I am a self taught mixed media artist and instructor living in Virginia with my Husband and our family of fur babies. I love all things vintage and strive to use those discarded bits of artistic flotsam and jetsum in my creations. I also love finding those treasures that others can use to feather their souls and their nests so please check out my Etsy Shop as well. Thank you for stopping by.

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Dawn Gold

Oh Lesley, you have moved me to tears with your touching post about your family. Yes they were, and always will be family...they will remember the love you gave them both...feel proud of the love you and Tom shared with your babies...so many unfortunate dogs never experience that,

Sending hugs darling xxx

Patty D

With tears streaming down my cheeks, I read and loved every word. I just lost my 16-year-old Chippie (super sweet kitty) on Friday Aug 24. Some people won't have pets because of the pain we feel when we lose them. I pray I never spend a day without a cat here to love and to love me back. My life would be so empty without them.

Janet Ghio

Beautifully written. Anyone who has loved a pet can feel your pain.


My heart aches for you. I know the pain all too well. You will be reunited one day, of that I am sure, until then they are young again, pain free, playing and waiting patiently for you ((Hug))

Lexi Grenzer

Oh Lesley, I'm so very sorry. The time we have with our fur babies is just precious. What a gift they give us, of such unconditional love. My heart goes out to you!

Stephani Gorman

Lesley, so sorry to here about your sweet furry friend leaving you. I have been through the loss of several pets of my own so I know how much you miss them. I have a sweet pair now that I know I will have to part with in a few years and I am not looking forward to loosing their companionship! There is just nothing like those sweet puppy dog kisses! Hugs to you, Stephani

Wanda Eash

I'm so sorry you've lost your baby. He and his sister can run and jump together now; one day you will see them again and it will be a joyous occasion. My heartfelt condolences to you....

sac a main longchamp

Merci beaucoup vous écrire cet article, il me fait du bien.


Oh, Lesley, I am so sorry and totally understand the pain of losing a faithful companion. I,myself, do not want to think of that day I have to make such a hard decision. But you're right.. as hard as it is for us, it is equally hard to see them in pain. What always helps me, is that movie with Robin Williams- What Dreams May Come. I believe that is the title of it. In it, he visits heaven and dashing over the bridge to see him are his dogs... healthy, young, and happy to see him. That will be my heaven!! As well as it will be yours!

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