Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

The Park Avenue Chihuahua Crew wishes you and your family a very Merry Christmas! :-)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A Dog's Way....


Sunday, September 7, 2014

In Memory of Precious Macy Gray...

In memory of Macy Gray - It deeply saddens us to say that our sweet baby Macy Gray passed away Friday, August 29, 2014 due to kidney failure. She passed at our vet's office snuggled in her favorite blankets surrounded by her daddy, mommy and sister, Sadie. Macy was 16 years old and had an amazing life with us. Alex found her 14 years ago, almost dead in a parking lot. She was matted, covered in fleas and so badly dehydrated that the fleas were drinking the water from her eyes. It took him about six months to nurse her back to health. Macy was basically glued to Alex's side for the rest of her life. She loved mommy so much but she lived for her daddy....a daddy's girl for sure. :-)

Macy was so sweet and so sassy. At only 4 lbs., she ruled the house. She had the cutest personality and was very comedic. We loved Macy so very much -- she had a spoiled and beautiful life! She is now in heaven with her beloved brother and sister - D'Angelo and Patti Marie.

We were so very blessed to have had her in our lives and look forward to the day that we can be reunited once more. Mommy and daddy love you so very much precious little Macy Gray!

Macy Gray - October 1997 to August 29, 2014 ♥ 

Thank you for all the love and happiness that you brought into our lives. We will miss you more than you could ever imagine sweet baby Macy Gray.

Love Always,

Mommy, Daddy and Sadie
(The Park Avenue Chihuahua Crew)

Friday, August 8, 2014

To Be Rich....


Sunday, August 3, 2014



Saturday, May 10, 2014

My Heart...


Monday, March 17, 2014

St. Patti's Day!!!

Saint Patti Marie ♥
Today is a very special day and a very sad day for us. It's a day we celebrate our St. Patti -- Patti Marie that is! ♥

Patti Marie passed away March 18, 2013. Tomorrow will mark a year that she has been gone. It seems like only minutes have passed since I last saw her, since I last kissed her, since I last snuggled with her. Still, today was always her day. I always celebrated my sweet St. Patti and always will. I miss Patti every moment of every day. She was my life, my love and my baby. Even through the tears, I will still celebrate her life and her love which I will carry with me all the days of my life.

In loving memory....Happy St. Patti's Day! May the luck of the Irish be with you today and always!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A Beautiful World...


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sunday Smiles


Haha! Happy Sunday everyone! :-)

Friday, January 10, 2014

A Sense of Humor...


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New Ending...

This is so, so very true! Please open your home and your heart to an animal in need. Who knows, they just might rescue you.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Face of FREEDOM...

Berkely - Rescued from a Puppy Mill on Jan. 4, 2014
This is the face of FREEDOM! National Mill Dog Rescue Team (one of my favorite dog rescues) arrived home to Colorado yesterday with 52 dogs they had rescued from puppy mills in Kansas. The puppy mill survivors were held in loving arms for the first time and placed in clean, comfortable kennels with good food, clean water, and a warm bed. To learn more and see all of the faces of freedom from this recent puppy mill rescue, visit them on Facebook.  Please join National Dog Mill rescue in welcoming these dogs to freedom!

More faces of Freedom....
Hannah -  Rescued from a Puppy Mill on Jan. 4, 2014

Bean - Rescued from a Puppy Mill on Jan. 4, 2014

Lydia - Rescued from a Puppy Mill on Jan. 4, 2014

Tigger - Rescued from a Puppy Mill on Jan. 4, 2014
Curious about this amazing rescue group? Learn more about them (below) and read Theresa (National Mill Dog Rescue's Founder and Executive Director) letter to Lily's Breeder. Lily is the inspiration for National Mill Dog Rescue.

What National Mill Dog Rescue does and WHY they do it.....
National Mill Dog Rescue was established in February 2007, in honor of a forgiving little Italian Greyhound named Lily. Theresa Strader, NMDR’s Founder and Executive Director, rescued Lily from a dog auction in Missouri. Prior to that day, Lily had spent the first seven years of her life as a commercial breeding dog, a puppy mill mom. Determined that her years of living in misery would not be in vain, Strader started NMDR, giving a voice to mill dogs across the country.

During her years as a breeding dog, Lily spent all of her days confined to a small, cold wire cage in a dark, foul-smelling barn. Never was she removed from her cage for exercise or socialization. In her dreary confines, Lily was forced to produce one litter after another with no respite. Like all commercial breeding dogs, she was a veritable breeding machine whose worth was measured in only one way - her ability to produce puppies.

By seven years of age, Lily was worn out. Commonplace in the industry, she had received little to no veterinary care throughout her life, the result of which, for her, was terribly disturbing. Due to years of no dental care, poor quality food, rabbit bottle watering and no appropriate chew toys, the roof of Lily’s mouth and lower jaw, had rotted away. Her chest was riddled with mammary tumors and she was absolutely terrified of people.

Strader brought Lily and twelve others home from the auction and declares that even for a highly seasoned rescuer, the following months were the education of a lifetime in rehabilitation. That she would take up the cause for the mill dogs was never in question and National Mill Dog Rescue was promptly underway. In five short years, NMDR has amassed over 1,300 volunteers and has rescued over 6,300 puppy mill survivors.

Run almost solely by volunteers, NMDR has pledged to put an end to the cruelty of the puppy mill industry. Through widespread informative efforts, NMDR hopes to educate the public to acquire their companion animals through reputable breeders or better yet, from shelters and rescue groups across the country.

After her rescue, Lily spent the remainder of her life as a beloved member of the Strader family where she received medical care, warmth and companionship. In time, Lily found courage and her disfigured little body educated countless people about the horrors of the puppy mill industry. Lily died, at home, peacefully, in the arms of her loving dad with her family gathered around, in May 2008, fifteen months after she was rescued.

Lily - NMDR's Inspiration

Want to read the letter that changed it all? Click here for the letter that Theresa (NMDR founder and Exec. Director) wrote to Lily's Breeder. Here's Lily's story.

National Mill Dog Rescue has saved over 8,437 dogs and counting. They are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Freedom isn't free - please consider a donation today to help out this amazing rescue. Donate now! :-)

 “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.” - Edmund Burke