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HOME OF THE BAD CORGI




On Saturday, August 5, 2006, our family was struck by a terrible blow when Gozer, the original bad corgi, died. She was over fourteen years old, and while showing some signs of her age, still ran and barked and played like a puppy (just for much shorter periods of time) right up until the end. She suffered a seizure which caused her to lose control of the back half of her body. In this emergency we couldn't get her to the vet's office which had cared for Brandy and Gozer since we got them in 1992; we had to quickly find another vet. As luck would have it, the animal hospital we went to is closer to our house and is staffed by a wonderful vet who is a student at the karate school where Ian and Stuart train. The vet began tests to determine the cause of the seizure, and while Gozer was going to have to stay overnight, we expected her to recover. However, within a couple of hours her heart gave out. The x-rays which had just been taken showed several suspicious masses, and we only then realized how sick Gozer had been. She never showed it and never complained. We love our new dog Zoe very much, but losing Brandy and now Gozer has left a huge hole in our lives. Thankfully we have Zoe and our friends to help fill it. A special thanks to the White's. Click here to see some pictures of Gozer.



On May 18, 2006, we welcomed Zoe into our home. Click on her picture to see more and learn a bit more about her.



On Tuesday, October 25, 2005, we were forced to have Brandy the big black dog put to sleep. She was nearly fourteen years old. The cancer in her body had spread, she had almost stopped eating, and she was just a hollow shell of herself. We would prefer to remember her as she was, and to that end, click here to see a small photo memorial to our late friend.


We recently bought a scanner, and we've started scanning in some of our older photos.  Here are a few more pictures, going back to 1992, when we first got Brandy and Gozer.


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