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    Default NHCD Tribute Video

    I just wanted to share this with all of you. My best friend did this for me as a pick-me-up a couple of months ago. It is wonderful.
    WARNING: KLEENEX ALERT
    They are Happy tears though!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=193Srr4iM98

    ENJOY!
    Shannon Stevens
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    Default Re: NHCD Tribute Video



    Shannon, that was wonderful! Talk about a tear jerker.
    All those beautiful faces:Love::love0046:

    Thanks for sharing that with us.

    Di
    Di, Bud, Nimble, Pudding, Tricky and Spook (and my Chippy at the Rainbow Bridge )


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    Shannon, I remember when you posted this a while back. IT is absolutely beautiful and I'm glad you posted it again as I wanted to bookmark it and didn't. Awesome, moving, wonderful! Thanks for all you do!!!
    Laurey, Logan and Sweet Maggie Mae Pie

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    Couldn't watch it at home (dial-up), so I watched it at work. Good thing most of the rest of the staff was on a ski trip today - only a couple of them saw me with my Kleenex box.
    :s1:
    What a BEAUTIFUL & very special tribute. All of those faces just reach out and grab your heartstrings.
    Eileen
    Rody Jane, the Bionic Flying Stinkwad (Cattledog/Stinkwad mix)
    Allentine Valentine Porky-pine Hooverstein (Sir Barks-a-Lot) (ACD) (at the Bridge♥)
    George P-Dog (Perfect Dog) (Great Pyrador)
    Miss Dixie Two-Minute Moonpie - Official Foster Failure (Polka-Dot Dog) (Australian-American Rattledog)
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    Default Re: NHCD Tribute Video

    well, i know i can't watch the video. i will be a mess for weeks. susan

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    It's a WONDERFUL video. You will feel GOOD at the end - those are the faces of some very LUCKY dogs!!!
    :s1:
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    George P-Dog (Perfect Dog) (Great Pyrador)
    Miss Dixie Two-Minute Moonpie - Official Foster Failure (Polka-Dot Dog) (Australian-American Rattledog)
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    Exclamation Rescue-Related Encouragements, musings, poems, books, videos, resources

    Some will be happy, some will be sad. Post your rescue-related encouragements, musings, poems, books, videos, and other resources here.
    Eileen
    Rody Jane, the Bionic Flying Stinkwad (Cattledog/Stinkwad mix)
    Allentine Valentine Porky-pine Hooverstein (Sir Barks-a-Lot) (ACD) (at the Bridge♥)
    George P-Dog (Perfect Dog) (Great Pyrador)
    Miss Dixie Two-Minute Moonpie - Official Foster Failure (Polka-Dot Dog) (Australian-American Rattledog)
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    Default Book - "From Baghdad, With Love"

    I just finished reading "From Baghdad, With Love", by Lt. Jay Kopelman & Melissa Roth - the story of Lava, a mixed-breed puppy Lt. Kopelman found in Fallujah, and the huge and complicated rescue effort to get him to the U.S. You think YOU got transport troubles! For those of you who could use a lift after a tough rescue, this would be it.

    Anyway, an absolutely wonderful book - I loved it, and highly recommend it.

    Lt. Kopelman is included on Military Mascots' website below - scroll down toward the bottom of the page. Bonnie Buckley, by the way, who runs Military Mascots, is a wonderful woman who works out of her home and incredibly hard for the soldiers who request her help. She also had a hand in getting Lava home.

    http://www.militarymascots.org/home-april05.html
    Eileen
    Rody Jane, the Bionic Flying Stinkwad (Cattledog/Stinkwad mix)
    Allentine Valentine Porky-pine Hooverstein (Sir Barks-a-Lot) (ACD) (at the Bridge♥)
    George P-Dog (Perfect Dog) (Great Pyrador)
    Miss Dixie Two-Minute Moonpie - Official Foster Failure (Polka-Dot Dog) (Australian-American Rattledog)
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    Default "I Want to Quit!" - Joan C. Fremo

    I Want To Quit!
    Author: Joan C. Fremo
    Published on: May 16, 2001


    I want to quit!
    My health is bad. There are days I feel so terrible that I can barely move. My phone bills are outrageous, and I could have replaced my van with the funds I have spent these last 3 years---on animals that were not my own.

