a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: A sad Saturday

Saturday, April 19, 2014

A sad Saturday


One of our agility friends signed up for this weekend. Posted on facebook that she'd be there today. Checked out the field ahead of time to be sure that the nasty burr-weeds wouldn't be there to hurt her Papillon, Remington's, feet and posted about that.

August 2013

She didn't show up this morning. One of her friends became concerned when she couldn't get in touch with Lisa, and left the trial to go all the way out to her house to check on her.

All I know at this point is that Lisa passed away sometime after Thursday night and it's a good thing that the friend went to check on her. What a shock it must be to be the first to find your friend.

I didn't know her well, but talked to her at almost every trial. We originally started talking because we shared a common love for our Remington dogs, even though mine has been gone 11 years now. Then we kept talking because she was taking a larger interest in photography, so we talked about that quite a bit and I helped her figure out things on her camera. Plus she was a friendly, cheerful, sociable person and lots of folks knew Remington from trials and from his own Facebook posts. She loved that little guy like crazy and took him everywhere with her.

How suddenly things change.

It's hard to believe.

This was in a batch that Lisa sent to me
in January.
Don't know who photographer is.


  1. Sorry to hear about your friend, Ellen. It's especially sad that she passed so unexpectedly and suddenly. Is someone able to take care of her little pal Remington?

    1. Thanks. Remington is now staying with another agility friend who, I believe, has one of Rem's littermates. His final home isn't clear yet, but his agility friends will be sure that he finds the right home. There was a discussion that he should go to perhaps a retired person or family who'd take him everywhere, just like Lisa did.

  2. I'm so sorry Ellen. Such a shock for her family and friends. So sad. I too hope someone can take care of her Remington. What a loss.

    1. Thanks, Dawn. It's certainly a loss to our agility community.

    2. Oh, and see my reply above about Remington.