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In memory of Harmony, 12 yr old Tucson greyhound 2013/12/08

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Happy Harmony

Happy Harmony

The following was penned by Cynthia David, Beading Diva.

I first met Harmony shortly after she arrived at the kennel. She came up to me in her kennel and gave me the biggest smile I have ever seen. She pulled her flews away from her teeth, chopped at the air, bobbed her head up and down, and did a happy dance. This routine always made me laugh, and she used it to get treats, meals, or to convince me it was time for a walk.

Her group of greys were all named for characters on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” I never saw the show but Harmony was a perfect name for her. Harmie was the sweetest grey I have ever met, she really had no interest in smaller creatures, her main goal in life was to be adored by humans.

Her second foster family was a young couple who lived nearby. They asked if I would take her for a long weekend when they were going out of town. I agreed and she got on famously with fellow greys, Mikey and Jan.

A couple of months later the couple asked me if I could take care of her for 2 weeks while they went to Thailand. Annie, her foster mom, said that on the drive over when she got near my house Harm became very excited, how charming is that?

The love of a greyhound

The love of a greyhound

Needless to say Harmony never went back to her foster home, her home was with me and the boys, and later, my husband Wayde. We shared our lives together for 9 years.

Harmony, Harmie, Harm-son, Harmel, Harmy Harm, Harmonium, Miss Choppy Chop (Michelle and Brian Caillet’s name for her) was a very special girl and all who knew her are saddened by her passing.

SAFE – Beading Divas Bracelets, Dec. 2013 2013/12/01

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Maggie is a special dog for a special person

Maggie is a special dog for a special person

For the month of December 2013, Beading Divas to the Rescue is raising money for SAFE (Saving Animals from Euthanasia.) SAFE is a non-profit “No-Kill” organization (501(c)(3)), providing service to Tucson, Arizona and surrounding communities. One of the most important things that SAFE does is to rescue animals for soldiers from Ft. Huachuca. Because of the soldier’s commitment to deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan, they are forced to give up their pets. In many cases the animals are delivered to a shelter and there are way too many for the shelters to care for and keep. If the animals are not re-homed, within a few days they are killed.

Maggie (pictured) is a special little girl who needs a special home. She comes with medical issues, but that doesn’t affect her disposition. At just 11 lbs, she is a sweet little “Velcro” dog who loves to sit in your lap or lay at your feet. She is very affectionate and loves to cuddle with her human. Although only 2 years old, she has a calm demeanor and would fit in well in a home without young children. She learned to go out the doggie door and has never had an “accident” in her foster home.

As for her medical issues: Her pelvic bone is broken in 3 places and it has healed that way. The vet said that surgery could make it worse. The only outward sign of her injury is that she doesn’t jump up on furniture very often. It’s unknown what happened to Maggie; however, the jolt was strong enough to also disengage her uterus.

You can meet Maggie on Saturday, Dec. 7 at PETCO (Broadway/Craycroft) starting at 11 am. (Tucson)

Maggie and others like Maggie and dogs and cats without special needs are what rescue organizations do.

Where to buy bracelets:
You can buy bracelets every Wednesday during December at the Green Valley Farmers Market from 10 am to 2 pm

You can also buy bracelets at fabulous local venues around Tucson:
–-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
–-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon)
–-A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4340 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 72, 529-2775
–-Sissy’s Pet Salon, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd (by Albertsons), 229-9898 (limited selection)
–-Postnet, 7049 E. Tanque Verde, 733-9700 (closed Sat/Sun-limited selection)

Buy me!

Buy me!


Bracelets cost $20 and are one-of-a-kind made with beautiful donated beads. One size fits most. All come with a dangling paw charm. You can also buy them ONLINE (add $5.50/S&H – US only) – They make great holiday gifts.

In the Arms of Angels – Bracelet Fundraiser Ending 2013/11/25

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Chester is a good boy.

Chester is a good boy.

As I write this, In the Arms of Angels has 3,995 “likes” on Facebook and are trying to hit 4,000. If you haven’t “liked” them yet, here’s their Facebook page.

We’re wrapping up the final few days of selling Beading Divas bracelets to benefit In the Arms of Angels.

But first, meet Chester, he’s a happy mature 7 year old boy with a lot of life left. He fetches. He plays. He has good manners. He’s handsome. Chester seems eager to learn – he sits well and knows to wait for permission before eating his dinner. He sleeps quietly through the night and has been trained to stay off the furniture in his foster home. Chester is affectionate and loyal and he loves belly scratches!

