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DogMama08 (#47394092)
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After my little dog Doogie suffered a severe health crisis late last winter (2016) and then was diagnosed with a fatal illness, I took a break from Find a Grave to tend to him. I have done little work on the website since March 2016. My husband and I lost Doogie on July 28, 2016, at the age of about 17 years because his kidneys suddenly began to fail and not because of his fatal illness. We've handled his death pretty well because he seemed really ready to go.

Since April 2016, my husband and I have adopted three elderly dogs whose owners needed to move on to nursing-home care. No one wanted two of them because they are old, a real shame because they're such sweet, sweet beings--gentle and very affectionate; they were 11 and 13 years old when we adopted them. The other came from a family member and will be 15 years old in November 2016.

Some people have asked if the Great Dane in my profile photo is my dog. No, he is not one of my "babies." My dogs do funny things, but not things that can be captured in still photos.

My husband and I have adopted rescued pets for over 35 years, and our children and our brothers and sisters do the same. Some of us rescue only dogs, some only cats, and some rescue both cats and dogs. We have found some cats and dogs that we placed in other homes. We also found some that were lost and returned to their owners, one of whom had been hit by a car and required emergency treatment. Another very tiny little dog ran away from the noise of fireworks, traveled about 3 miles in the dark (no street lights out here in the country!) to our house, and scratched on the door to be let in; her "grandmother" picked her up the next day.

Mixed-breed dogs are my favorite because their looks are as unique as their personalities; however, my husband and I take whatever God sends our way. Our babies are much loved, and we give them excellent care. I couldn't ask for better friends than the dogs that have graced my life. I don't know about anybody else, but God gave ME two hands so I can rub two dogs at once. This is my favorite poem:

"It came to me
that every time
I lose a dog
they take a piece
of my heart with them,
and every new dog
gifts me with a piece
of their heart.
If I live long enough
all the components
of my heart
will be dog, and
I will become
as generous and
loving as they are."


THANK YOU to all contributors who take the time to send me edits and post photos and flowers to the memorials I add.
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Valarie Vine
Doogie & Tuffy tributes
Thanks for your reply. Enjoyed reading your lovely and touching stories about Doogie and Tuffy. In the end, it is all about Love and Remembrance.
Added by Valarie Vine on Sep 30, 2016 8:37 PM
Valarie Vine
Your profile - love of animals
Somehow I came across your page and was very touched by your caring for the dogs and cats you have taken into you heart and home for over 30 years. Love the dog poem and plan to share it with several friends. Did you write a memorial for Doogie? I have virtual cemetery section for Beloved Animals (mine and others).

I also perused your list of those people who whose lives have been taken by others. So riveting and sad at the same time. I've been photographing headstones at Sierra View (in Olivehurst CA) this month (since so many of the names are listed but not photographed). There was a breaking news story this month (Sept. 2016) of a cold case going back to 1973 of two girls, Valerie Lane and Doris Derryberry who were murdered near Wheatland, CA. With DNA long stored away, authorities tracked down the girls' killers who will be brought to justice.

Lastly, I noticed that you have two individuals (Curtis and Sharon Ackley) buried at Rocklin Cemetery - I added their memorials awhile back. Can you tell me what happened to them?

Thanks for all the work you do on this memorial site!
Added by Valarie Vine on Sep 21, 2016 8:09 PM
Elizabeth (Wilson) Ballard
Your profile touched my heart
I adopt rescued animals, too. What a heartfelt tribute you wrote in your profile. Thank you.
Added by Elizabeth (Wilson) Ballar... on Sep 01, 2016 2:46 AM
Michael Stanley Klimczak
Stanley Strzelecki
Hello there. I'm not sure if you're related to Stanley Strzelecki, but I uploaded a picture of his tombstone that I took at Resurrection today to the memorial you made. There was also a person named Jesse D. Strzelecki in the same plot. Just thought I'd let you know.
Added by Michael Stanley Klimczak on Aug 31, 2016 4:01 PM
Alice & Franklyn Vosburg
Verner Buck
I checked my unposted photos for both Old and New North Cemeteries in Nottingham, but did not find one for Verner. Strange that his memorial is in New North and hers in Old North...

Blessings, Alice
Added by Alice & Franklyn Vosburg on Aug 22, 2016 8:19 AM
RE: Patricia Everitt # 159673350
I was hoping to find her daughter & family. If you find a Joseph Albert Everitt Died 9 Apr 1992 that was her husband. There should be a Joseph Alan Everitt buried there too I don't have his death, but he was born 1951. Oh her madden name was Spencer.
Added by MA ALT on Aug 21, 2016 12:05 PM
Suzanne Korstanje
Liz Launer
How did you know Liz? I went to school with her at Jack London
Added by Suzanne Korstanje on Aug 16, 2016 6:33 PM
Debra Langland
Christina Anderson @ Oakwoods
This is my great great grandmother. Is she a relative to you or do you work as a volunteer for this site?

Thank you for posting.
Added by Debra Langland on Aug 11, 2016 9:24 AM
Alice & Franklyn Vosburg
Helen R Eaton 1941 to 2002. I photographed her marker today in Old North Cemetery, West Nottingham.
Added by Alice & Franklyn Vosburg on Jul 25, 2016 3:30 PM
Alice & Franklyn Vosburg
re Pauline Buck memorial: the citation in the newspaper stating that she would be buried in Northside Cemetery, Nottingham, NH is misleading. As of this afternoon, her memorial plaque is located in Old North Cemetery, West Nottingham, NH, not New North Cemetery (which is a mile or so away, on the opposite side of the road.)

As of this afternoon, there is no memorial for Vernon Buck but there is space to the right of her memorial for him to be interred.

Her plaque is in front of the headstone for Karl and Hazel Smith Tuttle, and next to Olive Drew Tuttle, all of which have been previously photographed and posted on FindAGrave.

Added by Alice & Franklyn Vosburg on Jul 24, 2016 5:42 PM
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