07 April 2008


This handsome guy is big bro Tsamba (CHAHM-ba) whom we lost in 2005 to kidney failure. Today is his birthday/gotcha day (1996 or so). "Tsamba" translates best as "serendipity," but please don't call him that. Don't call him "Lucky" either, for that matter, but the thought makes us laugh. Our blog is named for him.

He was our human's first full German Shepherd Dog and the one responsible for all the cool stuff we do like agility and herding (and even--yuck--obedience). He was adopted from the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.

Run free, Tsamba. Take good care of Buko and Buddy. We'll be thinking of you guys.


wally said...

Tsamba is one handsome fellow! We have to give thanks to the dogs who broke in our apes. We have to constantly work on their training or they forget.


wally said...

P.S. My ma ape was in college in Ioway at that time! She says she's glad someone got something good out of Iowa! (I don't get Nebraskan jokes).

Pippa said...

He looks gorgeous - but mistress has started to cry, and now she's remembering Prince so we are in for a gloomy morning. Maybe Princey will have met them all too.


Jackson, Narra, & Tuchuck said...

Hi, Pippa--sorry your mistress cried. Our human has, too, but don't tell him we told you. At least they know how to value us. :)

Wally, we know your apes know how to value you, too--even when you let off those stink bombs! (Yeah, we heard about the Final Four! :) )


Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

hey buddies,

welcome to www.dogswithblogs.com.au - it is great to meet you and I am sure that you will make lots of new friends here :-)


Pippa said...

Hey you are in!

That has brought a smile to the face of silly mistress. :)


Jackson, Narra, & Tuchuck said...

Silly humans, huh, Pippa? :) We're happy to be on board!


BenTheRotti said...


sniffing over from Pippa's blog to introduce myself .. Tsamba looks absolutely gorgeous.. Mums eyes are leaking a little.

very nice to meet you all,

Ben xxx

Randi said...

Hello - I'm Randi! I'm a girlfriend of both Pippa & Wally Tamale...so naturally I must check out your site & any friend of theirs is a friend of mine! You are all so handsome & beautiful! OH my! I'm gonna link you to my bloggy if that's OK & then I can check in to see what you all are up to!

We lost my dear brother Dublin to kidney disease exactly one year ago...its heartbreaking...but I know Tsamba & Dublin are up at the bridge causing lots of trouble.

Love & Licks,

Turbo the Sibe said...

My Human had a German Shepard before she met us huskies. His name was Hans.

Jackson, Narra, & Tuchuck said...

Thanks for stopping by, Turbo--we really like huskies. We think that our foster bro Boone probably has husky in him.


Anonymous said...

Tsamba is a really handsome boy. ails had tears in her eyes when she finished reading this. All my licks i'm sending to you Tsamba.

take care