I was nine years old when we adopted Derek. I vividly remember the day he arrived as our Foster Child. I walked in and picked him up and very rarely put in down from that point forward. For years my Mom always said "Niki - put him down or he will never learn to walk". In 1976 my Parents were determined to give Derek a home to adopt Derek vs Foster only, but it was a fight. It was not "acceptable" in the eyes of the State of Louisiana. It was not easy but they stood their ground and fought. I was always so scared they would come take him away before he was adopted... that is how my nine year old mind worked. The day he was adopted was one of the best days ever.
I know it is abundantly obvious... I love him so much and so very proud. He will always be my little Brother, and one of my greatest blessings. Happy Birthday Derek. I love you.
Still another incident has occurred in the Garden District. NOPD reports that a A 60-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint on Carondelet and 8th Street on Thursday afternoon around 12:30 p.m. He was approached by a man with a black handgun who took his belongings and fled, according to the preliminary information released. Watch out for each other y'all...
When I saw this photo, it brought tears to my eyes. The smile on Mr. Ellis' face is such sweet validation... I have no words to describe how my heart felt when I saw it.
Derek is so talented and has been so blessed by Mr. Ellis. Few can say they have lived the experience of playing with an American Jazz icon and I remember Derek's first gig with him when he was a Senior in High School and has played with him from that point forward and has been around the world and back with him - more than once.
My darling little Brother... one of my greatest blessings.
Please share! Sasha is looking for her forever home. She is a 5 month old lab/Golden Retriever(?) mix and is one smart cookie! I suspect she will be medium size once grown.
She is 100% vetted and spayed and will be adopted out with a two month supply of Heartguard. Sasha is just the calmest soul. She loves pretty collars and playing with the kids, but her favorite pastime is SNUGGLIN' in your lap. She is a puppy though! She is working on potty training (doing GREAT but if she gets busy she might have an accident) and she knows "get in your crate" and "lets go outside" like a champ. She adores kids, dogs, cats, ferrets, chickens - you name it! She adores people and when you call her name she comes running to you like it is Christmas. I can honestly say I have yet to meet such a wonderful, calm puppy such as her. Everywhere we take her, people comment on how calm and sweet she is. She is a love muffin!! If you are interested in adopting Sasha, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for an adoption application. Southeast Texas location.
Connect and find out more about New Orleans Pet Care:
My muse... Remy
April 28, 1995 - January 27, 2008
New Orleans Pet Care - Lagniappe
A few years ago, one of my team members suggested that we add a permanent blog to our web site. As you may know, we do have an interactive Emergency Page that we use during Hurricane Season if necessary.
This sounded like a fantastic way to share information, ideas, photographs, stories, etc!
I started working on it just before Remy was diagnosed with cancer... and on March 27, 2008 (two months after he died) I started working on it again.
Nicole Douget Owner & Operator New Orleans Pet Care
I love this company with all that I have... And we give it our all. This is my passion, not my hobby... Remy's legacy leads me to continue our work here... not only with excellent pet care but it also affords me the opportunity to support the rescue/transport organizations that are so important to me. We will continue to differentiate ourselves by making sure we have a full team... ready to go everyday. We will never take vacation, we are 24/7, 365 days... we will be there when you can't. We love them like you love them. We always have and we always will!