Monday, April 09, 2012


I am so glad and grateful to my dear friend Brenda, for the beautiful Tribute she did to my beloved Flora on her great blog "A Scratch Behind the Ears (and other nice things)". Brenda invite me to participate on her "Guest Post" and I am very honored and moving with her invitation and lovely homage to my dearest and so missed Flora! Then, I have the pleasure to invite you all to visit Brenda's blog to see the beautiful Tribute to Flora.
Eu estou muito contente e agradecida à minha querida amiga Brenda que postou um belo Tributo à minha amada Flora, em seu excelente blog "A Scratch Behind the Ears (and other nice things)". Brenda convidou-me para participar de seu "Guest Post" e eu fiquei muito honrada e emocionada ao ler sua bela homenagem à minha querida e saudosa Flora! Assim, tenho o prazer de convidar vocês a visitarem o Blog da Brenda para verem seu lindo Tributo à Flora.

Brenda, from Western North Carolina, USA, and her good friends Lucky and Lady after a hike in October 2010. I have much pleasure to introduce my friend Brenda to all my readers:
Brenda loves dogs and cats and she has three lovely dogs, Lady and the siblings Lucky and Katie and a cute cat named Lucy. Brenda also had a lovely dog named Jessie, who died in June 2004, which is sorely missed. Brenda tell us that she loves birds and all creatures great and small also included guinea pigs, gerbils and fish. She takes amazing pictures of their pets, birds, flowers and even bears, and her text is very well written too. Brenda wrote in her blog that : "My life has always been populated by dogs and cats. There has never been a time when my floors were free of dog hair, or the windows of my home sparkling clean and free of nose prints."
When I visited Brenda's blog for the first time, I was very impressed with their cutes dogs Katie and Lucky, at first because both looks like so much with Flora, in the face! Don't you think they are resembling with Flora? Also I was extremely fascinated for the amazing story of adotion of these lovely siblings.

Katie and Lucky have a beautiful story of adoption and love. Now, the two brothers live a happy life, with the companion of their good friends Lady and Lucy, all them surrounded by much love and much care from Brenda. I invite you to know their lovely story: Lucky's Story, Part I and Lucky's Story, Part II.

A great friendship! "Katie and Lady have become two peas in a pod. And so it goes - what Lady does, Katie does. What Lady won't do, Katie won't do. Two stubborn peas in a pod. But what funny, sweet peas they are. Thelma and Louise."

Brenda said about Lady: "One of the things I find most endearing about Lady, a German Shepherds, is her desire to be close to me. As close as possible." And so it goes - what Lady does, Katie does. What Lady won't do, Katie won't do. Two stubborn peas in a pod. But what funny, sweet peas they are. Thelma and Louise."

Brenda said about Lucy: "Every office should have a cat. When heart rate and blood pressure were monitored during a simulated stressful situation (...) those with pets fared much better than those without. Bottom line, cats are good for the health of your heart! (They are also good for the warmth of your lap.)

Brenda said about Jessie: "Jess was one special dog, wrote Brenda on the post: "Jessie, Wonder Dog of the North". More than just a dog - she was a kind, wise and wonderful soul. Even though she's been gone 6 years now, I still think of her often."

Thank you Brenda, from "A Scratch Behind the Ears (and other nice things)" for the beautiful Tributo to Flora!


  1. This exchange warms the heart. Dogs are the universal language, aren't they?

  2. Such a lovely post here, my dear Sonia, and also Brenda's post in Tribute to your very dear Flora...So Very Sweet! I loved that picture where Flora is facing us---I don't remember that picture--It Is GREAT! It shows how wonderfully sweet and dear Flora was.....! That photo is a treasure, as was your wonderful Flora.
    As your previous commentor ALTADENAHIKER said..."This exchange watms the heart.."
    I Sooo agree, my dear!

  3. What a lovely tribute to Flora! I love the photo where she's giving us that sideways look. Very sweet.

  4. That is a wonderful tribute, and I like your post too. Socks is one of those dogs, I never thought I'd bond so closely to a dog! He's on my lap as I'm typing this.

  5. precious pets! love them as they are like children. :)

    thanks for your sweet comments on my blog!

  6. That is a beautiful post about pets. I am new to your blog so I did not know Flora but I can see what a wonderful dog she was and what a bond you had. It is so very hard to lose a loved pet.

