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Dave Reilly's Comedy Adventure Tour: A Big and Much Appreciated Success for Cathy's Rottie Rescue and Rehab! Our comedy night fundraiser with Dave Reilly was a great success! Dave and fellow comic Sean Ryan played to a sold-out audience! It was 3 hours of side-splitting laughter & craziness! Yes, we'll do it again next year! Thanks to all of you who enjoyed the show, sold tickets, & donated to the raffles! The Rotties thank you too! You can now visit us, "Like" us, and "Friend" us on Facebook! Click here! Please consider helping to support the rescue! (Cathy's Rottie Rescue & Rehab is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization — All donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law) Now in addition to helping Cathy's Rottie Rescue & Rehab, your donations will help YOU to get some pretty cool stuff!! * (* while supplies last) With your donation of $15-$24, you will receive one of these awesome, one of a kind handmade bracelets. They feature an adorable black and tan pup, with glass, wood & acrylic beads. The bracelet is strung on stainless steel "memory wire" so one size fits most all. They are finished with cool pawprint and bone dangle charms!! All safely leadfree. Great accessory, stocking stuffer & conversation piece! Click picture to see larger version! With your donation of $25 or more, you can get our awesome, official Cathy's Rottie Rescue tie-dyed tee! They come in adult sizes Med, Large, XL and XXL. Tees are Hanes heavyweight 100% preshrunk cotton & come in a rainbow of awesome colors; lime, orange, blue, fuschia and teal. Front of the tee says "Cathy's Rottie Rescue & Rehab" with the handsome boxy head of a Rottie. The back proclaims, "BE A DOG HERO - RESCUE & SAVE A LIFE". It's a great way to support the rescue & get a cool gift for yourself or someone on your holiday list! Click picture to see larger version! If you are interested in adopting, EMAIL ME WITH THE FOLLOWING PRELIMINARY INFORMATION — family members and ages, other pets, your work schedules, your home type, if you OWN OR RENT, yard, fencing, your EXPERIENCE with dogs and ESPECIALLY WITH ROTTIES, reason for adopting, and any other information to show what a good home you can provide. I will then email you the adoption application which includes personal and vet references, and we require a home check - we're looking for a safe home, not a fancy one. I would like you to visit the dog 3x, unless we determine otherwise because of distance. (I want my dogs to feel that they are going home with a friend, not a stranger.) Once we have corresponded via email (as I am simply too busy caring for animals all day to stop to answer the phone) we will make arrangements for you to visit – as long as you have provided the info I request and your application meets my standards. The requested adoption donation is $425, and all dogs are up to date on vax, heartworm prev, and spayed/altered. PUPPIES have a MANDATORY FOSTER-NEUTER AGREEMENT if they are not already neutered. (Please note that this fee doesn't even begin to cover the actual costs incurred.) YES, I LOVE MY DOGS AND AM VERY PARTICULAR ABOUT THE HOMES THEY GO TO!! PREVIOUS ADOPTERS ALWAYS GET FIRST CHOICE AS DO PRE-APPROVED ADOPTERS!! MAY – our dog Pippi, who suffered the badly broken leg and underwent major orthopedic surgery and extensive post op care, had her last X ray and her leg was pronounced "good"!! Hooray-she has full use of it and is back in the pond looking for her "frogs" to catch, and in the barn looking for her "mousies". Not bad for a 10 year old dog who was originally given the option of amputation! Our dog Kitty, my oldest Rottie at aprox age 12 plus, has not been quite right-she has been for extensive blood tests and nothing. On May 21, she went to the Emergency Hospital as she wasn't eating. She was Xrayed and a large mass found in her abdomen. We were devastated but almost expected it. MAY 24 – We returned 3 days later for ultrasound. These results were bad-a large mass on her spleen and another on her liver. We were advised to take her home over the weekend and prepare ourselves and bring her back and put her to sleep. It was inoperable and no treatment was available for her type of cancer. MAY 26 – Our first ever volunteer and great friend Eileen, who knows all the dogs so well, came down to see Kitty. All of us, including Amanda, were on the deck with her crying as she was to go to the vet that nite for her last time. Suddenly, Kitty began "barking her fool head off", as we like to say, and ate the food Eileen offered her! That was it-the vet trip was cancelled! We all said numerous daily prayers for her, and they were answered. JUNE – Kitty continued to improve. I was cooking for her again, which she loved. She started a new med, which perked her right up. She