1994 to July 10, 2009
Tango was one of a kind! It is hard to know how or
where he came by his skills and his personality. We
rescued Tango from the animal shelter in early 2000 where
the vet had estimated his age at 6 years. He came to
us as an instinctive predator, much less selective than the
other English Setters we've known. He was just as
happy finding varmints as he was finding birds.
Squirrels were a great delight, but porcupines
and skunks would
do in a pinch. He loved snow, mud, sand, and the shade
beneath a tree.
Tango was a stickler for rules. Whenever another dog
engaged in an "improper behavior" Tango would let the dog know
of his disapproval, and would alert his humans to correct the
errant dog. And he was so soft around puppies; we still
have a mental image of Tango jumping up on the dog couch and
barking to keep toddler puppies from getting any closer to him.
Tango lived a wonderful life, certainly for the near 10 years he
shared with us. He was a great pleasure to be around and
we miss him, but know that he has ended up in a place where
porcupines don't have needles, skunks smell like pot roast, and
a new bone lies around every corner.