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My Dad passed away in March 2007 just 5 days after my birthday and 3 yrs after my Mom passed. This cat had adopted my Dad and became his constant companion. Cat actually belonged to the neighbors so we never knew his name. My Dad called him Papadeaux (poopie doo). When I "inherited" the house and its contents, I decided that the name HAD to go. Being a very quiet and caring, affectionate boy, I renamed him Kiyoshi which means quiet one (in Japanese) as his quiet presence soothed my father's loneliness after my Mom's passing and brought a little bit of joy into Dad's life. Kiyoshi has been a joy for me and helps me remember every day how much a pet can bring into our lives.
I have posted all the photo's of Jesse and Frago on my Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/#!/album.php?aid=31647&id=100000864712175
Thank you all for your support and kindness.
Frago, Jesse, and Jim
James G. Violante, .
Kizzy's mom was turned over to Western Border Collie Rescue while she was VERY pregnant with 11 pups. After giving birth, her mom rejected the puppies and WBCR had to foster them. We'd lost our previous dog of almost 18 years and picked out Kizzy from the litter. She is the love of our lives at just over 1 year old now! We highly recommend using rescue groups like WBCR or shelters. If you can't adopt, consider supporting one of your choice!
THIS IS MY MIDGE,A 170LB NEAPOLITAN MASTIFF,SHE IS MY $85 BEST FRIEND/OTTOMAN/BED AND COUCH WARMER AND LOYAL PROTECTOR .I SAW HER ON PETFINDER.COM AND LUCKILY SHE WAS AT MY LOCAL SHELTER ,I HAD TO GO AND SEE HER ,WELL ,SEEING HER IN THAT COLD CAGE ALL ALONE BROKE MY HEART,AND WHEN SHE WALKED UP TO THE CAGE I GAVE HER A TREAT ,SHE ATE IT ,LICKED MY FACE AND GAVE A LITTLE WOOF, I KNEW RIGHT THEN I WASN'T LEAVING HER THERE.I COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR A MORE LOYAL FUN LOVING MIDGE ,SHE WENT FROM BEING IN THAT EMPTY CAGE TO HAVING EVERY COUCH AND BED IN THIS HOUSE ,TO COUCHES IN HER GRANDMOTHERS HOUSE AND A TON OF TOYS AND LOVE IN BOTH.
THIS IS A PICTURE OF MIDGET GETTING READY FOR HER OVER NIGHT TO GRANDMA'S.THANK YOU PETFINDER.COM AND THE ANIMAL RESCUE SITE FOR ALL YOU DO
The day of Frago and Jesse re-uniting has finally come!! Frago most certainly remeberd Jesse. Frago jumped up into Jesse's arms, licking his face, and crying while wildly wagging his tail. I have a group of photo's that I will work on getting out tomorrow. Frago, Jesse, and I ran around the back yard until we couldn't run anymore. Jesse brought home the poncho liner that he and Frago slept on the ground with and Frago just went wild rolling himself up in it. Frago is now fast asleep with a huge smile on his face. He would not leave Jesse's side for most of the evening. Jesse was picked up by his friends and now Frago is fast asleep on my bed. This is a happy day after a tough year. Thank you all for your interest again and start looking for photo's. I am not sure how to get out photo's to over two hundred well wishers, but I will get it done!!
Thank you all again!
Frago, Jesse, and Jim all together again!!
We've always had cats (adopted/rescued) in our lives, but have always wanted a dog. Finally 3 months ago, my husband and I made the decision that our family (us and our two cats) were ready to welcome in an older/calm dog. So I did some research on breeds and some looking and one day came across Camp Bow Wow in Anaheim and on the front page of their website was this adorable face looking at me. I excitedly called over to my girlfriend and read the little bio they had for Rawley. Key words, 1-1/2 years old, loves cats, doesn't bark. I was in love. I called Camp Bow Wow and told them I would be right over to meet him. I just wanted to see him. They said that I could think about it and come back. I was like, no this is love, we are going home. When my husband came home that night, he came home to a dog, a crate, toys, two annoyed cats, and a very delighted wife. Rawley barks at the cats and when he feels threatened, he's still a puppy, a mix of Basenji/Jack Russell, very, very smart, hyper as all get out and I wouldn't change a thing about him. For our first dog, he's awesome, loving and keeps us on our toes. And after only 3 months, our eldest cat (Nani) and he sit next to each other for 2-3 seconds before they realize they are doing so and then Nani hisses and he bounces away, tail wagging the entire time.
Eight years ago we went to the local pound looking for a new dog to fill the void left by our previous dog that had died of cancer the prior year. After two rounds through the shelter we were ready to leave not finding what we had been looking for. But decided to look again and that is when we spotted Dozer, a 1 year old Lab mix. He had been at the back of the cage and when we went up to the bars he came to us with these loving eyes. We took him home that day and he has been the best dog. Unfortunately Dozer's brother-from-another-mother Bandit recently died of cancer.. We decided to once again go to the pound and rescue another dog. This particular pound is a "kill shelter" so we knew we would be saving a life adopting from there, I spotted several dogs that I liked, but weren't available for adoption until the next day. Upon returning the next day I found my two favorites were already adopted. As I went down my list a 4 year old Lab, Daisy, I had also picked out had not been released for adoption, and should have been 2 days prior. She had been forgotten and was just waiting for us to adopt her. She was timid at first, but warmed up quickly. Even though I was on my lunch break and we were supposed to return that night with our kids, we just felt we needed to adopt her then before anyone else did. My husband came and took her home. She is the sweetest dog and is so full of life and energy. They enjoy playing ball in the back yard. Both my shelter dogs are great dogs with amazing love in their hearts!
Mia was found as a stray in a city that has a 72 hour stray policy. If she was unclaimed in 72 hours, she woiuld be put to sleep. As she was approaching her last 24 hours, a very nice person contacted Happy Tails Cat Sanctuary and begged them to take her. Thankfully, they did. I adopted Mia on December 12, 2009. We will be celebrating her first year in her forever home next week
We adopted Sugar from the Volunteer Humane Society in Lancaster, MA. My daughter was home from college and encouraged me adopt Sugar and we promptly changed her name to Nellie. A very sweet Christmas present 7 years ago.
My son Jesse is due to be released from his unit today and will be home sometime this afternoon. Frago is excited! Once they are re-united, I will post here, then start sending out e-mails with photo's to everyone that sent me their e-mail address. If, for some reason, you see the post here and do not receive anything, please feel free to e-mail me again. I have over two hundred requests and I will try to make sure everyone sees the re-union. Thank you all for your support, it has been a tough, but exciting year. Frago is a real treasure, totally the best pet one could imagine, pure love and fun.
Frago, Jesse, and Jim