Friday, November 10, 2017

Dog Tales Presents Swiss Puppy Peacemaker

Blessed are the Peacemakers: Here’s Pepper

Except from Dog Tales by Teresa J. Herbic 

I’m Pepper, a mini Swiss Mountain pup! I am a tiny black puppy with some white on my face and body. Born in a small Lathrop neighborhood, my ancestors came from Switzerland. Many of my descendants happened to be farm dogs. The first of my breed journeyed to America in the late 1960s.

I’m the runt of a fuzzy pile of newborn Swiss pups known as Entlebucher Mountain Dogs, the smallest of the Swiss Mountain breeds, weighing in at one mighty pound. Not much bigger than a human hand, I would imagine. People tell me that I may grow to be about 16 inches tall.

Did you know that Swiss Mountain dogs can have seven to eight pups in a litter? La Corumba! That’s a heaping heavy pile!
My birth mom had eight of us so it tipped the scale. Showing unrivaled spirit, as the last in the heap, I rose to the top to meet my new family. Although, my mom and dad already had a dog named Rusty, they couldn’t resist adopting me, anyway. They chose me out of the gate so to speak. They said I was a keeper. Although tiny and wobbly, I offered them bounds of entertainment. They giggled as they watched me try to stand on my own two feet for the first time. Although I hesitated initially, I soon learned how to take a proper stance. I loved the attention!

My job if I were a farm girl would be to serve as a cattle dog. Because I’m not equipped for the mission, I found myself managing city life. Our family had a single home, a shed out back and a play hut on the north end of the property. A small creek existed for discovering and for taking nature baths. Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs love children, cats and other animals as long as they are friendly. I especially adored my new brothers Ray and Rusty, sisters Teresa and Puff Ball, and neighbors the Buckridge family. They welcomed me with open arms.

At only a month old, I doubled in size. However, still pint size. I publicized my massive vocal cords with a little howling and yodeling. It felt like the opening act at the Sydney Opera House with a real musical call to the wild. You know this Opera House did a performance for canines and their humans? That’s right they did a special concert tailored for dogs and their parents. The event only lasted 20 minutes. They say dogs have short attention spans. I’m just guessing they just don’t want their ears blown out either!

Determined to play, listen to occasional performances and enjoy life’s offerings, I also required a lot of down time because newborn puppies as you may know sleep up to 15 hours a day. Now, that’s a real snooze fest, friends! Talking about your beauty rest! 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Precious Orphan Bear Enjoys Adoption

Subject:Orphan Bear couple adopted Stepan when he was a 3-month-old orphaned cub

He was found by hunters in a forest very weak and lonely
But Svetlana and Yuriy nurtured him back to health
Now he’s a 23-year-old loving goofball!
“He absolutely loves people and is a really sociable bear”;
“Despite what people might think, he is not aggressive at all”;
“We have never been bitten by Stepan”;
The bear eats 25kg of fish, vegetables and eggs every day!
He does enjoy his cup of tea, too
The gentle giant manages to stay in shape thanks to his love for games outdoors
But there’s nothing like snuggling with his humans on a couch…;
And did we mention that gardening is his ultimate passion?

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

PetsMart Hosts Adoption Events

Events offer wide variety of adoptable pets
Be prepared for wagging tails, wet noses and unconditional love when you attend a PetSmart Charities® Adoption Event.
Nearly every PetSmart® store has adoptable pets available each weekend. Many centers have both dogs and cats available. Please use our store locator to find a location near you. Be sure to call ahead to confirm availability.
Our additional Adoption Events provide great opportunities for potential adopters to see a wider variety of adoptable pets:
  • National Adoption Weekends. On average, more than 15,000 pets find homes every time PetSmart Charities hosts a National Adoption Weekend.  Held 4 times a year, these events showcase adoptable pets in every PetSmart store in the United States and Canada, usually featuring several adoption organizations at each store.
    • February 17-19, 2017
    • May 5-7, 2017
    • September 15-17, 2017
    • November 10-12, 2017
  • Community adoption events. PetSmart Charities provides grants that help team up many local adoption groups to feature a wide variety of adoptable pets all in one place. These events help save the lives of thousands of pets each year

Friday, January 20, 2017

Bonus Devotional Still Available

Free Bonus Devotional "Praying for Our Pets" available online now at:

There's also a link for a free chapter if you want to view more of the actual book "Family Prayer Made Easy."

May God bless you in powerful ways!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Don't MIss this Free Bonus Devotional

Free Bonus Devotional "Praying for Our Pets" available online now at:

There's also a link for a free chapter if you want to view more of the actual book "Family Prayer Made Easy."

May God bless you in powerful ways!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Precious Adopted RoxyBelle Plays Peek-a-Boo with Kids

Update from Sister Frankie on RoxyBelle:

My girl Roxybelle is growing like a weed and so is Mr. Three he is the center dark headed goat in this photo. Surprising they are about the same age and neither one can be picked up and held anymore.

Roxybelle is playing peek-a-boo around the fence post with them this morning. Notice how fluffy she is getting. She is growing her undercoat and changing patterns. The black on her legs is shedding off and she may have all tan legs after, not sure yet.  She also has a bit of gold coming in across her shoulders, neck, and upper back.  She was considered 'blanket' pattern, but they change so much that she may actually end up a 'saddle' pattern. Only God knows.

Love to you all,
Sis Frankie

Friday, October 14, 2016

Thank You to Everyone who Joined us at B&N

What a wonderful Family Prayer Made Easy Book Celebration we enjoyed Saturday evening! Thank you to all of the most lovely friends, family, church groups and cherished souls who came out to Barnes and Noble, Zona Rosa! We had an incredible time together!

To those who missed the event: If you buy a copy of the book this weekend, please let me know, and I will send you a signed, personalized book plate. It's a great time for Christmas gifts! I'd be happy to get that out to you, just let me know how many and where to send. May God truly bless you!

May all of His greatest joys be yours! Praise Jesus :-)