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Goodbye, Girl

December 09, 2006

Oh, y'all. Tasha didn't make it. She died a few hours ago.

I did get to pet her and rub her little head before she went. And I got to be with her up until the end, and I got to whisper and talk to her, until the vet told me she was really gone.

I am so stunned, and so sad. Thank all of y'all for the good wishes for our little girl, and please think some good thoughts for her tonight. And give your own dogs some extra kisses from all of us.

Posted by doxie in The Dogs (Or, Poop) | permalink

560 Comments

Just a loyal lurker coming out of her corner to say I'm so sorry. This is just terrible.

Posted by: Stefanie | December 9, 2006 08:00 PM

I'm so so sorry. this is horrible. I'm gonna go give my pups some kisses right now.

Posted by: Annie | December 9, 2006 08:10 PM

Oh, no. I'm so sorry. Many hugs to you & the other pups. :(

Posted by: Lauren | December 9, 2006 08:11 PM

I'm so sorry, Miss Doxie. We'll be thinking about you and the other puppies.

Posted by: msmack | December 9, 2006 08:19 PM

I don't have any pups, but the next time that I visit my friend's house, I will love on Ester (friend's weiner dog) just a little bit more.

Posted by: SWSNBN | December 9, 2006 08:21 PM

Also, that's really kind of a crappy thing to happen before Christmas, and I am so sorry that that had to happen to you.

Posted by: SWSNBN | December 9, 2006 08:22 PM

Oh, shit. I'm so sorry, Leigh. Losing a dog is like losing a family member. You'll be in my thoughts.

Posted by: Tracy27 | December 9, 2006 08:22 PM

I am so sorry.

Posted by: mary ann | December 9, 2006 08:22 PM

So sorry.

Posted by: reluctant housewife | December 9, 2006 08:22 PM

Please accept my deepest sympathy. There is nothing worse than the death of a dog.

Posted by: The Hag | December 9, 2006 08:24 PM

Oh Miss Doxie, I'm really, really sorry. It's especially so hard when it's sudden like that. I just lost a cat recently, and it's just the toughest thing ever. My condolences--take care of yourself.

Posted by: Kelsey | December 9, 2006 08:24 PM

I'm so sorry : (

Posted by: shy me | December 9, 2006 08:29 PM

I'm so sorry, Doxie. I'm glad that you got to be with her.

Posted by: alaraca | December 9, 2006 08:32 PM

Shit shit shit. I'm so sorry Miss Doxie! :(

Posted by: Alicat | December 9, 2006 08:33 PM

Oh honey. I'm so sorry. Big hugs for you and all of Tasha's wee family.

Posted by: canKNITian | December 9, 2006 08:34 PM

Oh! I'm so sorry, Leigh! Sending good thoughts and hugs to you and your pups!

Posted by: Ivie | December 9, 2006 08:35 PM

I'm so sorry. My heart goes out to you and El Dukay.

Posted by: David | December 9, 2006 08:36 PM

Oh my goodness...so sorry to hear about your Tasha. I will keep you and the other doggies in my thoughts and prayers!

Posted by: littlemissy | December 9, 2006 08:44 PM

I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of sweet Tasha. I will light a candle for her tonight... and hug my own doxies a little closer. You are in my thoughts.

Posted by: Becca | December 9, 2006 08:48 PM

Well. I'm so sorry. There are no other words, really. I'm just really very sorry.

Posted by: Contrary | December 9, 2006 08:51 PM

:-(

Posted by: kristine | December 9, 2006 08:53 PM

We (the humans and pups) are so sorry to hear about your loss. You guys are in our thoughts and prayers. :(

Posted by: Tripping Daisy | December 9, 2006 08:53 PM

I am so very sorry.

Posted by: madeleine | December 9, 2006 08:55 PM

Oh, Leigh, I'm so sorry. Deepest condolances to all the Doxie household.

And don't worry about the guide. We'll be fine without it if you don't want to work on it.

Posted by: Emily | December 9, 2006 08:56 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about your little girl. I lost my little brother (A big lovable ol' Golden Retriever) about 6 years ago, and around this time of year it still hurts to know he's gone.

I miss him, but I know that he's up in Heaven right now playing ball with my Grampa, so that gives me comfort.

I hope that Tasha is a nice little girl cuz I know Jack would love the company.

Posted by: Aerandir | December 9, 2006 08:57 PM

Delurking to say how sorry I am. I haven't been reading very long, but I know how awful it is to lose a pet. At least you could be with her.

I miss my puppy extra-hard now.

Posted by: Claire | December 9, 2006 08:57 PM

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear this Leigh! Just awful news...

Posted by: Carrie S. | December 9, 2006 09:00 PM

I'm so sorry Doxie.

Posted by: ziola | December 9, 2006 09:03 PM

very sad...you and the other weiners are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Leigh | December 9, 2006 09:03 PM

I've been reading your site for ages without ever commenting. You have cheered me up dozens of times when I was sad and I so wish I could do the same for you-- I am so very, very sorry about your little Tasha.

Posted by: jo | December 9, 2006 09:10 PM

Oh honey, I am so sorry! My heart goes out to you and the rest of the Doxie family.

Posted by: Tina | December 9, 2006 09:12 PM

Awwww, I am so sorry to hear about your dog. I know how much you love all of them.

Posted by: Laurie | December 9, 2006 09:14 PM

I am so, so sorry.

Posted by: Teej | December 9, 2006 09:15 PM

I am so sorry about Tasha. My heart goes out to you right now.

Posted by: Wen | December 9, 2006 09:16 PM

I'm so, so sorry, Leigh. I'm bawling like a big baby right now and I've never even met your or your babies. I feel your pain, though. I lost one of mine a few months ago and I was shocked and suprised at how much it hurt.

Take care of yourself.

Posted by: Stephanie | December 9, 2006 09:19 PM

I am so terribly sorry.

Posted by: Schnozz | December 9, 2006 09:22 PM

I'm so so sorry to hear this terrible news. :(

Posted by: Lilie | December 9, 2006 09:24 PM

Aw shit. I'm so sorry. Not sure of what else really needs to be said other than that.

Posted by: JBM | December 9, 2006 09:24 PM

Oh, that's so awful! My sympathies to you and the rest of your little pack.

Posted by: vague | December 9, 2006 09:24 PM

Oh, I'm so sorry. We lost our Border Collie this summer and I know the hurt you're going through.

I'm glad you got to say goodbye.

Posted by: Nancy | December 9, 2006 09:26 PM

Oh Leigh. I am just so, so sorry for your loss.

Posted by: jonniker | December 9, 2006 09:27 PM

Leigh, I am so damn sorry. Take care of you.

Posted by: Sarah | December 9, 2006 09:29 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about Tasha, your dogs have become legends in my house and I'm sure that pretty little girl will be missed sorely. :-(

Posted by: Sarawarawoo | December 9, 2006 09:29 PM

I'm so sorry. Big hugs to you all.

Posted by: liz | December 9, 2006 09:33 PM

Poor Miss Doxie. I've been reading your entries for quite a while. It's to the point where I can quote every entry, and I do this in public with friends.

You've cheered me (Well...all your readers) up hundreds of times. It only seems fair that we try and cheer you up.

I know it's hard loosing a dog. My family has been there. Many times. If there is anything your readers can do...all you gotta do is ask. Hell, I'll fly from St. Louis to A Town and buy you and El Dukay (And possibly Bo) a few rounds of wine.

How's that sound?

Posted by: The Danny | December 9, 2006 09:44 PM

Oh Miss Doxie, I am de-lurking to say how very, very sorry I am to hear about your baby. As a pet owner, I know your heart must be breaking. You and your family (canine and human) are in my thoughts...

Posted by: Melissa | December 9, 2006 09:50 PM

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I lost a healthy dog to an inexplicable and very sudden illness last summer, and it's unbelievable how much it hurts.

I don't think many dogs get to spend their lives with a mom who loves them half as much as you obviously love yours. Tasha was a lucky dog.

Posted by: Nox | December 9, 2006 09:55 PM

I'm so sorry, Miss Doxie.

Posted by: whoorl | December 9, 2006 09:55 PM

Leigh, I can't begin to tell you how much I'm hurting for you and your family right now. We lost our little Mini-Pin the day after Christmas 2 years ago. She was the light of our lives, our constant companion, and oh yes, a little bitchy, but I wouldn't have traded her for the world.
Your sorrow is our sorrow. A prayer has gone up for Tasha. And take comfort in knowing that one day you will be reunited with her. She'll be waiting.
A big ol' hug from Babs in Texas

Posted by: blabsalot | December 9, 2006 09:59 PM

Doxie,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences go to you, Dukay, Bo, Gimmme, and Pugsly.

Posted by: Amanda | December 9, 2006 10:01 PM

Miss Doxie,

I am so, so sorry. My condolences to all of you.

Posted by: Amy | December 9, 2006 10:04 PM

I am so sorry to hear about Tasha's passing. My thoughts and prayers to you and to the entire Doxie family.

Posted by: Nancy | December 9, 2006 10:04 PM

I am so, so sorry.

Posted by: Gwen | December 9, 2006 10:07 PM

I am in shock....I am so so sorry for your loss, and her tragic end. Glad to hear you were with her til the end. Miss "Tasha" Doxie, has left paw prints, and laughter on the hearts of many doxie lovers....Rest in Peace Lil Miss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all...

Posted by: Cathleen | December 9, 2006 10:12 PM

Aww, I'm so sorry Miss Doxie and Dukay. My thoughts are with you...

Posted by: Anne L. | December 9, 2006 10:19 PM

Oh, nooooo..... so sad. I'll squeeze Jakey extra hard tonight in Tasha's honor. Hugs to you. This just sucks. There's no other way to say it. It just fucking sucks when you lose a moofer.

Posted by: DinerGirl | December 9, 2006 10:27 PM

I'm so sorry to hear this. Your in our thoughts.

Donna and the dachshunds, Harley & Max

Posted by: Donna | December 9, 2006 10:28 PM

Oh...I am so, so very sorry. There are no words to make this any easier. Just know you are in many peoples thoughts.

Posted by: Sparklykatt | December 9, 2006 10:29 PM

I am basically a lurker, but you and your doggies are a daily subject in our home, we had two doxies and lost our Ginger to a bad back a few months ago, it is awful I know. We are sad and sending our condolences. At least you have Dukay and the other 3 weiners for comfort and the best thing is you got to say good bye and know you did your best. No weiner could have had a better life.

Posted by: Laurel | December 9, 2006 10:30 PM

My heart is heavy with hurt for you. Please know that you will reunite one day at the bridge and all will be wonderful once again. I'll say a special prayer tonight that a host of angels led the way to the rainbow bridge.

Posted by: Sandi Voyles | December 9, 2006 10:35 PM

Oh, Leigh, I'm so sorry.

Posted by: Niki | December 9, 2006 10:36 PM

Oh no! I was just reading along, catching up and bam--bad bad news! I am so sorry about Tasha--it was clear how much you loved her.

Posted by: Sarah | December 9, 2006 10:37 PM

*HUGS* I am so, so sorry for your loss. Best wishes for you and your doggies... take care, Miss Doxie. You're in my thoughts.

Posted by: Monica | December 9, 2006 10:39 PM

Oh I'm so sorry. I know how much these little dogs can take over your heart. Mine is my baby too. I don't know what to say to make you feel any better other than that I'm sure she felt safe until the end with you beside her, and in addition to her whole life of happiness with you, that is the greatest thing any little doxie could ask for. How heartbreaking for it to be so sudden, but at least she was happy and bright until the day before she passed. My heart is totally with you. I've already said a prayer for her - for lots of dog treats and couches to make sweet love to in heaven. And I will hug my Nicky extra tight for all the doxies out there, especially Tasha.

Keeping you and Tasha in my thoughts -
Laura (Nicky's mama)

Posted by: Laura | December 9, 2006 10:41 PM

I am so sad for you all. It is so hard to lose a puppy.

I'm sorry.

Posted by: Kate | December 9, 2006 10:42 PM

Oh, I am so so sorry. I don't really have the words to say how sad I am for you and your other doggies. It is amazing how much we come to care for people and pets we don't even know in real life and can sit here with big fat tears running down our faces for them.

Posted by: Tartine | December 9, 2006 10:44 PM

Hey I am so sorry. I have three doxies and would be devistated if something happened. I gave all three of them extra hugs and kisses.

Posted by: Chris | December 9, 2006 10:49 PM

I'm so sorry, Miss Doxie. If I knew you in real life I'd buy you flowers or a necklace or something, but I don't, so....ummmm....tell El Dukay I said to do it.

Posted by: Amy | December 9, 2006 10:52 PM

Even though I don't know you in real life, this made me cry. I'm so sorry and so sad for all of you. It's good that you were there with her until the very end.

Posted by: Lisa | December 9, 2006 10:53 PM

I'm hugging my own two litte weiner doggies extra hard tonight, even though it's annoying them. But Tessa had the grace to lick the tears from my cheek so I know she's really sad for you and Tasha too. Losing a dog hurts like nothing else, the footprints they leave in your heart last forever.

Posted by: Rose | December 9, 2006 10:58 PM

Dear Leigh,

Our sincerest condolences on your loss!! We will light a candle for Tasha. This is heartbreaking news.

Posted by: Lisa | December 9, 2006 10:58 PM

A lurker who has also had to say goodbye to a dachsie girl. I am SO sorry. They are our furkids and saying goodbye was one of the most difficult days of my life. Godspeed little Tasha.

Posted by: anne | December 9, 2006 11:05 PM

Just another stranger (and dog lover) stopping to say how very, very sorry I am.

Posted by: scarlettbgonya | December 9, 2006 11:06 PM

Leigh, I'm so, so sorry. The internet is sad tonight, that's for damn sure. Shit.

Posted by: missbanshee | December 9, 2006 11:12 PM

I am so sorry.

Posted by: milkmade39 | December 9, 2006 11:15 PM

Miss Doxie, my heart aches for you. I know how hard losing a beloved pet is. My thoughts are with you.

Posted by: fw sunshine | December 9, 2006 11:19 PM

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.

There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so that they can run and play together. There is plenty of food and water and sunshine, and our friends there are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to perfect health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again just as we remember them in our dreams of years and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing- they each miss someone very special to them, who had to stay behind when the beloved pet went away.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks up -- the bright eyes are intent, the body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group his body flying over the green grass, his legs hurrying faster and faster. You have been spotted, when when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The sweet loving kisses rain upon your face, your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your dear pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge togeth

Posted by: Tracey | December 9, 2006 11:22 PM

Oh, damn. I'm so very sorry.

