HERON CAY Lakeview - a AAA Four Diamond  Bed & Breakfast INN

 We are the 'STORYBOOK' Victorian MANSION Estate in Mount Dora... located on 3 Acres overlooking Lake Dora!!  

   "Authentic Recreation of a 9200 Sq. Ft., 1890's QUEEN ANNE Victorian Mansion"... with 8 'One of a Kind' Rooms overlooking Lake Dora

~~~  Located at 495 West Old US Highway 441, Mount Dora, Florida 32757  - CALL 352-383-4050  /  EMAIL innkeeper@heroncay.com   ~~~

 * Our LAST LABOR DAY weekend... Come Celebrate our 11th, and last (hopefully), Anniversary HERE!!  *  

  POOL PARTY!!  FREE HOT DOGS!!  BFD!!  

 * HIGHWAYMEN 'Painting of the Week'  -- *** MARY ANN CARROLL ***  UPSON - 12" x 24"   --  $750.00 * 

             

 ** CLICK ** on 'Paintings' to see more Pictures and Details  

************** ATTENTION!!  --  WARNING!! --  HELP!!  /   WE DO NOT BOOK ON LINE!! **************** 

 If you find us on an 'ON-LINE' Booking Site: Trip Advisor / Expedia / Hotels.com / travelocity / trivago / ORBITZ / hotwire / Etc... They ALL  LIE !!   Instead of saying we DO NOT take 'On-Line' reservations...  They Say  ** We Have NOTHING AVAILABLE !!   This is as LIE !! **

*****  The ONLY way to 'BOOK' lodging is to... CALL Margie... 352-383-4050  or Email... innkeeper@heroncay.com  *****

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  Below... A Special Picture of our Facade... taken by our friend, and renowned Architectural and Landscape photographer, Doug Thompson. 

Please visit and patronize Doug's Mount Dora business... Mount Dora Olive Oil Company (website - Mount Dora Olive Company) and for a Showcase of his Photography, visit his website -  Doug Thompson Photography. 

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 Please call for Information about our Spring / Summer SPECIALS!! 352-383-4050 !  

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  AWESOME SUNSETS over Lake DORA !!  

 And When ALL Conditions are (Not) PERFECT??   We are WATERFRONT! 

 Our usually DRY 'Pond'... has Water and a Sunset to the Northwest (Rare)! 

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We have 'SHORT NOTICE' Specials 'year-around'  Please inquire! ***  CALL Margie 352-383-4050  /  888-437-6622 ***  eMail:  innkeeper@heroncay.com

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  Our 'Pool FURNITURE is finished in BRIGHT Island Colors using Awl-Grip, a Marine / Aircraft Epoxy paint...    

We have brought the 'TOPICAL FLARE'  to Mount Dora: Our LUSH landscaping offer over 100 varieties of Flora! 

  'From' our Pool... You are surrounded by an 'Island Theme' !!  

  During the Day... You may relax around the Pool... Sipping 'Mint Juleps' / 'Bloody Marys' /  'Rum & COKE-a-COLA' / or... 'Water'!  

     FOUR     DIAMONDS... for 19 Continuous Years      

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         Located in Beautiful Mount Dora, Florida... and just a 4 'MINI' Block walk to DOWNTOWN!!      

  Situated on 2 plus Landscaped Acres Overlooking Lake Dora...  

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 *** If you wish to View Our Rooms and General Rates... Click Here!  *** 

  All Rooms Include: FULL Private Bath - Flat Screen TV - WIFI - Refrigerator - Hair Dryer - Robes - MORE... and a 4+ Course Gourmet Breakfast!  

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  A Weekend in MOUNT DORA  --  A GIRL'S GET AWAY... And/Or a GUYS' Awesome GOLF Plus GET AWAY !!  

