We adopted our collie Rudy from MWCR 10 years when he was about a year old. He was the most beautiful collie everyone had ever seen. Strangers would stop in their cars when we were out together and say that. Sadly we had to let him cross the Rainbow Bridge today because he had arthritis so bad he could no longer support himself to even move his bowels. We loved him for his ten years with us. Thank you for giving him to us! – William Dorfner
We had to say goodbye (August 1st), to our beloved collie Whitney who we fostered and adopted around 2007. She is now running free with Duffy(McDuff), our first collie we adopted. Sprocket, our second adopted collie is going to miss her, as will we. – Amy & Jeff Verrill
We are almost to our six month anniversary with Victor joining us.
While Victor still has some fear issues, he has made such great progress. He spends lots of time in the yard with me instead of retreating back into the house immediately. I am having a special door built just for him so that he can let himself in and out more easily. We should have that installed by Labor Day.
We have a morning routine where instead of hustling to the door to go out, he lays on top of me and rubs his head and neck on the covers like a cat. Just watching his expressions now you can tell he is a happy dog.
After six months of vitamins and good food, he is finally shedding his old flat, dry coat and his outer beauty is glowing. One more brush to get rid of the old and he will have another bath and we will share the new improved Victor. Thank you for letting us bring him to our home. – Beth
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Reminder of next week’s Collie Frolic in Madison. Make new friends and party with old ones! Frolic with the collies and collie wannabes at the 3rd Annual Madison Area Frolic!
Madison Collie Frolic 2013
When: Sunday, August 24, 2014
Where: Back yard in Madison, Wis.
Contact: Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and get directions
Because then we can help dogs like Mickey, who unfortunately had to be shaved. We will try not to, but as you can see, this would have been impossible to brush out. I’m sure he feels SO much better, and now his coat can grow back healthy.
Scout and buddies
Here is a little update on Scout and his fight against cancer. He is doing really well! He has gone through six weeks of chemo and all his lymph nodes have shrunk down to their normal size. We don’t know if his liver has receded or not, but he is not acting like a sick dog at all. Yesterday he was running and chasing Coco and playing with us too. He gets a little diarrhea and doesn’t eat anything for a day or two after his treatments, which are always on Thursday, but we give him medication at home for both and he usually snaps back by Saturday morning.
The day of his treatments we drop him off at the clinic in Kaukauna bright and early and he usually spends the day there for observation. The staff has adopted him and they always say what a gentleman he is. They don’t even kennel him while he’s there and he gets lots of attention. He has 12 more weeks of chemotherapy treatment and the docs all say he is exceeding expectations so far.
We are also looking into alternative holistic treatments to coincide with the chemo. We found a lady in Wild Rose who specializes in holistic treatment of animals with cancer and other diseases with acupressure and holistic medicines. We are planning on meeting her next week.
I will continue to keep you updated, and hopefully the news will continue to be positive! – John & Allison
Kobe loving the weather, he is “on duty” watching the bike path.
In 2007 we adopted a beautiful 1 ½ hear old boy named Kobe from MWCR. Kobe was supposed to be a foster and was a little wild, we were already his third home at such a young age. We wrote up the information to have him adopted out but decided to keep him and it was one of the best decisions we have ever made. Kobe was a very sensitive guy, loved to play fetch, could do it for hours on end, he especially loved his Frisbee. As he aged he became one of the best dogs we have ever had, very calm, friendly, a good mentor to the others. This past winter Kobe and I (Greg) went through and got our Pet Therapy certification, he loved visiting the nursing homes and they loved him, calling him Lassie.
This past June Kobe went in to get his teeth cleaned and unbeknownst to us they damaged his esophagus and by the time they figured it out two weeks later it was too late. Kobe passed away on July 11th, very unexpectedly and we are so heartbroken. We are so grateful we had the opportunity to have him in our lives even if for such a short time. – Greg Lemke & Mark Youngblood