Posted by: Daisy | December 9, 2006 11:28 PM

My condolences to you. This is so very sad.

Posted by: Laura | December 9, 2006 11:40 PM

Oh my goodness... I'm so sorry, Doxie.

You really light up our lives with your wit, always there with a great tale to lift our spirits. It's the least we can do to virtually comfort you now, when you need us.

We all loved little Tasha - and thank you for sharing her with us. We'll all miss her with you, and hug the pooches in our lives a little bit harder today.

Posted by: RockyLandings | December 9, 2006 11:41 PM

I always come to this site when I need a smile, but today you made me cry. I'm so sorry for your loss!

Posted by: Anna | December 9, 2006 11:41 PM

Oh, Miss Doxie. I am so, so sorry. My thoughts are with you and the Doxie clan, and I'm sending good thoughts to Tasha, wishing her well.

Posted by: alice | December 9, 2006 11:44 PM

Well, shit...this just sucks any way you look at it. I've given our little weiner an extra snuggle as I shed a few tears over yours...be well, Leigh.

Posted by: lyrica71 | December 9, 2006 11:56 PM

Leigh-

When I had to put my thirteen-year old golden retriever to sleep a couple of years ago, who was blind, deaf and had metasticized cancer, I was completely heartbroken even though I was putting her out of her pain and I knew it was coming. I can't even imagine how much more horrible it is to lose a pet suddenly and without warning. My heart goes out to you.

You have brought me and countless others joy on days when the world seemed very dark and I wish there was something I could do besides offer these words of condolance that would make this better and give you something back. Tasha and you will both be in my prayers tonight.

Posted by: Jonathan | December 10, 2006 12:13 AM

Oh no. Oh no no no. Oh this breaks my heart.

Posted by: mom on a wire | December 10, 2006 12:15 AM

Oh, sweetie, I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by: LadyBug | December 10, 2006 12:26 AM

Leigh- I'm so very sorry for your loss. Pets are just as much part of the family as any human. It hurts to lose them suddenly. I'll be thinking about you and your human (and puppy) family. Take care.

Posted by: A-May | December 10, 2006 01:00 AM

Oh Leigh. I'm SO, SO SORRY. Our cat just died on Monday. He had cancer, and we had no idea until it was too late, and we really only had 2 days with him, so I understand the shock. But weens, oh those weens have something special, don't they? I'll give my girls a special hug and kiss tonight, and we'll be thinking about you.

Much Love.

Posted by: Jennifer C. | December 10, 2006 01:01 AM

Oh my God, my heart just fell when I read that. I'm so, so sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Kate Elizabeth | December 10, 2006 01:15 AM

Chuck sends lots of kisses and is balancing a special package of pasta on his head tonight in honor of Tasha. We are so, so very sorry for your loss. Please take care.

Posted by: dooce | December 10, 2006 01:16 AM

I'm so, so sorry.

Posted by: Allison | December 10, 2006 01:17 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. Whenever I think of my late doggie, I remember a card that a friend sent to my family: I've forgotten many people that have touched my life, but never any of the dogs. Perhaps that is because they touched my soul.

Best to you and your family (two and four legged).

Posted by: Megan | December 10, 2006 01:33 AM

I am so sorry. I'm remembering my two weiner boys from way back when I was growing up... And last year we lost our two beloved rabbits to separate medical crises within a few months of each other. It hurts like the breath is being crushed from you, I know. Take care.

Posted by: shaynee | December 10, 2006 01:34 AM

Leigh, I haven't ever commented before, but I just love reading your blog. You and your weens have always held a special place in my heart and I have always loved on my little weens a bit more every time you post about yours. Tasha's passing just breaks my heart.

My thoughts are with you and your family as you grieve for the loss of your little girl. I am so glad you got to be there with her. You'll see her again someday, and until then, I hope that the hole in your heart gets a little bit smaller everyday. Libby-dog, Charlie-dog, and I will be thinking about you guys.

Posted by: Jenn Kimberly | December 10, 2006 01:37 AM

You don't know me, but I found the link to your blog from the dachshunds community on LJ and immediately latched onto it. In particular, your stories of Bo rang true, because I am also the owner of an Evil Weenie, a spotted mini female named Patches. (She tells me that that's her slave name, though, and that she actually prefers Cujo.)

Anyway, I'm deeply saddened to hear that one of your doggies passed away; my family's eldest dachshund developed a very sudden, out of the blue liver failure back in 2001 and we lost him, as well. It's like losing a child, in a way, and I'm sure your other animals can feel the empty space as much as you can. Despite that, I hope you and your family have a nice holiday season, with no more nasty surprises or Bo leaving his own special version of presents under your tree. Take care, keep writing, etc.

Posted by: Jessica | December 10, 2006 01:56 AM

I've been reading your blog via a plug from the dachshunds livejournal community and was so sorry to hear about Tasha. Condolences to you and your family.

Posted by: Karen | December 10, 2006 02:06 AM

How wonderful that you were able to be with her at the end. She knew how much you loved her and I'm sure that was comforting to her.

Posted by: Angela | December 10, 2006 02:10 AM

Leigh, I'm so, so sorry. Losing a pet just really, really sucks (how's that for eloquence?) I gave my two extra doggie pats for Tasha.

Posted by: Rachel | December 10, 2006 02:21 AM

Leigh, I'm so, so sorry. Losing a pet just really, really sucks (how's that for eloquence?) I gave my two extra doggie pats for Tasha.

Posted by: Rachel | December 10, 2006 02:21 AM

I am so sad for your sudden loss. Tasha and you were blessed to have each other.

Posted by: jean | December 10, 2006 02:28 AM

another lurker with condolences...i'm so sorry to hear about Tasha. big virtual hugs to the whole family.

Posted by: enjelani | December 10, 2006 02:43 AM

miss doxie, if it helps, Tasha knew that you loved her very much. I am deeply saddened to hear of your loss and especially that it happened without warning. She was a wonderful dog and I thank you for sharing her antics with us.

Posted by: sharon | December 10, 2006 02:43 AM

Man, I can't believe this happened! I thought about Tasha several times today after reading she was ill, and wondering how she was doing. I never even imagined it could come to this. I am so very sorry...

Posted by: Stephanie | December 10, 2006 03:20 AM

Tears here for your loss - I know the pain from losing a loved friend. I think I'll take my girl out to the kitchen and find a special treat for her in honor of Tasha, and our friends who have gone before us.

Posted by: Boulder | December 10, 2006 03:28 AM

I am so sorry about your girl. I don't have Dachshunds (tho I have a Beagle/Dachshund) but I so enjoy reading about your brood and I know this has got to be so tough because it was so unexpected. I will be sure to give all of mine extra pats and skritches this weekend. Hope your good memories of Tasha will comfort you through this time.

Posted by: Lynnster | December 10, 2006 03:32 AM

What horrible, awful news. :( I'm so sorry to hear this. Give those other weiners some extra loving from all of us.

Posted by: lizardek | December 10, 2006 03:34 AM

That's awful! :( :(

I'm so sorry. I know how hard losing a beloved weener is :(

Posted by: Amanda & Wieners | December 10, 2006 04:03 AM

I am so very sorry. I lost one of my doxies not long ago. It really hurts like hell. She is now free to run around in the grass wherever she is and hump all the cushions she can.
Best wishes
Sooz, Frankie and Pepper
xxxxx

Posted by: Sooz and her doxie army | December 10, 2006 04:24 AM

Doxie (and Dukay) I've rarely commented but I am a regular reader...and I had to comment to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. Losing a pet sucks..there's no way to sugar coat it and no words that I can say to really convey the suckiness of it all.

My thoughts are with the both of you and the Beagle will get extra treats and love tonight.

much love

Posted by: wn | December 10, 2006 04:27 AM

I'm so, so sorry Leigh! My thoughts are with you and all the dogs (including Tasha) tonight.

Posted by: Carolyn | December 10, 2006 04:42 AM

Warmest of hugs from me and from all of us in the LiveJournal Dachshunds community ( http://community.livejournal.com/dachshunds/) who have followed your wonderful posts.

So sorry.

Posted by: Janice | December 10, 2006 05:01 AM

What a sudden, terrible thing! We should all be so lucky, though, to have a few moments to say goodbye. I'm so sorry for your and yours.

Posted by: Sam | December 10, 2006 05:26 AM

I just wanted to let you know how very sorry I am to hear about Tasha.

Posted by: MeBeth | December 10, 2006 06:53 AM

I'll repeat what someone else said: no pup ever had a better life. You gave her so much love and so did everyone else in your life, furry and non-.

I'm so sorry for your loss. Crying a few tears over here for ya. Had to put my 14 yo wolf-malamute to sleep in June. Losing a dog hurts so much.

Posted by: Jen | December 10, 2006 07:39 AM

I'm so very sorry. I'm glad you were able to be with Tasha – it's clear how much she was loved and will be missed.

Posted by: Nicole | December 10, 2006 08:15 AM

Oh my dear...
I wish I could step over the Atlantic and give you an enormously huge hug..only beautiful thoughts of both you & Tasha are all that I have...
I'm so very sorry for your loss!

Anita
Loyal Reader from the United Kingdom

Posted by: Anita Grant | December 10, 2006 08:15 AM

So sorry. So sad! Kraut, Fritzie and Cakes in Maryland send you our love.

Posted by: Cakes | December 10, 2006 08:22 AM

I am SO sorry to hear about your loss. My little guy was hit by a car and died 1 month ago and the pain is so raw and unlike anything I've ever felt. I truly feel for you and can only say that the happy memories are getting us through this. What a lucky girl Tasha was to have such a loving family.

Posted by: Jeanine | December 10, 2006 08:23 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you can take some small comfort in knowing how much enjoyment and laughter strangers have experienced from reading about Tasha and the rest of your doxie family. In memory of Tasha, I have made a donation to Dachshund Rescue of North America.

Posted by: Michael | December 10, 2006 08:31 AM

So sorry for your loss - love from Otis and the crew over here.

Posted by: kristi and otis | December 10, 2006 08:36 AM

I'm sorry to hear of Tasha's passing. Keep your other three close as they will need your guidance as they adjust to life without her. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

Posted by: aika | December 10, 2006 08:37 AM

Our little Spoot the Doot [double dapple pie] came out this morning and we held her close and loved her extra...in memory of Tasha.

From all of us in VA hugs and heartfelt sorrow. We are truly sorry Leigh. Words are not enough.

Posted by: The Skippy Family | December 10, 2006 08:44 AM

I am so sorry! We lost our Savannah puppy in August, so we have some idea of what you're going through. Y'all are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Lisa | December 10, 2006 08:56 AM

Oh Leigh, I'm so so sorry to read this. I've come to feel like I know your puppers, and I know all too well the pain that comes when one of them goes to the bridge suddenly. Sending a million hugs for the Tasha-shaped hole in your heart, and Alex and I will light a candle for her tonight.

Posted by: Paula1 | December 10, 2006 09:00 AM

WTF!!!!. I am soooo sorry to hear about Tasha. I am sure she is now in a wonderful place with tons of couches made just for humping now.
My love, thoughts and prayers go out to you, Dukay, Bo, gimmme and pugsley.

I will be loving on "gaby the mental" extra hard to night.

Posted by: Tami | December 10, 2006 09:01 AM

Delurking from NJ to say how very very sorry I am to hear about Tasha's sudden death.

I echo all of the posters above - you have brought us so much laughter and snorts and tears of joy - we are now shedding tears of sorrow for you today.

Posted by: Anne | December 10, 2006 09:08 AM

I am so sorry. We took our dog to the vet last week and apparently he has doggy bronchitis, which is just weird. And it is odd, because they do seem just fine and that wasn't even why we took him in. We'll keep an extra eye on him and keep you in our thoughts.

Posted by: Jessie | December 10, 2006 09:11 AM

I'm so sorry about Tasha.

Posted by: chickenflicken | December 10, 2006 09:15 AM

I am so, so sorry about Tasha! Remember all of the joy she brought to your life and she'll be with you always.

Posted by: Brandy | December 10, 2006 09:20 AM

I am sorry. I have two Golden Retrievers and losing one that quickly would be devestating.
I am sorry for you loss

Posted by: Peter | December 10, 2006 09:31 AM

Such sad news. I am so sorry.

Posted by: Swistle | December 10, 2006 09:34 AM

OMG, I am so sorry to hear that about Tasha. That must have been so hard for you. I have been there before. Our dog flipped his stomach and was beyond help. (My husband had him since he was a puppy.) I was pregnant and my husband was at work and I somehow got him into the car and to the vet. I held Wilbur's head and talked to him (bawling) while he passed on at the vet's. It was probably the most mentally painful experiences I have ever gone through. It's one of those times that you wish someone else could do it, but you love the animal so much that you know you have to be an adult, and get through it for the animal's sake. It is so hard to watch the ones we love suffer. A similar thing happened with my dad. He had a hemorrhagic stroke and was in ICU for 3 days before passing. It's just really, really hard. My thoughts are with you, L.

Posted by: DippyChris | December 10, 2006 09:42 AM

Doxie, I'm delurking to send you my condolences. I am so, so sorry. My dog Gustav and I send y'all big hugs and well wishes during this sad time.

Posted by: Christina | December 10, 2006 09:48 AM

I am so sorry to hear about Tasha. Me and mine send our condolences.

Posted by: Laurah in Atlanta | December 10, 2006 09:59 AM

I'm so sad for you. Poor Tasha.

Posted by: Jessie | December 10, 2006 10:06 AM

oh no! i'm totally stunned too! i'm so sorry.

Posted by: Cat, Galloping | December 10, 2006 10:08 AM

Leigh- I am so sorry. Tasha can run at the bridge now, and I know there are a lot of doggie angels up there glad for her company, as I'm sure she shares her mommy's quick wit and we know she shared her mommy's beauty. She was beloved by all of us on the innernets, and had a wonderful life with you. I know your heart is broken, and you have all of our best thoughts and wishes. Additionally, my Newf and Boxer offer their sympathies, which include mostly slobbery kisses. Take care of you, and much love also to Dukay, Bo, Pugsley, and Gimme.

Posted by: Kristina | December 10, 2006 10:10 AM

I'm so sorry to hear about Tasha. I've always loved that you're a crazy weinder dog girl. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult times. Give your other three a hug and kiss for me.

