The "Duchess" of Wilton Manors

and Our Golden "Nugget" and Eiffel the cat.

diva duchess

Duchess was my English Golden.
She was a true

a "Diva" dog!

Nugget says.."Don't Leave me Mommy! "
"Nugget"  was born August 29, 2002 to see pictures of his breeder
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Puppy Love - Nugget with Duchess

Nugget on his Daybed

Eiffel

Keep me warm - Nugget with Eiffel

Nugget

Buddies

DOGS IN OUR LIVES

We aren't house proud. If we were we wouldn't abide the scratches on the door frame, the holes in the screen, the darkened shine of worn spots on the chair. We would wince at the mottled carpet and fret at the hair clinging to our clothes.

We don't. If anything, we lovers of dogs are a tolerant lot, finding greater value in the unabashed affection of our friend than immaculate sofas. Shoes can be replaced, but heroic retrievers are timeless.

Without dogs, our houses are cold receptacles for things. Dogs make a fire warmer with their curled presence. They wake us, greet us, protect us, and ultimately carve a place in our hearts and our history. On reflection, our lives are often referenced in parts defined  by the all-too-short lives of dogs.


 

The Duke of Wilton Manors

In Memory of Duke
Born January16,1992
Died April 14, 2003

The Rainbow Bridge

There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth.  It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of its many colors.  Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows, hills and valleys with lush green grass.

When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place.  There is always food and water and warm spring weather.  The old and frail animals are young again.  Those who are maimed are made whole again.  They play all day with each other.

There is only one thing missing.  They are not with their special person who loved them on Earth.  So, each day they run and play until the day comes when one suddenly stops playing and looks up!  The nose twitches!  The ears are up!  The eyes are staring!  And this one suddenly runs from the group!

You have been seen, and when you and your special friend meet, you take him or her in your arms and embrace.  Your face is kissed again and again and you look once more into the eyes of your trusting pet.

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together, never again to be separated.


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Great Quotes about Canines
 

The Duchess of Wilton Manors
Duchess
Born June 27, 1995
Died

The Duke of Wilton Manors
Duke 
Born January 16, 1992
Died April 14, 2003
 


pool pups
Pool Puppies
Lessons you can learn from a dog
  1.  Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
  2. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure estasy.
  3. When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
  4. When it's in your best interest, practice obedience.
  5. Let others know when they've invaded your territory.
  6. Take naps often and stretch before rising.
  7. Run, romp and play daily.
  8. Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.
  9. Be loyal.
  10. Never pretend to be something you're not.
  11. If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
  12. When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.
  13. Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
  14. Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
  15. On hot days, drink lots of water and lay under a shady tree.
  16. When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
  17. No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing and pout. Run right back and make friends.
  18. Bond with your pack.
  19. Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
  20. Make every day a HOLIDAY!
Golden guardian angels
Golden Guardian Angels
To protect you:
From being hounded,
Putting on the Pounds,
Pet Peeves,
Im-Paws-ible situations,
Being inthe Dog House, and
Barking up the Wrong Trees.

Wag your tails and celebrate ! 

You are being watched over!


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The City of Wilton Manors 50th Birthday Parade

sunrise beach birch pond
Duke was A Therapy Dog for Hospice Vitas.
He was assigned to our community retirement center.

He was also a Doggie Model who has been featured in many magazines.

Most of all he was a loyal companion and the love of my life.


  Note: It is a common belief that 1 human year is equal to 7 dog years. That is not very accurate, since dogs reach adulthood within the first couple of years. The formula used above is from a canine expert and is a bit more accurate. (as accurate as one can judge these things)

The formula is: 10.5 dog years per human year for the first 2 years, then 4 dog years per human year for each year after.



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