Spirit queen luna tuna
ruby duby
Spirits banjo and joey(the tuxedos this
Spirit the doctor(aka kazooie)
leslie and beth, california dreamin'
beloved, sweet sis gail!
brother glenn & ringo
jude exalting
susan, brandon, margot
We went into a pet store for cat toys one day, and came home with "Ollie", rescued by
Ayres Shelter in upstate NY.  He'd been wandering around the streets of a small mill
town, probably lifting his leg on brick buildings and eating scraps such as hot dogs left
on the street.  The shelter had him for six months; folks passed him by (it's a fact that
cats and dogs with black fur are less likely to be adopted), and had stopped grooming
himself and became depressed. One day, they took him to a pet store adoption clinic,
and the rest is his story.
I had never had a dog in my life before; I was a total cat woman--independent, cuddly,
standoffish, playful, and proud to be part of the Tribe of Tiger.  Since Willie's been in my
life, I can say there were things I never knew before...things like loving life fiercely, and
accessing the most gentle and trusting places within.  Willie lives to provide Joy.  He
shows off.  He entertains.  He comforts.  He is Love embodied in a little elf dog body.  He
doesn’t understand conflict, it makes him quiver. He is protective and will defend his
people (with a benign nip on the heel, such as letting the cable guy know who is boss).  
He is stubborn as a gentle burro.  He is adoring to his sister Ruby, and cat tribe clan of
Joey, Banjo, Luna, and The Doctor, and of course, to us, and to those who show him
kindness in return.  You can see paintings of Willie and his siblings on Betsy's website,
Life's a Ball, Get Willifed!
willie is now beyond the stars, entertaining sick kids.  yeah.
Spirit Joey..formerly the elder of the
tribe, owl eyes and old soul.
my mexican strat is named after this
his spirit lives on in a downy
woodpecker who visits his resting spot!
Photos from Concert For Love, Yoga Loft 2/13/11
beth, bets, holly, mary, zoe    
(photos by Sweet Sis Gail)
July 25, 2011.
City Hall, Albany NY.
First Day of Marriage Equality in NYS.   
And Marriage #2.
Next State? Or Country?
cousin margot
rosanne joining me for 1311 release at CNW
clare and beth
old friends/bookends
lk & bj still laughin after all these years
in loving memory, mary d.
amy collins, rosanne raneri, beth at moon & river
the protestors
bethelda & clareybear
two peas in a pod: bro and sis
chuck & gail, sweet as they come
SKYE arrives,
ruby & skye in rubysartstudio
hangin out with pearl
(still hip)
my beloved-- betsy
contemplation by
the creek~
jenny, beth, sadie,
& mitchell
bets joining me at skyheart studio
Dr. Skye and Nurse Ruby
watchin' birdies
two beautiful beings - tony and robert
love and laughter
traveling cousins from ohio
              willow >>
Spirit Ruby
The Story of Willie, or how I
came to love dogs

Sweet Music Making Memories with Beloveds

love and laughter