became very mobile and took herself for walks around the yard and to the barn. She became known as the "miracle dog", as her vet at the emergency hospital could not believe how well she was doing. She went for rides in the car with me and acted like her old self. JUNE 23 – uh oh-Kitty had bloody urine, not a good sign. Back to the vet for more tests and meds. Unfortunately, her red blood cell count,which we checked weekly, had significantly decreased. JULY 1 – another miracle-her body had manufactured more red blood cells and her count had improved! Again, we could not believe our eyes as to how well she was looking and feeling and acting. JULY 8 – we decided to eat dinner out on the deck, and Kitty was out there with us. We had grilled steaks and Kitty was begging for a bite. Becasue she was always severly allergic to beef, she had not been allowed to have beef for years. Tonite, however, I thought, give her what she wants - so Kitty had steak and chocolate cake for dessert. She was so very happy. I will never forget that nite. Kitty had "broken the rules" and she knew it!! JULY 9 – upon getting Kitty up in the am, I noticed right away she seemed pale and not as bright as usual. She didn't want to get up. For the first time since she was diagnosed, she refused her hot dogs with pills. She let them lie beside her. I had to help her off the bed and noticed she was unsteady walking. When we came in, I looked into her eyes-she was finally ready to go. I immediately called Roger to come home while I was bawling my eyes out. She had had her "last supper" and her "last hurrah" and she was done with this world. I couldn't let her suffer. We made the trip to the vet and she went almost as soon as he put the needle in-she was ready. I could only tell her to go find Wolfie and all the others who had gone before her. JULY-the rest of the month – another depressing month because I was grieving for Kitty-she was put to sleep on Amanda's birthday and one week before mine. But, I had dogs to attend to-Rudy came up stiff, sore, lethargic and grumbly and positive for tick disease-back on Doxy. Addie got an infected toe that needed medication. Two Rotties who belonged to my friend came to visit and cheered me up with how happy they were to be here. We cleared land for the horses, had the basement flood again from one of the sudden storms, had the central air ducts cleaned and dealt with someone hitting the Volvo. One of the young horses had a mild colic spell on one of the hot days-but with some medication, she was fine in an hour. This month was one of the hottest and most humid ever and we were all glad to see it go. AUGUST 6 – we met good friends, adopters and volunteers Sal and Diane for dinner and to pick up dog food that our friend John had donated to us. We always love getting out and visiting friends! AUGUST 8 – we had another visitor-one of our most famous rescues, Elvis the "broken legged dog". It has been over 5 years since we rescued him and fixed both front legs and we love having him visit - he came to stay with us for a few days and he was so excited to be back and see us! My computer decided to finally "finish" crashing-it had been working sporadically for almost 2 weeks doing all kinds of frustrating maddening computer glitchy things. Now I had to get it fixed-super inconvenient and annoying to me since I find computers a necessary evil. Never facebook for me! Luckily, my high school nephew Jordan is a computer whiz kid-he did a great job fixing it! Now to just catch up on emails and all other computer work. AUGUST 14 – 3 new puppies in - rhonda, jasper and jester - always a positive part of running a rescue...what cuties they are. Cindy M has been coming here faithfully every week to help with chores and especially walk dogs. She usually takes out 2-3 "sets" of dogs. Amanda has been covering for me while I had "horse and dog kennel duty" to attend to this past week an hour away. Thank you both girls for pitching in! AUGUST 19 – Wilbur, our black Lab whom we rescued at 2 days of age and he grew up as an orphan pup, went to the vet today for a routine visit. He is doing great at 76 lbs - we watch his weight carefully because he has very bad hips. Coco got some new medication for her stomach problem. AUGUST 21 – yeah puppy Boyd is here! We have lost the dog responsible for starting the rescue – my most beloved WOLFIE. He was rescued August 2000. Many of you know him as the long haired male mascot who greeted everyone, often sitting on your feet, and always guarding his most treasured piece of bucket or tennis ball. WOLFIE was PTS on Feb. 26 2010, Black Friday to me. He joins far too many of ours at the Rainbow Bridge. "When animals enter our life, we are filled with adventure, learning, and love. And upon their leaving, we are lost, devastated. Over time, we stand in awe ofthese