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Troy and Hudson's Mum Elizabeth.... it is with great- sadness.....

November 1st 2012 11:06 am
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Those of you who are friends with Troy (the Guiding Dog) and Hudson and Angel Soleil the cat will know that their Mum, Elizabeth has been seriously ill with cancer but had fought on for some time.

Sadly her husband called me this morning with the news had Elizabeth passed on Saturady morning.

He was happy that I could log into her account and pass on this news as diaries on all 3 of her pages as so many of us loved her dearly.

I can add nothing to the Diary I wrote and put on her pages except that there is a special Light on High that is Elizabeth's shining Spirit.

Below is what I oput on her pages.....

"....This is Pam, Flicka and Lucas's Mum.........(http://www.dogster.com/dogs/655533)

It is with great sadness I need to pass on the news

that Elizabeth passed away on Saturday 27th October.

She will have a Mass said and a Cremation on 10th November.

Her husband Mark who was her wonderful soul-mate and friend phoned me this morning with this sad news.

Elizabeth had the most amazing Love and Faith.

Both kept her steadfast to the very end.

Her dogs , Troy, her Guiding Dog Hudson and her cat Angel Soleil were her passions and her loves as was her music.

She and a friend as singers brought beauty and light to many with their wonderful voices.

Mark.... Elizabeth's husband will carry on loving and caring for Troy , Hudson and Angel Soleil.

There is nothing that makes it easy for those who continue to love her except perhaps the knowledge that she is secure in her Faith that they will meet again in the fullness of time.

Mark.... many will hold you close and be there for you as well.... and Troy and Hudson and Angel Soleil will help you with their Love.

Sail on Fair Winds and Calm Seas

Elizabeth . You were and always will be much loved.



I(Pam) will continue to look in to these Diaries and pass on your love and words..."


Hudson

Troy

Angel Soleil

 

John and Wesley's Visit 16th/17th September 2012

September 17th 2012 12:36 pm
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Once again John and Wesley came to visit us ! This is a wonderful third time now.

They arrived at around 6.30pm Sunday after a 960 mile drive the day before !

John is a wonderful and special soul... and this was a much looked forward to visit. Wes is a gentle boy... shy and reserved.

As most of you know Lucas is fine with folk and furs.. but Flicka has had issues we have had to work hard at. He was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT with John !!! Made me proud. It was harder thing with Wes but it went ok.

We all had time to walk and talk and eat and chat. They left for the next leg of their journey West about 11am today (Monday).

Take Care "Boys" you mean a great deal to us...see you next year....

PHOTOS here (and will be a few on our pages...)

John and Wesley's Visit

 

The Candlelighting For Our Angels Taken By Cancer. 28th- July 2012

July 14th 2012 7:13 pm
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Well....... its that time of year again.

The Canine Cancer Hero Candle Lighting at Sierra's garden in Maine will be on

Saturday July 28th @ 7:30 PM EST.

Debbie (Wyoming and Cheyenne's Mum) will be lighting for her Angel pups and for my Cleo again.

Do you think we can repeat the last 2 years ?

Folk joined in from all over the world to light 2 candles for all the beautiful Furs (dogs and cats... and any Beloved One's) at a time as close the time as possible in your time zones. Doesnt matter if its earlier or later... just light the candles ... post the pics... we try to send them to Debbies wonderful friend who allows the candle lighting to be done in her garden with hundreds of candles.

We CAN... we CAN light the world. We CAN scare away the evil shadow of Cancer... WE CAN !!!!!!

Please join us in your homes.. your gardens.. your hearts .....Two candles.... ONE HOPE

Lights to Infinity ~~ Loved to Eternity


These are links for you to see past Lightings and Pages etc

Wyoming s Page

Cleo s Page

The Candle Lighting in Cleo's Garden for Canine Cancer and for ALL loved and lost. 23-7-11

Cleo and the Candle Lighting Ceremony

2010


Canine Candle Company

2009 Candle Lighting

 

Thankyou Dear Friends !

