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2006 Shelbina Express: Duffy


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Male #135, Duffy

When Duffy was rescued, his left eye was in very bad shape.

April 25, 2006

Here are some photos of Duffy from the first night he arrived, to today on top of a picnic table, under an umbrella. He is a real gentlemen and is bringing lots of joy to this home.

Thank you for all your help and kindness.

George Kelly

From: Chloe Kelly
Sent: Monday, May 15, 2006 11:04 AM

Hi Peggy this is Chloe Kelly I'm using my grandpa's email. Duffy is doing great and taking up all the space in my bed. But also I wrote our story about how we got Duffy and here it is:

My story is about my dog Duffy his real name is "Blue Devil", he is a 3 1/2 year old Kerry Blue Terrier who came from a puppy mill in Missouri and he was filthy, he wasn't healthy and he never walked on grass or played with a ball or bone. He was sort of my birthday present. When I saw him at the airport it was sad too sad to even look. Now my dog has been with me for about 6, 7 weeks and now he is in my bed taking all the space up. But there are 2 other things about him he loves the grass he could lay down for hours and hours also he still doesn't know how to play with anything. I thank the lady who gave me my puppy. Her name is Peggy Turner she has a bunch of Kerry Blue Terriers. I'm lucky the way my dog turned out that was the best 11th birthday ever.

From: George Kelly
Sent: Thu, Jun 29, 2006 11:04 AM

Duffy is doing great and really coming around, healthy, gained about 7 pounds. Still frightened of many things and loud noises. About a 1 1/2 months ago he started walking up the stairs to the bedroom where Chloe and my wife are, about 13 steps, but wouldn't walk down, just started walking down last week. Now he sleeps with them, eats in the room and as soon as we come in the house from walking him he runs right up stairs to my wife and jumps up on the bed to be near her. When I see him laying there all I can think of is that he deserves it.

Think of rag doll monkey...that's how he looks with Chloe, she can put him in any position and he'll stay that way, He sleeps between Chloe and my wife on his back , 4 legs up in air. Whenever he sees Chloe, the head goes up, the ears perk up, the tail goes up and he starts barking with the tail spinning in a circle, he loves her so much. He is still afraid of me but getting much better, when I walk in room he jumps up and starts barking with he tail wagging, the he lays perfectly quite while I clean his eyes, almost thankful. We love him and you were right, he is the one of the best dogs I've ever known.

Last Sunday seven of our little grandchildren were here, they were petting him, holding him and kissing him, he loved it. He is just starting to play with some of the toys Chloe has given him. I haven't seen him do it yet but my wife tells he plays a little bit each night. During the day when Chloe was at school he would lay around as if he were sad or mad, when she comes home he comes alive.

From: Janet Joers
Date: Mon Aug 7, 2006 5:59:20 PM US/Pacific

Here are some new photos of Duffy, #135 from the Shelbina Express. From mill to beloved family companion! He is loved and adored by the family's daughter, Chloe.


From: GRKelly
To: Peggy Turner
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 12:13 PM
Subject: Fw: Duffy

What a difference a rescue makes!



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