*** Please CALL Margie 352-383-4050  /  888-437-6622 about 2/3 Night Specials ***  eMail:  innkeeper@heroncay.com

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   FOUR    DIAMONDS... Now for 19 Continuous Years  

*** PLEASE Remember - the Old 'Idiom' : " You ' GET ' what you pay for..." ***

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When you want to 'Get Out of Florida' on a tank of Gas... Come To Beautiful, Mystical Mount Dora, located in Central Florida ... 

You will feel you are in... the 'Foot hills' of the Carolina's... Pennsylvania... 'Up State' New York... Vermont... New Hampshire... almost anywhere in the Northeast... and with a little Imagination... England, Austria, Germany... But the 'Palms' are a Dead Give Away!

A 'BRIGHT' Spot in your Mount Dora Visit!!

  One of the MOST photographed 'Landmarks' in Mount Dora!!  

Truly an Escape to a Place lost in Time... in the Lakes and 'Foot Hills' of Florida !!

During the Day... Relax around the Pool... The Plants have GROWN and the Furniture and Deck have been Painted !

Another Beautiful Sunset... A Truly , ROMANTIC Experience!!

Expect... and Receive the BEST!!  Awarded AAA Four   DIAMOND Rating for 19 Years...

     

If you only desire a 'Motel Room' for the night... You will find a nice selection on NEW Highway 441 at the 'Best Western', 'Motel 6', 'Comfort Suites', Etc...

  Click On...Mount Dora FL Bed and Breakfast for Rooms/Rates  

Is it Time for that weekend GET-AWAY to Mount Dora??   We Qualify for that 'STAYCATION!!'

 ''Summer' Accommodations starting at $125.00 / $175.00 (weeknight / weekend) Inquire for Specials  

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  SO Many things to DO in and AROUND MOUNT DORA:  

Boat Tours - Boat Rentals - Balloon Rides - Antique Shops - Golf - Horseback Riding - Kayaking - Music - Tea Rooms - FOOD & WINE!! - Art Galleys - Sea Planes Rides - AND Truly, a 'ONE of a KIND' experience ... the 'Orange Blossom Cannonball' Florida’s Historic 'Turn of the Century' Steam train!  America’s #1 Movie Train - '3:10 to Yuma' / 'True Grit' / 'Appaloosa'/ ' Rosewood'... SEE BELOW!!    

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  When visiting... Always leave time to Experience the Charm of the MOUNT DORA Area... by AIR, LAND and WATER!!  

Service between Mount Dora and Tavares.  Enjoy various departure times between Mount Dora and Tavares!!

                                  

  CLICK on the STEAM ENGINE Above to receive MORE Information !  

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**** Click Here... To View Our Rooms and General Rates !! ****

Our "STANDARD" Rooms start at $125 (Summer Weeknight)... and range in size from 250 ft2 to 320 ft2 (A 15 X 15 room is only 225 ft2) they overlook the Pool & Gardens !! 

All Rooms Include: FULL Private Bath - Flat Screen TV - WIFI - Refrigerator - Hair Dryer - Robes - MORE... and a 4+ Course Gourmet Breakfast!  

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 ***  Contact US about Seaplane Flights / Tours departing from Mount Dora !!  *** 

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Then... GO KAYAKING through the REAL FLORIDA you saw from the SKY!!!!!

 ***  Central Florida Kayak Tours  *** 

 Please CLICK ON the Picture BELOW to view their WEB SITE!  It is a MUST See!   And tell them Randy & Margie sent you!!

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  If you want to know about EVERYTHING going on in MOUNT DORA...Click below to Visit:  

  ****  What to do in MOUNT DORA!!  ****  

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***   INQUIRE  about  Spring / Summer  SPECIALS!!   ***    Please CALL 352-383-4050 or 888-437-6622...

for Four  Diamond Lodging RATES  

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 Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce!!  And here is    how the 'Chamber's Current Home' looked in 1922 ! 

And Florida Highwaymen Artist, R. L. Lewis' painting the the Train Station for the 'RAFFLE' Painting for the August, 2014 Mount Dora Highwaymen Show

 Is now Available in Prints, Giclees and Other Options.

