Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Greetings from Michigan

Yes it's true. I have temporarily left the love of my life to visit my dear family in the land of snow and ice. After the 50+ degree weather we've had in Washington I'd almost forgot that it was winter! Thank goodness Michigan is here to remind me of the proper seasons.

Although it's great to be back for a little visit, I had the unfortunate timing of coming home the day after our family dog died.

So sad! I didn't even get to say goodbye! So I decided to write a little doggy obituary for him to remember the dog that was Tazz.

Tasmanian (Tazz) D. Devil

Tazz was a good dog who loved life and his family. He was mildly anxious and neurotic by nature although it may have also been attributed to the 4 children who tortured played with him gently during the early years of his life. He was fiercely loyal to his family and felt his duty was to protect them from strangers and friends alike. Tazz loved barking, biting, chasing things and playing fetch. He was a good birdog and companion to Father Hammer during his outdoor treks.

Tazz is survived by the Hammer family and Gumbo the goldfish. He found his final resting place in the doggy cemetery in the backyard. The oldest daughter of the Hammer family is willing to accept donations in Tazzy's name for a dog of her own. Preferable a little one. That doesn't shed. Or bark. Don't tell Tyson.
R.I.P. Tazzy, we will miss you.


  1. Hi, Mari. I love the picture on your blog header. Sorry for your loss - I love how you crossed "tortured" part :) Enjoy this cold weather!

  2. oooh, what a cute puppy! so hard to lose such a loyal friend! but at least we get to see them again, right? right.