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After my little dog Doogie suffered a severe health crisis late last winter (early 2016) and then was diagnosed with a fatal illness, I took a break from Find a Grave to tend to him. I did little work on the website between March and October 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.
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 adopted three elderly dogs in 2016 whose owners needed to move on to nursing-home care. The first one, adopted in April 2016, came from a family member and will be 15 years old in November 2016. We adopted two in August 2016 (11 and 13 years old), from one household, that no one wanted because they are old, a real shame because they're such sweet, sweet beings--gentle and very affectionate.
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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|Chris I||RE: David Anthony #114646018|
The photo request is from someone else...I'll notify them about the issue. Thanks for your help.
Added by Chris I on Dec 06, 2016 7:26 PM
|Candy Moreno||thank you.you are an ANGEL|
Dear Dogmama08,i see where you get your name. Im sorry for your loss of Doogie.i just wanted to thank you for sending my mom Marion and jesse flowers.i dont really know where they are buried but,its not in okc.but,until i can find or even go see them.i cansend them flowers and a note through this site.thank you for making this possible for anyone. BLESS YOU
|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!
|Elizabeth (Wilson) Ballard||Your profile touched my heart|
I adopt rescued animals, too. What a heartfelt tribute you wrote in your profile. Thank you.
|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.
|MA ALT||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
|Diane Loso||Norman Arthur Montminy|
This is in regards to the memorial you created for Norman Arthur Montminy mem. # 90821647, you have him linked to his parents memorials #'s 6210383 & 6210384. These memorials were created back in 2002 by another find a grave member & he has them buried in the Holy Rosary Cemetery in Hooksett, NH, in 2015 I photographed their headstones in the old Saint Jean the Baptist Cemetery in Allenstown, NH & created memorials for them, Anna Montminy, mem. # 144891171 & Ovila Montminy mem. # 144891046. It has just been brought to my attention that these are duplicate memorials & since the memorials I created place them in the correct cemetery I thought you might want to change the link for Norman.
|Beatrice Brownfield||my babies|
Thank you for remembering my babies Christopher R.Brownfield and Tamara Jean Brownfield
|Karla Carey||Milowskis (St Adalberts)|
Thank you for the info on Irene Phyllis Milowski Strzelecki, Onufry Milowski, Mary Milowski Biegalski. These are my relatives. Any way you could check around them for my other relatives? I am looking for my great grandparents (Andrew/Andreas/Henry Milowski/Miller and Kazimiera/Lottie Milowski/Miller). I found a record that they were at St Adalberts, but I can't locate them on a search. Also in the family, Thomas Milowski & Julianne Markowski Milowski? Photos of the headstones would be so greatly appreciated also. Thank you for your work...I think it's wonderful! Karla
|calebsbud||RE: : Re: parents of Bonnie Floy Cox Boyce|
God Bless you and all the Lucky Dogs you have in your family. Donna Crawley
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