|This Website is dedicated to my very
good friend, Sally, whose love for
animals has inspired me to want to
share with the world my thoughts, my
feelings, my experiences, and "All the
Dogs in My Life".
Thinking back, I can't remember
when there was a time when I didn't
have at least one dog in my life. I
was taught early that all animals
were creatures of God and deserved
the very best that Man could give
them. I became particularly fond of
dogs--their loyalty, love, and
dedication had a deep impact on me.
Many times I have found myself
sitting down with one or more of my
dogs and sharing my fears,
disappointments, and feelings in
general. They seem to really listen
and understand. That little lick on
the hand or cheek or just the fact
that they rest their head on my lap
and look up at me trying to comfort
me and let me know that everything
will be OK.
"All the Dogs In My Life" tells the
story of every dog that has ever
been part of my life and includes
pictures of each one. This covers a
time span of 60 years. I hope you
enjoy meeting each one of them and
that you'll bookmark my site and
return often for updated pictures of
"The Dogs Waiting at Home for Me
|CLICK THE CHOW TO
BEGIN MEETING "ALL THE
DOGS IN MY LIFE"
AND TO READ
|CLICK ON THE WALKING PAWS TO VISIT THE SITE INDEX
FOR A LISTING OF ALL THE STORIES AND PAGES ON THE WEBSITE
|2004 PICTURES -- PAGE 1
2004 PICTURES -- PAGE 2 -- THE HURRICANES OF 2004
2004 PICTURES -- PAGE 3 -- THE VACATION TO MICHIGAN
2004 PICTURES -- PAGE 4 -- PICTURES TAKEN BETWEEN CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS
|2005 PICTURES -- PAGE 1 -- PICTURES TAKEN IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2005
2005 PICTURES -- PAGE 2 -- "WHAT WE'RE DOING NOW" (STORY SUMMARIES) -
PICTURES TAKEN APRIL 16, 2005
2005 PICTURES -- PAGE 3 -- PICTURES TAKEN IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER 2005
2005 PICTURES -- PAGE 4 -- PICTURES TAKEN OVER THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS
|2006 PICTURES -- PAGE 1 -- PICTURES TAKEN IN APRIL 2006
2006 PICTURES -- PAGE 2 -- THE VACATION TO MICHIGAN TO MEET OUR FIRST
2006 PICTURES -- PAGE 3 -- PICTURES TAKEN IN NOVEMBER 2006
|2007 PICTURES -- PAGE 1 -- PICTURES TAKEN IN APRIL 2007
2007 PICTURES -- PAGE 2 -- OUR VACATION IN THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS AND
2007 PICTURES -- PAGE 3 -- PICTURES TAKEN IN NOVEMBER 2007 - MEET THE NEW
|2008 PICTURES -- PAGE 1 -- PICTURES TAKEN IN FEBRUARY 2008
2008 PICTURES -- PAGE 2 -- OUR VACATION IN THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS AND
2008 PICTURES -- PAGE 3 -- OUR VACATION TO MICHIGAN, VIRGINIA, AND NORTH
|2009 PICTURES -- PAGE 1 -- PICTURES TAKEN IN EARLY 2009
2009 PICTURES -- PAGE 2 -- PICTURES TAKEN IN JULY AND AUGUST 2009
2009 PICTURES -- PAGE 3 -- PICTURES TAKEN OCTOBER THROUGH DECEMBER 2009
|If I Didn’t Have Dogs…
I could walk around the yard barefoot in safety.
My house could be carpeted instead of tiled and laminated.
All flat surfaces, clothing, furniture, and cars would be free of hair.
When the doorbell rings, it wouldn’t sound like a kennel.
When the doorbell rings, I could get to the door without wading through fuzzy bodies
who beat me there.
I could sit on the couch and my bed the way I wanted, without taking into consideration
how much space several fur bodies would need to get comfortable.
I would have money ….and no guilt to go on a real vacation.
I would not be on a first-name basis with 6 veterinarians, as I put their yet unborn
grand kids through college.
The most used words in my vocabulary would not be: out, sit, down, come, no, stay, and
leave him/her/it ALONE.
My house would not be cordoned off into zones with baby gates or barriers.
My house would not look like a day care center, toys everywhere.
My pockets would not contain things like poop bags, treats and an extra leash.
I would no longer have to Spell the words B-A-L-L, F-R-I-S-B-E- E, W-A-L-K, T-R-E-
B-I-K-E, G-O, OR R-I-D-E!
I would not have as many leaves INSIDE my house as outside.
I would not look strangely at people who think having ONE dog/cat ties them down too
I’d look forward to spring and the rainy season instead of dreading “mud” season.
I would not have to answer the question “Why do you have so many animals?” from people
who will never have the joy in their lives of knowing they are loved unconditionally by
someone as close to an angel as they will ever get.
How EMPTY my life would be!
Below is a picture of a plaque that I received from some very wonderful friends from
Pennsylvania. I can't imagine there is a better way to say it. This beautiful and cherished
plaque says it very well.
Thank you, Marleen and Walt!
|CLICK "COOL LINKS" TO VISIT SOME OF MY
FAVORITE AND INFORMATIVE SITES
|2010 PICTURES -- PAGE 1 -- PICTURES TAKEN IN EARLY 2010
2010 PICTURES -- PAGE 2 -- PICTURES TAKEN IN JULY AND AUGUST 2010
2010 PICTURES -- PAGE 3 -- PICTURES TAKEN IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2010
|2011 PICTURES -- PAGE 1 -- PICTURES TAKEN IN EARLY 2011
2011 PICTURES -- PAGE 2 --PICTURES TAKEN FROM MAY TO AUGUST, 2011
|2012 PICTURES -- PAGE 1 -- PICTURES TAKEN IN EARLY 2012
2012 PICTURES -- PAGE 2 -- FINAL UPDATES FOR 2012