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Happy Birthday, Biscuit

Today is Biscuit’s birthday.  He would have been fourteen-years-old presuming his age was accurate when we rescued him.  However, it is very likely he was older.  We made August 8th Biscuit’s birthday as it was the day Biscuit was rescued off the streets in North Carolina where he was then taken to the Sheltie Haven Sheltie Rescue, Inc.  We rescued Biscuit from this rescue organization on January 7, 2011, and we enjoyed a wonderful two and a half years together.

We celebrated Biscuit’s birthday in Nova Scotia during the summers of 2011 and 2012; and in 2013, we spent our last vacation together in Manchester, Vermont.  We had a wonderful time together.  Doug and I have many wonderful memories of our summer vacations together with Biscuit.  We know that Biscuit is always with us in spirit.

Whenever I see a rainbow, I think of Biscuit.  We have seen several rainbows, including a double rainbow, and, each time, we immediately thought of Biscuit.  In fact, we saw a rainbow just last week after a heavy rain.

Below is one of my favorite images of Biscuit and Doug taken on the beach in Hubbards, Nova Scotia.

Biscuit, we hope that you have a wonderful birthday!  We hope that you are running on the beach with your sheltie furs blowing in the wind — a lovely and lasting image and memory that I will always cherish!  You are always and forever in our hearts, our sweet dear Biscuit.  Thank you for the many, everlasting gifts you gave to us.  We love you and miss you very much.  Happy Birthday!

 

Jones Soda: Please Vote for Biscuit!

I submitted this image, shown below, a few years ago, while our dear Biscuit was still alive, and I was notified recently that Biscuit is a ‘staff pick’ to possibly appear on the Jones Soda label again!

In the image, Biscuit is sitting with many bottles of Jones Soda with his image appearing on the Jones Soda label.

I would be most grateful if you vote today via the link below, which only takes a second and helps increase the chances of Biscuit getting on a Jones Soda label again!  (Also, please feel free to share — 1 vote per I.P. address is permitted!)

*Vote Here: http://gallery.jonessoda.com/gallery/view.php?ID=1322367&offset=1

 

Thank you!

Happy Birthday, Biscuit

Today is Biscuit’s birthday.  He would have been thirteen-years-old presuming his age was accurate when we rescued him.  However, it is very likely he was older.  We made August 8th Biscuit’s birthday as it was the day Biscuit was rescued off the streets in North Carolina where he was then taken to the Sheltie Haven Sheltie Rescue, Inc.  We rescued Biscuit from this rescue organization on January 7, 2011.

We celebrated Biscuit’s birthday in Nova Scotia during the summers of 2011 and 2012; and in 2013, we spent our last vacation together in Manchester, Vermont.  We had a wonderful time together.  Doug and I have many wonderful memories of our summer vacations together with Biscuit.  We know that Biscuit is always with us in spirit.

Whenever I see a rainbow, I think of Biscuit.  We have seen several rainbows, including a double rainbow, this spring and summer, and, each time, we immediately thought of Biscuit.

Below is one of my favorite images of Biscuit and Doug taken on the beach in Hubbards, Nova Scotia.

Biscuit, we hope that you have a wonderful birthday!  We hope that you are running on the beach with your sheltie furs blowing in the wind — a lovely and lasting image and memory that I will always cherish!  You are always and forever in our hearts, our sweet dear Biscuit.  Thank you for the many, everlasting gifts you gave to us.  We love you and miss you very much.  Happy Birthday!

 

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Honoring Biscuit and Victory

For my birthday last summer, Doug had two tapered baguettes added to my engagement ring, in honor of Biscuit and Victory — our first furry family members.  Doug originally designed the setting and picked out the stones for my engagement ring, on his own, several years ago, and I love it.  (The only other person we have seen have a similar engagement ring, which we somewhat recently discovered, is Princess Mary of Denmark — Doug has elegant taste fit for a princess!)  I like to think of my engagement ring representing: our past (left ruby), our present (center diamond), and our future (right ruby).

The top ring comprises small diamonds from Doug’s Grandma Rose’s wedding ring, and we added similarly sized rubys to this channel setting to coordinate with the engagement ring.  Doug’s Mom was thoughtful to give us some of the stones from Grandma Rose’s wedding ring; and we had the ring made soon after.  Grandma Rose was a very special lady and we miss her dearly — she was a very wise and strong woman.  She was a large part of Doug’s life and she was also a very positive influence in Doug’s life.  I am happy to have known Grandma Rose.  Family rings are really neat, as you are always able to carry that special person with you, which you can continue to pass down to future generations.

Adding a stone(s) to a favorite piece of jewelry is a unique way to honor a family member and/or furry family member!

Happy Monday!

 

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Hearts: Biscuit and Victory

Just before our dear Biscuit passed away, I noticed a heart shape, shown on the right below, in the area near his neck where he had been shaved for his surgery, a sign to us that everything would be ok even though we were heart broken because of our great loss.

