October 17, 2008

Don't miss this year's "Tribute to Tails" Candlelight Memorial


Come be part of a heart-warming event, dedicated to your special animal companion - gone, but NEVER forgotten!

Saturday, December 13, 2008
6:30 p.m.

St. Francis Episcopal Church
4242 Bluemel Road
(Parish Hall)

San Antonio, Texas

Free Admission. Open to the Public.

Bring your family and friends! It's an event you won't want to miss.

- Listen to inspiring messages of hope and wonderful stories on the bond between people and pets

- Enjoy soothing and beautiful music in honor of our furry friends

- Meet award-winning Author and animal lover, Teri Wilson. Teri loves romance, dogs and wearing pink. Her stories are often filled with happy endings, splashes of humor and a lovable critter or two. After all, Cinderella never would have lived happily ever after without a little help from her animal friends! Teri is the recipient of the 2006 Westminster Kennel Club Angel on a Leash Writing Award and the 3rd place winner of the 21st Annual American Kennel Club Short Fiction Contest. She lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband, son and three delightful dogs. One of her many books is "All Creatures of Our God and King: What God's Word Says About Animals."

*Check out her Web site: http://www.freewebs.com/teriwilson/purchasemybooks.htm

- Meet Tom and Sue Ann McGoldrick of Paws in Heaven, located in Sattler, TX. Tom and his wife, Sue Ann, have been serving the pet parent community for various years. The two animal lovers are dedicated to supporting the needs of pet parents who take their furry friends to their crematory - a final resting place. In Tom's own words:

"We love our pets. They are our family. We know what a devastating
loss it can be when your family pet passes on. At Paws in Heaven, we treat these situations with the dignity a family pet deserves and provide a complete service to families who wish to have closure and a sense of peace when their beloved pet is gone. More than a crematorium, Paws in Heaven is here to provide caring services during an emotionally difficult time. It is our privilege to do so." - Tom McGoldrick

Click here to view their Web site: http://www.pawsnheaven.com/

- Be part of a beautiful candlelight experience, paying tribute to ALL creatures great and small! (Candle provided)

- Receive a unique keepsake gift in honor of your wonderful fur friend

- Listen to one-of-a-kind poems written by local pet parents

- Meet Santa Paws and Mrs. Claws

- An opportunity to win two free movie tickets to see "Marley & Me," coming to a theatre near you on Christmas Day *Click here to Movie Trailer: http://www.marleyandmemovie.com/

- Rainbow Bridge Memorial - Bring photos of your precious pet

The "Tribute to Tails" Candlelight Memorial was organized in 2003 by Jim and Julie Wiley of San Antonio.

Julie is a San Antonio native. Jim is originally from Muscatine, Iowa, but now calls San Antonio "Home Sweet Home." The couple both serve in the world of communications and love it! But their GREATEST passion is their love for animals. Jim and Julie love-love-love God's creatures - ALL of them - from the tiny little kitchen mouse to the enormous five ton African elephant. This couple absolutely LOVES animals. Julie also serves as a facilitator for the SAPPY Pet Loss & Grief Support Group of San Antonio. They attend Community Bible Church. Jim is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and Julie earned her degree from Southwest Texas State University. Julie also studied psychology during her studies at SWT. Her love for people and pets runs deep! She has also served as a small group counselor in various summer camp events. She and her husband organized the SAPPY Pet Loss & Grief Support Group in 2003, after they lost their 14-year-old Chihuahua, Sappy, to bladder cancer. Their mission is to work hard and passionately towards helping God's creatures find warm, loving homes and to help comfort the people who mourn after the loss of their precious and perfect creatures.

In Memory of "Sappy" 05/17/89 - 08/04/03

SONG: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aUoRT9Ml6I

For more information, please call Julie at 210-216-0920 or e-mail at SappyPetLoss@sbcglobal.net


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October 9, 2008

Speaker to deliver important message about the pets in our lives

6th Annual Tribute to Tails Candlelight Memorial
(Parish Hall)
December 13, 2008
6:30 p.m.
St. Francis Episcopal Church, San Antonio, TX 78240

The Rev. Dr. C. Patrick Ormos, Rector, St. Francis Episcopal Church, San Antonio, Texas

The Rev. Patrick has been involved with dogs since the mid-1960's.

He bred his first litter and finished his first champion, a German Shepherd, in 1968. Since then, he's been involved with a "world of dogs" on an international level, his dogs have been shown in Canada, the USA, the UK and in Europe.

With his dog partner, Cathy Ochs-Cline of VA, the Rev. Ormos has bred more than 100 champion, mostly Cardigan Welsh Corgis. He also judges dogs internationally and has lectured extensively on canine genetics and breeding. The Rev. Ormos has always had a pet cat as well, since his teen-aged years, and his younger brother used to keep a pet rabbit. His sisters each have companion animals ranging from cats to horses too. So, he knows well the importance our animal companions are to our families.

If you would like additional information about "Tribute to Tails," please call 210-216-0920, or email

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If you would like more information about St. Francis Episcopal Church in San Antonio, please visit Web site at
http://www.sfcsa.org/, or call 210-6960834.

October 8, 2008

SAVE THE DATE: Dec. 13, 2008 - 6th Annual Tribute to Tails

6th Annual Tribute to Tails: Dec. 13, 2008, 6:30 p.m., St. Francis Episcopal Church, 4242 Bluemel Rd., San Antonio, TX. - FREE TO THE COMMUNITY -

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