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I've been blessed with having pets most of my life. To me, there is nothing more fulfilling than coming home after a hard day to find your pet there waiting for you. The only thing they want from you is food and love (in that order). I decided to create a page in honor of all the pets I have owned. They have made my life a lot more worthwhile.




If it should be that I grow frail & weak,
and pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done,
For this last battle can't be won.

You will be sad-I can understand,
Dont let your grief then stay your hand,
For this day, more than rest,
Your love & friendship stand the test.

We've had so many happy years,
What is to come-can have no fears,
You'd not want me to suffer so,
When the time comes please let me go.

Take me where my needs they'll tend,
Only stay with me to the end,
and hold me firm & speak to me,
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time you too will see,
It is the kindness you do for me,
Although my tail has lost it's wave,
From pain & suffering I've been saved.

Don't grieve that it should 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.

Smile, for we've been together for a while.



Famous Dog Quotes

"If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise"

"Some days you're the dog; some days you're the hydrant."

"Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about puppies."
--Gene Hill

"In dog years, I'm dead."

"To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs."
--Aldous Huxley

"A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down."
--Robert Benchley

"Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that's how dogs spend their lives."
--Sue Murphy

"I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves."
--August Strindberg

"No animal should ever jump up on the dining room furniture unless
absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation."
--Fran Lebowitz

"Ever consider what they must think of us? I mean, here we come back
from a grocery store with the most amazing haul--chicken, pork, half a
cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!"
--Anne Tyler

"I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult."
--Rita Rudner

"My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to 99 cents a can. That's almost $7.00 in dog money."
--Joe Weinstein

"If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have
known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons."
--James Thurber

"You enter into a certain amount of madness when you marry a person with pets."
--Nora Ephron

"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful."
--Ann Landers

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."
--Robert A. Heinlein

"In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone
should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him."
--Dereke Bruce, Taipei, Taiwan

"Of all the things I miss from veterinary practice, puppy breath is one of the most fond memories!"
--Dr. Tom Cat

"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."
--Ben Williams

"When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem."
--Edward Abbey

"Cat's motto: No matter what you've done wrong, always try to make it look like the dog did it."


"Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail."

"No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does."
--Christopher Morley

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself."
--Josh Billings

"Man is a dog's idea of what God should be."
--Holbrook Jackson

"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person."
--Andrew A. Rooney

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his
life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the
last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such

"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite
you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man."
--Mark Twain

"Things that upset a terrier may pass virtually unnoticed by a Great Dane."
--Smiley Blanton

"I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts."
--John Steinbeck


My Pet Links

HelgaCam....see what Helga the dog's doing right now!!

The couch surfing Welsh Terrier

Some good pet info for kids and adults

Drivers License for pets and pet links


** Things We Can Learn From Dogs **


Never pass up an opportunity to go for a joy ride.
Let fresh air & wind on your face be pure ecstasy.
When loved one's come home, always run to greet them.
When it's in your best interest, practice obedience.
Let others know when they've invaded your territory.
Take naps & stretch before rising.
Run, romp, & play daily.
Be loyal.
Never pretend to be something you're not.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by & nuzzle them gently.
Thrive on attention & let people touch you.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
When you're happy dance around & wag your entire body.
No matter how often you've been scolded, run right back & make friends.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.


Thoughts On Cats

"Never try to out-stubborn a cat."
Lazarus Long

"There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast."

"Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow."
Jeff Valdez

"As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat."
Ellen Perry Berkeley

"Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later."
Mary Bly


"Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel.
True, and they have many other fine qualities as well."
Missy Dizick


Laws of Catdom

1 - Law of Cat Inertia

A cat at rest will tend to remain at rest, unless acted upon by some outside force - such as the opening of cat food, or a nearby scurrying mouse.

2 - Law of Cat Motion

A cat will move in a straight line, unless there is a really good reason to change direction.

3 - Law of Cat

Magnetism All blue blazers and black sweaters attract cat hair in direct proportion to the darkness of the fabric.

4 - Law of Cat Thermodynamics

Heat flows from a warmer to a cooler body, except in the case of a cat, all heat flows to the cat.

5 - Law of Cat Stretching

A cat will stretch to a distance proportional to the length of the nap just taken.

6 - Law of Cat Sleeping

All cats must sleep with people whenever possible, in a position as uncomfortable for the people involved as is possible for the cat.

7 - Law of Cat Elongation

A cat can make her body long enough to reach j ust about any countertop, that has anything remotely interesting on it.