    I want to quit!
    I spend hours and hours emailing about dogs. There may be 500 messages when I start---and at 4 AM, when I finally shut down the computer, there are still 500 emails to be read.

    I want to quit!
    Gosh, I haven't the time left to email my friends. I can't remember the last book I read, and I gave up my subscription to my local newspaper--- I used to enjoy reading it, cover to cover, but now it often ends up in the bottom of the squirrel's cage---unread.

    I want to quit!
    I've spent days emailing what seems like everyone---trying to find a foster home, help for a dog languishing in a shelter---but his time has run out, and the shelter has had to euthanize to make room for the next sad soul.

    I want to quit!
    I swear, I walk away from my computer to stretch my legs---let the dogs out---and come back to find another dog in desperate need. There are times I really dread checking my email. How will I find the funds, the help, to save yet another dog?

    I want to quit!
    I save one dog, and two more take its place. Now an owner who doesn't want his dog---it won't stay in his unfenced yard. An intact male wanders... This bitch got pregnant by a stray... This 3-month-old pup killed baby chicks... The dog got too big... This person's moving and needs to give up his pet. I ask you, friends---what town, what city, what state doesn't allow you to own a pet?

    I want to quit!
    I just received another picture, another sad soul with tormented eyes that peer out of a malnourished body. I hear whimpering in my sleep, have nightmares for days...

    I want to quit!
    Many of the "Breed People" don't seem to want to hear about these dogs. Breeders either don't realize, or just don't care, how many dogs of their breed are dying in shelters.

    I want to quit!
    I just got off the phone. "Are you Pyr Rescue? We want to adopt a male to breed to our female." How many times do I have to explain? I have tried to explain about genetics, about health and pedigrees. I explain that rescue NEUTERS! I usually end up sobbing, as I explain about the vast numbers of animals dying in shelters across the country, as I describe the condition many of these animals are found in. I wonder if they really heard me...

    I want to quit!
    It is not like I don't have enough rescues of my own to worry about---but others have placed dogs improperly and aren't there to advise the new owners.

    I want to quit!
    There ARE some unscrupulous rescues out there---hoarders, collectors, and folks who will short change the care of the animals to make a dollar. The save them all, regardless of temperament, putting fellow rescuer's and adopters at risk but not being truthful.

    I want to quit!
    I have trusted the wrong people--- had faith and heart broken...

    I want to quit!
    AND THEN... My dog, Magnus, lays his head in my lap, he comforts me with his gentle presence---and the thought of his cousins suffering stirs my heart.


    I want to quit!
    AND THEN... One of those 500 emails is from an adopter. They are thanking me for the most wonderful dog on earth---they cannot imagine life with out their friend---their life is changed, and they are so grateful.

    I want to quit!
    AND THEN... One of my adopted Rescues has visited a nursing home. A patient that has spent the last few years unable to communicate, not connecting-- -Lifts his hand to pat the huge head in his lap, softly speaks his first words in ages--- to this gentle furchild.

    I want to quit!
    AND THEN... A Good Samaritan has found and vetted a lost baby, "I can't keep him, but I'll take care of him until you find his forever home."

    I want to quit!
    AND THEN... "Jamie took his first steps holding on to our Pyr." "Joan, you should see this dog nursing this hurt kitten!" "I was so sick, Joan, and he never left my side..."

    I want to quit!
    AND THEN... I get an email from a fellow rescuer, "Haven't heard from you in a while---you OK? You know I think of you..."

    I want to quit!
    AND THEN... A dozen rescuers step up to help, to transport, to pull, and to offer encouragement. I have friends I have never seen, but we share tears, joys, and everything in between. I am not alone. I am blest with family of the heart, my fellow Rescuers. Just days ago it was a friend who shared her wit and wisdom, whose late night email lifted my heart. Sometimes it is friends who only have time to forward you a smile. Often, it is my friends who forward me the notices of dogs in need.