Posted by: Frank | December 10, 2006 10:12 AM

wow! i am so, so sorry! my beagle, toby & i are sending you our best wishes.

Posted by: sarah | December 10, 2006 10:17 AM

Just a regular popping in to say hello and to say how sorry I am. :( Sending you love from my doxie, Ike. :)

Posted by: Mel | December 10, 2006 10:25 AM

Leigh, I am so sad for you and your family. It's so sad and so sudden, just tells us we never really know and we should let our family and our pets KNOW that we love them. I'm glad you were able to be with Tasha and let her know she was loved. Many condolences in this sad time.

Posted by: jenlownie | December 10, 2006 10:28 AM

I'm sorry, Miss D. Tasha was and always will be well loved.

Posted by: Laurabelle | December 10, 2006 10:29 AM

I am sooooo sorry! It absolutely sucks to lose a child, and yes, Tasha was your child. I am giving all of my babies a big hug right now and crying with you.

Posted by: Heather | December 10, 2006 10:32 AM

Oh Leigh... I am so, so sorry. My thoughts are with you and the other doggies.

Posted by: Mir | December 10, 2006 10:42 AM

I'm so sorry to hear about Tasha and I feel greatly for your loss. I had to put my Nookie to sleep this past summer due to cancer. It is good to be able to be with them as they go but so hard to let go.

Posted by: Rosemary | December 10, 2006 10:44 AM

I'm so sorry.

Posted by: LawMom | December 10, 2006 10:49 AM

Miss Doxie, I'm so sorry to hear this...Reading your site, I've come to love your funny little doggies, though I know it's nowhere near the love you feel for them. You and your family (the furry ones and the bald ones) are all in my thoughts.

Posted by: Kathryn | December 10, 2006 10:51 AM

Tasha knew that she was especial and loved. That's the best we can hope for when our beasties are taken from us.

I've never read your blog. My wife, who is now asleep and will be heart-broken for Tasha and you when she wakes up, reads to me from it and loves it. One of our dachshunds is named Boris. He's been with us for almost two months now. And while I named him after Karloff, she named him after Bo.

I'm sorry to ramble.

I hope that all these comments comfort you more than they comfort us, the writers.

Posted by: Manuel Fihman | December 10, 2006 10:53 AM

I'm am so terribly sorry!

Posted by: Kim | December 10, 2006 11:11 AM

I've been a huge fan of your blog for years & all I can say is that I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.

Posted by: Janna | December 10, 2006 11:15 AM

Miss Doxie, I'm so incredibly sorry. You're in my thoughts and may she rest peacefully.

Posted by: Maria | December 10, 2006 11:17 AM

*bursts into tears*

Posted by: Reé | December 10, 2006 11:19 AM

Ohhh. I'm really sorry for your loss. Terrible, terrible to lose Tasha. Best, A

Posted by: Ashley | December 10, 2006 11:23 AM

I am so very, very sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Jen | December 10, 2006 11:24 AM

My heart goes out to you and all of the other dogs. ((((HUGS))))

Posted by: Shari | December 10, 2006 11:26 AM

oh, i am so sorry. i've been around for a while now and i know how much your dogs mean to you. i'll be thinking about all of you.

Posted by: ollka | December 10, 2006 11:40 AM

This isn't the stereotypical 'jump on the bandwagon' comment, but I can seriously empathize with how you are all feeling. We lost our toy yorkie, Mozart, on November 29th...at the tender and amazing age of 16 years and 28 days (so says the vet certificate). Oh how my little MoMo is missed. My poor cat, Sunshine, is still wandering around, looking for him and yowling pathetically (they grew up together. She is 12). I have no advice better than what you've said. Hug the doggies extra tight, look at pictures, watch video's and be happy that you were her Human. We don't choose our pets. Silly humans. The pets choose us.
--------
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. Her bright eyes are intent. Her eager body quivers. Suddenly she begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, her legs carrying her faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

Posted by: Kimber | December 10, 2006 11:40 AM

Iam sooo sooo sorry... Is there any cause to be scared for the others? Could they catch this? I pray not. Hugs and love your way. Its hard to even emagine.

Posted by: Turtlesbirds | December 10, 2006 11:47 AM

I cried when I read that. I am so, so deeply sorry for your loss.

Please know you are in our thoughts.

Posted by: KD | December 10, 2006 11:58 AM

I sit here, holding the bad weiner contingent from Texas, Topher - and no amount of rationalization can keep me from crying for you, Leigh.
You're the most amazing puppy-momma ever....and I cannot begin to express my sorrow over Tasha's passing. I have enjoyed hearing about all of her exploits - thank you for letting us all share in her life...and we grieve with you and the other weiners...

Posted by: Jerilyn | December 10, 2006 11:58 AM

I am so sorry!

Posted by: Arwen | December 10, 2006 12:00 PM

Doxie, de-lurking to say how I am sorry for your loss. I've had pets all of my life (dogs, cats, and horses) and animal trouble is an incredibly hard thing. Give the rest of your herd extra hugs, and good luck in helping them, and you, move forward.
= )

Posted by: Kyla Bea | December 10, 2006 12:02 PM

I am so sorry for your loss, Leigh. I hope you are as well as you can be under the circumstances.

Posted by: TheMac | December 10, 2006 12:03 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Y'all are in our thoughts.

Posted by: Michele | December 10, 2006 12:12 PM

Oh no! I'm so sorry for your loss. I will go give my two weiners girls big hugs and kisses, and snuggle them a little closer tonight. So sad.

Posted by: Lynnette | December 10, 2006 12:20 PM

Sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences.

Posted by: Brent | December 10, 2006 12:21 PM

I am so very sorry. You are in my prayers.

Posted by: Louly | December 10, 2006 12:41 PM

I feel awful knowing your heart is hurting. This sucks so badly. I'm keeping thoughts of you and Tasha with me, and wishing you a peaceful time to reflect.

Posted by: Emily in B-town | December 10, 2006 12:48 PM

I've got all my weiners on my lap right now, and we're all crying. So sorry for your loss. I'll channel a message up to my little Oscar, who is at the Bridge, and ask him to look after Tasha.((((((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))))

Posted by: christine | December 10, 2006 12:53 PM

I'm so very sorry. Puck and I are sending you love.

Posted by: Tasty | December 10, 2006 12:53 PM

I'm sorry for your loss. The loss of a pet is never an easy thing and it's especially hard when it's unexpected.

Posted by: liz | December 10, 2006 12:53 PM

I am very sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Kafkas | December 10, 2006 12:54 PM

OH hun! I am soo sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Megan | December 10, 2006 12:56 PM

I am sorry to hear about Tasha, Leigh. I know how much your dogs mean to you. My heart goes out to you.

Posted by: Miss Jamie | December 10, 2006 12:59 PM

Oh, Leigh, I am so, so sorry. It is so hard to lose a pet, let alone one with as much "personality" as Tasha. Cuddle with your doxies and take care of yourself. You're getting lots of hug-vibes via cyber space.

Posted by: Hillary | December 10, 2006 01:02 PM

I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Clareuk | December 10, 2006 01:18 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about Tasha - my thoughts are with you.

Posted by: anony_miss | December 10, 2006 01:18 PM

I'm so sorry.

Posted by: Gabbiana | December 10, 2006 01:25 PM

Miss Doxie I am so so sorry to hear on DLC of Tasha sudden passing. My prayers and thoughts are w/ you and your family 2 and 4 legged. I cant/ dont want to imagine the pain and sorrow you are in now but know that there are millions of people with their doxies thinking of you at this sad time. Take care of yourself and your other doxies whom are also grieving.Brooke, Jake and Oscar send prayers and hugs

Posted by: Brooke | December 10, 2006 01:27 PM

It's good that you got to be with Tasha until the end ... pneumonia is very unpredictable. Thinking of you and all the other Doxies here in Birmingham!

Posted by: Kristen | December 10, 2006 01:36 PM

Oh my Gosh Miss D I am SOOOO sorry! I can only imagine what you are going through. I've never even heard of a dog getting pneumonia! And to happen so suddenly is just unbelievable and heartbreaking.

Please accept my heartfelt best wishes and prayers for you and your family.

Posted by: Megan | December 10, 2006 01:48 PM

I'm sorry for your loss. You gave her a happy home and happy life. We're all thinking of you.

Posted by: kara marie | December 10, 2006 01:48 PM

Another loyal reader delurking to say I'm so sorry for your loss. Love and hugs to you and the rest of your gang. Y'all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Audrey | December 10, 2006 01:49 PM

Oh Leigh; I am so very sorry to hear about Tasha. It seems to have happened in a flash. I'm shocked and sad.

Posted by: Bonney | December 10, 2006 01:54 PM

I'm so sorry Leigh, Tasha was a very lucky doxie to have such a wonderful and loving owner.

Posted by: Jennifer | December 10, 2006 01:58 PM

I am so very sorry. It's so painful to lose a beloved pet.

Posted by: Bev | December 10, 2006 02:07 PM

Hugs and prayers for you and your love ones, both four-legged and two. Mary and the doxie horde(10 doxies and one totally confused jack russell).

Posted by: Mary | December 10, 2006 02:09 PM

Sorry to hear you lost a love one. Give big hugs to the rest of youre kids.

Posted by: Gabbie | December 10, 2006 02:12 PM

So sorry to hear about Tasha. Hugs to you and Dukay and the doggies.

Posted by: Meggan | December 10, 2006 02:17 PM

Oh dear Miss Doxie. I'm so very sorry. I lost a god-dog before Thanksgiving, which was very sad.

Sweet little Tasha's pictures on Flickr are the best--particularly the one where she's looking over her shoulder, flirting with the camera.

I'm thinking about all of you--so, so, so sorry.

Posted by: shaxgirl | December 10, 2006 02:22 PM

I am so sorry you lost your puppy.

Posted by: Stacia | December 10, 2006 02:33 PM

I'm so, so sorry.

I don't have dogs...but we have three cats. We almost lost one a few years ago and are blessed that he's still sweet as ever.

Last year, my second cat EVER that I got at age 9 in 1985, who still lived with my mother b/c she was always queen, escaped from the house at the age of 20. I sincerely believe she wanted to die on her own, but the lack of closure is so hard.

My thoughts are with you. They say people with pets are happier...your other pups will help get you through this.

Posted by: Woogie | December 10, 2006 03:00 PM

Oh, Miss Doxie. I am so sorry.

Posted by: Daisy Doodle | December 10, 2006 03:06 PM

oh god, i'm so, so sorry. love to you. xoxo

Posted by: sweetney | December 10, 2006 03:10 PM

So much sorrow for you from a fellow Atlantan and dachshund lover. She had a wonderful life with you, DuKay, Bo, Pugsley, & Gimme. You will definitely see her again.

We lost our Ava, an 8-month-old b+t longhaired puppy in a car accident 3 years ago Dec. 16th, and it still hurts. I wish so much that I had been able to say goodbye. Your girl knew you were there, loving her.

You are in our prayers.

Posted by: Shannon R. | December 10, 2006 03:14 PM

oh doxie, im so sorry to hear about Tasha. Im pleased you were able to be there for her, you are so much stronger than i was when my trixie had to get put down.

pepper(my own little inappropriate rascal) and i are sending sympathetic thoughts your way

Posted by: hillz | December 10, 2006 03:24 PM

Sweetie, I am so sorry. I'm sending good thoughts your (and the surviving dogs) way. It's so hard to lose a pet.

Posted by: Catherine | December 10, 2006 03:26 PM

Oh, Leigh, I am so so sorry! Please know that this fellow Atlantan and animal lover is sending you all lots of love and support right now.

Posted by: Jenny Ryan | December 10, 2006 03:27 PM

I am so sorry. Ditto all the other things the first 198 people said. I'll be thinking of you. :(

Posted by: Erin | December 10, 2006 03:35 PM

Poor dear sweet Tasha, I am so sorry for your loss. My Stymie and Nemo send their hugs, kisses and condolences. http://static.flickr.com/54/167382212_dd1fe61c0a.jpg

Posted by: Nadia | December 10, 2006 04:03 PM

I'm so sorry, Leigh. Never posted before but this middle-aged professional male loves your site and felt so sad and stunned when I read your last post. Tasha was a beautiful dog with a wonderful heart. How do I know this? Because she was willing to look beyond looks alone and "sleep" with Gimmme. Either that or she was a really easy, and I don't think so. But then again, she also loved to hump pillows and her own son... Well, just because a girl is a tramp doesn't mean she doesn't deserve credit for sleeping with those aren't as hot. On behalf of Gimmme and all men similarly situated, I raise a glass of wine to you, sweet Tasha, and thank you for giving us a taste of what the popular guys experience!

Posted by: Brian in So Cal | December 10, 2006 04:05 PM

Condolences from myself and Maximillian, my smooth red mini, who is 1 yr old today.

Your dogs are, clearly, much loved. Take comfort in the knowledge that Tasha had a wonderful life and in turn (through your amazing story-telling) gave so much pleasure to so many.

All the best.

Posted by: Golfwizard | December 10, 2006 04:08 PM

I am so terribly sorry to hear about Tasha. My own family lost a dog to pneumonia a few years ago... I know how sudden it can be. I'm glad that you were able to say goodbye; she was very lucky to be so well-loved.

Posted by: Cass | December 10, 2006 04:10 PM

So very sorry to hear this sad news. Hell of a shock. Me & the Little Guy send hugs and love to you and your weiner family.

Posted by: B. Mare | December 10, 2006 04:11 PM

How awful. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by: MTB | December 10, 2006 04:19 PM

I am so, so, so sorry for your loss :-(
Keeping you and your family (the other "bad" wieners included) in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: ashley-cita | December 10, 2006 04:23 PM

I'm so sorry.

Posted by: Susan | December 10, 2006 04:43 PM

I'm so sorry to hear the news. My best to you and your doxie family.

Posted by: molly | December 10, 2006 04:51 PM

Oh, how sad! My condolences on your loss. My kitties Fido and Tulum send cross-species condolences to your dogs too.

Posted by: C. Froggenhall | December 10, 2006 05:44 PM

Oh, poor doxies. All of us dog lovers are feeling your loss.

Posted by: pennyhoney | December 10, 2006 05:48 PM

leigh:

i am so sorry for your loss. i'll tell bill to look out for her as soon as she gets to doggie heaven.

Posted by: Kirsten | December 10, 2006 05:53 PM

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Thankfully you were there with her when she went to the Bridge.

