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Thank you Kristin Davis

  • Orphaned Baby Elephants
    So nice to see that the babies finally have a prominent name attached to their plight. Please click the link (above) to view a page from the orphanage and at the bottom of the page is a link to a wonderful video Kristin made at the orphanage.

From Dame Daphne Sheldrick:

  • “Every person that buys ivory has killed an elephant and its dependent young and has caused immeasurable sorrow and suffering to many others.” Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick MBE, MBS


  • ... from the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust where orphaned baby elephants are rescued.

Watercolors from the Nursery

  • Each month I receive a lovely watercolor depicting a scene from the nursery. We have printed many of them out and placed them in frames to decorate our home.


  • Sammy loved kittens, tutus & ballerinas. But mostly he loved us. He died a peaceful death as an old man and left us with broken hearts.

Our Old Man

  • Baby Bear died a peaceful death just before Christmas 2009. He was almost 17. Bear was a warrior. A brilliant feline. A blessing to our lives.

3/50 Project

  • Click on the logo to find out what the 3/50 project is all about.

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April 19, 2013


Tina Crowley

So sorry to hear about your brain tumor, Amy. You've sure been through a lot this year, first your knee, then radiation and chemo. I'm glad Desi and Haley are taking such good care of you, and I know your mom is looking after you from Heaven too.
I'm sending you well wishes for a full and speedy recovery.
See, someone did read this.
Take care of yourself,

Juli A Gunderson

I am so sorry to hear this Amy. Did you know that I am having a lot of seizures right now too? I am undergoing treatment up here in both Springfield and Portland with Neurologists because they are trying to figure out why I am. Juli


Amy, I drop by your place from time to time and was tickled that you had posted, but then disheartened that you are ill. Stunned.

I'm so sorry you're going through this.

I will be thinking about you.

Life has so many unexpected things that happen that sometimes I don't handle it all very well. I pray a great deal and will lift you up in prayer.

My heart goes out to you.

Mary Rapaport


As a 13 year cancer survivor, I know what it's like to struggle through difficult recoveries. You are a survivor and you too will join the ranks of us who are celebrating many anniversaries of tough times. Prayers to you! Mary

Robin Hellgren

Dear Sweet Amy,
I know that it has been so long since we have last written to each other but I have thought about you over the years and always check up on your blog to see how you and your wonderful family are doing. I am so sorry to hear about what has been going on but I do believe that we have an almighty God and that with God all things are possible. I am not only sending positive thoughts your way but my prayers as well. You are an amazing lady and the few times that we have shared emails I was truly blessed by your kindness and thoughtfulness. My heart is with you, Desi and Haley and please know that I am not only sending you my prayers but a great big ((HUG)) as well. Love Robin


I am so sorry to hear that. All my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and I wish you a speedy recovery.

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My Spotlight Guy


  • Along with pink roses, kittens and God's abundance, ballerinas are certainly one of the most beautiful gifts our eyes can behold. ~ Amy Arnaz


  • Haley & Justin performing the Grand Pas de Deux.

Long skirts

  • "I’m very fond of men. I think they are wonderful creatures. I love them dearly. But I don’t want to look like one. When women gave up their long skirts, they made a grave error…" ~Tasha Tudor

My little mother Libby

  • Hi Mom! I hope you have somehow figured out how to read my blog. I have a new, bionic knee that should last till I'm 80. Wish you were here so we could share everything with you. Miss you lots.... Wish you would have lived longer so you could see your beautiful granddaughters all grown up.

Orphaned Baby Elephants

  • The Nursery on 60 Minutes
  • My passion
    I am passionate about helping orphaned baby elephants whose mother's have been murdered for their ivory. Click the link above to read more about the rescue effort and please adopt a baby elephant! xoxo Amy