August saw the passing of another of Hudson's great dogs: Skye, whose full name was Morgan Skye Gryphon of Avalon. Skye was the original spotty dog who inspired the name and posed for the sign and logo of The Spotty Dog Books & Ale. The bookstore now has a tribute to Skye on its website.
Skye was a great beauty and a sought-after model, even in her last days. (Skye was 14½.) Dan Rupe recently painted this portrait of her.
Skye is greatly missed by her human, by her dog companion Gryphon (a.k.a. Deputy Dog Gryphon), and by everyone who enjoyed seeing her spotty self on her regular walks around town.
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