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                                                                                                                   December, 2016                            

Christmas is a time for nostalgia, but it is also a time for making new memories. 
Enjoy the fellowship of new friends, and cherish the company of family 
in this season of loving and sharing. Merry Christmas!


In This Issue
Donor Recognition
In Loving Memory
Happy Endings
Congratulations Team Illinois!
Messages from our Happy readers
Miss Penny Pockets
Athena Maria
Neeko's Joke
Many Thanks to Lifeline4Paws...
Quick Links
Join Our Mailing List!


Best Wishes for a 
Wonderful Holiday Season


f rom your 
YTNR Board of Directors 

President: MaryElizabeth Dugmore
Vice President: Julie Gedro
Vice President of Rescue Operations:
Corrine Ellison
Treasurer: Paula Fonseca
Secretary: Patricia Kushnir

Board Members:
Linda Connor
Ronnie Birdsong
Stephi Luken
Sharie LaKind

Newsletter Staff:
MaryElizabeth Dugmore
Amalia Spaulding
Penny Pockets
Neeko Spaulding
Athena Maria Dugmore





Special Thanks to this month's Donors 

  Thank You to the Many Wonderful & Generous November Contributors

General Fund

Karen Roff
Carlyn Clemet
Dalita Harmon
Ray Webb
Corrine Ellison ~ Jar Change Challenge
Elizabeth Schwartze  for Mister
Kathryn Schuller  for Mister
Karen Nakashima for Mister
Nicki Goldstein for Liver Shunt fund for Kimmie, 
Peanut,  Buddy and Viva
MaryJane Sanders
Michael Catanzaro 
Barbara Thorsen
Michelle Mukherjee in memory of Ollie
Mahmoud Loghman-Adham

Yorkie Angel Donors 

Karin & Alan Nakashima*
Kathryn Schuller*
Pieter Vermeulen*
Hannelie Vermeulen*
MaryElizabeth Dugmore*
Carla Pucket* 
Brenda Jasper*
Betty Jo Williams* 
Ron & Amalia Spaulding*
Laura Lancaster*
Lisa Anders* 
Marilia Vazzola*
Lindsay Hardin*

* monthly donor 


We couldn't do it without you...

The Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue Inc. is run solely on private donations and fundraising efforts made by people like you who love this Breed. We appreciate your support

We are a 501 (c) (3) organization, your donation is 100% tax deductible.

In Loving Memory

JAZZ was officially the first dog Mayor of Atlanta, elected in the DOGTV nationwide contest.  
You can read about his many accomplishments on his Fanpage

He will be  truly missed.

Our beloved JAZZ has crossed the Bridge. We are broken...

The Thompsons

"It is eerily terrifying that there is no sound when a heart breaks. Car accidents end with a bang, falling ends with a thud, even writing makes the scratching sound of pencil against paper. But the sound of a heart breaking is completely silent. Almost as though no one, not even the universe itself could create a sound for such devastation. Almost as though silence is the only way the universe could pay its respect to the sound of a heart falling apart."-  Nikita Gill, The Sound of Heartbreak

Happy Endings

Just wanted to let you know that Daisy is doing great. 
She went to San Diego with us for Thanksgiving 
and enjoyed the beach as well as the hotel.
Thank you for all you do for these adorable rescues. 


Kimmie was adopted by Leslie. So far, new mom and Kimmie are doing great. 


 Harley has been adopted.


Wallie was found along the side of a country road in Missouri. In really bad shape and about 8 years old, she flew up here to us in Sheffield, Massachusetts on Dec 11, 2015, weighing less than 4 pds. Now she is about 5 pounds and has won the hearts of everyone. We visit nursing homes regularly.  She wants to say Happy Halloween to you.    Her team is the Cubs. She plays Short Stop


Thank You for opening your hearts and homes for these 
precious rescues  and making their dreams come true!

Congratulations Team Illinois!

We are at it again in Illinois.