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  For MORE things to Do In and Around MOUNT DORA...  

 Visit... LAKE County to See ALL that is HAPPENING... NEARBY!!  

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  Call Margie at HERON CAY: 352-383-4050 or Toll Free at 888-HERONCAY (888-437-6622) to Book one of MOUNT DORA's Legendary Festivals, Events or Just a FUN FILLED Weekend / Weekday!!

Send eMail to:  innkeeper@heroncay.com. However, there are so MANY Things to be DONE here... eMail is NOT INSTANTLY Checked!! 

    We have Eight Rooms available to our Guests: All with FULL (Tub & Shower) Private Baths, Small Refrigerator/Freezers, Televisions and WI-FI.  Including 'ZOI' Garden, our first floor room which is fully ADA Compliant and also 'PET(s)' Friendly!

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 WARNING!!!! Many 'Internet and GPS MAPS' will give the WRONG Location if our address is entered incorrectly!! Especially 'GPS Nav. Systems' !!  When in doubt, please contact Margie at 352-383-4050 (Toll Free 888-Heroncay) or eMail her at... innkeeper@heroncay.com

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The 18th MOUNT DORA FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN  SHOW & SALE is COMING...

The WINTER Highwaymen Show is coming January 14th and 15th, 2017 

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 The Second Collaboration 'RAFFLE' Painting of MOUNT DORA's Waterfront at GILBERT PARK'.  

  GICLEEs (Print on Canvas) of the 2nd COLLABORATION RAFFLE Painting of Mount Dora's LIGHTHOUSE and Waterfront'  signed by All Artists (on back), is available: Stretched & Framed - $400 / Un-Stretched  & Unframed - $300  

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Signed Posters and Flyers from ALL 16  Mount Dora Florida Highwaymen Events...  ARE still available FOR PURCHASE - Please INQUIRE.

              

 1st - Aug., 2008        2nd - Jan., 2009    3rd - Aug., 2009    4th - Jan., 2010      5th - Aug., 2010       6th - Jan., 2011  

MORE Pictures Coming... INQUIRE!

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 ~~And Now... A Tour AROUND the Inn !! ~~

Hopefully you have seen the 'BEDS'... here is the 'BREAKFAST'... in a minute !!

 *********************** AND NOW... To Start Our 10th YEAR, a message from Chef RANDY about our Home and the BREAKFAST Schedule: ************************ 

HELLO! 

 I have had it with the Slanderous and YES... Libelous 'REVIEWS' (only about 10 over the past 10 years / 10000++ Guests)...only bent on REVENGE, and to HURT.... from the 'ME - ME - ME'S !  We have no choice but to deal with a hand full of these 'TURKEYS'... less than .01%  !!   Margie & I give everything we can... 24-7 / 356 Days a Year! We NEVER Leave or Close... We are always here for our Guests! PLEASE understand the following:

THIS is OUR HOME... WE MUST & USUALLY Enjoy LIVING HERE!! YES!  WE MUST LIVE HERE... IT is REQUIRED by Mount Dora Zoning CODE !!   THIS is OUR HOME!  YOU are a Welcomed GUEST in OUR HOME!  If you have a Problem with that; or do not understand... PLEASE DO NOT COME... and while I am 'at it': If you have a problem with 4 legged KIDS... PLEASE DO NOT COME HERE Either!

HERE is the latest '3 Star' (out of 5) rating on Goggle:

The following person Epitomizes a STUPID past guest... Kathie Menninger... you MUST READ why she gave us a '3'! Here is how she began:

 "The rooms are large, very beautiful and clean, and a very nice bathroom.  The hotel itself is very beautiful and well kept.  The owners are also very gracious."  Sounds like she was happy... RIGHT?  No WRONG!  GET READY!!  "However, we would not stay there again for two reasons." 

#1. "The breakfast is a two hour event, which when it is full, we could understand, but there were just two of us for breakfast and..."  