remarkable beings. What an honor they give us when they walk a part of their lives with us." – Barbara Janelle. PTS August 9, 2010 Kitty was my very first "foster dog" when I ws a volunteer for another Rottie Rescue group many years ago, back in 1998! She was a very difficult dog - you name it, she did it - barked nonstop, counter surfed, got into the trash, stole anything she could find... she could get out of any harness you put her in, went berserk if you touched her nails. One day, when I was cleaning screens, she got out my bedroom window and walked along the edge of the roof. I was down below washing the screen when I heard the "clack clack clack" of her toenails on the roof - I almost had heart failure as she peered over the edge deciding whether or not to jump down with me! She was THE funniest dog I had ever met - she had a personality that was larger than life, and she would make you laugh all the time. Kitty was my "cheerer upper". Another day, we came home to find Kitty had her head stuck in a large plastic bone container - she had eaten all the bones then couldn't get her head out! Luckily there was so many cracks and small holes she could easily breathe, so we all laughed ourselves silly. We have truly hundreds of "Kitty stories". After many months of working with Kitty, a prospective adopter had come forth. Well, I only had 2 dogs at the time and hadn't started the rescue, so I said "no way" was she going anywhere! I had flunked "foster 101". So Kitty spent over 12 years with me making me laugh at her antics. There will never be another dog like her with her sparkling, zesty, feisty, and stubborn personality. All the volunteers and visitors loved her. Kitty, aka "Zena the Warrior Princess" was one of a kind and I miss her so. The house is too quiet without her "buff buff buff". The Plight of Big Black Dogs... Founded by Cathy Leinert in September 2000, dedicated to the rescue and rehab of abandoned, abused, and neglected Rottweilers, with the goal of finding permanent loving homes for the dogs after they have received veterinary care and socialization. Cathy Leinert has devoted her time, energy, love and money to the protection and rehabilitation of Rottweilers. She has over 25 years experience working with and training Rotties – and numerous titles and certifications attesting to her unwavering committement to this magnificent breed. As a private non-profit organization, it is funded almost entirely by her own funds, supplemented by donations and adoption fees. She credits her hardworking, understanding and equally Rottweiler-loving husband for the continued success of the rescue. Dave Reilly's Comedy Adventure Tour: A Big and Much Appreciated Success for Cathy's Rottie Rescue and Rehab! Our comedy night fundraiser with Dave Reilly was a great success! Dave and fellow comic Sean Ryan played to a sold-out audience! It was 3 hours of side-splitting laughter & craziness! Yes, we'll do it again next year! Thanks to all of you who enjoyed the show, sold tickets, & donated to the raffles! The Rotties thank you too! You can now visit us, "Like" us, and "Friend" us on Facebook! Click here! Please consider helping to support the rescue! (Cathy's Rottie Rescue & Rehab is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization — All donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law) Now in addition to helping Cathy's Rottie Rescue & Rehab, your donations will help YOU to get some pretty cool stuff!! * (* while supplies last) With your donation of $15-$24, you will receive one of these awesome, one of a kind handmade bracelets. They feature an adorable black and tan pup, with glass, wood & acrylic beads. The bracelet is strung on stainless steel "memory wire" so one size fits most all. They are finished with cool pawprint and bone dangle charms!! All safely leadfree. Great accessory, stocking stuffer & conversation piece! Click picture to see larger version! With your donation of $25 or more, you can get our awesome, official Cathy's Rottie Rescue tie-dyed tee! They come in adult sizes Med, Large, XL and XXL. Tees are Hanes heavyweight 100% preshrunk cotton & come in a rainbow of awesome colors; lime, orange, blue, fuschia and teal. Front of the tee says "Cathy's Rottie Rescue & Rehab" with the handsome boxy head of a Rottie. The back proclaims, "BE A DOG HERO - RESCUE & SAVE A LIFE". It's a great way to support the rescue & get a cool gift for yourself or someone on your holiday list! Click picture to see larger version! If you are interested in adopting, EMAIL ME WITH THE FOLLOWING PRELIMINARY INFORMATION — family members and ages, other pets, your work schedules, your home type, if you OWN OR RENT, yard, fencing, your EXPERIENCE with dogs and ESPECIALLY WITH ROTTIES, reason for adopting, and any other information to show what a good home you can provide. I