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I’m an advocate for pet adoption. Shelter or rescue? Take your pick.

As far as senior pets go? I hear people comment – Oh I couldn’t do a senior pet.

We’d only have a couple more years with him/her.

How fair is that?

For the senior?


Just, stop it.

I’m feeling frustrated with how the senior pets get passed by. So I’m getting on my soap box. Are you listening?


When I am old and grey,


my step might be slower,


I may not hear as well,


I many not see as well,


I may not feel as well.



My love will be the same,


My devotion will be the same,


My appreciation will be the same.


My heart and soul are grateful,


for all that you have done and do…

When I am old and grey.



By – Bridget of Linked Souls



My heart goes out to all the senior animals.

The ones we love,


And the one’s we’ve lost.

Buddy (RIP)

Did I only have a few years with you?

To do it again…


I would not pause.

You’ll cross that bridge,

Milly (RIP)

I will feel you from above.

I don’t care what species,

Gus (RIP)

You are forever in my heart…

My heart,

Left in pieces.

– Lisa Tucker

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Meet Katie


My email to Scott at work 2/21/13: (no subject) Don’t freak out but I have a little Cocker here that Shorewood is taking.

His reply: Why?

To make a long story short, I’m apparently known as the Cocker Queen at the vet clinic I used to work at so they called me about an owner surrender.

I’ve known Katie for quite a while and had even mentioned to the owner a couple times in the past that if they ever needed to find a new home, well then…

Anyway, because of financial difficulties…here we are.


With all the surrender paperwork in order, I brought Katie home. Unfortunately she was an overweight, stinky mess. Both, body wise and ears.


But I love makeovers!

So this was a Thursday night. Scott was going to take her to an event Shorewood was at on Saturday.

We have 3 Cockers already.


Do I want a 4th dog in the house?

By Friday night I felt a tugging in my heart. I’ve know Katie for years, I’d really like to foster her and get her to a healthy weight, get her ears healthy and she just seemed to settle right in and what’s one more dog and she really lights up when Scott walks into the room and I really want to get her groomed properly so she looks like a Cocker and not a Beagle and…


Wasn’t really counting on the destruction from Gunner here though. Uhm…you have my attention now Gunner. Don’t worry Mama loves you the most. (you have to tell them stuff like that ya know)

…ok where was I? Oh yes, well I get home from town Friday night and say to Scott Hey what about us fostering Katie? We know she will go on the rescue site when she’s ready.

He was all for it. Because…


he lights up when Katie enters the room, too.


I come home some days and he has to show me the photos he’s taken of her.



So here we are almost 1 month later. In love with our first foster. How hard is this going to be to give her up when the time comes?

Shorewood Cocker Rescue really does need foster homes and I do feel that they will approve a wonderful family for her.

They approved us, right?

So one day Katie will be on the available dogs page. With some awesome photos of her.


*One used squeaky squirrel included

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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