Thoughtful friend & gift giver Lillian wrote: "Domino's beena companion to (my friend) Wallas for the past 15 years. They had a very
special bond and I know he misses her dearly. This portrait will be a special
reminder to him of all the memories they had."
Then later: "I love it Shelly. You have no idea what a powerful
gift you have to capture the essence of your subject."
(dog) was abandoned at my parents farm, which had been a drop off point for
unwanted pets for many years. Unfortunately both parents had passed so there
was no one to rescue Abby, but my brother in law checked on things and called saying
there was a black lab puppy left there. We had just lost our dog, it was a
perfect fit. That's been 10 years ago now. Abby was about 4 months and so very
Friday (cat) was a baby when he came to live with us. We had a pet sitter
that didn't sit and so when we were out of town, our loved cat disappeared.
My husband daily, sometimes twice a day, would stop in at all the
shelters to see if our cat was there. On Friday the 13th, almost 7 years ago,
he came home with this very small kitten. Friday fit in the palm of his
hand and had been left at one of the shelters.
He was immediately adopted by us, and not having known his Mom, assumed Abby
was his Mom. We have precious pictures of Friday sleeping next to Abby. Abby
was so wonderful, never snapping or complaining, often grooming Friday. They'd
engage in "wrestling" matches, both being extremely gentle with the
other. They've gotten older now so it isn't quite the same, but Friday still
wants to snuggle as close to Abby as possible. Abby isn't as happy with it as
she once was since Friday is a much bigger cat now! They are wonderful together
and seem to understand how much they are loved." Rita
"Mandy is our very pretty chocolate lab. The
first couple years with a Lab are very trying. They chew everything. Steve lost
many pairs of glasses. Even as an adult, she gets into anything editable. This
year I had to take her to the vet for eating a bottle of Remo’s (boxers)
arthritis medication! Mandy is a pill but such a peaceful, loving
"Punkin was rescued with her brother by
Furever Friends. She's always been a very small cat. Punkin is Steve’s baby. He
can flip her on her back, throw her is the air and she does not care. She is
always close to her daddy, though any of her people are acceptable even the
other dogs and cats. She just likes being near Steve, who calls our loveable
girl “Punkin head”." BJ
"Muffin was my daughter’s cat. Our cat
Callie had kittens and 1 was a calico but that's not why we kept her, Muffin
cried so much & so loud we worried a new family might get tired of it.
Let me start at the beginning. My daughter got a kitten for her birthday –
Critter! Shortly after the kids found two kittens – Callie and a black male
(forgot his name). Critter had babies & when they were 6 wks gave them to
their new homes.The next day Callie had babies. Critter missed her babies so
much she would steal Callie’s kittens. Callie didn't seem to care. Both Critter
& Callie would lay in the box and feed whoever. But when Critter tried to
steal Muffin everyone knew as she would cry so loud! So we kept her.
When Critter died, my daughter, April made Muffin her cat. April and Muffin
were very close and Muffin was happy to stay with her mother Callie. When April
grew up & moved away Muffin stayed with us, until her passing at 16