Death: My Experiences

Introduction

Hello and welcome to WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S  SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING). I’m so glad you are here and hope you enjoy what you read.

About Death

Death is a fact of life whether it be with humans or with animals.  Sadly we all will experience death at one point or the other. I have lived long enough to experience both human death and animal death. It’s amazing how humans and animals deal with death and go through the grieving process. Each person and animal takes their own time in grieving so there really is no set time that they’re done grieving. humans as well as animals will know when it’s time to move on.

Death: My Experiences – Humans

Like I said previously I lived to see human death. Between friends and family members dying it has been sad and in many cases it was a blessing that they died because they weren’t suffering anymore. But even so, I hated to see these people go.

Death: My Experiences – Animals

Animals that are pets become part of family 99.9% of the time. Those that are outside all the the time or part of may or may not be part of the family. Any pets that we had were part of our family.

 

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TIGGER ON TOP OF THE CURIO CABINET. TIGGER PASSED AWAY ON 9-11-2015.
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DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY. DAISY MAE AT 11 1/2 YEARS OLD.

From the time I was a baby up to now I had all kinds of pets. We had dogs, a Chameleon, cats and other kinds of animals. We loved our animals and hated when they left us. My family and I have seen our pets (family) die naturally, had to have put them to sleep because they were in such bad shape and we have seen our pets die naturally too. We have even seen a pet die tragically ( not because of our fault or their fault).

What Did We Learn?

My family learned that a pet can die no matter what their age is and that when you go to rescue or adopt a pet, make sure the organization is reputable and they know what your doing. If you find after asking many questions that you know more than they do that should be your first red flag and go to a shelter or rescue organization that is reputable. Always get pet insurance, Get your pet microchipped at your vet so if your pet gets lost or taken they can get in touch with you easier, Always do your research before getting a pet and so much more you need to do before getting a pet.

In Conclusion

Sadly death will eventually come for all pets and humans that can’t be avoided. However, you the owner can make your pet’s life better and maybe even helping them live longer if you feed them right, make sure they’re not obese, give them lots of love and play with them. Playing with them helps them stay fit and somewhat vital. Whether it’s a dog or cat and their attention span is like my Daisy Mae’s, practically nil. However she plays pole and makes the circle from our TV room to back to the TV room again. 

 

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Animal Bites

WELCOME

Hello and Welcome Everyone. Today I would like talk about a pet subject we don’t often talk about. Don’t know what I’m talking about. The subject I’m talking about is Animal Bites. 

WHY I’M WRITING THIS ARTICLE

Why am I writing this article? Well… I’m writing this article so others know what to do and what not to do. I hope you can learn from these experiences. Whether it’s a Dog, Cat, Snake, Guinea Pig or some other animal you really need to be careful. One thing you need to do is be alert of your surroundings, your neighbor’s pets actions and your pet’s actions. 

What do I mean? Well let me tell you my experience then I will tell you about my friend’s experiences. First my experience. 

MY EXPERIENCE

2 or 3 years ago in the Spring/Summer I had decided to go for a short walk because the sun was shining and it was a gorgeous day. That gorgeous day turned into a bad day for me, 2 of of my neighbors and 5 cats.  Let me start from the beginning. As I said previously it was a gorgeous day. I had just started out on a short walk. To say the least, I didn’t get far. 2 sidewalk squares if I was lucky. Now when I go for a walk I always look around. I try to be alert of what’s around me. Now my one neighbor had at least one big dog. It looked liked a Black Lab. I had seen it before many times. I wasn’t even close to that house so I really didn’t worry. I was looking around when I saw 2 dogs going after my neighbor. I’m thankful someone was with him or he would’ve been on the ground. Once I saw both dogs out of the corner of my eye, they were up in front of me in no time. When the dog that I thought was a Pit-Bull Mix started going after me and trying to bite then eventually did bite me, I screamed bloody murder. How loud is that? Well both my parents were inside the house and I screamed so loud they heard me. When Dad came out and saw what was going on, he came and rescued me then once he was back up on the Front Porch he took a thick piece of wood to keep the dogs away from him. Please understand, he didn’t hit these dogs with the thick piece of wood. However, we eventually found out from my neighbor two doors down that he got bit on the ankle by the one dog. I think it was a Pit-Bull mix. Anyhow his one kid rescued him. How? I’m not exactly sure. I do know his wife took a picture of the injured ankle. 