March 1st 2012 6:50 pm
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Flicka says his secretary isnt keeping up well !!!

MANY MANY THANKS for all the love and good wishes for My Boy on his 6th Birthday(this was the date he and I decided on when he rescued me !). He is and always will be "work in progress." but he would give his life for me. He (and Lucus) are the last things I touch at night and the first things I touch in the morning. He is .. they are.. my heartbeat.. and that is something here we all understand.

So many Blessings for Flicka.... ( I tried to note all... but forgive me if I have missed anyone... let me know !)

Abby
Pogo
Spike
Rosco
DarlaMae
Rocky
Darby
Droo py
Diesel
Wesley
Petey
Pepper
Chloe
Zaidie
Riley
Ann ie
Sunny
Whitley
KallyKat
Romeo Beau
Austin & Doo
Sully & Socks
Missy & Tyler
Ebony & Ceeley
Jayden Noelani
TedEbear and Mommy
Rocky,Sarge & Abby Grace
The Family of Hershey, Van Winkle
The Family of Reba, Patches, Jimmy
The Family of Max, Jake, Lola, Perry
The Family of Checkers 1994-2009, BuddyB, Kit
The Family of Hudson CGC RN, Troy CGC, Angel Soleil
The Family of Alabaster , Chauncey, Muffin, Shula, Lucy
The Family of Moss, Tessy, Teddy, Sheri- My Sweet Angel
The Family of Sophie Claire CGC, HarleyDavidson THD, CG
The Family of Harley Diva-Girl,CGC,TD, Jazzi Danz'r, CGC,TD
The Family of Ringo, Webster, Dusty O'Puppycat *DLM*, Iris
The Family of MAIZY, ANGEL LUCY,SAMMY,PONGO, Anabel
The Family of Benji, Bella, Prada, In Memory of Princess Xena
The Family of Charlie, Abbie, Teddy, Maggie, Sam, Toto, and more!
The Family of Hershey, Kaci, Bosco (1990-2006), Bailey (In Loving Memory)
The Family of Buster, Brandy (1995-2014), Babe (1994-2005), Princess Brea, Cheerleader
The Family of KJ, Rain, Kiska Forever Loved , Banjo My Sweet Angel, Greta our Dobie Angel
The Family of Cody 1993~2010, TJ -running free at the Rainbo, Riley , Cordelia Saber ~ "Cordi"
The Family of HoneyBunny , RemoTheRed , WINston XXLP , OzzyCat, Harry , Moonshine , and more!
The Family of Copper , Harley Davidson, Lucy, Molly(Forever in our Hearts), Haro, Ashton, and more!
The Family of The Divine Miss B., Jade., Crystal, Ali Cat , Chloe , Jessie (In Loving Memory), and more!
The Family of Sandy (aka Thumper), Kramer, Kisha, Molly, Sheldon, Golden Ranger XIV (aka Stuffy), & more!
The Family of TJ, SOX, Mr. Spud - Precious Angel, Sweetie Our precious Angel, Sweet Angel DeeDee, Jeanie, and more
The Family of Sadie KCGCDS(S), Cassie *In Memory*, Sherry *In Memory*, Meesha KCGCDS(B), Jasper, Apples , and more!
The Family of Wyoming 6/21/99-3/6/11, Angel Cheyenne 11/15/95-08/06/, Radar, Wolf, Molly 5/5/03-10/29/11, Ramsey, and more!
The Family of Dozer~Our Perfect Angel,Sasha, Cheyanne-Our Sweet Angel,Lucy Kitty(Our Angel), Lily, BOB (In Loving Memory, and more!
The Family of Samuel Jacob (4/1/97-4/4/08), Mickey ,Bernadette 2/5/04 -9/25/08, ◊ Grizzly Bear 1987-2003, ◊Kodiak Bear 1988-2000, Sara , and more!

And.. Redford's MamaE for the wonderful picture !

Again... many Thanks for your love for My Boy Flicka !

