A Newsletter from Collie Rescue of Greater Illinois, Inc.
The Collie Nose
Fall 2016
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In this issue:
CRGI Annual Picnic 2
Misha’s Journey
Adoption Spotlight 5 Volunteer Spotlight 11
Halloween Safety Tips 6 Tails on the Trails 12
Wisdom & Humor of
Dogs: Part Two
7 Windy City Pet Expo 12
First Annual Herding Trial 9 Grunts ‘n Groans 13
21st Annual CRGI Picnic
The sun was shining, the temperature was perfect, and everyone had a wonderful time at the 21st Annual
Collie Rescue of Greater Illinois Picnic held on September 18th. 75 families or 140 picnickers attended this
year with their adopted collies. Needless to say, we all shared stories about our adopted collies and the
adoption experience. One woman happily claimed, Being surrounded by all these beautiful dogs makes
me feel as if I am in Collie Heaven.
Planning the picnic starts months ahead of time. Reserving a park, arranging crews, sending out invitations,
gathering raffle donations, arranging for the food, both purchased and pot luck, are just a few of the im-
portant details that result in a successful picnic. The picnic planning team for this year included Found-
er,Tina Kiselka; Event Coordinator, Kim Nelson; Onsite Picnic Manager, George Rohde; and Treasurer,
Marysue Warsey.
The raffle and silent auction tables were managed by Caroline Lewis and Nina Biddinger. The funds raised
by these activities provide for collies in need of extraordinary and costly medical care. The donated items
are critical in generating bids and raffle ticket sales. Caroline generously made all of the signs and prepared
the attractively arranged baskets. This year we also offered some special collie-related items in a silent
A very big thanks to Dr. Jeremy Buishas of Glen Ellyn Animal Hospital and Steve Randa of Artistic Dog and
Cat Grooming for taking time to join us at this years picnic. Dr. Buishas shared informative health related
topics, including canine flu and use of pet insurance. Steve Randa offered nail trimming for a minimal fee,
and donated the proceeds to CRGI. Steve and George Rohde demonstrated grooming techniques and tips
as well.
Set up and break down was supervised by Jason Hansas and Bob Lewis. Their team for this year included
Marysue Warsey, George Rohde, John Juris, Bill Briggs, Dayna Hann, Paul Trezek, Kaylee Stout, Erin
Shaughnessy, Patti Anderson, Iris Widelski, Susan & Jim Rohde, Mary Gabioud, and Michael, Sara, and
Sam Ryan. This crew is critical in arranging the tables, tents, and chairs. Those items need to come from
storage each year and then get packed up and returned at the end of the day. The team also puts out the
signs and balloons that lead participants to the picnic area. Many thanks for a job well done!
A picnic wouldn't be a success without food, and Cathy Schroeder and Maureen Joyce managed the food
tent volunteers Priscilla Briggs, Anita Kuhn, Robin Ragusa, Mony Chabria, Helen Christ, Pam Howard, Paul
Trezek, Rose Fields, Kim Morris, Kaylee Stout and Dayna Hann. The food lines moved efficiently and the
tables were replenished as needed with delicious food both purchased and donated by pot luck partici-
pants. We thank Lucanos Pizza and Catering for their continued support in providing the delicious staples
of our main meal.
Ewa Jankowskis sales tent crew arranged an attractive showcase of CRGI merchandise, keeping the ta-
bles well stocked as they helped people decide on appropriate inventory choices, which included the 2017
calendar, tee shirts, sweat shirts, jewelry and cute collie socks. Sales tent volunteers included Mary Zwirn,
Linda Adamowski, Brandi Hansas, Pam Hughey, Terri Hayes, Dawn Gluszek, Ellen Keirnan, Cathy Shus-
ter, Karen Hayes, and Pam Hughey.
Gail Diedrichsen oversaw the entertainment and game crew, which included Gail, George Hayes, Jason
Hansas, and George Rohde. George Hayes, infamous author of our Grunts n Groans column, added some
extra fun this year with Best Chassis on That Lassie,” “Best Collie Trick, and Lassie Look-a-Like
contests. Not only were they great entertainment, giving us all lots of laughs, but they also provided a
showcase for our talented and beautiful companions. Thanks go out to Two Bostons and Dog Patch Pets
and Feed for their generous donations. A lot of collies went home with prize bags of those donations which
Gail Diedrichsen thoughtfully organized.
