RIP: Tiger Lily, a core member of the InMenlo team

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on August 12, 2013

Lily

Some things are personal and this is: Tiger Lily, the King Charles Cavalier spaniel who was key to founding InMenlo, had to be put to sleep a couple of days ago. The 10-year-old dog was suffering from congestive heart failure, and the vet advised that there was “nothing more to do”.

One could ask if there hadn’t been a Tiger Lily, would there be an InMenlo? She was the eager participant in InMenlo founders’ Chris Gulker and Scott Loftesness‘ weekly walks and a frequent dinner guest at the Hubbard/Gulker household. Returning from the walks, Chris and Scott would have coffee. I’d be hurrying off to work, but not without a quick pat on Lily’s head. She’d hop down briefly from her favorite position on Scott’s lap to say hello.

It was after one of those walks that Chris and Scott hatched the idea about a hyperlocal blog about the people, places and organizations of Menlo Park.  (Although to this day, Scott swears it was my idea. Alas, Chris isn’t here to break the tie.)

I join the Loftesness family in mourning the loss of an excellent companion and am grateful that she came into my life, too.

Photo of Tiger Lily by Scott Loftesness

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Chris Rivera August 13, 2013 at 5:52 pm

So sorry to hear about Tiger Lily’s passing. She looked like a very loving dog.
We had to put our Cavalier down due to liver cancer and it was unbearable.
I hope Tiger Lily finds Cosmo in doggie heaven as I think they’d be good playmates. RIP Tiger Lily.

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Scott Loftesness August 13, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Chris, very sorry to hear about Cosmos. Lily lived to be with us and to share our times together. She sure captured our hearts. I’m sure Cosmo did the same!

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