Well Okay, Margie (she called her Maggie) tells our guests that a 'Continental' breakfast is available shortly after 8:00 AM. The Main 4 course breakfast comes out closer to10:00 am. If we have only a couple of guests... instead of 12 to 18... you may have an earlier breakfast... IF YOU REQUEST !!  NOW.... DUMB, DUMBER, AND DUMBEST ! We open the Dinning room at 8:00 am... if you choose to sit there for 2 HOURS waiting for the 4+ course HOT, GOURMET breakfast to be served... SO BE IT !  AAHHH!!!!!!!!!!

OKAY... Now comes the BEST Example of what an AIR HEAD we had to deal with!!   Get a load of this 'Brainless' Statement !!

#2. "There is a 'lake view' from some of the rooms, but it is not on the lake..."

OKAY... DUH!! Hey DUMMY!! Welcome to HERON CAY LAKEVIEW Bed & BREAKFAST INN... This is OUR NAME STUPID !!

#3. THIS is My Favorite!!  "To get into town, you have to either drive or take the garden walkway path..."

 NOT TRUE!!  We have plenty of room for a Helicopter to land; or call a TAXI; hire a Limo; bring a Bicycle; and On and On !   I guess she expected the 'town; to come to HER?!?! 

Well... it only takes that one ROTTEN APPLE!!   Hey... Kathie... ALL of  MOUNT DORA's B&Bs now KNOW about you !! You would be more at home at MOTEL 6 !  

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All Lodging, comes with OUR Four+ Course Gourmet' Breakfast Buffet !!

WELCOME to DORA's  ROOM... Coffee is 'OUT' at 8:00 AM in...

Our Spacious, 650 square foot, Breakfast Area and Guest Lounge, boasting the Largest of Our SIX  Natural WOOD Burning Fireplaces!!

On 'This Wall'... you will see the Paintings of Three 'CLASSIC' Highwaymen... Harold, Alfred and James...

The 'WARM and FUZZY' Dinning Room !! Where Our Breakfast Buffet is served 365 Days a YEAR!! 

Living Up to Our 4  ... Breakfast begins with one of Randy's 'Generous' Fruit Platters and Margie's Fresh Nut Breads!!

         

Our Guests enjoy their meal on RS Prussia and RS Germany Porcelain from the early 1900s... 

Using Randy's Mother's LADY HAMILTON Silverware from the 1940's.

 Margie is the BAKER!!  Breakfast begins with her Freshly Baked Nut Bread and Ends with one of her AWESOME Desserts !!

And In Between, one of her many Delicious Egg Casseroles, accompanied by...

 One of Randy's Creations (seen above), a variation on 'Margie's Mom's Fried / Poached Eggs -- These over Bacon, Ham, and Mushrooms... then topped with Assorted Cheeses... with his Specially Seasoned Sausage Patties!!  HEY... your on Vacation!!

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You are Invited to Relax in the PARLOR... 

 The 'Reading Room' or 'Mini-Museum': Available to our Guests - 24 Hours a Day - 365 Days a Year !!

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Parking in Downtown Mount Dora may be VERY difficult to find on Weekends and during Special Events...Not to Worry!!

Just leave your car, and... Downtown is only 4 Short Blocks away...

Leave from our parking area via the 'Pathway to Town'; then connect to the City's 'Walkway to Town'...

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From the 'Tradition' of our Palm Beach Gardens' HERON CAY Intracoastal Bed & Breakfast...

 When Life was an 'Endless' Party!!   The ORIGINAL HERON CAY... 1983 - 2002 !!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~     ** About US and Our 'Kids' **     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

****PLEASE NOTE... ALL of Our KIDS live in OUR Area...****

They are always nearby... But  DO NOT 'roam' the B&B... and are NEVER in the Bedrooms (other than the PET FRIENDLY Rooms) !!

You will hardly know they are here... unless you would like to meet them!

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Below... 1994 - Our First Borzoi; Lady Jade at 9 months, chasing Super Star at 3 months,.. on 'The Sandbar'; their Favorite Place to Be!  Sadly... Jade, Jasmine, Star and Kalif are Gone... CLICK 'HERE' to Visit our Current Wonderful BORZOI - 'ZOI' - (aka... Russian Wolfhounds)!!

