Introducing

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Om Sinter Klaas liedjes te horen, klik op één van de Sinter Klaas foto's.

To hear Sinter Klaas songs, click on one of the pictures.


MISHA & APRIL

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Click on Misha & April's picture
to go to the complete
ALLDOGSSITE MENU


Misha & April acknowledged Canidlover's Dutch Heritage
(& birthday) by celebrating St. Nicholas Day on 6 December.

Misha liked children, so her impersonation of St. Nicholas
(Sinter Klaas) was not far-fetched. April was not fond of children,
so she played the part of Zwarte Piet, who puts naughty children
into the bag and takes them away to Spain.

The wooden shoes are placed before the fireplace on the night
of 5 December, filled with carrots & hay for Sinter Klaas' horse,
which are 'exchanged' for candies and little gifts.


This year marks NINE years that I've been retired . . . and I'm still busier than ever!
Click HERE & HERE to see two of the reasons why.


My thanks to Mr. Scuba (aka VetteMan/CairnDaddy, depending upon the season)
for the digital image manipulation using Adobe PhotoShop 5.0.


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ALL CAIRNS,
ALL THE TIME!

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For dozens of CRUSA Rescue Mission
and CRUSA Event Websites, go HERE


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AIREDALES, AIREDALES
& MORE AIREDALES!

For dozens of AIREDALE Rescue Stories,
Events & Fundraisers, go HERE


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On her way to the groomer . . .

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HEATHER

GOTCHA DAY:
10 JANUARY 2014


Two hours later . . .

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CRUSA Foster Heather joined us on 11 November 2013.
She had knee surgery on 23 December,
and she formally joined the Skrenninger Pack on 10 January 2014.

She was a member of THE THREE LITTLE CAIRNS Rescue Mission,
which can be read HERE.


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CHRISSI-ONE-EYE

4 APRIL 1999-25 MARCH 2013


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Our CRUSA Foster, f/k/a Cricket, joined us in June 2009.
She was an abused dog and never got over her issues,
but we loved her as much as she would allow.
We helped her journey across
The Rainbow Bridge on 25 March 2013.

Her story is HERE


IF I SHOULD GROW FRAIL

If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain does keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done
For this - the last battle - can't be won.

You will be sad I understand
But don't let grief then stay your hand.
For on this day, more than the rest
Your love and friendship must stand the test.

We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.

Take me to where my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end.
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.

Don't grieve that it must now be you
Who has to decide this thing to do.
We've been so close - we two - these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.

-- Julia Napier, copyright 1999

My thanks to SandE Mancini for sending me this poem


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CARI

12 DECEMBER 1998-24 DECEMBER 2012


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Our First Cairn, Cari, was diagnosed with a
worsening heart murmur & kidney disease,
but it was the lymphatic cancer that forced us to help
her journey across The Rainbow Bridge on 24 December 2012.

Her In Memoriam site is HERE, with links to all her pages.

Cari was the beginning of our Love for Cairns.
We will miss you forever, Baby Girl.


IF I SHOULD GROW FRAIL

If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain does keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done
For this - the last battle - can't be won.

You will be sad I understand
But don't let grief then stay your hand.
For on this day, more than the rest
Your love and friendship must stand the test.

We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.

Take me to where my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end.
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.

Don't grieve that it must now be you
Who has to decide this thing to do.
We've been so close - we two - these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.

-- Julia Napier, copyright 1999

My thanks to SandE Mancini for sending me this poem


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THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE SKRENNINGER PACK,
LUUCEEE YOU GOT SOME 'SPLAININ' TO DO!,
WAS A MEMBER OF THE LUV CONNECTION 3
RESCUE MISSION ON 15 FEBRUARY 2009.
HER STORY IS HERE.

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Princess RosieVi the Shy
was a member OF
CRUSA's SENIOR SQUAD
Rescue Mission, October 2006.

More pictures of
her Pretty in Pink
costume are HERE

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TWO MEMBERS
JOINED THE
SKRENNINGER
PACK IN
OCTOBER 2007

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Princess Daisy2Legs
was rescued by CRUSA
in November 2006;
her story begins HERE.

Pictures of her in her
Princess crown
can be seen HERE


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Click on the photo for . . .

DITY DENNINGER IN MEMORIAM

22 SEPTEMBER 1921-4 JANUARY 2007


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APRIL

?-2 DECEMBER 2006

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Click on the picture to visit The Making of the Skrenninger Howliday
ard 2006 - Behind the Scenes, with April's last pictures

She came to us in a snowstorm;
she left us in a snowstorm . . . .

On Friday, 1 December 2006,
April came in from the blizzard
and seemed to say,
I can't go through another winter.

She lay down in VetteMan's office
and refused to get up or eat
for the rest of the day & night.


On 2 December, we carried her to her vet,
who took one look and said, "It's time . . . ."

So the dog who was tied to the door
of the Kenosha Humane Society, in a snowstorm;
who came home with us in a snowstorm on 1 April 1993 . . .
crossed the Bridge, leaving behind a snowstorm . . .
and a family who loved her dearly.

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Are we having FUN yet?


Now, April My Heart Dog again
can hear, and see, and run . . .
probably right over to Misha
to bite her in the ear . . .
April was the dominant dog . . .
and the Nanny . . .
now she's many happy memories.


IF I SHOULD GROW FRAIL

If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain does keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done
For this - the last battle - can't be won.

You will be sad I understand
But don't let grief then stay your hand.
For on this day, more than the rest
Your love and friendship must stand the test.

We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.

Take me to where my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end.
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.

Don't grieve that it must now be you
Who has to decide this thing to do.
We've been so close - we two - these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.

-- Julia Napier, copyright 1999

My thanks to SandE Mancini for sending me this poem


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RICO & CARI


After 22 years together, Canidlover & VetteMan/CairnDaddy
were married on 22 May 2004.


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RICO & CARI, OUR RING BEARERS

Click on Rico & Cari's picture to go to the
TWO PARROTHEADS IN PARADISE wedding pages

Misha (@RB) was with us in spirit; April guarded the house;
Cari & Rico were Ring Bearers, in the lovely 'danas made by Mary Lynn D'Aubin
with pockets in the 'danas for the rings.
They behaved very well, and stayed for the entire reception.


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RICOBADBOY


Rico the Rescue Cairn was added to our pack
on 13 August 2003.
Click on his picture to go to his website.

Thanks to Kathie Rudy
for adding the watercolor touch
to Rico's picture!

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MISHA

25 NOVEMBER 1987-14 SEPTEMBER 2001

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Click on Misha's picture
to go to her IN MEMORIAM pages.


In June 2001, Misha was diagnosed
with adenocarcinoma.
The principal source of this
cancer was never determined.

On Friday, 14 September 2001,
Misha crossed The Rainbow Bridge
from her own beloved back yard.


This picture is how I will always remember our girl . . .
always ready for a party (Will there be FOOD?);
willing to be silly (If I wear this hat, will I get FOOD?),
and that big black nose (Do I smell FOOD?).

We will miss her forever and ever . . . .


I have sometimes thought of the final cause of dogs having such short lives,
and I am quite satisfied it is in compassion to the human race;
for if we suffer so much in losing a dog
after an acquaintance of ten or twelve years,
what would it be if they were to live double that time?

-- Sir Walter Scott, 1822


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Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity
a human ever has to choose a relative.

-- Mordecai Siegal


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dogs have joined Misha (@RB), April (@RB), Cari (@RB), Rico,
RosieVi, Daisy2Legs, Chrissi-One-Eye (@RB), Luuceee & Heather
on the couch (where else?) since 16 AUGUST 1996. We hope you all were comfy!!

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