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Gone but not forgotten....

Our animals are our family, teachers, friends, sons, daughters and soul mates. They open our eyes to wonder and our hearts to unconditional love and eternal devotion. The amount of love they provide us, is rivaled only by the pain with their loss, but not for one moment would we trade in a second of that love. Their time on this earth is way too short and in the blink of an eye they go from younger than we are, to being older and wiser. Their journey ends sooner than ours, but it is only because they come to this earth already more enlightened and aware than we are. They are here to help us attain our destinies and to make this journey more fulfilling.

Letting go is the hardest and most excruciating thing to do but it is often the kindest thing and last gift we can give them.
They remain in every gust of wind, drop of rain, ray of sun and breath of air.
They whisper to us in the rustling of leaves, "we are still here and will never leave you".
We will see them again some day, until then they visit us in our hearts and dreams.

In the mean time, they run in the fields and chase the butterflies, free of the frailties and ailments of this earthbound existence. When we close our eyes, and call their names they will come running.

True love never dies.


Takota was a Native American Indian dog (malamute, husky, Tamaskan cross). He was surrendered to another "rescue" at 6 months of age aand spent 7 years of his life fed 3 meals a week, eating snow, instead of getting water in the winter, and being attacked by other animals. We did everything possible to make up for it and made him an integral part of our animal family. We will miss him so very much but are relieved he is free from the constraints of his failing 14 year old body. Go run with all your friends who have passed before you sweet boy. You are so very loved sweet Takota, our gentle giant. Until we meet again. NAMASTE. February 15, 2019




Today was a good day. Today I climbed a hill and saw some great views. I played in the river and took my first real swim today. I went for car rides and looked out the window, taking it all in. I said hello to new people and goodbye to old friends. I spent today with my human family and canine soulmate by my side. Today I learned the true meaning of unconditional love in the face of unfathomable grief. I felt tears on my fur and kisses on my face. I became part of every gust of wind, ray of sun, drop of rain and particle of soil. I flew high above the ground , soaring with birds in the sky. Today I was able to breathe easily again. Today I left my earthly form and am one with the Universe.

In loving memory of Cochise, one of the kindest souls to grace our existence. A prince gone too soon.
2009- 2018



August 2018 we said goodbye to sweet Callie our Native American Indian dog. She was 14.5 years old. She was loved and she will be missed.

CallieCallie Callie


We lost Max to a brain tumor in January 2017. He was an 11 year old Wolf Hybrid.

Max Max


Winona left us unexpectedly June 9th 2015. Be free sweet girl, you were loved and will be missed.



June 10th 2015 we said goodbye to one of the sweetest boys
that we were lucky enough to share our lives with.
Surrounded by love from canines and humans we let him leave his physical body.
He was not quite 11 and it is too young.

Run free in the fields and chase the butterflies and dig up all the rocks you want.
We will see you again some day, in the mean time you visit us in our hearts and dreams.

We love you and miss you sweet boy.

Thank you for the gift of your presence in our lives.
Hurricane Katrina was an unmitigated disaster but it brought this wonderful soul in the body of a pit bull with a touch of sharpei into my life.

Austin at the Basin

Austin and Stan


We said goodbye to our foster, Trampy July 2nd 2015.
Her foster mom writes:
'About a year ago, we took her in as a hospice dog, through Long Journey to a New Beginning Rescue.
Thank you, Monique Kramer and Stanley McDonald for entrusting this kind and gentle soul to me.
I know we will be heartbroken that she has left us, but will find peace and solace, knowing that she has gone to join the rest of her family members who have gone before her.'


Saze was euthanized due to severe neurological disease in November 2014. He was a 4 year old wolf hybrid and was Cheyenne's best friend..

Saze Saze