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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! They don't like for me to wear a sun hat either.

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 16 years old in November 2017; her first mommy passed away in February 2017. We adopted two in August 2016 (about 11 and 13 years old at the time), 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.

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 one of my favorite sayings:

"Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen."
--Orhan Pamuk--

This is my favorite poem:

i"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."/i

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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