           

     BORZOI 'Cruise' at 30+ mph !!     At 'FLANK SPEED'... They can 'Run Down' a RABBIT... and/or 'out run' most Greyhounds !!

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  Today is August 27, 2016:  It has taken YEARS for me to be able to update our 'KIDS' section... So many memories...  

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 Now all of OUR, and HERON CAY's original 'Fab Four' Borzoi... And Five 'Kitties' are gone: 

On January 23rd, 2016, at 10:30 A.M., our 'Fearless' Flying Darla suddenly died... I sat beside her, unable to do anything to save her. 

She would have been 11 years old February 25, 2016...  

Darla, a four month old puppy... with Kalif... 

  GOD how we loved our... 'Baby Dar'  

She now has joined Kalif, Anastasia... and PIXIE DUST...

Then less than 3 months later, Scotty died in my arms... April 12, 2016...8:15 pm:  My 'Kitty' boy was 19 years and 4 months 'Young'...

 

He came into our lives when he was 5 WEEKS Old...  He slept on my pillow every night until the Day he died...

The passing of Scotty marked the END of our Original HERON CAY 'Family'.

 Now all of OUR, and HERON CAY's original 'Fab Four' Borzoi... Darla, Anastasia, Pixie Dust and Kalif are gone...  

And the 'Kitties' are also gone: Jack, Foxy, Abby, Guana and now Scotty.

Our first 3 BORZOI... Jade, Jasmine, Star and on August 28, 2012,  KALIF... are Now 'Gone'... I shall never stop Crying for my 'LIF'...

He left his three ladies... ANASTASIA, 'Baby' DARLA... and PIXIE DUST... Now they too are All *GONE*!!

 Darla's 'Running' Mate... Pixie Dust... Died unexpectedly... within less than 2 hours she was gone... 

 Our oldest Borzoi... PIXIE DUST - 10 1/2 years young... Died suddenly from 'Natural Causes'... March 22, 2014... 

We are ALL crying... Her passing came Exactly 9 Years, from when we lost our first boy 'Zoi'... Super Star... March 22, 2005 

Here is DARLA and PIXIE DUST; doing what she they loved the most... Running on 'The Sandbar' !

 Then September 8, 2014; our last girl, ANASTASIA, left us... after a two year battle with a lung tumor. Oh GOD... How she is Missed. 

 'HAPPY 'Stasia' July 12, 2014... She did not know, nor did we... in just a little less than 2 months... she would leave us... 

 3:45 pm - Monday, September 8, 2014... Anastasia died.

Now all of OUR, and HERON CAY's original 'Fab Four'... Darla, Anastasia, Pixie Dust and Kalif... have left Margie and I...

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  Today is August 27, 2016:  It has taken YEARS for me to be able to update our 'KIDS' section... So many memories...  

 Next weekend is Labor Day, 2016... it will be Four years since VONYA entered our lives. 

Three days after we lost my boy 'Lif'... we were asked if we could 'foster' a 6 month old Girl Borzoi puppy. We said we would... She arrived on Labor Day, 2012: When she entered our home, and lives, we knew the 'Fostering' was over.  Vonya... was in her 'Forever' home, with her 3 older 'Sisters'.  Between the tears... I smiled again. 

 ** Not updating her time with us has been so unfair to our Wonderful VONYA!  The following goes back to her first days with us. ** 

Meet 'Vonya', our newest girl... following in her older 'sister', Darla's Paw Prints...

          

But Now... Sadly... without the watchful eyes of our Boy, Kalif... but now with her 'new' Sisters guiding her...

THEN... And 9/2012...

Vonya is now the only one of our girls still with us... MORE further 'down' the 'page'...

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Looking back on the GOOD TIMES... Theirs and Ours!   All we have are the memories...

