|Tasi was always special.
As a puppy there was no doubt she was staying here with us.
I have always preferred males
& we usually have more boys then girls in our home, but Tasi was
special. In a lot of ways she was very doggy in her personality &
so very clever. Everyone who met her, loved her. I miss her dancing
for her supper and every time her son Trick does this he reminds me
We also take great pleasure in her great grandchildren who over the
Fall we have watched grow. Their antics & sweetness have taken some
of the sting out of watching Tasi slip away. We will miss those beautiful
big brown soulful eyes that always knew what we were thinking. Tasi
just knew what I wanted, I think she either learned English over her
10 ½ yrs with us or just learned to read our needs & wants.
You could simply tell her something & she would do it. I loved taking
her places, I was always so proud of her quiet beauty & wonderful
Her son Mojo reminds us of her for many of those things. He is also
a wonderful 'puppy minder' as was Tasi, patient & gentle with all
things. Although it broke our hearts to say good-bye to her I am glad
she was with us until the end, feeling ever safe in our arms.
I could tell you about her show record, but it wasn't so much the wins
(and she had many a great win; multiple Best Puppy in Show wins, a Best
in Specialty Show in Kansas City from the classes and a Best Specialty
Show at the Canadian National only 8 weeks after whelping a litter of
8), it was the joy, pride and fun we had as a team. My girl would do
anything I asked of her, whether it was stare at a piece of bait to
impress a judge or, towards the end, leave a draining tube in her chest
in place because I asked her too. We didn't need words, we trusted each
other. When I fell illl it was her head on my chest to comfort me and
now in her absence it is her sons.
Thank you God for giving me all these great dogs, to love and enjoy,
to travel with andspend our lives with and yes to break our hearts in
the end. I miss Tasi so much but see her in the wonderful kids andgreat
grandkids she has left behind.
"We who choose
to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own live
within a fragile circle, easily & often breached. Unable to accept
its awful gaps, we still would live no other way"