{{Hugs}}

Posted by: pam | December 10, 2006 05:55 PM

I am so, so sorry.

Posted by: Katia | December 10, 2006 05:58 PM

I'm so sorry. We're thinking good thoughts for you.

Posted by: Shu | December 10, 2006 06:18 PM

I am truly sorry. I have mourned a loss of a dog almost to the point of therapy before - it's a hard thing to go through that only dog-lovers can REALLY understand. You and the other puppies are in my thoughts.

Posted by: Zoot | December 10, 2006 06:24 PM

I'm so sorry. We just lost one of our cats while we were away on vacation. It was just devastating. I hope you can take some comfort in the fact that you were right there with her, she wasn't alone.

Posted by: Lori | December 10, 2006 06:27 PM

Wanted to delurk to give my condolences. So sorry for your loss.

Shash

Posted by: Shash | December 10, 2006 06:30 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for you. :-(

Posted by: Amber | December 10, 2006 06:37 PM

De-lurking to say how really sorry I am, Leigh. Losing a pet is always the worst, and I imagine the suddenness didn't make it any easier. Sending good thoughts from DC down to Atlanta tonight.

Posted by: kristin | December 10, 2006 06:40 PM

At the risk of redundancy, since you've heard it before, I'm really sorry for your loss. Our animals will get extra kisses and cookies tonight.

Posted by: Heather | December 10, 2006 07:05 PM

Awwwww, Leigh....I am so sorry to hear about Tasha...I hope you and yours are doing ok. It's always tough losing a pet, they can be your best buddies...

Posted by: Joseph | December 10, 2006 07:06 PM

Miss Doxie, I'm so sorry. In addition to the grief, the shock must be awful.

Posted by: cw | December 10, 2006 07:08 PM

Leigh I'm so sorry for your loss. Take care of yourself and the other lovely doggies. Here's a *hug*.

Posted by: Shelagh | December 10, 2006 07:08 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about Tasha.

Posted by: Elizabeth K | December 10, 2006 07:26 PM

So very sorry. My father had to let his old mutt go last week and it's just an awful thing to have happen at a truly hideous time of year. I'm so sorry. I hope she went without too much pain.

Posted by: Kizz | December 10, 2006 07:29 PM

I read your blog all the time, I never comment, but... I am so sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy.

Posted by: meleahrebeccah | December 10, 2006 07:36 PM

oh no! i'm so sorry about your little Tasha :(
(((((((hugs))))))))

Posted by: Dai | December 10, 2006 07:50 PM

My deepest sympathies. There are no words to express my sorrow.

Posted by: Linda | December 10, 2006 08:08 PM

Dogs are such a great blessing. I'm so sorry for the sudden loss of one of yours.

Posted by: Sara | December 10, 2006 08:12 PM

Doxie I am so very, very sorry for your loss. I will remember you and your family in my prayers tonight.

Posted by: Stefanie | December 10, 2006 08:12 PM

leigh i am so sorry, i am crying for and tasha right now. make sure dukay gives you lots of hugs.

Posted by: Katie | December 10, 2006 08:24 PM

So sorry... I'll give my puppy dog a few extra smooches tonight in memory of Tasha...
Love to you all.

Posted by: KK | December 10, 2006 08:30 PM

I am so sorry to hear about Tasha. Give your 3 doggies extra hugs from me.

Posted by: Julie | December 10, 2006 08:41 PM

I will give Loki Puppy some extra ear tugs and kisses.

Hugs to you

Posted by: dee | December 10, 2006 08:50 PM

Leigh,

I just wanted to add my condolences to all the others here. I'm very sorry for your loss.

Laurie

Posted by: Laurie | December 10, 2006 09:13 PM

Sorry to hear about Tasha. :(

I know you love your little weiners so much, give the rest extra long hugs!

Take care!
Brent

Posted by: psichron | December 10, 2006 09:21 PM

You and your furkids always make me laugh, and now knowing you lost one makes me cry. I give you nothing but love and condolances while huggin my own weens tight.

Posted by: Cori | December 10, 2006 09:23 PM

delurking. I am so sorry that Tasha passed onto the Rainbow Bridge. But I am SURE that she is happy and playing with all of the under dogs that have crossed over before her. AGain, so sorry.

Posted by: alfredsmom | December 10, 2006 09:24 PM

I am so sorry. I know how hard it is to lose a dog. Know that she will be waiting for you someday and even though she is gone, she will always be with you.

Tana

Posted by: Tana | December 10, 2006 09:31 PM

I'm so very sorry.

Posted by: Betsy | December 10, 2006 09:32 PM

I'm so sorry.

Posted by: Tiffany | December 10, 2006 09:46 PM

Oh my word....I'm so sorry. Losing a doxie is a fate worse than anything. I'd hug you if I could, but just know that I'll be praying for you. I hope this helps, and again, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll be lighting a candle for little Tasha tonight.
*hugs*
-Alison

Posted by: Alison | December 10, 2006 09:51 PM

Oh no. You've occasionally made me cry out of sheer laughter... but I honestly shed a tear as I caught up on your last 3 posts. I can't imagine how difficult and traumatic this may be for you and the other pups. I thought I was going to lost my doxie a few months ago, and it was just terrible.

Just know that there are hundreds of us out here thinking of Tasha, you, your family and the doggies.

Posted by: kristachio | December 10, 2006 09:54 PM

Another delurking to tell you that Sam, the cat who owns my house sends you and the herd a quiet kitty hug...even though he thinks Bo is scary. That's how sorry he is for all of you...

Posted by: Susan | December 10, 2006 09:55 PM

I am delurking to add my condolences and those of my two pups. We are so very sorry.

Posted by: AH | December 10, 2006 09:56 PM

Oh Leigh, I'm so sorry to hear of Tasha's passing. I remember when my lil dog (a pug, named Sasha) was in a bubble, and I'm so sad your ending wasn't happy like ours. I gave Sasha a million or so extra kisses in Tasha's honour. Could you please email me the link to the weiner rescue you support? I'd like to throw a few dollars their way in memorium of Tasha.

Posted by: Lisa | December 10, 2006 10:15 PM

I too am delurking after several months of laughing my ass off at your antics with the dogs to express my condolences and, believe it or not, my cat too, would like to express his, as I am showing him all sorts of affection knowing that everybody's time is short. We are very sorry for your loss and hope things will be back to "as close to normal as it ever gets there" for you soon.

Posted by: Mrs. H | December 10, 2006 10:19 PM

I'm so, so sorry about Tasha. I hope she's up in doggie heaven humping the biggest, fluffiest pillow ever made.

Posted by: Jules | December 10, 2006 10:29 PM

Miss Doxie,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm giving my Daisly Mae some extra lovin' right now in Tasha's memory.

usually a devoted lurker but felt I had to de-lurk to send some peaceful vibes your way.

Posted by: jane Vigliotti | December 10, 2006 10:34 PM

Oh, Miss Doxie, I am so very sorry. I will say some prayers for Tasha tonight that she is snooogly and snuggly in her new place.

Posted by: Cara | December 10, 2006 10:43 PM

I have said a prayer for your sweet Tasha...and it was for her to have a big warm bed to sleep in, other doxies to play with, and all the thongs she could ever want to chew on.

I am so sorry.

Posted by: a horrible warning | December 10, 2006 10:46 PM

I'm so sorry. You and your herd are in my prayers.

Posted by: Sue | December 10, 2006 11:01 PM

I'm so sorry. Losing a fur-baby is so hard.

Posted by: Janet | December 10, 2006 11:20 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. I'm snuggling with my pets in her memory.

Posted by: Karen | December 10, 2006 11:20 PM

I'm so very sorry for your loss of Tasha. A friend of mine and I read your blog all the time and if one of us sees you've posted a new entry we always let the other know. She told me yesterday about Tasha being sick and I thought "that's sad - but of course pneumonia is curable, I'm sure she'll be fine." I couldn't believe it when she called me this morning to tell me Tasha didn't make it.

I am so very, very sorry. We lost our dog Alice last year to a very aggressive form of cancer and she was gone within two weeks of the symptoms showing up - and we were in shock, and grieved all summer. I can only imagine the pain and grief you are suffering after Tasha was fine one day and gone the next. It's so inconceivable. Please know you are in my thoughts and that we all know the pain of losing a furry family member...

Posted by: Mauigirl52 | December 10, 2006 11:29 PM

Oh my God. My heart goes out to you and all your pups! I recently lost my cat of 18 years and it's just the worst thing ever. I am so sorry for what you're going through! I'm giving my puppy extra treats and snuggles for Tasha.

Posted by: barnmouse | December 10, 2006 11:31 PM

I am so so so so sorry Doxie and Dukay and Doxie Family and all who loved Tasha...and are missing her soooooooo much right now. I am so sad. When someone dies there are just no words, only sadness and missing. Love you all of you.

Posted by: ubergirlelijah | December 10, 2006 11:56 PM

Oh, man. I'm so sorry to hear that. My heart breaks for y'all. God speed to Tasha, and good thoughts and prayers to you and yours.

Posted by: Jessica | December 10, 2006 11:58 PM

Oh no... I'm so sorry. Poor pup, and poor you. At least you were with her - that's the most any of us can ever do at the end.

Take care,

June

Posted by: JunieB | December 11, 2006 12:04 AM

I'm so sorry.

May you recieve comfort in knowing that the thoughts and prayers of your friends, family and fellow dachshund lovers who are complete strangers are with you now.

Posted by: Floria | December 11, 2006 01:03 AM

I'm so sorry, Miss Doxie! I know that it's never easy to lose a weiner!

Posted by: Schatie | December 11, 2006 01:35 AM

How very sad! I am so, so sorry. Ahh..can't type. There's something in my eyes!

Posted by: Gary | December 11, 2006 01:55 AM

This is a heckuva time to de-lurk, but I just have to tell you how sorry I am. I hope it helps a little to know how many people care. Cause we do.
So very sorry.

Posted by: tinker | December 11, 2006 02:12 AM

I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire Doxie family.

Posted by: Magicman | December 11, 2006 03:18 AM

Ahhhhh....Leigh, Dukay...so sad. They just never, ever live long enough, no matter the time. A thousand apologies (not that they help) and virtual hugs from a girl, a boy and two very sweet, dog-ish cats. Again, don't worry about the list, the site, the blog...anything right now.

Posted by: Meepers | December 11, 2006 03:27 AM

Leigh I am so so sorry to hear that. Losing one of the family is always so hard. My thoughts are with you guys.

Posted by: sharla | December 11, 2006 03:47 AM

I'm so sorry to hear about Tasha. I'll give my babies extra kisses for her tonight. They may not be doxies, but they'll understand just the same. And we'll all think good thoughts for you and Dukay and the rest of the Miss Doxie clan.

Posted by: ysabelkid | December 11, 2006 04:02 AM

Delurking from the other side of the world (Singapore) to say how sorry I am.

You've made me laugh time and time again with your posts. I hope the time will come soon when your heart can smile again.

So sorry for your loss.

Posted by: snugpug | December 11, 2006 05:07 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. {{{{HUGS}}}}

Posted by: Momcat | December 11, 2006 06:36 AM

My deepest sympathy to you and your doxie family. Thank you for sharing and I hope that you find comfort in the thoughts and well wishes of your readers.

Posted by: Jules | December 11, 2006 07:44 AM

I have no words..

Know that the critters both human and animal at the Copz household send lots of *hugs*

Posted by: copzgirl | December 11, 2006 07:45 AM

Doxie,

So sorry for you loss. I'm sure she's happy in Dachshund heaven where there are plenty of sofa cushions to hump and all the mud she could ever want to play in.

Take Care
Brad

Posted by: Brad | December 11, 2006 07:57 AM

So sorry. Losing a pet sucks.

Posted by: Tonja | December 11, 2006 08:04 AM

Oh no...
I am so very sorry. The suddenness of it all must make it sting even more.
Try to take comfort in the fact that you gave her a wonderful life and she loved you.

Posted by: jive turkey | December 11, 2006 08:35 AM

I am so sorry Doxie - I hope you, Dukay and the other dogs are doing okay.

Posted by: Northern_Southerner | December 11, 2006 08:40 AM

I'm so sorry! Tears are in my eyes for you.

Posted by: Fairly Odd Mother | December 11, 2006 08:40 AM

Hugs and kisses from me and my doxies to you and yours. I hate it that ya'll are all going through such a sad time.

Posted by: Kackie | December 11, 2006 08:48 AM

Oh Ms. Doxie, my heart goes out to you.

Posted by: carmen | December 11, 2006 08:48 AM

Oh, damn. I am so sorry. Going through this with our family dog now, too, and it just sucks. So sorry!

Posted by: Sarah | December 11, 2006 08:48 AM

Leigh & Dukay..........So sorry to read about Tasha!
Sending thoughts and prayers your way.

JP
and the doxie girls, Libby & Jilly

Posted by: Judy | December 11, 2006 08:51 AM

I'm so, so sorry.

Posted by: Floyd | December 11, 2006 08:52 AM

I am so sorry to hear about Miss Tasha. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by: Jill | December 11, 2006 08:54 AM

Doxie,
I'm a little late on this, but I love all of your dogs, and have been a reader since forever ago, and I am so, so sad about this.
Many hugs to you and yours.

Posted by: Danielle | December 11, 2006 08:54 AM

My fiance and I have made a donation to the Daschund Rescue of North America in Tasha's name. We thought perhaps it would be something both you and she would appreciate most. Thank you for sharing and our deepest condolences.

Posted by: Casey | December 11, 2006 08:55 AM

Hates Crying at work like Bo....

I'm so sorry.

Posted by: Mrs.MGA | December 11, 2006 08:59 AM

Many, many prayers for you, your family, your dogs, and your beautiful angel, Tasha.

Posted by: Luck O' the Irish | December 11, 2006 08:59 AM

Thanks to your stories and pictures, Tasha made many, many people happy. You gave her a great life, I'm so sorry she was taken away too soon. My condolences to you and your family.

Posted by: Suz | December 11, 2006 09:17 AM

I am so, so sorry. We lost my parents' beloved sweet doggie a little over a month ago in sudden, scary, traumatic emergency-vet circumstances, and it still hurts. Our hearts go out to you -- especially since a post on your site led us to the canine rescue where we got our own big oaf of a dog. We'll be thinking about you and giving extra hugs to any dogs we see.

Posted by: Jenny | December 11, 2006 09:19 AM

I am so very sorry for your loss. I, too, will light a candle in her memory tonight and hug Punkin and Albert the Wonderpug extra tight.

