Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Just a quick note to those of you who were touched by our old dog Zoie. Zoie passed in her sleep last night at the ripe old age of 14. She had a wonderful life with more travel and experience than most people I know. Charlie picked Zoie up at the Humane Society in Flagstaff, AZ in 1995 when she was about 5 weeks old. Since then, she has lived in Green Bay, Anchorage, Duluth, Vancouver BC, Lake Tahoe and traveled to many more places. She has dipped her belly in 3 of the Great Lakes and both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. She traveled the west coast of the US for a year, living with her brother Zeus and Charlie in a van and travel trailer.

She really enjoyed her life. She was spunky and sassy right up to the end. Although we knew this day would come, we couldn't have prepared ourselves for it. There is a Zoie sized hole in our hearts. And our home.

Our family is grieving the loss of a good friend and companion. It is a difficult day. We take comfort in the fact that Zoie no longer has the physical limitations that burdened her in this life and is faster than a Greyhound in doggie heaven. She's probably even faster than Zeus.

We'll miss you Zoie. Thank you for being such an amazing lady.

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