Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Well, Dodger did not come home with us. There was nothing the vet could do. By last night he could barely stand, the back legs would not move for him. Now he lives in our hearts.
This was a favorite photo of Dodger. Silly boy blinked just like a kid would close his eyes when the camera flashes.Dodger was big, loveable and goofy.
Photos of Dodger last summer, he enjoyed being with the poodle mob.

I think Mattie was his favorite friend. This is how we want to remember Dodger, having his fun.


Shocked this afternoon to go outside and see the smoke has grown so much.
This local fire is Ash Canyon, about 30 miles away. Not sure how it started because the area was closed from any legal visitors several days before fire broke out.Neighbor just let us know the fire is out of control and burning towards Ft Huachuca. I won't say much more until reports come from authorities.

Close up with zoom on my camera.Ash Canyon has beautiful old growth oak trees and is a populated area. Not much news about this fire is coming out, maybe more on tv tonight.

Diving into a new quilt project today. Mules & Burro focus fabric with western prints to frame. This will be a comfort quilt for a neighbor that is ill. The family has mules and burros, some abused rescue and a couple of saddle mules. Mule critters have always fascinated me. She loves them so very much.

This is the pattern I chose to show off the focus fabric - "One Patch Frame" from the book "Block Explosion" by Cindy Casiato's. Wanted a throw size quilt so the blocks will be smaller at 14 inches instead of 18. The project should finish quickly. Now I wish I had been practicing on my HandiQuilter so a nice panto could go on as a great finishing touch.
Almost forgot- one more chick hatched early this morning, tiny and brown, so small it must be one of Frizzies chicks. The other brown chick is lots bigger than bantam babies. Photos later.


  1. So very very sorry to hear about your puppy..Hang on to those lovely memories... You are such a special person to take in those animals and think of others even though your own heart must be sad at the moment.. Stay safe..

  2. You did prepare us by saying that Dodger probably wouldn't come home with you. But we always hope for that miracle. Always remember the happy times.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. I am very happy for Dodger because you have him a wonderful home the last years of his life.

  4. As much as it hurts, you did the kind thing for Dodger, and now he's running around @ the Rainbow Bridge with the rest of our furbabies, all frisky and happy and pain free. RIP Dodger - you were a lucky boy to have been so loved.

  5. I'm so sorry to hear the news about Dodger and send you this poem. I don't know who the author is but it says it all, I think.

    The Last Battle

    If it should be that I grow frail and weak
    And pain should keep me from my sleep,
    Then will you do what must be done,
    For this -- the last battle -- can't be won.
    You will be sad I understand,
    But don't let grief then stay your hand,
    For on this day, more than the rest,
    Your love and friendship must stand the test.
    We have had so many happy years,
    You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
    When the time comes, please, let me go.
    Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,
    Only, stay with me till the end
    And hold me firm and speak to me
    Until my eyes no longer see.
    I know in time you will agree
    It is a kindness you do to me.
    Although my tail its last has waved,
    From pain and suffering I have been saved.
    Don't grieve that it must be you
    Who has to decide this thing to do;
    We've been so close -- we two -- these years,
    Don't let your heart hold any tears.

  6. You are in our thoughts and prayers. It is so tough to lose any of our babies. Hugs and hugs and hugs. You gave him the love he needed and are such a special person. I know he is grateful for all you gave him. He is with Paddie and Molly now and playing in the clouds.....