Goose (1994 - 2006)
This is Goose, part chocolate lab, part hound, all trouble. Goose was adopted from the Humane Society in Kingston, Ontario, where she attended Queen's University for one year. She then transferred to the University of Western Ontario where she pursued a degree in canine existentialism.
Soon after Goose came into our lives, we forgot that she was a dog. She traveled everywhere with us; she stayed in hotels with us; we talked to her all the time. She was our constant companion. She was also the subject of dozens of stories, most of which involved minor disasters that were funny in retrospect. Most of all, she was a very gentle and very loving dog with liquid brown eyes and incredibly soft ears. Her enthusiasm, her curiosity, and her intelligence ensured that she was never boring. She was always ready for a walk or a ride in the car.
On April 12th, 2006, Goose took us for a walk along the river, followed by a last car ride. She died at home with us beside her. She lived a wonderful life to the very end. She loved us too much and we did the same. We miss her terribly.
I will continue to post items on her web site. These will include reading recommendations (fiction and non-fiction) and pictures of Goose and her friends. Stay tuned to Goose's web site!