I Love Westies
Sherry is welcomed home by her darlings, Effie and Abby
Adopted! Our two new girls, Effie (4) and Abby (3) have made themselves at home. Kelsey is fine with her new sisters. Arms full of love!
Daisy, was a perfect dog. She never misbehaved in 17 years, was super-smart, the alpha female with an unbelievably kind spirit, passed to the Rainbow Bridge today after a year-long struggle with various organ issues. We are bereft, but grateful for her gift of love for so many years, her darling antics, and regal personality. She will be greatly missed until we meet again
Buffy, Daisy , & Kelsey
Westies Watching TV
Westie Buffy on Sofa
Sherry with 5 friends
Interested in Westie Rescue & Adoption? Please contact:
Westie Rescue of OC
(805) 208-4322 Phone
Karen Simondet who runs WROC, started the Spartacus Project because of an incredibly sad situation with the dog she took out of the shelter...
she only had him a short time - no one wanted him; he had seizures; he went blind;
he regained his eyesight and then had multiple
seizures but was such a loving dog who for the first time in his senior life,
had someone to care for him. He was no longer
left outside all the time - he got to sleep in a warm bed, have his ears rubbed
and followed Karen around like glue. For
the first time in his old life, he knew love. She took him to work every
day (her boss was in India) and kept him under her desk
so that if he had a seizure, she could inject him. He peered over the box in her
office (a box instead of a dog gate) with such a darling
he was safe and with his new, loving "mom".
decided to start the Spartacus project to help senior dogs become adopted/rescued/fostered. The day of my book launch,
in her arms. She's moving forward with the project and I'm doing everything I can help her honor this dog. She asked if I could post
this on my website below the WROC as the Spartacus Project. I'm honored
to be the first chapter of the book.
I remember when I first started writing back and forth to Karen, she told me a
story where a man came to a shelter with an old dog and
wanted to turn the dog in. The Shelter asked why? He said "The dog is old.
I want a younger one." That stuck with me as
the most awful thing a pet owner could do...have a loyal animal for all it's life and
then when it was old and needed care and love the most,
the dog would be turned in for a newer model. Broke my heart. Good thing I'm
not blogging or I could write about this forever.
French Recipes from the Dordogne
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Here's a little travel treat for you. Remember my novel, THE DORDOGNE DECEPTION? Thanks to Robin Benzle who stayed there to film the interior (and buy books from me for the entire crew), here's the castle's grounds and interior set to music. I, of course, made the size of the castle, land, # rooms etc. even larger and changed the name to Roufillay in my novel, but the rest is exactly as it was, and still is. You'll have a chance to see the owner, Isabelle Grasse talk abou...t the history of the chateau. Enjoy! Seeing this brought back so many memories, without the storm and lightning strikes we experienced. As you walk the hallways, you'll see slanted beams where we ducked to avoid hitting our heads, the massive (I mean 'castle massive' doors, furnishings, and marvelous setting above the Dordogne River. If you want to learn more, visit my web: http://sherryjoyce.com
Great Places to Stay in the World: Chateau de Rouffillac, Carlux, France
This privately-owned historic chateau in the Dordogne region of Southwestern France is perhaps the best…
Visit Chateau Rouffillac, the inspiration for Chateau Roufillay in
THE DORDOGNE DECEPTION
(photo credit: Lili Hawsack)