Our team Illinois has been active again in fundraising for YTNR.  We have raised a total of $1819.00 for our beloved fosters since July, 2016 AND there is more to come from our recent event with Carson Pirie and Scott Department store.  Events that we do include adoption days with our local PAWS Chicago shelter and our DuPage County shelter, blanket sales and our Carson's Community Days sale.   Every Saturday for 4 months out of the year we "hang out" for two hours with our sweet foster pups in the local Carson's store and sell booklets for their sale days.  We keep the $5.00 we collect for each booklet and have a good time showcasing our fosters and telling everyone about YTNR.  Our last foster, Evie, never hit the website since she found her new mama at Carson's less than a week after she came to us.  Staff at the store tell us they look forward to seeing us and share stories with us about their dogs.  To say our fosters are a popular attraction at the store is an understatement.

We will be back in January with more booklets to sell, so if anyone is interested in purchasing a booklet during our next sale, please let us know.  You can order a booklet online and then order online during the days of the sale.
Pictured are Renee Beck and Pepper, Dee Thompson and Evie, and Jackie Wolfe and Bella in our Halloween costumes.  You might recognize Pepper (our 2013 Smoky Award winner) who along with her mama came as Wonder Woman.

Messages from our Happy readers

~ Dear Friends at YTNR:
I love your newsletter! I laugh, I cry and I smile.  I adopted Jesse and Kirby a little over a year ago from Hannelie and they are the greatest joy in addition to my other two Yorkies, Murphy and Maggie.
I read Hannelie's section of the newsletter and that is why I am writing to you today.  Hannelie is one of the kindest most genuine people I have met in my entire life!  We met at her home to be introduced to Jesse and Kirby, two Yorkie brothers who were up for adoption.  We brought Felix our almost 141/2 year old, Maggie who was 12 and Murphy who was 6.  The meet and greet went well and we were so overjoyed when the boys were ours to adopt.  My Yorkies were so happy to wander through the yard and even my blind and almost deaf Felix wandered around and had a good time.  Her dogs were so crazy and vocal that I thought at the time something was wrong with them.  Maggie and Felix were/are not very vocal. They only bark when I came home.
Within 10 days of getting the brothers, our Felix took a turn for the worse and his cancer had spread.  He was in pain and it took me almost a week to let him go.  The vet came to the house and Hannelie and another friend sat with me and helped me let Felix go. It was one of the hardest days of my life.  Felix came from a puppy mill and was the light in my life.  I had been in several accidents and had spent almost 3 years mostly in bed.  He got me up and through 6 back surgeries.  I could not believe the support and kindness that Hannelie showed me and our family at that time.  Little did I know how many times she had been where I was.
Her care of her dogs, almost all seniors has been an education for me in may ways.   She has guided me through the changes that are happening to Maggie who will turn 14 in January.  She supports me in so many ways; always making time for me, no matter how small the need, an ear to listen and a heart for sharing her knowledge and kindness!  As I read her article I could see all of the pups at her home.  They are all loved and cared for in so many ways.  She works full time, has two horses, two llamas, cats and at the beginning 8 Yorkies and a South African Ridgeback! She cares for a farm, has a huge garden and and a yard!
  Hannelie has lost three dogs in the last year and it is amazing that she continues with this blessed work.  I don't know if I could do what she does on a daily basis.  I saw her work with Ellie and Nala who came for fostering this year and they were such happy and much healthier dogs when they went to their adoptive families.
Every time I visit I remember Neffie, Jack and Tuffy running and sometimes dragging themselves through the amazing yard that Hannelie so generously gives them.  Caroline, Eloise, Nico and Polamin are so loved and well cared for that I wish every dog could experience that level of love!  I think of her every day and pray for her and the pups she cares for. We are all so very grateful that she is part of our lives and the lives of so many pups over the years.  She is the angel in all of our lives!
In closing, thank you to all of you who work so diligently for these little guys who are such loving, independent (stress on independent) and intelligent. 
Lynn Garcia


~ What a great and fascinating issue.  Wow.  Mom especially liked Hannalie's article on aging pups.  She learned so much and thanks Hannalie for sharing her thoughts with us.

