Our Rescued Memorial

Magickal Attributes: Tracking skills; the ability to scent a "trail" through conflicting or confusing situations. Companionship, keen hearing, loyalty, willingness to follow through. Using intuition to find new ideas and solutions. Seeking a teacher within by going into the silence. If seen in meditation, you will be guarded from approaching danger and threats. Protection. Finding out the truth. Animal Magick by D.J. Conway

Chant
Goddess-companions, we trail the truth.
Understand our night-cries!
We guide and protect Her children.
Heed our warnings!
We sing to the Moon to show you the way
To ancient Moon magicks!
We stand at the gates between the worlds.
Follow us!
 

JULY 2008
This is Mercury, he's a gray cockatiel. Dave drove to San Diego, CA to rescue him, in 1999. He was 3 months old. The woman that raised him, was dyin', waitin' for a heart transplant. It didn't come soon enough, so we rescued Mercury. He was a funny guy, with lots of antics and also problems.
He suffered from severe "fright molts", and would drop lots of his feathers. He learned to talk and to whistle tunes, I taught him, mainly army marchin' tunes.  He never ate a lot, but always looked atad overweight. I think he had birth defects.

We still mourn Mercury, who passed away in July, 2008. We think a heart attack or massive stroke. He was fine all day, eatin', talkin', etc. When night time came, I covered his cage with his night cage cover, as I do with all the birds. An hour later, I heard him fall from his perch. He was dead that fast. He's now buried with other critters who have taken the trip across the RainBow Bridge.

 

SEPTEMBER 2008

I lost my best friend yesterday, Buttercup went down for the last time and had to be euthanized. She was 40 years old. She was 33 years old when we got her and she's been a blessin' to have. We got her in May, 2002.

Shot See 1995-2002

She's a black Labrador and German Short-Hair Pointer Mix, weighing 85 lbs. We have had her since she was 1 1/2 years old. She's now, 4 1/2 years old. My mate rescued her from death row at the Humane Society.
A very mellow disposition and the omega in our dog clan. She is the mama to our rescued dogs and is our peace maker.

Merlin 1995

A Rottweiller and German Shepard mix, weighs 70 lbs. He has been with us since he was 6 weeks old. My mate rescued him, after the owner attempted to abandon the pup in the desert. He's now 3 years old.

                                                Salsa 1998

A Chihuahua/Papillon/
indeterminable mix, about 3 pounds. My mate picked him up at the County Animal Control, after hearing about the atrocities he suffered, as a stray.

                                 Tai' Di 1998 - 2003

A purebreed (AKC-without papers) Shar Pei, not show ring quality. She was abused and over-bred by the owner/breeder. We tried to place her with another home, also a breeder, but it didn't work out for them, now she lives with us. She had several infected wounds. She lived with us for almost 4 years, when she developed cancer and had to be euthanized.

                               
Hammie She was 14 when we got her. I gave her, a 15th birthday party. She had a massive stroke, 3 weeks later and had to be euthanized. After we had her cremated




Carla has the ashes, set up as a memorial

                             Zippy -Dec 31, 2003

A border collie- greyhound mix, 1 year old. She was found in the desert as a stray and kept in poor conditions. We gave her a home after seein' the conditions, she was livin' in. She had been badly abused, then abandon. Emaciated and scared of everythin', we took her in. After spayin', we began workin' with her fears and she is really comin' around. An ideal frisbee dog and loves to run.


Jabber  He was a purbred Arabian, geldin’, 17 years old and died july, 2010 from a massive stroke. He had came from Northern AZ with the thoroughbreds and pony. He had been severely beaten in the face and head, with a log by a previous owner. He had 3 wonderful months with us, before he stroke. It was real fast. Dave walked him to the turnout area for exercise, when he squealed, fell over and shuddered then was dead.

This was Hansome Jack, a few months before he passed. He was happy, comfortable (no pain), had lots of attention, good food and company with the other horses. Had a great year and 1/2, before he went down and couldn't get up. He was euthanized in 2006 and is buried here.  

27th of April,2011
Shug, West African Dwarf goat. She was very old, crippled with arthritis and developed some tumors. She was Farrah’s pen mate for the last year and a half.

27th of May,2011
Paleface, a Labradoodle, we had since she was 5 weeks old. Her littermates had died of parvo, when under the care of a foster. She was the only one that survived. The vet thinks she died of Valley Fever. She was 7 years old.

May,2011
Squirt was a Bearded Dragon. We had since she was about 4 inches long. The owner was gonna kill her cause she had been born without a foot, so he couldn’t sell her. She was friendly. We had been doctorin’ her eyes and mouth for an infection for about 2 months, but she had somethin’ else wrong that caused her death.

June 2011
Sweetpea (More info here)
She was around 17-19 years old, blind and on predison and tramadol. We knew it was comin’, but it’s always a shock.


Sweetpea was found dead in her pen also in 2012, after years of battlin’ mastcell turmors and then blindness. She became so sick that we had to help her to her feet, the last few weeks.

Farrah was humanely euthanized yesterday, after her condition deterrated so much that she no longer could get up.

 


 

She lived 2000-2011
Kali
, a female Yorkie-Bichon Frese mix we had was an owner surrender at 1 year old, after being neglected and having two litters, sired by her brother. . Stayed beside me always and I shall miss her most of all. She was my little companion and if I felt sick that day she was always beside me to tell me "Its alright mama I am here with you.

We gave her 11 wonderful years, and she gave us more.
I will see you again my little girl when I get to Rainbow bridge be sure to be there for me when I cross over.


Charity, the 2 year old thoroughbred ex racehorse was euthanized January, 2012. After we found out that she had rotated coffin bone in both front hooves and a fracture above the right one.


Willy was the pen companion of Neevis
and was found dead in the pen, December, 2011, unkown cause. He was about 12 years old.

Snakewoman was euthanized February 2012, after findin’ out that her immune system had completely shut down and her body was full of bacteria. She was 29 years old.

Hope, she developed Wobbles Disease from an injury to her vertebrae in her neck and after treatin’ her for months, had to be euthanized, in 2012.


Thunder  Oct 2012
at 1 years old. He was about 4 years old when he had to be euthanized. He had a short life
.


Bear Nov. 2012
She was the sweetest of all the dogs we’ve ever had and sure could change your mind about pit bulls.


 



We work with  other rescue shelters too. We are proud to say that we are part of the  Best Friends' Arizona Network.

Each dog has special talents and all are in varying stages of trainin'. The trainin' varies from obedience and service, to tricks and playtime, using a combination of techniques, which is determined by the personality of the dog. Trainin' is done with various treats, clicker, praise and just plain huggin'. Groomin' and good nutrition is essential. Exercise and play are very important to their development, bonding, etc. Consistency and routine are important to all critters.

 Here are some books that I use a lot.

Dog Language: An Encyclopedia Of Canine Behavior by Roger Abrantes
Living With More Than One Dog by Carol Cronan
Don't Shoot The Dog by Karen Pryor
The Complete Idiot's Guide To: Fun and Tricks With Your Dog by Sarah Hodgson
Teamwork: A Dog Training Manual For People With Disabilities
by Stewart Nordensson and Lydia Kelley

Some sites to visit

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Pet Jam

Animal Poison Control Center

Vet Info


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