Updates on Elyse, Wally, and our new addition -- Skylar
of our loyal supporters have written to us to ask for updates on some of
the members of our immediate family including our daughter, Elyse, and
Wally, the dog who was found hitchhiking in Virginia and journeyed to
several cities during WLALW 2005 (for which Wally is named).
If you remember from The Defender (Spring
2007 issue), Elyse wrote an article about her college search
endeavors, and how her search led to transforming the campus of the
University of Evansville (IN) to be vegan friendly. Elyse’s college
search is almost completed now as she is waiting for things to be
finalized for her to attend Berea College in Kentucky. Berea is a very
good match because the school is vegan friendly, environmentally
conscious, and oriented towards social justice -- Berea was the first
interracial and co-educational college in the South.
Wally, the Labrador retriever, is doing very well, and
has blossomed to a mature weight of 70 lbs. His favorite things to do
are swimming in his baby pool and playing with his new friend, Skylar.
Skylar came to us last May. He was wandering loose in the parking lot of
a local retail store, without any identification. He became part of our
family after no one claimed him – besides Wally said he wasn’t allowed
to leave. Skylar is about 30 lbs, looks like a miniature black lab, and
wants to play ball constantly. Together, they run around our yard
playing stick and digging holes. Skylar has fit in well, and even gets
along with our cats.