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    Talking First dogs ready to scan! Help kick off our first donation drive

    Rupert's fund is off to a great start!

    I am very pleased to announce that thanks to an initial flurry of donations, we already have been able to fund the MRI scans of two older dogs that researchers have identified as particularly valuable to this stage of the genome research.

    This is an exciting achievement. Thanks so much to each one of you who pledged those first donations, and here's to many more scans enabled by Rupert's Fund!

    As the word gradually gets out about the need for older dogs, others are coming forward with possible candidates as well. A low-cost scanning day is being arranged for late March, so if we can raise more funds, more dogs could be done on the day at these competitive prices. Getting the dogs done on a low-cost day enables your donations to go much further. Let's aim to get a couple of more added on the day.

    So: please consider any size donation from 10 pounds up, or get to work on whatever fundraising project you might have in mind -- selling some things on eBay, a small event, anything at all. Small donations quickly add up and enable us to fund another dog, so please don't feel you need to make a large donation to be a part of this CavalierTalk fundraising effort.

    I have pinned information on making donations to the top of the forum -- no matter where you are in the world you can make a donation to Rupert's Fund.

    The researchers will keep a running total of donations and we will report back on what we are raising and what is being done with those funds.

    More information on Rupert's Fund is posted here.

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    Hi Karlin

    Will Oliver's scan be any use - he has a small syrinx but very few symptoms (and those are due more to his CM than his SM, I think). I'm hoping to get him scanned again this year (finances permitting!) just to see what's happening - he's 9 in june, and I could send his results to whoever could use them. Or would we be eligible for the Rupert session in March?

    Kate, Oliver and Aled

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    Hello Karlin and Nicki

    Donation to your fund on the way

    Best Wishes

    brian
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    Brian M

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    Donation sent via paypal.
    Delighted to contribute in memory of Rupert.
    Very best of luck to the owners who volunteer their dogs.
    Sins

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    Thank you so much everyone.

    Kate, I'll have a word with Karlin, that is so good of you to offer to rescan Oliver.
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    Thanks, all!

    Kate: the best thing would be to email Penny and give some background and pedigree info for Oliver. All scans are useful but some are a higher priority than others given the needs of the researchers, so the decision is up to them. We can part-fund some scans too if owners can cover some of the cost. But I don't have anything to do with selecting dogs and deciding which to help fund so can't give an answer either way -- but I know Penny would welcome further information .
    Karlin
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    I'd also like to see if either of my old ladies would be useful to the researchers too. Could you let us have Penny's email address, Karlin - or PM me with it if it's not possible to put it up in the public domain?

    Many thanks, Marie-Anne
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    For some reason my first name is being treated to the *~@!!?~* treatment!

    I remain, as ever , Marie-Anne!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Marie-Anne taken over by
    Hattie (Blenheim) Poppy (Blenheim) + Lucy (Shih-tzu)
    Louie, Joss, Peppa, Megan, Victoria all waiting patiently at the Bridge

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    Well that's a bit odd

    Will highlight it to Karlin...

    I'll pm you the e-mail addresses
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    Thanks, Nicki - I think I've still got my little problem!
    Marie-Anne taken over by
    Hattie (Blenheim) Poppy (Blenheim) + Lucy (Shih-tzu)
    Louie, Joss, Peppa, Megan, Victoria all waiting patiently at the Bridge

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