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How a Chow named Chelsea made life worth living
Memories of Christmas and his last family vacation
Maggie Mae—16 years of total, absolute love
The story of a Beagle and his belly.
Rest In Peace, October 9, 2009
The first hello in the morning and the last goodnight each night.
Rosie Marie and Albert Joseph were lucky in love.
Her last wishes were my first choices.
It was a match made in heaven…
From scruffy mutt to regal specimen.
Her ruffian spirit will remain with us always.
A trio of short, sweet tributes to lost friends.
Don’t we always want just one more song?
Maxwelton arrives at the Pearly Gates.
Last weekend, I wrote a letter to a special friend that I’ll never have the chance to read to him.
Remembering a good friend in verse.