A website for the fund is now up:
Thanks to Brian for letting me use one of his nice images.
I've added the link to my facebook profile.
India(tri-F) Geordie(blen-M)Chocolate(b&t-F)Charlie(at the bridge)
For those who have donated on behalf of their dog(s) and would like for me to put up a picture and some words as a memorial -- and to transfer those that are already up in the fund forum -- let me know as I am setting up a memorial and honours section for anyone who makes a donation and would like to post a memorial or in honour of their dogs -- either the special dogs of the past or those you have now.
I am told the Fund has now covered the scans for five dogs, which have all been scanned. Another seven have been chosen to be scanned and are awaiting the next scanning day.
That will use up our current resources but we will raise more, and scan more dogs. The search goes on for clear dogs, and in particular it would greatly benefit the breed to scan some of the older stud dogs or former stud dogs. The implications for the breed if no fully clear older studs are found is profound -- trying to find those clear dogs is critical. Please talk to any breeders or anyone who might own a retired stud dog, if you know them, about the possibility of scanning such older dogs. They can talk to Penny Knowler about the project.
Please keep thinking about fundraising projects and if you haven't donated and find yourself with an extra 10 euro/pounds/dollars, consider sending it this month to Rupert's Fund. Nicki also has a monthly reminder set up on the board calendar for anyone who wants to give a little each month -- maybe a fiver here and there. Gentle on the pocket each time -- but over a year, a fiver a month would cover almost half the cost of a scan!
I have posted the link on facebook also!!
Ruby - my stunning soul mate who defies the odds every day
Charlie- my angel at heart and devil at play
Karlin you've done a fantastic job with the website
We are so thrilled, and truly honoured that the project was named for Rupert - he was such a special dog and I know he'd be pleased that something so important and valuable to the future health of Cavaliers is named for him.
Thank you for thinking of a memorial page, I think that is a wonderful idea.
It's great that 5 dogs have been scanned already and another 7 are waiting - we will all have to get going on raising more money
A huge to everyone for donating and getting involved...and especially to those whom have had their dogs scanned.