    There are Rescuers who see a failing transport and do everything they can to find folks to pull it together for you.

    Rescuers who'll overnight or foster your Dog while you seek transport.

    There are Rescuers not used to or comfortable with your breed, but who put aside their discomfort to help.

    There are Rescuers whose words play the music of our hearts.

    Foster homes that love your Rescue, and help to make them whole again---body and spirit. Foster homes that fit your baby in, though it may not be their breed.

    Rescuers whose talents and determination give us tools to help us.
    Rescuers we call on for help in a thousand ways, who answer us, who hear our pleas.
    Rescuers who are our family, our strength, our comrades in battle.

    I know I cannot save every Pyr in need. I know my efforts are a mere drop in a sea. I know that if I take on just one more---those I have will suffer.

    I want to quit!
    But I won't. When I feel overwhelmed, I'll stroke my Magnus's head while reading my fellow Rescuers emails. I'll cry with them, I'll laugh with them---and they will help me find the strength to go on.

    I want to quit!
    But not today. There's another email, another dog needing Rescue.
    Eileen
    Rody Jane, the Bionic Flying Stinkwad (Cattledog/Stinkwad mix)
    Allentine Valentine Porky-pine Hooverstein (Sir Barks-a-Lot) (ACD) (at the Bridge♥)
    George P-Dog (Perfect Dog) (Great Pyrador)
    Miss Dixie Two-Minute Moonpie - Official Foster Failure (Polka-Dot Dog) (Australian-American Rattledog)
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    Default Stop the Killing (a success story)

    Eileen
    Rody Jane, the Bionic Flying Stinkwad (Cattledog/Stinkwad mix)
    Allentine Valentine Porky-pine Hooverstein (Sir Barks-a-Lot) (ACD) (at the Bridge♥)
    George P-Dog (Perfect Dog) (Great Pyrador)
    Miss Dixie Two-Minute Moonpie - Official Foster Failure (Polka-Dot Dog) (Australian-American Rattledog)
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    Default In Hope: A Shelter Story

    Eileen
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    George P-Dog (Perfect Dog) (Great Pyrador)
    Miss Dixie Two-Minute Moonpie - Official Foster Failure (Polka-Dot Dog) (Australian-American Rattledog)
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    Default Re: "I Want to Quit!" - Joan C. Fremo

    Quote Originally Posted by littleroads View Post
    I Want To Quit!
    Can't tell you how many times this has been me...
    Shannon Stevens
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    Default Re: Rescue-Related Encouragements, musings, poems, books, videos, resources

    Eileen
    Rody Jane, the Bionic Flying Stinkwad (Cattledog/Stinkwad mix)
    Allentine Valentine Porky-pine Hooverstein (Sir Barks-a-Lot) (ACD) (at the Bridge♥)
    George P-Dog (Perfect Dog) (Great Pyrador)
    Miss Dixie Two-Minute Moonpie - Official Foster Failure (Polka-Dot Dog) (Australian-American Rattledog)
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    Default A Poem for Rescued Puppers



    The Meaning of Rescue


    Now that I'm home, bathed, settled and fed,
    All nicely tucked in my new warm bed.
    I'd like to open my baggage
    Lest I forget,
    There is so much to carry -
    So much to regret.


    Hmm...Yes, there it is, right on the top
    Let's unpack Loneliness, Heartache and Loss,
    And there by my leash hides Fear and Shame.
    As I look on these things I tried so hard to leave -
    I still have to unpack my baggage called Pain.


    I loved them, the others, the ones who left me,
    But I wasn't good enough - for they didn't want me.
    Will you add to my baggage?
    Will you help me unpack?
    Or will you just look at my things -,
    And take me right back?


    Do you have the time to help me unpack?
    To put away my baggage,
    To never repack?
    I pray that you do - I'm so tired you see,
    But I do come with baggage -
    Will you still want me?


