2012 – 2016, Portland, OR
There is one fewer good dog in the world tonight. Four years is not long enough for a good dog to live, and six months was not nearly long enough for him to be a part of our lives. Ollie loved us immediately and without reservation, and we couldn’t help bu do the same. he was a counter-surfer, a sock-stealer, a deer-chaser and a took up way too much space on the bed. He was the ideal mix of exuberant puppy and lazy old couch-dog. And we will be sweeping his hair out of the corners for the next four years.
Rest well, sweet dog. You are missed.
Passed April, 2018
Harriet was a beautiful Madonna Tabby who graced my life for fourteen years. The name means “ruler of the house,” and in a true feline manner, she did so with grace and dignity. She chose the time of her passing on her own terms and without assistance. She was a great blessing and a constant example of a Zen life.
Passed October 1, 2018
Dogs give us so much and ask so little of us. When they leave us it is just like the loss of a dear human friend.
Lightning was a great buddy, helping me grow up in ways unexpected starting at age 39 when he first came to our home as a little pup from the Espanola Shelter. We ran, hiked, and walked many trails together. May we meet up soon on a trail in dog heaven!