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                                                                                                                       July, 2013                                  
"Hey! It's summer!
 Be free and happy and danceful and uninhibited and now-y!"

                                                                                 ~Terri Guillemets

In This Issue
Join us in Nashville
Mary-Margaret O'Brien
Donor Recognition
Foster Homes Needed
Happy Ending Update
In Memory of Bella
All Star Thank You
Rick Caran & Jilli Dog
Neeko's Joke
Quick Links
Join Our Mailing List!
Editor's Message - July 2013  
Julie Gedro

 As I write this message, I am sitting at the Wozo Plaza in Mirebalais, Haiti after spending a day visiting L'Ecole De Choix.  L'Ecole De Choix is a trilingual elementary school serving some of the most deserving and beautiful children I have ever met.  I am here with a group of folks most based in Chicago, mostly from DePaul  University who I already consider a new bunch of wonderful friends.

I have seen, during the bus rides from the airport to the hotel, and then the hotel to the school, several animals wandering, grazing, walking around. I have seen goats, chickens, roosters, peacocks, and dogs.  There is a persistent boniness to the animals, who placidly graze on the grass that they seem able to find.  

I have learned on this trip that Haitian people have a different relationship, or orientation, to animals than we do in the U.S.  Because of the poverty in Haiti, animals are seen as objects. Sometimes, animals such as dogs are seen as competition for scarce resources such as food. One of my new friends told me that on a prior trip to Haiti, she saw a dog with all four legs bound with rope, killed because he had been eating chickens. It was a matter of survival, at its most fundamental manifestation, for the perpetrator.

The fact that in our country, a place dripping with privilege,  abuse and neglect of animals occurs,  feels particularly loathsome. I do feel that the good guys outnumber the bad which is why I remain so passionate about the work that we do.

As  I reflect on this bit of culture shock that I am experiencing,  I am wishful and prayerful for a future for Haiti that includes the love, peace, fun and joy that comes from having relationships with animals such as those that we are privileged to have.  Mostly, I think, my prayer is for that peace. When I get home, I know I am home when I get my arms around my boys. It is as vital to my well being and quality of life as anything I can imagine. I know I have plenty of good company in this regard.

Please enjoy this month's newsletter.


Join us in  Nashville  September  5 - 8

Last Chance to make your Reservations at our special rate!
Come Join us for a delightful weekend of fun!!!

Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue is going to have the
Second Annual  Weekend of Fun in September 5 - 8, 2013.  
We would love for you to join us. 
It's not too late to book your room and join us for a Weekend of Friendship and Fun!!
    Please call the hotel 615-885-2200 and tell them you are booking your room with Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue.  

Thursday evening, depending on how many people have arrived, we will have an impromptu dinner to be decided at that time. 

Friday 8:30am - 2:30 pm Annual Board Meeting
Friday evening we've suggested a dinner and dancing at the Wild Horse Saloon. 

Saturday 11:00am  Tea Party at HatWKS, a wonderful little Hat Boutique where we can visit and try on some of her beautiful and curious hats!  

Saturday night  September 7, 7:00 pm we will be having our Smoky Awards Banquet in the hotel.  Dinner will be $65.00 pp.  Please send your payment to:  YTNR Yorkie Event. 1065 Lewis Rd, Chapmansboro, TN 37035.   Please send your checks for this dinner now as we need to pay in advance of our arrival.  Thanks 

Saturday night after the dinner some will go dancing again! TBA! 

Come Join Us if you can.  So far on our list:

Stephi and David Luken
Linda Connor
Corrine Ellison
Pam Mindt and Hannelie
Tara Sampler and her husband
Julie Gedro
Jon and Ronnie Birdsong
Priscilla and Lowell Byars
Amalia and Ron Spaulding
Patti Kushnir and Kathy Dunn
Tina Ann Byers
Michelle Dawn and Mary Margaret
Barbara Buechele
Jessica Frias
Peggy Munke
Karen Dugmore
MaryElizabeth and Dan Dugmore
Karin and Allan Nakashima
Jackie and Jerry Wolfe 
Paula and Brittney Fonseca
Bette Gae Dart 
Nancy Nicoulin
Maria Boyle and her Mom   
ADD YOUR NAME HERE for a weekend of friendship and fun!!!  

