Dear family and friends,

All of you no doubt know how over-the-top crazy we are about our dogs, and how much a part of our family they are. Knowing that, you’ll understand how sad we are to report that our boy Grommett passed away last night. His health had been declining for some time, as kidney failure and arthritis took their toll on his big frame. We had an excellent day together, starting with his breakfast of scrambled eggs and pork chops, a slow walk around the block, and a few hours soaking up the beautiful late summer weather at the park. He watched the other dogs play from his perch in the shade of a huge cottonwood tree, sniffed the breeze, and relaxed. He was exhausted after all that, as you might imagine, but wasn’t too tired for a t-bone steak dinner! He recovered some of his old verve when we asked him if he wanted to go to the park, and we were lucky enough to have a video camera present. To see real happiness, visit .

Thanks to all of you who’ve expressed concern about him lately, and followed his progress on this blog. He was one in a million, that boy, and we’ll miss him terribly. We’re not up for phone calls at the moment, promise we’ll reemerge soon. In the meantime, send us your good thoughts, and Grom too as he heads off to his next big adventure.

Linda, Bill and Sadie


My sister just sent this wonderful photo. Grommett was such a special guy who touched many lives in his 12 short years.

Aloha Grommett

Tonight after hearing the news, Alan picked plumeria and strung lei in memory of Grommett. We took Kula and Pikala down to the lake for a picture to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.”