Our traditional Doggie Dunk, always the crowd favorite, was carefully judged by Jason H.
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and George R. With acute perception and great timing, Jason and George determined which dog dipped its
long snout into the water tub to snag a chunk of hotdog the quickest. After much dunking and water splash-
ing, we had our winners!
Additionally, Suzanne Juris made sure all the kids went home with a fun grab-bag-surprise. Wrapped beau-
tifully and placed in baskets, the treats delighted the kids, thanks to her thoughtfulness.
The entire Board and the Committee Managers, especially the Onsite Manager, George Rohde, are de-
serving of our gratitude. Their extreme dedication outshone the beautiful day and made the Picnic look like
an effortless machine as the day progressed. Can't wait to see everyone again next year!
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Best Chassis on that Lassie Winners
Doggie Dunk blue ribbon
winners — Jameson and
Buddy has the best collie swish!
Shake it up and pull the
raffle ticket
Georges eagle eyes
Winners of the best trick
Winner of the Lassie look-a-Like
contest — Brody!
2016 Adoption Poster
Dr. B answers questions Caroline Lewiss beautiful raffle
Artistic Dog and Cat Grooming
is great!
Looking for the perfect item
Ted Slupik gives us a sneak peek of
his book's cover, -Sophie...Best
Friends are Forver.-
Pricilla and Bill Briggs
with Jasper and LuLu
I am a senior, but I still
got adopted!
The strong ladies and gents
who stayed to pack up!
Laura Dejmek has been a member of PAWSitive Therapy Troupe, an animal-assisted activity and
therapy program, since 2008. This animal therapy group is active in providing therapy dogs to visit local
schools and hospitals and senior living facilities throughout the area. Additionally, Laura provides ministeri-
al activities, including prayer requests for people and their pets, and she coordinates memorial services,
and is available for grief counseling with them and on behalf of St. Francis.
PAWSitive Therapy Troupe performs a canine Nutcrackerlocally during the holidays. Every two or
three years Laura and her devoted collie, Siena, performed in that production. They worked together, per-
forming seamlessly as a team, delighting the audience. Then Siena passed away, leaving a hole in Laura's
heart and a missing member of PAWSitive Therapy Troupe's performing roster.
Laura found the Collie Rescue of Greater Illinois website, and hoped to find the perfect female collie
to help mend her broken heart. She was delighted to find a pretty white collie needing a home. Laura filled
out our required application, and finally the exciting day arrived for her to meet this pretty girl. The volunteer
fostering this girl was also fostering her handsome and more gregarious brother.
Laura visited the litter mates in their foster home, planning to go home with the petite white collie.
However, as they say, People plan. God Laughs!As fate would have it, the handsome brother took one
look at Laura that day and made up HIS mind. He fell in love with Laura and he was determined to impress
her with his exuberant friendliness, as his shyer sister happily stayed in the background. Laura could NOT
take her eyes off him. This handsome, blond guys good looks, soulful amber eyes, bright white full ruff,
and endless enthusiasm won her over.
Laura enjoys being a one-dog-owner, so she knew only one littermate would go home with her. This
allows her to focus her undivided attention and time on her special dog in training. It takes many hours to
train a registered therapy dog and the Therapy Troupe has a reputation of excellence with high expecta-
tions. This young male collie has big paws to fill, as Siena
had been an exceptional therapy dog.
Laura wanted to stay with her tradition of naming
her dog with a name that began with an S.Laura con-
sidered several names before decisively landing on
Skylar,a Dutch word meaning "scholar." Since Laura is
a teacher, a scholar with multiple advanced degrees and
an author, this name seems fitting. Besides, she says he
has the swagger to pull it off. He is now registered with
AKC-PAL as: Mr. Summa Cum Laude, Skylar.Summa
cum Laude is Latin, meaning "with highest honors.
Skylar's name will surely inspire his success!
Laura humorously admits, Skylars first night was
somewhat interesting because he didnt seem to have an
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Adoption Spotlight Kim McNabney
Laura and Skylar
off switch, and loved his chew toys all night long. Happily she reports, hes come a very long way. This
smart boy is now enrolled in classes and is doing very well. Laura had always wanted a dog who would
fetch a Frisbee, and lo and behold that was one of Skylar's hidden talents, so she finally has her wish.