While we were away on vacation, while Victory took a nap, I noticed that Victory has a heart shape paw pad that is solid pink, the only one of her paw pads that is pink and it is in the shape of a heart.  I truly believe that our sweet dear Biscuit sent us a gift, our Victory, another perfect sheltie family member who Biscuit selected for us.  It is always interesting to see how everything is connected and intertwined.  We believe that Biscuit is always with us; and we believe Victory is the little fur girl that is meant to be part of our family as well.

 

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Two Views: Mount Equinox

During the spring of 2013, we took Biscuit to Vermont, which marked our last trip together.  During this trip, we visited Mount Equinox, which Biscuit loved.  It was also our first time visiting Mount Equinox, which is very beautiful.  During our recent vacation, we stopped in Manchester, Vermont, on our way to Quebec.  During this trip, we also took Victory to Mount Equinox, which made us think a lot about Biscuit; and we felt Biscuit there with us.

Shown below are Biscuit and Victory photographed in nearly the same place at the top of Mount Equinox along with the view from this area.

Happy Monday!

 

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Happy Birthday, Sweet Dear Biscuit!

Tomorrow is Biscuit’s birthday.  He would have been twelve-years-old presuming his age was accurate when we rescued him.  However, it is very likely he was older.  We made August 8th Biscuit’s birthday as it was the day Biscuit was rescued off the streets in North Carolina where he was then taken to the Sheltie Haven Sheltie Rescue, Inc.  We rescued Biscuit from this rescue organization on January 7, 2011.

We celebrated Biscuit’s birthday in Nova Scotia during the summers of 2011 and 2012; and in 2013, we spent our last vacation together in Manchester, Vermont.  We had a wonderful time together.  Doug and I have many wonderful memories of our summer vacations together with Biscuit.  We know that Biscuit will be with us in spirit during our vacation this year with Victory.

Whenever I see a rainbow, I think of Biscuit.  Earlier this week after a good rain, the most beautiful and grand rainbow appeared over the geographic area where we previously lived with Biscuit.  We immediately thought of Biscuit.

Below is one of our favorite images of our beloved Biscuit taken in Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia.  He was so happy and he looked so handsome.

Biscuit, we hope that you have a wonderful birthday!  We hope that you are running on the beach with your sheltie furs blowing in the wind — a lovely and lasting image and memory that I will always cherish!  You are always and forever in our hearts, our sweet dear Biscuit.  Thank you for the many gifts you gave to us.  We love you and miss you very much.  Happy Birthday!

 

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Honoring Biscuit and Victory: A Special Tribute — A New Look for Biscuit’s Space

Today is a big and special day on the blog!  Since we have had our little darling, Victory, for a year already as of October 12 (also Victory’s birthday), and because she is carrying on the ‘Biscuit’s Space’ name, we decided it was time to have Victory running next to her brother, Biscuit, on the blog’s header!  We do not think that Biscuit would mind sharing the blog header with his sissy, Victory, because Biscuit would want us to showcase helping other shelties like himself receive a second chance at life, while promoting dog rescue — the spirit of Biscuit’s Space.

Over the summer I contacted Bee Johnson, who illustrated the original header last summer, in honor of Biscuit, and I asked her if she would be willing to illustrate and add our Victory to Biscuit’s right side of the blog header.  In order to do this, I needed to get some good photos of Victory.  However, it was tough to capture Victory running while looking at the camera like Biscuit  because Victory is so quick on her feet!  After a couple of days of trying to capture the right image, while on vacation, with Doug’s help running with Victory, I finally got the image of Victory in motion, in a similar stance to Biscuit, along with a few close up images of Victory’s face.  These images, shown below, enabled Bee to create the illustration of our sweet Victory!  We absolutely love the new blog header, capturing the essence of Biscuit’s Space, with our furbabies, Biscuit and Victory, shown below!  Bee truly captured the essence of Victory and Biscuit!

Bee is very talented and she was wonderful and easy to work with on this project that is near and dear to our hearts!  Thank you so much, Bee — you brought our little Victory to life and we love the results of your work!  If you are looking for an illustration commission, I highly recommend working with Bee!

Please visit the blog to see the new blog header shown below!

 

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Below are the images I captured, which Bee used to illustrate our sweet Victory!

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Happy Birthday, Biscuit!

Today is Biscuit’s birthday.  He would have been eleven-years-old presuming his age was accurate when we rescued Biscuit.  However, it is very likely he was older.  We made August 8th Biscuit’s birthday as it was the day Biscuit was rescued off the streets in North Carolina where he was then taken to the Sheltie Haven Sheltie Rescue, Inc.  We rescued Biscuit from this rescue organization on January 7, 2011.

