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Celebrating Buttercup

I met Buttercup about 3.5 years ago. She came for her first photo with me when I did a photo fundraiser for Pete, our greyhound. She was such a sweet little girl. I will never forget her kind and gentle nature, so eager to please. She had just been diagnosed with kidney disease and she...

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  • Gretchen WasserMay 12, 2020 - 9:19 pm

    Beautiful memories and photos of a beautiful & special dog! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • KathiMay 13, 2020 - 9:06 am

    This is beautiful! Buttercup was loved very much and brought smiles to so many!   She was so lucky to have Lyndee, David and CJ to walk her through this life. ReplyCancel

  • Wendie L HerkampMay 27, 2020 - 8:17 am

    This is so beautiful <3ReplyCancel

  • Kim BaileyMay 27, 2020 - 9:10 am

    Beautiful pictures and story.  What a special dog!!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy ParrishMay 27, 2020 - 12:25 pm

    Such beautiful memories for a beautiful family. ??ReplyCancel

Celebrating Mickey

I remember the day as if it were yesterday. Our dear friend Nancy called and said “I have something I haven’t had in a long time.” She knew how much I loved the white and black greyhounds, the cow dogs. The very next day we were in the car and on our way up to...

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  • Lynn GipprichNovember 17, 2018 - 7:22 am

    This is wonderful!! I M so glad I got to know Mickey through your story here and when I talked to you on the phone- LynnReplyCancel

  • RhondaNovember 17, 2018 - 10:32 am

    I’m so heartbroken for both of you.  What a loving tribute to an amazing member of your family.  Sending hugs and prayers to help heal your broken ?.ReplyCancel

Celebrating Buddy

I first met Buddy nearly a year ago when he came to one of the mini-sessions we were doing at Nature’s Pet Wilsonville. He was the most beautiful brindle Boston terrier who truly only had eyes for his momma. And then, we saw him again when Santa Paws was in town and again when we did...

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  • Natalie Herbig SchmidtJuly 17, 2016 - 8:37 pm

    This was just beautiful!! God gives us special gifts and Buddy was one of them. He will be sorely missed and we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and love go out to you all! Xoxo auntie Natalie, Uncle Jeff, cousins Jostin & NoelleReplyCancel

  • Sarah MariscalJuly 17, 2016 - 10:20 pm

    What an amazing gift! Buddy was so blessed to have known you & I’m so blessed to know you! You’re deep love of animals shines though your stunning photography! Thank you for all of your love, compassion & support during this most difficult time.ReplyCancel

  • Marla WieferichJuly 17, 2016 - 11:03 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I know Buddy gave much love to the whole family. I’m thankful for the wonderful photographs. Love and prayers, Aunt MarlaReplyCancel

  • Gretchen KreskeJuly 18, 2016 - 12:20 am

    Sarah, I’m so sorry to hear about Buddy. Wish I could have known him. What a sweet guy he was!ReplyCancel

  • Malia StockerJuly 18, 2016 - 12:41 am

    Buddy played a big role in Sarah’s life. He was calm and loving – and always knew when Sarah needed snuggles! She couldn’t have asked for a better companion. Buddy’s big heart will not be forgotten ?ReplyCancel

  • Celso MariscalJuly 18, 2016 - 3:08 am

    Buddy changed my wife’s life forever! She was at her happiest when they were together. She loved to talk & sing to him like a son & he loved to listen. I’ll always miss our walks & playing together. He wasn’t just a pet he was our son! He’s greatly missed.ReplyCancel

  • Elaine SchmidtJuly 18, 2016 - 3:15 am

    Buddy was a blessing for Sarah He was with her at all times and I know there will be sad days ahead for both Sarah and Celso but Buddy is now in heaven. buddy was a special dog and a true companion. I know I will miss him myself and my prayers are with them. Love you NanaReplyCancel

  • Tamara BeecroftJuly 18, 2016 - 3:26 am

    Buddy was sweet, loving, sensitive and grew to be the perfect companion for Sarah. I am heartbroken he is gone so young and that Sarah and Celso couldn’t have him in their lives a bit longer. These photographs are amazing! What an adorable ham he was! I especially love the one of you and Buddy Sarah!ReplyCancel

