Bailey’s ‘Gotcha Day’ anniversary

BaileyToday is my one year anniversary of adopting Bailey. What a wonderful year it has been. Thanks to MWCR who made this day so special for us. And, in five days Bailey turns eleven. He is the sweetest boy and I am the luckiest Mommy. Today we started out with a nice, long walk through the park, followed by a treat, lots of rubs and massages, and soon we’re going for a car ride. ūüôā¬†– Sharon

Holiday cards and membership renewals

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Holiday cards

MWCR is fortunate to have talented professional artists as members.¬† Last year, Chuck Heubach of Twin City Dog, created our holiday card.¬† This year, Kerri Bash of Magpie Dreams, created MWCR’s card.¬† We greatly appreciate our¬†artistic members who so generously donate their talent to create special holiday cards for MWCR’s members and supporters.

Membership renewals

Current MWCR members will receive their 2016 membership renewal forms in the holiday card.¬† Please renew your membership either online at www.mwcr.org or by mailing the renewal form to MWCR.¬† Dues are $30 per person.¬† Renewals must be postmarked or renewed online by December 31 in order to be eligible to vote in the 2016 elections.¬† If you’re not a member yet and would like to join, please complete the membership application on¬†MWCR’s¬†website.

Fall events

Dave Gibson with Emily and Laddie

Dave Gibson with Emily and Laddie

Fall 2015 saw MWCR participating in more events to showcase our collies and promote awareness of MWCR.  The annual Harvest Howl at the Wildlife Science Center was held on a beautiful crisp day.  Barb and Dave Gibson with Emily and Laddie  and Cat Olund with Maui staffed our booth.  Later in October, Robin Kashuba with Harley and Shelby greeted people at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.  As always, our collies were show stoppers!

MWCR’s Annual Dinner Meeting and Fundraiser was held in November.¬† All attendees received a new MWCR tote bag filled with goodies.¬† Ann Olson of Animal Folks gave a thoughtful presentation on puppy mills and the steps being taken to address the problem.¬† Door prizes were given out, people enjoyed a delicious lasagna dinner, and of course, the silent auction was a big hit.

One more event will conclude our year – the first Caroling with Collies will be held at 2 p.m. on¬†Sunday,¬†December 13,¬†at Catholic Eldercare in Minneapolis.¬† If you’d like to be part of this new event, please contact Judy Roggow at jroggow@visi.com.