What is a Pyr-nic? A Pyr-nic is a reunion where lunch is provided and a DJ performs. There will be a photographer on site and we will be playing some new games with prizes awarded! Our biggest fundraiser for CGPR is a silent auction, so don’t forget to get a bid in or leave a donation. And as usual we’ll wrap things up with our magnificent parade of Great Pyrenees and their friends and family members.
Things to Remember to make your Day even better:
o RSVP – As soon as you know, but no later than April 22nd to email@example.com
o All Pyrs and their people and friends are invited.
o Please bring your own chairs or blankets
Emerson Hill Farm
1852 Underpass Road
Advance, N.C. 27006
May 3rd, from 11-4pm
If you can donate an item, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 19th. You can drop donations off at Martha’s kennels by April 22nd or bring them to the Pyr-nic before the auction begins at 10am.
You can print a flyer for the pyr-nic by clicking on the above image.
CGPR is now part of AmazonSmile! This means that Amazon users can support rescue each time they shop on Amazon.com
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.
Happy New Year! New Years Eve’s fireworks and gunshots are a reminder that sometimes even dogs contained by solid fences escape because something frightens them. Likewise, even the best dog owners among us have made a mistake and left a door ajar or a gate open. It happens.
This product isn’t a substitute for a secure fence, but it is an insurance policy, so to speak. Several Pyr owners who have adopted from or volunteer for our rescue have used the tagg pet tracker and have praised it, and so when we had the opportunity to partner with them to offer both a discount to other Pyr owners who want to purchase it and to raise money for Carolina Great Pyrenees Rescue, we jumped at the chance.
A Christmas video from Earl- and a poem by Penny
November 22: Earl had the screws and plates removed from his leg on Monday at CVS (Carolina Veterinary Specialists). The leg looks good and I am sure he will be feeling much better now. He is doing well, eating and using the legs when he needs. Earl is being fostered by Barbara and she is doing a great job. She has the flat yard and no steps which he needs at this time. Earl seems very happy and has a great tail wag. The staples will be removed in 2 weeks and looking at him going back to therapy the beginning of the year. I will keep you posted on our very happy, loving boy.
November 16: Monday, November 18th, Earl will have the plates and screws removed from his leg at Carolina Veterinary Specialists. Please keep him in your prayers for a speedy recovery.
Martha and some of the rescue Pyrs will be at the Piedmont Kennel Club’s annual Meet the Breeds event on Saturday, November 23 from 12-4. The Piedmont Kennel Club is located at 13607 Choate Circle in Charlotte, NC 28273. All are welcome to come visit the CGPR booth! Leashed dogs are welcome!
Directions to the event and booth floor plan…
Floor plan for meet the Breed
Don’t miss this event on Saturday, November 2nd!! If you want to see Earl, he will be at this event from 1 pm – 2 pm. He will be lounging in the back of a van waiting for all the love you want to give him!!
Dog lovers show
‘The EARLy bird gets the worm’ is a saying we have all grown up believing to be true. In the case of Earl the Pyr, we are still waiting for him to find his worm. His worm of good health that is. For those of you who may not be familiar with his story, it starts in puppyhood. Earl had the great misfortune of breaking his leg at 4 weeks of age for which his owners never sought medical attention. He grew up into a majestic young man, only with a badly deformed and unusable right leg. In October 2012, at 3 years of age, Earl entered Carolinas Great Pyrenees Rescue with his mother and another female. What to do for this poor dog was a dilemma CGPR had to consider; do nothing and provide medication to keep him comfortable, euthanasia to prevent any further suffering, or surgical intervention. After much thought, it was decided to investigate the surgical options for the sweetest Pyr ever.
So in November, Earl made his first of many trips to the NC State School of Veterinary Medicine (NCSSVM). CGPR was shocked to hear that his deformed leg was not the biggest problem. His ‘good leg’ had femur and tibia deformities along with a cruciate ligament tear. This leg would need to be repaired first as it would have to be strong enough to support him for the rest of his life. The deformed leg was so badly contracted with bones that had never formed properly that they were not sure surgery would make it functional at all. The cost of surgery and rehabilitation was quoted at $10,000. CGPR did not have the funds for such an undertaking but thanks to the dedication of a few Earl-believers, the fundraising began. By the end of January 2013, enough monies had been collected from Pyr lovers that the surgery could be scheduled. And so the journey began.
Martha is taking orders for the 2014 CGPR calendar, which will be ready to ship on October 6. Calendars are $10 each. Shipping is an additional $3 for the first calendar plus $1 for every additional calendar purchased.
To order, please send the completed order form below with a check made out to Carolina Great Pyrenees Rescue to CGPR, c/o Martha Rehmeyer, 300 Gloucestershire Rd., WinstonSalem, NC 27104. All proceeds benefit CGPR
1 calendar = $3 ** 2 calendars = $4 ** 3 calendars = $5 ** 4 calendars = $6, etc.