I'm making a wish fur all of my pals to be safe and healthy
Of khourse, I'm hoping fur more birthdays that need a khard khreated fur me to khonsume! Mom did modify my dinner fur Saturday to reflekht my treat intake - I got a bit of lamb, some kharrots, and some green beans - all part of Mom's dinner
We nevFUR did get a walk on Saturday - it was 85 degrees at 12:30 Sunday morning - YIKES - with the real feel/heat index still hovering around 90!
I did get out fur a nice stroll Sunday evening after Mom got this post AND the Photobukhket together from the transport - as woo will see in the slideshow, we got KHWITE the khool down from storms - I'll let Mom tell woo about it but long story short, we lost about 20-25 degrees khwite khwikhkly!
Now I'll turn it ovFUR to Mom - remember there will be a tissue warning issued fur this transport
Thanks Khyra - yes, there is a tissue warning for this one - I will do my best to share the story that needs to be told
Jim and Trisha
Here is Trisha's story from the runsheet we got for the transport:
One of Rotts 'n Pups' loyal volunteers, Deb Wilson in Atlanta, is experiencing the pain of grief we all share.
Her friend’s son, Jimmy, and the love of his life, Trisha, were married this past Mothers’ Day weekend.
Trisha was rushed to the hospital after her wedding, still in her wedding gown, and diagnosed with brain cancer. Trisha is only 27 years old.
Surgeons removed a huge tumor a few days after her diagnosis. Trisha has since been in a consistent vegetative state, and will be moved to hospice on Monday, July 26, at which time life support systems will be removed.
Debbie is running Saturday, in Trisha’s honor, in the race for a cure for brain tumors.
Trisha and Jimmy are both devoted animal lovers. They have two rescue dogs, Runway and Lucy.
Here is information from the same runsheet about the pups
There has also been a change in the number of puppies. We just found out today that the man who owns the old building where these little ones and their mom have been hiding has given one of them away. I don't know which one it is yet, so I'm still attaching the pics of all of them. Our volunteers in the area have been able to get the mom and 2 of the pups to safety and will be back tomorrow to try to get the shyest one. Because these pups will have only had one set of puppy shots, it is critical that you read and comply with these special instructions (MEANING THEY WERE TO STAY IN THEIR CRATE AND NOT BE HANDLED ALONG THE WAY)
The three pups that did get to make the trek North were named Trisha, Jimmy, and Terry
Here is Shiloh's story:
I also had offers of lots and lots of corn from a certain Chocolate Lab that likes groundhogs and lives quite near to my transport route as I navigate through PA and the Green Castles - his parents took him away for the day so he wouldn't be tempted to run out and meet Shiloh as I headed North Look at THOSE faces!Could they be ANY cuter?The Charm welcomed them to PAWSYLVANIA!Shiloh slept much of the way in this semi-standing up position*A mile or so short of that certain Chocolate Lab's exit off of I81, I encountered stopped traffic - didn't take long for the pavement temperature to rise - this is 51 for you C folks - the exterior air temp around this time was upper 90's
I got to creep and sit for a bit - I was really in one of those spots where I couldn't get off I81 - and even if I did, I wasn't going to get too far - BUT luckily for me, they decided to direct to the passing lane so we could continue past the accident scene - the main cause of the slowdown was a minivan flipped over up on an embankment - and possibly a tangle with a motorcycle as there was about a dozen motorcyclists passed the minivan all talking - it was Motorcycle Weekend at The Carlisle Fairgrounds so there was QUITE a number of bikers out and around
As you'll see in the slideshow - and that Khyra pawed - I drove into a very nice storm - actually was waiting for some of my friends from the West to blow past - I had the wipers on the fastest speed they could go - along with the four way flashers - and motored along in the passing lane at 40mph - more people than not were pulled off on the shoulder - I can't recall the last time I drove through rain THAT heavy - the pups were non phased - even when the thunder and lightshow started - actually, good thing I wasn't able to view the radar and colour explosion the storm line was generating - seeing it on the 10pm news was enough for me - but here is the link to one of our major television stations to give you an idea of what did go through the region Look what it did to the temperatures! Ahhhhhhhh!Did I mention how cute Shiloh is?This was one of the pics I took when we got to The Cracker Barrel to meet her next driver - we were going to meet at The Earthlink/AMP Building but Debbi needed to run in to the CB for something so we just decided to meet 'up' there this time - given we didn't need to walk the pup pup puppies - and it wasn't one of their busiest times, it worked for all
This was the first time I had gotten to meet Debbi - she was actually going to drive the remainder of the trip to The B&N in NJ where Rocky had started his runabout - Debbi told me she and her husband had been one of Rocky's drivers - and he kissed them during their leg just as he had kissed me from Hagerstown to Harrisburg
I think you'll be able to guess what breed would be Debbi's breed of preference - you ready to take a stab at it?**If you guessed ROTTWEILER you would be CORRECT
I did run into another transport when I got to Hagerstown - actually another driver I've met at The CB in the past - Cindy was waiting for two Akitas - and it turned out her Akitas were being driven by Diana -another driver I'm familar with - actually met her in Winchester VA to get that Laska fella in June of 2009 - I took some pics of them and included them in the Photobucket as well - for I might owe these two some thanks for keeping me out of that accident - their transport and my transport shared some drivers - and due to a few issues enroute, it caused my transport to run a bit behind schedule - possibly enough behind to have kept me from encountering more troubles - as all know: THINGS HAPPEN FOR REASONSThe Male's Tail - his name is Diablo - there was another pic but I lost it whilst putting this together Paris The Female's TailParis checking out all the pee-mail the males have left!
Here is the link for the Photobucket Slideshow - and here is the link to the album that includes four videos - I didn't get much of an opportunity to do a fitting tribute dedication video due to the rain - at one point when we were stuck on I81, I contemplated doing it then BUT traffic started moving - I didn't want to record too much in the rain in Harrisburg and risk hurting the 'flashie beast' - but I did manage to babble something when we got there
The transport was funded by a very special anonymous benefactor - this special friend has taken care of one for Rotts 'n Pups for their dedication to Rocky AND one for The Last Resort Rescue for Laska
Earlier in the week I let them know the details of this run - and the dedication to Trisha and her family - they were very honoured to be a part of it - and I want to thank them again!!!
Just before 7pm Sunday evening, we got an email that the passengers had made it - and that Shiloh had met her new family and
Shiloh’s new family were so excited!
The Pups were headed to their awesome foster family until they are ready to be placed
Once again, please remember RESCUES ROCK!
Please keep Trisha and her family in your thoughts this week - cancer sucks PERIOD
Hugz&Khysses from Khyra's Khorner