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
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.