THEIR Favorite Place, and Ours, was...'On the SANDBAR!!'... with Our Beloved BORZOI !

 

Darla and Pixie Dust... AT SPEED !!  PRICELESS !! 

           

October 1st, 2008

April 14th, 2011... not Much has Changed!

Below - Summer of 2005:  One of Darla's first trips to the 'SANDBAR'... when she became know as 'Fearless' Flying Darla !

Below - June 7th, 2006... Her second summer 'On the BAR' !

And below... 5 YEARS Later - June 1st, 2011

'Check' the PAWS!  She is Still FLYING HIGH!!

This is Darla when we told her this was the LAST Trip to the SANDBAR until next Summer... But on April 14th, 2011...

We're BACK !!

                   

DARLA!!  YES! I am BACK!! And ...  doing what I love BEST... 'BREAK DANCING' !!

June, 2011

Okay... Let's GO... What's the Matter with you ALL You WIMPS ?!?  

"Okay... I'm Out Voted!" All On their way back home... to CRASH in the Parlor!

         

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There are few things on this EARTH, that mean as Much to US, as OUR BORZOI... and KITTIES!!

There is Nothing Like Borzoi!!!... When you 'HAVE Lived With' BORZOI...  you will know... There is Nothing Like Borzoi!!!

BORZOI only GIVE... and Ask BACK... LOVE!!

Our Beloved BORZOI... Darla, AnaStasia, Pixie Dust and KaLif... 

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      And now... Our Kitty KIDS:

  It has been 8 years, since we lost two of Our 'Kitties'.  May 25, 2008, we had to said 'Goodbye' to 'Mr. Jack'; then on October 28th, 'Foxy Guy' left us... it is still like Yesterday.  

Click on their Pictures... to visit 'Their SITES'

                                                                   

   'Mr. Jack, the CAT'... 13 years Young... died way too Young                                   'Foxy Guy'... 15 years, also too Young       

 Tuesday Morning, December 9, 2014, at the age of just over 20... 

  

Abby died at home... This was hard... Very Hard.

Then, less than 5 months later, on Wednesday, May 6, 2015: What I thought would be easier...But oh GOD, It Was Not...

 After over 24 years of life ... 23+ with us... our beloved Guana left us... It was even Harder... 

   Now just a little over Four months ago... Scotty... 19 years, 4 months Young... died in my arms... April 12, 2016.  

  I held him in my hand when he was 5 weeks old... He was WAS My BOY !!  

Now TOMMY, our Youngest Boy, has become our Oldest... now Eight, he has been in our family since he was just over a year old. 

                   

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The Past Memories are still very present, but Happiness has helped replace Sorrow...

 Scotty had been slowly growing weaker and weaker, we knew he would not be with us much longer. He had been blind for nearly 2 years, and I had to carry him everywhere for his last few months. When he had to 'Go', he would just 'meow', and I carried him to 'cat box'. He NEVER had an 'accident'! He was such a Good Boy!

We would Never bring another 'Kitty' into his world while he was alive. It would have been so unfair to him. Scotty left us on a Tuesday, while I sat next to him... gently petting him... His SOUL went directly to Tommy; so many of his traits, became Tommy's... including taking his place on my pillow!

We our BORZOI, and CAT, people!! Tommy, and we needed 'KITTIES'!  On Friday, three days later, we were back to FOUR: Three 'Kittens' joined our Family! Scotty Approved !!

                                                          

                     Two 8 month old Orange Tabby Sisters... Jill & Jane!                        And an other Tabby; 10 month old ZEBE !

                 

All three needed, and Now HAVE a 'Forever Home' with us and the Borzoi; they were being 'Fostered' by Local Veterinarians !!

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NO, WE Shall Never 'Let Go of', or 'Forget', Our Kids... MOM & DAD.      

They ALL Were, still ARE and always will BE... a Major Part of OUR Lives!!

It is impossible to find  'Words'... to convey how much ALL of Our 'Kids' have meant, and still mean to us!!