I do know called the dog person. That was useless. So Dad Called the Police. That was useless too. The policeman we got was in “vacation mode”. He was getting ready to go on vacation. Of Course he didn’t get back to us. The woman he did get to talk to well she refused to tell him what to do. Which was probably good.

This happened on Labor Day or there about on Labor Day. Do you know what’s it like to see your Dad go outside to meet everyone and tell them they have to stay on the Front Porch or stay inside. My niece and her boyfriend at the time had enough respect to stay for awhile but not as long they would’ve. They left early.

What Happened

We tried to do something but got told since we had no pictures they could do nothing. Did they come for the dogs? OH they came. In fact, the policeman that came had the nerve to get the dogs in the back of the police car then turn around and tell us the dogs weren’t mean with him. Well of course not if you have treats. I wonder what would’ve happened if he didn’t have those treats. Later on we found out the person’s name(which I will not name) and that she was a veteran. She worked 3 jobs. One of those jobs was at a bar. Sadly, we also found out these dogs killed 5 cats.(4 kittens and mamma cat). Then we found out a few weeks later that these dogs got out again and almost killed a dog. The dog was severely injured.

What Have We Learned?

1.) Don’t make eye contact(peripheral or otherwise).

2.) You must take pictures of bite on you or have your doctor or nurse take the pictures.

3.) If you or your neighbors have kids to do something you must have proof(also in pictures).

4.) Police and dog person are more interested in cases that involve minors rather than adults.(At least that was the case with me).

5.) We found out to rescue someone you can use a gun(not recommended and always use as last resort).

 

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CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S RECOGNITION AWARD!!

We haven’t given this out for a while. Well that’s on the Queen Mom Deputy Sister. She had an unexpected accident and is going through a rough time she can’t control and the situation isn’t even her fault. The best part is there’s no links. Please Note that if you’re not in this group of nominees you were either in the previous groups or you may be in the next groups. If you know anyone who deserves this award and yes that someone could be you too please let me know. Remember to accept this award you don’t have to do anything.

  1. Brian’s Home Blog

  2. Pet Vacuum Girl

  3. Sparkle Cat

  4. Speedy the Cheeky Rabbit

  5. My GBGV Life

  6. The Cricket Pages

  7. Mary J Melange By bikerchick57

  8. EEl Creek Chronicles

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Guest Blog Post: “Adopting a Pet: Do These Things First” by Crystal

via Guest Blog Post: “Adopting a Pet: Do These Things First,” by Crystal

*This post first appeared on Happiness Between tails *.

SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD

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Pets Overload has honored WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE with the SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD. Why is this award so special to Daisy Mae and I? Probably because this award is given to pet and animal blogs in recognition of a pawsome job from one pet blogger to another.

RULES:

  • You are to choose 5 pet bloggers and link to their blogs and describe why each of them deserves this award.
  • You must encourage the pet bloggers to shout out 5 bloggers themselves.
  • You must leave a comment on their blogs letting them know you’ve given them the spotlight.

I follow several good animal blogs so it’s hard to pick just 5.  Please note I will give this award out many times so if you don’t get the award this time you may get it another time. Since I will be awarding this early this month, I’ll be skipping March with the award.

MY NOMINEES ARE:

  1. Tails Around The Ranch
  • I have nominated Tails Around The Ranch because their blog is about a pawsome pooch and a the adventures of a pet therapy team. Helping pets deserves an award in my book.

2. Hands on Bowie

  • I have nominated Hands on Bowie because this pet blog is about a cat and deals with the journey of happiness and grief.

3. 4cats Blog

  • I nominated 4cats Blog because this animal blog deals with all kinds of pet issues than can come up at anytime plus I like the fact there are two types of posts and shops – English and German.

4. TWOspoiledcats

  • I nominated TWOspoiledcats pet blog because this pet blog deals with helping cats. I like pet blogs who are willing to help. Helping an animal doesn’t always mean you have to give money. This blog also deals with adopting cats and other animals.

5. The Blessing Of Animal Companions

  •  I nominated The Blessing Of Animal Companions because this pet blog deals with living with and caring for animals. This blog deals with something very near and dear to my heart – animals.

Any pet/animal blogs you want to suggest to me will be greatly appreciated. Please use the contact form below to suggest your blog or another blog(s).

