Shiloh Shepherd Times, SUMMER 2006
Through my work, I have volunteered to support some very special men and dogs – Warfighters. The K-9 war-dog units are overseas protecting our citizens. It is dangerous work but they are dedicated to their call to duty.
I thought this would be a good time to send off some doggie CARE packages for our 4-legged soldiers along with the usual human CARE packages. The dogs are mostly large German Shepherd working dogs and are trained to do most everything.
These dogs live with heavy stress and need to unwind after a tough day. One handler told us their dog partners can go through a hollow toy in under half an hour! I also have a list of items requested for the handlers. Their requests for the dogs include the following:
If the ISSDC would like to send a box to these wonderful K-9 war-dog units, I would be more than willing to collect the donations and go purchase the items they have requested. All money collected will be spent on items for the dogs and handlers.
If anyone has any questions or would like to donate, please call me at (410) 544-1384 and THANKS in advance for your support to this very worthwhile endeavor. Chances are somebody we know is alive thanks to these K-9 units!
Attended by: President Vaneman, Treasurer Peluso, Past President Fullerton and Secretary Laursen.
The meeting was called to order at 7:10 pm. The minutes of Board activity for the period April 4, 2006 thru May 22, 2006 were approved.
was adjourned at 8:45 pm.
It was a cool May afternoon and Patriot a three year old shepherd lab
mix waited anxiously in the back of the truck as his owner, trainer and
best friend Mary talked to several people about ten feet from him. Mary
knew that this would be one of Patriot’s most important and difficult
searches. She glanced back at Patriot in the truck and knew that he sensed
something big was about to happen. Mary and Patriot were called to these
mountains in rural West Virginia by a local Sheriff who had heard of their
success in tracking lost persons. But they weren’t the first team
in the area, for the past twenty four hours three other dog and handler
search teams walked this area with no success. These other dogs and handlers
were now resting in some tents set up by the local National Guard. Mary
knew she would have to talk to these handlers before starting the search,
but first wanted to take Patriot out of the truck and meet the parents
of the lost boy.
NEW PICTURE CONTEST
SAY CHEESE ! SNAP ! CLICK ! SHUTTER ! Dust off your cameras ! Get out the doggie grooming brushes ! A photo contest is just around the corner. The YAHOO Group SHILOHS will be starting a new monthly feature in September. Members will be asked to submit photos of their Shiloh Shepherds. Everyone gets a chance to vote for their favorite. Watch the Message Board on September 1st for details on how to enter. The winning photo from September's Contest will be featured on the ISSDC website during the month of October.
It’s August 11, 2006 and it’s time for me to move on. I will miss all of you, but will be with my mother, father, a sister and the true love of my life… Lobo. My eyes are dim with pain, my dignity is all but gone as movement is not really possible any longer. I will miss my human mom and dad, my sweet son Sampson and all of the friends I have made here on this earth for 11+ years. I will miss the cookies, the fresh country air, watching over my farm, and running with the wind in my fur. I will miss the cold winter days when we have our first snow and I would roll and delight in it’s freshness. I will miss the hunt, the fat slow groundhogs who tried to outwit me but never could. I will miss the soft bed at my mom’s side. I will miss my grandma Betty touching my face and telling me how beautiful I am. I will miss telling you all about my tidbits of wisdom. Most of all, I will miss the love that I earned over my lifetime. Goodbye friends. Abi signing out.
NS abCH. Abigail Atherton,
A great big THANK YOU to all who have helped us out with this year's advertising push. It is due to all of you that we have been able to submit at least 2-full page layouts in each of the major publications - the annual PuppiesUSA, Dog World Rare Breed Issue (September), Dogs Annual in Canada and 3-full pages for the the annual DogsUSA.
Visit our Advertising section on the Members website to see our submissions.
ARBA - August 12,
Each month we feature chapter reports to showcase the activities held by our regional chapters. Click on the following links to see what is happening.
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It is now time to start collecting pictures for The 2007 Our Shilohs calendar. Full-size, unedited pictures need to be submitted to Susi Ramstead before Sept. 15, 2006.
The production calendar is printed based on pre-sale orders only. Once they are printed that is all there is. Thus making them a very limited edition. All information and new on-line ordering will be available soon at the Shiloh Shepherd Boutique.
Calendars will be printed and delivered prior to this Christmas Season.
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