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George was orphaned at an early age. Homeless, really, he was discovered near the home of Robin P., a Keeseville NY resident in November 2001. Robin told her friend Andrea K., a knowledgable dog person about the pup and asked for her help. Well Andrea drives a school bus for AuSable Valley Central School and so she gets to know quite a few people around town. One of them was Steve L., another Keeseville resident, who Andrea thought might just be looking for a pet like that. Andrea was right. Steve went to Robin's house, found the dog and took him home. He named the dog, George. (CLICK HERE for 7 photos of George with Andrea, George's godmother, sort of.)
George found a nice home at Steve's and became a member of the family right away. Steve took good care of George and had his needs attended to at the Vet. George proved to be very affectionate, really an oversized lapdog. Steve took George for walks in the woods, and George loved to just run and run. George spent a very Merry Christmas at Steve's. (CLICK HERE for 3 photos of George with Steve, George's first Dad plus CLICK HERE for 2 letters that show Steve's concern for George's welfare.)
Problems came up, sometime around March, when Steve's business got very busy and he found he just couldn't take good care of George. Steve felt bad because George was just cooped up inside all the time and couldn't get out to run and play like a dog should. He contacted Kelly at the SPCA in nearby Peru NY. Kelly said she could find George a real good home. On Tuesday, March 11, Steve brought George to Kelly for adoption. He brought along a 10 cans of Nutricaire Dog Food, so George wouldn't have to change his diet intil he found a new home.
Just one day later, on Wednesday, March 12, Martin, your Adirondack Guide, decided to drop in at the SPCA. Martin had been living all alone at The Hideout since January 4 and he missed having a dog for company. Maybe there was a nice dog at the SPCA so Martin could have some company. Martin explained to Kelly that it was a new experience living alone and he'd like a dog, preferable a cuddly one. Did she have one for him? (Martin had memories of Albert, the "Singing Schnau," who was Martin's best dog years ago.) First Kelly brought out a Corgie. But the Corgie was too low to the ground for Martin. When he repeated his preference, Kelly's assistance just cried out, "GEORGE!" Well it was love at first sight. Kelly packed up George's dog food and they were off for home at The Hideout.
To celebrate his official designation as "Pet-friendly Fourpeaks Resident Canine" (December 2002) George went back to the SPCA to see Kelly again and thank thank thank her. (CLICK HERE for 10 photos of George with Kelly at the SPCA and CLICK HERE for more about Kelly and the Elmore SPCA.)
"I hope you and George are well." (An Email Exchange.)
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 18:39:30 -0500
From: "Steven L"
I hope you and George are well. I'm confident he's become used to his new
As promised, here are two pictures of George and I taken on Christmas Day
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2002 18:43:44 -0500
From: "Steven L"
I just received a notice from my old vet that George is due for rabies and
distemper booster shots. I thought you might like to be aware.
Also, I'm including a photo that my sister just gave me. She took it last
year at Christmas time. George just being George!!
Jan 24, 2003
From: Martin Schwalbaum firstname.lastname@example.org
Fourpeaks--Adirondack Camps http://4peaks.com
Stonehouse Road Jay NY 12941 800-xxx-xxxx
To: Steven W L email@example.com
Kelly A kellyshewolf@*****
Andrea K alk****@****.net
Dear Steve, Andrea and Kelly--
George is now "officially" the Fourpeaks Resident Canine. See his
webpage at http://4peaks.com/f_pet_friendly_vacation.htm Make sure you follow the
links to view the photos! Let me know if you have any corrections
or improvements to "The Story." I'm still tracking down his
biological family. Keith Gravelle in AuSable says George is
one of his bitch's pups.
Steve--Thanks for sending me the Christmas photos. They are surely "Just George."
Andrea and Kelly--Thanks for letting me take the photos.
You are all three welcome to visit George at Fourpeaks for day hiking or
just to say hello. See trails at http://4peaks.com/fotrails.htm Just
let me know any time you're free. See http://4peaks.com/fodirgst.htm#rcwn
for directions to Camp Barn where George lives.
(He'd love to hear from you.)
[George can't quite work the keyboard yet, but make your letter
"FOR GEORGE" and he'll be sure to get it.]
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