For: Sharon Langford - in memory of beautiful "Queen". From: Donna & Tony Parker.
The Queen was Queen Anne when I met her while doing photos for adoption ads for Nashville Humane Association and I featured her twice in the newspaper ads I was sponsoring. She was adopted and returned three times. One day when I went to do the photos for the adoption ad that week one of the employees met me in the parking lot and told me that she was back. I had recently said goodbye to Barney, a previously feral Hound mix who had been living between Brick Church Pike and Interstate 65 when we rescued him, and was one of the six dogs who moved with me to the farm so I made a quick decision to give Queen Anne her furever home. I thought adopting another Hound mix would be a good tribute to Barney.
When I took her to SVS for her first visit she refused to go into the exam room and she weighed more than 90 pounds. The vet and staff moved to another room and she found that one suitable. She was extremely strong willed (stubborn) and very sweet with people and all the dogs she met. She learned how to open doors and gates and remove items from counters. I often commented that she was a quick learner and very intelligent if the information would benefit her. I soon began calling her "The Queen" . She had an indoor/outdoor lifestyle but could not be left in the house unsupervised. We loved The Queen and were happy to make the adjustments she required.
- Sharon Langford
Sandy appeared in a pasture soon after I moved to the farm in 2007. My brother Samuel saw her in a field and someone who worked on the farm took food to her several days. When it seemed that she was not leaving and no one was looking for her he had her taken to my house and put in one of the fenced dog areas. When I checked voice mail after meetings in Murfreesboro I had a message that I would have a new dog when I got home. After getting Sandy spayed and wellness exam and vaccines I planned to integrate her with the six rescues who had moved here with me but she had other ideas. Sandy wanted to be the boss and this was not good for the other dogs or Sandy so I gave her a large fenced area. Several months later a Hound mix came to the barn area and we took food for several days then decided that he needed a home and named him Rusty. He and Sandy were compatible and lived together until Rusty crossed The Rainbow Bridge. Sandy continued to be very independent and my goal was to allow Sandy to live as she wanted in an environment which was enriching.
For David & Shirley Smith - In memory of their beloved Oscar. From: Sharon Langford
From Oscars family:
Oscar, The Dog We Didn’t Want
On a January day in 2014 a dog wandered in our yard. He was an adult dachsund mix dog. We figured someone had let him out for a bathroom break and he was lost. We tried every way we could think of to locate this dog’s owners because we did not need another dog. Classified ads were ran in the “Lost & Found” section of two local newspapers and he was posted on social media sites. We notified our local shelter too. We had no luck finding this dog’s owners.
The next week it turned very cold and the dog had to come inside the house to survive. Soon he was sitting in our laps, giving kisses and begging for table scraps. Some where in between trying to find this dog’s home and keeping him safe, we fell in love. Oscar, had us wrapped around his paw. We could not eat a meal in peace without him begging for a bite or watch “Family Feud” on TV because he always thought the bells and chimes from the game show was someone ringing the doorbell. He thought he had to go with us to the convenient center every weekend to help take the garbage off, defend us from the UPS delivery man or chase us on the ATV when we went for a ride.
Life is a lot quieter without Oscar but we now have a hole in our heart as big as the holes he used to dig in the backyard trying to get a mole. We love you Oscar.
For: Elley, Pete and Chloe Snyder - In Memory of Molly Snyder. From: Blake, Gretchen, Anna, Sophia (meow) and Simi (meow).
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