The quilt measures 64" x 71"


Jan Williams wrote:  In October 2011, I answered an ad on Craigslist for a female Airedale. After a few phone calls, it was decided that Pepper should come into Rescue. Her young owner was leaving for the Army and her father could no longer take care of the dog. Thanks to a volunteer, Pepper was transported from Ninilchik to Anchorage, where I picked her up. She was a matted, urine soaked mess of a girl, but was also happy and ready for whatever her next adventure would be. Pepper was very playful and pleased to have her own chain link kennel inside the garage after living outside tied to a dog house. A vet visit revealed a nasty bladder infection and tape worm. Both cleared up nicely. What was not so easy was grooming Pepper or even touching her in some places without being bitten. Pepper was advertised as being 6 years old, but after going through the paperwork that came with her, we found that she was 8 going on 9.


Shortly after Pepper was groomed and vetted, she moved into the house. This girl was so happy and really good in the house, but still loves being in her chain link kennel. There were no suitable homes for an older Airegirl who could be a bit unpredictable, not great with most other dogs and not appropriate for a home with children. It's been about a year and a half since Pepper came here, she turned 10 on March 1st. We decided that she should become my husband's dog. Pepper is very bonded to him and seems to be quite pleased that she is a permanent family member (that may have been her plan from the start). She still needs to be muzzled to be groomed and gets a little grumbly from time to time, but she has trained us well and lives life with great enthusiasm.
Here is Pepper's website:

It's MY home turf now!

The next Airedale into rescue was Harry who turned out to be Pepper's older brother. They have the same sire. Harry was featured in the 9/5/13 post.
Pepper and Harry together at Jan's

The "A is for Airedale" wall hanging was won by Pam McKusick of Columbia, Maryland.  Congratulations, Pam!
Remember the "A is for Airedale" wall hanging will be drawn this evening.  You might be the lucky person to receive this beautiful incentive.

The winner of Incentive #11 is Teresa Trujillo of Riverside, CA.  Congratulations, Teresa, and thank you for supporting the Airedale Quilt fundraiser and National Airedale Rescue!

1 comment :

  1. What a beautiful girl she is all cleaned up. We would have never guessed that she was 10! We are so happy for her ♥