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Abby - Forever- Loved

Forever loved- (January- 2001-August- 2012)
Barked: Tue Sep 13, '16 2:44pm PST 
way to goway to go
♥- George- P.P.Pie- *SHM*

Barked: Wed Sep 14, '16 12:04pm PST 

Graceland was the Memphis, Tennessee home of The King for over 20 years and now serves as a museum and memorial. This 17,000+ square foot home contains some of Elvis’s most prized possessions and also has a few secrets and little known facts. Here are 10 things that you probably didn’t know about Elvis’s Graceland.

Graceland is the second most-visited private home in America, with over 600,000 visitors every year. What’s the first? The White House in Washington, DC.

When you’re sitting at your dining room table and forget something in the kitchen, you have to get up and and retrieve it. Not Elvis Presley! Elvis had a doorbell style buzzer installed underneath the dining room table that would summon the kitchen staff.

Although Graceland was extensively renovated by Elvis, The King did not build or name the home. Graceland was built and given it’s name by original owners Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Moore. Graceland was named after original landowner Grace Toof – Mrs. Moore’s Aunt.

A lot of guests who visit Graceland for the first time expect to see a guitar-shaped swimming pool when they go to Graceland’s backyard. Instead of a guitar, guests are surprised by a pool in the shape of a kidney! The pool was not originally part of the property, and was added by Elvis in 1957.

How many fans do you think have seen Graceland? One million? Three million? Try 20 Million! As of late 2015, nearly 20 million visitors have been through the front door of Elvis’s Graceland. That’s a lot of tours!

Everybody knows that Elvis loved his fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches, but what they might not know is that he had a list of grocery items that were to be kept in the Graceland kitchen at all times, including cans of sauerkraut, banana pudding (made fresh nightly) and three packs of Doublemint gum.

Fans are welcome to visit Elvis’s gravesite in the Meditation Garden free of charge every day from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Other members of Elvis’s family are buried in the Meditation Garden as well.

When you walk up the main staircase in the foyer of Graceland, you’ll notice a portrait of a young Elvis hanging on the left wall. The portrait shows Elvis leaning on what looks to be a chair. It’s was recently revealed that Elvis is actually holding the rim of a bicycle!

There were many pets at Graceland over the years, and their presence still remains. Behind the closet door off the kitchen leading to the basement, various dog leashes and collars of Elvis’s dogs can be seen hanging on a peg board.

Elvis’s final resting place was actually first a crypt at the Forrest Hills Cemetery in Memphis. After an attempt to steal Elvis’s body just weeks after his funeral, he was moved to it’s current location in the Meditation Garden on the grounds at Graceland.

Read more about Graceland here: https://www.graceland.com/

Great Dane at- heart
Barked: Wed Sep 14, '16 2:50pm PST 
way to go

♥- George- P.P.Pie- *SHM*

Barked: Thu Sep 15, '16 9:46am PST 

The first thing people notice about the Rhodesian Ridgeback is usually the characteristic ridge that runs down his spine and gives him his name. The ridge reveals part of his heritage, which is a mix of European hunting dogs and African dogs who had the distinctive ridge. They also notice his strong athleticism, noble carriage, and the intelligence in his eyes. The history of the breed only adds to his allure; owners are often asked, "Did they really hunt lions?" The answer is yes, the Ridgeback was developed in Africa to corner and hold big game prey, such as lions, bears, and boar. The Rhodesian Ridgeback is dignified and reserved toward strangers. With his family, he's a quiet, gentle companion, one who's able and willing to defend his home and people if the need arises.cloud 9dogdog
Read more about Rhodesian Ridgeback here... LINK!

No pain in the brain! Do you know our brain does not feel pain. Even though brain processes pain signals, the brain itself actually does not feel pain.

The feet account for one quarter of all the human body, 25% of all the bones in the human body are down in your feet.

You burn 26 calories in a one minute kiss.

The Horned Sungem is a type of hummingbird found principally in Brazil and Bolivia, and is easily identified by its long tail, bright blue cap, black chin, white chest and small iridescent “horns” of feathers above and behind the eyes. Only the males have the iridescent horns. cloud 9

Always Playful
Barked: Thu Sep 15, '16 12:14pm PST 
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Racoon face
Barked: Fri Sep 16, '16 3:28am PST 
That dog and the hummingbird are beautiful. The story about Graceland was very interesting I have never been there.

I am a happy- boy.
Barked: Sat Sep 17, '16 6:01pm PST 
way to go
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