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RIP Ziggy 1999 - 2016

  • 19 Feb 2016 10:20 AM
    Message # 3832507

    I'm sure that most of the members of the Land Ops Teams Forum have met Ziggy, my Miniature Pinscher.  Ever since I adopted him from the animal shelter in 2009, I've taken him on all of my Jeep trips including all of my Land Ops trips.  Ziggy passed away two weeks ago of chronic kidney failure.  His last Jeep trip was to the Northern California Pow Wow at Hollister Hills.

    In the seven years that I’ve known him, Ziggy has joined me on trips as far north as the North Slope of Alaska, as far south as Cabo San Lucas, and as far east as the Carolinas and Pennsylvania.  We have run dozens of Jeep trails in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and Colorado.  We have hiked to the Teahouse above Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies and to the Wave on the Utah/Arizona border.  I estimate that we have traveled 180,000 miles together.  Now Ziggy has gone to the Rainbow Bridge where he can once again see through both eyes, hear what is around him, and run and play without being bothered by his heart trouble, back trouble or kidney trouble. 



    Here is a link to a slideshow of some of the places that Ziggy and I have visited:


    Rest in peace, Ziggy.  Until we meet again.

    Last modified: 19 Feb 2016 10:30 AM | Russ Chung
  • 20 Feb 2016 6:27 AM
    Reply # 3833910 on 3832507
    Chris Doering (Administrator)

    Russ, I'm really sorry to hear about Ziggy. He was a real trooper for being so little and 17 years old as well. From watching the nice video you put together with him it looks like he really did travel a lot with you. I will never forget the times I woke up and could hear him having discussions "dog dreams" in your tent. I will miss the lucky dog of the day "Friday the 13th" Ziggy...an amazing little dog.

  • 20 Feb 2016 7:09 AM
    Reply # 3833931 on 3832507
    Jim Biram (Administrator)

    Russ, I'm sad to hear about Ziggy's passing and wish you the best. He was such a great companion for you and I know that he will be deeply missed. I'm sure when the time is right, you will find a new friend to be your travel partner.  He truly was a dog with 9 lives.

    Last modified: 20 Feb 2016 11:25 AM | Jim Biram (Administrator)
  • 21 Feb 2016 2:39 PM
    Reply # 3835561 on 3832507
    Chris Doering (Administrator)

    I think perhaps Ziggy might have had more than 9 lives. I think in human years he almost hit 120. Like I said, an amazing little dog.

  • 25 Feb 2016 5:05 PM
    Reply # 3844922 on 3832507

    Sorry for the loss of your favorite traveling companion, Ziggy. You always took really great care of Ziggy and he was a very lucky little guy. Our hearts are with you on Ziggy's passing on to the Rainbow Ridge. 

    Peace & love,

    Greg & Candy Lund 

  • 27 Feb 2016 7:00 PM
    Reply # 3848589 on 3832507

    Sorry to here that Russ,


  • 11 Apr 2016 6:42 PM
    Reply # 3942221 on 3832507

    Ziggy was a neat little character. I will definitely miss his presence during our outings. My condolences to you Russ....

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