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Pet Tributes

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Molly visits Texas, the Lonestar State!

Molly ~ on her visit to Texas in '09
She was happy so many Texans got to meet her!

In Texas, just as at home in 'Bama, ever resourceful Molly would manage to get into the pots and pans cabinet.  The smell of dishes past called to her.  She thought a crumb or two was possibly left somewhere on a skillet or saucepan that needed to be licked off, expecially if the dishwasher had failed in its performance!  We too arrived home from work many days and found open cabinets, pots and pans littering the kitchen floor and sometimes even the refrigerator would be open and contents carefully selected for her epicurian taste might be on the kitchen floor or just nibbled on where it sat on a shelf.  She was particularly fond of baked ham shanks. We had to keep a chair, as Chris did, in front on the 'fridge to keep her out.
Molly was delightfully resourceful! The best companion ever. She is sorely missed.

 C J (Calamity Jane)
May 2008

Puppy C J is shown off by her breeder Chrystal from their Lookout Mountain, TN home

Grown up now, 5 yr old C J keeps a careful watch on the furniture delivery team

C J is relieved the furniture guys are gone!
Kady, now 6, isn't bothered by the furniture guys

Sweet, sweet Molly

Kitties and Cats are welcome too!
this blogspot's

"Flying Ears"
Molly (L) & Kady (R)
June 2007


Molly pauses from her busy day for a photo op!


Kady plays 'fence run' with neighbor's Corgi, and wins!

Kady's ball is all chased out!

Kady loves naps

Keegan, Hall's Crossroads, Tennessee

Dino & Molly 2003


Sweet Little Zani

June 16, 2011
Sweet Little Zani, rescued from Hurrican Katrina and loved by Angela


Buddy Vandergriff
Hall's Crossroads, TN
Rescued from the roadside and
given a forever home, tender loving
care, playmates and giant rawhide bones, lots of them.
RIP Buddy
You have lots of pals over Rainbow Bridge.
With love from Dino, Molly, CJ, & Kady's Mom & Dad
You were a fine example of all a Lab as well as a pet should be.
Posted below is Chelsea, Sophie and Presley's litter
Thank you Gail!

Beautiful litter of rescued puppies - loved, vetted and cared for by Gail

Nothing  beats a nap after a good dinner!

This is Presley....and that's alright mama!
This litter's dam and sire were found roadside in Texas, rescued by Heaven Can Wait Rescue of Farmersville, TX, taken in, vetted, dam delivered, pups fully vetted, tails docked, wormed, shots started, etc., then loving adopted to approved homes all by Gail.
Hats off to Gail all the many like her who give so fully of themselves so 'throwaway pets' can find renewed love and health through rescue, vetting and adoption to loving homes!

Here's Bentley!
lol, pre-bark

...Bentley going.....

Bentley scouting for squirrels


  1. "His ears were often the first thing to catch my tears."

    (Elizabeth Barrett Browning, referring to 'Flush' her Cocker Spaniel)

  2. "You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us."

    (Robert Louis Stevenson)

  3. "This soldier, I realized, must have had friends at home and in his regiment, yet he lay there deserted by all except his dog. I looked on, unmoved, at battles which decided the future of nations. Tearless, I had given orders which brought death to thousands. Yet here I was stirred, profoundly stirred, stirred to tears. And by what? By the grief of one dog."

    (Napoleon Bonaparte, on finding a dog beside the body of his dead master, licking his face and howling, on a moonlit field after a battle. Napoleon was haunted by this scene until his own death.)

  4. "I have sometimes thought of the final cause of dogs having such short lives and I am quite satisfied it is in compassion to the human race; for if we suffer so much in losing a dog after an acquaintance of ten or twelve years, what would it be if they were to live double that time?"

    (Sir Walter Scott)