Friday, September 24, 2010

BIG Dog Adventure

And, no,that wouldn't be with Raggs.

Yesterday I put nearly 200 miles on the car rescuing a springer spaniel from a pound in Appomattox, Virginia.  I am a volunteer for Mid-Atlantic English Springer Spaniel Rescue so I decided I could take care of this pick up and delivery.  Um, I'm new to the area and don't really have a good idea of how far places are hence the  nearly 200 miles.  I left at 1 pm and didn't get home until 5:45 or so. 

I picked up Boots, an 11 year old springer.  As this was my first transport, I failed to realize all the handsome springers on the web page have already had a LOT of work done on them.  Poor Boots was a mess.  He was filthy and stunk to high heavens. His fur was matted and clumped.  Yet he was a sweet boy under the dirt.  A couple of hours in a car with smelly  Boots was -- yuck.  The feeling that he will make someone a wonderful pet, priceless.

If you want to see some of the dogs currently being offered by MAESSR click on the name to go to their home page.  Click the Dog page and select Available to see some of the sweet dogs currently available.  We got Raggs from them and have been amazed at how well they did finding the right dog for us.  (well, we might have asked for a dog that didn't snore as loudly as I do!) 

Tomorrow is mystery day over at Mysteries for Relay.  (Click the button in the side bar if you want more info.) This is a wonderful site.  Marge writes and sponsors these mysteries as a way to thank people for their donations to the American Cancer Society. You might be able to still make a donation and join in tomorrow.  It's a table runner so should go together fairly quickly.  Here are my fabric choices. It only takes 4 fabrics so "read" from the right side. The 5th fabric is back up as most of these fabrics have been partially used.  And the funny green/rose color in the background is the chair I put them on.
Ok, time to get on the road. (Hopefully the car will not stink today but it probably will. Yuck.)

Happy Quilting All! Bonnie


  1. Bless you for helping rescue Boots, especially since he wasn't that pleasant to be around. In May a stray Springer in similar condition showed up at my sister's doorstep. I wish that could have taken him in to be cleaned because he, too, was a sweetheart under all the grime, so I am hoping the animal control officer who picked him up was able to find him a good home.

  2. Bonnie that's wonderful that you are able/willing to help such an organization. A couple sqirts of Fabreeze might help the car out!
    I like your fabrics too.


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