 

At the going down of the Sun and in the morning... WE will- REMEMBER Them

November 11th 2011 12:53 pm
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Rememberance Day ..... the 11th hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month. Armistice Day.

My Grandad was a muleateer in WWI... survival time rated 1 week ....and survived the 5 nightmare years. My Dad was on long range penetration behind enemy lines in Burma for 4 out of the 5 years of WWII .. survival time reckoned at 2 weeks... he did 4 years.. Neither talked about the horror and the nightmares... they spoke of the comradeship and selflessness of others.

I like all of us grew up honouring the men and women who bought our freedom with their lives.. and their hopes... and their bravery. Many since have continued this sacrifice in more pointless wars.. and there have been over the centuries amazing acts of sacrifice in the name of Freedom.

Freedom isnt Free and a "Right" isnt a Right... is earned.. with a few exceptions..... and all of us.. combatant.. or non-combatant have a duty of responsibility to see these sacrifices arent in vain.

My beloved Dad died 10th November 1984 .. he was just short of his 63rd birthday ... there is always an extra bitter-sweet about this time of year.


At the going down of the Sun and in the morning......


We will Remember Them



For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon


With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.
Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.


They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.


They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.
But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;


As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

We will remember them


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

In Flanders Fields

by Lt. Col. John McCrae, M.D. (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

 

Shake ... Rattle ... and Roll !!

November 7th 2011 7:33 pm
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People have been p and e-mailing me... so this is the News !

Friday night we had another Quake.

We were 50 miles from the epicentre... Cleveland County... but we rattled and shook for around 10 seconds.

This is the earthquake fault that has been getting increasingly active for 2 yrs now.Its same one as we felt in Norman that October day last year (we have now moved to our own place as some of you know... peace and quiet.. no neighbours and 2 fenced acres!!) when I thought someone had smacked into the apartment building.

It was a real 10 second shaker Friday night... its a shallow fault.. so radiates fast been 14 plus aftershocks from it since then.... but it was doing 4.7s and many more all yesterday from early hours too. I had been following it on the USGS since early Thursday (when the 1st one hit).. and I submitted a report last night after to them. Its a record breaker for Oklahoma.. small as they go... but it can stay away if it likes !!

USGS

The dogs had been restive for 48 hrs.. !! Although its been quietly bumping away yesterday as well.. but we havent felt it.

Well... at 8.46pmCST tonight we had a small 3 second rattler of a 4.7 Nothing much... but showing the "last Hurrahs" arent over yet.

The dogs are becoming excellent Alerters !

All is Well...... Thankyou too to those asking.....

We have severe storms coming through tonight and are on a Tornado Watch ... may as well keep the adrenalin going I suppose !!

 

Visitors ! John and Wesley came to see us again !

September 22nd 2011 2:50 pm
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Visitors ! John and Wesley came to see us again !

Its amazing.. 100 days of 100F plus and today....it rained !! BUT.. we need it and it made for a nicer cooler visit !

SO...... it was SO good to see John and Wes again. They are on their way to the Grand Canyon and beyond for hiking. Most of you know that Flicka has had some big problemns we have had to work through. Meeting new folk.. and new dogs is still very hard for him. That makes the day today even more of a triumph. All went well.. and we even managed a real meet for the dogs. That.. for those who know what its been like... was more than I could have dreamed 5 years ago.

It was a wonderful visit.. and Lucas (bless my Little Alien !) was able to really have fun too... he joyfully has never had problems.. and it was so good to see HIM being able to have fun too.

Safe Journeys my friends... see you again next time round .. and John.... BE SAFE... you know what I mean !! We will be following the Journey !

 

Except from Coco Rose's Diary .. A Plea for Freedom !!

September 17th 2011 9:28 pm
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This is an except from the diary of Coco Rose..

Others have also taken up this cause.....

Feel free to copy and paste !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HQ >>>>> IS ANYBODY STILL THERE ?????????????

