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From Summer/Fall Quarterly - 2000 Newsletter

LINCOLNWOOD DOG TRAINING CLUB HOSTS GSD RESCUE PICNIC
Lincolnwood Dog Training Club for German Shepherds, Glenview, IL. went to the dogs Sunday, June 25, 2000, noon to 4:00pm by hosting the German Shepherd Rescue Annual Picnic. We all had a wonderful time. We would like to thank LTC's President Tony Montagano for his willingness to assist us with whatever we needed. A special thank you to Director of Training Kris Montagano for creating and running safe, fun and enjoyable doggie games. The results of these games are listed below:

FIRST PLACE AGILITY TEAM:
Colm Mitchell and Buddy
Brain Mitchell and Riley
Robyn Clark and Buck

FLYBALL PLACEMENTS
First Place: Emma, 17.19 seconds
Second Place: Lulu, 17.27 seconds
Third Place: Buddy, 25.25 seconds

"SIMON SAYS" OBEDIENCE PLACEMENTS
First Place: Alison Carnahan and Mugsy
Second Place: Cyndee and Buddy
Third Place: Doug Stephans and Max

"WET UNDERWEAR" CONTEST
First Place: Lulu
Second Place: Buck
Third Place: Princess

Thank you to Robyn Clark for personally donating all the prizes for the above-mentioned contest.


PICNIC FOR GSD RESCUE SHEPHERDS CELEBRATES SECOND CHANCE
by Judy Braginsky

It was time to celebrate "second chances", and that's just what Sabre, Sheena, Riley, and some 25 other German Shepherds - and their new owners - did at the German Shepherd Rescue's annual picnic.

There was Nike, 4, who'd spent his first two years chained up in a basement, his biggest hope in life was to be fed each day. Mealtimes must have been spotty: Nike weighed less than 60 pounds and had worms when his owners brought him to a clinic to be put down.

There was Buck, 3, left behind in an apartment when his owners moved and locked the door. A polite dog, Buck never barked, so no one knew he was there until people came to clean. They found a starving shepherd, ribs noticeably poking out from beneath his coat, who still wagged his tail.

Nike is now 106 pounds, well fed and much loved by adopter Colleen Weinstein. Bucky, too, has filled out to a glossy 90 pounds and is blossoming from the love of adopter Robyn Clark.

These stories, and many others, were shared by picnic-going shepherd rescuers June 25 on the grounds of Lincolnwood Training Club for German Shepherd Dogs. They praised, petted, and showed off their happy dogs with sorry pasts, some still getting used to their good fortune at finding good homes - for good.

Like Remington, a 13 1/2 year old shepherd. A rescue puppy when he was barely 6 months old, Remington was rescued again by Steve and Ermone Adams three years ago as he languished in a shelter where his second owners, now very ill, had brought him.

For Remington, it was a day to celebrate third chances.

 

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