Huck_1.jpg

Sweetie Huck:
http://www.aucado.us/photopost/data//553/medium/Huck_2.jpg

Happy Kefi:
http://www.aucado.us/photopost/data//553/medium/Kefi_1.jpg

Side shot of Kefi:
http://www.aucado.us/photopost/data//553/medium/Kefi_2.jpg

Kubin modeling some donated camo pants:
http://www.aucado.us/photopost/data//553/medium/Kubin.jpg

Smitty hogging a poolside chair:
http://www.aucado.us/photopost/data//553/medium/Smitty_11.jpg

Brandy's precious girl Starr:
http://www.aucado.us/photopost/data//553/medium/Starr.jpg

Janet's sweet red girl Emmy trying to look serious and pose pretty for the camera:
http://www.aucado.us/photopost/data//553/medium/Emmy.jpg

Rugged Dakota:
http://www.aucado.us/photopost/data//553/medium/Dakota_1.jpg

Lolly trying to convince Arana to hold still and hold her ears up for just ONE blasted photo good enough for Petfinder:
http://www.aucado.us/photopost/data//553/medium/Arana_Laurey.jpg

Arana "If I look crazy enough, will you adopt me?"
http://www.aucado.us/photopost/data//553/medium/Arana.jpg

Belgrael
07-18-2009, 09:24 PM
Absolutely gorgeous photos of stunning dogs Mel! Congratulations on 2 awesome years.

Thank you so much for forming R&R and for saving 60 dogs. 60 dogs!!! What an achievement. Thank you so much for sharing your 2nd birthday with us. You ladies are a force to be reckoned with in rescue and we are so proud of you and of any part we have played in helping you to get to this point.

Cheers and best of luck for your next 2 years!
:cheers:

Chew Toy
07-18-2009, 09:31 PM
Congrats on 2 years Mel! Love the photos they are great!:thumb_yello::thumb_yello:

havekissedfrogs
07-18-2009, 10:50 PM
Great photos. R&R ROCKS!!! :blow-kiss:

3blues
07-18-2009, 11:09 PM
Love the pictures! What a great bunch of cattle kids. :biggrin2: Congratulations of 2 years of success rescuing 60 ACD's!! Hope you have many more years of continued success. Great job ladies!! :biggrin2:

Ringtailroxy
07-18-2009, 11:10 PM
Happy 2nd Birthday, R&R! The pics are spectacular!
:th_AWA123112:

rtr

MaggieDog
07-19-2009, 02:23 AM
Gosh I soooo wish I could've been there! Congrats and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to R&R!!!

Kita's Mom
07-19-2009, 02:43 AM
Congrats on the amazing two years! Happy Birthday!!!

Lolly
07-19-2009, 05:37 PM
Here are more photos from our get-together yesterday....

Smitty, Ringo and Starr cooling off
http://www.aucado.us/photopost/data//692/IMG_0928.jpg

http://www.aucado.us/photopost/data//692/IMG_0931.jpg

Brandy's baby girl, Starr. Why is it that the deaf babies always have the HUGEST ears??? :naughty:
http://www.aucado.us/photopost/data//692/IMG_0929.jpg

http://www.aucado.us/photopost/data//692/IMG_0937.jpg

Ringo is tired
http://www.aucado.us/photopost/data//692/IMG_0938.jpg

Smitty and Starr wrestling
http://www.aucado.us/photopost/data//692/IMG_0943.jpg

Ellen's boy Kubin
http://www.aucado.us/photopost/data//692/medium/IMG_0945.jpg

Arana, FINALLY holding still!
http://www.aucado.us/photopost/data//692/medium/IMG_0946.jpg

Dogs kenneled up so we could chow down on some lunch!
http://www.aucado.us/photopost/data//692/medium/IMG_0958.jpg

Group shot:
http://www.aucado.us/photopost/data//692/medium/IMG_0955.jpg
Back Row L to R: Wayne & Gayle (adopted Milly), Jordan & fiance Dwight (fostering Arana), Vicky (one of the original R&R board members), Janet (Dingoridge), Christine (ChristineT), Ellen (president of R&R) Front Row L to R: Melissa (noworriesjake), Dawna, Brandy (Steelenoats), Mary (fostering Kefi)

havekissedfrogs
07-19-2009, 06:26 PM
Would love to have names to put with the faces in the group shot!

dingoridge
07-19-2009, 09:06 PM
There were lots of cattle dogs on the back row but they weren't holding still and missed their opening in the front row for a good shot of them. I had three in my hands and only one is visible. Lots of cattle dogs in one spot for this area anyway.
J

Bluerules
07-19-2009, 09:52 PM
AWWWW I wish I was there!!! looks like so much fun and OMG im in LOVE with Arana! if I didn't have four already and lived closer I would be taking her home for sure! Thanks so much for taking the time to post these awesome pictures of these beautiful dogs!good photography skills!