Thursday, July 24, 2014


I think Charlie is finally acclimating to all the changes happening around him. Still extremely timid and certainly no extrovert like my other dogs, but making progress.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Sad times

How strange that my last post, well over a month ago, was titled "Happy Times". A lot has changed since then including no interest at all in blogging.

On the morning of April 15, 2014, I had to put my beloved Roscoe down. He was 14 years old and really struggling with getting up and going down. It was a kindness to him but oh so hard on me.

Then, that evening, my mom died after suffering a very short illness that we really thought she would recover from. She was 91 years old and just did not have the strength anymore to win the battle with another illness.

My grief is immeasurable and there are times when I think I just can't handle it.

Waking up each morning and realizing they are both gone is so hard. I know things will get better but that is no consolation right now.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Happy Times

Here are some photos taken by my cousin of Charlie. Some at the dog park and some at my mom's house.  He is showing himself as a happy dog and he loves going to the dog park to run and meet other dogs. Last week, we had quite the rainstorm so he couldn't go but he did get in several good, long walks.

Friday, February 14, 2014

One week and doing well

He is a good looking dog. Tried to get a picture of Roscoe but he was not having it.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Welcome to your new home Charlie!  We are happy to have you here.

So, here is our new dog Charlie who came from Springer Rescue.  He and Roscoe got along right from the get-go and I think he is giving Roscoe a bit more pep in his step. No pictures of Roscoe here because he needed a bath and was not looking his best.  These photos were taken with my iPhone which was the only camera I had handy at the time.  Better pictures later.

As I said, Charlie came from Rescue and the story that came with him was that he was tied to a fence for two days and then Animal Control came and put him in the pound, where he was put on the "e list"... a soft term for execution.  Luckily, Springer Rescue entered the picture and put him in a foster home for about a month and a half.  I couldn't figure out how he was tied to a fence for 2 days but after looking at his paper work I see that it was during Christmas and Animal Control didn't pick him up until December 26.  It breaks my heart.  But I swear on the souls of all my dogs who have passed, that he will be given a wonderful life for the rest of the time he is on this earth. 

He is a beauty and poetry in motion when he is on cat patrol.  I watched him in the backyard yesterday and was transfixed by his poise.  Wish I had a video of that.  Anyway, here he is and welcome to my life, Charlie boy!

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Tuesday Tunes a day early

I had heard of Los Lonely Boys before but never knew much at all about them.  We saw them at Chandler Center for the Arts and Man were they terrific.  Three brothers from San Angelo, Texas. Have a listen to the acoustic version.  They really rocked the non-acoustic version on Saturday.

Thursday, February 6, 2014


Charlie/Chaz will be joining us tomorrow night as a forever member of the family. I think Roscoe will be happy with his new buddy.

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