 

The Supawstars Spotlight Award (January)

The 5 Pet Bloggers I’d like to honor for January 2018 are:

  1. ATCAD
  2. Easy Blog
  3. Dash Kitten
  4. SPIKE THE SCOTTISH BLACK CAT
  5. 2 Blogging Cats

If your blog hasn’t been nominated and you want your blog to be nominated or know someone who should be nominated please use the comment form below or let me know in the comment section. Now let’s start nominating some good pet/animal blogs. 

 

A MERRY MEOWY CHRISTMAS

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Daisy Mae In The Christmas Tree Box. This Was Christmas Time 2017. 

Hello Everyone, Daisy Mae here and I’m excited. Today is Christmas Day and Day 25 Of Blogmas(which is the end of Blogmas.)  I tried to do a selfie for Christmas but as you see above that didn’t work out so well.

My Christmas went well. I got to be with my family. However despite being a very good kitty all year I didn’t get everything on my Christmas list. I guess Santa Paws  just couldn’t pull it off  or he ran out of room in his sleigh.

 I asked Sister Crystal If I could help with today’s blog post since it’s Christmas Day. Can you believe my sister did a post a day? I guess small miracles do happen.

These last 24 days she’s been busy writing about different things that usually happen around Christmas and some things that might help you around this time of year. I thought it was time for me to give her some help. Isn’t that nice of me?

I told Sister Crystal I would write the blog post today and give her Christmas off to relax.

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Daisy Mae All Stretched Out And Showing Off Her Grey And White Belly.

This selfie worked out much better for me. I hope all you kitties and other animals got everything on your Christmas list. If you asked for a forever home well I really hope you got that. Every kitty and every animal deserves a forever home. I got my forever home over 11 years ago thanks to Sister Crystal and her family.

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Merry Blogmas Everyone: Day 17 – The 12 Days Of Christmas(Animal Style)

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The 12 days of Christmas is a popular Christmas song we listen to every Christmas. But did you think about The 12 Days Of Christmas(Animal Style)? I have and it’s something how animals sing this popular Christmas song. Below is the lyrics for The 12 Days Of Christmas:

The 12 Days Of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

4 Calling Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

5 Golden Rings

4 Calling Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree 

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

6 Geese a Laying

5 Golden Rings

4 Calling Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

7 Swans a Swimming

6 Geese a Laying

5 Golden Rings

4 Calling Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

8 Maids a Milking

7 Swans a Swimming

6 Geese a Laying

5 Golden Rings

4 Calling Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

9 Ladies Dancing

8 Maids a Milking

7 Swans a Swimming

6 Geese a Laying

5 Golden Rings

4 Calling Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

10 Lords a Leaping

9 Ladies Dancing

8 Maids of Milking

7 Swans a Swimming

6 Geese a Laying

5 Golden Rings

4 Calling Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

11 Pipers Piping

10 Lords a Leaping

9 Ladies Dancing

8 Maids a Milking

7 Swans a Swimming

6 Geese a Laying

5 Golden Rings

4 Calling Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:

12 Drummers Drumming

11 Pipers Piping

10 Lords a Leaping

9 Ladies Dancing

8 Maids a Milking

7 Swans a Swimming

6 Geese a Laying

5 Golden Rings

4 Calling Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

 and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

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Now that you’ve seen the 12 Days Of Christmas take a look at the 12 Days Of Christmas – Animal Style. I’m just going to list what the 12 days are from 12 to 1 unlike the above 12 Days Of Christmas.

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12 Raccoons a Drumming

11 Mice a Piping

10 Deer a Leaping

9 Cats a Dancing

8 Dogs a Milking

7 Ducks a Swimming

6 Bear a Laying

5 Bags of Animal Treats

4 Snow Birds

3 Turkey

2 Squirrels

and a Bobcat Looking for Food

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Merry Blogmas: Day 14 – The Supawstars Spotlight Award(December)

I was honored by Elise Xavier from KittyClysm in 10/2017.  This is a great site and I highly suggest you check it out.

Because I was honored I thought I’d honor some animal bloggers. Now if you don’t see your website or blog listed have no fear because this won’t be the last time I give this award out. If you haven’t received this award yet and would like to or know of some other good animal blogs you can use the contact form at the end of this post or use the comment section.

