Wednesday, September 26, 2012

2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's Photos

The 19th Annual Walk to End Alzheimer's was held on Saturday September 22nd at Civic Plaza in Albuquerque.
The Alzheimer's Association has received a total of $108,942 in donations
and Team Perry's Termite made $500 of their $600 goal.
If you would still like to make a contribution,
you may do so by clicking the links that appear on the right side of this blog.
Enjoy the photos and thanks to everyone for their support!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Tomorrow is the Day!

...for the Walk to End Alzheimer's. There is still time to donate, just follow the link on my sidebar or go here. Any amount is appreciated. And the sale on my website still has through tomorrow to go for sales benefiting the Alzheimer's Association.
Don't forget to watch this blog for photos of the event (but remember, I take tons of pictures so they will take me several days to edit).
We miss our faithful Walk Mascot, Holly (shown below waiting for one of the OC Walks to begin)
but we know she will still walk with us in spirit. 
And Bella will be there this year, listening for tips from her big sister on how to be the best team mascot! :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Just 10 More Days!...

...Until the Walk to End Alzheimer's. And don't forget you still have 10 days to purchase any of the handmade items on my website (like the blue ribbon winning earrings shown above), to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. The details can be found on my website here. (Or via the links on my sidebar). Thanks so much for your support and for sharing!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Who Wants to be Alzheimer's Association Benefit Teddy Bears?

We Do!
Bogie is ready. You can learn more about him here.
Or one (or both) of these two. Find out about them here.
Or this velvet beauty named Winifred, whose details are here.
Any or all of these cuties could be a 2012 Alzheimer's Association Benefit Teddy Bear and they would love the chance!
Don't forget, 100% of their sale price (minus pay pal fees) go to the NM Chapter Alzheimer's Association & my Walk to End Alzheimer's team. Please see my website for further details...

Monday, September 3, 2012

Annie the Railroad Dog

In Fort Collins, Colorado there is a beautiful testament to the relationship we share with our dogs.
In 1934, Colorado & Southern railroad employees (including Gordon Gunston, Christopher Demuth, John Lane, Harry Sauers, & George Trotter) coaxed a skinny, cold, pregnant, mixed breed black-and-brown dog onto their train. She had been living outside a blacksmith shop in Timnath, which was one of the stops along their route.
These men cared for her, found homes for her puppies, and took turns taking her home on the weekends. They named her Annie.

Annie took her job greeting passengers & employees at C & S seriously and those who did not know her personally, probably knew of her. She was loved by many.
After her death from old age complications in 1948, Christopher Demuth crafted her headstone. The inscription reads: FROM C and S MEN TO ANNIE OUR DOG 1934-1948
I could not help picturing these railroad men, saying their final good-byes to her...
Her grave is now a historic landmark.
There is also a beautiful statue of her outside the library.

The statue is located at 201 Peterson St.
Annie grave is at 136 Laporte Ave. off Mason St.

Sources: historical plaque inside the C & S building,
local newspaper clippings from the Rocky Mountain News & others, city council records (provided by Fort Collins Local History Archive)
Special Thanks to Erin Senseman, Librarian, for her help locating documents.