Miyagi-San suddenly left us on November 27, 2014.
He was rescued from a kill shelter in AL. He was deemed aggressive, was heart worm positive and had grand mal seizures.
From the minute he came to live with me he enriched my life in so many ways. He cherished every moment of every day in his new home.
He was finally living inside as a loved member of the family instead of being thrown outside for years, living in dirt and suffering from seizures.
He found amazement in the most seemingly inconsequential places.
Everything was new to him. Love, a home, good food, toys, tennis balls, belly rubs, kisses, ear rubs.
He followed my every movement with glee and excitement, smiling and play running. He was sooooooooooooooooooo happy.
He gave me so much more than I gave him. Every seizure he had, every hour and day that I used to hold him for hours on end comforting him in his time of need, telling him I loved him, every look he gave me, the comfort he found in my voice, my touch, I found so much more in him.
What to someone else was nothing, to me was my life.
There is no word in the English language to sufficiently describe how I felt about my Miyagi.
I love you my precious one....you are with the angels now my sweet baby.....
.I will never forget what you, did for me
Goodbye my love....


We lost our precious Bandit, also affectionately called Big Daddy, February 10, 2010.
Bandit had to be euthanised as he had a massive stroke or seizure and was left unable to move or function. He was 15 years old and the first baby rescued.
He was rescued as a Chow mix puppy with parvo. He survived parvo and later developed seizures, which he had and lived with for his entire life. He never got adopted and became a permanent resident of ADR.
He loved life. No dog loved riding in the car, the boat or swimming more. He was a constant friend and companion to everyone at ADR. He was loved dearly by all.
Bandit was a "daddy" to all of the little rescues that arrived at ADR. He developed the nickname "big daddy" because of his size and fatherly role to all the dogs that arrived at the rescue. He loved each and every one and they all loved him. He was gentle with them and they all adored him. He was everyone's comfort and joy.
For the past year Bandit's health declined rapidly and the last few months he had to be carried quite often as he was unable to walk. He still loved to eat and always knew when there was food cooking. He would try his best to make it into the kitchen but we generally had to carry our 70 lb. teddy bear wherever he wanted to go and we were so happy to do so. Every minute we had with our beautiful boy was a blessing.

As you have now taken your final ride, our beautiful Bandit, may God welcome you into his loving arms and hold you and keep you.
You are sorely missed and eternally loved.
Until we meet again..........
Goodbye sweet love...........


Sumei left our lives for heaven on February 22, 2010.

Each day we were privileged to be able to love you was a gift from God.
We will see you in a better place one day, our dear, sweet baby, Sumei.
With broken hearts we say......
Until we see you again........
Goodbye, my very best friend....
I will love you until the day I die and beyond


Zeke was a 5 lb. puppy mill rescue.
He died soon after rescue of cardiac arrest at the vet's office. They performed CPR and tried to do everything possible to save his life but to no avail. He obviously had a congenital abnormality and an enlarged heart.
We saved him from the puppy mill and before he had a chance to live...he died.
We had him only a couple of days but he touched our hearts deeply in that short time.
You were MY baby, Zeke, for the two days I had you and held you.
I will never forget you.
We will meet again...
where the flowers bloom in beautiful hues that never die..........
where there is no suffering,
no sorrow,
where you are running free......
and are finally happy.......
I love you.....
Everything we do,
we do for babies like you

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