  7. I am speechless after reading your post!
    It is beautiful!
    Kisses and hugs

  8. That was such a nice tribute, Sonia. I loved seeing all those pictures of Flora, especially as a puppy. I don't think I've seen them before. Time passes so quickly. In 3 weeks, Rufus will have been gone a year. Incredible to think of it.

    Hope your week is starting off muito bom! :) Beijos x

  9. I really do think these lovely dogs DO resemble Flora!
    They are obviously much loved.
    I will add this blogger to Buster's side bar!


  10. 'dawwww. puppy love (and some cat love:) is universal!

  11. how incredibly sweet that another blogger could see the love you have for your dog and be able to write a moving tribute to that love.
    we love our little stella-marie more than words can express. she's everything and i do dread the day she isn't with us. my sympathy goes out to you.

  12. OH my goodness Sonia!!!! I am speechless too!!!! With my impending move my days have become nonstop, and the amount of time I have to check my favorite blogs has become almost nonexistent. So here it is Thursday, and I am just now seeing this amazing post that you did about my blog and the happy furry family of Lady, Lucky, Katie, and Lucy!!! Thank you so much! How unexpected, and how sweet! :)

    Writing about Flora last weekend really got me thinking about Jessie. Tomorrow is her birthday and I am going to try to do a post for her. One of your commenters "altadenahiker" made a great observation - that "dogs are the universal language." I could tell that you feel about Flora the same as I felt about Jessie. No matter where we are, what part of the world, or what language we speak... many of us do have this in common, that very "special dog." I am happy to share this with you. We were lucky, weren't we, to have had them in our lives? Your daughter Sofia dropped by to visit my blog this week - she sounds just as nice as you! :)

    It has been great to "meet" all of you. Thank you again for this amazing post - what a delightful surprise to see tonight!

  13. P.S. Your header photo is priceless!

  14. What a nice post, Sonia! Many beautiful and expressive dogs, and the cat is amazing too! I'll be glad to visit Brenda's blog!
    Have a pleasant weekend :-)

  15. What a beautiful post to our best friends our dogs and tribute to Flora, even a lovely cat is included:)
    Here is a poem for you my friend...
    The dogs who've shared our lives.
    In subtle ways they let us know their spirit still survives.
    Old habits still make us think
    we hear a barking at the door.
    Or step back when we drop
    a tasty morsel on the floor.
    Our feet still go around the place the food dish used to be,
    And, sometime, coming home at night,
    we miss them terribly.
    And although time may bring new friends
    and a new food dish to fill,
    That one place in our hearts belongs to them...
    and always will.
    (Linda Barnes)

  16. Beautiful cats and dogs! Wonderful tribute to Flora. Wonderful!

  17. This was wonderful and I bookmarked her blog to go back and see more. Glad you linked to her. Flora was so cute!

  18. What a lovely tribute to Flora!! Oh, we do miss our fur-babies don't we! Brenda sounds like a wonderful woman and I will check out her blog too!! Hope you are doing well dear Sonia!!

  19. Oi Sonia
    Muito bonita essa homenagem a Flora, amanha vou voltar porque ficou tarde demais hoje e vou visitar os blogs e links citados.
    Passo pra dizer que postei uma foto sua " da estrada", em comemoração aos 3 anos de blog e da boa convivencia contigo.
    Espero que agrade,
    deixo abraços

  20. Linda a homenagem.

    Existem pessoas que nos surpreendem, nao é mesmo?

    Esses carinhos enriquecem os nossos dias.


  21. Que lindas fotos desses cães.Adorei ver e também fiquei feliz em estar junto contigo na Lis!! beijos,chica

  22. Hi Brenda,
    You have such a beautiful pets. I really think that Katie and Lucky resemble so much with dear Flora. And what amazing story of adoption!
    I appreciate so much the Tribute you have made to Flora. Many thanks. Hugs :) Sofia.

  23. Sonia,
    nossa que homenagem...
    Linda demais, forte demais, emocionante demais.
    Fiquei sabendo esta semana sobre a Flora...Senti muito muito.
    Já passei por isso e da última vez(2006) foi muito forte, dói até hoje.
    Não sei lidar com isso. Não consigo aprender.
    E também não quero me poupar de conviver com eles.
    É um prazer imenso sentir a presensa deles ao meu redor. É vital pra mim.

    Espero do fundo do meu coração que você esteja bem.
    Um beijo grande,

  24. So much love.
    I have a photo on my blog for you and is a photo of a painting of dogs running in a dog run.

  25. Brenda's tribute to Flora is so sweet. I love her pack. And Katie and Lucky do look like Flora! So cute.


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