Their charming courtyard

Mary-Margaret O'Brien 

Monday night I was invited to my very first "sleep-over" with the Lillard sisters, Roxie, Sasha and Callie.  They are miniature Collies and quite a bit bigger than I am.  Callie sleeps with Jennifer, and I got to snuggle in Jennifer's bed, too.   I had a pretty decent time, I guess.  I got to go to the Dog Park for the first time because my mom NEVER lets me go (she's afraid I'll catch something from the other pups), and I got some dinner, and some cuddles and scratchies.

The truth, if it be known, is something else entirely.  I was abandoned....dumped. "Sleep over", my left paw. It was a complete LIE. My mother LEFT me all night long. Jennifer is my co-worker and she likes me and I like her but nobody said I was going to be sharing her bed with another dog for the whole night, and that my mom wasn't going to come rescue me. Jennifer drove me to work first on Tuesday morning, and then to my house after Mom got home. I'm so mad I could spit.  I gave Mom the cold shoulder all day. I was a mess. My hair was all rumpled and sticking out, and I had hives on my belly and I slept all day. I won't get over this quickly, you know. Yorkies hold grudges and this one is a biggie. (PS - steak or In'N'Out might help a little - hint hint)

Finally about 5:00PM on Tuesday when me and Mom were napping, I gave my mom a gazillion kisses all over her face.  She laughed and said "Oh, I'm so glad you're not mad at me any more!".  Well, RATS!  I had forgotten I was miffed so I rolled over and continued with the cold shoulder.  For dinner I got chicken and kibble. 

Wednesday afternoon things got better.  We went to In'N'Out for lunch and I got TWO hamburger patties instead of my usual one.  My practice sessions at laying guilt paid off.  I need to work on "hinting", though.  Having to wait for one whole day is unacceptable in my book.

That's it for now. 


Mary-Margaret O'Brien 
Lt. Chaplain - Yorkie Brigade Chapel 
"Yorkie prayers are Angel's wishes!"


Special Thanks to this month's Donors 

Thanks to all the generous May contributors ♥

General Fund Donations  

Pamela Mindt

Francois & Susi Cahn  Ziggy    
Jonathon Hill 
Betty NeJame 
Susan Quilty Cahn Ttee  Vista dogs 
Denise Davis & Kim Lewis
Paula Fonseca Mr. Wiggles, Coco Duncan
Kathy Hoogerwerf 
Mary Perini
Evelyn Tannhof Katie "K-pie"

 Pam Mindt  *
Alan & Karin Nakashima *
MaryElizabeth Dugmore * 
Brenda Jasper * 
Sandra J Flolo *
Bette Gae Dart * 

Roz Mach  in memory of Spike, Dukie,Champagne, Kishrula, Starwars, Bacardi, & Buffy 

Cathie Randal Safari 
Renee Esterline Safari 
Lindsay Hardin

* = Monthly Donors 

We couldn't do it without you...

Safari met with an amazing vet, who has a lot of experience with unbelievably small dogs. He was extremely caring, considerate and, most importantly, very, very gentle with Safari herself. He actually became tearful when he opened her mouth to examine her "teeth." He said it was the worst thing he had ever seen in his thirty years of practice and wouldn't have believed it if he hadn't seen it for himself. The vet said he would not hesitate to move forward were Safari his own dog.

Her teeth are the first major hurdle and will most likely require a few surgeries to resolve the issues stemming from her mouth adequately. Due to Safari's small size, this vet is unwilling to draw blood from her, believing it will cause her to go into hypoglycemic shock.  Additionally, her hydrocephalus makes her more susceptible to becoming agitated, further exacerbating the situation.  This poor innocent creature cannot have her blood drawn, a routine medical procedure, so many of us and our pets rely on for their basic and specialized care.

Safari, YTNR and her foster mom  would like to thank everyone for their generosity thus far. It has been overwhelming at the amount of love and support she has received. At the current time,  contributions for Safari can be made in the form of donations for her medical care here:

Because the vet won't have an idea of exactly what he is dealing with in Safari's mouth until after she is x-rayed, he is unable to give us even a ballpark figure for the cost of her surgery. Needless to say, it may be substantially more expensive than the initial quote we were given by the first vet that is currently reflected on the website.