Last week I ordered the pink and brown girly wiener from your website to give to my niece. I will tell my niece that her name is Tasha.

Posted by: janeygirl | December 11, 2006 09:21 AM

I am so very sorry.

Posted by: mrsatroxi | December 11, 2006 09:22 AM

Oh Leigh, I am so sorry...lots of hugs to you and the boys!

Posted by: Monica | December 11, 2006 09:28 AM

I am so terribly sorry to hear this! My heart breaks for you all. I will be keeping you in my thoughts.

Posted by: Laura | December 11, 2006 09:33 AM

I am so sorry sweetie. I couldn't imagine losing a beloved pup. My thoughts are with you, Dukay and the 3 brothers.

Posted by: kami | December 11, 2006 09:33 AM

I am so sorry sweetie. I couldn't imagine losing a beloved pup. My thoughts are with you, Dukay and the 3 brothers.

Posted by: kami | December 11, 2006 09:34 AM

I'm also comming out of lurking to say I'm so very sorry. I'll give my doxie girls an extra hug tonight for you. We'll say a doxie prayer for y'all.

Posted by: Andi S. | December 11, 2006 09:37 AM

Oh Doxie, there are no words to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. This made me think of a forward I received when I lost my Great Dane a couple of years ago...

"Being a veterinarian, I was called to examine a 10 yr old Irish Wolfhound named Belker.

The dog's owners, Ron, wife Lisa, & their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker & they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker & found he was dying of cancer. I told the family there were no miracles left for Belker, & offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron & Lisa told me they thought it would be good for their 4 yr old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away. The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion.

We sat together for a while after Belker's death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, "I know why."

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation.

He said, "People are born so they can learn how to live a good life~like loving everybody all the time & being nice, right?"
He continued, "Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long."

Posted by: WAN | December 11, 2006 09:48 AM

Poor Tasha. Poor family of Tasha. My thoughts are with you, I'm so sorry to hear this.

Posted by: Meegan | December 11, 2006 09:58 AM

Oh Leigh. I'm so sorry. I'm still not fully over the sudden death of my beloved cat three years ago. Even with others in the house, it's just not the same.

This just sucks. Farewell Miss Tasha.

Hang in there. *sniff* so sad.

Posted by: Beachgal | December 11, 2006 10:02 AM

Oh my gosh! How very sad...so sorry to hear this. :(

Posted by: Leslie | December 11, 2006 10:05 AM

I am so sorry, this is awful, I'll be keeping you and the crew in my thoughts. -hugs-

Posted by: Brandy | December 11, 2006 10:05 AM

I'm so sorry.

Posted by: Jess | December 11, 2006 10:06 AM

I am so sorry. I wish things had turned out differently for Tasha. My thoughts are with y'all, and I'll snuggle my doxies extra tight tonight when I get home.

Posted by: Kate | December 11, 2006 10:10 AM

Leigh I'm so so sorry.

Posted by: Amber | December 11, 2006 10:14 AM

I'm so terribly sorry.

Posted by: Lioslith | December 11, 2006 10:14 AM

Oh, sugar. I feel like we ought to run down there with some casseroles and fried chicken for y'all. So sad. Sweet, fortunate puppy.

Kisses to y'all. We send up prayers for comfort and healing.

Posted by: grandefille | December 11, 2006 10:29 AM

I'm so sorry - hugs and kisses to you and the weiners. I have furry babies, too, and this is the toughest. XOXO

Posted by: JessieX | December 11, 2006 10:40 AM

Oh this is terrible. I'm so sorry for your loss. I know just how terrible it can be too. Hugs from the blogging world.

Posted by: Becky F. | December 11, 2006 10:51 AM

Like everyone else who, through reading your blog, feels like they are really there, seeing you and your doggies, I'm so sorry to hear of Tasha leaving you for doggie heaven. My Dexi-doo and I sends our hugs and licks . Take care of yourselves.

Posted by: vicki | December 11, 2006 10:53 AM

Like everyone else who, through reading your blog, feels like they are really there, seeing you and your doggies, I'm so sorry to hear of Tasha leaving you for doggie heaven. My Dexi-doo and I sends our hugs--me and licks--her, cause I don't know you *that* well, but she would want to just love you and not pay attention to protocol. Take care of yourselves.

Posted by: vicki | December 11, 2006 10:54 AM

Like everyone else who, through reading your blog, feels like they are really there, seeing you and your doggies, I'm so sorry to hear of Tasha leaving you for doggie heaven. My Dexi-doo and I send our hugs--me and licks--her, cause I don't know you *that* well, but she would want to just love you and not pay attention to protocol. Take care of yourselves.

Posted by: vicki | December 11, 2006 10:54 AM

I am so very sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Vicki | December 11, 2006 10:56 AM

Charlie, Porter and I love reading your blog and we just want to say how so very sorry we are about the passing of sweet little Tasha.

Posted by: Jen | December 11, 2006 11:05 AM

I am so, so sorry. Lots of hugs and doggie kisses from our family to yours,

Peyton (and Katie and Gandolph the doggies).

Posted by: Peyton | December 11, 2006 11:05 AM

Oh poor poor Tasha! This is so sad and I'm so very sorry you have to go through this right now. You're in my prayers.

Posted by: Marriage-101 | December 11, 2006 11:05 AM

Oh, Leigh. I am so so so sorry! I know how awful and terrible this is, especially when it was such a shock.

I send you big big hugs and as usual, a big case of virtual wine. And shoes! Lots of shoes!

Take care, hug those doggies.
XOXOX, Em

Posted by: Em | December 11, 2006 11:11 AM

I can't imagine that you'll actually have a chance to read all of these comments, but I just want to say that I am so, so sorry about Tasha. My heart is breaking for you. I can't imagine losing one of my pups.

I hope that you, Dukay, and the other little doxies feel better soon, and you'll always have the memory of your little girl.

I'm squeezing my dogs tightly tonight. (But not too tightly, since that would defeat the purpose...)

Posted by: Angela | December 11, 2006 11:23 AM

So sorry to hear about Tasha... at least she didn't seem to suffer for very long. She'll always be remembered as the only dog who responded to the command "Show us your tits!"

Posted by: Werbie | December 11, 2006 11:28 AM

I am so sorry.

Posted by: Marissa | December 11, 2006 11:30 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine losing my little guy.

Posted by: Danielle | December 11, 2006 11:33 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. I lost mine to a back injury last year and I still morn his passing..

Posted by: Heather | December 11, 2006 11:42 AM

Leigh,
I am so very sorry to hear about your girl. I have lost my share of pets and it never gets any easier. We are all thinking of you and share in your loss because of the wonderful stories you've told here about Tasha and the rest of the Doxies.

Posted by: 2hounds | December 11, 2006 11:45 AM

Only thing I've said before is when I sent you some fanmail a while back.

Just... adding my condolences for your loss. There's nothing to be said, but still, I'm so sorry.

Posted by: Cameron | December 11, 2006 11:50 AM

I am so sorry for your terrible loss. I will be thinking about your family today.

Posted by: Emilie | December 11, 2006 11:53 AM

Really sorry. That's awful, so sudden. Am so sorry.

Posted by: onlyconnect | December 11, 2006 11:54 AM

I'm so sorry, Doxie. I've been reading for a while and have enjoyed your adventures so much. I'll be thinking of you...

Posted by: Marla | December 11, 2006 11:59 AM

I am so sorry! :(

Posted by: jonelle | December 11, 2006 11:59 AM

MissDoxie, I am really sorry about Tasha. I hope you start healing soon. XO

Posted by: culotte | December 11, 2006 12:00 PM

Oh, I'm so very sorry.

Posted by: Susan | December 11, 2006 12:01 PM

Leigh,

I am so, so sorry to hear about Tasha. I lost my very first dog (a v. bad beagle) earlier this year and I can't believe how much it still hurts. I'm glad you got to be with her, for your sake and for hers. I'm sure she knew you were with her. You and Dukay and your family, and especially the other doxies are in my thoughts. Tasha is breathing well in Doxie heaven, and probably eating mashed potatoes in bed or rolling in mud or getting into some other kind of doxie mischief right now.

Hang in there. I am so very sorry.

Posted by: Gretchen | December 11, 2006 12:01 PM

I'm so sorry for the loss of Tasha. I can really feel for you. A few years ago our beloved little doxie puppy, Ava, was killed in a car accident(airbag). My sister cried for weeks...we were inconsolable. It took the love of a new Doxie, Sadie, to finally heal us.

I know it has to be tough right now. Give and get extra love from Bo, Gimmme, Pugsley, & Dukay...a dog is the hardest thing to lose because they never did anything but love you.

:(

Posted by: Circe | December 11, 2006 12:02 PM

Oh, no. I'm so sorry. Losing a pet is one of the hardest things. :(

Posted by: Melissa | December 11, 2006 12:05 PM

Sitting at work, sniffing and adding my condolences to the list...so sorry. Hugs to you, Dukay, & your 3 doxies.

I'll be giving Socks & Sissy extra treats & hugs tonight...

Take care.

Posted by: ishouldbeworking | December 11, 2006 12:08 PM

Leigh,
Please know that my heart aches, for your loss. I am soo sorry, the thought of loosing Auzzie or Spike - (my own doxies) scares me, we love our babies so much - they are children, so I know how you must be feeling.

I am very glad you got some closure by getting the chance to let her know how special and loved she was, I know she was just comforted by just being with you. We will think of you and Tasha aas we snuggle a little tighter tonight.

Lots of love, and doggie licks.
Spike, Auzzie and Jen

Posted by: Jennifer | December 11, 2006 12:09 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about Miss Tasha. Our doggies are members of the family, and I know how painful this can be.

Take care of yourself and the other puppies - we're all thinking about you.

Posted by: Emily | December 11, 2006 12:27 PM

Oh, I am so sorry to hear that. My condolences to you and your family.

Posted by: lisal | December 11, 2006 12:32 PM

Oh wow. I did not expect that when I logged on, this morning. I am so, so sorry to hear about Tasha, Miss Doxie. That's so sad. I'll be thinking of you, too. I'm really sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Cat | December 11, 2006 12:32 PM

Delurking to say that my thoughts are with you--losing a pet is a specific and peculiar kind of pain, deep and awful.

Love and hugs from all of us here (even the cats) to all of you there.

Posted by: Erin | December 11, 2006 12:33 PM

I am so sorry about your sweet Tasha. My heart hurts so much for you. After reading of her passing, I spent some quality time with my little doxies, Franklin and Winston. Take care of yourself and your boys (all of them). :)

Posted by: J. Paul | December 11, 2006 12:39 PM

Oh, man. I'm so sorry to hear this, Leigh.

Posted by: Trance | December 11, 2006 12:42 PM

Leigh, I am so sorry about Tasha. It is good you could be with her. I feel so bad for you.

Posted by: Chris | December 11, 2006 12:48 PM

I'm sorry to read this.

No doubt she knows she is loved.

Posted by: wlotus | December 11, 2006 12:49 PM

Sorry to hear about Tasha -- and so unexpected. I feel for you, been through it...

Posted by: Angela | December 11, 2006 12:51 PM

Oh. I'm so sorry.

Posted by: jag | December 11, 2006 12:56 PM

I am so sorry. I don't know what I'd do if we lost either of our pups. They definitely get extra hugs and kisses tonight.

Posted by: lesli | December 11, 2006 01:07 PM

Leigh, I'm so sorry for your loss. We're thinking about you.

Posted by: Danielle | December 11, 2006 01:09 PM

So sorry to hear about your dog passing. My basset died about twelve months ago, and it's just a terrible experience.

Posted by: Jeff | December 11, 2006 01:11 PM

I'm so terribly sorry to hear about Tasha. Thinking about you .....

Posted by: Ruth | December 11, 2006 01:18 PM

Oh no! I'm so very, very sorry. Thinking of you.

Posted by: Amy | December 11, 2006 01:23 PM

I'm so sorry. I just let out a very audible, "Oh no!" at work. I send my condolences as do my co-workers. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Madame Pocklock | December 11, 2006 01:32 PM

So sorry Leigh - much love and hugs for you.

Posted by: Rebecca | December 11, 2006 01:33 PM

Oh, I'm so terribly sorry. :-(

Posted by: Gypsy | December 11, 2006 01:34 PM

I've been out of town since Friday & just heard about your sad, sad news. So sorry about Tasha. I know just how difficult a loss like this can be. Please accept my condolences.

Posted by: Shawnee | December 11, 2006 01:40 PM

Oh, sweetheart. I'm so so sorry. I hope you're doing ok and my thoughts are with you.

Posted by: Elissa | December 11, 2006 01:50 PM

I'm devastated to hear about your girl Tasha. Thank you for sharing her with us through your stories. I'm glad you got to say good bye - that's so important. My heart is with you and your family during this time. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
Lee Anne and the Four Weens

Posted by: Lee Anne | December 11, 2006 01:50 PM

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Take care.

Posted by: Stephanie K | December 11, 2006 01:56 PM

This is the saddest thing. I am so very sorry for you guys.

Posted by: Ashley | December 11, 2006 01:59 PM

I'm so terribly sorry and my thoughts are with you.

Posted by: Andy | December 11, 2006 02:00 PM

I lost my dog of 15 years a couple months back and I know I'm sorry just doesn't cover it. I hope Tasha finds Bogus in Doggy Heaven. You're in my thoughts.

Posted by: Laura Blocker | December 11, 2006 02:01 PM

What devastating news. I am so grateful to have "known" Tasha through your site and am deeply saddened by your loss. Lots of kisses to the boys, take care of each other.

Posted by: Mandy | December 11, 2006 02:04 PM

Leigh, I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Dee | December 11, 2006 02:08 PM

Leigh,
My heart hurts for you and your wee band of Doxies. We send you lots of love and snuggle with your kids in bed tonight with a plate of mashed potatoes.

Posted by: Diane | December 11, 2006 02:09 PM

I'm so sorry, Miss Doxie! I have lost a kitty so I know what you're going through. Take comfort in the memories of Tasha and in your three other babies.

Posted by: Leeny | December 11, 2006 02:13 PM

So sorry for the loss of Tasha- it is always hard to lose a pet.

Posted by: Jen-Again | December 11, 2006 02:16 PM

Oh, Leigh. I know how much it sucks. Do know that there's a beloved evil beagle up there eager to share mischief techniques with Tasha. Take care.