will then email you the adoption application which includes personal and vet references, and we require a home check - we're looking for a safe home, not a fancy one. I would like you to visit the dog 3x, unless we determine otherwise because of distance. (I want my dogs to feel that they are going home with a friend, not a stranger.) Once we have corresponded via email (as I am simply too busy caring for animals all day to stop to answer the phone) we will make arrangements for you to visit – as long as you have provided the info I request and your application meets my standards. The requested adoption donation is $425, and all dogs are up to date on vax, heartworm prev, and spayed/altered. PUPPIES have a MANDATORY FOSTER-NEUTER AGREEMENT if they are not already neutered. (Please note that this fee doesn't even begin to cover the actual costs incurred.) YES, I LOVE MY DOGS AND AM VERY PARTICULAR ABOUT THE HOMES THEY GO TO!! PREVIOUS ADOPTERS ALWAYS GET FIRST CHOICE AS DO PRE-APPROVED ADOPTERS!! MAY – our dog Pippi, who suffered the badly broken leg and underwent major orthopedic surgery and extensive post op care, had her last X ray and her leg was pronounced "good"!! Hooray-she has full use of it and is back in the pond looking for her "frogs" to catch, and in the barn looking for her "mousies". Not bad for a 10 year old dog who was originally given the option of amputation! Our dog Kitty, my oldest Rottie at aprox age 12 plus, has not been quite right-she has been for extensive blood tests and nothing. On May 21, she went to the Emergency Hospital as she wasn't eating. She was Xrayed and a large mass found in her abdomen. We were devastated but almost expected it. MAY 24 – We returned 3 days later for ultrasound. These results were bad-a large mass on her spleen and another on her liver. We were advised to take her home over the weekend and prepare ourselves and bring her back and put her to sleep. It was inoperable and no treatment was available for her type of cancer. MAY 26 – Our first ever volunteer and great friend Eileen, who knows all the dogs so well, came down to see Kitty. All of us, including Amanda, were on the deck with her crying as she was to go to the vet that nite for her last time. Suddenly, Kitty began "barking her fool head off", as we like to say, and ate the food Eileen offered her! That was it-the vet trip was cancelled! We all said numerous daily prayers for her, and they were answered. JUNE – Kitty continued to improve. I was cooking for her again, which she loved. She started a new med, which perked her right up. She became very mobile and took herself for walks around the yard and to the barn. She became known as the "miracle dog", as her vet at the emergency hospital could not believe how well she was doing. She went for rides in the car with me and acted like her old self. JUNE 23 – uh oh-Kitty had bloody urine, not a good sign. Back to the vet for more tests and meds. Unfortunately, her red blood cell count,which we checked weekly, had significantly decreased. JULY 1 – another miracle-her body had manufactured more red blood cells and her count had improved! Again, we could not believe our eyes as to how well she was looking and feeling and acting. JULY 8 – we decided to eat dinner out on the deck, and Kitty was out there with us. We had grilled steaks and Kitty was begging for a bite. Becasue she was always severly allergic to beef, she had not been allowed to have beef for years. Tonite, however, I thought, give her what she wants - so Kitty had steak and chocolate cake for dessert. She was so very happy. I will never forget that nite. Kitty had "broken the rules" and she knew it!! JULY 9 – upon getting Kitty up in the am, I noticed right away she seemed pale and not as bright as usual. She didn't want to get up. For the first time since she was diagnosed, she refused her hot dogs with pills. She let them lie beside her. I had to help her off the bed and noticed she was unsteady walking. When we came in, I looked into her eyes-she was finally ready to go. I immediately called Roger to come home while I was bawling my eyes out. She had had her "last supper" and her "last hurrah" and she was done with this world. I couldn't let her suffer. We made the trip to the vet and she went almost as soon as he put the needle in-she was ready. I could only tell her to go find Wolfie and all the others who had gone before her. JULY-the rest of the month – another depressing month because I was grieving for Kitty-she was put to sleep on Amanda's birthday and one week before mine. But, I had dogs to attend to-Rudy came up stiff, sore, lethargic and grumbly and positive for tick disease-back on Doxy. Addie got an infected toe that needed medication. Two Rotties who belonged to my friend came to visit and cheered me up with how happy they were to be here. We