Tuesday, October 21, 2014


 I give Chumley a lot of names-- Chumley, Lord Chumley, Chum-Chum, Chummy...
 He has the best personality-- such an easy foster and sweet.
 He went to the Peke meeting to meet a possible adopter-- but it just wasn't the right fit.  It happens and they adopted another foster dog.  I was thrilled for Marshall who has his new mom.   Don't worry-- Chumley has more applications....
 But, for now, he's here.   Having a blast, shaking toys, following me around.
Here he is, ears flying, toy flying, having fun.    Love this dog!   Click here: Chumley - YouTube

Monday, October 20, 2014


Please pray for little Lexie.  Her latest labs are showing some things we aren't happy about.    She is being cared for with all we can do for her.  She is the sweetest thing!  I just love her.  


 Marshall came into rescue in February.     We thought he had been hit by a car (and some of his problems could have been from that).  
 Marshall is the most laid-back, sweet dog.    Nothing phases him.
 He was content to sit on laps, and just hang out.
 Kay loved having him on her lap!
 But, Marshall got really relaxed on Susan's lap-- he's just melted in there.
 He even had his leg curled around her knee.   He was so relaxed!
Marshall is now in his forever home.  We are so excited for him!
I'm sure his new brother, Biscuit (adopted from us last year) will be glad, too!

Sunday, October 19, 2014


We had our October Peke meeting at Jeanne's house in Richmond yesterday.   Tiffany, Beth and I drove up together.  Of course, it was quiet in the car the entire way-- NOT!    We had a great time talking.
 Hannah, Chumley and Sassy (I think) were meeting each other.
 I love Jeanne's garden-- beautiful flowers, statues, water features, dogs....
 Sassy was so good with everyone.  (I get Sassy and Lucy mixed up-- they are both beautiful.)
 Lucy was a sweet heart!
 Marshall was a "melt  in your heart" dog-- he is SO sweet!!
 They were  snuggly with us all.
 Didi, Jeanne's heart dog, was resting on the steps.
 There were flavored waters and tea to drink-- and lots of food-- and CHEESECAKE!
Chumley went with me and kept begging for my food.  I see your pathetic face.   Won't work.  It's my cheesecake.   Look for more tomorrow on the meeting!   It was a great day!  Thanks, Jeanne, for opening your home to us!

Saturday, October 18, 2014


St. Francis of Assissi wrote this.   What a heart he had for animals.    "All creatures are created from the same paternal heartbeat of God." 
(This is  Chloe who was just adopted.)   "Not to hurt our humble brethren [the animals] is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough." 
(This is my friend's Peke, Drizzle.   He's beautiful!)  "We have a higher mission: to be of service to them whenever they require it." 
(Gustopher loves his foster mom's yard.   It's right on the water, but very safe!)   "God requires that we assist the animals when they need our help." 
( Look at sweet Cassie.   She is available for adoption, too.)  "Each being (human or creature) has the same right of protection." 
(Gus has on his New York cooler weather sweater!)    "If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men." ~St Francis of SAN FRANCESCO D'ASSISI
If you love Pekes as much as we do, just check out our web site to add another to your family!   www.potomacpekes.org    

Friday, October 17, 2014


 Anna, a friend of mine, lost her little Bette Rubble this week.    She posted this on her posting.  (I reworded some of it.).
 Bette was a foster failure, who has only been with Anna and her family for 4 months.   Bette had been in a shelter when her elderly owner could no longer care for her.  Anna and Bette instantly bonded.   She had a special connection with this little girl.  Bette slept on her side of the bed, waited for her at the front door, and completely the 2014 Strutt Your Mutt walk, with Bette in her stroller.    Bette enjoyed all the sights and smells.
Betty was about 14 years old, but these little seniors can give so much love in a short amount of time.    She was a happy girl while living with Anna, and Anna just wishes she had been able to love Betty her entire life.   Rest in Peace Sweet Bette Rubble, you will be dearly missed.


 Chumley came to me a few weeks ago when his foster mom went on a trip.  Look at that sweet face!
 He gets along with everyone and every dog.
 He is so good with my grandkids!
 He joined right in the fun!
 His left ear sometimes flips back on his head.  I have no idea why.
 He decided the chalkboard table on the porch was a great spot.  Can you see the blur of his tail    That's because it is wagging-- all the time!
Hello sweet boy!    I call him Lord Chumley-- not because he is dignified.   Just because I want to call him that.   Gives him some pizzazz.    He is just a big (well, not so big at 13 pounds), happy, joyful, playful, wonderful boy.    I can't imagine how he ended up a stray-- no more.  He's safe now!