Taz was the best dog in our world. When we got Taz, they said he was a Golden Retriever/German Shepard mix. Well as he started growing, his legs didn’t, and when we took him to the vet, they told us he was a Basset/Lab, the yellow one in the picture. Lol He loved chasing rodents and squirrels at our cabin in Cortez. He loved swimming in lakes and being outdoors. He loved people and other animals. He was a little monster as a pup, but as he grew, he became the most obedient and respectful dog. The neighbors adored him. My daycare children called him grandpa Taz. Taz lost his eyesight and had to have a prosthetic eye, but that didn’t deter him. He still wagged his tail and always had a smile on his face. We called him “Lumpy Lumpers” when he started getting fat masses and again, he still wagged his tail and smiled. He ran into just about everything. When his hearing got weaker, he still wagged and smiled. He tried his hardest to be happy for us. I think he knew that his time was coming when he started to breath heavy and couldn’t get up the stairs or in and out of the doggy door. His tail stopped wagging and the smile was getting harder to see. We then knew that we would have to take the sad walk. He loved our kids, Chris, Colin and Niko. He also loved his animal pals, Missy (whom passed in 2002) Moose, Rizzo, Roxie, Balou, Turbo and Kui and they loved him a lot. He will be truly missed.
The Harper Family