We celebrated Biscuit’s birthday in Nova Scotia during the summers of 2011 and 2012.  We had a wonderful time together.  Doug and I have many wonderful memories of our summer vacations together with Biscuit.  We know that Biscuit will be with us in spirit during our vacation this year with Victory.

Below is a photograph of Biscuit on the beach, one of his favorite places, in Nova Scotia on his Birthday!  We got him a special birthday bandana and he strutted along the beach looking so handsome!

Biscuit, we hope that you have a wonderful birthday today!  We hope that you are running on the beach with your sheltie furs blowing in the wind!  You always loved the beach; and you loved to run on the sand!  You are always in our hearts, our sweet dear Biscuit.  We love you.  Happy Birthday!

 

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Honoring Biscuit: One Year — A Letter to Biscuit

Dearest Biscuit:

We cannot believe that your physical being has been gone a year ago today.  Our time together was too short, just two and a half years.  During this time, you changed our lives forever.  We miss you very much.  We know that your physical being has left this life, but we know that you are always with us.  You brought us so much joy and you gave us so many, many gifts that we are so thankful for that we continue to receive today.  We think of you every day and your images are displayed throughout our home.  Whenever we see an vibrant orange sky or a rainbow, we think of you.  Your gift of your sissy, Victory, makes us think of you every day as well.  Although you two have distinct personalities, she exudes some of the characteristics you exhibited.  This is why we know you sent us the ‘right sheltie friend.’  We thought we would describe to you how you two share some of the same qualities.

1. You and Victory are extremely cautious.  You both are weary of new situations and people.  You always had anxiety of being left somewhere; and Victory gets scared of new people and situations.  We know that her confidence will continue to grow.  She has made significant progress since she came to live with us and joined our family.

2. You and Victory sleep in during the morning.  We are lucky in that you both like to sleep in, which is very nice on the weekends!

3. You and Victory are night owls.  We think that you both would prefer a later bed time during the week!

4. You and Victory like the snow.  You both enjoy walking around in the snow.  During recent winters, we received quite a bit of snow along with some snow days.

5. You and Victory love to sleep in front of the fan.  You both love sleeping in front of the fan during naps and during the night; and you both position yourselves in the path of the fan.

6. You and Victory love to beg at the dinning room table and while we make dinner in the kitchen!  This is partially our fault for giving in to you because you two are so cute when you beg for food — of course, we do this in moderation!

7. You and Victory love to eat yogurt!  You loved yogurt parfaits that I made for you on the weekends and Victory loves eating yogurt on the weekends as well gobbling it up in no time flat!

8. You and Victory love ice cream (in moderation, of course!)  You both love ice cream.  Remember the time in Nova Scotia where we gave you Cows Ice Cream and you got a tummy ache because it was so rich (a high butter fat content) — fortunately a local vet helped us out and we had to give you Pepto-Bismol via an eye dropper — those were good times chasing you around the cottage with an eye dropper trying to help you!  Victory loves ice cream as well, but we are careful not to give her too much!

9. You and Victory love to go to Home Depot/Lowes!  When we sold and moved out of our old house, while we waited for our current house to be finished being built, we had to get you more outings as you missed our old neighborhood and house.  Daddy came up with the idea of taking you to Home Depot and Lowes since these stores are furry friend friendly!  You loved going and everyone told you how handsome you were.  Many people thought you were a girl because you were just so happy and beautiful!  Victory also loves going to Home Depot/Lowes.  She also receives many nice comments about how beautiful she is and she smiles ear to ear prancing around the store!

10. You and Victory love to go on outings in the car!  We are fortunate that you both travel extremely well in the car and you enjoy it!  You both love to go in the car with us and the destination does not concern you both — you just like going out and about.  We shared so many dinners, adventures, and lovely vacations together.  We will never forget those times together.  Victory also loves going in the car and she loves coming home and going into the garage.  She thinks it is the best thing ever — who knew a garage could be that exciting, but it is for Victory!

11. You and Victory allow me to photograph you.  You both are so patient with me when I photograph you.  I think you both know what the camera is, as you both are naturals in front of the camera.  You are my muse and have brought photography back into my life.

12. You and Victory love to be with us and you are both special and perfect just the way you are!  You both enjoy being with us as much as we enjoy being with you two.  You and Victory are great company and companions — you are our little fur babies!  We have been blessed with wonderful shelties and we could not be happier to have you both a part of our lives.  You both are special and warm our hearts.  We cannot imagine not having either one of you as part of our little family.  We love you both.

Thank you for being part of our lives, Biscuit.  Your memory will always live on and we will never forget you.  You are the reason Biscuit’s Space exists and Biscuit’s Space will continue in your great memory.  You also inspired my dog photography project and I hope, upon its completion, it will have a positive impact.  This body of work is for you and it will be dedicated to you.  We love you, Biscuit.  We know that you are with us always.

Love always,

Mamma & Daddy

 

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