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I Knew That I Loved You Before I Met You

Susan Rose

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It was 2013 when I originally wrote and recorded this song. Who knew that 7 years later, the one I wrote it for, one with 4 legs, would come into my life. Who rescued who....

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Help Smoky Baxter and I rescue other animals!

Purchase and download "I Knew That I Loved You Before I Met You', and proceeds will go to our local animal shelter, Sevier County Animal Shelter.

Purchase any additional albums or songs, and proceeds from every purchase will also be donated to a shelter of choice every month.

Journey of Smoky Baxter - I Knew That I Loved You Before I Met You VIDEO

Meet The Babies

Meet Max.

Max was a homeless cat in my neighborhood that I was feeding for a few months until he completely disappeared. As an avid animal lover,  I decided to set up a special fund in memory of him. Over the years I have rescued many cats and dogs, and several of them are now my precious babies. I've always wanted to find a way to help neglected, homeless and abused animals. I have also donated to ASPCA and multiple other animal shelters., which you can find some links below.

Meet Smoky Baxter.

January 12, 2020 

The day my life changed forever. 

For whatever reason, I kept getting delayed leaving my house, then my GPS took me a weird long way around. 

I believe it was fate. For at that exact moment of turning onto a busy highway, I saw a dog , now known as Smoky Baxter, get hit by a car. I quickly jumped out of my car and stopped four lanes of traffic. As I ran over to him, his eyes met mine. I felt his soul.. 

I held him close. And the minute I saw him I knew It was in love. 

I told him it would be ok and that I would take care of him. 

Little did I know that he'd be taking care of me as well. 

Who rescued who. Fate brought us together. 

And Faith Will Keep Us Together.



My goal is to raise money for local animal shelters and feral cat rescue missions.
Here is how I plan to break it down.
1. Proceeds from each CD sale at a live show will go to that local town's humane society or shelter.
2. Proceeds from any product sales directly thru this website will go to a local shelter of choice every month.

3. 2021 Smoky Baxter foundation - Proceeds from your download purchase of  Smoky's "I Knew That I Loved You Before I Met You" will go to our local shelter here, the Sevier County Animal Shelter.

4. Over time, I plan on selecting shelters country wide throughout the year to donate to.

I will keep this site updated on the funds raised.
If you have a direct donation, there is also a link below.

I would also love to organize benefit shows throughout the country for local shelters. If your organization is interested in hosting this, please contact me

Please help us make the world a better place for our animals.

If you have any info leading to animal neglect or abuse, please report it immediately to ASPCA or your local shelter.

Thank you all and God Bless!

My Babies