October Adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick

Wilson

Wilson

Sweet boy Wilson, a 2-year-old sable/white collie mix, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. Wilson came to us because he wasn’t very good at helping out with the cattle on the farm and his family felt he would be better off in a non-working dog capacity. So now he will be living cow-free with his new mom, dad, two human siblings and a wise big sister collie to show him how to enjoy family life. Enjoy the good life Wilson!

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Pictures of October

Monet, adopted in August, We are so happy that Monet has come into our lives and she is just as happy. She really is a gift to us.

Monet, adopted in August. Her family reports: We are so happy she has come into our lives. She really is a gift to us.

 

Reese became a MWCR  rescue July 2006 at an estimated age of three years.  He was a stray and weighed less than 60 lbs. Before becoming a foster boy, he was in a shelter and placed with another dog. Being of typical collie "paw-sonality", Reese loves life! Unfortunately, his "roomie" was an attack dog. Reese came into foster care with a severe chest infection. The other dog had sliced open his chest as if a human would have had an autopsy. Reese is our collie mentor. He was taught by previous pet companions and many fosters. He is now a healthy, happy, beautiful and active hooligan. Reese decided that his brothers would be EZ Ryder (aka Major) and Gabe. The thre musketeers are our delightful golden oldies! - Vickie Dutter

Reese became a MWCR rescue July 2006 at an estimated age of three years. He was a stray and weighed less than 60 lbs. Before becoming a foster boy, he was in a shelter and placed with another dog. His “roomie” was an attack dog. Reese came into foster care with a severe chest infection. The other dog had sliced open his chest. Reese is our collie mentor. He was taught by previous pet companions and many fosters. He is now a healthy, happy, beautiful and active hooligan. Reese decided that his brothers would be EZ Ryder (aka Major) and Gabe. The three musketeers are our delightful golden oldies! – Vickie Dutter

 

Jinny and her BFF on a fall walk in the Carleton College Arboretum

Jinny and her BFF on a fall walk in the Carleton College Arboretum

 

Winter Skye, adopted in July, turned two in October. Her owner agrees with the foster family - she's a bed hog!

Winter Skye, adopted in July, turned two in October. Her owner agrees with her foster family – she’s a bed hog!

Rainbow Bridge: Kai

Kai

Kai

We are sad to report that Kai went to the Rainbow Bridge Monday evening.  He was only with us a short time, yet has left a giant hole in our hearts.  Kai was such a sweet guy.  His first day with us, he went shopping in the house and found a rubber yellow duck, which became his favorite toy.  He enjoyed bouncing a tennis ball on the floor to get your attention to play, which usually resulted in “lazy fetch” – him climbing the stairs and rolling the ball down for us to retrieve and toss back to him.  We will miss him jumping into our laps for cuddles and nuzzles. His terrible nemesis the vacuum cleaner and the frightening thunderstorms will worry him no more.  Rest in peace Mr. Kaizy, you will always be in our hearts. – Matt Beckwith and Kevin Baker

 

Rainbow Bridge: Lady

LadyIt is with great sadness that I tell you that we lost Lady this past week.  She had a lung tumor which actually progressed quickly and we were unable to do anything more.  She had a very aggressive form of a carcinoma. We did love Lady very, very much even though we only had her for such a short time.  Lady was truly the sweetest dog we ever had.  The kids loved her as well, and she loved them.  Although we had her such a short time, we don’t regret adopting a senior.  She was the most “trouble free” dog we ever had. Thanks for allowing us to bring Lady into our lives.  She was truly a joy. – Denise Fortier

Rainbow Bridge: Ralphie

RalphieWe were lucky enough to adopt Ralphie from MWCR eight years ago. He passed away last week after a very tough year. He was 12 years old and always a perfect gentleman. We have had collies for over 30 years and many rescues but none of them stole my heart like our Ralphie. He just had a way of looking at you that would melt your heart as you can see from the pic. He suffered these past few months and I knew it was time when he would cry trying to keep going to please me.

He enjoyed a roast beef sandwich the morning he passed and went peacefully with that wonderful collie smile on his face as to say I’m no longer in pain. Despite his dubious past he was always a gentle giant. We felt blessed to have had him in our lives. Thank you. Keep doing such wonderful work for this incredible breed. Our lives would of been smaller without our collies. –  Lance & Donna Ortegel

Rainbow Bridge: Daphne

Daphne (left)

Daphne (left)

On October 18th our collie girl Daphne passed away. Earlier this summer Daphne had been diagnosed with cancer, it was a highly aggressive type sarcoma. They removed a tumor from her, and regretfully could not get all of it removed. It was too extensive. We knew it would in all probability return to haunt her, and there was nothing further that could be done for her medically.

She had a few weeks of returned energy and happiness. Last weekend she became lethargic, looked at us with pleading eyes, and we knew her fight was over. Our friends at our vet clinic helped her release from this life. Our vet, Jeff, came in on his day off to assist and to give her a kiss goodbye.
We adopted Daphne from MWCR three summers ago.She came from a rather wretched and loveless residence (I can’t in good conscience call it a home). For the first time she had a warm home to live and sleep in, had love from not only Arnie and I and extended family, she was loved by Reilley and Tristan as well.
It always amazes me what a big, dark and empty hole they leave in our lives when they pass on. Daphne always knew what time I came home from work. If she happened to be outside at the time she would lay in wait on the driveway at the top of the hill by the house. When she would see me pull through the gates, she would jump up and run down the driveway to meet me, wearing a grin and her tail wagging in a circle like an airplane propeller. If she was in the house when I came home she would wait inside, watching out the door and barking with delight. Tristan and Jackson would join her, and I would see all three joyful faces, before Arnie let them out to surround me for the happy reunion.
Daphne was always the cheerleader when Jackson and Tristan would have their wrestling matches. She also watched over Jackson to make sure Tristan would not be too rough. Jackson was her baby. She also watched over our home and the neighborhood. She always announced anyone driving up our neighbors driveway. She also felt it her sacred duty to tell off any garbage truck, UPS truck or school bus that came anywhere near the property.
Our closest neighbors are a housing development 1/4 of a mile away. There is a black lab living in one of the homes. Even though she can barely see him and has never met him, she felt it her duty to hurl insults at him whenever he had the nerve to be out in his own yard. She also took issue with any UPS truck who happened to trespass into that development.
She had this cute, quirky personality, and loved us every day she was with us. We are all trying to adjust our lives to our loss, it”s been hard on Tristan and Jackson. When her remains are returned she will be buried in her final resting place by the fish ponds at the edge of our woods where Zach, Rosie, Austin, Reilley and others have proceeded her. I know they were waiting in anticipation for her at The Rainbow Bridge I know they will love and care for her.
This photo is the most recent picture of her. Our vet Jeff and his staff took on one of her medical visits after her surgery. This photo was for their Facebook page. Daphne is on the far left, Jackson in the middle, and Tristan on the far right.
Rest in Peace beautiful girl, with love forever – Arnie, Kitty, Tristan & Jackson