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:
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.