Lauras been giving Skylar lots of social interaction time and teaching him commands, in preparation
for his duties as a therapy dog. One of those commands is roll over.Laura shared a funny story: When
we were out walking, we met a group of neighborhood kids who have grown fond of Skylar. As always, they
greeted him and then asked, Does Skylar know how to roll over?I explained we were trying to learn that
command. The kids dropped to the ground and began to roll around, showing him how to roll over. They
could hardly contain their excitement when Skylar followed their example. They were overjoyed that they
had taught him a new trick.
We welcome Laura and Skylar to the CRGI family! One day, without a doubt, Skylar and Laura will
become a proud team with the PAWSitive Therapy Troupe. For more information, go to http://
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Halloween Safety Tips Amy Zurita
The air is cooling down and the leaves are turning brilliant colors, looks like fall is finally here! That means
that one of my favorite holidays is just around the corner: Halloween! Halloween festivities can be tons of
fun, but keep these tips in mind for a safe and happy celebration.
Candy Most people are aware that chocolate is toxic for dogs, but be
sure to keep other candies out of reach as well, since too much candy will
cause a stomachache for dogs and people alike. Aside from the sugary
stomachache, your pup isnt going to take the time to unwrap candy be-
fore chowing down, and candy wrappers can cause intestinal blockage
and an unwanted trip to the vet.
Doors Whether opening the door for trick-or-treaters or inviting party
guests in, take precautions so that your dog cant get out the door. Keep
your dog confined to a safe, comfortable space. Use a baby gate to block
off the front hall, or secure him in a bedroom with some toys and a dog
bed. If your dog is crate trained, a crate is another great way to keep your
dog safe and happy. To be on the safe side, be sure that tags are up to
date and collars are worn, just in case anyone does slip out.
Parties If youre hosting a Halloween party, there are a few things to
keep in mind. Dont allow anyone to give your pets alcohol, and make
sure nobody is leaving it where pets can easily get to it. Pumpkin ciders
are a tasty treat for partygoers, but they can make your dog sick. If your
dog gets anxious around crowds, especially a crowd of weirdly-dressed people, this would be another great
time to tuck your dog away somewhere safe. You can also try a ThunderShirt to help comfort your dog. The
snug fit helps put anxiety at ease. Rescue Remedy drops are also great to help calm stressed dogs. The
drops are natural and made from a blend of flower essences, and can be dropped into a water bowl or di-
rectly into the dogs mouth.
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Jericho dressed as the Headless
Horsemans horse
The third weekend in August was a special time for the collies and Terhune people at Sunnybank
Farm, Albert Payson Terhunes former home located in Wayne, New Jersey. The estate has now
become a state literary monument and attracts countless fans each year, especially during August
when collie fanciers come together for The Gatheringto remember Terhune and his beloved col-
lies, such as Lad, the most famous of all. Lads grave is on the estates property, along with many
of the other collies Terhune immortalized. Lads birthday is celebrated at the event which raises
funds to support research to better the Collie breeds health.
Like many collie lovers, I read Terhunes books when a youngster but have not yet visited The
Gathering. I recalled some of my favorite authors quotes in the last newsletter, Collie Nose - Sum-
mer. There are more to share in the final part of that story in this fall edition.
And now for some more quotes . . .
Dogs, the foremost snobs in creation, are quick to notice the difference between a well-
clad and a disreputable stranger.
Sooner or later, every dog's master's memory becomes a graveyard; peopled by wistful little furry
ghosts that creep back unbidden, at times, to a semblance of their olden lives.
The dog was cold and in pain. But being only a dog it did not occur to him to trot off
home to the comfort of the library fire and leave his master to fend for himself.
Win without boasting. Lose without excuse.
No breeder is above catering to intelligent praise of his dog.
In his final tribute to his favorite collies, Mr. Terhune wrote with wisdom and humor
To My Ten Best Friends”. . .
Who are far wiser in their way and far better in every way, than I; and yet
who have not the wisdom to know it
Who do not merely think I am perfect, but who are calmly and permanently convinced
of my perfection, and this in spite of fifty disillusions a day
Who are frantically happy at my coming and bitterly woebegone in my absence
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Pumpkins While pureed pumpkin can make for a tasty treat, raw pumpkin should be avoided, especially in
large quantities, as it may cause stomach upset. Also be cautious of jack-o-lanterns left within your dogs
reach. A candle inside could burn your dog if he tries to get into it. Jack-o-lanterns dont stay fresh for very
long, so be sure to clean it up before it gets too old; a rotten, moldy pumpkin wont be good for your dog to
Yard safety If you have a fenced in yard, dont leave your dogs outside unsupervised in the days before
and after Halloween. Something about Halloween time stirs up mischief in pranksters, so stay with your dogs
so that they dont get teased or let out of the yard.
