October 25, 2002 ~ March 4, 2011
Tasha lived a wonderful life and enjoyed playing with the grandkids and chasing balls. I retired in 2001 and she was my constant companion. Early in 2010 she tore out the ACL in her right rear leg running in an open field chasing who knows what. She recuperated quite well after extensive surgery and still loved to chase balls. She was not feeling quite right on Halloween in 2010 so we took her to the hospital. She was diagnosed with cancer of the spleen and given only a few weeks to live. She was put on medication to ease her pain and steroids. The steroids weakened her muscle tissue and she slowed down quite a bit, but was not in pain. She amazed everyone by lasting as long as she did. However, on March 4th she was chasing a ball in the backyard and tore out the left rear ACL. Due to weakened muscles she was unable to walk and was in extreme pain. It was a joint decision by us and the vet to put her down. Our family cannot say enough about the compassion and tenderness that Dr Striekert has provided to us over the years. Tasha is in a better place, pain free and waiting for us to join her. She now sits on our mantle with Lobo, a mutt she never knew but would have loved. She is survived by her masters, Gail and Mary Sailors of New Braunfels; Her brother and Sister-in-Law, Robert and Aimee; her brother and Sister-in-Law, James and Hollie; her four nieces and nephews, Hayden, Emma, Brighton and Lillie; and her brother William (a Welsh Pembroke Corgi).
All Paws Great and Small Crematory
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX