Sunday, June 24, 2012

Charley's Circus Party Sat June 23rd

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Major Bennett Evans (1889 - 1966) - Find A Grave Memorial

My Great Uncle who I never knew exsisted-My Grandpa Evan's Brother
Major B. Evans (1889 - 1966) - Find A Grave Memorial

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mazie's Pet Trick "Dancing for Treats" Oct 2000

Goodbye Mazie


Mazie Murry May 10th 1998-June 13 2012


Mazie left this morning for pet heaven She was ready to be free to run and play with all the beloved pets in pet heaven, free from pain and suffering.
Mazie came to Bill, Me and Andrew when Kali, just out of high school chose Mazie to be her companion. With working and being only 18 she was unable to provide Mazie with the care and attention she needed. I brought Mazie to our house the weekend of Jennifer's wedding and told Kali when she was able to care for her she could have her back. Well, the opposite happened, WE GOT ATTACHED TO HER! After a while Kali knew she would be unable to have her back. Maize was our companion and light of our daily life for the next 13 years.
Mazie joined Andrew's cat Crash and they were a team! Many times sleeping side by side and or Crash would "groom" Mazie. They ate and played together until Crash passed away in the summer of 2005. Similar to Mazie's diagnosis of a tumor.  
Bill, after telling Andrew many many times that he did not want a dog to be responsible for ended up getting his self attached to Mazie! He SPOILED HER! She was able to lick his face all over and as long as she wanted! She said in the chair with him and watched TV. They ate watermelon, red licorice and went on long walks together. 
Mazie moved with Bill and I three times and always settled in just fine. As Mazie got older she was having trouble with her eyes and needed daily medication. Bill would sit Mazie on the kitchen counter and place the eye drops in her eyes. One day he left the house and forgot to put Mazie down! When I heard her wining I wondered what was wrong? I come down stairs to Mazie sitting patiently on the kitchen counter!
For many years Bill would visit his Mother in Odessa on Sundays and Mazie would go also. We just had to say "are you going to Granny's"? and she would get so excited! Bill's Mom taught Mazie to dance just by dangling a doggie treat above her head she would "twirl around on her hind legs! SO CUTE! 
Mazie also eat right along with Bill and I, she loved cheese, pizza and ice cream! Mazie was very intelligent and knew words and some sign language such as "hand's up ALL GONE" meaning no more table scrapes! LOL!
Bill's Mom spoiled her something awful! Mazie would have "ANYTHING" she wanted to eat such as Roast Beef and lots and lots of treats! 
Nicholas visited Mazie the most times. He would come stay with us in the summer time and most of our pictures of Mazie are with Nicholas. Mazie loved Nicholas, Jennifer, Kali and Andrew. She would get so excited when they walked in the door to visit. Many times Nicholas and I would walk Mazie around the block and when we got close to home I would let her go and say "GO DOG GO"! Mazie would start running home and Nicholas thought this was so funny!
Mazie became terribly ill in the summer of 2005. She would not eat and she slept all the time. We took her to the Vet on Main Street and he diagnosis her with kidney failure and said we should put her to sleep due to no chance of recovery. Bill called me in hysterics! I said let's get a second opinion-I looked in the yellow pages and found Rock Hill Pet Clinic close by. I called Rock Hill and the 1st thing the lady said after I told her our problem she said "what is your baby's name" I knew we had hope!
Bill took Mazie to Rock Hill Pet Clinic immediately and Dr. Stewart told him she had Leptospirosis
She could try antibiotics BUT Mazie was so sick if she did not use the right one first she said Mazie would die. After many weeks of treatment and long late evening conversations between Dr. Stewart and Bill, Mazie recovered! Dr. Stewart gave Mazie 7 more wonderful years! 

Mazie, after a short recent illness was diagnosis with a tumor attached to her heart. Since her birthday May 10th she got worse each day. We took her to her favorite Dr. Patrick Stewart at Rockhill Pet Clinic.

With compassion, we give excellent medical care to pets.  With integrity and respect, we build long-term relationships of trust with our clients, team members, and the community in which we practice medicine.  


Patricia L Stewart, DVM
Dr. Patricia Stewart has been a pet lover her entire life. As a child, she constantly read books about dogs and cats, and dreamed of devoting her life to animal care. When her family visited relatives on the farm, Patricia always enjoyed playing with the cows, chickens, pigs, and other animals. She and the farm dog, Jack, spent many hours exploring the woods together and enjoyed a very special relationship.After graduating from Rockhurst University with a degree in Biology, Patricia proceeded to the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine. In 1977 Dr. Stewart graduated with a degree in Veterinary Medicine, and her dreams became a reality. 

After many years of practice, Dr. Stewart remains passionate about providing her patients with the best medical care science has to offer. That commitment is put into practice at Rockhill Pet Clinic through substantial investments in state-of-the-art medical equipment not commonly available at other animal clinics. As a pet lover, Dr. Stewart understands the important place that pets have in our lives. She has devoted her life to providing compassionate care for animals while maintaining a high level of professionalism and medical expertise. She works hard to educate clients and empower them to make meaningful decisions about their pet's care. Dr. Stewart's personal pet is a Shih Tzu, named Smokey.

It will be difficult for Bill and I to go forward without having Mazie. It will take awhile.

Saturday, June 9, 2012


Mazie has been diagnosed with a tumor attached to her heart. She is not doing well and has stopped eating. We will have to make a decision soon unless an Angel quietly takes her.


A Parting Prayer
Dear Lord, please open your gates
and call St. Francis
to come escort this beloved companion
across the Rainbow Bridge.

Assign her to a place of honor,
for she has been a faithful servant
and has always done her best to please me.

Bless the hands that send her to you,
for they are doing so in love and compassion,
freeing her from pain and suffering.

Grant me the strength not to dwell on my loss.
Help me remember the details of her life
with the love she has shown me.
And grant me the courage to honor her
by sharing those memories with others.

Let her remember me as well
and let her know that I will always love her.
And when it's my time to pass over into your paradise,
please allow her to accompany those
who will bring me home.

Thank you, Lord,
for the gift of her companionship
and for the time we've had together.

And thank you, Lord,
for granting me the strength
to give her to you now.

Amen.

- © Brandy Duckworth, 1998

Friday, June 8, 2012


Update on Miss Mazie-We took Mazie to her favorite Dr. today (Dr. Patricia Stewart Rockhill Pet Clinic) the same one that saved her life in 2005) She believes Mazie has heart failure due to her labored breathing, this can be controlled with medication. More serious she believes she is suffering from Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia) - Overview
What is difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)?

Difficulty swallowing is also called dysphagia. It is usually a sign of a problem with your throat or esophagus -the muscular tube that moves food and liquids from the back of your mouth to your stomach.

There are many different problems that can prevent the throat or esophagus from working properly. Some of these are minor, while others are more serious. If you have a hard time swallowing once or twice, you probably do not have a medical problem. But if you have trouble swallowing on a regular basis, you may have a more serious problem that needs treatment.

What causes dysphagia?

Normally, the muscles in your throat and esophagus squeeze, or contract, to move food and liquids from your mouth to your stomach without problems. Sometimes, though, food and liquids have trouble getting to your stomach. There are two types of problems that can make it hard for food and liquids to travel down your esophagus:

Mazie is still at the Vet they are doing tests and Xrays. Will update soon. Thanks for your thoughts and concern ;-)