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Last updated 6/7/2022 at 3:28pm

Hi friends/dog lovers: Still waiting on homes through AARF or Tumbleweed are Juice, Cocoa, Buddy, Shasta, AND MORE deserving pups (grown dogs).


Ridiculously, I've been stuck this week on what to write about, so my husband suggested I talk about Lassie: the dog, the show. When my brother and I were young, we were the best kinds of addicts: in Georgia, Lassie appeared every Sunday night at 7 or 7:30. Our bedtime was 8, and Lassie ushered us into sweet dreams. Lassie could come and go freely, because Timmy's window didn't have a screen in it. Lassie was always off saving people and animals from various disasters: "What is it, girl? Did so and so fall in the well?" (and sometimes, "again?!") And off they went, following the amazing canine GPS. Whoa, how times have changed: I mean that missing screen! I even have a poem about it, and a longer one about Sunday nights, how, with everything shut down that day (and grocery stores were open only til 5 – and on weekdays – imagine!), we were nearly nutty with boredom, even though we had hobbies. And that was WITH having a dog. There weren't fences like today – pets could roam. People didn't worry about children or animals being stolen. I don't mean to sound all Pollyanna about "the old days" – bad things, terrible things still happened. Trust me: I know about the Deep South. One thing that has NOT changed, though, is the loyalty of dogs, their affection and devotion: steadfast love. I still remember those childhood evenings fondly. For one thing, they were family time. There was no on-demand anything, no streaming, no reruns: if you missed a show, you missed it. (We also didn't have digital cameras, and for most of my childhood, one had to pay for terrible photos, and there were no duplicates either – kind of like the old joke abut airplane food (when it was a thing): terrible, and never enough of it). (How DID we survive?) There were also movies starring dogs. And of course, cartoons. If you have a favorite memory to share, regarding dogs in real life or on-screen, feel free to share it with me so I can share with readers. Here is a list of the most famous dog stars/movies (I had typed in 1950s and 60s; I'm sure there are many more now.

AARF holds adoption fairs at Petsmart on Powers Saturdays 11-2: 2965 N. New Center Pt., Colorado Springs, 80922. HOWEVER, SOMETIMES THE FAIR IS ON A SUNDAY. PLEASE CHECK the website/Facebook for any updates (such as inclement weather, also). Sometimes the fair is right here in Fountain at Tumbleweed Country Kennels. More info, & call any time: JULIE at 719-375-1200 (land line) or Cathy at 719-761-5320. Email: [email protected] or [email protected] Facebook: AARF Colorado. Also try Tumbleweed Country Kennels is also on Facebook. YOU CAN NOW VIEW DOGS AT TUMBLEWEED ANY DAY OF THE WEEK – PLEASE CALL AHEAD: 719-382-1126 (I now need to dial area code for every call).


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