October 31, 2013

Happy Halloweenie!

Happy Halloweenie everyone!  I don't have much to say...so I'm just going to leave you to bask in the cuteness of my furkids (and a few of my friends furkids too)!

Paisley makes an adorable little pumpkin

Meadow is a sweet leprechaun

Beckett is a rockin' pumpkin (Brady vetoed his halloween costume...but I'll try and instagram it later!)

Poppy as Yoda

Camille is embracing her inner punk

Scooter is a fan of Duck Dynasty

What are your kids (human and/or fur) dressed up as this year?


October 29, 2013

So I Started A Dachshund Rescue...

Many of you followed along as I adopted Paisley and Brady.  Then I got involved with the rescue I adopted them from.  However, I did not agree with the way business was being conducted and parted ways with them early last fall.

After some time away from rescue...I realized that helping dogs is something I can do, and do well to make a difference in the world around me.  That sounds cheesy, right?  I know, I know. Cheesy, but *true*.

Along with some people that I adore - we started our own rescue this summer!  It's been a labor of love!  Little Paws Dachshund Rescue pulls dogs from high kill shelters and puppy mills and adopts to families from FL to MA. We'll expand west as our support system grows. We are 501c3 (non-profit) pending and have our first fundraising auction starting 11/1.

You can find us on Facebook (with a whopping 2,300+ followers! sorry...had to brag a little.), Twitter and on our newly created website! Swing by on Facebook for Halloween and see our costume parade - dachshunds have an appreciation for "halloweenie".  :-)


October 22, 2013

Saying Goodbye to Cindy

Hey there...sorry I've been gone so long.  I promise that I'll be back permanently and be a good girl that actually posts. I've missed you all. :-)

However, today, I need to say goodbye to someone.

Today, Cindy passed away after a long, brave fight with cancer.  Cindy is my cousin Jeremy and Kendra's mom.  She was smart, and sweet, and loved her kids fiercely!

I will always remember her love of horses, dogs, painting all the girls nails and playing with their hair.

We all knew that this was coming...but I don't think anyone anticipated it happening this fast.  I mourn that she will never get to see her kids marry and have grandchildren, but take joy in knowing her utter delight that Kendra became a nurse & that Jeremy will be a history teacher.

It was only three years ago that my mom was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer; fighting for almost a year to win her battle with this nasty disease.  I so wish that Cindy could have won her fight as well.  I know she'll be looking down on her kids, her friends and extended family - wishing them happiness, love and comfort.

You will be missed Cindy... by so many people.

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