Please release Gizmo and Luke from the dog/cat of the week spots. It was wonderful to read all about them but now I would like to see another dog/cat honored there. For all of our pals out there please feel free to copy and paste this message and spread the word to Dogster/Catster that we would like to see Gizmo and Luke set free. FREE GIZMO (and Luke)!!!!!

 

Life is a circle ......... Goodbye my Dear Friend

July 30th 2011 2:57 pm
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Life is a circle...... one of my dearest friends in dogster died at 2pm today. Those of you who know "Geena" the Golden Retriever... it was her Mum ,Margo. Typically she didnt tell folk she had cancer.. just brushed it off telling folk other stuff so they didnt worry.

I have just spoken to her Frank at length.. he is doing ok right now.. and so is Geena. It has yet to really sink in. Again typically....... Margo wanted no fuss... the funeral is provisionally Monday (to be confirmed) . No viewing.. no flowers.. no fuss. Please.... just stop for a quiet moment and CELEBRATE her life .... she was a joy.. and is a treasure. I will miss her with all my heart. Who will I email with at 2am in the morn now......

The day in England on my trip home in March that I went to Westonbirt Arboretum... I took her spirit with me... and walked around that wonderful place "with her".She knew I was going that day .... and she said she felt me lift her spirit and take her with me.

Life IS a circle.... death hath no dominion when we CELEBRATE the jewel of Life. Just remember to tell someone you love them ... this jewel glows so briefly...

 

*** THUD ***

June 1st 2011 10:27 pm
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Comes in......sits down with a thud......wipes the tears away..... wonders how you type just how full your heart is.?


This was my day....

Last night after the stress of 6 weeks of getting to buy the house...... hurt alot.. took meds..
Didnt sleep with excitement and exhaustion.
Got up... hugged Lucas a Happy Birthday and attacked 53 emails about the house..,and Lucas birthday.
Fed the boys and walked them...
Jay and I got going on lists and phone calls to start Utility swaps.. needed to make sure Electric just carried over as it was nearly 100f today and we need A/C there. ( At the house we Closed on yesterday)
Went out.. bought boxes/tape/wrap... brought back to apt.. staggered upstairs with them.
Walked Boys.. hellish hot... Gave fuss to Lucas Bless him !
Left Boys here as we needed to go to new place and just walk the place.. do measuring....
Idiot me starts stacking fence posts in 100F.... not good idea but did stop before I got heat stroke
Panic.. that deer you saw in the pics... it lives with the horse you saw in the pics ... next door at new house .. Please please PLEASE Boys when you get here tomorrow for the 1st time BE GOOD for Mamma.
Panicing.. the grass has grown LOTS... NEED ride on mower fast... bargin with Jay. We are going Friday to order one. Will take me 2 days to mow once we get it sometime next week.
Panic.. need to start packing.
Get home at 8.30pm
Get food.. sit at computer....
Finally succeed in getting past idiot comcast server Black Pearls Mum has and get the pics to her

WONDERS WHY I have a FURTHER 45 Emials?????????????????

Ok........ Lucas has some super Loves sent to him .........

AND

FLICKA HAS AN HONOURABLE MENTION IN ADOPT 11

*****THUD*****



If you have borne with me thus far.....

Most of us have gone through bad times in our lives when we simply didnt want to wake up. We have seen cruelties that are unspeakable... ached at the death of loved ones ..... BUT........

There are times when our hearts burst with JOY and wonder at the sheer kindness and goodness of people. This was one of THOSE GOOD times.

Yesterday... finally in my life I got the dream house and land I never believed I could have

I have the love of a wonderful man that I kissed many frogs to find....and when i did find him... he was 4500 miles from my home.

I have 2 WONDERFUL rescue boys who drive me crazy sometimes but give love so UNCONDITIONAL that it leaves me humbled.

The icing on the cake.. the love and friendship I found from folk on this site ... that I couldnt have imagined.

THANKYOU isnt never a big enough word.......

P.S. Still panicing about that #$%^&* grass.... and the horse and the deer and the DOGS !!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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