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DogMama08 (#47394092)
 member for 6 years, 3 months, 22 days
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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. Plus, every time I approach them with my (very small digital) camera, they run for the hills!

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 turned 15 years old in November 2016; her first mommy passed away in February 2017. 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--loving 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. She passed up many houses to get to my house. 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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Billy Baker - 122545058
It is my understanding that the New Salem Funeral Home was indeed in charge of the arrangements. However, both my cousin and his wife were cremated and their remains are indeed at rest in Wattensaw Cemetery in Lonoke County, Arkansas. They are both interred next to my uncle and aunt (Billy's father and mother). I, myself, was present for the graveside service there along with his sister and brother. But thanks for verifying.

Added by Tombstone Tracker on Mar 22, 2017 6:53 PM
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Woody Julian, II
This Woody Woodrow Julian, II is listed on the Rose Hills burial listing as being buried in PLOT: Garden of Commemoration - Section 6 - Lot 325 - Grave 1.
Added by Our Ancestors Branches on Mar 22, 2017 4:18 PM
RE: El Reno Cemetery
Thank you so much! I've got books from the Oklahoma Genelogy Society that has just about everything! There are a lot of memorials of old memorials to add. I am just working on El Reno and want it to be perfect.

Added by Karen on Mar 22, 2017 12:09 PM
Michael Donald.
thank you for mentioning that book - I will try to get and read it.
Added by Donna on Feb 27, 2017 1:04 PM
Sandy Day
Sidney Newell Gordon
Thank you so much for adding WWI info to my 1st cousin once removed memorial, Sidney Newell Gordon, in Watsonville, CA.
Added by Sandy Day on Feb 14, 2017 10:48 AM
Teri Johnson
Thank you
Thank you for posting a memory candle for my brother Mike. He was a kind a gentle man and it warms my heart to know that others that we might not even know care and remember those who have passed way too soon.
Teri Snyder
Added by Teri Johnson on Feb 07, 2017 1:50 PM
Matthew Richards
Doris Richards
I don't remember if I told you already, but thank you for making a lovely memorial for my grammy! And thank you for transferring it :)
Added by Matthew Richards on Jan 21, 2017 7:57 PM
John Wilby
RE: Clifton Allison & Wives
George Allison, son of Clifton & Almina
died on 25 May 1869 in Amesbury, MA @ 2
days of age [premature birth]
MA Deaths 1841-1915
There is no record of the child's burial
in the Pine Grove Cemetery.
They were probably both buried in Amesbury
and Almina was moved.....John
Added by John Wilby on Jan 07, 2017 2:39 AM
Candy Moreno
thank 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
Added by Candy Moreno on Oct 26, 2016 9:33 AM
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
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