Rescuing Rocco

Brian and I had just started to decorate for Christmas when we received a group email from one of the rescues we volunteer for.  A fellow German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue of NJ volunteer has a friend who runs Min Pins and More Rescue.  They had a dog who needed to be sprung from a shelter ASAP, and were looking for someone who was available to pull the dog and transport him to his foster.   The shelter where “Rocco” was is not far from us, so we dropped the decorations, and started on our way to the shelter!

Meeting Rocco:


Rocco was quickly attached to Brian!


Rocco was surrendered by his owner for being “untrainable.” (Don’t even get me started).  He mastered a “sit” before we even left the shelter grounds!

We let Rocco stretch his legs a bit, then headed on our way to drive him to his foster mom.

Freedom Selfie:


Freedom Ride:


Welcome to your new life, Rocco!

We received an update about Rocco just a few days later – he met his FURever family and was adopted!

Sista-From-Anotha-Mista, Cleopatra



Miniature Pinscher

April 23, 1999 to September 17, 2012

We miss you dearly, “Little Peepers!”

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If “little man” syndrome had ever applied to a dog, that would be our “Little Peepers,” Cleopatra!  She was 150 pounds of guard dog in a 7 pound body.  The treasure she was guarding was her Mama.  She was my shadow, and constant friend.  Cleopatra also had a big heart and soft-spot for her brother, Dante and her PaPa, but would only show them when I wasn’t home! She was one of the sweetest and funniest dogs you could ever meet (IF you were ME that is! …to most people she mostly only showed her “sassy” side!)  Cello loved to “play” with Cleopatra….which Cleopatra did not find as entertaining as Cello did.  However that never deterred Cello’s desire to love her sister.  Cello was the playful sister that Cleopatra loved, but sometimes never wanted!  Cleopatra will always hold a special place in our hearts.  We love and miss her every day.


Cello and Cleopatra:photo

Cleopatra as a puppy:cleo2


One of my favorite pictures of Cleopatra:cleo1

Cleopatra and Brian canoeing on our lake:cleo 3

Brotha-From-Anotha-Motha, Dante’s Inferno

Dante’s Inferno


Miniature Pinscher

January 6, 1996 – August 11, 2011

We miss you dearly, our “Little Boody”

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Dante… the ultimate sick-day buddy would lay in bed with us for 24 hours if need be!  He was our constant companion, and loving friend.  What he lacked in energy he made up in heart.   He loved naps in the sun, and laying on the couch watching sports with Brian.  Date was also very good at letting us know when dinner time was…OR an hour before with his signature “tap dance” – -a sight to behold! He is missed and loved everyday, and was fondly nicknamed our “little Boody.”  Unfortunately, Dante was very, very ill when we got Cello.  However, he perked-up when “puppy Cello” came home, and was able to enjoy Cello’s energy for a short while before passing in August of 2011.  Even though Cello was a “wild-child,” she always knew how to be gentle with Dante.

Cello and Dante:photo (3)

Dante as a puppy:dante

One of my favorite pictures of Dante:dante 2