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2009 Rescue Kerries Placed: Blue (California)


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The Adventures of Blue: "Leaving Las Vegas"

This is the story of how Blue came to live with his new mother, Judy Murphy. It is also the story of my first complete rescue!! While I have had the extreme pleasure of assisting with other rescues, and fostering, I just recently took on the role of Southern California Rescue Coordinator. My first opportunity came in the form of Blue, a young 1 1/2 year old male who had recently developed a strong dislike for his new roommate (another male terrier). The owner, in Las Vegas, contacted us and made arrangements for us to place this young Kerry. Meanwhile, I had a wonderful application from Judy Murphy, a resident of Woodland Hills, CA who had rescued several other dig breeds in the past. She was currently sans canine companion. When I discovered that her first family dog and true love had been a Kerry Blue named Blue, I couldn't believe it!

First I had to find someone would would drive the first leg of the journey to meet Blue's owner in Baker (home of the world's largest thermometer) half way between Barstow and Las Vegas. Suzanne Stull, a former volunteer, and her friend offered to make the trip [from LA to Barstow] and meet me in L.A. I met them on Sunday, then drove Blue to his new home [in Woodland Hills].

Suzanne Stull & friend, with
Danielle Monroy

Blue was greeted by Judy, his new mom, her grown children and family members! He bounded in the door, wagging his tail and asking everyone to pet him. He ran about the yard, "watered" the rose bush and asked everyone for scritch-scratches. What a fantastic, energetic little man! He has already met his "nieces" - the two female dogs owned by Judy's daughter. He is fitting in just fine and I couldn't be happier to have been a part of his new life. I wish to thank Blue's original owner and his breeder for working with us and giving us the opportunity to help place him. I am also grateful to Suzanne, her friend that accompanied her on the road-trip, Marian Moses our Northern california Rescue Coordinator, and Judy for making this such a pleasant first rescue for me!!!

Blue (left) with his new family

Danielle Monroy and family

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