April 22, 2011

White Dog, The Other White Dog, Another White Dog, and Still Another White Dog turned their heads in bewildered unison as Michael read the email that we were all staring at and asked, "Geesh, how are you going to respond to THAT?"

It was from one of Siku's oldest Eskie and blogging friends and it was a plea from a mutual friend in California:

Hello everyone:
Some of Anne dogs are being released to homes after this weekend. Anne's home was foreclosed upon today. I am going to Porterville this weekend, to gather up dogs and need to send them out to homes ASAP. Some are show dogs, others are pets. Most are minis, although there are a few standards. One (YoYo) is a blind male...Most of the pet dogs are older. They just need loving care...

Anne is blind, cannot hold down food, and can no longer walk. Her kidneys have failed and she is on dialysis...All of the dogs have been abused (physically and mentally) by her son. They are a mess (underweight, flea-ridden, matted, fearful). They will need time to get back into shape, and lots of love. All will need to be revaccinated. Anne is heartbroken by all of this. She cannot believe that her babies have been treated so poorly within the past 16 months, since she was first hospitalized.

Please contact me ASAP if you have space, or know of someone who can take on a dog to foster. I have little room at my house, so will need to send dogs out quickly. Heart Bandits is filled up. Time is of the essence!

I'll send a list of dogs out to anyone who contacts me. Please do so by email, and include phone numbers, so I can call you within the next few days. If you notice someone whose name is not on this list, please go ahead and pass on this email to other Eskie lovers.
Sue Lunsford, Former NWAEA President

"How do we respond to that," White Dog repeated...and my heart swelled with pride as The White Dog Army responded as one voice..."Why, we say...Welcome YoYo!"

We are trying to work out the details of trying to get this boy from Northern California to Albuquerque. Our sticking point seems to be Phoenix (Falcon Field Mesa) to near Albuquerque. If you or anyone you know might be able to help please let us know in the comments with your email and we will get in touch with you. Thanks.

P.S. Quiz answers tomorrow.


FiveSibesMom said...

That is so sad...we wish you lots of luck with Yo-Yo...he is very lucky to come into your home! Can't wait for photos! I hope all the connections are made so he can reach you very soon!

Brian said...

Y'all are so special. I put it out to my 10,000 twitter pals and will post on facebook, you never know...paws crossed!

Maxie said...

Awwww good work guys! That is so nice of you to welcome Yo Yo in your loving home.


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We KNOW The Power of The Paw as it unites The Village -

Best of luck to all!

Wish we were closer to help -

Khyra's Mom

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Why are we not surprised? We just saw your comment at The Thundering Herd and hurried over to see what was happening. Wish we lived closer to that area so we could help with the transport. YoYo has no idea what wonderful days are in his future. We love you all so much for your wonderful loving hearts.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

KB said...

You are absolutely amazing... I'm speechless at your generosity. We all thank you and feel honored to "know" you via your blog!

Stella said...

You are amazing and wonderful people. I am certain a ride will come through for YoYo and a good life with the White Dog Army!

Cheers and hugs,

Jo and Stella

Jacqueline said...

Wow, once again your huge hearts make mine sing as I read your words=wishing you all the best with precious Yo-Yo, knowing he could not find a better home, knowing he is lucky at last...Blessings to all those innocent babies...Wishing you all a Happy Easter weekend, sweet, wonderful friends, sending love and big hugs...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

Teddy Bear said...

This just breaks our hearts.:( We are so sorry to hear about Anne and her wonderful pups. We wish we could help bring Yo Yo to the White Dog Army. Paws crossed that he will get to you soon.

Teddy Bear & Sierra

The Thundering Herd said...

Wow - The White Dog Army is approaching Herd status.

Mr. Pip said...

Oh, I wish I could help! Thinking of you and hoping for a miracle for all these dogs.

Your pal, Pip

Anonymous said...

Much love coming your way for bringing YoYo into you hearts and home. May he live out his days surrounded by happiness with the White Dog Army.
The Sun Dog Pack of Canada

Suka said...

hey White Dog Army,

What a tragic, heartbreaking story. We are so sad to read of the predicament of the animals, and of Anne. Our prayers and love go out to Anne and to all of the pups that every one of them finds a loving forever home.

I am so proud to know you, White Dog Army, and your humans, for all the love and generosity you show. Our prayers are with you as you bring YoYo into your lives. We know with the Power of the Paws that it will happen. Good luck, and fingers and paws crossed!

Suka and K

Kari in WeHo said...

we cant wait to help out :)


Suka said...

p.s. Thank you for your lovely Comments on my blog! It makes us smile! We wish you all a wonderful, fun week-end and a Happy Easter!

Suka and K

Anonymous said...

OHhh! SO this is the yoyo you mentioned !! WOW another white dog!!! What an army you will be creating! Unstoppable! And another one to clean when mud comes along... :) Hurrah to the army!

The World of Hansel not signed in!

Casper said...

You guys are too awesome!!!

Sagira said...

You guys are so kind to open your home. I hope all the animals are able to find great furever homes like yours.

Bailey Be Good! said...

So wonderful of you to open your home!

Happy Easter woofs to all of you. :)


Casper and pals said...

Oh you guys are so kind and wonderful to take Yoyo. I had tears in my eyes when I read this. What a lucky boy to be adopted into a special family like yours!

Do you knonw if they have found places for all the dogs?

ForPetsSake said...

"Wonderful and amazing" is just the tip of the iceberg! You really are generous of heart and it shows in all that you do.
I can't wait to hear all about your new kiddo!

Comet and BLU said...

See...this is what happens when I get behind in reading blogs! There was a way to get YoYo to PHX? Why didn't you email me? I just heard about the transport this weekend, and volunteered to drive a section in N AZ to help out. Would have been easier if I could have started in PHX :-)

PS.... You are wonderful for opening your home and hearts to YoYo!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Casper (and Pals),
No, homes, neither foster or adopters, have not been found for 12 of the original 14 dogs rescued. Seems all of the rescues are full up. It will just break my heart if Sue cannot place some of them ASAP and they get taken by animal control and PTS! She has already been cited for them but is begging for a chance to home them before they are taken. Anyone who can help...