Posted by: Emily | December 11, 2006 02:20 PM

I'm so, so sorry.

Posted by: Cori | December 11, 2006 02:20 PM

I'm so sorry Miss Doxie. That just breaks my heart.. My Griffin is the World to me and I can only imagine losing him so suddenly. You are in my thoughts and prayers, and I'm going to go home and hug Griffin until he paws me away.

Posted by: Sabine | December 11, 2006 02:22 PM

Delurking to tell you that I can't imagine how hard this is and that my own dog loss rang a little bit louder as I read about Tasha. There are so many of us grieving with you and hoping for warm memories for you and the boys during Christmas.

The last time I lost a beloved Dachshund my mom and I laid around in bed together for a few days and only decided to get out of it when we realized that the walls were in serious need of repainting. So that's what we did; we pretended like the pain could be covered up by a really ugly shade of yellow and hoped for the best. It didn't really work. Hope you have plenty of time to just sit and snuggle up to your other little brown squirmies and El Dukay.

Posted by: TamariskTree | December 11, 2006 02:23 PM

So so sorry - I hope you're doing okay, and I'm thinking of you.

Posted by: Chryseis | December 11, 2006 02:41 PM

I had to de-lurk to tell you how very sorry I am. So, so, so very sorry.

Posted by: ginningellie | December 11, 2006 02:45 PM

I also had to de-lurk to say how sorry I am...I doubt you'll read this but we've lost a couple recently, one to lung cancer, which we found out about AFTER she passed away (thanks, loyal vet)...you're in my prayers.

Posted by: LindzML | December 11, 2006 02:48 PM

Oh Leigh I'm cryng for you. All my best wishes to you, hang in there. You have a friend (you've never met) in Pennsylvania.

Posted by: Theresa | December 11, 2006 02:57 PM

I'm so, so sorry. Poor tiny brown weiner.

But I'm so glad you were able to say goodbye. I lost my dog late this summer; I relate.

Is the rest of the brown gang OK?

Posted by: Kymba | December 11, 2006 03:07 PM

I'm so very sorry. My thoughts are with you.

Posted by: Corey | December 11, 2006 03:11 PM

I'm late on this, but I'm so sad for you......

Posted by: Kim | December 11, 2006 03:13 PM

Big love to you and your pups. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Emily | December 11, 2006 03:15 PM

Keep your head up. It's hard, but you'll get through it. Unfortunately, you are not the only one I know who's had a fluffy family loss recently. My sister lost her golden retriever son, my parents lost their fluffy son, and my brother's girlfriends pup is gone, too. All within a span of 2 weeks. I'm taking it as a reminder to give my fluff kids as much love as I can while I have them. Hang in there!

Posted by: Dirka | December 11, 2006 03:23 PM

Oh, honey. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Such a shock. We're all crying with you out here. I hope the memories of the joy she brought us all will give you peace.

Posted by: Lawyerish | December 11, 2006 03:27 PM

I am so, so sorry, Leigh. Thoughts with you and Dukay.

Posted by: Polichick | December 11, 2006 03:27 PM

I love my pets; I'm sorry to hear about Tasha. Big hugs to you and yours.

Posted by: lissa | December 11, 2006 03:34 PM

Oh no. I'm so sorry. :(

Posted by: Noelle | December 11, 2006 03:37 PM

Oh no. I am so sorry. Furkid losses just break my heart since I lost my own sweet boy nearly two years ago. You & yours are in my thoughts & prayers.

*wags* & *wet-nose kisses* from my puppy to yours.

Posted by: Ann | December 11, 2006 03:41 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Leslie | December 11, 2006 03:42 PM

Leigh,
So, so, so sorry. Beautiful Tasha doggie. I know you and the other pups will miss her terribly.

Posted by: Hannah | December 11, 2006 03:46 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about wee Tasha. Really hard to take, losing one of your "doggie kids". My thoughts are with you all.

Posted by: Darcia | December 11, 2006 04:16 PM

I know you will probably never read all the way down to this, but I just have to let you know that I am so sorry...I hope just knowing that there are so many people that care about you and you dogs (complete strangers!) will make you feel a tiny bit better. Hang in there!

Posted by: parp! | December 11, 2006 04:27 PM

Hugs and sympathy to you and Dukay. I'm glad you got to be with her. I just lost my cat last weekend...being a pet parent never has a happy ending. I'm sorry for your loss and thinking of you.

Posted by: snarkalupagus | December 11, 2006 04:33 PM

God bless - I'm so sorry.

Posted by: Heather | December 11, 2006 04:38 PM

We lost our beloved Lyle,Lyle Croccodile this week to liver failure. I hope Crockie and Tasha can be buddies in doggie heaven. We will name our stuffed doxie "Tasha" when it arrives in her honor. Love from Elvis, Ringo, EmmyLou, Bonnie Blue, JerryLee and Marley. ( a gang-o-shelties)

Posted by: Mom2Elvis | December 11, 2006 04:38 PM

Delurking to say my thoughts are with you guys.

Posted by: TB | December 11, 2006 04:43 PM

This made me teary eyed, at work... I'm so sorry for your loss. My dog and I are planning to share a bottle of red and a plate of cookies (her more with the cookies, me more with the wine) in Tasha's honor tonight. We are thinking about you in Seattle. Take care.

Posted by: Deborah | December 11, 2006 04:44 PM

Leigh, I am so sorry. I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes for poor Tasha. ((((hugs)))) to you.

Posted by: Vichy | December 11, 2006 04:48 PM

Oh, I'm so sorry. Lots of e-hugs for you.

Posted by: MizH | December 11, 2006 04:55 PM

I am so sorry. We just had a bad time with one of our dogs who spent some time in the pet ICU and we didn't think she was going to make it. This time we got lucky, but I've lost dogs before and I know how awful it is.

But you know what happens when really good pets die? They get to go to dog heaven and hump St. Peter's sofa cushions. Plus they get all the shoes and underpants they can chew.

Posted by: tammy | December 11, 2006 04:58 PM

Miss Doxie, Dukay, and kids,
My heart goes out to you guys for your loss. I have only been reading for a few months but all of you have brought so much laughter to me, and now I am equally saddened to hear about Tasha. Our family lost a beloved canine kid earlier this year and it still pains me when I think about her. Love and doggie kisses to you all.

Posted by: PupLover | December 11, 2006 04:59 PM

To Doxie, Dukay and the Weiner Team... so very, very sorry for your loss of the lovely Tasha. My thoughts are with you all.

Posted by: Lucy | December 11, 2006 05:04 PM

so sorry for your loss

Posted by: Ness | December 11, 2006 05:07 PM

Oh, Doxie, I am so sorry to hear about Tasha. My heart is broken for you. Love and prayers to you and the boys from me and my boys (Roscoe and Leo).

Posted by: Leesavee | December 11, 2006 05:18 PM

I am typing this with tears in my eyes. I am so very heart sick to hear about your loss. Nothing is worse than losing a faithful companion. My favorite dog quote goes something like this: A dog's only real fault is that their life is too short. Sending out heart-healing doggie kisses from our pack of furbabies to yours.

Posted by: Anne | December 11, 2006 05:29 PM

I am so sorry. I am just so glad you could be with her at the end. My heart aches for you and the rest of your doxies. Much love and hugs to you.

Mimi

Posted by: Hello Mimi | December 11, 2006 05:31 PM

Oh Miss Doxie, I am so sorry. My heart hurts for you and your furry family. Sending love and happy thoughts from me and Evan as well as the min-pin, kitties and Dairyland Doxie Mafia.(((Leigh)))

Posted by: Melissa | December 11, 2006 05:34 PM

Leigh and family,
I am very sorry for your loss of little Tasha. Please be comforted by the fact Tasha knew she was very much loved and that you were there with her. I work in Dachshund Rescue (Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue) and I know that there are so many that pass on to the Bridge, not knowing true love.
May God Bless you and your family!!

Posted by: Kelly | December 11, 2006 05:35 PM

Miss Doxie, I am SO sorry about sweet Tasha. I didn't even know her and I'll miss her. Sending cyber hugs and prayers your way.

Melissa O in NYC

Posted by: Melissa Ortiz | December 11, 2006 05:36 PM

I've been a very humored lurker (you always crack me up!... I have to be careful when reading at work *grin*) and never have posted before.

I just wanted to write & tell you how sorry I am to you & your pups. My Doxie thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

Posted by: CamelotDoxies | December 11, 2006 05:55 PM

This is sposed to be a funny blog -- not sposed to make me cry in the middle of office hours.

So sorry for Tasha, and for you. Just a sad and horrible thing...

Posted by: Steve | December 11, 2006 06:04 PM

Nothing more to say than what everyone else has said.. I know you probably can't be consoled Leigh, but we're all thinking of you. My heart is never so broken as when I've lost a pet.. I'm sitting here imagining you over your little baby girl and it breaks my heart. I know you have lots of love from your friends and family - and of course your readers - and I hope that helps get you thru. My sincerest condolences honey!

Posted by: Angel | December 11, 2006 06:18 PM

Oh no, I'm so sorry. You and all your other sweet pups are in my thoughts and prayers. I went through a rough time this year and your site has been such a bright thing in my life. I hope that all the comfort you have given to others comes back to you at this time and judging from the amount of comments, I bet is has.

Know that Tash is running around in heaven and having the time of her life. She was lucky to have such a great mom while she was here.

Posted by: Mel | December 11, 2006 06:20 PM

Sending love and light to you all, wishing you peace. I'll be holding my girls a little longer, hugging them a little tighter, tonight.

Posted by: oregoncoastgirl | December 11, 2006 06:28 PM

Long time lurker who loves reading about your crazy pups. I am so sorry.

Posted by: Stacy | December 11, 2006 06:39 PM

Tasha. What a LIFE she had with you!! :-)!! She loved not every minute...but probably every SECOND of it with you.

Am I sad for you, of course. (Been there done that..but that's me..not you...harder when it's you and not me! I don't want to do it anytime again soon, ok? ) But...what she had here with you was worth it! ABSOLUTELY worth it! I'll bet she is very aware of that.

Morn, yes!! Tasha earned/deserves it.

Get another little booger that will make you crazy and want to scream that you will love (and that will love you) without question...um...yes. What else would you do?

Good job Miss Doxie...you are awesome. And, did Tasha very proud.

Tasha....rest well...and, um, ok...maybe recover a little! And, as you know, you had/have one of the best doggie moms ever!

Sincerely..

Savesanimals

Posted by: savesanimals | December 11, 2006 06:57 PM

oh leigh. i'm so so sorry to hear this. big hugs to you and yours.

Posted by: minnie | December 11, 2006 07:02 PM

dog heaven just got another friend - i'm sure she's thrilled to be running around with all the other dogs up there.

(hugs)

Posted by: laura | December 11, 2006 07:14 PM

Turtledog and I are so sorry. We'll be thinking of you.

Posted by: Betsy | December 11, 2006 07:19 PM

Leigh, I'm so sorry. I'm crying tears for Tasha here in my office and I'm saying a prayer for you. I can't imagine losing one of my dogs so unexpectedly.

*crying, STILL*

Posted by: melati | December 11, 2006 07:19 PM

I'm so, so sorry. Many good thoughts are headed your family's way.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 11, 2006 07:49 PM

Oh, Leigh, I am so so sorry. I guess that's the deal we make when we get pets - they are so amazing, such a pure source of love, but we never have them in our lives as long as we want. It's just so sad, and so painful.

I'm glad Tasha had you for her whole life, and especially at the end.

I'm sorry.

Posted by: Vaguely Urban | December 11, 2006 08:07 PM

I sent a request to my Shadow, Checkers & Pennygirl asking them to make her feel welcome (and to show her where all the good bones are buried). Much love and many prayers for you all.

Posted by: clahnamom | December 11, 2006 08:08 PM

My condolences on your loss, Miss Doxie. That little dog knows she was loved and we know that she had a great life with you. That's what matters...how they had it while they were here and I feel confident in saying that you did an oustanding job of loving that dog.

Posted by: Serenity | December 11, 2006 08:09 PM

Oh, Miss Doxie, I'm just so sorry. You poor, poor thing.

Posted by: Nothing But Bonfires | December 11, 2006 08:11 PM

Delurking like so many others to add my condolences to your loss. Tasha was a good dog.

Posted by: kinkyprude | December 11, 2006 08:15 PM

I have to delurk and let you know that I send my sympathies to you and your pack. I will give my Maggie a million extra hugs and kisses tonight.

Posted by: bluewahini | December 11, 2006 08:27 PM

Oh honey, I'm so, so sorry. Hugs to all of you.

Posted by: Beer | December 11, 2006 08:31 PM

Oh Miss Doxie, I know that I can't say anything that everyone above hasn't said yet but I'm so sorry. It's always hard to lose a pet; they're just like family members. You obviously have a great network of family, friends, supporters and doxies though. Best wishes and lots of hugs.

Posted by: Pixie | December 11, 2006 08:35 PM

Oh, Miss Doxie. I'm so sorry.

Posted by: Ky | December 11, 2006 08:55 PM

Oh, Miss Doxie. I'm so sorry.

Posted by: Ky | December 11, 2006 08:56 PM

Oh, Leigh! De-lurking here to say how awfully sorry I am for you and your family. I've been reading only for a few months, but I feel like I know you.

You and your family (two- and four-footed) are in my prayers tonight. Sending you love from Austin.

((((((((hugs)))))))))))

Posted by: Rachel May | December 11, 2006 08:56 PM

I was shocked to read that Tasha passed away so suddenly; it made me cry. Condolences to you and your family.

Posted by: Allyson | December 11, 2006 09:05 PM

i'm so, so very sorry. lots of love from baltimore (three beagles).

Posted by: jennifer | December 11, 2006 09:25 PM

So sorry to hear about Tasha, Miss Doxie. All the best.

Posted by: chelene | December 11, 2006 09:31 PM

Miss Doxie, you showed such strength and courage to be there for her in the end by holding her and making her feel safe. All dogs deserve to have a mom like you.

My sympathies to you in this sad, sad time.

Posted by: Jenn | December 11, 2006 09:42 PM

Me and the poodle crew sent our condolences. We'll snuggle a little closer together tonight in her memory.

Posted by: Mary | December 11, 2006 09:52 PM

i am so very sorry. you all are in our thoughts & prayers.

Posted by: dsc | December 11, 2006 09:53 PM

oh, Miss Doxie! My thoughts are with you and your pups. It's so hard to lose someone you love.

