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A tribute to my dog.
February 7, 2003–April 7, 2012
Tribute poem by Tank Hogsed
Scenes from the life of a Chesapeake Bay retriever/therapy dog
Queen of the Celtic Fairies and Beguiler of Men
Maggie Mae is buried – there just beyond my kitchen window
Doing life on her own terms
Rhea with her favorite
A Poem for Cammy Jane, 9/5/2000-2/9/2007
Lots of love in a too-short lifetime
How a Chow named Chelsea made life worth living
Memories of Christmas and his last family vacation