Buy Me: Help the Angels

Buy Me: Help the Angels


These bracelets are selling like dazzling hot cakes both off and online.

Locally at these meet & greets

Friday – Nov. 29 – 10 am – 2pm
Petsmart – Swan/Grant – 4740 E. Grant Road

Azmira Holistic Animal Care – 2 locations
7334 E. Broadway Blvd AND 3964 N. Oracle Road
Saturday – Nov. 30 – 10 am – 4 pm

You can also buy bracelets at fabulous local venues around Tucson:
–-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
–-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon)
–-A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4340 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 72, 529-2775
–-Sissy’s Pet Salon, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd (by Albertsons), 229-9898 (limited selection)
–-Postnet, 7049 E. Tanque Verde, 733-9700 (closed Sat/Sun-limited selection)

In the Arms of Angels – Beading Divas Bracelets, Tucson 2013/11/01

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Bob loves life!

Bob loves life!

Update: GOOD NEWS – Bob was adopted today – Nov. 23

For the month of November 2013, Beading Divas to the Rescue is honored to be raising money through bracelet sales for In the Arms of Angels All Breed Dog & Cat Rescue.

Started at the end of November 2010, AOA has adopted out more than 1,000 pets so far. Amazingly, they have approximately 100 fosters homes for dogs & cats! AOA pulls most of the pets from PACC (Pima Animal Care Center). Many of these pets are urgent or special needs. AOA supplies food for foster pets and pays for medical expenses thru designated veterinarians.

Above is a handsome fellow that would be a good fit for almost any home. Bob absolutely loves life, he has never met a person or a dog he doesn’t like and he is currently trying to learn that cats makes good friends too. Bob loves to explore the yard and enjoys hunting for lizards. He also loves playing fetch and catch. He is an intelligent guy who is very eager to please and already knows a few commands.

Bob adores car rides and he adores the attention of his humans. Bob is very tolerant with kids and had no objections to his foster sister trying to climb on him. Bob is not cat approved at this time, but he is making great strides at coexisting with his feline fosters. All together Bob is quite well rounded. Is Bob the dog for you?

AOA also has about 50 available cats.

Let’s sell a whole lot of bracelets this month! There are so many opportunities for where to buy them. As you can imagine with so many adoptions under their belt, AOA has a full schedule of meet & greets. Check them out as well as the beautiful bracelets which cost $20 and the entire $20 goes directly to AOA. You can pay cash or write a check payable to AOA.

BUY BRACELETS AT THESE MEET & GREETS (and adopt a dog too)
Petsmart – Swan/Grant – 4740 E. Grant Road

Fridays – Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – 10 am – 2pm
Saturdays – Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 – 10 am – 4 pm
Sundays – Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24 – 10 am – 2 pm

Tucson Feed – 7878 E. Tanque Verde Road
Sunday – Nov. 3 – 10 am – 2 pm

Danny’s Lounge – 2910 E. Ft. Lowell Road
Sunday – Nov 17 – 11 am – 6 pm

Azmira Holistic Animal Care – 2 locations
7334 E. Broadway Blvd AND 3964 N. Oracle Road
Saturday – Nov. 30 – 10 am – 4 pm

You can also buy bracelets at fabulous local venues around Tucson:
–-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
–-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon)
–-A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4340 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 72, 529-2775
–-Sissy’s Pet Salon, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd (by Albertsons), 229-9898 (limited selection)
–-Postnet, 7049 E. Tanque Verde, 733-9700 (closed Sat/Sun-limited selection)

And online (add $5.50 S&H) via Lizzie Stardust.

Buy me - help animal rescue

Buy me – help animal rescue

And if bling is not your thing – consider making a donation directly. You can also follow AOA on Facebook.

Beading Divas Fundraiser: Cats & Bling 2013/10/22

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Visit the Cat House - Oct 27

Visit the Cat House – Oct 27

If you want to help PAWSitively Cats, a Tucson no-kill cat shelter, now is the time to buy bedazzling bracelets or be donate directly to their efforts.

Bracelets are handcrafted made with donated beads. No two bracelets are alike. All come with a dangling paw charm reminding the wearer that their special bracelets help the animals. During the month of October 2013 — bracelets benefit PAWSitively Cats.

Now about those bracelets — you can buy them online (add $5.50/S&H)

Buy me!

Buy me!

