Archive for the ‘dogs’ category

Please click daily, Save a Life

November 8, 2008

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

Mark Twain (1835 – 1910)

Please support the following sites, it doesn’t cost you a penny, and you can be saving lives!!

The Animal Rescue Site focuses the power of the Internet on a specific need — providing food for some of the 27 million unwanted animals given to shelters in the U.S. every year. Over 10 million animals are put to death every year in the U.S. alone because they are abandoned and unwanted.

Each click on the purple “Click Here to Give – it’s FREE” button at The Animal Rescue Site provides food and care for a rescued animal living in a shelter or sanctuary. Funding for food and care is paid by site sponsors and distributed to animals in need at The Fund for Animals’ renowned animal sanctuaries (including Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Texas and The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center in Southern California), pet shelters supported by the Petfinder Foundation, North Shore Animal League, and other worthy animal care facilities supported by the foundation.’s primary mission is to provide good, healthy food to dogs and cats to those shelters who are working so hard to see that none of them go hungry – they need our help. In addition to providing free kibble to the Humane Society of Central Oregon, we’ve added 10 new shelters to the program (from Oregon to Florida!) and plan to expand the program to many more! Thanks to everyone for supporting freekibble by playing the trivia game – every piece of kibble counts!

We’re very happy to say that we’re partnering with Castor and Pollux to feed these hungry dogs and cats a very high quality, all natural kibble – a very decent dinner!



November 6, 2008

God not only sends special angels into our lives, but sometimes He even sends them back again if we forget to take notes the first time!  ~Quoted in The Angels’ Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

I always feel sad when doing custom work for a customer whose pet has died and wants a figurine or ornament made from their photo. I miss each and every one of my beloved pets as they wait for me at the rainbow bridge.I saw this poem online and had to share, what love…what devotion….

for anyone who has lost the pet they love….picture-124

My Angel
Chris S. Nail

She freezes when I touch her
So as not to stop the feeling
Of my hand rubbing
Her soft red fur
At the moment that I do stop
She turns quickly to
Look deeply into my eyes
Acknowledging my touch
Her big brown eyes
So expressive
Convey a love so deep
And a commitment so complete
She truly is
This man’s best friend
My guardian
My Angel
By my side
Through the good times and bad
Always my friend
Be I happy or sad
She loves my touch
And will sit for hours
Or as long as I want
To share the gentle caresses from my hand
As she has now grown quite old
And lost most of her hearing
I am again amazed by her
Thoughtful act of love
As I lay sleeping in my bed
She lies against both the bed and my wheelchair
So as not to miss
My slightest stir
And when she feels the movement
As the bed shakes or the chair
She turns to see
For what she should prepare
Am I turning for another round of sleep
Or is the insomnia taking its toll
In which case the comfort of a friend
Is always welcome ~ and you bet she’s there
If it is time for me to get up
She gladly follows with me
From room to room she moves
Tirelessly without despair
Always ready if I need her
Always ready if I want her
My Angel is anxious
To be with me anywhere
For she truly is
This man’s best friend
My guardian
My Angel


My Shannon Angel

dog show

October 6, 2008

Totally off topic,  no sculpting this weekend Instead I had fun with dogs.  I had a busy weekend, as I was helping out at a dog obedience trial, in Orlando. I really enjoy helping out and seeing what all the great dogs and trainers can do.No, my dogs weren’t being shown, as neither of them are ready for it yet, but it is a lot of fun. I train at the Orlando Dog Training Club, 2 nights a week.

“ORLANDO DOG TRAINING CLUB, INC. is a not-for-profit organization and an American Kennel Club (AKC) sanctioned club.  For over 50 years, ODTC has been helping Central Floridians learn how to care for, feed, and train their dogs to make them more acceptable in the home and in public.  All dogs are welcome whether they are purebred or mixed breed.  ODTC offers a variety of dog activities to meet your particular needs.’

I help with the puppies as well as train my own dogs,

These are mine, a Siberian Husky and a Border Collie.

In case anyone is interested in training, please see the above website for schedual of classes.

Ok, Now to work I go… time to make the ornaments…..