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I'm so hoping this works!! I will be helping to clean up his place to get ready for the estate auction today so will talk to the guy in charge. I'll also get some pics of her....It's roughly 300 miles to goatcrazy's place from mine so if the executor will pay gas, I'll drive her up there.
 

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sounds like a good doable plan!!! this is exciting!!
 

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I'm so hoping this works!! I will be helping to clean up his place to get ready for the estate auction today so will talk to the guy in charge. I'll also get some pics of her....It's roughly 300 miles to goatcrazy's place from mine so if the executor will pay gas, I'll drive her up there.
If you need help paying for gas i will send you some money.
I am glad she was with him when he passed. She is needing some love and lots of attention and patients. I bet she will be a great dog and vert loving.

So where are you in Kansas. My daughter is in Kensington.
 

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Yes Kansas to Wyoming.... doesnt sound too bad... I know I would if I were enroute (sorry CA, but am committing to it for the future if anyone needs transport around CA)...
 

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Ugh. Executor is not willing to help pay gas. He's planning on sending Jill to a no-kill shelter that is 60 miles away. My husband will absolutely KILL me if I pay the gas. According to google it's 317 miles to GoatCrazy from me. That's about 640 mile round trip. My pickup gets about 15 miles to the gallon and it will take 43 gallons. At a rough average of $3.5 per gallon it comes out to $150. That seems so little but is such a big deal. I hate to be selfish, but that could be the difference in me getting to see my grandkids (I have a 1 year old that I have never seen in person and haven't seen his 4 yr old sister in over 2 years!)
 

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Sweetgoats is willing to send some money and I could send some money. Maybe others could help as well. All we need is 6 people sending $25 maybe 7 or so to make sure your gas is fully paid for.

Anyone else willing to help?
 

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I work at a no-kill shelter and it is so stressful on dogs. She would wither away in a kennel next to a million other dogs barking and strangers coming to peek and poke fingers at her all day long. A shelter is NOT the place for an already stressed dog, she needs to be in a home right away with someone to comfort and love and work with her on her issues. A shelter would do just the opposite; she would crawl back even further into her shell, not eat, make herself sick with worry. Poor dear. I will send money to get her to a forever home ASAP. I get paid on the first.
 

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Sweetgoats is willing to send some money and I could send some money. Maybe others could help as well. All we need is 6 people sending $25 maybe 7 or so to make sure your gas is fully paid for.

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Someone pm me and I will send $50 to help with gas.
 

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Sweetgoats is willing to send some money and I could send some money. Maybe others could help as well. All we need is 6 people sending $25 maybe 7 or so to make sure your gas is fully paid for.

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I will absolutely help with defray the costs of getting her here!
 

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Sweetgoats is willing to send some money and I could send some money. Maybe others could help as well. All we need is 6 people sending $25 maybe 7 or so to make sure your gas is fully paid for.

Anyone else willing to help?
PM me one address and I will put $25 in an envelope today.(maybe one of the moderators?)...
( I dont like doing online stuff like Paypal we had some issues with Identity Theft)....
 

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Update on Jill. Mr Brooks, the man responsible for Jill called me today and we talked for about 15 - 20 minutes. He is going to call my old vet in Atlanta and talk to them tomorrow as the vet I took my dogs to here in Torrington died a year or so ago. I feel like the call went well. I was totally honest with him and told him exactly what Jill could expect as my dog. I know I can come across as a hard-ass and uncaring so - for those who are wondering - she will never be tied out, she will never be chained up, she will never be thrown in a kennel and left. She is welcome to sleep in my bed if she wants to. She will have 320 acres to roam with me. She will receive regular vet check-ups, excellent food, baths as necessary, regular brushings, and all the love she wants. My job is irrigating hay so - once she has settled in, become comfortable in her new surroundings, and decides she can trust me I will start working with her on riding in the ATV that I use to irrigate. She will be with me 24/7 - at first on a retractable leash until I know she will reliably come when called (I live too close to a major highway and train tracks, and I won't risk her life by letting her run free too early) unless she 'tells' me that she prefers to be home. She can play in the ditch if she wants to, chase rabbits if she wants to, or dig a bed and snooze while I'm changing water or setting tubes. I felt like everyone who has responded to this thread and cares about her deserves to know what her life will be if we can get this worked out. :) I am trying to keep my excitement in check until I get word that she is on her way, but I am very excited at the prospect of having this beautiful dog in my life! :leap: :dance: I would add a cartwheel emoticon, but we don't seem to have one. :( :laugh:
 

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I never doubted for one minute she would be loved and wel cared for!!
 

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Me either. You never came across as hard or uncaring to me. You come across as open and honest. Sometimes that rubs the wrong way regardless
Besides being one who many people consider a rock, I know that sometimes the crusty exterior is hiding a tender heart. And for good reason usually.
I can't wait for you to get her. Sounds like just maybe you need each other!
 

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Thank you Cathy! :hug: Karen, if it comes to pass I will do my very best for her. :) I've owed you a hug for a long time for saving Splash, so here it is with interest. :hug: :hug:
 
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