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Albert Terhune Collie Wisdom: Part Two Dale Mohr
Who never bore me and never are bored by me
Who never talk about themselves and who always listen with rapturous interest to
anything I may say
Who, having no conventional standards, have no respectability, and who,
having no conventional consciences, have no sins
Who teach me finer lessons in loyalty, in patience, in true courtesy, in unselfishness, in
divine forgiveness, in pluck and in abiding good spirits than do all
the books I have ever read and all the other models I have studied
Who have not deigned to waste time and eyesight in reading a word of
mine and who will not bother to read this verbose tribute to themselves
In short, to the most gloriously satisfactory chums who ever appealed to human vanity
and to human desire for companionship.
Here are two quotes from his book, The Sunnybank Collies . . .
Comedian_dogs, spectacular dogs, gloriously human dogs, Sunnybank collies of every
phase of heart and brain and soul, one common and pathetically early
tragedy has waited or waits for you all! Among you, you have taught me more of
true loyalty and patience and courtesy and divine forgiveness and solid sanity
and fun and a hundred other worthwhile lessons, than all the masters I have
studied under
I wonder if it is heretical to believe that when at last my tired feet shall tread the
Other Shore, a madly welcoming swirl of exultant collies—
the splendid Sunnybank dogs that have been my chums here—
will bound forward, circling and barking around me, to lead me Home!
Finally, to close this Ill give one of my other favorites, not by Terhune, but Will Rogers:
If there are no dogs in heaven, then I want to go where they went.
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It is well documented that in the early years of Scotland and England, collies were used to herd sheep. The
rough variety was used as a guardian of the flock while the smooth variety was used as the driver of the
flock, meaning they went out and brought the flock back.
This year Collie Rescue of Greater Illinois sponsored its 1st Herding Instinct Trial on August 27th, 2016. The
well known herding instructor, Nancy Lindsay, supervised and judged the event, which challenged the col-
lies of today to do the job for which they were bred over a hundred years ago.
Herding is still very much an active sport today and one of the many performance events offered by the
American Kennel Club. The purpose of non-competitive herding tests is to offer owners of herding breeds a
standardized gauge by which a dogs basic instinct and trainability are measured. The initial test is called
the Instinct Test,and the dog needs no training before entering this class. The judge looks for the dogs
ability to move and control livestock by fetching or driving. Competitive herding trial programs seek to pre-
serve and develop the herding skills inherent in the herding breeds, and to demonstrate that the dogs can
perform the useful functions for which they were originally bred.
For many of the collies entered, the natural instinct kicked in immediately. A great example was CRGI
member Marysue Warsey's tricolor dog, Aidan. At 10 years old he had never been exposed to sheep prior
to this event. He was brought into the arena on a 20 foot leash and was allowed to follow behind the sheep
until he gathered enough interest to start moving them. Shortly after following the sheep, Aidan's light bulb
came on and he began herding.... two of the sheep scattered from the herd and Aidan had no problem put-
ting those sheep back in place.
Collie Rescue of Greater Illinois, Inc. was proud to offer an event that was so appropriate for the collie
breed. George Rohde explains, "I've always enjoyed herding because the collie is a dog that was bred to be
a sheepdog and it's nice to see a dog that can still have both function and beauty. Hopefully, we (breeders)
are not breeding the instinct out of them. Being a sheepdog, the collie is intuitive, intelligent, and loyal. I
don't ever want to see those traits disappear."
The event raised $350 and CRGI is looking forward to it running next year. A very big thank you to Nancy
Lindsay, iconic herding instructor in the sport, and all of the participants of this year's Herding Instinct Trial.
We hope you will join us next year.
CRGI First Annual Herding Trial
Misha’s Journey Mary Zwirn
Misha came from a neglect and hoarding situation. She arrived underweight
with crusted eyes, ear infections, tumors and skin infections that had robbed
her of most of her coat. Only a few tufts of long hair remained to show that
Misha had once been a rough-coated collie. Neglect showed in the 1½ inch toe-
nails hampering her ability to walk. Also, she had some hearing issues.
