Faith – September 11, 2001 to March 23, 2015


Some of you have commented on the dog that is in the picture with me on our Facebook site.  That is our family dog, Faith.  She was born on that fateful day of September 11th, 2001. She has been a devoted and beloved member of our family for 14 years now.  Always a bundle of energy,  it was a miracle to get her to sit still long enough to get a family picture with her.  Even the picture that I took for TMCV was a series of trial and errors until we got one snap shot.  That’s why we were so saddened this weekend when she suddenly took a turn for the worst and her health failed her.

She had begun this past summer to suffer seizures, which really scared us.  Then this weekend the pain of her condition really became apparent and she had to leave us.  While I’m still very emotional about it and so is my family, we are happy for the great years we had with her.faith2

When I was a little boy, my mother told me something to help me to get over the loss of a family pet. She said that if I prayed faith1to God maybe He would work a miracle and make sure that I could see that pet someday in heaven.  I’m sure that she said that to help sooth my sorrow but I’m still a little boy enough to believe that.

After all, what would heaven be without our animal friends.  So here’s to Faith and the great, beautiful, loyal friend you were and to seeing you someday in heaven.

A Worthy Cause

These dogs have served our country and now need homes.  Consider helping out.


The United States Marine Corps has around 400 IED (Improvised Explosive Device) sniffing dogs that are being decommissioned and need forever homes. They all need forever homes. Most of the dogs are breeds such as: Labradors, Belgian Malinois, Border Collies, German Shepherds & Rottweilers. These dogs are all incredibly well-trained. Many of them have served in war zones and are responsible for saving countless American, NATO and foreign lives.

The dogs are based in the District of Columbia (D.C.). Adoptive families must be able to travel to D.C. to pick up the dogs or arrange transport at their own expense.

Please help these war heroes get the lives they deserve.

The contact for interested adoptive families is:
Brian D. Miller PM
IED Detector Dog Program Marine Corps Systems Command 910-652-3645 Ext-321 PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE. THANK YOU