    -Evelyn Colbath
    Laura, Ellie Mae, Scouty Boy,
    Rusty Wiggles,
    Lance, Pebbles
    & Miss Hayley (Angel ACD at the Bridge)

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    Default Re: A Poem for Rescued Puppers


    to all who rescue and adopt!
    Di, Bud, Nimble, Pudding, Tricky and Spook (and my Chippy at the Rainbow Bridge )


    Founder/Director - Australian Working Dog Rescue Int (AWDRI)





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    Smile Mutts Comics

    Eileen
    Rody Jane, the Bionic Flying Stinkwad (Cattledog/Stinkwad mix)
    Allentine Valentine Porky-pine Hooverstein (Sir Barks-a-Lot) (ACD) (at the Bridge♥)
    George P-Dog (Perfect Dog) (Great Pyrador)
    Miss Dixie Two-Minute Moonpie - Official Foster Failure (Polka-Dot Dog) (Australian-American Rattledog)
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    Default Re: Rescue-Related Encouragements, musings, poems, books, videos, resources

    Eileen
    Rody Jane, the Bionic Flying Stinkwad (Cattledog/Stinkwad mix)
    Allentine Valentine Porky-pine Hooverstein (Sir Barks-a-Lot) (ACD) (at the Bridge♥)
    George P-Dog (Perfect Dog) (Great Pyrador)
    Miss Dixie Two-Minute Moonpie - Official Foster Failure (Polka-Dot Dog) (Australian-American Rattledog)
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    Carpe Ossium - "Seize the Bone"

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    Default Re: Rescue Related Encouragements, Musings, Poems, Websites, Resources, etc.

    I'm a Forever Dog

    I'm a forever dog, not an 'until' dog.
    I'm not an 'until you get bored with me' dog.
    I'm not an "until" you find a girlfriend dog.
    I'm not an "until" you have a baby' dog.
    I'm not an "until you have to move' dog.
    I'm a forever dog.

    ~ Dolly Fraser

    (P.S. I am double-checking on the author. Not confirmed at this point. - EL)
    Eileen
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    Allentine Valentine Porky-pine Hooverstein (Sir Barks-a-Lot) (ACD) (at the Bridge♥)
    George P-Dog (Perfect Dog) (Great Pyrador)
    Miss Dixie Two-Minute Moonpie - Official Foster Failure (Polka-Dot Dog) (Australian-American Rattledog)
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    Default Re: Rescue Related Encouragements, Musings, Poems, Websites, Resources, etc.

    A few days ago I went though all the posted ACDs on Petfinder and found a few in the Medina, OH county pound. My browser crashed when looking up their profiles on Petfinder. When I went back to getting them posted (a couple days later), I noticed that every single one had their status changed from "adoptable" to "adopted." It's nice not to be needed
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    Default Re: Rescue Related Encouragements, Musings, Poems, Websites, Resources, etc.

    I'm Alone Again

    author unknown

    I wish someone would tell me,
    What it is that I've done wrong.
    Why I have to stay chained up,
    And left alone so long.
    They seemed so glad to have me,
    When I came here as a pup.
    There were so many things we'd do,
    While I was growing up.
    They couldn't wait to train me,
    As companion and as friend.
    They told me I would never fear,
    Being left alone again.
    The children said they'd feed me,
    Said they'd brush me every day.
    They'd play with me and walk me,
    If only I could stay.
    But now the family hasn't time,
    They often say I shed.
    They won't allow me in the house,
    Not even to be fed.
    The children never walk me,
    They always say "Not now!"
    I wish that I could please them,
    Won't someone tell me how?
    All I have is love, you see,
    I wish they would explain.
    Why they said they wanted me,
    Then left me on a chain.
    Diane~ Cindy, Freelee, Sage, Val, Belle and Kip, foster ACD mix

    Josie, Ace, Rena, Annie, Bailey, Took, Grandma and Maggie~ CGC-gone but never forgotten

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