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My Boys: Nicky and Niño

 Best Friends: Niño and Nicky  He was never fond of close-ups. Can you tell? My sweet little Nicky.  My little rock star. He was so sweet and tolerant of my shenanigans. My snow pup. He LOVED snow. Nicky passed away June 26, 2009. Niño followed November 30, 2009. They were both 12 years old and had been together their entire lives. They came to live with me when they were wee babies. Those were the best 12 years of my {Read More}

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I’ve loved animals my entire life. I can’t remember a time when there wasn’t an animal in my home. Their innocence, loyalty, unconditional love, and capacity to forgive amaze and inspire me. As a photographer, they’ve become my favorite subjects. As a dog mom, their well-being has let me to study holistic animal care and canine massage. Volunteering at a local shelter, writing about local animal rescue news, and creating artwork to express the joy animals bring to my life {Read More}

Remembering My Boys on National Pet Memorial Day

The second Sunday in September is National Pet Memorial Day. While I think of them every day, I’ve been spending time today remembering my Nicky, Niño and Mickey. Mickey was my best friend growing up. He was a gift from my Father when I was four years old and had chicken pox. He was my constant companion and a source of comfort when my Father passed away three years later. We had 13 years together. It wasn’t until I started {Read More}

Sweet Pea’s Story-Part 2

Sweet Pea’s Story-Part 2…(Part one can be read here.) Niño and Sweet Pea Nicky and Niño were ready to burst with excitement about this new family member. I put her in her travel cage and we all gathered on the floor. Nicky and Niño were leashed in case they got too excited…they sniffed around the cage…she followed, checking them out…Nicky lingered a bit too long and she nipped his nose. No damage done, but he learned his lesson. Niño sat {Read More}

Sweet Pea’s Story-Part 1

 (Sweet Pea’s first photo 2001) Ten years ago as I was traveling through a small Missouri town I saw a little pet store and decided to stop in. I was shocked at the menagerie in this tiny dingy store. Dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, rodents, tarantulas and a wallaby! It made me sick-the smell-the filth-the fact that these animals were living like this. Amidst the chaos sat a tiny cage with a tiny green bird perched quietly inside. She was so {Read More}

We’ve been honored with our first award!

This award comes with some conditions 🙂 1) Thank the person who gave you the award: Many thanks to St. Louis Senior Dog Project for this award! They do amazing work! 2) Share 7 things about yourself I volunteer for the St. Charles Humane Society in St. Charles, Mo.  I’m new to blogging and haven’t done much yet, but am excited to get more involved. Heartprints Pets started a few years ago as a pet party company. I’m about to {Read More}