Sometimes your past pain just sneaks up on you, and you end up laying in a cardboard box in a room full of soft blankets. Many of us try to hide these hurts, to move on to something we can “fix", and turn away....uncomfortable with his seeming uncomfortableness....I caught myself internally pleading- “Leland just scootie… Continue reading When feeling boxed in….Leland’s lessons….
First, my sweet girl, thank you for letting me be your mommy. This grief is not with dismay or regret, but with gratitude and honor. My list of "thank you’s" could turn from a page into volumes, and, maybe it will. We all know that nothing about you was small. Each day, I add more. But, here I must… Continue reading Thank you TurtleDove
TD #beautiful You get the call, the email, or the text. The request to foster is always somewhat of a plea, and you understand this because you have been on the other side 98 percent of the time. Having been in rescue for under a year, still you already know far too well the moral… Continue reading TD #beautiful
It was a rainy day when I headed out, and, the neighborhood was proportionately dreary with its industrial lots and trash soaked back alleys, not far from the docks in Long Beach. As with a previous blog post, this started with Facebook and Debbie Park Bobshosky (an independent rescuer, and soon to be amazing friend), reaching… Continue reading Lova…from streets to forever home….
TurtleDove, beyond a "bucket list"....
Here, in our pack, it is safe to say that birds of different feathers flock together! So it's no surprise that we were lucky enough to get TurtleDove, the giantess queen pittie with patience for days. I also find myself shaking my head and laughing at this silly dog in the middle, Paisley. A blonde… Continue reading Birds of a different feather…
Here is TurtleDove, my foster/hospice dog 🐶 smiling for the world. Like the statue behind her, Turtle's body (and even breed) isn't what the "norm" in society sees as beautiful (but in truth, as often it is, she is lovelier than any "norm"). And, like the statue, Turtle's body has morphed and changed- mostly due… Continue reading Beauty is in the eye of the beholder…..
Don't skip this post! I promise you won't regret it. It is a journey/path, but a journey with two beautiful souls who lived this and survived, and, in the end, thrived. I hope that I can do them right with my words, but when you see these boys, you will understand, how to capture such… Continue reading Rocco and Boo, never give up hope.
Piper Luna. Just her name on the page brings me a huge smile, but, a little anxiety too. I dont want to miss a thing about Piper when I write her. I dont want to forget a single memory, though I know what matters is her essence, what will be forever. Her life. Her soul.… Continue reading For you, a thousand times.
TurtleDove. TD. Turtle. Dovey-Lovey. Silverback. Turtley Girl. How do you put her in words? Its pretty hard, to say it lightly-at 80+pounds, nothing about Turtle is "light!" So, we are glad we can post loads of photos and videos to help you get to know this gentle and giant pit bull. Turtle was the underdog,… Continue reading Turtledove 🐢🕊 The grace of a Pit Bull