RE: [gardeners] New Family Member....

Anne Green (
Thu, 27 Mar 2003 06:25:20 -0500

I have been skipping a lot of mail, but this one really warms my heart.
You and Sandy and Chip should be happy together.
Anne in FL

> -----Original Message-----
> From: 
> [] On Behalf Of GizmoAZ
> Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2003 9:00 PM
> To: Global Gardens
> Subject: [gardeners] New Family Member....
> Last night I received a call from a good friend who rescues Shelties. 
>  He told me about a Sheltie at a pound that would be put to death on 
> Friday if it were not adopted.  He said he had no room for any more 
> Shelties.  He knew that I was considering getting another 
> one, as Chip 
> is getting up there in age.  He knew also that I was looking for an 
> older one that would not work Chips nerves.  He asked me to go take a 
> look at it, and see what I thought.  I drove over the the 
> west side of 
> the valley to check her out.  That's about a 70 mile drive from here. 
>  She was despondent, non responsive, but looked so terribly sad.  I 
> asked for physical contact with her.  Someone came with me and opened 
> her cage.  I got down on my hands and knees were I could pet 
> her, feel 
> for any tumors (common problem with older shelties).  She 
> looked up at 
> me with those big sad eyes, and gave me a big kiss.  I knew 
> then she was 
> going home with me.  
> The minute I had her outside of the shelter, her whole 
> attitude changed. 
>  She got a big smile on her face.  Her tale was wagging.  It was as 
> different as night and day to the way she acted in the shelter.  Her 
> name is Sandy.  She is a  10 years old. She is bigger than Chip, and 
> Chip is big for a Sheltie.  I'm almost wondering if she is a small 
> collie instead of a large sheltie. ;)  At any rate, she is absolutely 
> adorable,  Beautiful coat, cute white face and nice white mane.  I 
> cannot believe someone would have turned her in to a kill 
> shelter.  Just 
> blows me away.  I've also discovered that she can sit and 
> shake.  We'll 
> have to try ball throwing next.  See if she can catch.  It's 
> too dark to 
> take pictures now.  Hope to get some tomorrow so I can share 
> her with you.
> -- 
> Chat with you later...
> Alan
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> Chandler, Arizona        Sunset Zone: 13
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> Alan Zelhart       
> Gardens Co-listowner
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>  Jumbo shrimp = oxymoron