Some yard time as Mom was downloading and uploading - I'll turn it ovFUR to her!
What a great transport AGAIN! First, I'd like to share four I ALMOST got to meet!
They were travelling Saturday and Sunday for The Last Resort Rescue - I had seen their request for drivers email - and saw they were doing Hagerstown to Harrisburg around the same time I was - I also saw that Peggy would be driving that leg SO I was very excited when she pulled along side me as I headed South on I81 - then followed me - BUT she got off for the OTHER McD's at Exit 9 and not my Exit 5A - but our paths crossed again as you'll see later!As I headed out, I saw THEY were back - I also saw golfers at the Rich Valley course I pass between Harrisburg and Carlisle*Ready to rollThe light AND the SPCA in the background along with our good luck charm!Of course, no transport post is complete without a shot of ES3 up ahead on the left -The sky at Chester's Bridge along I81 - I didn't snag the shot in time to REALLY do it justice BUT I did try again as I headed North - he always threatens to be there as I head South and then North each Sunday - especially if one of the passengers might make a great new sibling for him!We decided to throw in a BARK OUT to Sissy - the winner of a Khyra Transport since she was the winner of the Shameless and Diva Dogs Group at Mango Minster 2011 - Khyra and I had written her about choosing a day or event or SOMETHING to celebrate her win - she's still pondering it BUT she also had pawed back that perhaps one of the passenges would prove to be a worthy DIVA to honour Sissy - well - as soon as I saw Pebs in Hagerstown I KNEW we'd be giving Sissy a mention here - This isn't HER transport - especially since we were already dedicating our leg to Katy - and the transport was dedicating the weekend to Baby Puppy Stotle - we will still give Sissy her very own transport one of these future Sundays!Isn't she a beauty?One state closer!Chester's Bridge from the Northbound directionShe was a perfect passenger - and since she was in the wire crate, I could snag her from the road - the other two crates were behind my seat so they were out of photo rangeNotice her proper paw placement!She really enjoyed watching out the window - as you'll see in one of the videos in the Photobucket from the weekendFINALLY napping!Paws on PA soil in HarrisburgPuppy Fun in Harrisburg!Sophie Joanie and Susan - Joanie is heading to what Mango calls Connect The Dots AND Susan is heading to Master Chew Sits! Our Harrisburg shotYes, mission accomplished!
I had mentioned the transport was in honour of Baby Puppy Stotle - The Four NC Miracles along with their mom and two other siblings were pulled from a shelter by PMAR - sadly, they had been exposed to the nasty Parvo monster and it took Stotle - though he fought hard, it wasn't meant to be - his ashes are in a place of honour at Mary's place in Charlotte - along with her heartdog Lassiegirl - their foster dad adopted one and we got to chauffeur the little miracles!
Khyra had also shared on Saturday that we'd be doing our leg for Katy The Siberian - well, on my way South, I heard this song from Five Finger Death Punch just as I passed Carlisle - so many of the words just seemed to capture aspects of Katy's last days - and boy did I get to cry as I thought of her - and what she endured - as she tried to find her way home - what went through her head - damn, I'm crying again as I put this together -
In addition to the passengers on board for PMAR, the others were for Rotts 'N Pups - when I called Mary to let her know I was on the road to Harrisburg with the special cargo, she asked about my driving next weekend and told me of the potential passengers - Jethro might just be in The Xterra next Sunday - and I should have an awesome MastiffRotti girl - Mary says she's beautiful and so the best of both breeds!
Mary also mentioned whilst we chatted that if anyone is looking for a Rotti puppi, RnP has eight of them - they are a bit more than a week old - so they won't be available for pickup any time soon - LOL!
As I mentioned above, I did get to cross tracks with Peggy - she came by the Earthlink/AMP Building so she could see the passengers - and then two other transporters showed up to wait for their passengers - so Sunday's pups got LOTS AND LOTS of special attention! Seven canines and five humans is a pretty good ration of attention! Of course, the big winner was YoYo since he was the only male in the bunch - he had quite a collection of females to attend to him!
Once again, we so have proof that Rescues Rock - as a few of us discussed whilst in Harrisburg, we know we can't save them all so we focus on those we do save - and hope that we can influence others to do something to help rescues by driving or fostering or even donating some of the very necessary green paper$ - AND you get to meet the nicest people!
SO, grab a mug of something because there are lots of pics and videos - I've included the pics sent from Saturday's drivers - and a video from Mary with her dedication to Stotle - I have the two pictures of Katy that we shared on Saturday's post as well -
Once again, thanks for the support and kind words!
Hugz&Khysses From Khyra's Khorner