MY AWARD NOMINEES FOR DECEMBER ARE: 

  1. Pets Overload – Pets Overload
  2. Katzenworld – Katzenworld
  3. The Conscious Cat – The Conscious Cat
  4. Canny Catnip  Nook – Canny Catnip Nook
  5. Cat Chat With Caren And Cody – Cat Chat With Caren And Cody

You see it’s always nice to give this award away to 5 animal blogs that you feel deserve it. You can see the rules at SUPAWSTARS PET BLOGGER SPOTLIGHT AWARD! (10/2017) . WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) will try to give this award out monthly.

As promised I’m providing the contact form so you can  either give me your blog(s) or other blogs you think should have this award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blogmas: Day 13 – Writing A Letter to Santa Claus And Santa Paws

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🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎁🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄Merry Blogmas: Day 9 – Finding And Buying A Christmas Gift That Is With Your Budget

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This is that wonderful time of the year that we buy gifts for our friends and family. We are willing to go out and join the hustle and bustle of the season just to buy the perfect gift. Now the hard part and that’s buying a gift within your budget.  It can be done and I figured out some ways to stay within your budget. I will list some ways that can help you and I know they work because I’ve tried them.

A lot of us buy online instead of in store now days mostly for convenience sake and that is all well and good but have you ever compared the prices online to the in store prices? I have and most of the time I found that in store prices were lower. Yes I’m taking in consideration of coupons too. You see a lot of times when buying online whether it be  on “Black Friday” or Sometime Else, the prices will be different. Sure they’re supposed to be lower on “Black Friday” but are they really?  For Example, you go online find an item you want to give someone then you find the same item on the same site an hour or so later for a lower price. Even worse you find out you could have bought the same item in store for a way lower price than for what you paid. Has this ever happened to you. Let me know in the comments or by using the contact form at the end of the post. Now onto my tips for staying within your budget.

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11 TIPS TO GIVE NICE CHRISTMAS GIFTS WHEN YOU’RE ON A BUDGET

  1. Write Down The People And/Or Animals You Want To Give Gifts To.
  2. Figure Out A Reasonable Base Price For Each Person And Don’t Go Over It.
  3. Find Something The Person Will Really Like That Is Within Your Budget.
  4. If You Find That You Might Be Going Over Budget Change Your Gift(there is Nothing Wrong With Changing Your Gift).
  5. If You Find Everything You Want To Buy Is Over Your Budget Then You Can Make A Gift For Your People Who You Are Giving To If You’re A Crafty Person.
  6. Remember It’s The Thought That Counts Not How Much Money You Spend. 
  7. After You Found Gifts on Your Budget For The People And/Or Animals, Now The Waiting Begins To Get The Gifts If You Ordered them. If Not, You Can Start Wrapping If You Please.
  8. If You Found Only Some Of Your Gifts-No Problem. I Am Sure You Will Keep Looking Till All Gifts Are Bought.
  9. Another Thing I Do Each Year And Have Found It Helpful Is I Write Down On Index Cards Or A Note Pad The Names Of People And/Or Animals I’m Giving A Gift To, What Their Gift Or Gifts Are, Have I Ordered Or Bought Them And Finally Whether Or Not I Got Them. If I Haven’t Got Them I Don’t Write Anything Down.
  10. Animals Mean A Lot To Us So Like People We Over Spend. Set A Set Price For Your Cat Or Dog. Yes I Said Set A Price For Your Pet. If there Is A Pet Carrier, A Scratching Post Or A Cage For Your Dog Set It At A Price You Can Afford. Your Pet Might Get That Perfect Gift From You/Santa Paws After All.
  11. After Getting All Your Gifts Hopefully On Budget too, You’re ready To Start Your Christmas Wrapping. Don’t Wait To The Last Minute.

When I buy for my family of 11+people, I have to follow these tips. Only problem is I always go over budget with my Mom and Dad but everybody else I stay within my budget.

Now the next 2 sections will be about Cats and Dogs.

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Some good gifts for your cat are:

  1. Adoption.
  2. Cardboard Boxes.
  3. Catnip.
  4. Cat Grass.
  5. Cat Toys To Exercise Your Cat.
  6. Cat Food.
  7. A New Pet Bed.
  8. A New Blanket For Your Cat To Sleep On.
  9. Balls Of Yarn.
  10. More Catnip.
  11. A Heated House.
  12. A New Scratch Post
  13. A New Cat Tree.
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Now For Gifts For Dogs. Since Dogs and Cats are different but both like Christmas their gift list is somewhat different too. What a dog might want is:

  1. Dog Food.
  2. Dog Toys To Exercise Your Dog.
  3. A New Collar.
  4. A New Pet Bed.
  5. A New Pet Carrier.
  6. A New Crate Or Cage.
  7. A Heated House.
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Now that I’ve given you some tips to stay within your budget when you buy gifts, I certainly hope these tips help you. Happy Shopping Everyone.

