Thursday, February 19, 2009

"Woofs, Wags, Purrs & Nay’s"…. Our “furry” friends ~ “Man’s Best Friends”


Vintage Village is going to the DOGS!!!

Yes! Vintage Village, Metro Atlanta's coziest shop for antiques and more, is going to the dogs...and with a few other family pets thrown in for good measure.
So, I invite you to look at “Dari’s” new creation on our Shop Website ~
We’ve gone to the “dogs, cats & even goats….”

Dari, you are the “Best” ~ we Thank you for your hard work maintaining our “wonderful website”. We certainly hope you enjoy this different tribute from our “so talented dealers”.

Man’s Best Friends ~ A tribute to the “special family members” ~ that we aDoRe~!

The K9 above is Brutus, a military K9 at Mc Chord. He's huge - part Boxer and part British Bull Mastiff and tops the scales at 200 lbs. His handler took the picture. Brutus is running toward me because he knows I have some Milk Bone treats, so he's slobbering away! I had to duck around a tree just before he got to me in case he couldn't stop, but he did. Brutus won the Congressional Medal of Honor last year from his tour in Iraq . His handler and four other soldiers were taken hostage by insurgents. Brutus and his handler communicate by sign language and he gave Brutus the signal that meant 'go away but come back and find me'. The Iraqis paid no attention to Brutus. He came back later and quietly tore the throat out of one guard at one door and another guard at another door. He then jumped against one of the doors repeatedly (the guys were being held in an old warehouse) until it opened. He went in and untied his handler and they all escaped. He's the first K9 to receive this honor. If he knows you're OK, he's a big old lug and wants to sit in your lap. Brutus, enjoys the company of cats. K-9 Congressional Medal of Honor Winner. Thought you'd find this interesting. Talk about animal intelligence and bonding with humans!

1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.
2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.
3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.
4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.
5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.
6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.
7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.
8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.
9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.
10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.
Life would be a much duller, less joyful experience without God's critters.
"Focus on people & “pets” ~ their lives, their work, their dreams."
I love this new website feature, probably because I "aDoRe" ~ "furry friends", don't you?~!
~one vintage hag


  1. Oh! I'm so excited, I got my package today, Thank You very much! I love the pitcher and butter pat! I took some pictures so I can post them on my blog! I have to get through this giveaway thing first! I can't believe how many comments I've gotten! Thanks again!

  2. Found you through google alerts. Thanks so much for mentioning that you enjoy my books. I'll have to check out your shop. You know I love me some vintage!