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Kingie, Mina and Gelly... pooches

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Urgent! Gorgeous Aussie/Border Collie mix needs loving, active home

Hi scoopers...

I have lost my job as a consultant at the lab (quite unexpectedly due to a reorg in the environmental program!) and will be moving in about 6 weeks... I am looking for a loving, active home for my beautiful girl Angel... a blue merle Aussie with maybe some Border collie too... she's a little taller and longer than a pure bred Aussie, but looks just like one.


She is very beautiful... the first thing everyone says when they see her is "Wow! How beautiful!"…


Posted on November 28, 2011 at 2:42pm

Steven Kotler of Rancho de Chihuahua rescue in Chimayo - tonight 6-8 at Santa Fe Complex

May 11, 2011 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Think you know dog?  Think again.

Do dogs believe in God? Do they have mystical experiences? Science has taught us some pretty curious things about four-legged companions lately and the answers to these questions are just the beginning. In the past 30 years, researchers have turned much of what we thought we knew about dogs on its head, along the way upending quite a few assumptions about our own species as well. For example,…


Posted on May 11, 2011 at 5:05pm — 2 Comments

Two Pit Bulls RESCUE Chihuahua

Just had to share this story... we need to spread all the good news we find about this breed... since the media tends to highlight only the negative.... I wouldn't trade my big guy (rescued form the highway in Pojoaque 2 years ago) for anything in the world... like Way... he failed his temperament test and was put on death row when I was able to set him free... one of the best and smartest dogs I've ever had... such a great, happy temperament... he was just scared in the shelter environment...… Continue

Posted on November 17, 2010 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

Anybody ever built an agility course?

Hi! This is my beautiful Mina... a pit bull/greyhound mix who has asked for her very own agility course!

She is quite the athlete (she LOVES to run and looks just like a greyhound when she does...) and a wanna be gymnast!

Before I made the post n' rail fence higher in my back yard, she would repeatedly jump over it, run back around, jump again, run back around, repeat, repeat, repeat... going faster and…


Posted on February 7, 2010 at 9:47pm — 8 Comments

SPCA's Operation Baghdad Pups brings home Penny...

The SPCA has a wonderful program called Operation Baghdad Pups... born of the pleas of a US serviceman for help in rescuing a Baghdad dog when his company was leaving the city. The dog had become very special to the unit, and its love and affection had helped them get through many, many tough days in Baghdad... the soldier couldn't think of leaving the dog behind. And the SPCA came through, sending staff and working with airlines to achieve the… Continue

Posted on January 26, 2010 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

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At 8:38pm on March 23, 2010, Renata Marie Vestevich said…
Hello Caril,
Thank you...The words seem very simple but they carry with them all my appreciation. When I wrote Grant Me My Final Wish I had people exactly like you in mind, those who would value the book and utilize it the way you have.

Once again, thank you very much. I hope we'll meet in person some day. Until then, sending you a big cyber hug. Till the next...Renata
At 6:44pm on March 10, 2010, Renata Marie Vestevich said…
Hello Caril,
Just returned from Chicago and am pretty whipped, but wanted to let you know that I am happy to send you two books to share with your mom and cousin. I do, however, need you to provide your mailing information. Please email it to me at:

I'll respond to some of your other comments in another message within the next couple of days. Have a restful evening! Till the next....R.
At 5:26pm on March 9, 2010, Renata Marie Vestevich said…
Hello Caril,

Thank you very much for your kind words about my book, Grant Me My Final Wish. I just read your comment on Ben's post and I am so touched. Since I was a little girl, I've had a deep love for animals. My five sibblings and I grew up with wonderful dogs, two German Shepards and a cocker spaniel, who were a big part of our family. Unfortunately, due to my business responsibilities and extensive travel schedule, I currently do not own any pets.

I I especially respect people who make a point of stressing the importance of all animals in our lives and admire Jackie Reyes for her efforts in finding a home for Pema. I, and a few of my immediate family members, are enthusiastic supporters of animal rights and I will share this blog with them, as well as with many of my friends and clients who share our passion.

I would love to send a complimentary copy of my book to both you and your mother. Please feel free to email your address to me and I will have them sent to you. My email address is:

I am preparing for a business meeting in Chicago tomorrow morning and must get organized, but look forward to communicating with you again upon my return.

Thanks again, Caril, for your support. Till the next...
At 10:35pm on February 4, 2010, Jessica O'Donoghue said…
Yes, Caril, I have 3 others. Spirit, a Mastiff, is almost 10, Tricks, a chihuahua, is 13, & Benny, another Chihuahua is 15 1/2. Spirit has been with us the longest coming up to 2 years. Moose was our foundation & we lived with him for 6 years. He was also the youngest at age 8. Unfortunately both Benny & Spirit are having health issues this week & have to go to the vet tomorrow. Wish us luck?
At 12:24pm on February 4, 2010, Pamela said…
At 1:20pm on February 4, 2010, Pamela Cronan-Maddox said… Hi Caril!

Thanks so much for the welcome!

Labs indeed are soooo very special. Cody travelled everywhere with me....he was literally my shadow. I have had dogs my entire life and each special spirit occupies a tender place in my heart. With Cody, I had to say good-bye to him....release him and send him to Rainbow Bridge. It was my first experience with Euthanasia and I still have not recovered. I have been volunteering at our shelter in Los Alamos to help heal my heart. I believe I am ready to adopt another.

Thanks again for the welcome!

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At 9:42am on February 4, 2010, Jessica O'Donoghue said…
Hi Caril,

Thank you so much for your kind thoughts about my Moose. I know with time it will be easier.
At 9:10pm on September 24, 2009, CindyR said…
Caril, Sorry I had to hang up with you so suddenly. Had to take that other call. Hope to meet you in person soon!! :-)
At 5:40pm on September 13, 2009, Claudia Inoue said…
Caril....Funny you would say that about adopting a little brown dog...Honestly, I've been so tired and out of it, it wasn't till this afternoon that I looked at Max and thought.....oh my, I have "another little brown dog"....
At 6:53pm on August 22, 2009, alice lee said…
Yeah, I think it's definitely an acquired taste: horse doo-doo. That's one of the best reasons I like to visit my country dog friends, Scout and Chelan; they live on a ranch with five horses! And we;always get to roam free there. Sort of like canine caviar!
At 12:23pm on August 3, 2009, Terri Jerry said…
We've already taken flyers out to campgrounds. Neigubors had spotted Jackson and Rufina on t in Apache Ridge prior to his disappearance. Now Rufina just sits outside the house and watches. I take her out every day looking for him. She'ss even get in the car now so we can search farther afield. I can email you flyer or we could meet and I could give some to you.
He could have covered mile by now. Thanks, Terri

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