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dog

by Lee Juslin



Miri Meadow, called Mayzee by her foster mom Sheron, is about twelve years old and is a petite girl at about ten pounds.
Sherron says Mayzee is very sweet. She follows Sherron everywhere, always looking up at her. Although Col. Potter Rescue doesn’t know a lot about her background, Sherron guesses she was picked up on the street either having gotten lost or discarded by previous owners. She is afraid of loud noises and suffers from separation anxiety.

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No Kisses, Please

IN THE July 10 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures,
andLee Juslin
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by Lee Juslin



Gerard is a mixed breed Col. Potter rescue that his foster mom, Eilene, thinks is part terrier and part Golden Retriever. But, she says he’s too silly to be a Gerard, so Eilene calls him Ratty.
Ratty loves attention. He is very sweet, has no problem with other dogs, and enjoys greeting visitors.

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Hartigan, that’s me!

IN THE June 19 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures,
andLee Juslin,
andPets
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by Lee Juslin



Hartigan grew up in a loving home with two parents who took him everywhere. However, as he grew older he developed some health problems which were difficult for the family because, with busy schedules, they had trouble handling his schedule of medications. In addition, they had a baby, and when the baby got more attention than Hartigan, the Scottie became quite jealous. So, when he bit the baby, the parents were ready to have him euthanized.

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by Lee Juslin




Despite having a name sounding like an Aretha Franklin hit, Soul Patch, or Patch as PK, his Col. Potter foster mom, calls him, is a happy, mixed breed boy. Patch is fifty-three percent Westie, twenty percent Staffordshire Terrier, and the rest a mix of breeds. He is the size of a Staffie making him larger than Cairns and Westies. He weighs in at about twenty-eight pounds.

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by Lee Juslin



Fast Eddie was adopted from a Cairn breeder as a puppy by a couple who really wanted him. However, his vet bills eventually became too much for his family, so, sadly, they surrendered him to Col. Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue Network (CP).

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Mell’s Mutts: Pearl

IN THE January 30 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures
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by Mell Garcia


In early October there was a post on social media that showed the picture of a beautiful dog sitting in a grassy area near a creek. The person who posted was asking for help because she believed this dog had been dumped. This area is notorious for dumped dogs, and this particular dog had been sitting in the exact spot for the entire day.

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by Lee Juslin



Hyacinth, a little Scottie girl, lived on a farm with two other Scotties and an assortment of farm animals. When her owner died, the Scottie came into the Greater NY/NJ Scottie Rescue, and the farm animals were placed in appropriate homes.

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by Sandra Murphy


Andy Carpenter is a semi-retired lawyer. That means he has enough money he doesn’t have to work and doesn’t want to, but cases do show up and he’s either intrigued enough to take the case or his wife Laurie thinks he should which is the same thing.

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by Gwen Romack


When I started introducing the world to our rescue Finn, the question I got most was, “What kind of dog is he?” That was often followed by, “A what?” Vizsla (veeeeeshhluh) are a Hungarian breed known for their sensitive and clingy personality. They’re known as “Velcro” dogs because they’re almost always touching their person if they can be. Finn is actually a Veagle, a Vizsla mixed with Beagle and some Pittie sprinkled in for good measure. This combination, it turns out, makes for a hilarious, stubborn, vocal little dictator we like to pretend isn’t the boss of us.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Melissa Bourbon



All books tell stories, but some people are able to read more than just the words on the pages. As young Pippin Hawthorne will soon learn, her family has been both gifted and cursed to be bibliomancers, ancient practicers who foretell the future and truths through messages hidden within book passages. Pippin knows nothing of this when she and her twin brother return to Devil’s Cove, though, as they have only come to the island off of North Carolina’s Outer Banks to settle their inheritance of their late grandmother’s falling down beach house.

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by Sandra Murphy


In Greenwich, Connecticut, Melanie Travis teaches at the prestigious Howard Academy. The school runs smoothly, except for those times Melanie gets involved in murder cases, strictly as a way to help friends, of course.

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by Lee Juslin



Finnegan, a five-year-old Scottie, was living in an unstable home, which was not safe for this sweet Scottie. He spent time in a kennel with his housemate, a Cocker Spaniel, that was pulled from the kennel by Cocker Spaniel Rescue. Finnegan was then placed with a friend of the owner. The placement didn’t work out, so Finnegan went to Scottish Terrier Rescue of New York/New Jersey.

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by J.C. Eaton


One of the things we enjoy most about writing our Sophie Kimball Mysteries, is creating quirky characters whose antics shine. We introduced reluctant sleuth Sophie (Phee) Kimball and her demanding mother Harriet, along with Harriet’s dog, Streetman, and a cadre of book club ladies and pinochle players. Then we added Phee’s seventy-four-year-old Aunt Ina to the mix, a free-spirit who never left the sixties.

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Marcel

IN THE April 4 ISSUE

FROM THE 2020 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures,
andLee Juslin
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by Lee Juslin



Marcel came into Col. Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue Network from a puppy mill. At the time, he was about four years old.
He is now fourteen and has been in several adoptive homes. His last adopter was an elderly woman who simply got to the point where she was no longer able to care for Marcel.

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