The Yorkshire Terrier National Rescue Inc. is run solely on private donations and fund raising 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.

Foster Homes Needed

If you have the time and interest, please 
go to our web page 
and fill out an application to foster.  Someone will contact you and help you get started in your area.   We are in desperate need of foster homes in California, Florida, Texas and all of the New England States.  We look forward to working with you if you have the heart to help us save Yorkies!  



Happy Ending Update on Pebbles
Hello YTNR, we are all doing great, we just love our very special yorkies. We have renamed Pebbles, Angel, she is such a joy, she goes to work with Paul most days at the park. She loves to swim, has her own pink life jacket, loves to ride in the basket on our bicycles, loves her toys. She loves to travel always interested n looking out. 
Hope all is well with you. Our other two rescues, Nani n Manu Juno n Paul.


In Memory of Bella .....

 Our precious yorkie Bella was born on October 2, 2004 she was the most playful, smart, sweet dog I have ever seen. 9 months ago we took Bella to a groomer who put a lead around her neck and caused a trachea collapse. Over the past few months the episodes progressed to the worst one ever on June 5, 2013 when she was taken to the vet to get her shots, on the ride to the vet she started having breathing problems, by the time of arrival at the vet she was put on oxygen, and given medication. After hours of her struggling to breath the decision was made by our family to put her to rest. Bella passed in my arms with our family telling her she was the best dog ever and we loved her with our whole hearts. This was a horrible death to watch, it will be my mission to educate people about not using neck leads on small dogs. Bella may never have had to die if that groomer would have used a harness. We were so uneducated about this issue. Thank you for letting me share our story, we are still trying to grasp what happened to this precious perfect little family member. 
Thank you, 

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


July was renamed for Julius Caesar.
* On the Roman calendar, it was the fifth month and it was called 'Quintilis', meaning 'fifth'. 


* The Ruby is the gem for July.
* The water lily is the flower for the month of July.
* July is usually the hottest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. 



All Star Thank You  
We couldn't have done it without you
Thanks for making us a 2012 Constant Contact All Star

We wanted to share the great news and express our gratitude to you, our wonderful members, for receiving this honor. Our emails and events are made with our members and supporters in mind, so Thank You for engaging and interacting with us.
Rick Caran & Jilli Dog
Two Generations of YTNR Goodwill Ambassadors

Hello to our wonderful friends/Yorkie Family of YTNR!

Well, with apologies to MaryElizabeth, here I am, AGAIN, typing up my column in the last minute, late actually:(  Thankfully, we have been so busy, and I am a multi-tasker, BUT I don't seem to do all the tasks that well! (Judy will tell you, that if you saw my desk, you would agree!-) 

Sometimes I have to pinch myself when I pack the car, or get on a flight with my little furry friends, and I think this is like a dream come true! We are doing public events, where we can see our friends in the audience as well as the private parties and corporate events! 

I thought I'd share with you what we did in June; Halo Pets and Ellen Degeneres ran a month long event, a fund raiser for shelters, in a Pop-Up Boutique, at the Roger Smith Hotel, in NYC... There was all kinds of activities, including vet advice, pet training, celebrities, and more, and they brought us in to do some doggie entertainment! The prez of halo, Steve Marton (not the comedian) took the word of the organizer, Nikky McDonell, that the pups of Team Jilli Dog could fill that bill of "doggie entertainment"... Long story short, he liked us, and brought us in to entertain at his select cocktail, of friends, corporate guests and family... We felt honored... 

"Through The Looking Glass" 
What was so cool, was that people passing by the hotel, could just look into the window and see the show, and i LOVE some of the reactions! Hope you enjoy them as well! Love and "woofs", hope to see some of you soon!  :) Rick and the gang  





Neeko Red
Neeko's Joke ;o)


"The interviewer examined the job application, then turned to the prospective employee. 
"I see you have put ASAP down for the date you are available to start. However, I see you've written down AMAP for required salary. I don't believe I'm aware of what that means."
The applicant replied: "As Much As Possible




Love to all, 

Neeko :o)                                                                                         BackToTop

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.