actually bought Dottie from a backyard breeder and she in fact
led me first to Lucy, then to Heidi, Gretchen, Joni, Hank and
would never encourage others to buy from a backyard breeder but
I cannot say I regret my decision in the least for buying her,
because in doing so, six other Clumbers were given a chance they
never would have been given.
I not gotten Dottie I never would have seen how the others were
living and the poor shape Lucy was in. They owe a lot to a young
gal named Dottie as she was an angel in disguise.
was more or less put on the back burner when Dolly’s orphans
(the Dollykins) arrived but her personality and loving spirit is
nothing but a wonderful example of the Clumber breed. She was
seven months old when the Dollykins were born and she’d spent
every day at the office with me as I wanted to make sure she was
socialized properly; I can say without a doubt, she
was. She loves everybody and everything. She grooms anybody that
will sit still long enough for her to do so.
Dudley nor Roofus liked her very much at first but now Dudley
plays with her until he grows tired and then Roofus comes in as
adopted her right off the bat and the two spent many days
sleeping and napping together while Lucy grew healthy. If I had
to pick a favorite of hers, it would be Lucy.
always loved Dottie and even though I knew I’d made the right
decision, I was sick at what I saw when we picked her up. That
is when all things changed for me and from that day on my life
was never the same. Dudley inspired my love for the breed,
Roofus added to it, but Dottie brought it full focus.
never grows tired of giving and does not mind it when another
needs attention. She has a very calming spirit and that spirit
puts all the rescues at ease.
truly is an angel!
(09/2008) What can I say about
Dottie? Dottie is truly an angel and works her magic wherever
she goes. When new rescues come in, Dottie stands back and gives
them a day or two to get accustomed to their new “home”.
Once they do she begins the task of making them feel welcome.
has a morning ritual where she parades up and down the sunroom
that is lined with crates of sleeping clumbers. She tells them
each hello and gives them kisses through the doors. So many of
them missed out on growing up in a happy home when they were
puppies so she has no idea the horrors they’ve seen but Dottie
is wise beyond her years and she knows that certain ones need
more attention than others. Those are the ones she spends extra
always said Dottie led me to the first rescues and I feel
certain that she came to me for a reason. Dottie is special and
one of my favorite stories is one when I asked Carole Dennis, a
pet communicator to do a reading with Joni to let her know she
was going to her new family but that I would always love her. I
also asked Carole to do a reading with the clan to let them know
what was going on with Joni as well. I wanted to make sure they
all knew that Joni was going to her forever home and would be
loved and adored just like she was at McLendon Land.
agreed to do the reading for me and when she “tuned”
in to do the
reading, it was Dottie she got, not Joni. Dottie had many things
to say to Carole and just went on and on about life at McLendon
Land. Carole later told me how impressed she was with this gal.
The most amazing part about the whole conversation was that
Carole did not know that Dottie was just a pup because Dottie
came across as being so much older and wiser. This did not
surprise me in the least as this gal is something else. She was
born with a wonderful gift of making everyone feel at ease and
she uses it often.
Dottie was very controversial but without her, Clumbers in Need
would never have happened. I love Dottie for just being Dottie
but I love her more for the way she is with those who need a
little more than what I can give – Dottie is at times my
translator and she is truly amazing and I love her with all my