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Maggie, Me and Pepper

I grew up with Terriers. Irish Terriers…female Irish Terriers. The main one was Pepper who we lost in April and mom is still grieving about. I have heard a ton of stories about Pepper and the things she taught mom, the past couple months and there are lots of things I need to live up to.

I found mom crying earlier today and she sat me down and told me the other terrier in my life is now romping in the fields on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge with Pepper. Maggie was a 15 yr old Irish Terrier and belonged to my human grandparents. She was a cool old red head with a bit of attitude. She was also a veteran therapy dog and had been visiting an assisted living home for more then 10 years. She was the dog that sparked a conversation between my mom and her eye doctor and was ultimately the reason my mom went into dog training. And she was the reason for my mom meeting Pepper! I guess I owe her more then just teaching me a terrier way of life.

Although I know I’ll meet up with all my good friends someday, when I get to romp in the fields on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge, but I sure do miss them a ton now!

I’ll go fetch mom a Guinness and we’ll toast the Irish red heads of the family, remember old times and bury another dog in our hearts.


“There is one best place to bury a dog.
“If you bury him in this spot, he will
come to you when you call – come to you
over the grim, dim frontier of death,
and down the well-remembered path,
and to your side again.

“And though you call a dozen living
dogs to heel, they shall not growl at
him, nor resent his coming,
for he belongs there.

“People may scoff at you, who see
no lightest blade of grass bent by his
footfall, who hear no whimper, people
who may never really have had a dog.
Smile at them, for you shall know
something that is hidden from them,
and which is well worth the knowing.

“The one best place to bury a good
dog is in the heart of his master.”

— Ben Hur Lampman —
from the Portland Oregonian Sept. 11, 1925

Cheers to the Irish Terriers who are buried in my heart!

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I just found out about this really cool thing that the Capital Ale House is doing. Every Thursday is what they call Community Chest. They pick a couple non-profit organizations and 25% of food purchases go to the non-profit you choose. The month of June 2010 they have chosen the 501 (c) 3 non-profit, Ring Dog Rescue!

Ring Dog Rescue is a rescue group dedicated to the “Bully Breeds”. We are a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization and are currently listing adoptable “bullies” from, not only Ring Dog Rescue, but our other rescue friends and those who have opened their door to an orphaned “bully” in private rescue.

We at Ring Dog Rescue all own a “bully” and would like to answer all your questions and help guide you to a happy life for you and your companion, as well as to aid you in finding the perfect one for you.

If there is anything you can’t find on the site please contact us with questions at ringdog@ringdogrescue.org. Our mailing address is PO Box 28632, Henrico, VA 23228 and to leave a message in our voicemail, call 804 622-4200. The number to fax an adoption or foster application is 804 590-2650.

My friend Riley is a "Bully Breed"

I’m hoping mom will call to see if I can go with her some Thursday night for dinner this June and sit on the patio with her so I can help support Ring Dog Rescue!

Oh hey another cool thing about Capital Ale House…. They are a Gold Sponsor for World Beer Festival Richmond VA 12 June 2010!!!!!

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