101 Reasons

There are 101 reasons not to have a dog…

but the problem with that is then you don’t have a dog.

One who will…Walk into your heart when he walks in the door (thank you Shirley)


Teach you how to relax…


Make new friends easily… (thanks Hagan, Bailey, Max, Reilly, Ben, Lilly, Honey, Baxter, Casey, & Feebee)


Take you for long walks in the woods…


Do Mick Jagger impressions…


Obsess over sticks…


or logs…


or balls…


Be willing to try an endless list of new things…

Swimming lesson #1

Do “Voltar” impersonations… (thanks Janet)


Remind you again & again not to take yourself too seriously.


& be a constant, gentle companion. (Hi Virginia)


Zackariah Little Bear, our border collie, is gone but we will never forget the love, joy, energy & companionship he brought into our lives. Thank you my beautiful buddy.


This blog is dedicated to the memory of all those beautiful creatures who have graced our lives & gone on before us.  I am trusting that they have welcomed Zack with open arms.  We want to thank the staff at the animal hospital for their compassion & care in the worst circumstances. We also want to send a huge ‘Thank You” with hugs to all our friends, family, neighbors, & even the strangers who stopped to help the other night.  Everyone has been so kind & generous & supportive this past horrible week. We don’t know what we’d have done without you all. We simply love you.

Me…I’m just off.

About Diane

a long time lover of all things aquatic...swimming, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling...if it involves water...I'm in. Add traveling, snowshoeing in the winter, gardening in the spring, & lots of fresh air & sunshine. Blend with cooking, crafting, great friends & my Border Collie Zack. Toss in some sweet beekeeping. Mix in a couple of great books, my camera, clean notebook paper, & a cool pen & you pretty much have a picture of me. My friends tell me I should also add..."once a teacher...always a teacher".
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8 Responses to 101 Reasons

  1. Rena Brooks says:

    So sorry to hear about Zack! Sending you hugs and love from Italy! Rena

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  2. TK says:

    My heart broke when I knew Zack was gone. I know I’ve already sent word ahead to Charlie and Pepper to be ready to find some sticks and ………. be ready to play in the water !!!

  3. Maureen says:

    Zach was beautiful in all ways. He was a 4 legged smile, and a bundle of love. Xoxoxox

  4. susank456 says:

    Great photos and all the reasons why we have dogs.

  5. Meredith says:

    It is so hard to see these pictures of beautiful, energetic, love able Zach. Dogs really are best friends and it takes a long time to to let go. Hopefully someday you can open up your hearts again because you are such great parents. But Zach lives forever for all who knew him.

  6. lm ford says:

    Dear Sweet Diane, Thank you so much for sharing, your love for Zack with all of us, especially me! Thanks for the pictures I didn’t have any, I’ll keep them always. I love you guys lots!!      Pam


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