Tisha had not been too well over the last couple of years. She was diagnosed with immuno-acid syndrome and most recently pancreatic/enzyme issues. I highly suspect this was spiked by giardia a few years ago and perhaps she was pre-disposed to it then escalating into something more serious. We spent many, many weeks over the 2 years hand feeding her, treating her both holistically and conventionally. Tisha kept make an amzing effort to return to normal, she did come back one last time from sickness to running again in harness this past Fall. That was truly a gift of joy and a blessing to see her once again in harness. Tisha never gave less than 100%. A small peanut of a Malamute at only 45lb, but she was a constant 45lb her entire life. This was Tisha..... always predictable, always 100% giving, always committed and always wanting to run and run again... and run some more! In obedience class she was amazing off leash, never leaving my side, always giving me her very best. She WAS really a very unassuming but remarkable little dog. We adopted Tisha at the age of two, she was a wild thing, taking much of my time to convince her that good manners and paying attention would really be fun!! In true Tisha style, she got it and then some....... such a darling dog. Tisha left us on Christmas Eve, December 24th 2009. We miss you!