Pepper's been my gal pal since February 2003 when she was adopted from the Tacoma Pierce County Humane Society. We bonded almost right away and she was my constant companion from then until December 1, 2016. She was about 2 at the time of adoption, so she lived to a ripe old age. She was well traveled: Long Beach WA, Neilton WA, Cannon Beach OR and all across the country in 2011 from Washington to Massachusetts. She even went to Maine with us that fall.
Halloween 2003, Maris Farms Corn Maza in Buckley, WA
She hated costumes, headgear and posting for corny photos.
She snuggled with me every night on my bed.
She went to my office quite a few times. My bosses Steve & Robyn, and my friend Debby, loved her too.
Windy late afternoon on Long Beach, Washington
Cannon Beach, Oregon 2005
She loved snow
Downtown Tacoma, September 2006
Christmas morning with her new toys.
After we moved east in 2011 at my mom's house
Romping at Scusset Beach. This is the way I want to remember her. In the past year she went downhill so much and could hardly walk anymore. But she did live 14 months longer than the ER vet gave her in September 2015 so that's something.
Such a sweet face, soulful eyes and velvety ears.
In the past couple of years, you could see that her spark was going.
But sometimes the old happy pup would come through.
She was trying to steal the empty pizza box. This is one of the last pics I took of her.
I miss her so much. I have her back though, in a nice cedar box and the place also sent a paw print in clay. And I have her collar and tags. Bye little Beanie. I will always love you.