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Happy Tale: Sponsor a Dog for Christmas

Christmas is truly enhanced by a dog. Peg Schaeffer says the response to the "Adopt a Dog" has been amazing, and includes some heartwarming Christmas Happy Tales. Click on headline for complete story with photo(s)
The next earlier Happy Tail: Christmas Fund Raising

By Peg Schaeffer

Last Sunday I went to Nashville to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. It was a great concert with an amazing light show. This was the second time I've seen them. The first time was at the Mohegan Sun Casino in CT 8 or 9 years ago. If you ever have a chance to see them perform don't miss it.

This was one of the few occasions that I went somewhere without the dogs. If I go anywhere there's always 4 or 5 that go for a ride. Kelsey and Thumbelina always go with me and then usually Sugar, Dalton, and Darryl join in. If I don't get out fast enough Tilly will manage to jump in and then sometimes Bear and Paco want to come. When I go to the bank drive through the teller always sticks up six or seven fingers and then I respond with the number of cookies we need. The dogs know they get cookies at the bank and they all wait patiently for the drawer to open with their treats.

Bombarded by dogs on return

So when I got home Sunday night I was bombarded by the dogs. Thumbelina was the first. She heard the truck, flew out of the house, down the driveway, under the gate and jumped onto my lap when I opened the door. She smothered me with kisses at the same time whining and crying, letting me know how much she missed me. Walking up the driveway took forever. Dogs were jumping on me, body slamming me, and pushing each other out of the way so they could be petted. Once in the house more dogs greeted me. You'd think I'd left them for a week. I was only gone eight hours but I guess to them it seemed like forever. Keith had stayed home to babysit the dogs. Once they quieted down and we could hear to talk he told me that every time a truck went by they would race out the door and to the fence expecting it to be me.

The love and devotion is unbelievable

The love and devotion I get from the dogs is unbelievable. Why just the other day, Tillie, a black Lab, went hunting and brought me back a set of antlers which she proudly plopped on the middle of my kitchen table. Now if that's not love I don't know what is. It's just not fair that I get all of this attention. I think more people should adopt dogs from us so I can share the wealth.

Amazing response to request to sponsor a dog for Christmas

We've had an amazing response to my request to sponsor a dog for Christmas. The first dog to be sponsored was Cooper. Dana King from the Red Barn Vet chose him because she and Dr. King have a son named Cooper. Cooper, (the child) has a twin brother, Kolt, and we do have a black Lab named Colt so I know they'll be glad to sponsor him too.

Mary Ann Dabney sent two Kuranda beds

Mary Ann Dabney sent us two Kuranda beds. The dogs love them and they are very durable and easy to clean. A few days later Adelia Watson sent us another Kuranda bed - a bunk bed! Just like kids the dogs fight over who gets to sleep on the top bunk. Someone called for directions on Thursday and donated two bags of dog food. We've gotten several monetary donations too. This is all a very big help and I can't thank everyone enough for your generosity.

Sponsor a dog trees at Dr. Brashear's, Day & Day, and Red Barn Vet

If you want to sponsor a dog there are trees with the dogs photos and information at Dr. Brashear's Office on Russell Road, Tractor Supply, Day & Day Feed, and Red Barn Vet on Conover Road. You simply pick a dog and then buy it whatever you want as if it were your dog. If there is a certain dog or breed of dog you would like to sponsor just give me a call or email and I'll be glad to set you up.

On the other hand if you're looking to adopt a dog please contact me. We have lots of dogs to choose from and I'm sure you'll find the perfect fit.

A Named Christmas

On the Hallmark channel last week they had a movie "A Dog Named Christmas". It's about a young man who works with the local shelter to find a foster home for every dog for Christmas. Of course, most of the people who fostered ended up keeping the pet but it's a great concept. So anyone who wants to foster a pet for the Christmas we'd be glad to do that too.

With a dog in your life, Christmas is going to be that much better.

Christmas is truly enhanced by the presence of a furry friend.- Peg Schaeffer, President and Founder, Sugarfoot Farm Rescue

Contact us if you would like to help.

Peg Schaeffer, Sugarfoot Farm Rescue,
860 Sparksville Road
Columbia, KY 42728
Home telephone: 270-378-4521
Cell phone: 270-634-4675

This story was posted on 2013-12-15 13:55:51
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A Dog named Christmas - Available for adoption, Sugarfoot

2013-12-15 - Sugarfoot Farm Rescue, 860 Sparksville Road, Columbia, KY - Photo by Peg Schaeffer.
This is "A Dog Named Christmas".
She was just brought to me by a Good Samaritan. Her owners moved and left her behind out in the cold. She is the friendliest dog and is available for adoption. - PEG SCHAEFFER, Sugarfoot Farm Rescue, 860 Sparksville Road, Columbia, KY 42728. Home telephone: 270-378-4521. Cell phone: 270-634-4675

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