She was one of smelliest collies I have ever transported to the vet. Misha was
rescued by Sheltie Rescue and transferred to Collie Rescue of Greater Illinois.
She was a bewildered, lost little soul, just wanting to return to what she knew
as home. She huddled in a crate as she was driven for hours to a vet by some
strange person. (Who was not all bad, as she brought liver sausage.)
So began Mishas journey. Her immune system was so compromised that the only thing the vet could do
initially was a toenail clipping and a bath. Then she was off to foster care to gain some strength and learn
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Misha upon arrival
what a collie home can be. Lonely and lost, Misha took little
comfort in the strange collies in her foster home; she howled
and searched for her old friends. Slowly, she realized that she
was somewhere new and would never see the old home again.
In her foster home, she found a dog bed that was just perfect for
her. Her foster pals were willing to cede the bed and then Misha
found some sheepskin rugs that were so comfortable! And the
food. Kibble with broth and meat on top, wow! And it came
twice a day, no starving or losing breakfast to another dog. It
was not as scary as at first, and hey, there was even a bite of
bacon after breakfast or a jerky treat.
It took Misha a while to get used to being petted without flinching. Now, it is normal to awaken to a soft stroke
or an ear scratch. The two legs just walk by and pet her for no reason, and guess what, Misha likes to be pet-
Misha has struggled with the concept of house training. Just guessing, but in her old home, house breaking
was not a priority. So, her fosters put her on the puppy schedule: after awaking, after eating, before bed
and anytime she goes near the door. How embarrassing! After a month or so, Misha decided that she was
not going back to the old way - here and now. She decided the house was her den and the yard was where
you pottied. And she trained the humans to let her out if she stood by the door.
Slowly, the various courses of medication have been
completed. (Along with a couple of medicated baths.)
The skin infection has subsided and the ear infections
have gone. Misha will probably never get a full coat
and may have bald spots where the infection was
most severe. She does have some hearing left so you
can get her attention. Her appetite is good and she
has learned the treat schedule from her foster bud-
Now, Misha's biggest leap so far is the leap to dog.
She is no longer the careful, internal dog but quite an
outgoing dog who is glad to see the two legs come
home, and will line up with the rest to get a treat.
Mishas last vet visit determined that she has made
enough progress to begin the process that will start
her on the way to her furever home! Once Misha
was ready, she received her basic vaccinations, and
her blood test determined that she was finally ready
for a dental procedure. Misha is a sweetheart of a
dog with the heart of Lassie; now she is helping her
new dog friends get help to go outside!
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Misha and friends wait patiently for treats
Misha making great progress
Misha after her dental
Mishas angry skin and grown-out nails
Volunteer Spotlight Amy Zurita
What would a rescue be without its fosters? I got to speak with
one of our fosters, Kathy Stodgell, who has been volunteering with
Collie Rescue of Greater Illinois, Inc. (CRGI) for about ten years
now to find out more about what she does.
Kathy had always wanted to adopt a collie; her grandmother had a
collie that left Kathy with fond memories. She had always adopted
mixes; usually shepherd/collie mixes to help her get her collie fix.
Once she found out about CRGI,
she spoke with Vicki Wilder, the
adoption coordinator at the time, and
she finally adopted her first collie,
Kayla was sick and not up for
adoption, but Kathy took her in and
gave her the care and made sure that
the rest of her life was happy and full of love. Shortly thereafter,
Kathy adopted Morgan, a sweet sable with a brilliant blaze who
Kathy always brought on lots of walks and adventures.
She has now adopted four collies total, three from CRGI, Inc.: Kayla,
Morgan, and Missy. The fourth, Sawyer, came from Tri State Collie Rescue. Kathy says that she
quickly got sucked into fostering, and shes been doing it ever since! Fostering isnt
all Kathy does though, and I found out that she really wears many hats.
She is an administrator on the CRGI Facebook page; she manages the graphics and adoption in-
formation that are posted on the page. Kathy also assists Cathy Schroeder, the current CRGI
foster coordinator, and contacts other fosters to see
how things are going. Kathy says that she is obsessed
with behavioral information,and she likes to help other
fosters out with any behavioral issues when she can.
She also helps with transport as often as possible. The
vet that sees our collies isnt always near the foster
homes, so Kathy often helps with transporting collies to
their vet visits. She explains that most CRGI volunteers
drive all over the place to help out,taking on a lot of
roles within the organization.
