Dreams Gone By

~ Pesticide Poisons and Pets ~


Even as a small child, my love for furry animals was evident. I was always bringing home the stray, abandon kitten or puppy. Once I deligently took care of baby birds whose nest had blown out of a tree during a bad wind storm. Even now, I vividly remember the day I turned those baby robins lose. It was a bitter-sweet experience. My mom says I should have been a veterinarian, but in those days females were not necessarily educated in those fields as we are now.

Not surprisingly, my childhood dream was to own a dog kennel. Not some puppy farm or some backyard hobby, but my dream was to breed and raise dogs I could truly be proud of and place their puppies in loving, caring homes.

After much research, I chose the breed of Samoyeds for many reasons. One being that man has been unable to change the breed from its original standard. I feel man has often interfered with Mother Nature when man needs to leave alone. Another reason is that Samoyeds are extremely intelligent, very predictable, and independent. I like those personality traits in an animal indicating man has not been able to alter or break their natural spirit.

However, my dream was very short lived. I buried all my beloved adult dogs and several newborn puppies, each one with signs of poisoning. Their deaths were obviously very painful with blood flowing from their nose and mouths, sometimes even their eyes. I felt so helpless. It was heartbreaking!

Research shows that most believe they're being quite adequately protected from chemical hazards by industry and government alike. That's hardly the case. During the entire time of these tragedies, I kept asking if the cause could be from the heavy use of pesticides and fertilizers by our neighbor, an adjoining golf course. The answer was always the same from so-called experts......no!

By the time I discovered the truth, it was too late.

Find more information here:
Death of Our Beloved Horse


"The future belongs to those who believe
in the beauty of their dreams."

~Eleanor Roosevelt~

Hurricane Katrina devastated our area in August 2005. Since March 2006 we have been living in a FEMA travel trailer on our property. As we rebuild our damaged home and put our lives back together, I will be looking for a Samoyed puppy to be our companion. It's time!

In Memory Of

My Beloved Samoyeds


Ten Tips on Coping with Pet Loss

Did you know.....
Pet Dogs Get Cancer From Weed Killers
Pets as Sentinels of Pesticide Toxicity
Poisons on Pets
Lawn and Garden Pesticides
Food Even a Dog Shouldn't Eat - Killing Our Pets with Every Meal
How to Safely Store Your Dog and Cat Food
Keeping your dog healthy with natural treats

Find more information here:
The Dangers of Pesticides and Animal Abuse

Rainbow Bridge


Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing: they miss someone very special to them; who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. The bright eyes are intent; the eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to break away from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. YOU have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.

The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart. Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together...

~Author Unknown~

Want to learn more about Samoyeds?
Samoyed (dog), From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Samoyed Club of America
Other Samoyed Web Pages

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