Nashoba’s Life with Us

Nashoba was born on December 24th in Snohomish County, WA in 1999, died in September 20, 2014 in Redwood City, CA. 

The plump, playful and cute Nashoba won our heart immediately when I brought her back from the breeder in February, 2000. She loved to go fetch large branches on the beaches. She also loved to swim even in freezing temperature. I still remember it took only for a few minutes to teach her “paw”. Even though she was obsessed with food as all retrievers are, she never stole food unless it was given to her. She was like born trained. She was also had a sweet demeanor. She loved to lean on us touching a part of her warm body just so slightly. Later on her life, she loved to curl on the floor of the car beside me so that she could look at me.

She dedicated her short life for us, always wagging her tail. When she was excited her tail went in a circular motion.

She was healthy until she reached around 11 to 12 years old when her health slowly deteriorated. Alan took care of her the last chapter of her life in California as both Dylan and Genki were in college and I came back to Seattle after a brief stay in California.

It still makes me sad to think about her passing, but it is comforting to know that she was loved by us all her life.