We Love you All so MUCH !!

    

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  Tomorrow, August 28, it will be four years... since I lost my boy KALIF... but it is still like Yesterday.  I shall NEVER forget him... 

 MY GOD, how I loved My BOY 'LIF'... 

He was 'gone' in only minutes... I NEVER was able to kiss him, and say Goodbye... Until he was dead...

  After creating this site for 'Our Kids'  - 'Updating'... has become unbelievably Heart wrenching  

Three days after we lost my boy 'Lif'... we were asked if we could 'foster' a 6 month old Girl Borzoi puppy. We said we would... She arrived on Labor Day, 2012: When she entered our home, and lives, we knew the 'Fostering' was over.  Vonya... was in her 'Forever' home, with her 3 older 'Sisters'.  

Meet 'Vonya', our newest girl...

          

Following in her older 'sister', Darla's Paw Prints...

THEN... And 9/2012...  

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I have to stop now... I cannot see the screen anymore... It's blurred...

Hope to continue soon... 

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Sadly, we knew Anastasia was going to be leaving us soon... so once again, there would be a 'void' to 'Partially' fill... We began the 'search'... 

With 'a little help from our friends'... Especially from a long time friend, Carol Bakers (A.K.A. NBRF - BORZOI RESCUE), we found RINGO in Ohio!  

Not really a 'Rescue'... but a Puppy that could go to a GOOD Borzoi Home... We fit That BILL !  

MEET RINGO'SKI' !!

A 5 1/2 month old Borzoi PUPPY would be joining our FAMILY!!  Seen below with his brother MOUSE !

 

I shall soon drive to Cookeville, Tenn. to give RINGO a ride HOME!!!  Continue to see MORE!

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BUT... Before RINGO arrived... Something VERY Special, and as we were to find out, AGAINST ALL ODDS... Happened!!

We had guests staying with us that would be 'getting' an Standard Poodle from a breeder in Micanopy, Florida. When they went to see their puppy, the breeder said, "Here's a breed you do not see often."  She brought out 'MAX', an AKC Champion Borzoi.   They replied, "True... but the people we are staying with have three!"   The breeder said, "Do they want another?"  They knew of Anastasia's condition, and said, "Yes... I think they might!"

When the guests returned; they show us pictures of MAX.  I could not believe how much he looked like our KALIF !  I called the breeder and said, "YES"!  How soon may we come up?  WELL... The next day... We 'all' met!

                

My GOD!  He is KALIF!!  But WHY ??

Here is KALIF when he was Two and a Half years old... Same as MAX above!   But EIGHT Years ago...  

With Margie... and us at his FOREVER HOME!!

             

He is KALIF!!  WHY... 'Read' ON !!

Let's begin the History of MAX... and then VONYA... then JADE and STAR, our first BORZOI !! AND on to KALIF and DARLA !

We brought MAX back with us Saturday; he met VONYA... She went 'CRAZY'!!  WHY??

that night... I sat down and looked at Max's Pedigree... 

 

llllllllllllllllllllllllllll;I left Mount Dora on Sunday, August 24th, 2014; picked 'Ringoski' up in Cookeville, TN, 2:00 pm Monday, August 25th.. and we arrived back HOME 1:15 pm Tuesday, August 26th; after a 'quick' 1300+ mile Trip!

 

 

 Our new boy, Ringo, was able to meet Anastasia the day after he arrived on August 27, 2014... and spend the next 12 days with her before she died. 

He has been here for a Year now, 17 months old and is a 100% Couch Potato !

And LOVING every Minute !!

More PICS COMING!!

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 And Now... our Borzoi Miracle story... Against ALL ODDS !!  

  VONYA... reunited with her Brother MAX after over 2 Years!!  

  Margie and Max... 130 pounds of Fluff & LOVE (Max)!  

          

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   Latest Revision - August 28th - 2016  

    Let's Make AMERICA GREAT AGAIN !!!   

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