Annual Dinner and 2017 Memberships

MWCR’s Annual Dinner is on Saturday, November 5

Looking forward to seeing everyone at MWCR’s Annual Dinner Meeting and Fundraiser from 3 – 6 p.m. at the Wayzata American Legion in Wayzata, Minn.  We have a fun event planned with a dynamic speaker, KC Willis of LightShine Canine, a large silent auction, Gray Gables Farm and Spirit Graphics merchandise, a delicious lasagna dinner, door prizes, and more.  Looks like the weather will be perfect as well.

2017 Membership Renewals

Watch for your 2017 membership renewals at the end of November/early December.  Memberships must be renewed by midnight of December 31 for members to be eligible to vote in our 2017 elections.

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Harvest Howl

harvest-howlThe last community event for MWCR this year was the Harvest Howl held on October 1 at the Wildlife Science Center in Forest Lake, Minn.  Barb Gibson with Emily and Laddie and MyLinda Anderson with Lassie staffed the booth.  The collies charmed the crowd and had fun visiting with the wolves in the compound behind us.

Thank you to all of the volunteers and their dogs who served as ambassadors for MWCR during the year.  Nothing makes a better impression on the public than the sight of beautiful, happy collies who have been adopted from us and their family members.  These public events serve as fundraisers for MWCR and as a public relations event to get the word out about our successful rescue. – Terry Libro, MWCR President

October photo wall

Ace, adopted in 2012, enjoying the lovely weather with his favorite toy.

Ace, adopted in 2012, enjoying the lovely Fall weather with his favorite toy.

 

Shea was adopted 2014 was Miss May for the 2015 calendar! Now she is trying out for the Chicago Cubs mascot! She thinks she is the mascot!

Shea, adopted 2014 was Miss May for the 2015 calendar! Her next goal is to become the Chicago Cubs mascot!

 

Homer, a MWCR foster, feeling handsome after his spa day.

Homer, a MWCR foster, feeling handsome after his spa day.

 

Sparky, adopted four years ago has overcome extreme shyness and now enjoys agility.

Sparky, adopted four years ago has overcome extreme shyness and now enjoys agility.

 

Nothing but butts!

Nothing but butts!

 

October adoptions

By Sarah Rebernick, V.P. and Adoption Coordinator
Yogi

Yogi

Handsome Yogi, a 2-year-old tricolor, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. This loving boy is doing great in his new role as grief counselor and loving big brother to his new collie sister, who was mourning the loss of her previous collie buddy. She’s definitely feeling better and his new mom thinks this sweet, gentle boy is pretty awesome too. So a wonderful outcome all around 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Paisley

Paisley

Four-year-old sable/white Paisley, has been adopted and will be living in Wisconsin. It looks like we have another canine therapy pup since she will be doing her best to heal the broken heart of another MWCR collie who lost his companion this year. Wouldn’t it be nice if all the world’s problems could be fixed with a healthy dose of collie love and kisses?!

 

This is an example of what we do with your donations!

gingerbearGinger was regretfully surrendered because her owners felt it was the best way to get her the help she needs for a severe skin condition. Ginger’s foster mom got the results of her allergy test and she’s allergic to quite a bit – including human epithelial cells, which means people. That in combination with the dermatomyositis (DM) is probably is why her condition is so severe. So the plan is to get her on a food she can tolerate, keep working on getting her skin better and then we’ll start allergy treatments to help her build up an immunity to the environmental allergens. If we can keep the allergies from flaring up that should also keep the DM from getting out of hand. Ginger says she’ll just take a quick nap while we figure out the details.  

We are all so thankful for your donations, allowing up to help this sweet dog.

October Rainbow Bridge

Cowboy

Cowboy was a dear sweet soul who kept his puppy-like joie de vie as an adult.  He came to us as a youngster who had not worked out as a therapy dog and had been passed over by a previous adopter for being “naughty” (he had eaten the TV remote). With patience and exercise he soon learned his basic obedience and was a perfect family member. He spent many hours in the sun sleeping and playing with his longtime packmate JarJar.   Cowboy was the only dog I have shared my life with who kept one toy his whole life. He had a squeaky ball that was a favorite. He would play catch with it all day if you had the time and he loved to hold it in his mouth and squeak it. You could talk to him and he would squeak, squeak, sqeeeeak, back like he was conversing with you. He had a delightful goofiness about him that never failed to make you smile.   Cowboy will be remembered always and always be missed. – Tim Bush

 

Riley

Monday (Oct. 3), we lost our wonderful Riley boy to cancer. Despite many health issues over the years he always carried on with joy and love. Our lives are richer for having him with us and his passing leaves a huge hole in our hearts. He will also be greatly missed by his State of the Art family where, for the past 10 years, he greeted everyone with a High Five and request for a treat. “Riley Friday” became an institution and many of his friends stopped in on Fridays just to say hi and enjoy the comfort of his presence even when they didn’t need car care. As a smooth collie mix his wonderful personality was the reason we decided to foster for the Minnesota Wisconsin Collie Rescue. Riley was an unfailingly kind and patient friend and mentor to over 50 fosters including Creena and Rivers, who became a part of his forever family. We miss you big guy. I hope wherever you are there are comfy couches, meaty bones and no one yells at you for barking and eating paper products. Our bed will be colder at night but our hearts will always be warm with your memory. – Sarah Rebernick

 

 

Wes

Our gentle and mellow senior boy Wes left us too soon today (Oct. 18), after suddenly losing use of three of his legs.  We enjoyed our time with him and are grateful to MWCR for putting us together. – J. Gette

MWCR brought Boomer to our home in Milwaukee back in 2009. Boomer spent the next seven years (he was five when we got him), sleeping on his favorite chairs, going for walks twice daily, spending most weekends at his farm in Door County, playing with his best friend and brother Ian (also from MWCR), eating lots of cheese curds, and getting loved on 24 hours a day. Our baby has gone over the rainbow bridge and our hearts are aching. Please know that he was the greatest gift to us. He was the sweetest guy in the world. He did not suffer and he fell asleep in our arms. Thank you MWCR for Boomer, Ian, Sadie and all the love we have had through the years from our collie kids. - Paul & Dave, Sturgeon Bay, Wis.

MWCR brought Boomer to our home in Milwaukee back in 2009. Boomer spent the next seven years (he was five when we got him), sleeping on his favorite chairs, going for walks twice daily, spending most weekends at his farm in Door County, playing with his best friend and brother Ian (also from MWCR), eating lots of cheese curds, and getting loved on 24 hours a day. Our baby has gone over the rainbow bridge and our hearts are aching. Please know that he was the greatest gift to us. He was the sweetest guy in the world. He did not suffer and he fell asleep in our arms. Thank you MWCR for Boomer, Ian, Sadie and all the love we have had through the years from our collie kids. – Paul & Dave, Sturgeon Bay, Wis.