Friday, June 1, 2012

Following the Moon: Ruby & Valentine

Ruby & Valentine...the early days


Both of our girls left the planet yesterday, May 31, 2012, with the help of the hospice veterinarian...we are so grateful to Dr. Tom Woods for offering such a heartfelt service in our community.

“I think I could turn and live with the animals, they are so placid and self contained;

I stand and look at them long and long.

They do not sweat and whine about their condition;

They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins;

They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God;

Not one is dissatisfied-not one is demented with the mania of owning things;

Not one kneels to another, nor his kind that lived thousands of years ago;

Not one is responsible or industrious over the whole earth.”

            Walt Whitman

Ruby Slippers of Wren House, April 11, 1998 ...born in a raging storm, 6 of her litter mates drowned in their birthing box. She came to Wren House as a rescue, actually being drained of all energy by countless ticks and fleas. She lived a most wonderful and heroic life.

Valentine, born September 9, 1999... a puppy mill/petshop pup purchased as a ploy to save a didn't work so the abandoned husband/father cast her into a kennel cage hardly large enough to turn around in... where she was 'stored' for a nearly a year. We heard that the man was going to dump her at the pound and we went to her rescue. She wasn't house broken or socialized but she became a devoted and fabulous protector of all thing Wren related.

I send love to you, and all your four leggeds, in honor of the Art/Life that we share with all the gentle beings.


  1. Thanks so much Rachel...these little four leggeds knew how to pour love onto everything.



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