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DogMama08 (#47394092)
 member for 6 years, 6 months, 26 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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Linda T
Wrenn Williams
Thank you
Added by Linda T on Jun 27, 2017 3:29 PM
carolyn leonard
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Thank you for the transfers of several memorials in High Point cemetery. I am honored to care for them. I knew almost every one. Stay well. You have done good work in establishing so many memorials.
blessings, from carolyn
Added by carolyn leonard on May 19, 2017 10:06 AM
RE: Luke & Marion Halfyard
Thank you.
Added by RRH1985 on May 18, 2017 8:44 PM
RE: Luke & Marion Halfyard
Luke is my 4th cousin. I was the historian & genealogist for the Halfyard family for many years. At least 95 % of North American Halfyards are descended from one couple (Richard & Elizabeth Churchill Halfyard) who settled in Ochre Pit Cove, Newfoundland in 1772. My father & Luke were both born in Ochre Pit Cove & it is possible that my father taught Luke!
Added by RRH1985 on May 18, 2017 1:22 PM
Cheryl Seiden
OK, Here's the short version. I took all of her information from her WORK RECORD @ Miami Metro Dade which is extremely more accurate than the two sources that you cite. As you can see Ancestry even messed up her birth date. The information on the memorial is accurate and will not be changed. Thank you.
Added by Jdrhook on May 06, 2017 6:26 AM
Jennifer Tribbett
RE: Cathy Rippeon Lamb #81441541
Yes it is. She was my best friend all through high school and for years afterwards. She and Jeff lived with me for a time after high school as well. In fact, he helped me get through a very messy break up with his best friend. I would never have imagined he would have been capable of killing anyone. It was very shocking when I received the news.
Added by Jennifer Tribbett on May 04, 2017 10:32 AM
Jennifer Tribbett
RE: Cathy Rippeon Lamb #81441541
I don't know if she is interred at all. I had heard she was being cremated. I don't know what they did with the ashes.
Added by Jennifer Tribbett on May 03, 2017 11:19 PM
R. Melissa Reininger
Millard Ayres Mason
Thanks again for your time and attention to Boots' memorial. I do have much information on Boots as a member of Ancestry, including his death certificate. I added his obit last night. His wife, my grandmother Helen, was cremated at Northwestern Univ. in Chicago, having donated her body to science after her death of leukemia, so there is no grave sight to link to for them. Have a great day!
Added by R. Melissa Reininger on May 03, 2017 12:04 PM
Becky Crout
RE: Plot information
You wrote:
RE: Plot information
Thank you. I wish there was online grave-locator database for Pajaro Valley Memorial Park. Many cemeteries become uncooperative after multiple requests for information from the same person. Some of the really big ones, especially if owned by multi-state cemetery corporations, absolutely refuse to help unless one is looking for a relative's grave.
Ann & Richard at PVMP are ALWAYS cordial and gladly concerned to help those looking for plot locations. Via their computer database or large paper maps, they will help direct you to the exact locations.
Added by Becky Crout on May 03, 2017 1:01 AM
Becky Crout
RE: Plot information
You said:
Plot information
You submitted auto edits to add plot locations to four memorials I added in Pajaro Valley Memorial Park. May I ask where you found the information? If there's a source for plot locations that I can use when I add memorials for Pajaro Valley Memorial Park, I'd like to do that.
I merely phoned the cemetery office and asked for the plot designations/ locations. Their phone number is listed on the cemetery info page. Just click on the cemetery's name on any PVMP memorial to view it. Indeed, you can do that, too!
Added by Becky Crout on May 02, 2017 8:01 PM
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