Kathy is very passionate about helping the families
that her foster dogs go to, giving tips for each dog's
particular needs to ensure a smooth transition into
the new home. She even works with the families after adoption. This I can vouch for with firsthand
experience, as Kathy fostered one of my familys collies, Jericho, formerly Phineas. After meeting
Jericho and deciding that he was the perfect dog for our family, we decided to adopt him. We all
connected with Kathy on Facebook so that she could keep in touch and see how he grew into the
dog he is today, and it was apparent that she genuinely enjoyed the updates on her former foster
Kathy certainly brings a lot to CRGI, and we appreciate everything she does!
Kathy, along with Ladd, Wrigley, Miss Bonnie,
Missy, and Morgan
Kathy with Missy and Sawyer
Thanks to everyone who came out to support
Collie Rescue of Greater Illinois at the
Morton Arboretums Tails on the Trails event.
A very big thank you to Marysue, Gail, Co-
lette, Cathy, Karla, Kathy, and the past
adopters who came by and visited. We ap-
preciated your continued support. A very big
thanks to George Rohde who organized
setting up and taking down. We had lots of
fun and met so many great people.
Tails on the Trails
Windy City Pet Expo
Collie Rescue of Greater Illinois had a booth at the Windy City
Pet Expo held July 23
and 24
The event was held at the
Schaumburg Convention Center with plenty to do and see in-
cluding lure coursing track, agility obstacle course, and plenty
of vendors and rescue organizations. The event promotes
adoption and many people who attended were genuinely inter-
ested in learning more about adding an addition to their family.
One of Collie Rescue of Greater Illinoiss purposes for doing
these large public events is to make sure that people know that Collie Rescue of Greater Illinois
is very active and that collies need rescuing also. George Rohde explains, We do these events
to educate people about our breed and rescue in general. Collies are not for everyone and we
always support those who want to do research before they jump ahead and add a member to
their family.
Our dedicated volunteers for this event, along with George Rohde,
included Marysue Warsey, Melanie Clawson, Mary Zwirn, Anita Kuhn,
and George & Karen Hayes. They graciously took the time to come out
and meet with the public while showing off their collie ambassadors.
Mary Zwirn, accomplished glass artisan, provided a wonderful gift shop
and donated all the proceeds from her sales to the collies in need. Gail
Diedrichsen, in her pink poodle costume, lured people in to play spin
the wheelto help raise money for Collie Rescue of Greater Illinois.
CRGI raised $328.00 that weekend thanks to the support of so many people who stopped by
and visited our booth throughout the weekend. Thank you to George Rohde for organizing the
CRGI participation in the event, which proved so successful.
George Rohde with Lacey, Cathy Shuster and
her niece with Mindy, and Dawn Higgins with
Finn and Brodie
George & Karen Hayes
Lacey, Delaney, Finney, Annabelle
Grunts ’n Groans George Hayes
Diane Cymerman once again put
together a wonderful collie
calendar! 2017 calendars are
available now. They were a very
popular seller at the picnic.
Order while supplies last!
This years picnic was extra fantastic! In fact, it was a knock out!
Especially entertaining was witnessing the champion of all times, Mohammad Colliecompeting
with the contenders in the ring. The champ won Best Trickfor a well demonstrated k-o punch.
They were the greatest and pretty too!
The beauty of our collies did not disappoint, so it was almost impossible to pick one best Chassis
On That Lassie,but Buddy showed us his best and swished his tail to first place.
The Lassie Look-a-Likecontest was an easy pick! There was only one sable collie with that fa-
mous blaze. In fact, last time we saw Brody, he was not headed in the direction of a well! Its been
reported he was last seen in Hollywood looking for an agent!
Congrats to all our winners!
Collie Nose Newsletter
Gail Diedrichsen, George Hayes, Ellen
Keirnan, Kym McNabney, Dale Mohr,
George Rohde, Amy Zurita, Mary Zwirn
CRGI, Inc. Board Members:
Tina Kiselka President
Caroline Lewis Secretary
Mary Warsey Treasurer
Melanie Clawson Intake Coordinator
John Juris IT Developer
Maureen Joyce Adoption Coordinator
Cathy Schroeder Foster Home Coordinator
Ewa Jankowski Administrator
John Cymerma Administrator