 

 

 

Merry Blogmas Everyone: Day 6 – My Favorite Christmas Songs And My Cat’s Favorite Christmas Songs

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Today is day 6 of Blogmas. 19 days to go. I decided to write on My Favorite Christmas Songs And My Cat’s Favorite Christmas Songs. You read right my cat has favorite Christmas songs. I thought I would start with my cat’s favorite Christmas songs. They are listed on the image below.

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My cat told me she had some more favorite Christmas songs. they are on the images below. Does your cat or dog have favorite Christmas songs like my cat, Daisy Mae? Please let me know in the comment section or by using the contact form at the end of this post.

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Now my Favorite Christmas Songs. They are as follows:

  1. Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer.
  2. Santa Clause Is Coming To Town.
  3. Up On The Housetop.
  4. Handel’s Messiah.
  5. Joy To The World.
  6. Hark The Herald Angels Sing.
  7. Mary Did You Know?
  8. Here Comes Santa Clause, Here Comes Santa Clause.
  9. O Christmas Tree.
  10. Jingle Bells.
  11. We Wish You A Merry Christmas.

I could list more because I have several favorite Christmas Songs. What are your favorite Christmas songs? Please tell me in the comment section or contact me by the contact form I’m adding at the end of this post. Yes I’m really interested in knowing.

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Merry Blogmas: Day 5 – What Is It Like To Work Retail During The Christmas Season?

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I’m excited, I only have 20 days to go until Merry Blogmas ends for 2017. ☹☹ I’m happy I made it this far and if you’re participating and I know some of you are you should be happy you made it this far so give yourself an atta girl or atta boy.

I decided to write on What’s It Like To Work Retail For The Christmas Season?

 You see for 18 Christmas Seasons I worked during Christmas. No it wasn’t seasonal work either. I either worked full-time, part-time or part-time but worked full-time hours. I saw 18 Christmas Seasons go by until the store closed their doors in January of 2015. The stories I could tell you.

In fact, right after I started working retail I had this mother and her kids. She told me that they were on their way to the airport. She got mad at me when I told her she needed her receipt to return her items. She wasn’t happy she had to wait in line. Due to the fact it was the Christmas season there were a lot of people in line which didn’t make this woman happy either. She didn’t have the Christmas spirit despite our Christmas music and Christmas displays. She eventually went and got her receipt but it was unreadable because her one kid vomited on the receipt. She did pay cash but it went to the manager’s desk and the result is unknown. Every Christmas there was at least one Story if not more.

In the Same Christmas Season I had this elderly woman who wanted me to be her personal shopper. Had I done it for her before? Yes when it wasn’t as busy. However, this particular day it was not only busy but there were people waiting in line before her. What did I do? I took her aside and explained she had to wait her turn in line like the others and I would take care of her when it was her turn. The result? She was not happy. I asked my boss if what I did was the right thing to do and she agreed with me and she needed put in her place.

Each Christmas season the men would wait to the 23rd or 24th of December to do their shopping. They would come in and say to me she’s about your height and weight and money is no object. The result? I would take them to the most expensive sweater and show them the size I would buy if I were buying the sweater and they always walked away happy. It gave me the satisfaction to know I helped them find a Christmas gift. This happened every Christmas season. What I had to look forward to!!

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A TRIBUTE TO SHANDAR

 

DSCN0382I wrote a short poem about my dog Shandar who died. I called it A TRIBUTE TO SHANDAR.

Shandar~You came into our lives as an Alaskan Malamute puppy dog~Your dad was a champion and a Kal-Kan dog~You were the runt of the litter~You were a possible show dog~And not Expected to get as big as you got. ~ You took us for walks~You pounced on our beds and Pillows ~Chewed blankets ~ But all in all~You were a dog with a good disposition.

Shandar~You will be sadly missed but not forgotten~ You are forever in our hearts and Always be.~ Thank you for the many years of love and being our pet.~They were not only joyous~But they were also a blessing.

 

Please forgive the yellowing around the edges of this picture. On 11-9-1989, I drew this picture of my dog who passed away. I thought it was a fitting tribute to her.