8 - Law of Cat Acceleration

A cat will accelerate at a constant speed, until he gets good and ready to stop.

9 - Law of Dinner Table Attendance

Cats must attend all meals when anything good is served.

10 - Law of Rug Configuration

No rug may remain in its naturally flat state, for very long.

11 - Law of Obedience Resistance

A cat's resistance varies in inverse proportion to a human's desire for her to do something.

12 - First Law of Energy Conservation

Cats know that energy can neither be created nor destroyed and will therefore use as little energy as possible.

13 - Second Law of Energy Conservation

Cats also know that energy can only be stored, by a lot of napping.

14 - Law of Refrigerator Observation

If a cat watches a refrigerator long enough, someone will come along and take out something good to eat.

15 - Law of Electric Blanket Attraction

Turn on an electric blanket and a cat will jump into bed at the speed of light.

16 - Law of Random Comfort

A cat will always seek, and usually take over, the most comfortable spot in any given room.

17 - Law of Bag / Box Occupancy

All bags and boxes in a given room must contain a cat within the earliest possible nanosecond.

18 - Law of Cat Embarrassment

A cat's irritation rises in direct proportion to her embarrassment times the amount of human laughter.

19 - Law of Milk Consumption

A cat will drink his weight in milk, squared, just to show you he can.

20 - Law of Furniture Replacement

A cats desire to scratch furniture is d directly proportional to the cost of the furniture.

21 - Law of Cat Landing

A cat will always land in the softest place possible.

22 - Law of Fluid Displacement

A cat immersed in milk will displace her own volume, minus the amount of milk consumed.

23 - Law of Cat Disinterest

A cats interest level will vary in inverse proportion to the amount of effort a human expends in trying to interest him.

24 - Law of Pill Rejection

Any pill given to a cat has the potential energy to reach escape velocity.

25 - Law of Cat Composition

A cat is composed of Matter + Anti-Matter + It Doesn't Matter.

26 - Law of Selective Listening

Although a cat can hear a can of tuna being opened a mile away, she can't hear a simple command three feet away.

27 - Law of Equidistant Separation

All cats in a given room will locate at points equidistant from each other, and equidistant from the centre of the room.

28 - Law of Cat Invisibility

Cats think that if they can't see you, then you can't see them.

29 - Law of Space-Time

Continuum Given enough time, a cat will land in just about any space.

30 - Law of Concentration of Mass

A cat's mass increases in direct proportion to the comfort of the lap she occupies.

31 - Law of Cat Probability (Uncertainty Principle)

It is not possible to predict where a cat actually is, only the probability of where she "might" be.

32 - Law of Cat Obedience

As yet undiscovered.


"Rainbow Bridge"
Author Unknown

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has
been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to the Rainbow Bridge. There are
meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There
is plenty of food, water, and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who have been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who
were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in
our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for
one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left
behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops
and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; his eager body begins to
quiver. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs
carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling
together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your
face, your hand again caresses the beloved head, and you look once more into the
trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together . . .



Another Rainbow Bridge Poem...

inspired by a Norse legend

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of man and woman do run,
When their time on earth is over and done.

For here, between this world and the next,
Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
On this golden land, they wait and they play,
Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.

They romp through the grass, without even a care,
Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.
All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,
Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.

For just at that instant, their eyes have met;
Together again, both person and pet.
So they run to each other, these friends from long past,
The time of their parting is over at last.

The sadness they felt while they were apart,
Has turned into joy once more in each heart.
They embrace with a love that will last forever,
And then, side-by-side, they cross overů together.



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Other Pieces of this Website

Hurricane Katrina Aftermath
Various photos detailing the after affects of Hurricane Katrina

The Tammany Trace
Pictures from a rails-to-trails bikebath in St. Tammany Parish

Dauphin Island
Pictures from a little piece of paradise in the Gulf of Mexico

A Woman's Retreat
A place I've set up to celebrate women

Pictures of My Bayou
The beauty of Bayou Liberty

A tribute to children
They grow so fast!! I've created this page to remember how sweet and pure children really are.

Patriotic thoughts
Something I started right after 9-11-01 and want to continue to add to...

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Writings that have inspired me and help me when I'm feeling blue

My Quit Smoking Links
Links to places I've found that have helped me "keep the quit" for over 7 years now.....

Herb/vitamin page
Information on the nutritional and medicinal uses for a variety of herbs. Links, too

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