And you can buy them at these fabulous local venues around Tucson:

–-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
–-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon)
–-A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4340 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 72, 529-2775
–-Sissy’s Pet Salon, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd (by Albertsons), 229-9898 (limited selection)
–-Postnet, 7049 E. Tanque Verde, 733-9700 (closed Sat/Sun-limited selection)

Now about those cats — more than 200 — find out what’s on their wishlist

You can also buy bracelets at their OPEN HOUSE on October 27th from noon to 3 pm. Tour the PC shelter and enjoy mini-pumpkin decorating for kids of all ages! Wear a cat costume and enter the costume contest! The Cat Shelter is located at 3432 E. Ft. Lowell Road, Tucson, 85716.

Tucson: PAWSitively Cats, Beading Divas Bracelet Fundraiser 2013/10/01

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Meet Gidget

Meet Gidget

Beading Divas to the Rescue is honored to be selling bracelets for the month of October for PAWSitively Cats No-Kill Shelter. Let’s learn what they do:

This is Gidget, a beautiful kitty with a cute pink nose. A kind person found Gidget and discovered that she had been hit by a car and injured. Gidget was taken to a local cat shelter, but when she tested positive for Feline Leukemia, the shelter was unable to keep her.

Gidget was in danger of being destroyed when PAWSitively CATS No-Kill Shelter stepped in. She now resides with 40 other Feline Leukemia cats in a special house at PAWSitively CATS.

Gidget’s injury means that one of her back legs is not functional and she has a permanent limp. Still, she loves to climb cat trees, and purrs very demonstratively when allowed to climb into a lap.

You can help Gidget and hundreds of other special needs cats in the care of PAWSitively CATS by purchasing a “Beading Divas to the Rescue” bracelet during the month of October or you can make a direct donation.

Handcrafted bracelets are one-of-a-kind, made with donated beads. One size fits most and every bracelet comes with a paw charm. You can buy bracelets locally at:

Bling!

Bling for the Cats

–-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
–-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon)
–-A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4340 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 72, 529-2775
–-Sissy’s Pet Salon, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd (by Albertsons), 229-9898 (limited selection)
Postnet, 7049 E. Tanque Verde, 733-9700 (closed Sat/Sun-limited selection)

Or BUY BRACELETS ONLINE (add $5.50 s&h/US)

Sept. – Bracelets for Tucson Injured Greyhounds 2013/09/21

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Stray greyhound found in Oro Valley

Stray greyhound found in Oro Valley

If it’s September, it must be bracelet sales for Jackie’s Fund for Injured Greyhounds/Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption.

You still have plenty of time to buy one-of-a-kind beaded bracelets made with donated beads from our community and beyond. Every bracelet comes with a paw charm.

In the past few months SA Greys has spent $15,000 fixing broken leg dogs from the South Tucson dog track as well as an emaciated stray senior greyhound found in Oro Valley. Parker spent multiple nights at the Veterinary Specialty Center in canine ICU. All the hounds are recovering. That is what a dedicated breed rescue is all about.

Buy bracelets on Sunday/Sept 22 – Heirloom Farmers Market at St. Philips Plaza – 8 am to noon – Look for the Beading Divas / Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption table. Bracelets cost $20.

Buy me!

Buy me!

If you can’t make it to the Farmers Market, here are other local venues:

–-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
–-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon)
–-A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4340 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 72, 529-2775
–-Sissy’s Pet Salon, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd (by Albertsons), 229-9898 (limited selection)
Postnet, 7049 E. Tanque Verde, 733-9700 (closed Sat/Sun-limited selection)

Or BUY BRACELETS ONLINE (add $5.50 s&h/US)

Sept: Bracelet Fundraiser-Jackie’s Fund for Injured Greyhounds 2013/09/01

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Bracelets for broken legs

Bracelets for broken legs

Beading Divas to the Rescue is proud to be raising money for Jackie’s Fund for Injured Greyhounds under the Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption (SA Greys) banner.

Jackie’s Fund began as a way to pay for beyond the normal spay/neuter/dental/fecal/etc veterinary expenses. SA Greys has paid for 5 broken leg surgeries, 3 of these dogs within the past 2 months.

While these dogs have either been adopted or are in foster homes recuperating nicely — specialized broken leg surgeries/follow up care can cost from $2,500 to $4,000 per dog.

This is a huge expense for any breed-specific adoption group.