cleared land for the horses, had the basement flood again from one of the sudden storms, had the central air ducts cleaned and dealt with someone hitting the Volvo. One of the young horses had a mild colic spell on one of the hot days-but with some medication, she was fine in an hour. This month was one of the hottest and most humid ever and we were all glad to see it go. AUGUST 6 – we met good friends, adopters and volunteers Sal and Diane for dinner and to pick up dog food that our friend John had donated to us. We always love getting out and visiting friends! AUGUST 8 – we had another visitor-one of our most famous rescues, Elvis the "broken legged dog". It has been over 5 years since we rescued him and fixed both front legs and we love having him visit - he came to stay with us for a few days and he was so excited to be back and see us! My computer decided to finally "finish" crashing-it had been working sporadically for almost 2 weeks doing all kinds of frustrating maddening computer glitchy things. Now I had to get it fixed-super inconvenient and annoying to me since I find computers a necessary evil. Never facebook for me! Luckily, my high school nephew Jordan is a computer whiz kid-he did a great job fixing it! Now to just catch up on emails and all other computer work. AUGUST 14 – 3 new puppies in - rhonda, jasper and jester - always a positive part of running a rescue...what cuties they are. Cindy M has been coming here faithfully every week to help with chores and especially walk dogs. She usually takes out 2-3 "sets" of dogs. Amanda has been covering for me while I had "horse and dog kennel duty" to attend to this past week an hour away. Thank you both girls for pitching in! AUGUST 19 – Wilbur, our black Lab whom we rescued at 2 days of age and he grew up as an orphan pup, went to the vet today for a routine visit. He is doing great at 76 lbs - we watch his weight carefully because he has very bad hips. Coco got some new medication for her stomach problem. AUGUST 21 – yeah puppy Boyd is here! We have lost the dog responsible for starting the rescue – my most beloved WOLFIE. He was rescued August 2000. Many of you know him as the long haired male mascot who greeted everyone, often sitting on your feet, and always guarding his most treasured piece of bucket or tennis ball. WOLFIE was PTS on Feb. 26 2010, Black Friday to me. He joins far too many of ours at the Rainbow Bridge. "When animals enter our life, we are filled with adventure, learning, and love. And upon their leaving, we are lost, devastated. Over time, we stand in awe ofthese remarkable beings. What an honor they give us when they walk a part of their lives with us." – Barbara Janelle. PTS August 9, 2010 Kitty was my very first "foster dog" when I ws a volunteer for another Rottie Rescue group many years ago, back in 1998! She was a very difficult dog - you name it, she did it - barked nonstop, counter surfed, got into the trash, stole anything she could find... she could get out of any harness you put her in, went berserk if you touched her nails. One day, when I was cleaning screens, she got out my bedroom window and walked along the edge of the roof. I was down below washing the screen when I heard the "clack clack clack" of her toenails on the roof - I almost had heart failure as she peered over the edge deciding whether or not to jump down with me! She was THE funniest dog I had ever met - she had a personality that was larger than life, and she would make you laugh all the time. Kitty was my "cheerer upper". Another day, we came home to find Kitty had her head stuck in a large plastic bone container - she had eaten all the bones then couldn't get her head out! Luckily there was so many cracks and small holes she could easily breathe, so we all laughed ourselves silly. We have truly hundreds of "Kitty stories". After many months of working with Kitty, a prospective adopter had come forth. Well, I only had 2 dogs at the time and hadn't started the rescue, so I said "no way" was she going anywhere! I had flunked "foster 101". So Kitty spent over 12 years with me making me laugh at her antics. There will never be another dog like her with her sparkling, zesty, feisty, and stubborn personality. All the volunteers and visitors loved her. Kitty, aka "Zena the Warrior Princess" was one of a kind and I miss her so. The house is too quiet without her "buff buff buff". The Plight of Big Black Dogs... Founded by Cathy Leinert in September 2000, dedicated to the rescue and rehab of abandoned, abused, and neglected Rottweilers, with the goal of finding permanent loving homes for the dogs after they have received veterinary care and socialization. Cathy Leinert has devoted her time, energy, love and money to the protection and rehabilitation of Rottweilers.

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