Desi, Desmond, Doodles, Speedy. My special old guy, with his bung ear, big eyes, worn down teeth (from his past life), beagle like body and puppy face – was loved by everyone who met him. Stubborn – he refused to use the doggy door since day one.

He loved his food, his spot on the couch, and getting in the car to go on walks – or to just sit in the sun at the park. Despite his ACL’s being replaced fairly recently and his mobility curtailed, his enthusiasm never waned, even on his last day, he insisted we go for our stroll around the block.

He died at Alameda East, being kissed and told what a good boy he was. You’re terribly missed Desi and loved for always.