of a Rescued Dandie Dinmont Terrier Through Her Letters
Wapsini lived in western Pennsylvania with her family, Bob and
Bronwell, otherwise known as Dad and Mom. She was
adopted from the Dandies in Distress Program in July of 1992
at the age of 15 months.
first days after her adoption, it was obvious she was pining
for her foster home and her old friends and family.
Leaving Steve and Jacolyn, their Dandies, Pauper and Carey,
and other rescues in varying stages of rehabilitation was a
wrenching experience. She had lived with them since her
rescue from a Missouri puppy mill in December of 1991.
she began to write her dear friends, Carey and Pauper.
Through her letters she could explain her feelings, new
surroundings, and experiences of self-discovery. As her
new life unfolded she found many amazing things to share with
her old buddies. Memory of her early life in the puppy
mill began to fade, as well as those of endless moves.
Life became more stable and new joys emerged.
becomes obvious she relishes having her own home and loved
ones. Carey and Pauper were so impressed with her
writing they asked her to answer a request from a gentleman in
Scotland for a description of how the Dandies in Distress
program works in the United States, and how it affects
Wapsini inspired these letters and would not be denied the
opportunity to write her friends and share her adventures and
observations. She dictated every event and reaction.
Living with her was a privilege and a reminder of the basics
of living together as creatures on this planet.
Dandie lovers have encouraged the publishing of these letters.
As Kloshe was a victim of glaucoma and had become widely known
through the promotions of her cause by the Dandie Dinmont
Trust, it seemed appropriate her letters should be published.
Dandie Dinmont Trust was formed in 2001 via the internet with
the purpose of raising funds to support the health and well
being of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier. The founders of the
Trust, Celia Danks of Scotland, Ineke ter Heersche of The
Netherlands, Margreth Wall of Sweden, sought out Bronwell Bond
and Kloshe of the United States to promote the glaucoma issue.
Connection to the international Dandie community was begun
through newsletters, emails and word of mouth. The web
of support and interest has continued to grow in strength and
book is promoted in support to the work of so many on behalf
of the health of the Dandie Dinmont Terriers in anticipation
of a brighter future for this beloved breed.
This book can be ordered for
$25 in the USA,
£16 in the UK and
€ 22 in Europe
which includes Shipping and Handling
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