Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Rest in Peace Dear Winnie
January 2, 1997 – June 9, 2012

Winnie was born and spent the first 5 years of her life in Pendleton, OR.
She was adopted by Jayde in March 2002, and began a life of new adventures
in Montana. Later, she moved with Jayde to Portland, OR and finally
In her younger years, she loved running (especially to chase squirrels),
playing, hiking, camping, and wading in the shallows of rivers. Her later
years in Seattle found her often at Greenlake, and exploring the many city
parks of Seattle.
While quiet by nature, Winnie was also a very social dog, always up for a
party, and loved having guests to greet and make welcome. Her love of food
and treats, especially salmon treats and carrots, is legendary. And in
her senior
years, a good treat always trumped arthritis pain and got her moving again.
Winnie was a wonderful companion and friend to many, but especially to
Jayde, whom she emotionally supported through graduate school, multiple
moves, and her first few professional jobs, and to Josh, to whom she
wholeheartedly gave approval as Jayde’s future husband. Her invariable
supervision of all cooking procedures and sweet, joyful presence will be

Sunday, June 10, 2012



June 8, 2012

Today my house is quiet and missing a major source of energy and joy.  Kenai passed away this morning.  We were grateful for several weeks of reprieve from the cancer but, inevitably, it caught up with us.  Kenai was my heart dog and I know she was the same for Vince.  She quite literally changed our lives when she charged in.  She was a girl filled with boundless love and enthusiasm which she happily shared with anyone in her vicinity.  Enjoy the photos of my best girl!  They should make you laugh — because that’s the kind of a girl she was!