Lt. Dan, aka Gus

Sadie, A Local Hero

I personally thought everyone would enjoy reading about  Sadie.  She is an older sister to Levi and Ruthie out of Tranquil Acres.  This story is from Ryan Glover.

"I purchased, at the time "Sally" from Tranquil Acres in October of 2007.  Sally has become "Sadie" to our family.  She has been the greatest dog ever.  I recently joined the Orange County Sheriff's Department and started formal training with Sadie in July of 2009.  Sadie's qualification trail was  1 1/2 miles long  Sadie was qualified in May 2010.  Just 2 1/2 months after her qualification Sadie had a walk up find and saved this gentleman's life.  There have been several bloodhounds that have worked their entire career that have not a had a walk up find.  So I am writing this letter to thank you again for my companion and partner.  Please read the attached link from our local paper.  Sadie is a hero around town now and might receive a medal of honor for life saving."


Dogs Make Life Better

Just a Smile



A Dog and His Truck

Two Dogs in a Restaurant

This is so cleverly done, we won't know which dog to watch!

A Pet's 10 Commandments

1.  My life is likely to last 10-15 years.  Any separation from you is likely to be painful.

2.  Give me time to understand what you want of me.

3. Place your trust in is crucial for my well-being.

4.  Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment.  You have your work, your 
      friends, your entertainment, but I have only you!

5.  Talk to me ... even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking 
      to me.

6.  Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.

7.  Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not
     to bite you.

8.  Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering
     me.  Perhaps I'm not getting the right food or I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be 
     getting old or weak.

9.  Please take care of me when I grow too, will grow old.

10.  On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please!  Never say you can't bear to watch.  Don't 
        make me face this alone.  Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.

Take a moment to thank God for your pets.
Enjoy and take good care of them.

Life would be a much duller less joyful experience without God's critters!

Christmas for the Fur People

This cute little letter is from baby "Gus's" new mom and dad ...

Dear Deborah:

Night before last, we let Ophelia go out for her potty time with Spot. Spot arrived at the door, his same dapper self, paws sparkling white; somehow. Then, all of a sudden this strange dog bounded happily into the room. Not the pretty red Ophelia, but an unrecognizable brown dog very adept at slinging brown all over. Spot was mortified and made a mad dash for the baby gate to exit the room, as Jack is rushed to close same gate in a heroic effort to prevent this brown, wet dog from running into the rest of the house.

I rushed to the scene to find a delighted brown Ophelia bouncing off the walls and furniture. She was so proud of herself for making her very own spa; in her very own backyard, no less. Best of all the mudbaths are free, and oooh so good for the skin, you know! A not so delighted Ophelia was quickly whisked to the shower. How can a dog love practically swimming in a cold mud hole, and not enjoy a nice warm shower?  We did get pictures, and I will share them as soon as I locate some photo editing software so I can crop and resize. That was so, so funny!  We were laughing so hard!  Hope your potential puppy buyers know how wonderfully funny life can be when you share it with a bloodhound! Never a dull moment, but so much fun and love!

Didn't have the shampoos yet, but I know we'll have the opportunity to use them soon!

Thank you so very, very much.


Dear God: It's me, The Dog!

Dear God: It's me, the Dog.  Is it on purpose that our
  Names are spelled the same only in reverse?

Dear God: Why do humans smell the flowers, but seldom, if ever, smell one another?

Dear God: When we get to Heaven, can we sit on your couch? Or will it be the same old story?

Dear God: Why are there cars named after the jaguar, the cougar, the mustang, the colt,
the stingray, and the rabbit, but not ONE named for a Dog? How often do you see a
cougar riding around? We love a nice car ride! Would it be so hard to rename the
'Chrysler Eagle' the 'Chrysler Beagle'?

Dear God: If a Dog barks his head off in the forest and no human hears him,is he still a bad Dog?

Dear God: We Dogs can understand human verbal instructions, hand signals, whistles, horns, clickers,
beepers, scent IDs, electromagnetic energy fields, and Frisbee flight paths. What do humans understand?

Dear God: More meatballs, less spaghetti, please.

Dear God: Are there mailmen in Heaven? If there are, will I have to apologize?

Dear God: Here is a list of just some of the things I must remember to be a good dog ...

1.  I will not eat the cat's food before he eats it or after he throws it up.

2.  I will not roll on dead seagulls, fish, crabs, etc., just because I like the way they smell.

3.  The Litter Box is not a cookie jar.

4.  The sofa is not a 'face towel'.

5.  The garbage collector is not stealing our stuff.

6.  I will not play tug-of-war with Dad's underwear when he's on the toilet.

7.  Sticking my nose into someone's crotch is an unacceptable way of saying 'hello'.

8.  I don't need to suddenly stand straight up when I'm under the coffee table.

9.  I must shake the rainwater out of my fur before entering the house - not after.

10. I will not come in from outside and immediately drag my butt across the carpet.

11. I will not sit in the middle of the living room and lick my crotch.

12. The cat is not a 'squeaky toy', so when I play with him and he makes that noise, it's usually not a good thing.

P.S. Dear God: When I get to Heaven, may I have my testicles back?

Dogs and People

Happy Holidays

How hot is it in St Louis?


Ultimate Dog Tease