Sunday, March 29, 2009

New photos of very special dogs!

This is a very special post as it introduces photographs of SWH dogs done by our new friend, Rochelle, who brought Morley Woods to Silverwalk. Morley is not yet posted but will be soon.

This is a photo of Annie Beagle. She is my personal Beagle. I call her the "Energizer Beagle." She broke, no, smashed a middle toe this past winter and had to be in a cast (actually, 3 of them all told) for almost 2 months. Dr. Bill goes, "Well, she is an older Beagle so she won't mind the crate rest so much." HA! He didn't know Annie - which is why we went through 3 casts and on the last day, I came home find her cast completely off. Heal thyself, Annie.

See the Beagle to the left in this second photo? That is Morley Woods. She has half a tail for an unknown reason. Her rescuer and photo mom, Rochelle, found her in Morley, MO, which is how she got her first name. Almost as soon as she got here, she was over the fence and into the "woods," which is how she got her second name. Here she is being closely followed by Monk and his brother Chip - both need homes, too. Morley is a completely sweet dog whose wanderlust somehow needs to
be curbed. She will be starting heart worm treatments tomorrow. That will do it for a while :(.

What a great photo of Agnes! Agnes is an older black Lab mix, though I now think she is mostly Lab w/o webbed feet. Both she and Mimi have become younger this past year - lost weight, gained muscle, much more active and playful. Agnes would love a home of her own to hang out in and go for walks w/her own people. I love all the dogs here but they each will do better in a personal home.


This is Mimi, who came w/Agnes from NW AR where they both had no chance of adoption. A shelter volunteer drove them from their shelter to my driveway! Wow. I have had no inquiries on them, either.
Both are "Benjamin Button" dogs - they have become younger in action and attitudes in the almost year they have been here. Mimi loves belly rubs and has one of the prettiest faces I have ever seen.

Rochelle and I are going to try to keep new photos up on a regular basis for you to see the dogs. l will also be using them on their listings as she does a much better job than I :). My best photo was a while back of Jasper and his brother. I took it off my waist not seeing what I was doing. Please enjoy. Keep us in your prayers. Silverwalk is going for our 501c3 this year, so we can be tax exempt. The dogs certainly deserve it! SWH has grown more than I expected.

Silverwalk is a small, private, licensed dog sanctuary in Cape Girardeau County, MO. It specializes in Beagles, other hounds, and senior, special needs dogs. There are always dogs needing adoption and sponsorship. Please see our website for more information about Silverwalk and our dogs needing homes

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Connor - an answer to prayer?

Silverwalk is a small, private, licensed dog sanctuary in Cape Girardeau County, MO. It specializes in Beagles, other hounds, and senior, special needs dogs. There are always dogs needing adoption and sponsorship. Please see our website for more information about Silverwalk and our dogs needing homes.

What a week. One needs to be very careful about what one prays for, as God does answer prayer yet not always in the form one envisions :). I have been needing to start a regular exercise program; no, the dogs and work are not enough, well, most of the dogs.....so I was sent Connor, a blue tick Coonhound who is drop dead handsome and as nice as he is good looking. He is also very athletic after having been saved by his rescuers from starvation and heart worms. YESH, Joyce and Bill! He doesn't seem to want to hunt so much as to visit which, of course, entails getting over the 4 ft. fence - with ease, I might add. Connor is now on a twice a day walk - which is where my new exercise regimen comes in :). He enjoys the company of the pack as well as anyone else he meets. He let Joyce's grandchildren play on, under and around him, pulling those gorgeous soft black ears w/o batting an eye. Seems a bit gun shy which is probably why he was lost.

BTW, PLEASE assume any dog you find wandering first is lost. Check for microchips, list in local papers, list on Craig's list, call the Humane Society or your local pound/shelter and give them a found report. By law, a dog cannot be re-homed for 5 days w/o attempting to find the owner. Hounds can travel miles out of their normal territory so don't be discouraged if no one responds immediately. Their family may be several counties away! Check Petfinder, Adopt-A-Pet and other Internet resources who list lost and found dogs as well.

Back to Connor - whoever bred him by intent or accident bred a most superb dog. Anyone w/children who loves hounds needs this dog! He has been accepted by American Black and Tan Rescue, http://www.coonhoundrescue.com/CONNOR.html, for whom I am fostering him - and getting much needed exercise in the process....