Tinker, Lamb of Dog

Nancy and Tinker, oil painting by Roger Vincent Jasaitis, copyright 2013, RVJart.com
Nancy and Tinker

We are mourning the loss of our beloved dog Tinker this week. She was a part of our lives for over 15 years. With a big personality, strong willed, and independent, she leaves a big empty space in our hearts. Our pets waggle their way into our hearts and become family members intimate with our daily routines. The each have a sense of self, unique, just as individual as people. They delight in our joys and comfort us when we are sad.

This small tribute to her can never equal the joy that she brought to our life.


Rest in peace Tinker , December 25th, 2000 – August 1st, 2015

aka; Tinker (not bell), The wonder dog (as in “we wonder what breed she is?), The terrierist (saving us from many cats, squirrels and chipmunks… and the occasional bear.), Lamb of Dog ( for how she looked when wet)


Tinker’s special talent was that she would sing along with music, especially flamenco and with accordion accompaniment. Here are some videos of her performing:  Tinker Sing Along, Tinker Sings