The goal is to keep helping these broken leg dogs from the South Tucson track so they can experience forever homes just like the hounds in your house now.

So buy bling! It’s not too early to buy holiday gifts.

Handcrafted Beading Divas bracelets are made with beautiful donated beads; one size fits most (coiled memory wire used for easy on/off); each bracelet comes with a paw charm.

All bracelets cost $20. You can order them online (add S&H) and the entire $20 goes to the charity.

You can also buy bracelets at these locally-owned Tucson stores:

–-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 624-9954
–-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road (SE corner Country Club), 326-8533 (closed Sun/Mon)
–-A K Jensen Apparel, (St. Philips Plaza), 4340 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 72, 529-2775
–-Sissy’s Pet Salon, 7350 N La Cholla Blvd (by Albertsons), 229-9898 (limited selection)
Postnet, 7049 E. Tanque Verde, 733-9700 (closed Sat/Sun-limited selection)

Please pay cash or make the check payable to Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption.

Getting a second chance

Getting a second chance

Beading Divas will also be selling bracelets:

Sept 5 – Odyssey Storytelling – 7 pm – FLUXX Theatre (bracelets as raffle prizes!)

Sept 22 – Heirloom Farmers Market – 8 am to noon – St. Philips Plaza

If you don’t want bling, please consider making a donation directly to Jackie’s Fund for Injured Greyhounds.

Run Free Annie, Tucson Greyhound, Happy Hound 2013/09/01

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Diva Annie

Diva Annie

Annie was part of the Beading Divas’ extended family.

(written by Jerry Tucker)

Annie…. crossed the Rainbow Bridge August 22nd, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.

Little Annie (the bananie) brought us great joy and taught us so much during her short 8 years with us.

She had to leave us on August 22nd after an unexpected, major surgery and kidney failure at 10 years of age.

Annie was a very special part of our family. She will never be gone from our memories. The love and good times we shared will always be in our hearts.

She came to us October 19, 2005. We met her at the kennel where she had recently arrived from the track. It was instant love with her bouncy, happy, enthusiasm. When we got her home we began to find that she had some fears probably caused by the treatment at the track.

In addition to a general caution of people, she had a fear of the dark. When night came, she would to into her kennel and not come out until daylight. After weeks of working with her, she finally would go out before going to bed for the night…but was frightened of the moon. A few more weeks and she became more trusting …but forever checked the sky when we walked.

Annie was the fastest, most beautiful runner of all our past greyhounds. She loved to run… in the house, in a fence yard—any place. Her favorite antic was to run at full speed toward me and make a quick head fake and turn from a imminent collision at the last minute passing by with a smile on her face.

Annie was also the smartest greyhound we ever had…she NEVER forgot anything or anyone. Something frightened her— never do that again. Someone not kind— avoid. Something not taste right—don’t eat that again. Something causes her pain or discomfort—avoid that situation.

Although shy, she would cautiously warm up to people and other dogs. However, her favorite “dogs friends” were greyt “brother” Mahalo (who misses her very much) and Opa (Greyt Escape).

She loved going to Greyt Escape where she was free to play with Opa, Riley and the others. Happiness, joy and enthusiasm were always in her heart.

Of course, Kathy and I… miss her greatly, but know she has joined Baxter, Bessie and Zoola in that great place where loved ones go when they leave us.

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Annie was often at the Beading “bees” which are held at Greyt Escape. She was just the sweetest girl gently nudging for pets. We will miss this dark brindle beauty’s gentle presence.

Was Annie a Diva or just channeling Carol Channing?

R.I.P. Virginia, Tucson Greyhound, Beloved Pet 2013/09/01

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Beloved Virginia

Beloved Virginia

Virginia was part of the Beading Divas’ extended family. She left planet earth at the ripe old age of 14 1/2

(written by Genie Galina)

The first morning after Virginia spent a terrified first night with us, I walked into the kitchen and she had accidentally put her head in a large, empty cereal container left on the counter for recycling.

She looked hysterically funny, and I think she was in shock. She was still terrified of us so she tried to get away from me, knocking into walls, until I caught up with her and removed the box.

I think that was the first time she truly looked into my eyes (and soul) and I could really see her beauty. Although she remained terrified for a while, that was the day that she and I bonded.

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Virginia lived with Wolfe who went to the Rainbow Bridge. Then Wiggles came into their lives. She lived with and was loved by Genie Galina and Steve Mehlman. Black is indeed beautiful.

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