Posted by: Sarah | December 11, 2006 09:54 PM

I am so sorry to hear about your tasha loss. You and your doxie clan are in my thoughts.

Posted by: Lili | December 11, 2006 09:59 PM

So sorry for your loss! Doxie earth is the poorer for her passing, but Doxie heaven is the richer now that she has been welcomed there. Love and doggie kisses from Dante and Beatrice to you.

Posted by: Sparrow | December 11, 2006 10:05 PM

I'm so so sorry.

Posted by: arubagirl | December 11, 2006 10:13 PM

p.s. Just made a donation to Dachshund Rescue of North America in Tasha's memory. Hope it helps you feel a teensy bit better to know that some little doxie out there is going to be helped in Tasha's honor.

Posted by: Vaguely Urban | December 11, 2006 10:24 PM

I'm delurking to send you virtual hugs and many condolences on the passing of your dear girl. As a fellow dog lover and dog owner I can only imagine how you're feeling. My labs and I are thinking about you tonight.

Posted by: Mrs. Chicky | December 11, 2006 10:32 PM

Oh I'm so very very sorry!

So sad. Virtual hug for you and pats for your pups.

Posted by: J. | December 11, 2006 10:37 PM

Holy shit Dox. So fucking sorry. It's especially hard when it happenes so fast huh! Love you girl. Thinking of you.

Posted by: Bethany Coffey | December 11, 2006 10:40 PM

I am so so sorry. Isn't it amazing how one little doggie (well, four little doggies) could touch so many lives? What a lucky woman you are.

Posted by: Debra | December 11, 2006 10:48 PM

I'm so sorry! I don't know what I'd do if I lost one of my babies now! :( {{{hugs}}}

Posted by: Jacquie | December 11, 2006 11:17 PM

I don't know what to say except that my heart is broken for you and your family, canine and human. Take care.

Posted by: Jamie | December 11, 2006 11:27 PM

Damn, Doxie, 442 condolences...we are with you..looking forward to meeting Tasha in the Sausage Fields one day with my extended canine family.

Posted by: madeleine | December 12, 2006 12:30 AM

I'm so sorry. I'm glad you got to be there for Tasha at the end. I've been there when animals have passed, we had to put our poodle down and then I was with a friend who had to put her parrot down. We hated doing it, but I am really glad I was there for both situations. Anyway I'm really sorry and I wish you well. Take care Miss Doxie.

Posted by: SarahMoluccan | December 12, 2006 01:12 AM

I've been checking in since I read the horrible news the other day and posted my condolences to you and your family. In reading some of the other comments, I thought that donating to the Dachshund Rescue of North America in sweet Tasha's memory was a wonderful idea - so I have made a donation as well. Take care!

Posted by: Ivie | December 12, 2006 01:14 AM

I'm just a loyal lurker that loves your page. I am so very sorry about your sweet girl. I love my furry family members more than humanly possible, so I cannot fathom your pain. May God hold your sweet girl and bring you peace.

Posted by: Jen | December 12, 2006 01:30 AM

I'm so sorry. xoxo

Posted by: New Jan Brady | December 12, 2006 01:47 AM

I'm so so sorry.

Posted by: Jessie | December 12, 2006 02:16 AM

My dear Miss D: I came here for laughter and I find myself in tears. Please accept my sympathy for the loss of your lovely Tasha-baby. I can't imagine you would ever have time to read all the comments here, but the sheer number of them must give you some idea of the many lives you and your Dachshunds have touched and brightened. I plan to add Tasha's name along with my angel Beatrice to my donation to the Arizona Humane Society, so her memory can help others. May the Goddess bless you and your dear Tasha until you are together again forever. Blessed be.
Sharon and Ginger

Posted by: Sharon | December 12, 2006 03:59 AM

(hugs) I am so sorry, Miss Doxie. You, El Dukay, and Tasha will be in my thoughts for a good long while.

As soon as I get home from this house-sitting job, I'm gonna give my Simon extra snuggles on your behalf.


= just someone whose depression you ended several times.

Posted by: Multi-Facets | December 12, 2006 05:19 AM

Leigh -
Diane & I both cried and hugged our "baby" hard for Tasha. Our deepest condolences. But she had a wonderful life due to the love you and Dukay shower on her and the rest of the crew. We should all be so loved.

Matt & Diane

Posted by: Mattt & Diane | December 12, 2006 09:08 AM

Oh Leigh. I just put in your website to read the latest of the goings on in your life and read about Tasha. I am SO very sorry. As a doxie addict myself I know that nothing can truly comfort you right now...but you and the doxie gang are in our thoughts and prayers...and a candle is lit to guide Tasha to the Rainbow Bridge!

Posted by: DoxieAddict | December 12, 2006 09:46 AM

I am so very sorry. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I come here everyday to read and laugh and I never comment. This just breaks my heart and I had to let you know that you and your babies are in my thoughts.

Posted by: broom | December 12, 2006 10:16 AM

I'm so sorry about Tasha. We lost our Sasha this time last year, so I can imagine exactly how you and Dukay are feeling. Give the rest of the babies a kiss for us.

Posted by: CLD | December 12, 2006 10:24 AM

Oh, Leigh. I am so sorry.

Posted by: Ky | December 12, 2006 10:30 AM

I'm sorry. It is so hard to lose a dog.

Posted by: bad penguin | December 12, 2006 10:38 AM

Oh, Miss Doxie, I am so sorry.

Posted by: Suzy | December 12, 2006 10:47 AM

Tasha was a lucky little pup. I am so extremely heart broken for you and your family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Lauren | December 12, 2006 10:50 AM

Oh, I'm so sorry, Miss Doxie! My thoughts are with you.

Posted by: Annie | December 12, 2006 10:52 AM

OMIGOD that is so horrible, Miss Doxie! My heart is absolutely breaking for you. I'm so glad you were able to be with her to the end. But it's still so very very sad - especially this close to Christmas!

My heart is with you and your family during this sad time.

Posted by: Gayle Miller | December 12, 2006 11:02 AM

So sorry to hear about Tasha, Leigh. I hope you know the interweb loves you and will miss Tasha too.

*hugs*

Posted by: Miss Sunni | December 12, 2006 11:02 AM

Miss Doxie,

I am so so so sorry. It's so hard when our puppies leave us, and they take a piece of us when they go.
Hang in there, and know that you and your family are loved.
E.

Posted by: Erin | December 12, 2006 11:09 AM

I've been reading (and laughing) for years without posting...but I couldn't not say something now.

Hugs and my condolences to you and Dukay and the rest of the doxie-clan...who I'm sure are all missing her as well.

Posted by: Rebecca | December 12, 2006 11:10 AM

all i can say is oh my gosh. i just has a similar incident on thanksgiving with my little girl chow mix. she was diagnosed with cancer and we had to put her to sleep at just under 8 years old. i totally had flash backs to us in the hospital. my sympathies are with you and dukay right now. i can relate to how hard this is! i am so sorry!!! i too have been laughing at you and your doxie stories for a while, and could not go on without extending my condolences. again, so sorry!

Posted by: somer | December 12, 2006 11:28 AM

That's terrible news. And so sudden as well. I'm really sorry for your loss. :(

Posted by: faliq | December 12, 2006 12:01 PM

Hi Miss Doxie,

This is the first time I've been to your site. I was directed there by my friend, Maya, over at Chocklate.blogspot.com.

Just wanted to say how sorry I am about you losing Tasha. Being a dog person myself (I have a deaf Dalmatian and a Border Collie mutt) I am very attached to my doggies and even the thought of losing one of them is horrible. When I was a teenager my parents had to put my dog down due to her being very old and full of tumors. It was very emotional and still upsets me. So, I am very very sorry for you and what you're going through. : ( At least you know that Tasha had a good life and was well loved.

Take care,
Chiada

Posted by: Chiada | December 12, 2006 12:05 PM

So, so sorry Miss Doxie. I'll give my little boo extra kisses and squeezes tonight.

Posted by: Camille | December 12, 2006 12:19 PM

I'm so sorry about your Tasha. I'm sure she was comforted by having you with her.

Posted by: Joanna | December 12, 2006 12:25 PM

Leigh, I'm so sorry to hear about Tasha. My mother in law has doxies and I keep threatening to steal them because they are such awesome little dogs. I'm glad Tasha got to have a good home and lots of love with you.

Posted by: Melinda | December 12, 2006 12:40 PM

So sorry Miss Doxie :(

Posted by: Liza | December 12, 2006 12:55 PM

I'm sorry.

Posted by: Fraulein N | December 12, 2006 01:01 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss!

Posted by: Sarah | December 12, 2006 01:19 PM

"Grief - the pain now is part of the happiness then. That's the deal." -C.S. Lewis-

This quote has always helped me during times of grief. It reminds me that my pain honors the love that existed. Take care, Leigh.

Posted by: Susan | December 12, 2006 01:23 PM

Oh no. Tasha will be greatly missed. Take care.

Posted by: Brittney | December 12, 2006 01:28 PM

(crying at work)
Oh, God, Leigh. Words cannot express my sincere sympathy for your loss of that beautiful spirit, Tasha. My Mia sends you as many nose licks as you would like and says she will come over and hump your couch for you any time.
Daffy

Posted by: DaffytheDachshund | December 12, 2006 01:37 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll be thinking of you and the rest of your weiners.

Posted by: Jenni | December 12, 2006 01:39 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll be thinking of you and the rest of your weiners.

Posted by: Jenni | December 12, 2006 01:40 PM

I am so sorry. Think of how much love Tasha's given to the world through all your postings. Quite an accomplishment for such a tiny weiner!

Posted by: abby | December 12, 2006 01:49 PM

Miss Doxie...
I am very sorry to hear of Tasha's passing...I cannot imagine what you are going through, but my prayers are with you...will go home and hug and kiss my dog in memory of Tasha!!

Posted by: Barb | December 12, 2006 02:17 PM

Leigh, I am so, so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Posted by: Heather | December 12, 2006 02:32 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. It is so heartbreaking to lose a pet.

Posted by: Krista | December 12, 2006 03:27 PM

I'm SO sorry for your loss. No matter how sudden, or how expected, losing a family member ( and that's what pets are ) is one of the hardest things to go through. I lost my Lady when I was 18, we had had her all my life. I still to this day tear up when I think of that day. Going home tonight and giving my Buddy an extra long hug and some hot dogs...a fav. treat.

Posted by: KaraMia | December 12, 2006 03:33 PM

Julie the Wiener Dawg, The Amazing Hep Cat, and the kittens Dido and Chloe got extra lovins last night because I read about Tasha.

My wife and I are so sorry for your loss. Tasha was a good girl.

WF

Posted by: Wes F. in North Adams | December 12, 2006 03:50 PM

My heart goes out to you and your family. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Stefanie | December 12, 2006 03:58 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Whether expected or not, this is the toughest thing to go through. I hope you find comfort in knowing she is safe and well and running free at the Bridge. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Posted by: Barb | December 12, 2006 04:36 PM

Another lurker saying, I am SO sorry. So appreicative of your blog and humor and sharing. Wiping my tears at work and planning to go home and give special lap time to my dogbabies in honor of Tasha.
Alicia in WA

Posted by: Alicia | December 12, 2006 04:36 PM

I just sent you an email with out even reading your posting- it seems that timing is crazy... I TOTALLY understnad your loss. and I can only say it will get better ... slowly- I was the owner or I should say mother of two fur babies- a pit bull mixed with a whipet and a springer mixed with somethign... well sunday night my pitbull mix bolted out into the street(we have the electric fence- and we checked his colar was working) and he was hit by a car- he died instantly and I have been a TOTAL wreck since-- all I can say is I am sorry for your loss... and I really do understand how sad you must be :-(

Posted by: heather | December 12, 2006 04:46 PM

This must be so hard for you. I know how sad losing a loved pet can be. My thoughts are with you.

Posted by: Liz | December 12, 2006 05:41 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts will be with you and lots of kisses given to my dogs tonight in Tasha's honor.

Posted by: Carrie | December 12, 2006 05:48 PM

I'm so sorry, Leigh. Lots of love to you, Bo, Gimmme, and Pugsley.

Posted by: Kiki | December 12, 2006 06:33 PM

Miss Doxie, I am so sorry for your loss. I have lost 2 little Weens over the years and the pain is just devastating. I wish you and your family the very best and I will keep Tasha in my thoughts.

Posted by: Amanda | December 12, 2006 06:35 PM

All my sympathies, Leigh.
I've been there with my family before. Stoopy, Duke, Marble (a week before my wedding), and my Mom (week before grad).
There are no true words of comfort.
Spend your holiday time loving all of your family, and allowing them to love you too.
Gather them around you like a warm blanket and let it all flow. You will all meet again. And run through the mud, and eat mashed potatoes, and snuggle with a glass lifted on the dog-owned couch.
All my love,
Christa

1st time comment- love your writing.
Good Yule

Posted by: whitewingedcat | December 12, 2006 07:08 PM

Miss Doxie,

Another longtime reader delurking to say I am so, so sorry. I lost my Boston Terrier Tiger over a year ago and I'm still so sad without him.

Sending you good thoughts, I know this is a terrible time for all of you.

Posted by: Watson | December 12, 2006 07:09 PM

Oh no, I am so so sorry for your loss! I've read so much about your dogs that I almost feel like I know them and, consquently, I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes.

Again, my condolences...

Posted by: Allyson | December 12, 2006 07:20 PM

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss of Tasha... I am glad you were able to be with her at the end. She knew just how much you loved her... and I am sorry that I am late to the condolences...

Posted by: Sami | December 12, 2006 07:46 PM

Oh Leigh, I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. It had to have been such a comfort to her to have you there petting her little head and loving her. I know how hard it is. Hang in there sweetie.

Posted by: Sara | December 12, 2006 08:16 PM

What a shock, I was completely caught off guard. Can't imagine how hard it must be for you all. My thoughts are with you.
Take care

Posted by: Barbi | December 12, 2006 08:17 PM

Miss Doxie,
Have enjoyed your wit and humor, especially in the doggie world, so right on with your stories concerning poop, pee, and living in the world of multiple doggies. You have a huge following. Owner of 4 mismatched poop makers myself. So incredibly sad to hear of Tasha's passing and unexpectedly so. Huge tears came to me because I have a dog on the way out and the hurt that we feel when we lose a pup is big. Some people don't understand, but that is because they have not been loved unconditionally by a dog like you and so many of your readers have. Squeeze Bo's neck for me - he reminds me of my "fat Bobby with the bad attitude" Cairn Terrier. With love, Jeanie

Posted by: Jeanie Snyder | December 12, 2006 08:32 PM

Dear Miss Doxie!

