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Monday, April 27, 2009

Gracie & Angus

Gracie on her couch with her big brother Angus enjoying a sunny Easter morning.

Gracie pulled the tag off of her Easter egg. That's ok, the Easter Bunny brought one for each of her other three brothers. She can always give that sad look to any of them and they will give her their toy.

Gracie's Easter Egg

Happy Spring Everyone. Gracie wanted to eat this Easter Egg, a nerf like toy, but I wouldn't let her. She likes to injest all kinds of toys and things made of material like her mom's socks. Thank you for saving Gracie and for letting us share her life. We are truly blessed. She has been a light in our lives.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

A Total of Ten

Wow- the playdate was a HUGE success. We had a total of 10 Ridgebacks- representing 4 different states. The amazing thing was how wonderfully they all just got along. Not a snarl or growl between them- just another way we can learn from our dogs!

I hope you enjoy the photos of Roadie, Logan, Harley, Rock, Brodie, Murphy, Hudson, Coleman, Champ, and Sadie. A total of 6 of the RRs were rescues- of those, 3 were former RRUS dogs!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Common Bond

Here are three families who would have little chance of ever meeting without the common bond of RRUS.

We met in a New Orleans restaurant for dinner. Good food and great company! Can you guess what we talked about? RIDGIES!

Thank you RRUS for saving the dogs that we all adopted and also for choosing our families as their forever homes.

We hope to get together again someday- sooner rather than later.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Come on Down!

Hey Everyone,

I realize many of you live too far away to join us this weekend but I thought I'd let everyone know about a fun filled day at the dog park.

A group of Ridgebacks and their owners are meeting in Pensacola, FL on Saturday, April 18th at the Bayview dog park for a play date. We are all trying to get there around 2 PM and will stay until the dogs are tired! The weather is supposed to be nearly perfect- highs in the low 70s and low humidity (that's relative of course- anything under 90% is good around here!).

If you can't make it, we'll miss you. Of course everyone will have a camera. So don't worry- you can enjoy the fun through the photos.


Monday, April 13, 2009

Loving Up Clifford at Easter!

Easter morning - Clifford getting loving from Analise and "Uncle Joe!"

RR Security Guard - DUKE!

I love guarding my yard! Do I look trustworthy?
Duke, the Guard Dog!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

New Pics

I was laid off last week, so I have tons of time to take and upload dog photos now! These are all from today.

Monday, April 06, 2009


Well its been almost 3 and 1/2 months since we adopted Shady from RRUS and there hasn't been a dull day in there. Shady really likes to keep things lively, especially when he feels that everyone has settled down a little too much. His favorite way to liven us up is to grab a squeaky toy and run circles around the couch while he squeaks. If that doesn't work he likes take crunch on a 2 liter soda bottle and flip it around in the air.
Shady has also become somewhat of a connoisseur of sticks. If you try to hand him a stick he will graciously take it and drop it the minute you turn your head. However if he finds a stick that he feels is worthy he will carry it for 20 minutes on walks and runs. And if it should happen to fall out of his mouth we can't continue until he has it back in his mouth.
Shady really loves going on walks and jogs but his absolute favorite thing is playing with other dogs, and nothing wipes him out better. We are trying to teach him to be polite when he wants to go meet another canine companion and he is learning slowly but surely. He has a joy for life that can't be matched and is happy to be around us whatever we are doing, though he would rather have us be doing something active and outdoors.
We are so happy that Shady could become a part of our family and we are even talking about getting another RR companion for all of us, we think he would even happier than he is now if that were to happen.
Here are a couple of pictures of Shady playing with his new Lab/Pitbull mix neighbor Carmela.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Update on Sydney

So after a long hard fight, Sydney had to let go. It is very hard for us right now. We love this dog so much and are having an extremely hard time right now. There is nothing that does not remind us of time spent with her or something she would do. We appreciate all of your prayers and thoughts and please continue them. We have a huge void right now and need the support. We will post up more later so that everyone understands what she went through and hope that this will help if anyone else runs into the same issue. Thanks everyone that made our adoption of her possible. Thank you Sydney for the best one year and one month that we have ever had. You truly will be missed and cannot be replaced.


Brett and I adopted Sydney a little over one year ago. Kay fostered her into the most loveable dog we could imagine. Sydney draws attention wherever she goes and everyone knows her by name. She is by far the most popular dog at the dog park! She is also the only RR around our area- RR are uncommen in NOLA. She was diagnosed with IMHA- an autoimmune deficiency- yesterday morning. She is critical right now- we are waiting for her to receive a second blood transfusion today. The reason she needs the blood is because her body is destroying the red blood cells. Sydney is in the best emergency animal hospital in the New Orleans area. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Have any of you had a RR with this? If you have, please e-mail me at Thank you.