Welcome Henry Formerly Known as Sam!


Found Henry!  The ladies in the dog rescue group are used to seeing me every Saturday checking out the puppies.  This Saturday they made sure I checked out their sweetest puppy.  When they told me his rescue name was Sam it was an instant connection.

Henry’s mother was found extremely pregnant in Tijuana Mexico.  The day after she arrived in Colorado she gave birth to nine puppies but was so starved two did not survive.

Henry is a German Shepherd Boxer mix.   They are sure his mom was a Boxer and his other features are German Shepherd.  Half of his siblings had a different father and had short wirey coats.


Henry lounging on his new bed at the pet store.


Henry tuckered out after shopping for his stuff and surprises for his new brothers.

And the instant connection to th name Sam?  My brother’s name is Sam, I briefly thought maybe my brother could change his name but he has had it for almost 60 years….  So Sam the dog is now known as Henry.


Don’t watch TV? You may be missing out!



I don’t watch TV. Imagine my shock yesterday, yes on Black Friday, when I saw this amazing product in the “As Seen on TV” section.


Roscoe, my German shepherd mix ( for those of you who have a German shepherd you know how much they shed ),  hates to be groomed. But he loves to be petted.

This glove actually works for him!  He stood quietly with his eyes slightly shut in enjoyment and let me massage some loose fur out of his coat.


Roscoe says:  Future pictures of me will be sleek no lumpy fur.

I hate to say this but Black Friday was a win for me!

Flash Fiction Challenge Response to Nagrij

This is in response to a challenge from (here is his blog site) Nagrij for a 5 minute story.  Nagrij writes a 5 minute story every Tuesday.  This month’s challenge is horror and I accept the challenge.  Here is Nagrij’s story this week:  https://nagrij.wordpress.com/2016/10/04/tuesdays-tale-1042016/

Here you go Nagrij:

Racing down the hall she ran smack into the icy place.  The home of the foul entity that she now lived with.  When she moved in she had no idea of the evilness that had occurred here over the years.  She had a feeling that even with all she was able to discover she still did not know everything.

Henry, her German Shepherd dog for seven years, was right behind her.  His intense yowl raised the hair on the back of her neck.  As she turned around she saw he was looking behind them, at something unseen but clearly approaching with a cold malevolence.

Thinking to gain some strength from Henry’s presence she hugged him tightly and looked between his ears down the hall.  Somehow she now saw what Henry was able to see and knew she was in Hell.

Flash Fiction Challenge Response to Nagrij

This is in response to a challenge from Nagrij for a 5 minute story.  Nagrij writes a 5 minute story every Tuesday, except for today when he challenged his readers instead.

Here you go Nagrij:

She lunged again and again.  Teeth bared, fierce snarling, stabbing me hard enough with her muzzle I would have fallen if not for the wall to my back.

Pissing off a trained Police Dog.  Not my smartest achievement.  But I was smart enough not to run or move, she’d be on me in a second.

She was becoming more agitated, foaming at the mouth, and I knew I had to do something fast.  Shoving my prized Prada handbag into her face she clamped down on it.  Diving into her crate I felt the door hit me in the rear as she flew after me.

My Friend PJ

PJ, proud member of the Canine Airport Therapy Squad
PJ, proud member of the Canine Airport Therapy Squad

My friend PJ needs your help.  PJ is a certified therapy dog.  She is a volunteer with the Canine Airport Therapy Squad (CATS for short), see here for more information DIA CATS Squad.  She is also a volunteer working with people recovering from strokes and brain injuries.

She recently tore her crutiate ligament and needs surgery to repair this injury to continue her therapy work.

Please check out her Go Fund Me page here PJ Go Fund Me page and if you can help any donation would be appreciated.  $1.00 or $2.00 or any amount you can donate will help PJ continue her volunteer work.

PJ is a rescue dog and this is part of what she does to show her appreciation for being rescued.  She pays back her good fortune at finding her forever home by helping others where she can.  Won’t you help PJ continue her dream?

Make my Day, Heaven on Earth


Heaven on Earth.

A place of love, peace, joy and happiness.

I have been missing my Rommy who I lost in August.  Imagine my surprise to receive this card from my church community.


It made my realize that Rommy provided me with a little bit of Heaven on Earth.

Always there for me.  With his calmness, fears and insecurities lessened.  Anxieties comforted.

Rommy sleeping

He left the knowledge of Heaven on Earth to Roscoe and Monty to share with me and remind me of my good fortune.  Just has he received the knowledge from Maxx and Troi before him.


Today’s Haiku for Rommy


Hi, my name is Rommy.

I’m a guest blogger here on sanseilife.

My mom sends me Haiku while I wait for her at the Rainbow Bridge.

Here is one from last night:

  • anxiety rages
  • chasing happy thoughts away
  • peace, I dream of you




Guest Blog Post Rommy Today’s Haiku, Inspiration and Hope


Hi, my name is Rommy.

I’m a guest blogger here on sanseilife.

Animal Haiku is instinctive and natural, can you learn from this simple message?

I had to leave my mom and start a new journey, here is a message for her on inspiration and hope

  • see my graceful trot
  • a Rainbow Bridge miracle
  • a gift for us both




New Program, DIA Therapy Dogs

Malachi, proud member of the Canine Airport Therapy Squad

My friend Malachi has enrolled in a new therapy program at Denver International Airport.  He is a volunteer with the Canine Airport Therapy Squad (CATS for short).

Malachi is a certified therapy dog.  He and his human companion Karen stroll the concourse looking for passengers who need cheering up.

Karen and Malachi at Denver International Airport
Malachi waiting to start new therapy program at DIA

Malachi and his canine therapy buddies are looking forward to helping passengers calm travel nerves so be on the look out for these friendly pups, they will be wearing their “Pet Me” vests.

Invisibility, My Friend in the Wheelchair and Good Tears

Rommy sleeping

Hi, my name is Rommy and I am a guest blogger here on sanseilife.

Although I am no longer in this world my mom thinks about me a lot and I try to send her memories to remind her about the great life we had together.

I reminded mom about a friend I made one day.  Laura was in a wheelchair and was very sad.  I went right up for her so that she could pet me.

She told my mom that she was amazed that I was not afraid of her or her wheelchair.

Mom and I would occasionally go on outings with Laura.  She knew all the friendly people and cool places that didn’t mind me coming in their stores.

One day we were in a favorite store and about five people talked to Laura and asked her about her dog friend.  She was the happiest I had ever seen her.  Suddenly animated and laughing the whole afternoon.

Later she told my mom, with tears in her eyes, that she loved going places with me.  She said she used to be invisible but now when people saw me they saw her too.  I thought people tears were a sad thing but that day I learned people tears can be a good thing too.

Laura is here with me and met me at the Rainbow Bridge to welcome me.  She doesn’t need her wheelchair anymore.

Mom always tries to take a moment to smile and say hi to those invisible people and I just reminded her why.