Published
August 18, 2010
I'm very sorry to report that our precious Dusty began her journey to Rainbow Bridge on June
28 following a very short battle with kidney failure.  Her passing was just a reminder to us that
they can go very quickly so we must give them all the love we can give them while they're here
with us.  On my previous update page, I reported that Dusty was doing so well for her age.  
Shortly after that page was published, she began to lose her appetite and the vet diagnosed
her with kidney failure.  She tried very hard to eat, but that was only because we asked her to.  
She quickly became very weak and after only a week or so, she told us it was time for her to
leave.  At the age of 18, Dusty became the oldest dog to share my life, beating Tara who went
to the Bridge at the age of 17.
Dusty will be forever missed, but her spirit will always be in our home.

Click
HERE to visit Dusty's personal page, and then click your "BACK" button to
return to this page.
Dusty a few days before leaving us.
May you forever rest in peace!
AND THEN THERE WERE
ELEVEN
REMAINING
THE JACK RUSSELLS
BAILEY  (THE MOM)
SARAH
HOLLY
JENNIE
BAILEY'S GIRLS
THE BOYS
TUCKER
RUSTY
THE DACHSHUNDS
AMBER
MAX
THE REST OF THE BUNCH
APRIL
BENJI
RENO
(Now the oldest at 15 years old)
THE NEW TENNIS BALL
BAILEY GETS A NEW BALL WHICH IS QUICKLY "BORROWED" BY RUSTY
BAILEY RETRIEVES HER BALL AND TAKES IT OUTSIDE TO PLAY.
BUT WHAT'S THIS?  RENO SEES THE BALL AND DECIDES HE WANTS
TO PLAY TOO!
THE FUN BEGINS.....
CAN I PLAY TOO?
THE BALL IS THROWN AND STOPS BY THE FENCE.
BAILEY'S OFF AND RUNNING
FOLLOWED BY NONE OTHER THAN RENO  (THE OLDEST)
(That's a lot of energy you have left, old guy!)
RENO'S COMING UP FROM BEHIND AND GAINING ON BAILEY AND THE BALL

(BUT HE'S TOO MUCH OF A GENTLEMAN TO TAKE IT AWAY FROM HER)
THE SWIMMER
RUSTY IS THE HAPPIEST BOY WHEN HE HAS ACCESS TO THE POOL
THE VISITORS FROM
MICHIGAN
K-9 OFFICER
"CHASE"
ON THE JOB
IN MICHIGAN
CHASE ON VACATION
IN
FLORIDA
SABRINA
ON VACATION IN
FLORIDA
JUST ONE OF THE BUNCH!
CANDID CAMERA
FOOD.....
GIVE ME FOOD!!!!!!!!!!
YUM...YUM...
YUMMY
FAMILY PICS
OUR DAUGHTER, SHELLY,
AND
THE TWINS
(RYLEE AND NOLAN)
SHELLY WITH
CHASE AND SABRINA
SHELLY AND ME
WITH THE BIG GUY

(I hate having my picture taken)
FINALLY, JOHN AND I
WITH ALL FIVE OF OUR WONDERFUL
GRANDCHILDREN
(Taken at Sea World)
OUR MICHIGAN FAMILY

Lindsey, June, Nicole, Jason, Cortney,
and Jeff
OUR FLORIDA FAMILY

Rylee, Shelly, Nick, and Nolan
THE VIDEOS
(CLICK THE "BACK" BUTTON ON YOUR
BROWSER TO RETURN TO THIS PAGE)
Click on the picture
to view
"Let's Play Ball"
Click on the picture
to view
"Reno Wants to Play"
THIS IS HOLLY - OUR VERY GOOD DOGGIE
FRIEND WHO LIVES IN VIRGINIA (AND ALSO
RUSTY'S DREAM GIRL).
WE RACE TO THE COMPUTER TO READ WHAT
HOLLY HAS TO SAY ALMOST ON A DAILY BASIS.
***
CLICK ON HOLLY'S PICTURE TO VISIT HER BLOG.

(Click the "Back" button to return to this page)
THE DOGS SAY
"LET THERE BE BLOGS
AND
LET THE DOGS CREATE THEIR OWN BLOGS"
*******
It has finally happened.  While the humans are
busy with their everyday lives, dogs around the
world are busy writing about everything under the
sun, the moon, and the stars (and don't forget all
those squeaky toys)
On Holly's blog there are links to other blogs written by our canine (and feline) friends.  
Apparently dogs  and cats all over are jumping on the blogging bandwagon.
Two of my personal favorites are:
The Chronicle of Woos (written by three Siberian Huskies)
and
We Three Doxies (written by "da Puddles" and her friends)
ALL THE DOGS IN MY LIFE haven't entered the world of blogging (yet).  
(Actually, Mom doesn't trust them online by themselves)  :o)
They do, however, wish to join blogger paws in the "PAWS OF PRAYER"
for all animals and their humans who are sick, injured, or in need of prayers.
We also extend our prayers for peace in the World.
PLEASE CLICK HERE
FOR THE LAST UPDATE PAGE FOR 2010

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