RIP, Sweet Doggies.

Yesterday our four fading senior dogs, all from the same litter, had to be helped along to the Rainbow Bridge. Born to a small shaggy homeless dog in an abandoned trailer, these pups were looked after from day one by my stepdad until he could bring them home. He tried to capture the mother dog but never could. They have been dealing with cancer and stroke issues for a while and it was finally decided that their quality of life could not be made any better. So they came into this world together, and left it peacefully together. RIP, sweet pups.


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The Adventurous¬†One, who would steal your chewing gum if you weren’t careful.


Black Bubba
The laid-back one.


Yellow Bubba
The “Tough Guy”

The Sweetie,always ready to shake hands.

Artist Trading Cards: Calhoun!

Calhoun,© 2015 Liz Vitale
Calhoun,© 2015 Liz Vitale

This is one of several ATC’s (Artist Trading Cards) I am giving to a friend. He has many rescue dogs, one of them a bloodhound named Calhoun.

If you would like a tiny portrait of your dog,cat  or other pet on an ATC, I can create them for a $5.50 donation for each card.


1) Go to our “Donate” button to make a paypal donation.
2) In the notes/comments area, please list any specifics you would like for each card. ex: breed/color of dog or cat,with a red bowl, chasing a ball, sitting down, etc., or let me know if you’d like to be surprised.
3) If more specifics are needed, please email me at before ordering.
4) Only 1–3 animals per card,please. These are tiny, and can get cluttered easily.