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My favorite prayer:  God, help me to be the kind of person that my dog thinks I already am!

When I was updating this page after Lexus died, I realized that every pet that we had when I originally posted it has passed on.  How very short is the time we have to share with them!  The newest animals in our lives are Rigley (a beagle⁄terrier mix), Roxie (a cocker⁄shepherd mix) and Tabby (a cat, of course).

Pictures are below (former pets only, for now — mouseover for captions), and also on their individual pages.  If you just can't get enough of these darlings, there are more pictures scattered throughout Marita's website.

The Menagerie

  • Rigley (aka Mr. Rigley, Riggs)
  • Roxie (aka Rox-a-million, Rox Star, Little One)
  • Tabby (aka Tabs)
  • Lexus (aka Lexie, Lex, Lexi-Pro, Rug-Rat) (R.I.P.)
  • Billi J (aka Billi, Miss Billi, Little One) (R.I.P.)
  • Tippi (aka Tip, Tip-Tip, Tipper) (R.I.P.)
  • Scooter (R.I.P.)

Sharing a window sill We aren't in trouble, are we?
Tippi Scooter The trail is here somewhere...
Computers don't excite us. Verrrry curious...
Our beloved Nikki January 13, 2007 Billie and Karl Are they leaving without us?

Photos Copyright © 2009 Karl & Marita Swartz
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