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~~Grandmama Jackie Bouvier left us Christmas 2002. Miz Jackie was rescued nine years ago at the age of 4.  She loved volunteer work, and dedicated the remainder of her life to  raising pups, kittens and kids.  She was really swell, and I could tell her anything.  She always understood.  Berceuse recalls how Miz Jackie always checked to be sure she was clean.  Miz Jackie is at eternal rest beneath her favorite lilac bush where she always loved to scratch her poor, tired back.
~~The iron fist in a velvet glove..
Miz "Fancy" was a true southern lady to the end. She kept us ALL in line. Orphaned at the Jacksonville, FL airport, she came home with Momma where she graciously assisted in raising ALL of the babies for 19 years...both human and furry ones.  I am SO glad I shared my toys and crate with her. Miz Fancy will always be with us...at eternal rest beneath a majestic antique lilac..
I sure do miss my rotti sister, Julep.  She was just 5 years old when she left us at Christmas 2002. Julep comforted me so when I was just a few weeks old and kept getting into trouble.  She redirected my energy by teaching me games...like blowing bubbles in Berceuse's mouth. 
Do angels cry?  I think they do.
Gumbo Mambasa, an awesome rotti and the very first pup ever raised at Buckstrut Farm.  Gumbo succumbed to an aggressive facial bone tumor at the age of nine.  I visit him often under the apple trees out back..his favorite spot.  I can talk to him about most anything, even about the time I messed up and peed on his favorite tree.  He said he was so happy that Terri found me that winter two years ago for Greg's Valentine gift.  He did not like to see his daddy cry.  He said he cried, too...just before he left, but asked me not to tell daddy. 
I am taking good care of your family, Gumbo.
"I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren't certain we knew better.  They fight for honor at the first challenge, make love with no moral restraint, and they do not for all their marvelous instincts appear to know about death.  But being such wonderfully uncomplicated beings, they need us to do their worrying." George Bird Evans

"There are some beasts who are so incredibly awesome, nobody will ever fill their shoes.  I am so glad I got to meet you, Niki.  You will always be my hero."  Tater
I once met a gal who was so sweet, she made my heart leap, my foot thump, and my tail wag.  She could always be counted on to make folks laugh..she was so delightful, and always in style. I really loved her. I wonder if she ever knew? I sure do miss you Miz Zitah~~Tater
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