We love you all.  Best people in the whole world are Yorkie people.

Penelope Dawn Pockets

"Yorkie prayers are Angel's wishes!"

"A dog has lots of friends because he wags his tail and not his tongue." Anonymous


~ Thank you for your story about dear Neffie. I have shared my life with 8 Yorkies over the years and all but one lived long lives. Most were rescues. I currently have a harem of 3. When our little Thunder was killed by renegade dogs my husband insisted that every new Yorkie we got would be named after the weather. So we then had Stormy, Dusty, Rainy and Heaven2Betsy. Heaven was so little when I got her she just had to have that name. She will only respond to her full name. Rainy and Sunny are 9 and H2B will be 6 in December. When I lost my husband 9 years ago my babies got me through it. The names may change through the years but the love and devotion never changes. I'm 68 and I will have a rescued Yorkie till the end of my days.
Thank you Yorkie Rescue
Mary Kay O'Hanlon

Prolific Patterings of Penelope Pockets

I'm about six months old and I sometimes make my mom absolutely nutsy.  I still like to bite her toes and heels and she hates that.  Tonight she thought she'd go back in Mary-Margaret's Diary to when Mary-Margaret was about my age.  Turns out I'm pretty normal for a six month old puppy.  She just forgot.  I have yet to take down the office network, though.  I told her to post this entry from Mary-Margaret's Diary to remind everyone that puppies are little kids, too.

Hello! My name is Mary-Margaret! And I'm a "chew-a-holic"!

(from July 2006 - 10 months old)

I really thought I could sneak a few nibbles every so often and no one would know. Sometimes, I would even skootch under Mom's desk, pretend I was napping, and just halfway roll over for a couple of gnaws. But it all came to an end this morning. I knew I had to face my addiction.

Sonia couldn't connect her computer to the network. She tried everything, and when she ran out of ideas, she followed the network cable. "AHAAA!", she said, and she called Mom. When me and Mom got to the office, I knew I was in a pickle. I slunk off to my office bed while Mom and Sonia found some more ethernet cable and got things back up and running.

(hanging head) Dear Diary, loyal fans, and adoring public. I hereby swear to you that I will rehabilitate myself, and that I will become an example for all young pups who find themselves with a similar addiction. 

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot chew; courage to chew the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. 


Mary-Margaret O'Brien
Recovering Chewaholic

Mom thinks all puppy parents should keep a journal, or a diary.  That way they can go back and see how us pups go through phases and learn what we should and shouldn't do..... sometimes the hard way.  Mary-Margaret developed an intense dislike for copper wiring after that episode and the office network has been running just fine ever since.  I've never tasted Ethernet cable and so far I haven't had an interest

Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!   See you next year!!
Love, Penelope Dawn Pockets (but you can call me Penny)

Athena Maria  Aphrodite  
The Goddess of Wisdom and Love..... 


May the magic and heavenly gifts of Christmas gladden and fill your hearts with joyful songs, cheerfulness and laughter ♥



Neeko's Joke ;o)

~ A  lady lost her handbag in the bustle of Christmas shopping. It was found by an honest little boy and returned to her. Looking in her purse, she commented, "Hmmm.... That's funny. When I lost my bag there was a $20 bill in it. Now there are twenty $1 bills." 
The boy quickly replied, "That's right, lady. The last time I found a lady's purse, she didn't have any change for a reward."   ~

Wishing you All a very Merry and Blessed Christmas ♥

Love to all,  
Neeko :o)                                                                                         BackToTop
Many Thanks to Lifeline4Paws   


Every time we remember to say "thank you",  we experience nothing less than heaven on earth.   ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach




Chris Hogan, 
Executive Vice President 
of the Hogan Family Foundation Inc, 
is the  Program Director of Lifeline-4-Paws.
 She is a YTNR member  and has generously supported 
our rescue efforts, contributing  tens of thousands of dollars 
to over 120 of our dogs since 2007.