Category Archives: Doggie Inspiration

Valentine’s Day Approaches

HELLO EVERYONE! Two days away from our event. The weather will be mild and we have a very shaded, green, beautiful venue to host our Valentine’s Day Event this Saturday June 9th at Pioneer Park in Lucerne Valley. Please come and share this information with all your friends. I included photo of park. It’s even better than this photo. Music, food, door prizes, animals, trainers, other rescues, will all be there for you to enjoy. All dogs must be on leashes. Valentine is looking forward to meeting all of you. ~sounds of silent spirits

Pioneer Park in Lucerne Valley

Valentine has been too busy enjoying her new leg to notice, but she is making the news again.

Check out Valentine in the Sun Newspaper today.  Thank you so much Michel Nolan, you are a wonderful supporter of our organization.

Omya and Valentine

We had a very successful day at Omya Limestone Quarry’s Open House yesterday. Dale and Jim are the to employees who found Valentine on Feb. 9th of this year. Her broken puppy body hobbled along the rail road track at the plant. Dale and Jim immediately knew she was in distress and phone Sounds of Silent Spirits and we rushed her to Dr. Velasco at Bear Valley Pet Hospital. All the employees, their family members, and a host of other community folks, had the joy of seeing Valentine as she looks today. Her progress is profound, gaining nearly 15 pounds, all her wounds healed, yet she still has healing to go on her amputated right leg and her left broken paw. But her disposition was of a happy, well-adjusted, and very loved dog.

Valentine 4-11-12

“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower

We couldn’t have said it better. Valentine is a champion overcoming her near fatal injuries, 7 weeks hospital stay, and now, frequent visits back to Dr. Velasco’s office for follow-up treatment. She is “true-Dog”, always being in the moment. Valentine, as seen here, believes that this has always been her life, and that, our friends, is why all of us at Sounds of Silent Spirits continue to “suit up, and show-up” even when some days can be beyond overwhelming.


We are so pleased that Valentine is adjusting to her home-life with ease. She is such a special girl and it’s hard to believe that she endured such cruelty only a couple of months ago and SURVIVED it. As you can see she is playing with her toy with contentment. Thanks to all the folks you have supported her emotionally and financially.

Valentine with her Foster Pop.

Valentine is at her Foster Home. She is so happy to be loved by even more people beyond the Pet Hospital where she lived for over a month.
As you can see, she and her Foster Pop have hit it off. Thank you EVERYONE who support our efforts. ~Sounds of Silent Spirits Volunteers


To all the animals who have blessed our lives, we will always love you. ~Sounds of Silent Spirits Volunteer Team.


When Irish eyes are smiling
Sure it’s like a morning spring.
In the lilt of Irish laughter,
You can hear the angels sing.
When Irish hearts are happy,
All the world seems bright and gay.
And when Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, they steal your heart away.