  • Paula SmithJuly 18, 2016 - 7:19 am

    Buddy will be missed by all who knew him, especially Sarah, Celso and the rest of his close family. He and Sarah had a special bond and he was sensitive to her needs. He’s now in heaven and not suffering, but I believe he will continue to watch over Sarah. He loved Sarah as evidenced by the love he had for her that was obvious when I saw him with her. We’ll all look reward to seeing Buddy one day in heaven. Buddy, may you RIP.ReplyCancel

  • Lilly HigginsJuly 18, 2016 - 9:41 am

    Buddy truly knew how to look deep inside Sarah mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and even physically. He was in tune with her needs and guided her to safety when needed. Buddy was such a joy in her daily life. Friends and family will always love her, but Buddy dedicated his whole life to Sarah and that’s something that can never be replaced. Buddy will be missed by so many. Thank you Sarah for sharing this amazing child of yours in my life! And thank you for these amazing pictures Terri.ReplyCancel

  • Patti HardieJuly 18, 2016 - 5:27 pm

    Wow these pictures are great and the words written so sweet and heartfelt. Buddy’s life was too short, but Sarah and her family were so lucky to have had him in their lives, even for such a short time. They gave Buddy the absolute best life a doggie could ask for with lots of love, treats, walks and car rides. Lucky dog. Lucky family. He will be terribly missed ??ReplyCancel

  • Stacie Schmidt DuellJuly 19, 2016 - 1:08 am

    He was sweet and so personable, he filled hearts with a love they never knew they were missing….he was a blessing. I love you, in my thoughts and prayersReplyCancel

Goodbye my little chunky monkey mugger

I remember the day I laid eyes on her. She was the cutest puppy I had ever seen and it really was love at first sight. I knew that very moment that when she retired from racing, she had to come home to me. She had to. And so, week after week, month after month...

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  • Kristin HolenJuly 6, 2016 - 5:09 am

    Wow Terri! That is a beautiful story of your sweet girl and the many years of love you shared together! This is the hardest part of falling in love with our four legged kids! Hugs to you and Karen…so sorry for your loss, but what beautiful memories!! ????ReplyCancel

  • Krystal KraigJuly 6, 2016 - 2:25 pm

    What a life this beautiful girl has been blessed with. You and Karen have my utmost respect. I pray that there is a cure for this dreaded disease one day. Hugs to both of you.ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda ReedJuly 6, 2016 - 7:12 pm

    Thank you for sharing Minnie’s story.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Isle FryJuly 6, 2016 - 11:01 pm

    Oh I’m so sorry. Beautiful story.ReplyCancel

Celebrating Joey

I remember the day as clear as yesterday, February 29, 2004. Our greyhound Bentley has just been diagnosed with osteosarcoma and we put the word out that we wanted to adopt a special needs greyhound in his honor. Joey was waiting in the adoption kennel. His own shadow scared him and anything out of the...

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  • Kristi NewtonFebruary 10, 2015 - 5:44 am

    Oh Terri, I’m so thankful that Joey found joy and love with you and your family. We lost our whippet boy Charli to sarcoma at age 11 two weeks ago. It never gets easier does it? Run free Joey! Charli is awaiting you on the other side of the rainbow bridge.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Anne Broderick PakenhamFebruary 10, 2015 - 11:28 am

    What a beautiful tribute to Joey. My heart is aching for you. It makes me so happy to know that he was able to become a happy confident dog. Devotion and love can do wonders. Will be thinking of you.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca SandersFebruary 10, 2015 - 4:02 pm

    I’m so sorry Terri, heartbreaking. ?ReplyCancel

  • Krystal KraigFebruary 10, 2015 - 4:03 pm

    So happy for the many years of joy he shared with you and all the other babies at Greyhound Gardens. So sorry for your loss of such an amazing boy.ReplyCancel

  • Deb WestFebruary 10, 2015 - 4:18 pm

    What a beautiful tribute to a very special boy. He obviously a wonderful well-loved life…and bloomed in your care! They are never with us long enough…ReplyCancel

  • Jeni LindorferFebruary 10, 2015 - 4:41 pm

    Thank you for sharing his story. I’m so sorry for your loss, but so thankful for all that you do!ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda ReedFebruary 12, 2015 - 4:09 am

    I’m sobbing as I read this knowing how much you love your babies. Joey had an awesome life with your family. I’m so in awe of your greyhound and borzoi pack. So amazing to see them all. It’s really tough when we lose our special friends. Beautiful tribute to Joey. I’ll be seeing you soon as we have another boy in our pack needing photos.ReplyCancel

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