Wednesday, March 12, 2014


GRAYSON'S HEART-WRENCHING STORY - Grayson is a senior Weimaraner who will be 12 years old in May, 2014. I met him during the DC Area
Senior dog Grayson seeking a forever home
Weimaraner Adoption event on Saturday, March 8 at the Pet Valu in Gambrills, Md. and walked around with him for about 3 hours. He was very gentle, peaceful and kept nuzzling up to me and all of the people he met. 
  Karin Bakken, the manager and and coordinator for the rescue (who has a network of volunteers including us) managers all the dogs (there are 12 needing permanent homes this week), took Grayson in. She brought him and 2 other weims needing adoption to the event. 

 Grayson was turned into the DC Area Weimaraner Rescue on Thursday, March 6 and was scared and confused about what had happened.
   So, why after 12 years with a family would a married couple give up a dog in a breed that usually only lives to be 14 or 15? In short, cruelty.
Rob and Grayson
Grayson's Plea for Adoption
  I learned that Grayson grew up with another dog for his entire life, and the dog recently passed. So, Grayson was grieving, and in his grief I assume he was whining and crying, and vying for attention. I do understand that he started barking, which apparently was just too much for an intolerant, impatient husband in the relationship.
   His family has "issues" and he barked the night before he was taken to the DC Area Weimaraner Rescue. Apparently or the husband threatened to take him to him to the shelter, so the wife drove Grayson to the rescue. Tom and I feel that she should've driven the husband to a homeless shelter and kept the dog.  People are idiots.


Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next