Taffy blessed us with her life and presence for 17.5 years (Spring, 1983 - September 27, 2000). This picture is from several years back when she was still very active. More recently she slept a lot and moved a little slower. Toward the end of her life, she was not the ballplayer she once was, but when she would get out she could still be very frisky. In fact, if we didn't watch closely, she would quickly disappear exploring the neighborhood. Taffy was a schnocker: her father was a schnauzer and her mother a cocker spaniel.