From the Overall / Dunham household
Toby, Dr. Overall's working dog
Pic (Picasso) in the foreground; Toby to the left and Linus to the right (trying to resist mischief) in the background
Linus as a baby, an imp even at that young age
Emma, who aged with grace, prime raiser of the rescues and puppies, and who was Dr. Overall's unflinching protector and caretake. She passed in September of this year, leaving the household bereft.
Toby's mentor, Flash (on the left)
He is greatly missed.
Who taught us about happiness, recovery and what humane care truly means for troubled dogs
Blind by 5 weeks, raised by Maggie, a teacher of tolerance in her 15 years of life
Inherited because of a death when she was 13 years, she held her own with the Aussies (and then some) until she died at 22 years
The completely flawless and generous dog, missed daily, the only non-rescue, she encouraged us to take in Aussies in need.
From the Juarbe-Diaz household
Pork Chop (L) and Mai Tai (R)
Ransomed, "ransomed" from a neglectful home
Tano (Tanoshii), a shelter dog relinquished with fractured hips; his chances for adoption were low. He runs in spite of what his Xrays look like and is Mai Tai's play companion.
Shihan, remembered with unbridled joy
Maia, remembered as the best teacher ever
From the Dyer household
Cassan McPherson, the newest addition
Liam, master of the remote
For young Liam, precise definitions of 'mouse' were unimportant
Patrick McPherson, beloved and sorely missed
Oscar, who left memories to match his beauty
and loved to go food shopping on the kitchen counters
Rocky, unforgettable merryman
His GI tract was scarred by parvo, but not his spirit
Felix, Oscar's litter mate. Always a good sport, here he modeled a souvenir from Guatemala.
Knipper, a.k.a. "The Enforcer"
looking dapper in semi-formal attire
Kirby, sweet Kirby; left for dead at a vet hospital, he went on to enjoy 17 years of life
Nick, his first owners 'dumped' him because it was "cheaper" to get a new dog than to repair his broken hip and femur
All of these much loved and loving companions (but for Maggie) are rescues