Dogs and Cats and critters of all description... their stories go here.
Our friend, Chris Thiel Shoemaker, of Ellington, MO, sent in some hand drawn dancing bear artwork on the back of his mail order. The ticketing folks were impressed and sent him 2 passes without even charging him. He was stoked.
A couple weeks ago he went missing. The local Sheriff's dept put put a missing persons alert. Tragically, his car was found in the bottom of a ravine and he did not survive the accident.
He had moved to the Ozarks last year to chase his dream of sustainable agriculture and it's too uncomfortable for any of us to ask his family to locate them in the wake of his death.
His last wishes would have been for his son Aaron to be at the show in his absence. Another friend has offered to pay Aaron's airfare from Fargo if we can sort out the tickets. Chris (shooey) best friend Jade Larsen will accompany him.
If Chris was miracled just for his artwork, please let his soul and spirit shine by making this happen for his son.
I lost my best buddy a year and a half ago and we just adopted another dog. I t was a lot harder for me than i thought every dog i looked at just made me think i just want my old buddy back not a replacement. Then we meet daisy the whole family likes her even my son who wanted nothing to do with any other dog. She has been with us for 2 weeks now and every is settling just fine. My 2 year old went up to her said i love you daisy and gave her a hug.It just feels right having a dog in the house.
a hug to trailbird
Cash, the Dog in Black, is not Rex at all, but he certainly took Callie's mind off her troubles and he is a dear dog. And when I think of the awful things that could have happened to him...
There are plenty of beautiful animals out there in need of a loving home who will bring joy to your heart, please adopt one if you can. I'll be looking for another faithful friend to share the journey with in time.
I read your post saying about Sheeba going for a ride after the show in Monterrey and thought you were referring to your dog. It's a tough thing to lose unconditional love. My heart goes out to you and hope you find a special way to remember her.
so sorry for your loss. I lost my Rex at almost 16 last year and still miss him, despite the many distractions presented by the new young dog who came to distract the grieving Callie. Who's now an old lady herself.
Safe passage to Sheba, and happy reunions to us all down the line.
My 18 year old dog Sheba passed away 1o/21/11. She had been with me to Grateful Dead shows in Eugene, Portland, and Seattle- a couple The Dead shows- a few Ratdog shows- a Rhythm Devils and a 7 Walkers show- and a Furthur show in Monterrey. Our last road trip after Monterrey was quite special. She lived years longer than I expected and looked good and stayed active right to the end, but it had been getting tough for a while. I'd been up with her since 2 in the morning the day she passed and could tell this was the moment I'd been dreading for a long time, I finally got her to swallow one of her pain pills about 5 am, then at 7am as day was breaking I played her a song on the guitar and while I was still playing she kicked her legs back a couple times like she was making a leap to go join that band of Angels on the other side, then I just held her and she was soon gone. She faced death with courage and strength, just as she lived.
I'm trying to win $1000 in a competition to donate to bushfire victims in Australia. All I need to do is have the biggest group on facebook before feb 15th.
Essence Of Argan
condolence. vibes to stuman and anttheknee...I wish i was there to give you a hug