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October 21, 2009

Heart Warmingly Good

I found something wonderful last night thanks to someone I follow on Twitter (Winecountrydog) that, of course, is here in beautiful Wine Country.

It has warmed my heart and touched me so I wanted to share it with all of you.

As you may know, one of the best men in the world to me... my very, very loving step-dad and more importantly great friend is suffering with cancer.

This has touched me beyond words and I hope you'll enjoy it and carry sweet Baxter in your heart. He's with the angels now but what a life and what a difference he made while here on Earth.

Happiness to You!


Ana said...

Oh Tracie,
I can't stop crying. What a beautiful and touching story. Baxter was such a sweet little dog who brought comfort to many. Thank you for sharing this with us.

I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. Please know that you and him are in my heart and in my prayers.
Blessings to you and all your family.

Tons of love,

tara said...

Oh my goodness Tracie, i am crying...that is the sweetest story ever...what an amazing dog, who was so loved and loved so!! thank you for spreading kindness by posting this video!

Tracey said...

Oh Tracie I cried from the start to the finish! It was just so touching but also painful to watch as the emotions of losing my FIL 2 mos ago are still so raw.

My heart goes out to you during this difficult time and I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers.

Big hugs to you sweetie...

:) T

Sweet Old Vintage said...

very beautiful and touches all heart strings.

Les Cotrions said...

Oh Tracie this video is so touching! What a marvellous and sweet dog! I'm sorry for your father...what can I say? I lost mine for cancer many years ago...I understand your feelings!
All the best for you all!!!

Claudia said...


I was lucky enough to meet Baxter about a year and half ago when I was working in San Diego. I happened upon Baxter and his owners in a parking lot in Balboa Park. I was so taken by him, I couldn't take my eyes off him. The owners were just about to publish a book about Baxter.

I was so saddened to hear he died last week. He was an angel on earth.

Please know you and your Dad are in my thoughts.


Sandi said...

Still thinking of you and your precious step dad Tracie.

I can't view the video on my dial-up or I would be sitting here all night, but I am sure it is very touching.
Hugs and blessings for you!

June said...

Tracie that was so beautiful. It amazes me...the love of a dog. They are such healers and helpers.
I'm sending you a big hug today and maybe you can pass it on to your dad. I'm so sorry that you are having to go through this.

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Tracie, prayers continue for you and your step-dad. Baxter was amazing. God moves in so many ways in our lives, doesn't He? ~Mindy

La Table De Nana said...

What a treasure that Baxter is.Thank you Tracie..and thinking of you right now.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Tracie,

thank you for sharing this beautiful and touching story with us.
Dogs and cats are amazing and can bring comfort and help.
I am really sorry to hear about your Dad and I am sending my love and hugs to your family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Petit Coterie said...

What a beautiful and heart warming post. Thank you for sharing the video of Baxter. I am so sorry to hear about your step-father. I will keep him in my prayers.

xo, Michelle

Cheryl ~ Casual Cottage Chic said...

Thank you for sharing this with us. My mother recently lost her brief battle with cancer. When I visited with her she would always ask about our cocker spaniel, Cocoa, whom she just adored. The video of Baxter brought tears and fond memories. I was saddened even more to learn that he died last week. Our pets can give so much unconditional love! I'm also saddened that your father-in-law is so ill. He is in our prayers, as are all those who suffer from terminal illness.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Tracie...this is too moving, I can't finish looking at it, but it is such a beautiful, wonderful way to show the beauty of God's creation and life that He gives to all his creatures, both 4 legged and upright!!! Thank you dearest one. Anita

Daisy Cottage said...


No words - just love.


Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Given my love of dogs, this one creamed me. Thinking of you.

Bellamere Cottage said...


Bless you,

Marie Antionette said...

Tracie,I'm so sad for you.I know your heart is breaking.No words can say enough.I know everyone saids the same thing,but I am really sorry.I will say prayers for Baxter,your family ,but mostly you.I wish I was there to give you a big hug.You'll just have to pretend that I am.God Bless you Hon...XXOO Marie Antionette.

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

What a beautiful story...I'm so sorry to hear about your prayers are with you all.

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Somehow...this evening I've been guided to come here...wondering if I should volunteer my time to hospice. My father is very ill suddenly due to Doctors' mistakes and I think not too far from passing on to eternal life in heaven. It saddens me how so many are alone in these conditions...scared and anxiety ridden. We siblings spent 30 days, 24 hours a day doing shifts, with Papa. Unfortunately, I could not stay with him and my siblings and I had to get back to our homes and children and life. I am saddened to have left him in the Acute Facility where they are trying to rehabilitate him in another state. Please pray that he either heals or moves on to heaven where he will be pain free once again.

My father was an incredible individual. Please visit where you will see a post of how amazing he really was throughout his life!

Thank you for inspiring me to make a difference in a persons' life when they are at the crossings of this life and on to another.

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I wanted to see this video the other day when I stopped by but knew it would make me cry. I had a friend stopping by and I didn't want to have "puffy eyes" Sounds stupid now!
Seeing this sweet little dog giving people comfort is so incredible. He was an angel!

My thoughts are with you and your family Tracie.


Edie Marie's Attic said...

Dearest Tracie,

My heart just breaks for you. I will be praying for peace and comfort for your Dad, you and your family. It's so difficult...

Love & prayers, sherry

I will put your dad on my prayer list if that's okay.

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Dear Tracie,
I am deeply sorry to hear about your sweet loving Dad. I will be praying for you angel friend, and know that God is right there beside you through this very sad time..
Loving thoughts to you,