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18 DECEMBER 2010

Do you know what would have happened if it had been
three Wise Women instead of three Wise Men?

They would have asked directions, arrived on time, helped deliver the baby,
cleaned the stable, made a casserole, and brought practical gifts.

Gayle Keisow writes:

At 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Bob & I picked up BAILEY, an owner-surrender from the town next to us, took her to Dr. Johnson in East Peoria, as she had not been vetted since 2006, and then met Holly Crotty & Mazin Merghani in Bloomington, Illinois. They continued the transport to northern Illinois, where BAILEY has joined the family of Cheryl Frommelt.

First report is that she is doing wonderfully; a bit nervous at being removed from her owner of five years due to the economy, but she is becoming part of the pack at the Frommelt home.


Bob Keisow holds BAILEY, DOB 08/19/2005

Then we headed for St. Louis, where we met Jackie Stidham & her Cairn, Buffie.
Jackie had driven to Dr. Tolliver's office in Waynesville that morning
to pick up breeder-surrender Dorothy.


CHLOE (f/k/a Dorothy)

It is obvious that Dorothy had pups not too long ago;
apparently this breeder was in a parking lot close to Waynesville,
asking people to take her. One of Dr T's people took her
and called CRUSA for a foster home.


Michelle & CHLOE

Dorothy stayed with Dr T for a week to be brought up-to-date on vaccinations & spayed. She stayed overnight with us, then Michelle & Jeff Janus, who are fairly new to CRUSA and previously fostered Winston, picked her up and took her back home with them, also in Illinois.

Her new name is CHLOE; she is a REALLY sweet, sweet little girl, and is going to make someone an excellent companion.


Michelle & Jeff hold CHLOE


SUZY, approximately six years old

Also on Saturday, SUZY was transported from southwest Illinois (almost Missouri) by another group and met Amie & Alan Conley in Illinois, who took her to Gateway Vet Clinic in St. Charles, Illinois for vetting & spaying.

SUZY was among a group of several Cairns released by a breeder; Col. Potter & CRUSA split them up as neither group could take them all. We were supposed to get two of them, but the breeder did not release our second one. SUZY will be joining the home of Katie Kneesel in Wisconsin later this week.




So, close to the Christmas holiday, we in the Midwest saved another three,
thanks to CRUSA members coming forward to make it work.

I also want to mention that Amie & Alan Conley from Illinois are now our new transportation managers. I think Amie; is going to do most of the work, but as we all know, without the commitment from our spouses, we couldn't do our jobs.


Amen, for sharing the dogs between Rescues and Thank You for doing this; what a Happy Holidays these Cairns will have. Isn't that what it is all about? Giving however we can and I am so glad there are those WHO can transport and we all do what we can, encouragement goes a long way. Let Dr. T know how much we appreciate her, also.


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