I have been an avid 'lurker' for almost a year. I just had to 'come out' to let you know how very sad I am for you. As a previous dachshund owner (sadly our little Lisa passed away last year ...http://www.flickr.com/photos/pamandelke/sets/72157594398511869/) I can totally empathize with your situation.

I've totally enjoyed your blog! You make me laugh on a daily basis and I thank you very much for that! And then to read of your sad loss just made me cry. I'm so sorry...

My heart goes out to you & Dukay and all the little weiners. I'm sending you lots of warm and encouraging thoughts over the miles from Vancouver, Canada.

Posted by: Pam | December 12, 2006 08:47 PM

:-( Sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Jay | December 12, 2006 08:58 PM

I'm so, so sorry. Saying goodbye is so hard. You and the rest of the family, two and four-footed, are in my thoughts.

Posted by: Julie | December 12, 2006 09:14 PM

I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by: sandra | December 12, 2006 09:26 PM

You and yours are in our thoughts here in Virginia. Hugs to the Doxie family. So long Tasha....

Posted by: another megan | December 12, 2006 10:08 PM

I can only send you my best wishes and deepest sympathies. One of my co-workers is a mini-doxie breeder and through her I have come to love the little darlings.

Posted by: Miz | December 12, 2006 10:25 PM

Oh, honey...I am so sorry. This shocked me right out of my state of long-time lurk. You are in my thoughts. I know how much this sucks and that nothing can make it better. Give lots of love to your other babies and they will help you get through this. Look at all the comments and know that you and Tasha have touched so many lives and that everyone here is thinking of you. My deepest sympathies.

Posted by: Lindy | December 12, 2006 10:37 PM

Another lurker popping in to say how sorry I am about your Tasha. I'm glad you were able to be with her and comfort her in the end.

Posted by: Carla | December 12, 2006 11:24 PM

Dear, dear Miss Doxie. I, like the hundreds of others, am so sorry for your loss. Know that death won't break the bond between you and Tasha. Also know that you are held in a hug all around the world. Please take care of yourself and the boys.

Tasha, rest in peace.

Posted by: Sarah | December 13, 2006 02:43 AM

Oh Miss Doxie, I am so sorry! I remember all to well how gut wrenching this is.

Thinking of you all,

Mieneke

Posted by: Mieneke | December 13, 2006 03:18 AM

I'm so sorry ... give the other three some extra hugs and kisses!

Posted by: Carol | December 13, 2006 06:51 AM

I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. I'll go and give my three doggies extra kisses.

Rest in Peace Tasha.

Posted by: Scarlett Cyn | December 13, 2006 08:33 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm glad you were able to be there with her.

Posted by: Carole | December 13, 2006 08:55 AM

Blue Hound and I send our deepest condolensces.

What would I do without you?
My precious, furry friend?
Part mischief, but all blessings,
And faithful to the end.

You look at me with eyes of love,
You never hold a grudge,
You think I'm far too wonderful,
To criticize or judge.

It seems your greatest joy in life
is being close to me...
I think God knew how comforting
your warm, soft fur would be.

I know you think you're human,
but I'm glad it isn't true...
The world would be a nicer place
if folks were more like you!

A few short years are all we have,
one day we'll have to part...
But you my pet, will always have
a place within my heart.

Posted by: Jules | December 13, 2006 09:09 AM

Miss Doxie, I am so sorry for your loss. Love to the entire Doxie family.

Posted by: Shelly | December 13, 2006 09:50 AM

Words cannot express my grief at your loss. We're all here for you.

Posted by: Maggie105 | December 13, 2006 09:58 AM

I am so sorry for your loss.
Rest in Peace Tasha, you gave us joy.

Posted by: meddy | December 13, 2006 11:42 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine the grief of losing such a close friend.

Posted by: strawandberries | December 13, 2006 12:41 PM

From OscarsDadChris, Oscar, and me, please accept our deepest sympathies. I read your blog regularly and share your stories with OscarsDadChris and my little man Oscar. Tonight I will go home with this sad news. Oscar will fold his puppy paws tonight and we will say puppy prayers for Miss Tasha.

Having lost two dogs in my 30 years, I know your grief. Surround yourself with loved ones (esp. those with four feet) and take time to be sad...it's OK to be sad.

Hugs to you...

Posted by: OscarsMomBeth | December 13, 2006 12:59 PM

Oh that's just so sad. I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm going to squeeze my Bailey extra hard tonight and send warm thoughts to Tasha. And Bailey will pray with all the doggie love in her heart. Again, I'm so sorry.

Posted by: carly | December 13, 2006 01:35 PM

Oh, Miss Doxie. I'm so, so sorry. What a horrible thing to have happen. There's nothing I can say, other than I know how you feel and I hope you feel better in a reasonable amount of time. "Soon", in my experience, is not likely. Hugs to you and yours.

Posted by: Tory | December 13, 2006 01:39 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about Tasha. That is just terrible terrible news.

Posted by: Katie Carman | December 13, 2006 02:31 PM

Oh I'm so sorry! My heart is just breaking for you. Give all your doggies a little extra love for me.

Posted by: Muffy | December 13, 2006 02:36 PM

I just came across your blog and have enjoyed reading in it. I am so sorry about your loss. One of your commenters said there is nothing worse than the loss of a dog. Perhaps this is true, unless it is the loss of a cat. Either way, the wonderful companions of our lives, the animals we love, are a terrible loss when they go. I have two cats (Mike and Smokey) and a golden retriever (ruby), and I have lived long enough now to have gone through the death of many pets. One died in my arms at the vet, one in my bed between my husband and me. This is the thing about our animals. When we take them on, we KNOW we are going to live longer than they do, but we try to pretend they will live forever. Smokey is geriatric now, still healthy. But I am preparing myself: I know it will not be that many years before I will have to bury him with Ciocio and Heidi and ... Well, I have to go cry now. I'll shed some sympathy tears for Tasha too.
Be well.

Posted by: healingmagichands | December 13, 2006 02:41 PM

Hugs, kisses, and prayers from our Danes, Derby and Laney.

Posted by: PhoenixHearse | December 13, 2006 03:09 PM

Oh Miss Doxie.....I am an avid 'I am being paid to work but must get my Ms. Doxie fix' reader. I shed a tear for you and your loss today. I too have doxies and understand what a special bond we humans have with our doxie friends. My heart really goes out to you. Just try to love your other little ones a bit more in dear Tasha's memory.....

Posted by: Jesidav | December 13, 2006 03:21 PM

I'm so sorry. Damon (my GSD) and I send you many puppy cuddles.

Posted by: Aimes | December 13, 2006 03:30 PM

I'm so sorry about Tasha. *hugs*

I'm gonna give my long haired dachshund puppy extra extra hugs tonight in her memory.

Posted by: Beverly | December 13, 2006 03:43 PM

So so sorry. ::hugs::

Posted by: Aimee | December 13, 2006 04:07 PM

Would probably never de-lurked, but had to for this. So, so sorry.

Posted by: Liz | December 13, 2006 04:10 PM

I am so sorry. Reading about Tasha's pneumonia made me sick to my stomach, as our little pug had a bout with it about six weeks ago. Luckily he came through OK, but it's a reminder how sick they can get so quickly, and I am so sorry that you lost her. Take care of yourself and the rest of the pack, and we'll be sure to give our little guy some extra hugs tonight.

Posted by: Hillary | December 13, 2006 04:42 PM

I'm a lurker, but I wanted to say how sorry I am. My thoughts are with you.

Posted by: Tori | December 13, 2006 04:59 PM

My weiner dog, Stuie & I read you everyday (well I read while he takes full advantage of my distraction and humps the cats or eats tissues from the garbage can and then is all "oh what? I thought you were reading...") and our hearts go out to you. I'm so sorry about Tasha. My thoughts are with you.

Posted by: Jolie | December 13, 2006 05:10 PM

Good lord, how did that happen so fast? I am so, so, so sorry. It's always hard to lose a beloved pet but especially hard when it happens so fast. Poor little Tasha.

Posted by: victoria | December 13, 2006 05:51 PM

Another lurker and avid reader.

I'm so sorry about your girl Tasha. I was just admiring how pretty her picture was on ShopDoxie.
My thoughts are with you.

Posted by: momofdom | December 13, 2006 06:30 PM

OH YEAH!, I thought. A new post! OH NO! I thought, when I saw the subject. I am really, really sorry for your loss.

Posted by: VeeBeeWhy? | December 13, 2006 06:30 PM

I seriously tear up every time I think about this. I'm so sorry.

Posted by: Erin | December 13, 2006 07:26 PM

I'm also another lurker and avid reader who lost a pooch awhile back. I don't have kids, but losing my Annie was like losing my right arm :( I was excited to see a new entry from you and then in the next instant, sad...so very sad to hear about Tasha.

Posted by: nejb1 | December 13, 2006 07:30 PM

I am soooo sorry to hear about your loss. If she had to go, I am glad she went quickly and with much less misery than my little 16 week old girl went through. I worked feverishly for 4 days, day and night, to try to save her. She struggled with every breath she took, I often wondered if I was being cruel by not putting her out of her misery. I had a slight bit of hope that she would pull through. Jasmine did much like Miss Doxie Tasha did. She was playing fine one day and the next day I noticed her laying around and not wanting to get up and play with the rest of the puppers. I could tell she did not feel well and her temp was up over 103. We started aggressive measures immediately, however, it was much to no avail. She left us Saturday night. My heart is heavy for you and your loss.

Posted by: Beckie | December 13, 2006 08:35 PM

Oh, I am so, so sorry -- what a terrible shock this must be for you. My thoughts and empathy go out to you, El Dukay, Bo, Gimmme, and Pugsley, and my kitties Mischief and Ciara send purrs and headbutts.

Posted by: Sunkitten | December 13, 2006 08:52 PM

My heart goes out to you. I have been through this more times than I like to remember and it never gets easier. It is the price we pay for the privilege of sharing their lives.

Posted by: Rich | December 13, 2006 11:27 PM

Delurked to give my sympathies. Our dog (my first-ever) is 13 years going on about 5 millenia and that's bad enough. I'm not looking forward to The Day and I'm sorry to hear about Tasha. They take so little and give so much.....

Posted by: Karl | December 14, 2006 02:39 AM

Miss Doxie, I am so sorry, this breaks my heart every time I open up your page in my favorites and read it again. Please know there are lots of people thinking about you and Dukay and sending good vibes your way.

Posted by: Deb | December 14, 2006 08:49 AM

Had been away so just read your news. A million dachshie hugs from mine to you and yours from the UK, as so very sorry to hear what happened. All our love from the Foxkerry gang

Posted by: Kerry | December 14, 2006 10:33 AM

Miss Doxie, I am so sorry to read about Tasha. Hugs to you and all the other puppies.

Posted by: Annie | December 14, 2006 10:37 AM

Oh Leigh, I am so sorry about Tasha. Much love to you and the rest of the pack and so much sorrow for your loss.

Posted by: suzanna danna | December 14, 2006 11:43 AM

My heart goes out to you. I'm so sorry

Posted by: Judy | December 14, 2006 12:12 PM

My sincerest, deepest condolences on Tasha's passing. Know that she had a good life with you and loved every minute she spent with you. Lord Byron said it best:

Near this Spot
are deposited the Remains of one
who possessed Beauty without Vanity,
Strength without Insolence,
Courage without Ferosity,
and all the Virtues of Man without his Vices.

Best wishes to you and all your family.

Posted by: DoxieFan | December 14, 2006 01:09 PM

Like the others, I am so sorry. I have my own little wiener dog, I know their love. I'm sorry you lost that.

Posted by: Lindsey | December 14, 2006 02:10 PM

I'll light a candle for Miss Tasha tonight. Thank you for giving her a fabulous life where she new she was loved and cherished!

Posted by: Beth | December 14, 2006 02:43 PM

My sincerest condolences.

Posted by: PirateWes | December 14, 2006 07:09 PM

I, too, am adding late to this incredible list of condolonces for your heartache and loss.

However, I must let you know that after reading Bo's biography on ShopDoxie.com, and then looking at his picture, then rereading his litany of felonies, I laughed the hell out of my tears. Truly, Bo's Most Wanted poster fit his police file perfectly :)

Enjoy your babies and love them as I am sure you will.

Posted by: Vickie | December 14, 2006 09:48 PM

i am yet another lurker coming out to say how truly sorry i am . . . i lost my first dog over two years ago. he was seventeen. it's the worst thing in the world- but getting to love a special dog is the best thing in the world and worth all the pain.

it's comforting to think that now, across the rainbow bridge, my Binky has a new, fun playmate. a famous one, no less. :)

i really am so, so sorry.

Posted by: rennie | December 14, 2006 10:34 PM

I am so sorry to read this. Your follow-up post was so eloquent and beautiful and hopeful. God bless.

Posted by: Dawn | December 16, 2006 09:32 AM

I'm so sorry. There are very few things in life that hurt as much as losing a pet. I'll be thinking about you.

Posted by: Megan | December 18, 2006 10:03 AM

You are in my thoughts and those of the many, many people whose lives you brighten.

Some people think dogs don't go to heaven, but I bet she's sitting on Jesus' lap right now.

Posted by: Martha Jean | December 18, 2006 02:50 PM

I was so excited to see you had updated three times since I had been on. Then I read what happened. My heart sank, and I had to cuddle my precious Billy who is in my lap a little closer, and blow kisses to my other baby Tommy who is on the floor, for Tasha. Please know my thoughts are with you and yours.

Posted by: courtney | December 19, 2006 06:46 PM

This is terrible...I am very sorry. I'm sure she knows she was loved very much.

Posted by: morgan | December 21, 2006 10:11 AM

I am so sorry Miss Doxie. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Big hugs girl.... Big hugs to the rest of the Miss Doxie family both 4 legged and 2.

Posted by: Jolene | December 27, 2006 08:02 PM

Oh Leigh, I'm so sorry.

Posted by: Tippy | December 28, 2006 12:16 PM

Am so sorry to hear about your loss

Posted by: Egg | January 1, 2007 06:17 AM

Oh, Doxie, I'm so sorry. (I'm just catching up on my blog reading.) Much love to you and the pups as you mourn her loss.

Posted by: Jamila | January 1, 2007 01:53 PM

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