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Lucy in her Proud Spirit T-shirt.
Me!  Me!  Me!  Don't forget Me!
Our little boy, Tucker... We are quite certain that he could charm the birds out of the trees, if he were so inclined.
Bessie -      "We were never sure about her breeding. Not that it mattered. But she looked like something Dr. Seuss would put together; a comical, happy, goofy dog that made you feel good just being around her."      ( From: Chapter 7 in "Dogs")

"Once you open your heart, your mind and your home to taking in animals that no one else wants, it becomes sort of like a Field of Dreams: build it and they will come."  -  Melanie Sue Bowles : The Dogs of Proud Spirit."
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Kirby, Penny, Tucker and Miss Kitty
This is Winston, our little pitty/mix. Found him (and his litter mates) dumped in a culvert near our ranch. Got his mates adopted out... but ended up keeping him.
Bessie -The "Welcoming Committee."
Gunnar - "Gunny"
Tucker and Kirby inspecting the kitchen remodeling.   'You aren't going to put doors on here, are you?'
"Daddy Jim"
"Even as I contemplated who I might network with about finding her a home I knew I'd never get a hold of anyone because this dog wasn't going anywhere. The reason I knew was because of the look on Jim's face.   . . . . We named her Chloe."      From: The Dogs of Proud Spirit
Sisters snoozing.  Trixi, Trudi and Daisy.
Found abandoned in a ditch - as babies.
Me with our new boy, Louie. He was found near death on the side of the road and rescued by some very dear friends of ours... we all decided he needed to be at Proud Spirit.

Louie, a Florida boy, sees snow for the first time. 
Ahhhhh . . . lots warmer inside in Dad's arms.

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"Somewhere...somewhere in time's own space,
there must be some sweet pastured place,
where creeks sing on and tall trees grow,
a place where forgotten horses can go."
                             - Author Unknown
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